Closing Date:  11 Jan, 2019

Residency Primary Classroom Music Teacher Mentor

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The residency program will bring Musica Viva In Schools. 

Full Details

Job Title: Residency Primary Classroom Music Teacher Mentor

Reports to: State Manager, South Australia

Location of Job: Murray Bridge PS, Tailem Bend PS & Elizabeth East PS.

Appointment type: Fixed Term Contract 12 months with possible extension up to 3 years.

Part Time. 2 positions 1 day per week OR 1 position 2 days per week

Musica Viva's Mission

Musica Viva exists to connect audiences with ensemble music of quality, diversity, challenge and joy, which inspires personal fulfilment and cultural vibrancy.

Musica Viva's residency program aligns with MVIS' mission to make quality music education accessible to Australian students, regardless of disadvantage due to geographic location, socioeconomic status or special needs. MVIS will contribute its significant expertise and resources to ensure the program aligns with industry standards and curriculum requirements.

Purpose of position

The residency program will bring Musica Viva In Schools, Murray Bridge South PS, Tailem Bend PS, Elizabeth East PS, MVIS teaching musicians, ensembles and Musica Viva professional development educators together with the teaching staff and wider community for a long-term creative collaboration.

Thanks to funding provided by a consortium of donors, Musica Viva In Schools will work with each school on a long-term music education initiative, by providing opportunities for the schools to develop and embed a range of music activities designed to support and enrich their current arts activities.

This primary classroom music teacher mentor position is one component of the program. There will be a number of other components that will be delivered and coordinated by Musica Viva and staff at the schools.

To view a video about the residency programs on-line (SA Residency video is in the side-bar) go to: https://musicaviva.com.au/support-us/individual-giving/musiceducation/


The residency will have music education at its core and its aims are to:

Build the schools' capacity to deliver music education during and beyond the life of the residency

Attract new audiences to music by reaching students, teachers and members of the wider school community who would otherwise not have had the opportunity to participate

Develop students' understanding of music by instilling concepts of pitch, melody, beat and rhythm, harmony, texture, structure and tone

Develop students' musical skills including performing, listening and composing

Increase teacher confidence and capacity to deliver quality classroom music lessons through demonstrating classroom music lessons in-class each week; and providing mentorship and co-teaching opportunities

Engage all primary students in music education, with a range of classroom music activities, singing, ensemble performance activities, performance opportunities, music making and composition

Teach students how to harness their creativity and express themselves through music

Promote self-confidence, well-being, communication and team work

Murray Bridge South PS.

276 students

Category 1 Index of Educational Disadvantage

4 x year 3/4 classes

Tailem Bend PS. (to be scheduled on the same day as Murray Bridge South PS)

146 Students

Category 2 Index of Educational Disadvantage

1 x 2/3 class

1 x 4/5 class

Elizabeth East PS.

227 Students

Category 2 Index of Educational Disadvantage

5 x 3/4/5 classes

Teacher Professional Development

Conduct 4 x 2-hour professional development courses per year, for teaching staff at Murray Bridge South & Tailem Bend PS (desirable)

Provide mentorship for primary teachers through demonstration – by teaching weekly classroom music lessons (observed by teachers) and supervising primary teachers delivering classroom music activities in these weekly classes.


Essential Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications & Abilities:

Previous experience in an administration role

Strong time management, superior organization and multitasking skills

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills

Strong sense of initiative

Resilience and an ability to keep calm under pressure

Experience with software such as Word, Excel and databases

A full clean driver's licence

Eligibility for a NSW Working with Children Check

Desirable Knowledge & Skills:

Music and/or education experience

Tessitura experience

To apply: Send your resume and a letter of application addressing the position requirements to jobs@musicaviva.com.au. Inquiries regarding the role can be made by contacting HR Director Sarah Vickers on (02) 8394 6613 or SA State Manager Emily Kelly on (08) 7320 3321.

Please include a covering letter as applications without a cover letter addressing the position requirements will not be considered.

Musica Viva is a family friendly and flexible employer committed to equity and inclusion. We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other diverse cultural and regional communities. We also welcome applications from people who identify as having a disability. If at any stage of the recruitment process you require any accommodation due to a disability please let us know.

Applications close: 6pm Friday 11 January 2019