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The Musicians-on-Call (MOC) project is delivered by professionally trained healthcare musicians from Kids’ Classics, Ireland’s leading music in healthcare organisation, to bring music-making opportunities to residents and healthcare staff in nursing homes and community hospitals. Kids’ Classics is seeking two musicians from the Mid-West region to join the MOC team.

The selected musicians will gain experience in delivering person-centred, sensitively placed music in nursing homes across Limerick, Clare and North Tipperary.

The aim of the project is to bring high-quality live music to vulnerable older members of our communities. Nursing home residents and their carers can enjoy a collective musical experience and a shared person-centred social interaction through the medium of melody and song.

This project is led by Limerick Culture and Arts Office in collaboration with Age-Friendly Limerick and Healthy Limerick. It is delivered in partnership with Artistic Partner Kids’ Classics, the HSE and Clare and Tipperary County Councils.

Lead Organisation 
Kids’ Classics manages and delivers the largest programme of training and CPD opportunities for professional musicians interested in working in Hospitals and Nursing Homes across Ireland. Their founder and artistic director Gráinne Hope qualified as a trainer with Musique et Santé and Music Network and the organisation’s practice involves developing new partnerships with County Councils delivering Music and Healthcare training programmes for professional musicians.

Programme Delivery
Musicians will join a growing team of regional professional musicians to bring music into nursing homes and community hospitals between May – October 2022 in Limerick, Clare and North Tipperary (offering live and virtual visits).

The selected musicians will:

  • Take part in paid project training prior to practical delivery.
  • Undertake Garda Clearance and appropriate health and safety workshops.
  • Be expected to take part in project evaluation and visit briefing and debriefing.
  • Need access to a car or suitable transport to fulfil the requirements of the role as post will involve travel to the various healthcare settings which are not on public transport routes.
  • Require access to appropriate technology and a reliable internet signal, webcam and microphone to engage in the virtual element of the programme from an appropriate location (eg. privacy/confidentiality considerations).

Musicians will be subject to local health and safety Covid protocols which in certain circumstances may limit individual participation.

Application Process
Closing date for applications: Wednesday 4 May. 
Interviews will be held virtually the week of 9 May.

Applicants will need to complete an online application form. The brief and information on the application process can be found here.


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