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The VCA Secondary School is a close-knit community of teaching and artistic professionals committed to providing an environment in which students with talent and potential in the arts are encouraged to excel in both the arts and academic studies.

All staff who work at the VCA Secondary School require Victorian Institute of Teaching registration or a current Working with Children Check.

Teachers who may be interested in applying for Casual Replacement Teaching should send their resume to the Assistant Principal.

 

HEAD OF MUSIC - VCASS

Head of Music commencing January 2018

After 13 years of outstanding leadership of the music program at the VCA Secondary School Mr Michael Sargeant has been promoted to Assistant Principal of the school.

RECRUITMENT ONLINE

Recruitment online  - Please apply online at www.education.vic.gov.au/schooljobs

Job Reference Number - 1092645

Apply by - 6th September 2017

Tours of the school will be held on Tuesday 5th September at 3.00 pm

To register your place on the tour please call the school reception on 8644-8644

 

Job Description

The Head of Music, VCASS, is responsible for the artistic vision, management, development and co-ordination of the VCASS music program within the broader VCASS context

The Victorian College of Arts Secondary School is the premier secondary arts education institution in the country.

The VCASS Music Program was one of two inaugural specialist programs at the inception of the school over 40 years ago.

VCASS Music comprises a core staff of innovative and vibrant teachers.

VCASS Music contracts over 50 instrumental music teachers to deliver its world class instrumental and ensemble program.

 Duties and Responsibilities

 The successful candidate will be responsible for

  • The overall Guidance and Vision of VCASS Music within the context of the VCASS Vision, Mission and Guiding Principles Policy

 

 The successful candidate will be responsible for

  • Leading Curriculum Development in all areas of the VCASS Music Program
  • Providing educational leadership and modeling best practice teaching
  • To be involved in all aspects of VCASS teaching
  • Staffing of the VCASS Classroom teaching program.
  • Staffing of the Instrumental Teaching and Ensemble tutoring program
  • Staff performance plan process in conjunction with the Assistant Principal
  • Overeeing the extensive Visiting Artists program
  • Overseeing the annual Music Awards
  • Overseeing the audition process and Music entry to the school
  • Student Welfare in the music program in conjunction with Year Level Coordinators, the Head of Student Services and the School Psychologist.

 

 The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Artistic overview of the extensive VCASS Concert Program including the Annual Melbourne Recital Centre Concert, the May Ensembles Concert, the key Jazz performances as well as the Chamber Ensemble and Solo Competition concerts
  • Overview of the Extensive Large Ensemble Program
  • Overview Outreach Program
  • Overview Performance Classes and student Solo Performance Concerts
  • Overview student Chamber Performance concerts
  • Maintaining the equipment and facilities of VCASS Music
  • Any other duties as determined by the school Principal

 

Key Competencies

The successful candidate must have:

  • A proven track record as a high level music educator
  • High level education management skills
  • Strong music industry experience
  • Exemplary teaching skills
  • A proven track record in teaching VCE music
  • A strong commitment to Kodaly musicianship teaching principles
  • A strong commitment to the outstanding VCASS Choral Program
  • A strong commitment to the outstanding VCASS Jazz Program
  • High level conducting and personal musicianship skills
  • Bachelors Degree (or higher) in Music
  • Diploma of Education (or higher)
  • Full VIT registration

 

It is highly desirable for the successful candidate to have:

  • Experience in teaching Kodaly methodology
  • High level experience in tutoring small ensembles
  • Comprehensive knowledge of a diverse range of musical styles
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