Brass Instructor (Trumpet)

Job posted: 27/06/2024
Applications close: 14/07/2024 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Part time / From 05/08/2024 - 22/11/2024

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1422768

Reference: 1422768

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

  • Demonstrated understanding of initiatives in student learning.
  • Demonstrated high level, one on one and small group instructional skills, and the capacity to work with colleagues to continually improve student learning.
  • Demonstrated ability to monitor and assess student learning and to implement improvements to enhance student learning.
  • Demonstrated high level written and verbal communication skills and high level interpersonal skills, including a capacity to develop constructive relationships with students parents and other staff.
  • Demonstrated commitment and capacity to actively contribute to a broad range of school activities and a commitment to ongoing professional learning to enable further development of relevant skills and expertise.


McKinnon Secondary College requires a capable and enthusiastic trumpet instructor for individual students and group tuition. 

The successful applicant must be able to instruct and demonstrate the trumpet at all levels from beginning to VCE and be versed in a range of styles, contemporary and traditional.

  • The College requires all instrumental music staff to demonstrate a high level of competency in instructing instruments in groups.
  • The position may also involve assisting/ direction of the junior stage band as directed.
  • Instrumental music staff will work with the Managers of Instrumental Music to coordinate the allocation of students to instrumental music classes and oversee the maintenance, repair, purchase and replacement of relevant equipment.
  • The College has a large and active program of ensembles and performances and attendance at concerts and rehearsals outside school hours is expected.


The role of an Instrumental Music Instructor may include but is not limited to:

  • Direct instructing of groups and individual students;
  • Contributing to the development, implementation and evaluation of the Music curriculum area within the school;
  • Undertaking other instructing related and organisational duties as determined by the School Principal and/or the Managers of Instrumental Music;
  • Participating in such activities as parent/teacher meetings: staff meetings, concerts, camps and excursions;
  • Complying with the timetable and professional ethos of the school;
  • Creating a positive environment conducive to learning for the students of whom he or she is in charge in line with the school¿s well-being and pastoral care policies;

Who May Apply

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

EEO AND OHS Commitment

Applicants seeking part-time employment are encouraged to apply for any teaching service position and, if they are the successful candidate, request a reduced time fraction. Such requests will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis and will be subject to the operational requirements of the school.

The Department of Education is committed to the principles of equal opportunity, and diversity and inclusion for all. We value diversity and inclusion in all forms - gender, religion, ethnicity, LGBTIQ+, disability and neurodiversity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for roles within the Department. The Department recognises that the provision of family friendly, supportive, safe and harassment free workplaces is essential to high performance and promotes flexible work, diversity and safety across all schools and Department workplaces. It is our policy to provide reasonable adjustments for persons with a disability (see Workplace adjustment guidelines).

Additional support and advice on the recruitment process is available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders from the Koorie Outcomes Division (KOD) via marrung@education.vic.gov.au

Child Safe Standards

Victorian government schools are child safe environments. Our schools actively promote the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment, in accordance with their legal obligations including child safe standards. All schools have a Child Safety Code of Conduct consistent with the department's exemplar available at:


DE Values

The department's employees commit to upholding the department's Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. The department's Values complement each school's own values and underpin the behaviours the community expects of Victorian public sector employees, including those who work in Victorian Government Schools. Information on the department values is available at:


Other Information

This is a leave replacement position.


Applicants should provide a CV (including referee contacts) along with responses addressing the key selection criteria.


The successful applicant will require an Employee Working with Children Check in place before commencing in the role.


Conditions of Employment

  • All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.
  • Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.
  • A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.
  • Detailed information on all terms and conditions of employment is available on the Department's Human Resources website at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx

Location Profile

McKinnon Secondary College is a Year 7 to 12 co-educational school with a student population of over 2500. The College was founded in 1954 in the south-eastern Melbourne suburb of McKinnon. The main campus on McKinnon Road caters to Years 7, 10, 11 and 12. In 2022, a second campus was opened at the nearby Virginia Park site off East Boundary Road dedicated to Years 8 and 9. 

McKinnon Secondary College is an accredited school with the Council of International Schools and strives to prepare its students to thrive in a world which values interpersonal skills as much as academic excellence. McKinnon does not believe in a `one size fits all¿ education and offers a positive, caring and safe learning environment in which all students can achieve success through its comprehensive and differentiated curriculum, and an extensive extra-curricular program.

McKinnon Secondary College lives by its motto `Wisdom and Service¿ by actively promoting a culture that celebrates the achievement of excellence, that values and respects individual diversity and that encourages participation by all members of the community. Students at McKinnon are very conscious of the opportunities being offered to them and take pride in themselves and the College. Student voice is valued at the College as is student welfare. Mindfulness is factored into the daily routine with positive benefits. Student achievements are formally recognised and celebrated in College publications, at whole school assemblies, on the school¿s website and at the annual Presentation Assembly.

The College¿s positive culture, high expectations and rigorous teaching and learning program have consistently translated into excellent VCE results.  These factors have maximised tertiary educational opportunities with over 95% of our students going on to study at university.  In addition, VCAL provides an applied learning pathway for students. Aside from a reputation for academic excellence, McKinnon also has well-regarded art, music and sporting programs, as well as an impressive array of extra-curricular offerings. Our students regularly participate in community events and festivals, and represent the school at regional, state and national level. The richness of the College program allows students to flourish as they pursue their particular interests and goals.

McKinnon Secondary College values the unique contributions graduate teachers bring to the learning experience, whilst recognising the period of adjustment these teachers face when entering this dynamic profession. In recognition of this, McKinnon employs two Learning Specialist Coaches, dedicated to supporting the needs of graduate teachers.
These Learning Specialist Coaches support graduate teachers through scheduled coaching sessions, classroom observations and assistance through the VIT registration process. This provides a safe space for these educators to learn from, and receive targeted feedback from experienced specialist teachers, accelerating their development toward dynamic, effective and confident teaching professionals.

McKinnon has established itself as an IT leader in the education space, being recognised as Australia¿s first Google Reference School. IT has become central to the school¿s learning programs and administration. With the opening of the new campus the school is further investing in STEAM-focused technologies.

The College has always relied on the commitment of its parent body through which the school council has provided support for teaching programs and facilities. With the addition of the new East Campus and the construction of the impressive new gymnasium at the Main Campus, the College has high-quality sporting facilities, a Lecture Theatre, and attractive ground spaces for students to socialise and be active.

The McKinnon school community is determined to meet the challenges of the modern world with a continuing commitment to our core values.

Brass Instructor (Trumpet)

Job type:

Part time / From 05/08/2024 - 22/11/2024

Job classification:

Ed Support Level 1-Range 3


Dmitry Serebrianik - ds@mckinnonsc.vic.edu.au | 8520 9000

Brass Instructor (Trumpet)