Metro NEVR Instrumental Music Coordinator

Job posted: 11/06/2024
Applications close: 24/06/2024 (Midnight)
8 days remaining

8 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Part time / From 15/07/2024 - 26/01/2026

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1419916

Reference: 1419916

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

SC1      Demonstrated high level of knowledge of the relevant curriculum, including the ability to incorporate the teaching of literacy and numeracy skills. Demonstrated high level of ability to respond to student learning needs.

SC2      Demonstrated high level of ability to plan for and implement high impact teaching strategies, guided by how students learn, and evaluate the impact of learning and teaching programs on student learning growth.   

SC3      Demonstrated high level of ability to monitor and assess student learning. Demonstrated high level of ability to use data to inform teaching practice and to provide feedback on student learning growth and achievement to students and parents.

SC4      Demonstrated high level of interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated high level of ability to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with students, parents, colleagues and the broader school community to support student learning, agency, wellbeing and engagement.

SC5      Demonstrated behaviours and attitudes consistent with Department values. Demonstrated high level of ability to reflect upon practice and engage in professional learning to continually improve the quality of teaching.

SC6       Demonstrated high level contemporary knowledge and experience in leading instrumental music programs across schools together with a proficient understanding of students' learning of music, resourcing and issues associated with the provision of effective instrumental music programs in schools, so that students' outcomes and engagement in music are sustained and improved.


The Instrumental Music Coordinator role requires a suitably qualified, experienced teacher with the ability to actively contribute to multidisciplinary project teams in the development and implementation of instrumental music programs that enhance student participation in instrumental music as a vital element within a broad school curriculum. The Instrumental Music Coordinator will work as an integral member of the metro NEVR Instrumental Music Team, and possess highly developed organisational, communication and interpersonal skills, with the capacity to lead major projects.

Range 2 classroom teachers play a significant role in assisting the school to improve student performance and educational outcomes determined by the school strategic plan and state-wide priorities and contributing to the development and implementation of school policies and priorities. 

A critical component of this work will focus on increasing the knowledge base of staff within their school about student learning and high quality instruction to assist their school to define quality teacher practice.

Range 2 classroom teachers will be expected to:

  • Have the content knowledge and pedagogical practice to meet the diverse needs of all students
  • Model exemplary classroom practice and mentor/coach other teachers in the school to engage in critical reflection of their practice and to support staff to expand their capacity
  • Provide expert advice about the content, processes and strategies that will shape individual and school professional learning
  • Supervise and train one or more student teachers
  • Assist staff to use student data to inform teaching approaches that enable targets related to improving student learning outcomes to be achieved.


NEVR Instrumental Coordinator Key Responsibilities

  1. Contribute to innovation by investigating, identifying, and recommending opportunities for improvement in instrumental music.
  2. Contribute to the development of team and project plans through specialised knowledge in policy, programs, and initiatives in instrumental music.
  3. Ensure that the allocated tasks/projects and responsibilities undertaken are of a high quality and achieved within required timelines and make optimal use of available resources.
  4. Monitor and evaluate issues, consult with stakeholders, and provide advice regarding the provision of instrumental music in the metro NEVR region.
  5. In consultation with the metro NEVR principals’ reference group, contribute to the identification of issues by recognising opportunities for improvement and initiating actions to support improvement within NEVR instrumental music programs.
  6. Ensure that accountabilities and outcomes are met and regularly reported upon.
  7. Actively participate in the annual Performance and Development Plan review process.

Specific Duties

The metro NEVR principals’ reference group and regional leadership will provide support to the metro NEVR Instrumental Music Coordination Team in its specific duties to ensure the effective delivery of Instrumental Music Programs in schools across the region. Instrumental Music Coordinators will provide effective leadership and support for instrumental music teachers and schools in the NEVR, collaborating within their own team and with their respective leadership group to:

  1. Provide a coordinated regional instrumental music program to service the needs of instrumental music teachers and secondary schools and provide advice to the metro NEVR principals’ reference group and regional leadership regarding instrumental music service needs and issues across the region.
  2. Provide support and advice regarding the IM staffing needs of schools, teaching allocations, priorities in music education and curriculum issues affecting instrumental music teachers. A working knowledge of contemporary music programs will be advantageous.
  3. Organise appropriate professional development activities for instrumental music teachers in metro NEVR.
  4. Provide secondary schools with assistance and advice on all aspects of their instrumental music program to ensure continuous improvement of student learning.
  5. Assist with the production and maintenance of computer-based written materials and databases related to school music programs and instrumental music staffing. A working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word, Filemaker-Pro and Adobe Design software will be advantageous.
  6. Manage or assist with NEVR events such as the annual NEVR Youth Concert and workshops and be prepared to work to deadlines in a fast-paced environment, including working extended hours and occasional weekends in relation to major projects as needed.
  7. Regularly produce an NEVR instrumental music teacher newsletter.
  8. Provide advice to music coordinators/principals regarding the preparation of reports and submissions relevant to instrumental music e.g., the annual IM school survey. This includes overseeing a portfolio of schools and coordinating school visits at least once per year or more often if required. A driver’s licence and reliable vehicle is essential. Occasional country travel may be necessary.

