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Trainee music leader

Trainee music leader

locationLondon, UK
ExpiresExpires: 19/06/2024

Application deadline: 9.00am, Wednesday 19th June 2024

Salary: £24,000 pro rata (This equates to £13,200 over the period of the contract, and £1,200 per month – before statutory deductions)

Contract: Working three days per week for 11 months

Hours of work: 21 hours per week


Want to use your musical talents to create positive change?

The Trainee Music Leader scheme is a unique opportunity for a musician to develop their workshop leadership skills in the context of participatory music making events and projects, working with a diverse range of groups and settings through a structured learning programme. 

The Trainee Music Leader will take part in and observe various projects and events across the programme, working alongside and supported by a number of different workshop leaders. Projects and events take place at Wigmore Hall and at settings across London, and include: 

  • Music for Life (our programme for people living with dementia)
  • Come and Create (an ensemble of young autistic people)
  • Projects with Solace Women's Aid (who support women and children who have experienced domestic abuse)
  • Family Partnership projects (developed to be directly responsive to opportunities for impact in contexts of systemic neglect and disenfranchisement)
  • Partner Schools Programme (year-round activity co-created with schools and Music Education Hubs)
  • Projects with young people in a Youth Justice context, and a range of events at Wigmore Hall.

It is an 11-month scheme, based within the learning and participation department at Wigmore Hall.


Knowledge, skills and experience

We would love to hear from you if you are a musician aged 18+ who is:

  • at the early stages of a career path in workshop leading
  • 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 take up 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 from the global majority*, disabled** and trans candidates, as they are currently under-represented in our workforce. We are particularly interested in hearing from you if you have faced barriers to accessing training and workforce development opportunities.

*This includes, but is not limited to people of Black Caribbean, Black African, South Asian, East Asian, South East Asian, Middle Eastern, Arab, Latinx, Native American and First Nations heritage as well as people indigenous to the global south

** This includes but is not limited to those who define as disabled people, as people with long term health conditions, as d/Deaf or as neurodivergent

Please state in your application that you found this role through Creative Access.

Fields of study

  • Music

Level of experience

  • Entry