Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/TCH820788
This is a permanent part-time (0.65FTE) position commencing Term 3, 2023
Instrumental Music School Services (IMSS) is seeking an experienced Contemporary Guitar and Bass teacher for the South-west area.
Ideally, applicants will have suitable experience in the following to undertake this specialised Music role:
- High level performance standards in a variety of Contemporary and Jazz styles on guitar and bass.
- Improvisation in a variety of styles including in a soloist capacity.
- Sight reading of treble and bass clef appropriate to each instrument.
- Direction of contemporary ensembles and an ability to include multiple instruments/vocalists in contemporary ensembles larger than the conventional size.
- Assembling and operating PA systems and other equipment associated with ensembles.
Additionally, experience of the following will be highly regarded:
- Writing arrangements for contemporary ensembles that can include woodwind, brass, keyboards and other instruments.
- Playing a simple drum kit including straight and swung quavers; simple electric keyboard parts including organ/synthesizer,and providing simple coaching for vocalists in ensembles including harmony coaching.
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 7 – 12 in a variety of schools within the South-West area. As a Contemporary Guitar and Bass teacher, you should 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.
Our vision at IMSS is to provide a rich environment where students have opportunities and pathways for inspiration, success in music and personal excellence. There is a particularly close collegial relationship amongst staff that allows for significant professional growth as a teacher and musician.
IMSS is a large service provider which works across metropolitan and country primary and secondary schools, providing instrumental instruction to 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.
In the first instance, only applicants with teaching qualifications will be considered, though untrained teachers are still encouraged to apply. Where there are no suitable applicants with teaching qualifications, applicants without teaching qualifications may be considered
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 education.wa.edu.au/instrumental-music or Schools Online
Appointed applicants may be eligible for Recognition of Experience and Qualifications
For further job related information :
You are encouraged to contact Deborah Banks, Deputy Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Australind, by telephoning (08) 9338 9500 or emailing Deborah.Banks@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 who can attest to the claims made in your written application, preferably 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.
Employees will be required to:
- provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy;
- complete the Department’s Aboriginal Cultural Appreciation course;
- obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment;
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check; and
- meet the Department of Education Teacher Qualifications and Registration
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, 7 June 2023
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.