Other duties as required by the metro NEVR principals’ reference group and regional leadership.

The role of classroom teacher may include but is not limited to:

  • Direct teaching of groups of students and individual students;
  • Contributing to the development, implementation and evaluation of a curriculum area or other curriculum program within the school;
  • Undertaking other classroom teaching related and organisational duties as determined by the School Principal;
  • Participating in activities such as parent/teacher meetings; staff meetings; camps and excursions;
  • Undertaking other non-teaching supervisory duties.

Who May Apply

Teachers currently registered or eligible for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching and qualified to teach and/or have demonstrated experience in the curriculum area(s) specified for the position.

EEO AND OHS Commitment

The Department of Education and Training 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.

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 http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/health/protect/Pages/childsafestandards.aspx

DE Values

The Department’s employees commit to upholding DET’s Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. DET’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 DET values is available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/workm/Pages/Public-Sector-Values.aspx

Other Information

Applicants should contact Val Becker, Instrumental Music Coordinator - School Hours: Thursday/Friday (03) 9873 8139, or out of school hours via email: nevr.music.m@education.vic.gov.au for further information concerning this position.

Applications for this position must be lodged via Recruitment Online by the advertised closing date Monday 24 June 2024;

late applications will not be considered.

Applicants are advised to include:

  1. A cover sheet providing the name of the applicant, record number (where applicable), VIT or WWCC number, home and school email address, telephone number and a telephone number where the applicant can be contacted during business hours.
  2. A specific response to each of the six selection criteria of no more than one page per criterion.
  3. A separate curriculum vitae that is a summary of experience and qualifications.
  4. The names of three referees including contact details, work and mobile phone numbers, email address, current position and relationship to the applicant, and a short explanation as to which selection criteria each referee can best comment on.

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


To be eligible for employment, transfer or promotion in the principal or teacher class a person must have provisional or full registration from the Victorian Institute of Teaching. In addition, from 3 August 2020, to be eligible for employment in the principal class or teacher class, a person who graduated from a Victorian Initial Teacher Education program after 1 July 2016, must demonstrate that they have passed the literacy and numeracy test for initial teacher education (LANTITE) requirements. This condition is satisfied where the LANTITE requirement is part of the Victorian Initial Teacher Education program completed by the person.

Location Profile

Applications are invited from suitably qualified instrumental music teachers for a 0.4 EFT Instrumental Music Coordinator in the metropolitan North Eastern Victoria Region (NEVR). The role description and key selection criteria are included below.  

The position is effective from 15 July 2024 to 26 January 2026.

The 0.4 allocation will be based at the NEVR Music Office, Mullauna Secondary College, Springfield Road Mitcham. The position requires the successful applicant to be available for the position for two full days to allow for appropriate guidance and training in the role.

The successful applicant will be a member of the metro NEVR Instrumental Music Team and will work collaboratively with the metro NEVR principals' reference group and the NEVR Service Support Branch Manager, to provide support to schools to improve instrumental music program delivery, including provision of professional learning for teachers.

Inquiries should be made to Val Becker: School Hours: Thursday/Friday (03) 9873 8139, or out of school hours via email: nevr.music.m@education.vic.gov.au

PositionInstrumental Music Coordinator position
ClassificationClassroom Teacher Range 2
Responsible toNEVR Metro Instrumental Music Committee of Management
Time Fraction0.4 = 2 days per week - Day Preference Wednesday / Thursday
Leave Replacement15 July 2024 to 26 January 2026
Position PurposeThe metro NEVR principals' reference group and regional leadership will provide support to the metro NEVR Instrumental Music Coordination Team in its specific duties to ensure the effective delivery of Instrumental Music Programs in schools across the region. Instrumental Music Coordinators will provide effective leadership and support for instrumental music teachers and schools in the NEVR, collaborating within their own team and with their respective leadership group.


Metro NEVR Instrumental Music Coordinator

Job type:

Part time / From 15/07/2024 - 26/01/2026

Job classification:

Classroom Teacher Range 2


Val Becker | 03 9873 8139

Metro NEVR Instrumental Music Coordinator