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Shanghai iStage Academy training centre

Music Specialist and Course Designer

Negotiable Shanghai, China 1 position available Starting date in 2018-08-13

About The School

iSA is an arts bilingual training center by introducing traditional British Artistic philosophy. Learn more about this school

Job Description

The iStage Academy is an international bilingual Performing Arts company located in the centre of Lujiazui in Shanghai. The Academy offers high quality courses and examinations in Music, Dance, Drama and Musical to students aged 2.5 to adults.

  • Energy and drive and feel comfortable with an open palette to paint on;
  • Deliver high quality courses and be professional at all times;
  • Have a keen interest in Music, Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre;
  • A love of music and feel confident and excited about designing courses alongside our Director of Performing Arts;
  • Excellent working knowledge of a wide range of music styles such as choral, instrumental, popular music, world music etc and be able to design and teach your exiting new courses;
  • Excellent organizational skills and communication with parents and children;
  • Ability to work independently, meet deadlines and have experience of working under pressure with a positive attitude within a new organisation;
  • Participate and support the iStage Academy Appraisal system;
  • Excellent levels of Time Management and adhere to any daily operation times of the ISA;
  • An understanding to be flexible on hours and days of work as the company develops.


  • Be able to write the back tracks and compose for musicals and showcases;
  • Excellent organizational skills and communication with parents and children;
  • Bachelor’s degree or above in Music and ability to play one or a few musical instrument competently, keyboard will be a plus;
  • The skills to work with students in the 5-18 age range and adult students;
  • Teach to an exceptional level in Music such as choir, composing etc. and Musical Theatre and be a confident, dynamic performer;
  • Work alongside the Director of Performing Arts to devise and teach exciting and high quality music courses;
  • Help introduce examination systems for music such as ABRSM and Rock School;
  • Develop Combined Arts performances such as Musical Theatre Productions;
  • Work closely on Musical Theatre with the Director of Performing Arts;
  • Help promote a range of outstanding performance opportunities for the Academy in the 3-18 age range and adult courses;
  • Participate in initiative curriculum development and advising on future direction;
  • Take responsibility for supervision of music performance facilities and ensure a lively, safe and vibrant working environment;
  • Assist with sourcing and purchasing music and instruments/equipment;
  • Assist in managing music related resources and visiting instrumental teachers alongside the Director of Performing Arts;
  • Advise and assist with the publicity and promotion of the Academy and co-ordinate any public performances and examinations;
  • Help co-ordinate and deliver satellite courses in outside venues.


  • Salary is highly competitive package based on experience
  • Full China Visa sponsorship;
  • basic salary and additional remuneration;
  • Bonus;
  • Annual leave;
  • Flight;
  • Medical insurance;
  • You will also have the opportunity to live in and work in one of China’s most vibrant and dynamic cities;
  • Help shape the future, direction and reputation of the iStage Academy as we develop within Asia.

Post date: 2018-06-14
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