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Cello Teacher

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Role Introduction

Eton College is seeking to appoint an experienced and dedicated Cello Teacher with the ability and drive to teach the cello to boys across the 13-18 age range, inspiring technical and musical development.

The successful candidates will be a first-class musician and teacher who will complete a team of 12 orchestral string teachers. Eton has an excellent reputation for music making, with flourishing orchestral and chamber music programmes and first-rate music facilities. It has a vibrant string department, with plenty of performance opportunities and ensembles available for every boy. You will have the expertise to inspire and challenge boys to achieve excellence, a willingness to support the work of the Music Department and have the availability to commit to weekly teaching (30 lessons per year). You should be able to cater for the technical and musical development of cellists in a range of all abilities from early graded exams to post-Diploma level, ensuring an excellent set-up on the instrument, preparation for performances, competitions, exams and Music College entrance.  The successful candidates will also be expected to conform to the administrative and reporting procedures of the school, and to attend concerts in which your pupils perform (when possible). 

Please note: Visiting Music Teachers are employees of Eton College and receive statutory holiday pay in addition to a competitive hourly rate and travel expenses.

Main Duties

  • To teach cello across all abilities in the 13-18 age range
  • To monitor, record and report on pupils’ progress
  • To have the availability and commitment to teach regularly
  • To work within the framework of the Music Department

The Ideal Candidate

To be successful in this role, the incumbent will need:

  • A music degree, diploma or professional teaching qualification.
  • Previous experience of teaching 13-18-year olds
  • Experience of teaching to and beyond Music College entry standard
  • Good written and verbal communication skills, especially in relation to staff, students and parents.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent IT skills.
  • To have a willingness to collaborate and coordinate with the management and colleagues in the department.

You will also need to be:

  • A ‘team’ player with the ability to work flexibly as part of a diverse team.
  • Positive, enthusiastic and flexible with a proactive attitude.
  • Able to adapt to changing situations.
  • Able to work evenings and weekend by arrangement.
  • Approachable, open and honest.
  • Dedicated, conscientious, reliable and organised.

Please refer to the attached Job Description / Person Specification for further details. 


Eton College offers a wide range of benefits, including an 11% employer contribution to your pension (with 4.9% employee contribution), Employee Assistance Programme, enhanced Maternity / Paternity scheme, free eyecare vouchers, a cycle to work scheme, subsidised lunches during term time, free access to the College’s sport and leisure facilities and discounts at local retailers and businesses.

About the College

Eton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

We are committed to creating and sustaining an environment that values and celebrates the diversity of both staff and pupils. We believe in equal opportunity for everyone, irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation or socio-economic background.

Eton College

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