The mentor’s role
MIMI mentors will
- be a positive role model
- have a respectful attitude
- be enthusiastic about sharing expertise
- have relevant expertise or knowledge
- be able to give honest and direct feedback
- understand the value of constructive feedback
- use active listening and have empathy for the mentee
- be well organized and responsible for keeping in touch
- respect the confidentiality of the mentoring relationship
- be able to discern between when to listen and when to problem solve
- shares stories of failure as well as success
- appreciates the value of experiential learning
- help the mentee to take charge of their own development
To express your interest to be a mentor on this programme, you can fill in our online form by clicking here. (Please note that once you have completed the application you may be asked to register with Middlesbrough Council – this part is not necessary to submit your application. Once you arrive at the summary screen, the process is complete and you may close your browser window.)
Alternatively you can download a Word document version of the expression of interest by clicking here and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any access requirements or need further support to apply please contact email@example.com
Deadline for expressions of interest
All expressions of interest are to be received by 12 noon on Friday 17th September 2021.
Introduction to MUSINC
MUSINC is the music engagement strand of Middlesbrough Town Hall.
We provide opportunities for musical engagement and learning for people of all ages and abilities.
We believe everyone should have the opportunity to participate in music making and have a choice of progression routes which meet their individual needs and allow them to unlock and fulfil their potential. We also know that music making is linked to elevated mood and increased wellbeing. Our programmes have a strong focus on the personal and social benefits of making music together with others.
MUSINC believes passionately in the principles of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and support the principle that musical experiences should be HEARD:
Holistic – placing emphasis on personal, social and musical outcomes
Equitable – people facing the biggest barriers receive the most support
Authentic – developed with and informed by the people we do it for
Representative – the people we work with as participants and colleagues reflect our diverse society
Diverse – all musical genres, styles, practices are valued equally
The principles of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion lie at the heart of our work. We recognise that people from BAME backgrounds and people with disabilities are underrepresented in our sector, and therefore we would particularly welcome applications from anyone identifying as such.