Closing Date: 11 Jan, 2019
Residency Primary Classroom Music Teacher Mentor
The residency program will bring Musica Viva In Schools.
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/
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
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.
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)
Category 2 Index of Educational Disadvantage
1 x 2/3 class
1 x 4/5 class
Elizabeth East PS.
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.
KEY COMPETENCIES AND EXPERIENCE OF POSITION HOLDER
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
To apply: Send your resume and a letter of application addressing the position requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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