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Job Title: Introduction to Music Education in the Primary Classroom online course facilitator
Reports to: Professional Development Manager
Location of Job: Can be facilitated remotely but ideally the candidate will reside in the same State/Territory as the course participants. Reliable internet access is required.
Appointment type: Contract – approximately 14-15 weeks, February to May 2020

Musica Viva’s Mission

Musica Viva exists to connect audiences with ensemble music of quality, diversity, challenge and joy, which inspires personal fulfilment and cultural vibrancy.

Musica Viva’s residency program aligns with MVIS’ mission to make quality music education accessible to Australian students, regardless of disadvantage due to geographic location, socioeconomic status or special needs. MVIS will contribute its significant expertise and resources to ensure the program aligns with industry standards and curriculum requirements.

Purpose of position
For the past 5 years, Music Viva Australia, in conjunction with the Centre for Professional Learning at the Teachers Federation of NSW, has successfully delivered an online professional development course introducing music education skills to generalist classroom teachers. The course is run via an Open Learning Platform and consists of 5 modules of a total 15 hours accredited Professional Learning, completed over a 12-14 week period. Due to the popularity of the course and demand in other states for this proven model, in 2020 we are offering it for the first time in SA, WA, QLD and ACT.

We are now seeking course instructors from SA, WA, ACT and QLD to facilitate the next iterations of the course, to be held from February – May 2020. The course can be facilitated remotely but ideally the candidates will reside in the same State/Territory as the course participants. Please note, reliable internet access is required. Further details of the course can be found at

This is a contract position. It attracts a gross fee of up to $10,100 plus GST and including 9.5% superannuation, for an intake of 70 participants, which is payable in stages as negotiated. Applicants should have an Australian Business Number. This amount will be revised if course numbers do not fill, with a minimum of 30 enrolments for the course to proceed. See table below for a sliding scale indication of fee payable to enrolment numbers.

Hours are flexible, and tasks can be performed remotely and outside of business hours if desired - the main aim is to meet project deadlines and to provide regular feedback to teachers in the course. The fee includes a $1,000 base fee for facilitating, plus 2 hours per student over the full course. So facilitation of 70 students would equate to approximately 150-160 hours of work over the 12-14 week period.

The online course will have music education at its core and its aims are to:

  • Introduce participants to each new module and address participant queries
  • Provide regular and timely feedback on assessment tasks, consisting of self-reflection activities, planning and programming tasks
  • Refer technical and administrative queries for solution by Musica Viva's in-house team
  • Collect and report on student engagement, completion and evaluation during and after the course
  • Maintain a spreadsheet tracking completion of tasks by each participant and important communication

Essential Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications & Abilities:

  • Bachelor of Music Education or Bachelor of Education with significant music expertise qualifications or higher
  • At least five years of primary classroom teaching experience
  • Proficiency in web and Microsoft Office applications
  • High level written communication skills
  • Substantial knowledge of the relevant Music Syllabus/Curriculum for the state in which the course is being delivered (e.g. The Arts: Music strand in the Australian Curriculum)
  • Experience delivering peer mentoring or providing training to adults

Desirable Knowledge & Skills:

  • Orff Schulwerk or Kodaly qualifications
  • Experience working within online training platforms

Equipment Required

  • You must have access to a computer with reliable and fast internet access

To apply: Send your resume and a letter of application addressing the position requirements to [email protected] Inquiries regarding the role can be made by contacting HR Director Sarah Vickers by email to [email protected] Please include a covering letter as applications without a cover letter addressing the position requirements will not be considered.

Musica Viva is a family friendly and flexible employer committed to equity and inclusion. We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other diverse cultural and regional  ommunities. We also welcome applications from people who identify as having a disability. If at any stage of the recruitment process you require any accommodation due to a disability please let us know. 

Applications close: 6pm Friday 13 December 2019

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