Classroom Music Teacher (Trumpet)

Woodleigh School Senior Campus is seeking a Classroom Music Teacher (Trumpet) on a part-time (0.3FTE), fixed-term contract (Term 3 2021).

Position: Classroom Music Teacher (Trumpet) Campus: Senior Campus Reports to: Director of Music and Arts Learning Area Leader

Key Relationships: Music Department, Arts Learning Area Members, Students, Staff

Position Summary

Woodleigh is looking for an experienced and passionate part-time music teacher specialising in trumpet, for the duration of Term 3, 2021. The required times are Tuesday mornings and all day Thursday. The successful candidate will have a warm and welcoming disposition, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and a willingness to innovate and encourage the development of musicianship and technique, and an eagerness to participate in a flourishing music department. The position also requires 1:1 instrumental teaching (remunerated at VMTA sessional rates above allotted) and ensemble teaching. The successful applicant will also be required to contribute to the school’s Camp and Activities programs.

Key Responsibilities

Teaching music

  • Ensure that the Music classroom environment reflects the essential elements of the MYP curriculum and promotes a safe and engaging place of learning and discovery
  • Support the wider Woodleigh Music Programming, including concerts and performances, productions and assemblies
  • Support the integration of Music into the units of inquiry (MYP)
  • Be an advocate for and promote Music and The Arts within the wider Woodleigh community


  • Employ a range of effective teaching strategies to successfully implement the curriculum
  • Differentiate the curriculum to ensure individual needs of students in classes are met
  • Participate in the development and evaluation of curriculum within the Music department
  • Reflect and assess on the effectiveness of teaching

Assessment and Reporting

  • Embed a range of assessment practices appropriate to the classroom program
  • Monitor each student and provide meaningful feedback
  • Clearly articulate task requirements so each student can participate to the best of their ability
  • Communicate professionally and effectively with colleagues and parents concerning student progress
  • Write formal academic reports aligned to the Woodleigh Reporting Style Guide
  • Keep accurate records of communications regarding student progress


  • Demonstrate a commitment to the use of ICT activities in the classroom to enhance teaching and learning
  • Use a variety of meaningful ICT experiences in classroom practice
  • Demonstrate a continued development of ICT training as required
  • Work within the guidelines of the Woodleigh ICT policy

Learning Environment

  • Promote an engaging environment of dynamic, inquiry learning.
  • Contribute to the maintenance of the Woodleigh Music Building and monitor spaces and equipment. 

Professional Development

  • Continually improve professional knowledge and practice, working within the MYP and Victorian Curriculum frameworks
  • Keep up to date with Australian and International Baccalaureate curriculum and resource development in Music
  • Set personal goals and in the area of professional learning and participate in the professional development processes used by Woodleigh
  • Maintain relationships with professional colleagues and associations

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

Experience and Skills

Must be able to demonstrate:

  • An understanding of appropriate behaviours when engaging with children.
  • Demonstrate a high level of art classroom teaching skills and the capacity to work with colleagues to continually improve learning and teaching.
  • Demonstrate the ability to monitor and assess student learning data and to use this data to inform teaching for improved student learning.
  • Demonstrate a high level of written and verbal communication skills and a high level of interpersonal skills including a capacity to develop constructive relationships with students, parents and staff.
  • Demonstrate a commitment and capacity to actively contribute to a broad range of the School’s activities and a commitment to ongoing professional learning to enable further development of skills, expertise and teaching capacity.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the values and vision of Woodleigh School.
  • Relevant classroom teaching experience or experience working with children
  • Professional practice that is strongly aligned with the expectations of The Woodleigh Teacher

Education and Qualifications

  • Appropriate tertiary qualification in Education.

Personal Qualities

  • 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


  • Experience in designing, implementing and assessing effective curriculum
  • Experience in the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme

Conditions of Employment

  • A VIT Registration is required for this position.
  • Qualification and First Aid Training confirmation are required for this position.
  • Woodleigh is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to appointing staff on the basis of merit.
  • At Woodleigh School, we have zero-tolerance for child abuse and are committed to acting in children’s best interests and keeping them safe from harm.  All staff are to abide by the Child Safety Code of Conduct.
  • 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 as implemented or varied from time to time.
  • Woodleigh operates a smoke-free work environment.


Fixed-term, Term 3 2021.

To Apply

Applications should be addressed to HR and submitted via Seek.

If you have any queries relating to this position please contact Anthony Bingham, Director of Music –

Applications close 5pm Tuesday 15 June 2021.


Located on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula, Woodleigh School is an independent, coeducational school comprising two Junior Campuses, Minimbah in Frankston South and Penbank in Moorooduc and a Senior Campus in Langwarrin South.

At Woodleigh, education is focused on our commitment to the holistic development of every student. We provide a nurturing and challenging environment that supports students to build the knowledge, skills and dispositions that they will need to thrive at and beyond school. We aim to develop independent, resilient, creative and compassionate individuals who can find personal success in life while making a positive contribution to the communities in which they live. 

At Woodleigh School, we see the development of academic learning, personal wellbeing, and student engagement as being interdependent. As a result, we promote the development of student outcomes across the essential elements of learning: the understanding of concepts, the acquisition of knowledge, the mastery of skills, the development of productive attitudes, and the ability to perform meaningful tasks in real-world settings. We understand that such deep learning is best cultivated in safe, supportive and respectful environments where students can take risks, question their assumptions, respond creatively, and explore new ways of thinking.  

The Woodleigh Teacher

A teacher at Woodleigh School: 

  • Encourages a culture of mutual respect, inquiry, innovation and learning 
  • Places an emphasis on the 5 Elements of the Woodleigh model for Personalised Learning in their professional practice  
  • Real-world learning 
  • Assessment for learning 
  • Life-long learning 
  • Student agency, coaching and mentoring  
  • Wellbeing and engagement 
  • Communicates effectively with students and families about student learning and 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 

Woodleigh School is an equal opportunity employer. 

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