Head of Music

Head of Music

Full-time position commencing Term 4, 2020 or Term 1, 2021

School: Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School

Closing Date: Aug 3 2020

As the first Steiner School in Australia, Glenaeon has built a fine heritage of pioneering work in innovative education for over 60 years. We now educate some 500 students from Preschool to Year 12 across three campuses at Castlecrag, Middle Cove and Willoughby on Sydney’s Lower North Shore. This position is based at our bushland Middle Cove campus.

Music is embedded in our school culture and we seek a highly skilled and passionate musician who is committed to bringing quality learning experiences to students. The role has Head of Department responsibilities and overall responsibility for classroom music teaching from Year 4 to HSC, and for the co-curricular music program including the peripatetic music tuition. The successful candidate should be an experienced musician and teacher qualified to teach in NSW, one who is able to support the ethos and creative pedagogy of a Rudolf Steiner school. Successful experience with HSC Stage 6, both Music 1 and Music 2 including Extension, is essential. The ability to direct and inspire students in co-curricular music ensembles is also essential. Piano accompaniment skills would be an advantage.

Employment for teachers at Glenaeon is based on the Independent Schools NSW Teachers (Hybrid Model) Multi-Enterprise Agreement. The successful candidate must also provide a Working With Children Clearance prior to commencing.

Preliminary enquiries may be directed to the Head of School on (02) 9932 2316.

To apply, please submit your application via email to the Head of School at headofschool@glenaeon.nsw.edu.au

Applications for the position should include the following:

  • A full Resume including current position and areas of responsibility, career history and relevant leadership and management experience, academic qualifications, and professional memberships.
  • A cover letter indicating how your experience and expertise will enable you to deliver to the requirements of the position.
  • A supporting statement of no more than one page demonstrating how your educational philosophy and thinking relates to the pedagogy of a Rudolf Steiner education.
  • The names and full contact details of three referees who may be approached in confidence.