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Instrumental Music Tutor (Voice)

Woodleigh School is seeking a sessional instrumental voice tutor to join our Junior Campus Penbank (Moorooduc).

Position: Sessional Instrumental Music Tutor (Voice ) Campus: Penbank Junior Campus Faculty/Department: Music Department, Arts Faculty Reports to: Director of Music, Anthony Bingham / Penbank Director of Music, Andrea Khoza Key Relationships: Music Department, Arts Faculty Members, Students, Staff

Position Summary

The role of the appointed Instrumental Music Tutor will be to join a dynamic team, teaching voice as part of the Instrumental Music Program at our Penbank Junior Campus, with the potential of increasing student numbers across our Minimbah Junior Campus. An involvement in the Co-Curricular Music Program as a supporting staff member for the wider Woodleigh Music Program is also a key component of the position.

Key Responsibilities:

Key responsibilities include:

  • Designing and implementing instrumental teaching programs developing technical skill, repertoire and engagement in music.
  • Developing teaching activities that incorporate differentiated strategies to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities.
  • Planning and implementing well- structured learning and teaching programs or lesson sequences that engage students and promote learning.
  • Selecting and using relevant teaching strategies to develop knowledge, skills, problem solving and critical and creative thinking.
  • Establishing and maintaining orderly and workable routines.
  • Providing timely, effective and appropriate feedback to students about their achievement relative to their learning goals.
  • Creating a positive environment where every student has the opportunity to learn
  • Contributing to collegial discussions and applying constructive feedback from colleagues to improve professional knowledge and practice.
  • Undertaking teaching across Primary and Secondary year levels
  • Undertaking other duties as required and which are relevant to the position, as directed by the Head of Faculty, Director of Music or Head of Campus
  • Catering to the individual needs of each student, for example, designing an engaging and creative program for students who want to play for leisure or preparing students for AMEB etc.
  • Preparing students for performances
  • Encouraging and supporting students to be involved in the co-curricular music ensembles
  • Fulfilling administrative requirements of the school, including organising student timetables, keeping lesson attendance records and preparing individualised reports within a given timeline
  • Ensuring lessons occur on a repeating and regular, weekly basis throughout each term, taking into account (and flexibly working with) the pre-requirements of the school-based curriculum
  • Communicating regularly with parents, particularly if there are any areas of concern, such as attendance issues, lack of practise etc.
  • Attending staff professional learning days, meetings and performances, as required.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate experience or skills in the following areas:

  • An understanding of appropriate behaviours when engaging with children.
  • Relevant instrumental teaching experience or experience working with children.
  • Relevant industry experience
  • Professional practice that is strongly aligned with the expectations of The Woodleigh Staff Member
  • Have a dynamic and approachable manner, with the ability to relate well to students of all ages
  • Have outstanding skills as a musician and a broad understanding of a range of styles/genres
  • Demonstrate the ability to work co-operatively as part of a team, with a focus on continuous improvement of our music department and teaching and learning within it.

Applicants must also demonstrate:

  • A commitment to Woodleigh’s Values of Respect for Self, Respect for Others and Respect for the Environment
  • A commitment to the School’s co-curricular, experiential and outdoor education programmes
  • Ability to work effectively within a team
  • The determination to strive for personal best
  • A willingness to innovate and encourage the development of creativity
  • Have a dynamic and approachable manner, with the ability to relate well to students of all ages
  • Demonstrate the ability to work co-operatively as part of a team, with a focus on continuous improvement of our music department and teaching and learning within it.

Education and Qualifications:

  • Appropriate tertiary qualification in Music, and/or Education is preferred.

Desirable

  • Experience in designing, implementing and assessing effective curriculum
  • Accompanying Skills and Experience

Conditions of Employment:

  • A VIT registration is preferred for this position
  • Qualification and first aid training confirmation is required for this position
  • It is a condition of employment that all staff take responsibility for a safe and healthy work environment and have a commitment to equal employment opportunity and a workplace free from discrimination and harassment
  • All staff are required to observe and uphold all of Woodleigh’s privacy policies and procedures.

Term: 

This is a sessional position, commencing Term 1, 2021

To apply: 

Applications should be addressed to the Human Resources and submitted via Seekby 5pm Monday 14 December.

For any queries relating to this position please contact Andrea Khoza – Penbank Director or Music akhoza@woodleigh.vic.edu.au or phone 03 5978 8425.

General

Located on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula, Woodleigh School is an independent, coeducational school comprising two Junior Campuses (ECC-Year 6) in Frankston South and Moorooduc and a Senior Campus in Langwarrin South.

Woodleigh is a community that strongly values a holistic education.  It is a place where students are known and valued, where boys and girls grow into independent, creative, resilient individuals together.

Woodleigh is a school of dynamic, academically rigorous learning, which reflects and responds to the world we live in today.  Whilst very definitely an academic school, with fine VCE results equipping the large majority of students for tertiary study, it also provides a number of other very important dimensions that prepare all students for the challenges of life in the twenty first century.

Woodleigh affirms openness, independence, self-motivation and initiative, and never limits students to predetermined outcomes.  Woodleigh is entirely coeducational, committed to the belief that this is the only suitable setting to educate both boys and girls for adult life.

The Woodleigh Teacher

  • Encourages a culture of mutual respect, inquiry, innovation and learning 
  • Emphasises the Woodleigh model for Personalised Learning in their professional practice (real world, experiential learning; assessment for learning; life-long learning skills; coaching and mentoring; and wellbeing and engagement.)
  • Communicates effectively with students and families about learning activities and student progress
  • Sets high academic achievement expectations 
  • Identifies and supports students' social, emotional, and behavioural learning needs
  • Facilitates, designs and engages with effective collaboration 
  • Provides timely feedback and collaborates with others to offer specialised support
  • Differentiates instruction based on feedback and learning needs

Woodleigh School is an equal opportunity employer. 

Woodleigh School is committed to a Child Safe school environment and has a zero tolerance of child abuse.