Early Childhood Teacher: Music and Movement

This is a Full-time permanent position

– Highly regarded independent school
– A collaborative and friendly team with a great work culture
–  Access to high quality professional learning and mentoring
–  Salary in accordance with the NSW Independent Schools MEA

International Grammar School is a vibrant, secular, coeducational school situated across five sites in Ultimo and Glebe. There are 1300 students, all learning in a unique bilingual environment. Music is considered the second language of the School.

Our Early Learning Centre is supported by qualified, dedicated and passionate teachers and educators who love what they do. We nurture each child’s curiosity, self-discovery and creativity in an environment rich in languages, music and vibrant opportunities. Through our innovative program we embrace diversity and celebrate personal achievement. We encourage children aged 3-5 years to explore and discover their world and support the joy of learning another language – our school’s unique offering. 

The role:
We have a rare opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced university qualified Early Childhood Teacher to be our specialist music teacher that will incorporate singing, movement and tuned/untuned percussion instruments into our music sessions, with the aim of developing an understanding of the elements of music, and to also provide general early childhood teaching support across the program and class groups.

The requirements:
As the ELC Music and Movement specialist, you will work collaboratively with teachers and educators to develop creative and innovative programs for young children attending our four Early Learning class groups, aligning to the practices, principles and outcomes of the Early Years Learning Framework and the Early Stage 1 Music curriculum. Knowledge and
experience in teaching Music through the Orff Schulwerk Methodology will be well regarded.

Essential criteria:
– Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) or equivalent with a specialisation or additional qualification in music
– Extensive knowledge of child development and capabilities in planning, implementing and evaluating a high quality program reflective of the EYLF
– Ability to work collaboratively with children, families and other professionals
– Commitment to ongoing learning
– Demonstrate innovative practices in an early learning context
– Have a passion for teaching music and movement

Closing Date: Thursday 25 February 2021

Applicants for this position must hold a NSW Working with Children Check.