MIMI – Musical Inclusion Mentoring Initiative

Call out for mentors

An opportunity for existing and emerging music leaders to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding of musically inclusive practice with children and young people facing barriers.

MIMI is for anyone aged 18+ who is either:

  • Aiming to become a music leader
  • Already a music leader but needs more experience/support to develop their practice further

How does it work?

The mentor will work with their assigned mentee to identify opportunities to develop the mentees skills, knowledge and understanding through a series of learning opportunities such as visits to other Musinc sessions, shadowing activities and session observations.

The mentor will organize and hold monitoring and reflection conversations, monitoring the mentee’s progress through conversation and by observing the mentee during workshops.

The mentor will help the mentee to identify any CPD/training needs and plan attendance of any courses with the Musinc Workforce Development Co-ordinator.

Planning and progress will be documented by the mentee and mentor through an Action Plan which will be reviewed at intervals, an evaluation will be completed at the end of the programme.

Mentees will also attend facilitated group sessions covering knowledge and skills needed for any music related career including working inclusively, communication, networking, time management, finance and organisational skills (mentee attendance only).

Mentors will be allocated 13 hours to include:

  • An initial planning meeting with the assigned mentee
  • All subsequent meetings, discussions and mentoring activities with the mentee

Mentors will be paid at a rate of £50 per hour.

A music leader teaches a group of participants in a drumming workshop

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

Application process

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 musinc@middlesbrough.gov.uk.

If you have any access requirements or need further support to apply please contact musinc@middlesbrough.gov.uk

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.

Our values

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.

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