Association of British Orchestras

Module Leader and Tutor: Creative Research Pathways Level 5

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance £42.80- £50.05 per hour depending on experience Closing date 02 July 2023
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance is a forward thinking, contemporary and world-class Higher Education Institution with a vision to redefine the conservatoire for the 21st century.

The Faculty of Music seeks to appoint a suitably qualified candidate to an hourly paid, part-time permanent academic management and teaching position with effect from 1 September 2020.

Module Leadership hours: 15 hours

Teaching Hours: 6 Hours (1.5 hrs per week x 4 sessions)

Assessment: 17 Hours

Creative Research Pathways Level 5

Creative Research Pathways provides students with opportunities to broaden their awareness and understanding other employment possibilities within the industry, through an exploration of the roles of “Creatives” (i.e. Director, Music Director, Choreographer) and “Writers” (i.e. Librettist, Composer, Lyricist) whilst building on their knowledge-acquisition and usage of research skills explored within Creative Research at Level 4. They will be encouraged to develop practice-based research methodologies whilst developing and shaping your own creative identity as a maker of musical theatre

On completion of the module students will be expected to:

generate “new” ideas for performance, as a Creative or Writer
create, shape, and/or inform a performers’ work as a Creative or Writer
plan, execute and deliver practice based research
Communicate research outcomes in an appropriate manner
Recognise the academic standards required of journal based research
appreciate the differing perspectives of Creatives, Writers and performers.
Engage with research in a positive spirit of curiosity and discover
Recognise the value of practise based research
demonstrate further knowledge and understanding of the different roles of Creatives and Writers
understand the working methods of Creatives and Writers
understand how creative research underpins creative work
The successful candidate – the Module Leader – will represent an important addition to Faculty expertise in Musical Theatre, and will join us at a time of demonstrable growth to, and increasing recognition of, the learning opportunities provided by the Department of Musical Theatre.

In addition to the management of the creative research module at Level 4, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the development and delivery of curriculum, in particular contributing to research / study skills teaching and personal project supervision as appropriate (initially at ISP Foundation (pre-degree) and BA (Hons) (undergraduate) levels). They should ideally have proven research expertise in musical theatre &/or an allied subject area. Applications from early career researchers seeking their first formal teaching position are strongly encouraged.

Following success in the Institution’s first formal research submission (REF) our strategic priorities are the development of a practice-led research hub with specialisms in creative practice/performance, performance science and performance pedagogy as well as text-based research in our disciplines; the further integration of our research and knowledge exchange/public engagement programmes; and increasing our research collaborations, seeking particularly to engage international partners. The Faculty of Music is committed to encouraging research-informed teaching; you will be encouraged to develop your skills in line with this ethos.

Educated to at least Masters degree-level (or equivalent), you will have proven higher music education teaching experience, strong or emerging research interests in musical theatre, outstanding communication and organisational abilities, excellent IT skills and the capability to deal with a busy and varied workload, within a highly creative environment.

As an equal opportunities employer we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

Contact details
Trinity Laban Conservatoire Of Music & Dance, King Charles Court, King William Walk, Old Royal Naval College

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