Emerging Early Childhood Music Practitioner opportunity in Somerset

10 February 2022

Take Art is seeking an emerging Early Childhood Music Practitioner with an interest in working collaboratively. They will be supported and mentored by an experienced Early Childhood Music Practitioner. This is an opportunity for a musician, an artist or educator to develop their music practice with very young children - through training, observations and support whilst spending 10 half days alongside your mentor in a nursery setting. You should have a sufficient level of musical skill and musical competences in working playfully with very young children.  

During the project we will expect the emerging Early Childhood Music Practitioner to:  

  • Attend professional development and networking opportunities including a six-week evening online introduction to Early Childhood Music Course (two hours a week)
  • Attend a nursery setting in Highbridge, Somerset with your mentor for 10 half days (on a Tuesday) from mid-March until July
  • Attend planning and reflection meetings
  • Hold a current DBS

SoundWaves Network SW, building on the work of The SoundWaves Network 2018-21and previous Take Art early years programmes, will deliver a three-year early childhood music education programme incorporating a strong element of training for the current and future early childhood and music workforce in Somerset. SoundWaves Network SW consortium is led by Take Art and consists of eight Music Education Hub partner organisations all invested in and committed to supporting and developing high-quality Early Childhood music infrastructure across the South-West.

For further information and details on how to apply please click below. 

Applications close midday Friday 25 February 2022. 

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 8 March 2022.

For any further queries please email earlyyears@takeart.org