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Head of Voice

The Monkey House, Seven Sisters Road, Greater, London, UK

Job Type

0.8 FTE, Permanent


£34,000 - 36,000 pa, pro rata

About the Role

We're looking for an exceptional Head of Voice to join our team at The Monkey House in North London. If you're passionate about revolutionising the arts through innovative actor training, performance excellence and meaningful collaboration, we want to hear from you!
As the Head of Voice, you'll be an inspiring leader for our students and a collaborative team player with experience in Higher Education.
Your role will be crucial in shaping the voice department and ensuring our students receive top-tier training.
It's an exciting time to join Fourth Monkey. As we approach our 15th year, we've achieved significant milestones. Our two-year BA (Hons) Acting Accelerated Degree, in partnership with Falmouth University, has been a huge success. We've also introduced the CertHE Acting & Theatre Making and the MA Collaborative Theatre to our offerings. Last year, we launched our new three-year BA (Hons) Acting course. As we continue to grow and evolve as a leading drama school and charity arts organisation, we're looking for a passionate, enthusiastic and experienced Head of Voice to join our team. Help us shape the future of actor training and be part of the revolution!


Key Responsibilities

  • Leadership in modules Reporting within modules to improve training standards and provide formative and summative feedback

  • Directing on projects for internal assessment and public performance

  • Integration of your specialised practices into training and productions

  • Support the Director of Training to research and monitor sector requirements to ensure course content responds to sector needs

  • Support the Director of Training to research and monitor student aspirations to ensure course responds to intake’s needs

  • Ensure that all course content aligns with the Fourth Monkey brand, ethos and philosophy with respect to diversity and inclusion

  • Support and collaborate with the Academic team on the preparation and reporting of student assessment with our accrediting partner, Falmouth

  • Assist with the development of bespoke learning plans for each student with clear learning and production goals

  • Monitor and evaluate student achievement against learning goals and support the Academic team in delivery of all monitoring and reporting to Falmouth University as our accrediting partner

  • Organise and report on regular student tutorials throughout their training in addition to their 1:1 assessment meetings

  • Work collaboratively with practitioners to ensure students are meeting / exceeding their learning / production goals

  • Receive and scrutinise feedback from Head of Skills, ensuring a managed student warm-up procedure Prepare individual student information for all practitioners

  • Carry out day-to-day student liaison and individual student management

  • Create and maintain student records in appropriate databases in line with data-protection policy

  • Update student records to note progress against learning/performance goals

  • Liaise with the Director of Training to facilitate monitoring and evaluation



  • Minimum 3 years experience of working with actors in training

  • Technical and demonstrable understanding and experience of teaching to professional / drama school level BA degree or equivalent qualification in relevant field as a minimum, MA desirable

  • Working with experienced teaching and arts professionals in a variety of disciplines

  • Experience in the monitoring and evaluation process

  • Experience of assessment and / or module leadership at HE level


  • Experience of managing an academic department or team



  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Excellent proofreading skills and attention to detail

  • Excellent planning and organisational skills which support the ability to work on a number of projects or activities simultaneously

  • Ability to manage and provide support to students and practitioners with a variety of needs learning differences


  • An interdisciplinary practice



  • Knowledge of actor training best practice, policies and procedures

  • Knowledge of the accreditation process, assessment and reporting

  • Knowledge of working with professional teaching staff in a variety of disciplines Understanding of and/or interest in the current arts training landscape in the UK

  • A demonstrable commitment to inclusive practice and the removal of barriers to learning


  • Understanding of pastoral practices, needs and procedures in educational establishments in the UK

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