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Hot House Music Schools are seeking new regional Directors of Music, with strong and ambitious visions, combined with excellent, versatile and practical musical ability. These key roles offer a unique opportunity to deliver upon our mission to change children’s lives with music, and to join our successful and rapidly expanding company.

Hot House is family that nurtures young people by delivering innovative schemes of work whilst facilitating learning with the world’s best educators and musicians. We invest equally in our students and staff and are deeply committed to extending our work in order to have a greater impact on the education of young people. We deliver more than music, we inspire, we embolden, and we care.

These new roles require a special combination of organisational and networking skills, consequently these are fabulous opportunities for highly effective communicators that can manage varied workloads. Applicants should have an engaging love of creative subjects and an unwavering belief in the potential of ALL pupils to exceed expectations. Ideal candidates will have a genuine passion for music education and conviction of its important role in the positive development of young people.

Applicants must have the required emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills to inspire and support ALL students and staff. We foster an environment where everyone is equally encouraged and valued. The ability to have fun whilst creating a happy and safe space is fundamental to the role. As a founding member of a regional Hot House Music School you will be integral to influencing the direction and success of music education throughout your area. Through a commitment to excellent customer service you will help deliver upon the ambition of all of your students and staff. You will be the public face of your Hot House Music School.

There are significant opportunities to be a vital part of Hot House International and we are committed to drawing upon our position as a global music family to enhance the education of our international students and providing our teachers with enriching and rewarding careers.

If you are reliable, pro-active and well-organised, eager to learn and enthusiastic about working in music. if you are prepared to roll your sleeves up and help us deliver our international award-winning music education programme, then we want to hear from you! A willingness to travel within your region is essential.

The Company – ETHOS

Both Learning or working at Hot House is just the start of an amazing journey that will shape your life in ways that you may not expect.

By placing equally, the welfare and happiness of our students and team at the heart of our mission, we believe that learning with Hot House encourages our young musicians to become confident, resilient and brave young people, able to fulfill their potential and critically evaluate their own career and development choices.

Since we began delivering inspirational music in 2002, over 2000 students have ‘graduated’ through our highly respected and well-proven programmes. We are guided by the conviction that our creative approach towards holistic music education enables our alumni to excel in each of their chosen fields. We profoundly believe that ALL young musicians should benefit our innovative music programmes and to facilitate this we are in the process of rolling out Hot House Music Schools across the United Kingdom, and internationally to Singapore, France and Canada.

We strive to make each Hot House Music School a hub of creativity, passion and ambition with an atmosphere that is both inspirational and engaging for students and teachers. We set high goals for all of our students and staff and through a process of creativity and innovation we have fostered a culture of exceeding expectations.

We are very proud that our parents, students and staff believe that “Learning with Hot House is a gift for life”. We teach our students so much more than how to sing and play. We encourage them to become part of our Hot House family and our family continues to care for your whole development as you progress through your career. Please come and experience our collective mission, character and core-values first hand!

The Company – WHAT WE DO

We change lives by delivering an innovative approach to contemporary music through:

Bands – Hot Shots, Jam, Fusion, Caliente, Saxophonix & Screaming Kicks Big Band

Choirs – Gospel, Harmonix Kids Choir

Lessons – Individual, wider opportunities & clubs

Recording – Hot House Records (exclusively for staff, students & alumni), online content & Social Media

Performing – Tours, Festivals, Conferences, Gigs, Assemblies, Events & Competitions

Good will – Teenage Cancer Trust & Friends of Hot House (not for profit organisation)

Personal Development – Apprenticeships, Internships, Work Experience, Masterclasses, Alumni & INSET

Sales – Instruments, Rental, Sheet Music, Accessories & Product Development

Which helps students to express themselves, make and maintain friends, get away from a screen and develop peer-mentoring skills

This helps us instill:

Confidence, Self-Belief, Self-Awareness & Cultural/Artistic Awareness in all of our students!

Role and Responsibilities

A unique opportunity to run your own music school and shape its future with the full backup of an established team, a proven system, and back-office functions. This allows you to focus on the development of the children and the growth of the school without worrying about the logistics and billing. You will build on the exemplary reputation of the existing hot House brand and bring its ethos, high standards and its mission to a new audience. During your two-month training period, in collaboration with Hot House Derby, you will be invited to develop a blueprint for your own regional Hot House Music School. Focussing on how best to create a Hot House Music School to best suit you and young musicians in your area. You will be expected to deliver outstanding teaching and coaching to individuals and ensembles, with a view to “making your school highly visible” with tours and joint concerts alongside Hot House Derby. You will be responsible for ensuring that safeguarding both students and staff is managed in line with company procedure. We want your own personal job satisfaction and happiness to be a driving factor in creating your music school. We will support your dreams and aspirations and hope that this will be just the start. The sky is your limit and we will be your perfect flying partner!

