Graduate Musician in Residence | Whole School

Graduate Musician in Residence

For August 2023


The College

Marlborough College Malaysia opened in 2012 and is a British day and boarding school for pupils aged 3-18 years. We live and work in a safe and spacious 90 acre campus in southern Malaysia, reminiscent of the generous grounds and playing fields of Marlborough College in the UK’ enhanced by our own organic farm and boating lake. Guided by our principles of compassion, companionship and conversation, Marlborough College Malaysia gives its boys and girls the space, inspiration and courage to explore their own potential, the wonders of our world and their responsibilities to it and to each other.

The College is arranged in a Prep School (3-13) and a Senior School (14-18) and it currently has 760 pupils, around 394 of whom are in the Prep and 120 of whom are in the Sixth Form. Pupils from the age of nine may choose to board and approximately a third of those who are eligible do so, with almost half of the Senior School and most of the Sixth Form boarding. The Singapore Tatler has referred to the College as “the only school in Asia offering an authentic British boarding programme”.

While very British in ethos and with a Common Room largely drawn from some of the UK’s leading schools, the College is also truly international, celebrating diversity and a global outlook with children representing over 45 nationalities. Around half of our pupils are from expatriate families.

The College is very well-resourced and enjoys an enviable reputation for its pupils’ achievements on a broad variety of fronts. It is one of the few schools in Asia to achieve membership of HMC, an association of the world’s leading independent schools, to have the Council of British International Schools’ coveted “Beacon” status and to have won international plaudits for innovation and excellence from the UK’s Boarding Schools’ Association. It was listed by the Spears Index among the world’s 100 leading independent schools in 2021 and 2022.

The Position

The Master is looking for a highly motivated recent music graduate who is interested in gaining teaching performance and management experience within a prestigious school setting. Assisting with lessons, tuition, performances, supervision and boarding, all done with trained and experienced teams of Marlborough staff, will provide great opportunities for candidates to build skills, confidence and networks.

Assisting with lessons, tuition, performances, supervision and boarding, all done with trained and experienced teams of Marlborough staff, will provide great opportunities for candidates to build skills, confidence and networks. Graduate Assistants will be employed for the whole of the academic year and will benefit from teachers’ holidays and Exeats. This is a fixed term position until July 2024 and successful applicants will need to be available for induction and orientation from mid-August 2023.

The Musician in Residence will be given the opportunity to assist with, plan and deliver some lessons, to assist with ensembles and to support drama and musical performances under the direction of a teacher. The particular contribution in this respect will be discussed on arrival. In addition, there will be opportunities to accompany trips to performances, many of which take place in Singapore. On certain occasions the successful candidate might be asked to help out in another area e.g. to provide additional staffing for an outdoor activities event or school trip.
Graduate Assistants will be expected to be part of the Common Room cover and duty rota. Like all staff, during examination periods they will be required to take a share of invigilation and they will be attached to one of the boarding houses on the campus, completing at least one duty night per week and some weekend duties. Successful candidates may be given individual tutorial pupils to mentor. Precise details of what is expected will be decided by the Housemaster or Housemistress of the particular House and discussed on arrival. Additionally, Graduate Assistants will assist staff with House outings which usually consist of some form of outdoor activity and take place on Saturdays or Sundays during the year.

The Recruitment Process

If you feel that you can meet these requirements, then please submit a letter of application along with the application form to the Master by 9.00 am (MYT) on Tuesday 24th January 2023. A CV is not required, but may be submitted at the discretion of the applicant.

Applications should be addressed to the Master and sent to:



Application Form


Job Description

Marlborough College Malaysia is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be prepared to undergo stringent child protection screening including checks with past employers and an enhanced DBS or equivalent is required.