Musician in Residence | Whole School

Musician in Residence | Whole School

For Jauary 2024

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 820 pupils, around 460 of whom are in the Prep and 140 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

Marlborough College Malaysia seeks to appoint a Musician in Residence who has a genuine interest in music education and performance at all levels. They must be a music graduate and demonstrate the necessary skills to contribute to the work of the Music Department and the enthusiasm to be an active member of the wider College community. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience in how a busy Music department runs in one of the world’s leading British international schools. In addition to music-specific roles, the Musician in Residence will be linked to a boarding House which will involve regular evening and weekend duties.
Whilst all musicians are welcome to apply, first study brass players, and those with the ability to play the piano, will be at an advantage.

All applicants should have at least a Bachelor’s Degree and 3 year’s work experience (this can be part-time work whilst at university, and does not need to be regular/consistent employment) – NB These are minimum requirements for the acceptance of an Employment Pass in Malaysia.

The position is initially for five terms (18 months) from 1st January 2024 until 1st July 2025.

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 the 22nd of September 2023. Interview will be held on 5th of October 2023 in the United Kingdom. The venue will be advised to shortlisted candidates. A CV is not required, but may be submitted at the discretion of the applicant.

The College may interview suitable applicants before the deadline.

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.