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Director of Junior Campus Music

This is a rare opportunity for a person of great creativity and drive to continue to build on Woodleigh School’s reputation as a leader in Arts education. The Director of Junior Campus Music will work with students from Early Childhood through to Year 6 at our Minimbah Campus to further develop a music curriculum and faculty which seeks to engage every student in an exciting and relevant learning journey. Part Time 0.6 Position. Position commences Term 1 2018.

Reports to:

Director of Music, Head of Junior Campus (Minimbah), Deputy Head of Junior Campus (Curriculum/Administration) 

Responsible for:

  • The Junior Music Department and be a voice for music at Minimbah. 
  • Daily running and organisation of the Junior Campus instrumental program, liaising with the instrumental music staff, students and parents.
  • Plan, organise and direct music concerts and events. 
  • Direct, organise and conduct musical groups, ensembles and choirs as well as other musical programs.
  • Communicate with the school community through different medium. 
  • Devise and implement an engaging and mindful music curriculum, ensuring it is appropriately documented.
  • Support, manage and guide music staff through the reporting and assessment of students.
  • Manage the upkeep, ordering, storage and distribution of materials and resources in the Music House.
  • Work with the senior campus as a whole music department, in terms of budget, curriculum, concerts etc.
  • Teach music classes from Early Childhood to Year 3. 
  • Lead the development of the cross-campus music day to be a significant experience for music and celebration across our School.

Essential Requirements:

At Woodleigh School we have a 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.

The Director of Junior Campus Music will play a key role in the development of the Minimbah Music Department, offering an exemplary classroom music program, a classroom instrumental and strings program, choirs, bands, ensembles, a broad instrumental program and outstanding performance opportunities.

The person needs to be an outstanding classroom practitioner with a broad knowledge of music. They need to be a team player with well-developed collaborative skills but with a strong vision for music at the Minimbah campus. They must have the ability to teach across all primary levels. The person must have the ability to offer the inspirational leadership needed to develop the music program at Minimbah. They must have well-developed organisational and managerial skills. They must have the ability to conduct bands, ensembles and choirs. The person must ensure that the music program provides maximum opportunities for all students to learn a musical instrument and take part in a music ensemble or choral group.

The Director of Junior Music is responsible for implementing a music curriculum that engages and inspires the students. Programs such a Year 2 strings, Year 5 and 6 Music Workshop, Year 3 and 4 Choir and Year 5 and 6 Choir are to be co-ordinated. They should promote the implementation of new information technologies into the classroom to create an engaging and relevant learning environment.

Choral experience is also essential. It is desirable to have well rounded instrumental skills on all instruments and a working knowledge of music technology. They must be able to arrange suitable and engaging music for students in a wide variety of settings. They need to ensure the music program provides maximum opportunities for Minimbah students to learn a musical instrument and take part in a music ensemble or choral group.

They need to hold appropriate registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching and a degree(s) in the appropriate subject area.

Desirable Requirements:

  • Have Kodaly and Orff-Schulwerk training or appropriate. 
  • Have competent piano accompanying skills. 
  • Have a working knowledge of music technology. 
  • Have established instrumental skills and a good working knowledge of a wide range of instruments.

Prepared by:

Cathy Holt

Date prepared:

30 August, 2017

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.

Woodleigh School is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday 13 September 2017.

For position specific enquiries, please contact Cathy Holt – Director of Music at Woodleigh School on 5971 6100, or email cholt@woodleigh.vic.edu.au.

All applications are to be directed to the Principal, Mr Jonathan Walter.

Email principalsoffice@woodleigh.vic.edu.au.