Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH610439
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2020
Are you a highly skilled and passionate Multi-Instrumental Teacher?
Instrumental Music School Services is seeking a contemporary guitar, bass, saxophone and percussion teacher to teach students from years 5 – 12 and to conduct ensembles as required in the Geraldton Area.
Suitable applicants should be able to show evidence of the following Professional knowledge:
- Performance standards in a variety of contemporary and jazz and Western art styles on principal and other instruments.
- Improvisation in a variety of styles including in a soloist capacity.
- Sight reading appropriate to each instrument.
- Direction of concert band, jazz and contemporary ensembles.
- Writing arrangements for contemporary ensembles that can include woodwind, brass, keyboards and other instruments. Playing electric keyboard parts including organ/synthesizer, and providing coaching for vocalists in ensembles including harmony coaching.
- Assembling and operating PA systems and other equipment associated with ensembles.
We are looking for candidates who adopt a flexible approach to their working day and who will embrace the opportunity to work within a variety of environments. The successful applicant will be required to teach in small groups, a range of students from years 5 – 12 in a variety of schools within the Geraldton area. As a Contemporary guitar and bass teacher, you will be expected to conduct ensembles in some of the schools in which you work. You would be responsible for negotiating your own timetable with the schools in your allocation.
The Instrumental Music School Services employs dedicated instrumental teachers who are passionate in their chosen field. There is a particularly close collegial relationship amongst staff that allows for significant professional growth as a teacher and musician.
Our services enhance student learning in music through the provision of instrumental music tuition in schools and school clusters, offering music as part of their curriculum provision in the Arts learning area. The primary function of the Multi-Instrument Teacher is to provide a quality music education to students through tuition that embraces the principals of the WA Curriculum.
We currently have more than 250 teaching staff who work in over 460 metropolitan and country primary and secondary schools, providing instrumental instruction to approximately 17,000 students from Years 3 to 12. In addition to weekly small group instrumental lessons, students have opportunities to participate in enrichment music activities which combine students working collaboratively across year levels and with students from other schools.
This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur throughout our school for up to 12 months following this initial appointment. This includes circumstances where this position becomes subsequently vacant should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position.
To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate your competency against the following domains (that govern the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers):
- Professional knowledge;
- Professional practice; and
- Professional engagement.
Applications will be assessed against these domains. The business needs of the school may also be considered. It is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.
Applicants currently completing the Department of Education Leap program (formerly known as the Switch program) can apply for vacancies using their current or Leap qualification – even if they have not completed the program at the time of applying. Applicants may be appointed to a vacancy based on the qualification being completed via the Leap program.
The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.
Further information about Instrumental Music School Services can be found by visiting Schools Online.
Appointed applicants may be eligible for recognition of prior service.
For further job related information:
Please contact Kevin Fraser, Deputy Principal, by telephoning (08) 9272 7800 or emailing Kevin.Fraser@education.wa.edu.au.
All applications are submitted online. Select “Apply for Job”, at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions on your screen.
Your application should include:
- A four (4) page statement addressing the domains that govern the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, in context of the role and business needs of the school;
- A CV of up to four (4) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position;
- The contact details for two (2) work related referees (one being your current line manager).
It is recommended you have these documents completed and ready to attach before selecting “Apply for Job”.
You are asked to complete an online application form and attach your documentation, please allow enough time to complete this process as applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.
After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please telephone (08) 9264 4127.
If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.
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Employees will be required to:
- provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy;
- obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment;
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check; and
- be eligible for, or registered with the Teacher Registration Board (TRB). Information regarding eligibility may be obtained by contacting TRB on (08) 9230 0600 or for Country callers 1300 652 911 or trb.wa.gov.au.
Employees will be required to:
- complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement; and
- complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy.
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Wednesday, 11 December 2019.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.