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Course Leader, BA (Hons) Musical Theatre

Falmouth University

About the Role

Falmouth Universities ambitious 2030 Strategy, ‘Doing it for Real’, is designed to deliver yet further growth in our student numbers and income through portfolio diversification, innovation, research and commercial ventures. It will establish Falmouth as the market leader for creative industries and entrepreneurship education over the next decade, capitalising on our considerable assets in innovation-led research and business incubation.

To help deliver our 2030 Strategy, we are now looking to recruit a dynamic Course Leader for our new BA (Hons) Musical Theatre.  The post-holder will be responsible to the Subject Head of Theatre & Dance. 

The Academy of Music and Theatre Arts (AMATA) at Falmouth University is a vibrant, entrepreneurial and industry-connected hub for performers, technicians and managers in training. We offer students a contemporary portfolio of cutting-edge programmes, including popular music, acting, theatre, dance, events and artist management, and all aspects of production. We have an international reputation for excellence that attracts some of the world’s top actors, directors, musicians, dancers and students within a professional venue that hosts a year-round public programme.  We’re committed to exploring the world of performance and to empower our students to work and create work in all aspects of the industry.  Our alumni have gone on to industry-leading and award-winning careers.

You will have experience in Musical Theatre directing and/or Musical Directing and/or experience of industry level singing pedagogy within a practical performance training context.  You will also be expected to deliver core curriculum content in contextual performance studies lectures.

As Course Leader you will be responsible for the successful recruitment, development and profile of this new course and will shape and lead the new staff team.  You will lead the preparation and delivery of lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials and will be responsible for rigorous processes of assessment and module management. 

About You

The successful candidate will have comprehensive knowledge and a high level of professional expertise in musical theatre training for the contemporary actor/performer, able to deliver practical skills training in the areas of singing, acting and/or dance, contexts and histories, professional development and devising skills for the contemporary musical theatre performer.  You may also offer additional training expertise in such areas as: musical composition, choreography, performing for screen and digital media and business entrepreneurship and will have strong professional industry connections. 

Excellent communication skills and the commitment to design, lead and deliver an outstanding learning experience for the students is a pre-requisite.  You will contribute to our Outreach and recruitment initiatives and be joining a talented and ambitious team of specialists who prioritise the student experience within an exciting and developing subject area

About Us

As an employer of choice we can offer the successful candidate for this role a range of benefits, including:

 - Employer Pension Contribution up to 12%.

 - 35 days + 8 days bank holiday.

 - Relocation Assistance to 10% of salary.

 - Annual salary increments (Until top of grade reached)

 - Enhanced Maternity/Paternity Pay

 - Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme (Tusker)

Full details on our employee benefits can be found on our careers page Alongside these benefits we offer a first class working environment across our campuses with all the facilities you would expect from a leading University.

A successful external candidate for this position would be employed by Falmouth Staffing Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Falmouth University. Employees of Falmouth Staffing Ltd work alongside Falmouth University colleagues in the delivery of Falmouth’s strategic vision and will adopt Falmouth University’s HR policies and procedures in full.

Falmouth University welcomes and encourages job applications from people of all identities and backgrounds, particularly those under-represented and/or marginalised, as it is important we have a diverse range of candidates to consider.

The closing date for the position is Sunday 30 January 2022.

Location: Falmouth
Salary: £40,927 to £46,042 per annum, dependent upon experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 18th December 2021
Closes: 30th January 2022
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