Trainee Music Leader

Trainee Music Leader

Tuesday, 29 June 2021, 5.00pm

Wigmore Hall Learning is now recruiting for its Trainee Music Leader September 2021 – August 2022, a unique opportunity for a musician to develop their workshop leadership skills in the context of learning and participation events and projects across the Wigmore Hall Learning programme.

Closing date for applications: 5:00PM, Tuesday 29 June 2021

About Wigmore Hall Learning

Since 1994, Wigmore Hall’s renowned Learning programme has been giving people of all ages and backgrounds opportunities to take part in creative music making, engaging a broad and diverse range of people through in-person and online creative projects, concerts, workshops and resources.

We are passionate about the impact music can have on our lives and on our society, and three core values lie at the heart of our programme: creativity, collaboration and equality. These values reflect the spirit of chamber music, and we embody them through quality, co-created music making, through which every voice is heard and equally valued.

We collaborate with a range of community, education, arts, health and social care organisations, working in partnership to engage people who might not otherwise have the opportunity to take part.

About the Trainee Music Leader scheme

Our Trainee Music Leader scheme is a unique opportunity for a musician to develop their workshop leadership skills in the context of learning and participation events and projects across the Wigmore Hall Learning programme, working with a diverse range of groups and settings through a structured, paid apprenticeship.

It is a paid 11-month scheme running mid-September 2021 – mid-August 2022, based within the Learning department at Wigmore Hall. The Trainee Music Leader will be supported by the Learning Director and an external mentor.

For full details on the role please read the job description

Visit the Trainee Music Leader page to read about former Trainee Music Leaders and to hear some of them talk about their experiences of the scheme.

Who can apply?

Applications are open to workshop leaders aged 18+ who are:

  • at the early stages of this career path
  • working in any genre and with any voice type, instrument or other musical specialism (including composition and music technology)
  • keen to gain experience in the facilitation and leadership of creative music making workshops

You must be eligible to work legally in the UK in order to apply for this role.

Wigmore Hall is committed to being a fair and inclusive employer. We recognise the positive value of diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination, and we welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from people of African, Caribbean and Asian heritage, and other ethnically diverse groups, as well as Deaf, disabled, trans and non-binary candidates, as they are currently under-represented in our workforce.

More information can be found on the job description

How to apply

Applicants should complete an application form and email it to recruitment [at] by the deadline above.

If you don’t have access to a computer/the Internet please contact Daisy Swift (Learning Director) on 07881 588903.

If you prefer, you can also submit your answers to the questions on the application form via a video or audio recording; please email a link to an online video or audio file (on YouTube or similar) of no more than 15 minutes in duration.

For any accessibility questions related to the application process please contact Daisy Swift on 07881 588903 or dswift [at]

Wigmore Hall will process (audit, store, use, transfer, keep updated and destroy) applicants’ personal data in accordance with applicable data protection legislation and our Privacy Policy.

The selection process

We are committed to inclusive recruitment practices, and take steps to ensure unconscious bias is minimised as far as is possible. Following an anonymised shortlisting process, there will be two rounds of interviews for the post:

  • First round (interview): Monday 12 July 2021 via Zoom
  • Second round (leading a short workshop with a school group, providing government guidelines allow): Monday 19 July 2021

We want to make the process as accessible as possible, so will provide shortlisted candidates with interview questions in advance so you can prepare before we meet.

We are committed to the safeguarding of all the people with whom we work; their wellbeing and safety is of paramount importance. We expect all our staff to respect the rights and dignity of participants, colleagues and partners, and to work in a way that promotes the safety and wellbeing of everyone involved. In accordance with Wigmore Hall’s Safeguarding and Safer Recruitment Policy, as this role involves regulated activity, appointment is subject to an enhanced DBS check and the successful candidate will be required to take part in safeguarding training as appropriate.

For any questions regarding the scheme or recruitment process, please contact Daisy Swift (Learning Director) on 07881 588903 or dswift [at]

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