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Professional Development Manager, Education

Reports to: Director of Education
Location of Job: Sydney
Appointment type: Fixed-term contract, 1 year full-time 


Musica Viva’s Vision

An Australia where chamber music thrives and where people of all ages, cultures and communities have access to, and learn to appreciate, the vital role of music in building a stronger, more creative world.

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.

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. 

Reporting/working relationships

As a member of the Artistic Development Education Team for Musica Viva, this position reports directly to the Director of Education and works collaboratively to facilitate the achievement of Musica Viva’s mission and corporate objectives.

The position works closely with the Artistic Director, Producer, Education and the Program Coordinator, Education. In the delivery of digital and face to face PD, this position also works closely with the state teams.

Competencies & 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 of application addressing the position requirements to [email protected].

Inquiries regarding the role can be made by contacting HR Director Sarah Vickers by email at [email protected].

Please include a detailed covering letter addressing the position requirements, as applications lacking a cover letter may 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 16 November 2020.

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