Music Program Director

About the organisation

Good to Great Schools Australia (GGSA) is a non for profit organisation that partners with schools and school systems to support school improvement from Poor to Fair, Fair to Good and Good to Great. We do this by attending to three important practices identified in high-performing school systems: Great Teachers, Effective Instruction and Every Child.

About the role

The School Improvement Unit encompasses the Literacy in Remote Schools (LRS) and the Academy programs. These programs span remote schools across Cape York, Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory. Good to Great Schools Australia oversees the educational program at The Cape York Aboriginal Academy at Coen and Hope Vale through a unique partnership with Queensland Department of Education and Training.

The Music Program Director works closely with the Coen and Hope Vale classroom music teachers, our partners Queensland Music Festival, the school Principals and the Project Owner of the CYAAA Music Program improvement project and the Comprehensive Music Program innovation project.

Job tasks and responsibilities

The Music Program Director is responsible for:

  • Program Management
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Program monitoring and reporting
  • Coordinating and teaching Instrumental Music
  • Coordinate Band Camp and other performances
  • Stakeholder engagement

We are looking for a self-confident, results-driven individual with excellent time management and organisation skills who have the ability to work in an extremely busy environment and manage conflicting priorities.

Essential Selection Criteria

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience working as an instrumental music teacher/instructor.
  • Current full registration or eligibility for full registrations, as a teacher in Queensland.
  • Possession of a relevant education or teaching degree from a recognised tertiary institution, and a demonstrated high level of commitment to develop and maintain professional knowledge and skills
  • Possession of a qualification in music from a recognised tertiary institute
  • Ability to use a variety of instruments
  • Experience teaching instrumental music
  • Experience organising and teaching a band and choir
  • Experience organising performances and band camp
  • Experience teaching choir

On offer

  • Attractive remuneration package
  • Various salary-sacrificing options (including an employee benefits card) under the Public Benevolent Institution (PBI) scheme
  • Leave loading of 9.5 percent
  • Fast-paced environment and interesting workload

Positions at GGSA are subject to the successful candidate conducting a national police check and successfully obtaining a Working With Children Card (Blue card).

We offer rewarding careers for outstanding professionals, ongoing learning and development opportunities, a collaborative culture with flexible and agile work practices that focus on driving innovation.

Applicants need to submit a resume and an application letter that addresses the essential selection criteria above. GGSA does not consider applications that do not address the selection criteria. Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and previous applicants need not apply.

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