Upper and Lower Strings Specialists (Part time, Ongoing)

International Grammar School (IGS) is a vibrant, secular, coeducational school situated across five sites in Ultimo and Glebe. There are 1300 students from Preschool to Year 12 being educated in a unique bilingual environment. 

We are seeking a specialist upper string tutor (violin or viola) and a specialist lower string tutor (cello or double bass) to join our great team of passionate music educators, within our well established Music program at IGS.

Essential Criteria 

  • Tertiary qualification in violin, viola, cello or double bass (Performance and/or Pedagogy)
  • Enthusiasm, punctuality, commitment and reliability, with ongoing availability during School terms
  • Excellent communication and record keeping skills
  • Technological capabilities e.g. on-line platforms, Microsoft and Google experience
  • Collaborative and effective teamwork in a busy Music Department
  • Experience working with children from Kindergarten to Year 12 and HSC preparation
  • At least one year of teaching experience in individual and/or small group lessons
  • Experience assisting students and large, string ensemble directors, and potentially directing ensembles as required
  • Availability on Monday and Tuesday mornings 7.15-8.30am and afternoons 2.30-3.45pm for the Year 4 and 5 Instrumental Co-Curricular Program
  • Availability Thursday and/or Friday mornings 7.15-8.30am to assist with Co- and Extra-Curricular ensembles
  • Availability throughout the year to support School performances at Concerts, Assemblies and Tours

Desirable Criteria

  • Orff or Kodaly experience

Application Details:

To apply for this position, please visit our website, www.igssyd.nsw.edu.au

Here you will be able to review the Position Description and our Privacy Policy and learn more about International Grammar School. A capacity to embrace the School’s culture, values and Code of Conduct is essential to this position.

To apply please:

  • address your correspondence to the Principal, Ms Shauna Colnan.

Please provide:

  • a succinct Cover Letter, 1 – 2 pages, addressing the position requirements
  • your current CV with details of your experience and qualifications
  • the contact details for three Referees, including your current or most recent employer

Pre-Employment Checks:

You will need to provide:

  • your NSW Working with Children Clearance number and your date of birth.
  • copies of related qualifications and training, which may need to be certified and/or translated.
  • as applicable, details of your visa or work permit for verification. The successful candidate must have and maintain current working rights in Australia.
  • additional proof of identity may also be required
  • COVID-19 vaccination status in accordance with the 2021 NSW Public Health Order for Education and Care workers

Closing Date:  Wednesday 12 January 2022

  • Applications should be submitted as soon as possible, and interviews may commence prior to the closing date, and the position may be filled prior to the closing date.
  • Applications received after the closing date and time, may not be accepted. IGS reserves the right to appoint, appoint by invitation, or not to appoint.