Job Vacancies

The following positions may be of interest:


Drum / Percussion teacher needed (listed 13 Jan 2017)

Music school in Berwick. Candidate must be able to teach drum kit and tuned percussion.  VIT registered preferred. Minimum WWC / police check.   Formal qualifications / industry experience are highly desirable.   Must be able to teach students of a variety of ages and aid in concert band program.   A willingness to play at demonstration session is a must.  Need to be available for Thursday afternoons.   To register your interest email your biography to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone  0411 017 004


Salesian College Casual Positions (listed 9 Jan 2017)

Instrumental String Teacher - Cello & Double Bass - Casual position (3hrs per week) with the possibility of increasing over time.
Itinerant Trumpet Teacher - Casual position (1 day per week)

Positions commence Term 1, 2017

Applications close 4:00pm Friday 20 January, 2017

Full details of all vacant positions available at -  Enquiries and Applications should be directed to the Principal’s PA, Mrs Mary Menz, at the College on 9807 2644.  Applications, together with the Curriculum Vitae and the names and contact numbers of three (3) referees, including current Principal, should be forwarded to:  The Principal, Mr Robert Brennan by email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


Head of Strings – Permanent Full Time (Listed 9 Jan 2017)

St Leonard’s College is seeking an enthusiastic, vibrant and committed strings teacher to lead its thriving string and orchestral program as the Head of Strings.  The commencement date for this permanent full time position will be as soon as practical, but no later than the start of term 2, Tuesday 18 April 2017.  Applications should be submitted by Friday 20 January 2017.  The College reserves the right to interview and offer earlier.

Overview of the positionThe Head of Strings is responsible for both the delivery of all private string lessons and also the coordination and leadership of the College’s orchestral program (currently 2 symphony orchestras, 1 primary orchestra and 3 string orchestras) and the College’s chamber music program (including string quartets and piano trios). The Head of Strings will be part of the Music Performance leadership team.

Please visit the St Leonard’s College website or follow this link for a more detailed position description.


Percussion Teacher (Listed 6 January 2017)

Sacred Heart College, Kyneton, is a Catholic Co-Educational Secondary College, conducted by the Sisters of Mercy.  (Enrolment: approx 850)
An enthusiastic sessional Percussion Teacher is required to commence in Term 1, 2017.  As a member of our Music Department, you will be joining a large professional group of dedicated music teachers and will be very well supported through excellent facilities.  The successful applicant will have a high level of technical ability and experience as a percussionist (especially drum kit); have excellent music teaching skills; sound communication and organisational skills; and be registered with the VIT or have a current Working With Children accreditation. This position also involves direction of a Percussion ensemble. The time fraction can vary, based upon enrolment numbers within the Music program, but currently sits at approximately one day per week. This is open to significant growth. 

Applications should be emailed to the Music Coordinator: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  For further information, please call Terry Carrick on 0405 218089


Full-Time Music School Admin & Sales (Listed 4 January 2017)

FULL-TIME 5 days a week (includes Saturdays) Music School Administration & Sales (violin, viola, cello)

The successful candidate will be organising our music school (approx 300 students and 26 teachers) and be assisting with sales at the shop. The successful candidate must be able to work independently, prioritise and plan effectively, have strong computer skills, and is able to deliver excellent customer service in a busy Team environment.  Our Team consists of String Players - you must have a minimum standard of AMEB 6 or equivalent on either VIOLIN - VIOLA or CELLO.   


Music School Administration

•Organise the daily running of the Music School 
Liaise between parents and teachers
Timetabling Lessons
Invoicing and arranging payments


Assist Customers by Demonstrating to customers instruments for sale on either Violin,Viola or Cello minimum Grade 6 AMEB
Customer Service via email, phone and in person
Assisting with incoming and outgoing stock 

Desired skills and experience 

•Strong IT skills
Excellent customer service skills
Minimum AMEB Grade 6 Violin, Viola or Cello
Highly organised with excellent attention to detail
Able to prioritise and plan their work effectively
Self-motivated individual with a proactive and adaptable approach
Good command of English language - written and spoken 
Positive Approach
Works very well in a Team

$20 to $24.99 per hour  Location: eastern suburb   Prior work experience in a similar role is an advantage but not essential.

