19 Mar 2019

NYMAZ are looking for two Trainee Music Leaders

NYMAZ and Jazz North are looking for two Trainee Music Leaders to assist with Tipping Point’s Sounding Out musicians’ residency at Selby Town Hall, May 2019.

During five days of creative music workshops working with James Mainwaring and his contemporary jazz quartet Tipping Point, young people aged 10-18 will learn about new musical genres, styles and cultures, as well as developing their improvisation techniques and performance skills. Participants will also have the opportunity to perform in concert alongside the professional musicians from Tipping Point, in a concert at Selby Town Hall.

This activity is part of Sounding Out, a project led by NYMAZ, a youth music charity which aims to provide North Yorkshire’s young people with more music opportunities.

NYMAZ and Jazz North are seeking two Trainee Music Leaders to assist with five days of workshops and a concert, alongside James Mainwaring.

If you’re interested in delivering inclusive music outreach activities with children and young people, this is an ideal opportunity to get gain some ‘real-world’ experience, develop new skills, receive mentoring from James Mainwaring, an experienced practitioner, and help inspire tomorrow’s musicians.


• Attending a preparatory meeting with Tipping Point’s James Mainwaring

• Assisting the Tipping Point quartet with delivering five days of creative music workshops, culminating with a final performance

• Engaging with the monitoring and evaluation process


• All activity taking place in April/May 2019
• Up to 5 workshop days, including 29, 30 and 31 May, 10.30am – 3.30pm
• Performance on Friday 31 May, 7-8pm


• £50 per day


Person Specification

SKILLS: Essential

• High level of musicianship: performance, improvisation and composition skills

• Good understanding of different jazz sub-genres

• Excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills

• Ability to relate well to young people, parents/carers and others involved in project delivery

• High levels of commitment, enthusiasm and motivation

• Commitment to the values of community music work

• Willingness to develop new skills and adopt a flexible approach


• Experience of working with children and young people in formal education or non-formal settings

• Experience of collaborative working


• Successful applicants will be required to undertake a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Disclosure and adhere to Safeguarding procedures

To apply for this role, please submit a C.V. with a covering letter, outlining your skills, experience and interest in this role along with links to any supporting audio material to Millie Raw Mackenzie, millie@nymaz.org.uk

Deadline for applications: 5pm, Friday 5 April 2019

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by 12 April.

If you require any further information, please contact millie@nymaz.org.uk.

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