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Teacher - Instrumental Music - Strings 2021 and 2022 - Townsville

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Teach Queensland From the beach to the bush and everything in between... there is something for everyone in beautiful North Queensland. We are currently accepting applications from dedicated and passionate Instrumental Music Teachers to join our dynamic team throughout the remainder of 2021 and for the commencement of 2022. If you are interested in starting your next (or first) Instrumental Music Teaching adventure in Townsville, apply now!

Job details

Position status Fixed Term Temporary
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Education & Training
Classification Teacher
Workplace Location North West Qld,Townsville region
Job ad reference QLD/NQR381692/22
Closing date 04-Nov-2021
Job duration Commence as soon as possible and 20 January 2022
Contact person Caroline Lloyd-Doolan, NQR Music Coordinator
Contact details Ph: 0436911982 | Em:
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The Department of Education's Instrumental Music Program was established by the Department of Education in Queensland state schools in 1971. The program now boasts more than 500 instrumental music teachers teaching in excess of 60,000 students across the State. Educators and music industry professionals regard the Instrumental Music Program in Queensland as the finest and most extensive in the country. It is internationally recognised as a leader in the field of instrumental music education. The program and its dedicated teaching staff are highly valued by the Department of Education and enjoy enormous support from the wider community.
The Queensland Instrumental Music Program is an ensemble program in which students learn orchestral or band instruments. Students have two lessons per week, one in a large ensemble and one in a small group. Teachers implement the department's Instrumental Music curriculum (PDF, 481KB). Students in Years 11 and 12 may gain QCE credits for successful progress through the Curriculum. A description of our program, with links to the Instrumental Music curriculum, is available on the Instrumental Music Program policy page.

Please be advised that it is the Department's preference to employ Instrumental Music Teachers, with approved teacher registration through the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT).

Instrumental Music Teachers will be eligible for permanent and temporary employment. Instrumental Music Instructors will be eligible for temporary employment.

Current position/s:

Northern Beaches State High School - Strings (Part-time 0.6 FTE) - teaching across a cluster of Townsville schools 

Teaching in Queensland:

The department is responsible for the delivery of quality education services to all Queensland students in state schools and recognises teachers and their commitment to teaching through a range of rewards and benefits. To find out more click here.

Applicants for Instrumental Music Instructors must possess:

  • When working in regulated employment an employee must have a current Working with Children Clearance (blue card) issued by Blue Card Services. For further information please CLICK HERE.

How to apply:

  • Click the Green 'Apply online' button below
  • Enter your personal details
  • Print the attached IM Applicant Factsheet and Form, complete the form, scan and attach against your application.
  • Attach your current CV including contact details of two professional referees (one of whom is your current supervisor) and a maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role under "How You Will Be Assessed"
  • Pre-service teachers are encouraged to include completed practicum reports, mentor/referee statements, unofficial academic transcript for current course of study
  • Before applying for this vacancy please ensure you read the documents listed below and linked here

**Applicants are encouraged to commence and submit their application as early as possible as the Department of Education reserves the right to reduce the application period and/or remove the job advertisement  early should a suitable applicant be found.**

Further information

We are committed to building inclusive cultures in the Queensland public sector that respect and promote human rights and diversity.

Applicants are to apply online. Applications may be used to fill other similar vacancies and will remain current for up to 12 months. Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.


Before applying for this vacancy please ensure you read the documents below.

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