Routes into teaching: how to diversify recruitment

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Who is it for: 

Music service leaders wanting to attract and contract more diverse music tutors



Many music services are becoming interested in employing a more diverse range of tutors.  HMS developed Routes into Teaching in 2015, following a conversation with the Musicians Union about supporting musicians to develop portfolio careers. Employing local musicians can help services link into local musical ecosystems to create new progression routes. The workshops offer service/hub leads opportunities to identify potential tutors who may not make successful formal applications. 

This training will introduce how to develop partnerships to run an informal first stage recruitment workshop to engage local musicians, and will also be of relevance to graduate musicians. Conversations around music-making can help musicians learn about opportunities to work for music services and hubs, and how to write CVs to get interviews. 

What are training and consultancy sessions?

These are 2 hour, focused introductions to specialist topics around equality, diversity and inclusion that have emerged from our work with the National Music Services Working Group on Inclusion.

There will be one live session each half term which is also recorded and available on-demand afterwards. Each music service which attends live will be offered a one-hour follow-up conversation, and if required, can be provided with a cost for a training session or programme for their team.

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