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Education Executive, NSW, NT & TAS

Reports to: National Education Manager
Location of Job: Sydney
Appointment type: Part-time (0.8 days)

Musica Viva’s Mission 

Musica Viva inspires through ensemble music of quality, diversity, challenge and joy. 

Purpose of position 

The Education Executive NSW, NT & TAS is the key relationship holder with schools and school teachers in NSW, NT and Tas, and holds chief responsibility of sales of the Musica Viva In Schools (MVIS) program and professional development to schools and teachers in those states, complementing the schools’ music curriculum and fostering children’s interest in and love of music. 

Reporting/working relationships 

The position reports to the National Education Manager for overall accountability, but also deals with the following people by functional area: 

Education/artistic content: Education casual staff, interns and volunteers, Director of Business Development Education, Producer, Program Executive, Professional Development Manager, Ticketing Assistant

Marketing: Senior Marketing Manager, Marketing Coordinator Education 

Operational / admin: Operations and Artist Manager, Chief Financial Officer and Accounts Administrator and Assistant 

Development: Corporate Partnership Manager, Grants Manager 

The position supervises the Education Coordinator, NSW, NT & TAS

The Education Executive, NSW, NT & TAS is also expected to develop & sustain working relationships with external client groups in the delivery of the Musica Viva In Schools and professional development programs to schools. 


1. Revenue Generation

• Establish and maintain strong relationships with teachers and schools, in order to achieve annual MVIS targets for NSW, TAS and NT 

• Implement NSW, NT and Tas state-based sales and marketing plan, including recruitment of short–term paid staff and volunteers

• Manage and maintain effective communications with teachers and principals in NSW, NT, Tas, including visiting target schools as required to help in achieving set targets 

2. Professional Development Program

• Work with Professional Development Manager, plan annual teacher PD calendar for NSW, NT & TAS including identifying region needs and securing venues 

• Leverage contacts with teachers and schools in order to achieve annual PD targets for NSW, NT and Tas

• Work with Marketing Department to execute effective marketing of PD events, including personal communication with schools and principals when necessary

• Attend and host PD events when budget permits around NSW, NT & TAS

• With the Program Executive, Education, manage NESA accreditation process for live and online PD, including the casual staff as and if required

3. Special projects and residencies

Under the direction of the Relationships Manager, Education, assist with the delivery of funded projects and residencies in NSW, NT, TAS, including: 

- Liaise with target schools/teachers in funded regions in order to fill touring schedules

- distribute subsidy funding as well as other distributions prescribed by funding proposals. 

- organise and attend meetings in target regions as required 

4. General and administration

• Assist in the maintenance of the NSW, TAS & NT component of the national Tessitura database, ensuring all information is up to date and complete. 

• Be aware of and assist with (when necessary) scheduling and re-scheduling for all metropolitan concerts and country concert tours plus professional development seminars and other MVIS events adhering to artist availability and school requests

• Maintain relationships with MVIS Artists servicing NSW, NT & TAS, and attend relevant meetings and professional development sessions for musicians

• Engage and manage casual staff and volunteers, as required and as budget allows

• Other duties as required. 

Organisational Responsibilities: 

Maintain healthy work relationships with volunteers and other staff members 

Attend meetings as required 

Contribute to regular and ongoing quality improvement and funder-required accreditation activities 

Participate in professional and performance development activities and remain up-to-date on current knowledge and skills related to the position 

Take reasonable care for his/her own health and safety and for the health and safety of anyone else who may be affected by his/her acts or omissions at the workplace 

Maintain the highest ethical standards, confidentiality and cultural awareness when dealing with others 

Adhere to workplace policies, procedures and systems, as amended from time to time, in particular those that address workplace health and safety, anti-discrimination, bullying and harassment and privacy 

Contribute to the overall well-being of the organisation and avoid participation during or after employment, in any activity that might be harmful to the good operation, health, or reputation of the organisation. 

In addition to the duties outlined above, the position holder is also required to perform such other duties as may be directed, provided these are within his/her competency or training from time to time 


Essential Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications & Abilities: 

At least two years experience in an arts administration role 

• demonstrated knowledge of the music education and/or music industry 

• demonstrated understanding of the workings of schools, particularly in NSW

• excellent oral and written communication skills 

• excellent customer service and interpersonal skills 

• strong sense of initiative 

• experience with software such as Word, Excel and databases  

• strong time management, superior organization and multitasking skills 

• a full clean driver’s licence 

Desirable Knowledge & Skills: 

• Tertiary Music, Music / Education or Arts Management qualification 

• Music teaching experience, particularly in a primary classroom environment

• Tessitura experience

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 on (02) 8394 6613 or SA State Manager Emily Kelly on (08) 7320 3321.

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 communities. 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 Monday 31 December 2018.

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