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Head of Western Music

JOB PURPOSE
➢ To manage, develop, and grow the size and reputation of the Western Music department.

REQUIREMENTS
➢ Develop and implement policies and procedures in collaboration with QMA leadership
➢ Manage the development and implementation of the Western Music department curriculum and develop new courses to address future departmental growth
➢ Develop and manage the departmental budget
➢ In liaison with Marketing staff, develop and prepare information for flyers, brochures, etc. in order to recruit students
➢ Develop and coordinate admissions and registration procedures and ensure active recruitment and retention of Qatari Students
➢ Formation of QMA Youth Orchestra with the potential to perform oversea representing Qatar Foundation, QMA and Qatar.
➢ Establish / maintain an effective communications program with students, parents, and various news media in order to retain students and increase awareness of the Western Music program
➢ Evaluate the level and needs of incoming students and determine placement with an appropriate instructor or instrument
➢ Coordinate scheduling of classes. Coordinate logistics for recitals and any other events / community outreach programs related to the Western Music department in order to foster the relationship between the QMA, the Western Music department, and the community
➢ Mediate and resolve any issues that may arise among students, parents and teachers to ensure the best educational situation for each student
➢ Work with direct reports to identify, discuss and agree on staff performance objectives in order to define clear expectations and establish goals for job performance
➢ Work with direct reports to identify any training needs or other needed support in order to achieve performance objectives
➢ Direct and set educational standards and goals for the music faculty in areas such as classroom practices and its varied pedagogy and assessment methods
➢ Work with QF and QMA management to develop and administer Strategic Business Plan, scholarship programs and sponsorship initiatives
➢ Monitor student achievement by reviewing progress reports, by attending recitals and performances, and by attending other public events
➢ Maintain current inventory of instructional supplies
➢ Evaluate and recommend new instructional methods and materials
➢ To undertake any other duties, commensurate with the post, as may be required from time to time by the Director. These variations will not change the general character of the post or the level of responsibility entailed.

OPERATING ENVIRONMENT, FRAMEWORK & BOUNDARIES
Work is in a multicultural office and music education environment. Work hours and days will vary according to QMA requirements.

COMMUNICATIONS AND WORKING RELATIONSHIPS
➢ Director – regular contact to report on departmental developments and seek approvals
➢ QMA leadership – contact as needed on development of policies & procedures, etc.
➢ Students & parents – frequent contact for administrative purposes and pedagogical oversight.
➢ Media outlets, community groups, schools, universities, museums, public and private organizations – contact as needed for outreach and collaboration

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
➢ Bachelor’s degree in a Music Education or a relevant field; Masters preferred
➢ 6- 8 years of music teaching experience; at least 3 of which in a supervisory role
➢ Experience of leading and managing a department
➢ Expertise in written and orally transmitted musical traditions
➢ Knowledgeable about curriculum and educational program development; pedagogy; educational technology; classroom management; and assessment methods
➢ Outstanding interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills
➢ Outstanding planning, organization, and time management skills
➢ Proficiency in MS Office applications
➢ Bilingual preferred (Arabic & English)


To apply please send an email to our HR Specialist, Rahma Saidali, at rsaidali@qf.org.qa with your CV. 

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