Upper Strings Specialist

Casual Position

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 to join our great team of passionate music educators, within our well established Music program at IGS. This role operates primarily during Term Time and will commence as soon as possible in Term One 2023, with hours per week to be determined.

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
  • Ability to effectively prepare timetables, write reports, and communicate positively with parents and staff members
  • Collaborative and effective teamwork in a busy Music Department
  • Experience working with children from Kindergarten to Year 12 and in 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 throughout the year to support School performances at Concerts, Assemblies and Tours

Desirable Criteria

  • Orff-Schulwerk and/or Kodaly experience

Initial hours of work

  • 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
  • Further hours are available through our Music Tuition program

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, training and transcripts, which may need to be certified and/or translated.
  • proof of identity will be required
  • as applicable, details of your visa or work permit for verification. The successful candidate must have and maintain current working rights in Australia.
  • COVID-19 vaccination status in accordance with the current IGS Vaccination Policy

Closing Date:   4pm, Wednesday 25 January 2023

  • Applications should be submitted as soon as possible, and interviews may commence prior to the closing date. Please note 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.
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