Position: BA (HONS) MUSIC BUSINESS / EVENTS MANAGEMENT COURSE LEADER
Employer: BIMM BIRMINGHAM
Location: UK - BIRMINGHAM
Date Posted: Oct 29th 2018
Contractual Hours: 0.4 FTE - 15 hours per week
ABOUT BIMM INSTITUTE
BIMM, The British and Irish Modern Music Institute, has colleges in eight cities where music matters most – London, Berlin, Dublin, Brighton, Manchester, Bristol, Birmingham and Hamburg – and is proud to be the largest and leading provider of contemporary music education in Europe.
- Our eight BIMM colleges have over 50 years’ experience between them in helping students launch successful careers in the music industry.
We offer a broad range of Higher and Further Education music courses – including BA Honours Degrees, nationally accredited Diplomas and Postgraduate Teaching Certificates. Our professional highly vocational and real-world courses include studies in guitar, bass, drums, vocals, songwriting, music production, music business, music journalism and event management.
The BA (Hons) Music Business BA (Hons) Events Management Course Leader will be a highly experienced, dynamic practitioner with a strong background in music education. While leading the College’s BA (Hons) Music Business and BA (Hons) Events Management courses, you will be required to work closely with all departments within the College, and will report directly to the Head of Education.
Course Leaders are responsible for the day-to-day operational management of their course(s), leading on curriculum delivery, curriculum design and teaching and learning. You will work closely with the College Principal and Head of Education to ensure that the BIMM Ethos and Education Strategy are implemented consistently and effectively. Course Leaders will have a strong background as practitioners and educators, and have the breadth of skills and experience required to ensure quality and excellence in all aspects of their course’s performance.
The post of BA (Hons) Music Business / BA (Hons) Events Management Course Leader is a combined strategic and operational role that provides curriculum leadership for all students and staff working on the course. You will have the primary responsibility for setting the standard of excellence and professionalism in teaching on the course you are responsible for and ensuring that all members of your team support students in all aspects of their personal and professional development.
As well as being an inspirational teacher yourself, you will be required to monitor the day-to-day experience of students in the classroom ensuring the highest quality of teaching and learning at all times. This includes: the selection, supervision and mentoring of sessional staff; design and delivery of the curriculum, working closely with the College Principal, Head of Education, and the Curriculum Team; generation of lesson plans; delivery of tutorials and maintenance of all student and staff records in line with BIMM policy.
Substantial experience within a specialist field(s) of the contemporary music industry
Qualified to degree level
Experience of teaching and assessing in Higher Education
The ability to lead, develop and co-ordinate a team of part-time staff successfully
Excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills and the confidence and authority to be a spokesperson and ambassador for BIMM
Good level of IT skills
A teaching qualification or equivalent professional accreditation
A postgraduate qualification
Experience of co-ordinating and leading staff
Experience in course design, development and delivery
1) Teaching and Learning
a) Teaching and assessing modules/units on the College’s courses as agreed with the Head of Education.
b) Moderation and second marking of assessments as agreed with the Head of Education.
c) Membership of, and attendance at, examination and assessment boards as required by the Head of Education and the College’s validating bodies.
2) Course Leadership and Development
a) Providing specific academic leadership for the BA (Hons) Music Business and BA (Hons) Events Management courses and assisting the Head of Education in the development, delivery, review and enhancement of the BA (Hons) Music Business and BA (Hons) Events Management curriculum.
b) Advising the Head of Education on all issues pertaining to the BA (Hons) Music Business and BA (Hons) Events Management course.
c) Overseeing the production and review of all course materials for the BA (Hons) Music Business and BA (Hons) Events Management courses
d) Overseeing the examination and assessment programme for the BA (Hons) Music Business and BA (Hons) Events Management courses ensuring the timely production of the assessment and examination timetable and working closely with the Academic Administration team to ensure that all student assessment are double marked and/or moderated in accordance with the College’s and/or validating bodies requirements.
3) Quality and Standards in Learning and Teaching
a) Contributing to the College’s annual quality assurance cycle of module and course reviews, in particular the authorship of the BA (Hons) Music Business and BA (Hons) Events Management courses annual course reviews for the approval of the College Principal and BIMM Academic Development and Quality Assurance, in liaison with the Head of Education.
b) Ensuring the effective and timely implementation of the annual quality enhancement action plan for the BA (Hons) Music Business and BA (Hons) Events Management courses, liaising with the Head of Education and BIMM Academic Development and Quality Assurance team.
4) Tutor Leadership and Development
a) Advising the College Principal and Head of Education on all staffing issues pertaining to the BA (Hons) Music Business and BA (Hons) Events Management course and assisting the Head of Education and the Academic Administration team in the production of the teaching timetable.
b) Recommending new tutors and deputies for the BA (Hons) Music Business and BA (Hons) Events Management course for the approval of the College Principal and Head of Education.
c) Ensuring that all new tutors undergo a thorough College and course induction.
d) Supporting the Head of Education in developing and leading the annual tutor development programme.
5) Student Support
a) Leading on the academic elements of student induction events for the BA (Hons) Music Business and BA (Hons) Events Management courses, liaising closely with the Head of Student Services.
b) Acting as the first academic point of contact for BA (Hons) Music Business and BA (Hons) Events Management courses to students, and advising students on all course related matters.
c) Supporting the Head of Education and the Head of Student Services in the delivery of the College’s tutorial system.
6) External Events and Advocacy
a) Representing the College as required at external events as agreed by the College Principal and/or Head of Education.
b) Representing the BA (Hons) Music Business and BA (Hons) Events Management courses at BIMM Birmingham Open Days as required and agreed with the College Principal and/or Head of Education.
NB: This is not a complete statement of all duties and responsibilities of this post. The post holder may be required to carry out other duties in keeping with the nature of the post as directed by, and agreed with their Line Manager.
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