Qualifications and Education Requirements

Degree in music or an alternative degree with proven music skills

QTS is desirable but not essential

Enhanced DBS check desirable (but will be provided)

Preferred Skills

An effective communicator with great verbal skills and networking experience

A versatile set of music skills suitable for supporting all young musicians

Ability to inspire and motivate students and staff equally

Kindness and an affinity with children is paramount

Able to build relationships with children of all ages and their parents/guardians

Reliability, honesty, integrity combined with a great sense of time management and the ability to work remotely



A competitive salary reflective of the role and responsibility will be offered to the successful applicant.


After completion of a successful probationary period, employees will receive a cash bonus and be offered the opportunity of becoming a partner/stakeholder.


6 weeks plus bank holidays.


The I.T. billing and support functions are centralised and will be provided along with the full curriculum of teaching material and a school set-up pack

All teaching materials including laptop/printer & ensemble music provided (not including minor office consumables)

Where necessary: Music Stands, Keyboards, PA, Drum Kit, Backline & single sample horns.

Merchandise sample pack


All Marketing is provided by Hot House Music Schools, however, a local marketing budget will be available directly to you for the first 2 terms.

Supplementary Information…

What is Hot House?

Hot House is an independent contemporary music school where its students can access inspirational: Lessons, Ensembles, Recording and Touring. Founded in 2002 it evolved out of the East Midlands Youth Jazz Orchestra to become one of the most recognisable education brands in the U.K. We have nearly 1000 students enrolled on programmes for 2018/19.

What does Hot House do?


We offer individual peripatetic music lessons both in school and as an extra-curricular activity.


We currently offer ensembles for students from the age of 4 (pre-grade 1 through to post-grade 8). These perform a wide variety of music including: jazz, pop, soul, big band, latin, Gospel, and funk. These are known as: Hot Shots, Caliente, Saxophonix, Fusion, Junior Jazz Academy/Senior Jazz Academy, Jam and Big Band.

We also offer choirs for both adults and juniors, these are known as: Gospel Choir and Harmonix Kids Choir

We have begun to offer ensembles for our adult community. The first of these is our Saxology ensemble


We have recently launched a Hot House record label that is exclusively reserved for Hot House students, alumni and staff. We have made a number of recordings featuring our students and are currently in the process of recording two new albums for some of our highly-valued staff.


We believe that taking our students on tour is an integral part in the development of each of our students. Hot House tries to offer an appropriate touring experience to each of its students, believing that the life skills they learn whilst away from their “home” will serve them for years to come. Where possible, we aspire to tour to destinations preferred by our staff.

Where is Hot House?

Derby is often referred to as the “home of inspiration”, this refers to both our industrial and arts heritage (Joseph Wright). We like to believe that this is an appropriate title for our music school. We believe that a Hot House Music School serves its whole region and as such are not constrained to single specific site. Hot House Derby is currently based in 10 schools across the city.

Where are we going?

Over the next 3 years, Hot House are looking to roll-out their innovative and kind approach to music education across the U.K, north America and the Asian Peninsula.

What has Hot House achieved?

Hot House have been internationally recognised as having a sensational music education programme, receiving awards from:

International Association of Jazz Educators

Jazz Education Network

Great North Big Band Competition

Midlands Young Jazz Musician

Along with:

4-star review in the Guardian newspaper

100,000+ audience views (2018-19)

500,000+ engagements on social media (2018-19)

Touring throughout:

U.K, France, Italy, Belgium, Holland, Canada & North America

Next tour: Olympics – Tokyo 2020

Social Media – YouTube, Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn

Hot House has an active social media presence. Please do visit these sites to discover more about “what we do”

Equality & Diversity

Hot House is an organisation committed to embracing and exploring diversity in its mission to provide a gateway connecting people through music. Both in its provision of services and as an employer, Hot House will seek not only to ensure equality of opportunity, but to develop a long term strategy to develop a greater understanding of the diversity of people that we live and work with in order to strengthen our programme, enhance our students experience and enable staff to maximise their potential.

Hot House strives to ensure that everyone is treated with respect and dignity. The range of perspectives and experience diversity brings, is an asset to our organisation, and we aspire to create an inclusive, welcoming environment for visitors, students, partners and employees alike where individual differences and the contributions of all are recognised and valued. Diversity is reflected in our engagement with the public, our teaching and business planning, providing unlimited opportunities for everyone to tap into their full potential and to add to the richness of our music and education.

Discrimination is unacceptable and the Company has measures in place to ensure that no-one experiences discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender / gender reassignment, marriage / civil partnership, pregnancy / maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation (the protected characteristics under the Single Equality Act 2010).


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