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Sessional Music Teacher – Piano

​The Sessional Music Teacher – Piano, supports the wider Woodleigh Music Program and encourages the students in their musical pursuits. This is a sessional position commencing in Term 2, 2021.


Position: Sessional Music Teacher – Piano Campus: Woodleigh School Senior Campus, Minimbah and Penbank Reports to: Director of Music and Arts Learning Area Leader; Penbank Head of Campus and Director of Music; Minimbah Head of Campus and Director of Music; Head of Senior Campus

Collaborates with: Directors of Music and Arts Learning Area Leader

Key Relationships: Music Department, Arts Faculty Members, students, parents and staff

Position Summary

An exciting opportunity exists for an enthusiastic and inspiring teacher of piano to support our primary and secondary students at both junior campuses (Penbank and Minimbah), as well as our senior campus. There is currently a waiting list of students seeking piano lessons and an opportunity to grow this position over time.

Key Responsibilities

Teaching Music responsibilities: 

  • Support the wider Woodleigh Music Program, including concerts and performances, productions and assemblies. 
  • Be an advocate for and promote music and the arts within the wider Woodleigh community. 

Curriculum 

  • Reflect on and assess the effectiveness of teaching.  

Assessment and Reporting 

  • Monitor each student and provide meaningful feedback.  
  • 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.  

ICT 

  • 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 Department and monitor spaces and equipment.   
  • Create a positive environment where every student has the opportunity to learn 
  • Undertake other duties as required and which are relevant to the position, as directed by the Woodleigh School Directors of Music and Woodleigh School Arts Learning Area Leader.  

Professional Development 

  • Set personal goals and in the area of professional learning and participate in the professional development processes used by Woodleigh School.  
  • Maintain relationships with professional colleagues and associations.

General

  • Other duties as required.

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

Experience and Skills

  • An understanding of appropriate behaviours when engaging with children
  • Relevant classroom teaching experience or experience working with children
  • Professional practice that is strongly aligned with the expectations of a Woodleigh School teacher
  • Knowledge of the AMEB Syllabus and ANZCA Syllabus 
  • Well-developed ICT skills 
  • A high level of musical/instrumental proficiency 

Interpersonal Skills

  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • High levels of communication (written and oral) with parents, students and institutions
  • Ability to maintain strong relationships with staff
  • Ability to model the attributes of a life-long learner 
  • A willingness to innovate and encourage the development of creativity
  • Positive and courteous

Education and Qualifications

  • Appropriate tertiary qualification in education is preferred

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
  • The determination to strive for personal best
  • A willingness to innovate and encourage the development of creativity

Desirable

  • Be committed to working on continuing to develop skills as a musician and music educator 
  • Experience in designing, implementing and assessing effective curriculum
  • Knowledge of and experience with current educational trends in arts education 
  • Knowledge of and experience with the application of ICT in education
  • Accompaniment skills 

Conditions of Employment

  • A VIT Registration is preferred for this position
  • A Working with Children’s Check 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.

Term

This is a sessional position.

To Apply

Applications should be addressed to Human Resources and submitted via SEEK by Thursday 13 May. 

Any queries relating to this position to Anthony Bingham –  Director of Music: abingham@woodleigh.vic.edu.au or 03 5971 6100

General 

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.