Head of Strings

St Aloysius' College

Milsons Point, NSW 


Head of Faculty / Department

Teaching Subject: Music

Contract Type: Permanent/Ongoing Position Full Time

Applications Close: 5 December 2023


The College is seeking a strong and passionate Head of Strings to lead the Strings Program and ensembles across Years 3-12.

<p><i>Established in 1879, St Aloysius&#39; College is a Catholic, Jesuit day school for boys from Year 3 to Year 12. Situated in the shadow of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, it has an enrolment of over 1200 students.</i></p><p><i> </i></p><div><i>The College is conducted by the Society of Jesus and is part of a worldwide network of Jesuit primary and secondary schools and universities.</i></div><div><br /></div><div> </div><div><b>About the Role</b></div><div><b><br /></b></div><div><b> </b></div><div><b>Head of Strings</b></div><div><br /></div><div> </div><div>St Aloysius&#39; College is seeking to appoint a vibrant and inspiring Head of Strings to lead and coordinate the Strings Program and ensembles across Years 3-12, working collaboratively with other Music educators in the pursuit of excellence in the College’s Music Program.</div><div><br /></div><div> </div><div>This role is responsible for and instrumental in the development, implementation, teaching and evaluation of a sequential Strings Program to achieve specific outcomes for students within their classes, individually and in ensembles. Beyond the classroom, the successful candidate will demonstrate a willingness to promote the continued growth of the Strings Program, as well as participate and assist in all musical co-curricular activities throughout the College calendar.</div><div><br /></div><div> </div><div>Reporting to the Director of Music, the successful candidate will possess effective leadership and coordination skills in managing a large Strings Program, with the ability to create a positive, supportive and an engaging ensemble environment that meets the creative, social and emotional needs of all students.</div><div><br /></div><div> </div><div>Joining a high performing team of educators and musicians, you will support and lead the future of music education, ensuring the seamless delivery of quality music programs for students. Whilst working across Years 3 – 12 Music Programs, the Head of Strings is situated on the Junior School Campus and is responsible for the delivery of the compulsory Years 3 and 4 Strings Program, as well as the co-curricular string ensembles from Years 3 to 12.</div><div><br /></div><div> </div><div>This is an ongoing, full-time role, commencing in January 2024.</div><div><br /></div><div><br /></div><div> </div><div><b>We Offer</b></div><div><b><br /></b></div><div><b> </b></div><div>At St Aloysius&#39; we are a proud community with strong Ignatian traditions, committed to fostering an authentic sense of team, developing career pathways and offering a workplace culture, benefits and opportunities reflective of a contemporary work environment. </div><div>The College offers staff:</div><div> </div><ul><li>Professional growth and career development opportunities through tailored programs for teaching, support and operational staff </li><li>Competitive remuneration, paying above MEA rates </li><li>Brand new learning and office facilities opening in 2024 </li><li>Mentoring and coaching for early career and graduate teachers </li><li>Accreditation support for Experienced Teachers </li><li>Tertiary study and research grants </li><li>Student tuition fee discounts </li><li>Salary sacrifice options </li><li>Staff Wellbeing Program, inclusive of vaccinations, Employee Assistance Program and in-house counselling services </li><li>Access to aquatic and fitness centre facilities </li></ul><div><b><br /></b></div><div><b>About You</b></div><div><br /></div><div> </div><div>To be considered for this position, the successful candidate will need to demonstrate: </div><ul><li>Commitment to the mission of Catholic education of boys in the Jesuit tradition; </li><li>Appropriate qualifications, specifically Tertiary qualifications in Music Performance and/or Music Education. Post Graduate qualifications are desirable; </li><li>Eligibility to teach under the requirements of NSW legislation and College policy is desirable though not essential; </li><li>Demonstrated experience in a music leadership role; </li><li>Demonstrated experience and success in building string programs and conducting ensembles across all age groups; </li><li>Demonstrated superior instrumental ability on an orchestral string instrument; </li><li>Ability to conduct and support ensembles, including arranging sheet music as required; </li><li>Ability to create a positive, supportive and engaging ensemble climate that meets the creative, social and emotional needs of all students; </li><li>Ability to take ownership of tasks, demonstrate initiative and produce work of a consistently high standard; </li><li>Effective and efficient conflict resolution skills; </li><li>Commitment to participation in the pastoral and co-curricular programs of the College; </li><li>Ability and willingness to teach in the academic music program as required; </li><li>Highly developed organisation and administrative skills.</li></ul><div><b><br /></b></div><div><b>How to Apply</b></div><div><br /></div><div> </div><div>For more information about the College, this opportunity, selection criteria and the application process please visit the College website:</div><div><br /></div><div> </div><div><a href="https://www.staloysius.nsw.edu.au/our-people/current-opportunities" rel="nofollow">https://www.staloysius.nsw.edu.au/our-people/current-opportunities</a></div><div><br /></div><div> </div><div>Only applications received via <a href="mailto:recruitment&#64;staloysius.nsw.edu.au" rel="nofollow">recruitment&#64;staloysius.nsw.edu.au</a> will be considered, and St Aloysius’ College reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.</div><div><br /></div><div> </div><div>St Aloysius’ College is committed to protecting children and young people from harm. We require all applicants to undergo an extensive screening process prior to appointment.</div><div><br /></div><div> </div><div>Applications Close: 5.00pm, Tuesday 5 December 2023</div><div><br /></div><div> </div><div><a href="http://www.staloysius.nsw.edu.au" rel="nofollow">www.staloysius.nsw.edu.au</a> </div><div><br /></div><div> </div><div> </div><div> </div><div> </div><p></p>
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<p>For more information about the College, this opportunity, selection criteria and the application process please visit the College website:</p><p> </p><div><a href="https://www.staloysius.nsw.edu.au/our-people/current-opportunities" rel="nofollow">https://www.staloysius.nsw.edu.au/our-people/current-opportunities</a> </div><div><br /></div><div>Only applications received via <a href="mailto:recruitment&#64;staloysius.nsw.edu.au" rel="nofollow">recruitment&#64;staloysius.nsw.edu.au</a> will be considered, and St Aloysius’ College reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.</div><div><br /></div><div> </div><div>St Aloysius’ College is committed to protecting children and young people from harm. We require all applicants to undergo an extensive screening process prior to appointment.</div><div><br /></div><div> </div><div><b>Applications Close: </b>5.00pm, Tuesday 5 December 2023</div><div><br /></div><div><a href="http://www.staloysius.nsw.edu.au" rel="nofollow">www.staloysius.nsw.edu.au</a> </div><div><br /></div><p></p>

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