Teaching Fellow B- Head of Singing

University of Surrey - Guildford School of Acting

The University of Surrey is a global university with a world-class research profile and an enterprising spirit. Inventive and forward-thinking, its heritage shows a recurring theme of going its own way, doing things differently – and achieving notable results. The University of Surrey has performed exceptionally in all major league tables for UK universities in the past year. We were incredibly proud to have been named University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016. We are in fourth place in The Guardian University Guide for 2017 and 11th in the Complete University Guide 2017. In this year’s Student Experience Survey, compiled by Times Higher Education (THE), the University of Surrey was ranked fifth nationally.

Guildford School of Acting (GSA) is situated within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and is one of the UK’s leading conservatoires for specialised and intensive vocational training and innovative performance research. Established in 1935, GSA enjoys national and international renown as a leading conservatoire for performer training. We are arguably the world’s leading centre of excellence for musical theatre training. The School has a diverse and vibrant community of performers, performance makers, creative practitioners and technicians graduating from its vocational training and research-led programmes each year.

We are seeking an exceptional individual to join the Department of Musical Theatre as Head of Singing.

The successful candidate will be a dynamic teacher and practitioner who will contribute to the ongoing development of vocational learning, practice and scholarship at GSA. The successful candidate will have demonstrable experience of conservatoire level training and academic management processes. They will have a considerable professional profile either within the performing industry or the conservatoire sector and solid experience in team-leadership and management. They will have excellent knowledge of the training requirements for performers at the highest professional level to develop sustained careers.

The Department of Musical Theatre contains six programmes in Musical Theatre performance: Foundation; BA Musical Theatre; BA Actor Musician; MA Musical Theatre, Musical Theatre Creation within the MA in Creative Practices and Direction and a new two-year MFA in Musical Theatre, which is the first in the UK. It also provides training for programmes within the Department of Acting & Performance.

The Musical Theatre Department’s graduate employment record is unmatched, with alumni in almost every West End musical along with roles in TV, film, national tours and with international alumni performing around the world.

As a new colleague at GSA you will join a thriving creative community, working with inspiring colleagues and students.

For an informal discussion please contact Julian Woolford, Head of Musical Theatre j.woolford@gsa.surrey.ac.uk

For more information and to apply online, please download the further details and click on the 'apply online' button below.

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