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Professional Development Manager, Education

Reports to: Director of Education
Location of Job: Zetland on Gadigal land
Appointment type: Fixed-term contract part-time 4 days/week (0.8). Commencing April 2021 until 24 December 2021.


Musica Viva’s Mission

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

Purpose of position

Musica Viva’s Education programs are developed mainly for a primary school audience and are comprised of live performance, digital resources, and teacher professional development. The Professional Development Manager acts as a Senior Educator, providing high-level music education, professional development and curriculum expertise in the development of new education programs and the maintenance of existing programs, working within the Artistic Development Education team to ensure the highest quality artistic, education and business outcomes.

Using subject matter and pedagogical expertise, this role also works collaboratively with the Producer and Education Program Coordinator to ensure the educational rigour of new resources and that content is curriculum aligned.

As a member of the Artistic Development Education Team for Musica Viva, reporting to the Director of Education (based in Perth), the role has significant planning, managerial and financial responsibility for the Professional Development program as well as creative input into Musica Viva in Schools (MVIS) resources, so that all resource materials are of the highest quality, meet the needs of the target audiences, and are delivered efficiently and effectively. 

Competencies and Experience of position holder

Essential Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications & Abilities: 

  • 5 years’ experience as a primary classroom teacher, preferably with a music speciality
  • Highly organised, proactive and self-directed but also with a demonstrated ability to work as part of a team
  • Strong presentation skills directed at adults – both face-to-face and online
  • Strong writing and content creation skills
  • Availability to travel and work after hours as needed
  • Demonstrated experience in a Mac/PC environment, as well as with Microsoft Office skills

Desirable Knowledge & Skills:

  • Experience in running workshops for adults and/or mentoring colleagues
  • Orff, Kodaly or Dalcroze Eurhythmics training

To apply: Send your resume and a letter (maximum 2 pages) introducing yourself and addressing the essential and desirable qualities detailed above to [email protected]

Note: In the subject of the email add the following code EDPDMGR21. Applications not including this code may not be correctly processed. Inquiries regarding the role can be made by contacting HR Director Sarah Vickers by email at [email protected]

Please include a well written and appropriately detailed covering letter, as applications lacking appropriate information may not be considered. Please ensure the application is sent straight to our jobs email address with the correct job code quoted in the email subject line. Do not apply via recruitment portals, as your application may not reach us. Musica Viva is a family friendly and flexible employer committed to equity and inclusion.

We welcome applications from First Nations people and people from diverse cultural and regional communities. We 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.

Professional Development Manager, Education - Contract