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Head of Strings

St Mary’s Music School is Scotland’s national music school – one of five Government-supported specialist music schools in the UK and the only one of its kind in Scotland. We offer musically gifted young people, aged from 9 to 19 years, an exceptional education in an inspiring and supportive environment.

In recent years the School has grown significantly in the scale and breadth of its activity and has big ambitions for the future. To help us achieve our goals we are now delighted to be recruiting for the senior role of full-time Head of Strings.

The String Faculty plays a major role in the life of the School. The Head of Strings will lead a team of around 15 part-time string teachers and, as well as teaching and coaching, will spearhead the School’s Community Engagement Programme throughout Scotland, and occasionally beyond. They will also work with the Marketing Manager to develop and deliver the School’s various holiday courses and will support the smooth running of the School’s Academy Programme run in partnership with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

This is an exciting opportunity for an individual with the appropriate experience, drive and ambition who wishes to make a real difference.

The School is fully committed to incorporating into this post the successful candidate’s particular interests, skills and passions. 

The post is available from late August 2020. 

Employee Application Form

  Further information


Closing date for applications: 10am, Monday 24 February 2020

Interviews will be held in early March 2020

For queries or questions relating to this post, please contact:

Miss Stacey H McAleer, HR & Finance Administrator or Dr JoAnna Collings, Bursar
Tel: 0131 538 7766
Email:  vacancies@st-marys-music-school.co.uk

Application Process

To apply, please post or email a covering letter along with a completed Employee Application Form (word document) to:

Miss Stacey H McAleer
HR & Finance Administrator 
St Mary's Music School
Coates Hall
25 Grosvenor Crescent
Edinburgh EH12 5EL

Email: vacancies@st-marys-music-school.co.uk

Candidates should ensure correct postage is paid. Applications not on the Employee Application Form will not be considered.

No agencies please.

Data Protection

We will process your personal information in accordance with our candidate privacy notice.


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St Mary’s Music School is one of the nine specialist Music and Dance Schools the UK (and the only one in Scotland)  funded by the UK Government and providing the finest training in Britain. It is a co-educational, non-denominational specialist music school, offering a world class standard of music and academic education to musically gifted children aged 9-19 years. It is also the Choir School of St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral in Edinburgh. It attracts day and boarding pupils from across Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Europe and internationally. 

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