Applicants email: Michelle  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Piano, Guitar & Woodwinds Teachers Wanted (Listed 3 Jan 2017)

Private Performing Arts School in Bacchus Marsh (40mins from Melbourne, Ballarat & Geelong) requires friendly, committed, experienced, enthusiastic and qualified teachers of piano, guitar and woodwinds to teach at local schools and afterschool from our studios/theatre. Multi-instrumentalists as well as instrumental specialists encouraged to apply.


Join a friendly, interesting, energetic and passionate team of performing arts teachers at a quality private Performing Arts School. Our school is professional and committed to providing opportunities and high quality lessons to students of all ages to the local and surrounding areas. With a full time administration manager, teachers can concentrate on what they do best - teach. No handling of fees and minimal fielding of parent questions required.

We have our own purpose built theatre, with 5 fully equipped tuition rooms. Foyer provided for parents and waiting students.

Many performance opportunities, including 2017 showcase at The Malthouse theatre, Southbank Melbourne.

We are looking for teachers with experience, a teaching philosophy that is inclusive whilst still pushing technique and excellence and a friendly 'can do' attitude. Past teachers have taught with the school for up to 11 years. We strive to have a workplace that cares about our teachers and includes them as part of the 'family'.

In addition to our afterschool music program, we operate instrumental music programs at 4 local primary schools with over 350 students.

From our purpose built theatre, our school also operates full drama and dance programs, as well as the local community Musical Theatre Company which stages a show annually to around 3000 patrons.

Interviews on Friday 6th January or from Tuesday 24th January - Wednesday 1st February.

Interested applicants should email their resume and expression of interest to: JohnPaul (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Music Director Position - Monash Jazz Orchestra (MoJO) (Listed 2 Jan 2017)

The Monash University Philharmonic Society is looking to fill a music director position for their Jazz Orchestra. If interested, please read the information below and apply before the 24th of January. 

Position Available - Monash Jazz Orchestra (MoJO) Director, Monash University Philharmonic Society, Location: Monash University, Clayton Campus, Victoria, Australia

Applications close: Tuesday, 5:00pm, January 24th 2017

Remuneration: From $500 per season, $1500 per year paid at/after each concert; negotiable; Will be dependent upon applicant’s experience (accommodation and all meals will be provided on rehearsal camps).

Employment type/Duration: Part-time; Ongoing; commencing Tuesday February 28th 2017. 3 hours/week on average during the university semester (approximately 30 weeks per year) plus concerts and three weekend rehearsal camps. 

The Monash University Philharmonic Society (MUPS) is a student run music society affiliated with Monash University. MUPS coordinates three major groups: the Monash Jazz Orchestra (MoJO), the Monash Symphonic Winds (MSW) and the Monash Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) as well as many small ensembles. The society attracts members from students, alumni and staff bodies as well as the general community. The society aims to promote music at the university by encouraging musicians of all skill levels to join, and give students an avenue through which they can continue playing their instrument and performing even though they may not be studying music. We also maintain a lively social atmosphere through camps, parties, movie nights and sporting events. 

Whilst membership varies from season to season, the Monash Jazz Orchestra generally encompasses a full big band instrumentation of about 18 auditioned players. Duties of the MoJO conductor include auditioning all members of the band, programming repertoire for the band, planning and undertaking weekly rehearsals and rehearsal camps, conducting three major concert per year as well as additional performances as required, liaising with the society committee and general members, and organising extra rehearsals or performances as appropriate. Applicants should possess a high level of musical knowledge in instrumental playing, extensive experience in conducting big bands, and effective communication and teaching skills to engage with the players.  

A detailed position description and selection criteria are available on the website, including application requirements: 

Please contact the selection panel if you have any questions regarding the job position.  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Mail: Monash University Philharmonic Society, Mailbox 148, Campus Centre, 21 Chancellors Walk, MONASH UNIVERSITY,VIC 3800