Queen’s Hall Youth Folk Band Leader

Delivery days: Mondays, 4.30 – 5.30pm (during term time plus additional days to be agreed)

Fixed term contract from January – March 2023 with the possibility of an extension. The role will be based at Queen’s Hall Arts in Hexham, Northumberland. The start of the term will be a handover period with the current leader.

Fee: £50 per session, in line with MU workshop rates. This role will be subject to a Disclosures and Barring Service check.

Purpose of Role

As a Youth Folk Band Leader, you will plan and deliver the folk band sessions at Queen’s Hall Arts in Hexham.

Hexham youth folk band is a group of young people learning tunes by ear, then arranging them in to sets they can perform. The aim is for them to write the harmony's/chords etc and then to give them a space to experiment, create, suggest arrangement ideas and try them out. 

We try and arrange for at least one performance opportunity per term so they also get experience with preparing for a concert, playing in front of an audience and taking responsibility for their own part in the ensemble.

Main Duties 

- To plan and deliver weekly term- time sessions with up to 15 young people at each session. There are currently four young people in the group but we are aiming to grow the group, potentially through workshops in schools.

- To be responsible for the register ensuring that all members of the Youth Folk Band have signed in/out of the building.

- Help young people to gain and develop new skills and build confidence in performing.

- Attend all training sessions and understand Queen’s Hall safeguarding and health and safety policies and procedures.

- Ensure compliance at all times with the theatre’s equal opportunities, safeguarding and Health & Safety policies and practices.

- Encourage participants to attend shows at Queen’s Hall and take part in other Queen’s Hall activities.

- To understand and support the mission statement of Queen’s Hall Youth Theatre.

Closing date: Monday 29 January

For more information or to apply, please e-mail Amanda Gould, Engagement and Development Manager.

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