Voice Tutor

Posted 6 days ago by The Guardian
Scope of the JobResponsible to: Lead Voice Tutor, and Programme Leader - ActingResponsible for: Voice provision within undergraduate, post graduate programmes and short coursesWorks Closely with: All members of the faculty across Acting, Musical Theatre and Production ArtsJob PurposeThe Voice Tutor is responsible for undertaking innovative practice for all voice related activities at SPAA. The Voice Tutor has a key role in delivering this innovative and safe practice within modules containing voice related content. This specialist role requires a skillset in which the candidate has extensive practical experience in their field but also has successful experience of module management and working collaboratively within a vibrant team. The team will be led to work succinctly alongside the other departments within the performance courses and the wider faculty at Sharjah Performing Arts Academy. The Voice Tutor reports directly to the Programme Leader - Acting, and ultimately the Executive Director. The post is responsible in serving voice support and teaching to all programmes. There is a particular interest for voice specialist with experience and skills in accent and dialect.Duties and Responsibilities Organise and facilitate the faculty pertaining to all activities connected with voice and modules with spoken voice content Reporting directly to Programme Leaders, and ultimately the Executive Director, to develop, build and maintain the innovative teaching within the voice provision across programmes Direct, develop and implement all Voice courses within SPAA. Safe practice will be at the forefront of practice alongside developing innovative teaching which connects with a multidisciplinary training culture Through the Voice Faculty, facilitate clear schemes of work and implement voice module assessments with clear feedback for students Teach a variety of the flowing voice classes: practical voice, voice in text, accent and dialect Plan Voice staff schedules/timetables for each programme Assist with all global outreach and audition procedures to maintain high levels within student recruitment Develop short courses in voice and vocal confidence for educators and business executives Organise and execute classes in (not all): one to one voice, accent and dialect, voice in text, practical voice, projects and productions Cultivate advanced practice within Voice through continued CPD The Voice Tutor may be required to undertake additional duties relevant to the running of their team and modules.Key InteractionsAs part of the team, working closely with the Programme Leaders and other tutors to ensure the students are provided with the highest levels of teaching and support during their course of study. Through the departmental channels within the Academy, the SPAA team will facilitate these fundamental practices, ensuring programmes are running effectively and efficiently to benefit the students and the broader arts community in Sharjah and the UAE.Knowledge and ExperienceEssential: Excellent skills in Voice pedagogy Excellent communication skills Ability to work with students from varying cultural backgrounds Teaching a variety of vocal pedagogy Knowledge of Phonetics Accent and Dialect skills Subject specialist knowledge in vocal pedagogy Wide knowledge of playwrights, theatre, film and musical repertoire HE/Drama school teaching Direct industry experience Appropriate qualification at degree level or be able to demonstrate equivalent experience via industry or professional practice Ability to work alone and as a member of a multinational team Ability to work on a flexible schedule, which may include evening and some weekend work Flexible approach to working and developing the post A determined and efficient individual who is a team player ready to specialise, learn and growDesirable: A wider understanding of professional industry practice and knowledge Master's degree in related to subject specialismContextSharjah Performing Arts Academy (SPAA) is an independent Academy established by His Highness, Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah, to address a growing demand in the UAE and MENA region for formal quality education and professional training in the performing arts sector. SPAA is the only performing arts conservatoire in the MENA region, offering quality undergraduate and graduate degree programmes taught in English. The purpose-built Academy comprises one 432 seat theatre, two fully equipped studio performance spaces, TV/recording studios, twelve sprung rehearsal studios, 12 singing tutorial spaces, resource library, gymnasium and cafe.Sharjah Performing Arts Academy specialises in training graduates for work in the international professional performing arts industry. The faculty working at SPAA are highly experienced practitioners within their respective fields. The focus of the Academy is practical rather than academic. The central value for a SPAA graduate is arming them with the highest levels of practical skills for their field and giving them the tools to be able to successfully generate their own work or practice.ComplexitySharjah Performing Arts Academy is a complex performing arts institution. Effective coordination between departments and courses is a high priority to ensure that resources are appropriately shared and quality in teaching and learning is maintained throughout the Academy.Additional InformationThe Staff Handbook is an important resource for all employees. It sets out the expectations and important conditions of your employment. The post holder must accept responsibility for ensuring that SPAA policies and procedures relating to Health and Safety in the workplace are adhered to at all times. The post holder must respect the confidentiality of data. This is a full-time post based at Sharjah Performing Arts Academy, University City, Sharjah, UAE. This job description is a guide to the nature of the work required of the Voice Tutor. It is not wholly comprehensive or restrictive and may be reviewed with the post holder and line manager as required, and in line with the growth of the Academy. The Staff Handbook will be sent to you via email. Sharjah Performing Arts Academy offers a highly competitive salary, residency visa, full medical Insurance cover, living/schooling allowances and annual flight to country of residence.Note: due to licensing requirements and safeguarding policies, any individual offered a position will be required to submit a background check/DBS/Police check.This job description is not an exclusive or exhaustive list of all job functions thatan employee in this position may be asked to perform from time to time.To apply: Please send a maximum one (1) page cover letter with your most current CV by email via the button below.

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