Instrumental Music - Drums

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Geelong VIC 3220, Australia
  • 14 Jun, 2022

Job Description

Job ID:  1282009
Location:  Matthew Flinders Girls SC
Department:  Matthew Flinders Girls SC
Role Type:  Instrumental music
Subjects/Duties:  View Subject/Duties
Full/Part Time:  Part-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term:  Fixed Term
Classification:  Ed Support Level 1-Range 3
Apply By:  06/27/2022
Other Information:  
Begin Date:  07/11/2022
End Date:  07/09/2023
Hours:  7.60
Contact Name:  Damien Toussaint
Phone:  4243 0500
School Website:  www.mfgsc.vic.edu.au

Location Profile

MFG is a vibrant learning community that nurtures and serves the aspirations of girls. We create ” lifelong learners who live the MFG traits as positive members of their communities.”

In 2018 we consulted with the school community – students, staff and parents/carers - to develop a set of eleven traits, behaviours and dispositions that we, as a school community, believe are important to foster in our students. These 11 traits are:

  • Kind, compassionate and trustworthy

  • Caring and respectful of others and themselves

  • Knowledgeable about learning and self-aware

  • Deep thinkers who are curious and creative

  • Problem solvers

  • Resilient, adaptable and able to learn from mistakes

  • Hard-working, ambitious and confident

  • Able to respect and celebrate difference and diversity

  • Optimistic about the future

  • Responsible and active local and global citizens

  • Flexible collaborators, leaders and team members 

Surrounded by a supportive ‘sisterhood,’ our young people aim to achieve excellent learning outcomes and develop qualities of character that will enrich their own lives and impact positively on the lives of others.

Matthew Flinders Girls (MFG) has a long and proud history. The original foundation stone was laid in 1856 when there were few other schools in Geelong. We are one of eight girls-only state educational providers (since 1940) and the only girls-only provider outside of the metropolitan area.

While there is no formal alumni structure, a group of ex-students, currently aged in their 70s and 80s, meets twice a year. Some students in the school are third generation members of the school community. There is an ever-growing Facebook presence of past student groups and a College Alumni Facebook Page has been established to reconnect and share stories.

Our school is centrally situated within the business, arts and sporting precincts of Geelong.  It has excellent access to public transport (buses and trains). A proportion of students are from the immediate locality, but a significant number come from outside the City of Greater Geelong, from areas such as Colac, Barwon Heads, Indented Heads, Lara, Inverleigh, Bannockburn, Werribee and Anakie. There are more than 50 feeder Primary schools from where the students have been drawn over the past 5 years.

Our student population incorporates a diverse range of cultures, socio-economic backgrounds and family blends. Our Student Family Occupation (SFO) for the school is currently 0.49.

In serving the aspirations of students, our curriculum provision and quality of teaching are fundamental. Curriculum in Years 7-10 is based on the Victorian Curriculum and is framed by challenging and provocative ‘essential questions’. A balance of explicit teaching and  Inquiry Based Learning  to Teaching and Learning is at the heart of learning in Years 7 – 9. Our Teaching and Learning Model underpins the work and learning of our teachers with a distinct emphasis on differentiation, high impact teaching strategies, the power of formative assessment and the development of intellectual character.

A wide range of options is made available to Later Years students, including the opportunity to accelerate into VCE studies. Our school offers a range of VCE units, access to some Vocational Education and Training Programs (VET/SBATs) and to VCAL (Intermediate and Senior).

MFG is an accredited member of The Academy of Select Entry Accelerated Learner Program (TAASS), the only one in the State which is in an all-girls’ setting. This program gives students the opportunity to be selected at Year 7 according to academic and leadership potential to undertake an alternative curriculum for Years 7 to 9.

All students in Years 7 – 12 participate in a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program. Students are encouraged to purchase the technology which best suits their needs for learning. The school outlines minimum specifications and recommended devices to support parents when making decisions.

Instrumental Music is a key component of our school’s co-curricular Program. Students can learn voice, percussion, drums, singing, woodwind, brass, guitar and keyboard at school. MFG is also the educational home of the Sweethearts, a highly talented and well-known neo-soul all-girls music group that performs frequently in professional contexts, nationally and internationally.

A community garden has been established and exemplifies our school’s recent permaculture focus of “earth care, people care and fair share”. A key component of the garden is the construction of an urban agricultural garden where students can grow healthy organic food and share this with people in our local community. It has also been the focus of a number of environmental engineering projects. 

Selection Criteria

  1. Demonstrated high level of musicality in the area of your instrument
  2. Demonstrated capacity to use a range of strategies and current technologies to support student learning
  3. Capacity to assess and monitor student learning and provide effective feedback to students about their progress and how to improve
  4. Demonstrated high level of ability to support sectionals and to direct ensembles
  5. Demonstrated capacity to develop constructive relationships with students, parents and staff
  6. Demonstrated commitment to participate in professional development 

Role

Range 3 is distinguished by the introduction of management responsibility and accountability for the delivery of professional support services. The role will usually impact beyond the work area or professional field. It seeks to gain cooperation of other staff members or members of the school community to achieve specific objectives, such as in school administration, operations or educational programs.

Direction on targets and goals is provided but the position will have some degree of latitude in determining how they are achieved. This latitude will generally be limited by standard procedures and school policy.  Deviation from standard procedures and school policy will require guidance and direction from senior management.

The provision of business management responsibilities becomes a feature at range 3.  Management of staff to achieve the expected outcomes is a key responsibility.  Staff management issues will be resolved with minimal reference to senior management, although guidance will be required in more complex cases.  Senior management will be provided with timely reports and advice, although this will generally be confined to matters relating to the immediate work area, service provision or educational program and is unlikely to impact substantially on whole of school operations.

This is the minimum range for positions that carry a mandatory qualification requirement of not less than four years.  Professional student support positions become a feature at range 3 (e.g. therapists, psychologists) where standard professional services are delivered.  Professional support and guidance will be close at hand and deviation from standard procedures and school policy will require guidance and direction from senior management.

An education support class position supports the educational services being provided to students, but must not include duties of teaching as defined in clause 2.6.1 of the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Vic) or its successor.  Supervision of students cannot be required except where it is an integral part of the employee¿s position or involves supervision of students individually or in small groups, in controlled circumstances, where the responsibility for students remains clearly with a teacher.

Responsibilities

Matthew Flinders Girls Instrumental Music program is committed to providing access and enjoyment for all students. The program goal is to improve the musicianship of students and to involve staff as teachers, mentors and fellow musicians.

We are seeking an instructor to be a member of our vibrant and creative instrumental program. Applicants should address the selection criteria and in doing so consider the duties of this role.

In instructing your instrument to individuals or in small groups:

  1. Create an enviroment of active learning by employing a range of strategies to meet the needs of students
  2. Monitor each students progress and keep the student and parents informed of progress
  3. Keep accurate records of achievement and attendance in order to provide meaningful reports to parents as required
  4. Maintain your instrumental area by regularly checking the equipment and music area
  5. Liase with the Principal, the music staff and other relevant teams of staff when required

Participate in the college's co-curricular ensemble program:

  1. Prepare your instrumental students either as soloists and/or ensemble members for various performances that occur during the year
  2. Assist with relevant rehersals and sectionals and where appropriante direct College ensemble rehearsals and performances
  3. Maintain your skill and knowledge in playing music and teaching your instruments
  4. Keep abreast of instrumental music initiatives
  5. Use ICT to support the learning of your instrument
  6. Seek regular professional development opportunities

Who May Apply

Individuals with the aptitude, experience and/or qualifications to fulfill the specific requirements of the position.