Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SA848976
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2024
Are you ready to take your career as a Performing Arts educator to the next level?
A new opportunity exists for a teacher leader with a passion for fostering creativity and nurturing artistic expression in students to expand the leadership of the Arts Learning Area as Program Coordinator - Performing Arts.
Founded in 1955, Mount Lawley Senior High School is located 5 kilometres north of the Perth CBD. It comprises three sub-schools; Middle School Years 7 & 8, Upper School Years 9 & 10 and Senior School Years 11 & 12. It hosts a Gifted and Talented Languages program, an approved Specialist Visual and Performing Arts (SVAPA) program, a well respected Music program and the innovative Aboriginal Excellence Program. The school offers a breadth of curriculum choices and has a rich history of student success and achievement.
In anticipation of acquiring the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts facilities when it relocates to the Edith Cowan University City Campus, Mount Lawley Senior High School is seeking to expand the performing arts opportunities for all of its students.
This position will work to enhance the school’s highly regarded SVAPA, Drama and Music programs. As dance studio facilities become available, the position will plan for the introduction and establishment of a dance program. Expertise and an ongoing commitment to coordinate Drama, Music and theatre performance opportunities for students in Years 7-12 is highly desirable.
As a key member of the School’s Leadership Team, it is desirable that you will have had recent experience leading a Performing Arts team. You will be required to provide curriculum leadership in Performing Art subjects and work in collaboration with fellow Level 3 Teacher Administrators and School Administrators to implement the Western Australian Curriculum.
The successful applicant will ideally possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills and provide professional leadership to teachers and other staff members in curriculum, assessment and reporting matters. The ability to analyse student performance data and use this in planning is critical.
The Program Coordinator will be responsible for the annual reflection, review and operational planning cycle. They will also lead the Professional Learning Community across their learning area. There is an expectation that staff engage in reflective practice, informed by a close examination of student performance data and respond with relevant improvement plans.
The successful applicant should embrace a personal commitment to the values of the school: excellence, respect, perseverance and learning. Additionally, teachers are expected to embrace the school’s Pedagogical Framework and the associated program of improving teaching, including peer observation. They should work collaboratively with their peers and within their various teams as part of a professional learning community.
There is an expectation that all staff employed by the school have a focus on pastoral care, students’ well-being and commitment to forming positive working relationships with students. Staff will engage with parents to assist student learning and ensure there are no surprises about student progress.
A major strength of the school is its strong links and partnerships with parents and the broader community. The role in liaising with the school’s Arts parent support groups. All staff at Mount Lawley Senior High School are committed to the provision of learning programs that cater for all post-school destinations including university, State Training Providers and employment.
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 the following work related requirements:
- Capacity to provide effective leadership in a diverse range of educational settings;
- High level of interpersonal and public relations skills that demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships to achieve planned outcomes.
- Professional knowledge and the ability to apply this knowledge to ensure a high level of educational outcomes for all students (e.g. Aboriginal students, students from diverse ethnic backgrounds and students with special needs).
- Capacity to manage physical and financial resources.
Applications will be assessed against the work related requirements of the position. 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.
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 Mount Lawley Senior High School can be found by visiting lawley.wa.edu.au or Schools Online or by downloading the relevant attachment below.
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For further job related information
Please contact Renae Hill, Associate Principal by telephoning (08) 9265 1543 or emailing Renae.Hill@education.wa.edu.au
During the school holiday period, please contact Renae Hill on 0403 850 643
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 Work Related Requirements, in context of the role and business needs of the branch
- A CV of up to three (3) 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.
Eligibility and training requirements
Employees will be required to:
- provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy;
- hold a recognised qualification in teaching and be currently registered or eligible for registration to teach in Western Australia;
- obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment;
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check;
- complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement;
- complete the Department’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural awareness online course within 3 months of commencement;
- complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy; and
- complete the Department’s training in Accountable and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment.
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Monday, 23 October 2023
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.