Senior School Teacher of Music / Head of Woodwind
Exciting leadership opportunity to help shape the young musicians of the future
Convenient Western Suburbs location
Ongoing full time role, commencing Semester 1 2022
Are you committed to creating a challenging and engaging learning environment in which students can grow and flourish?
If the answer is yes, then working at Westbourne Grammar, a leading independent co-educational school, is the right career move for you. Steeped in history and tradition, yet with a very innovative and 21st Century approach to learning, there has never been a better time to join our inclusive community and play an instrumental part in shaping our future.
About the Role
This position is for an experienced and stylistically versatile woodwind specialist to lead and coordinate our woodwind department in an ongoing, full time role beginning Semester One, 2022.
The main teaching responsibilities of the role involve the Year 5 - 8 instrumental programs, the Year 9 elective program, as well delivering private tuition and a high-level contribution to the co-curricular ensemble program. The role will work closely with the Head of Brass to oversee the development of the wind band program Years 5 - 12.
We are looking for an exemplary practitioner to join our team, who displays the desire and skills to produce outstanding young musicians. Music technology skills and conducting experience are not essential but may be considered an advantage.
You are a woodwind player with strong technical abilities and versatility across a range of musical genres. You are an accomplished performer with extensive performance experience and have the ability to build rapport with young musicians
You are a VIT registered teacher and a tertiary qualification in Musical Performance will be highly regarded. Skills in composition, music technology and improvisation may be an additional advantage.
Full details can be found in the Position Description that is available on our website.
What we offer
Just twenty minutes from the city and forty minutes from Geelong, Westbourne is easily accessed by car or public transport.
Highly valued, dedicated and well-resourced, Westbourne's staff are the school's greatest asset. As individuals and collegially, they are fully committed to achieving the best possible outcomes for students in terms of both teaching and administrative roles. Working at Westbourne means you will be provided with continued support and training. At Westbourne, you will work in an environment that has excellent facilities and current technology to support the school's values and mission.
At the Truganina campus, each member of staff is allocated a designated parking space. In addition, all staff are eligible for a pro rata discount on school or ELC fees for their children if they attend Westbourne or Amici (the early learning centre). All staff have access to an employee assistance program, as well as state of the art recreational and fitness facilities.
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