Teaching Vacancies

The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra is currently looking for one Teaching Artist to join The Pizzicato Effect team in 2020.

The Pizzicato Effect is Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s flagship community music program offering free instrumental tuition (violin, viola, cello) to students living in the City of Hume. One attractive position is currently open for commencement in Term 1, 2020.

The program is closely aligned with the principles of El Sistema, the internationally celebrated music program in Venezuela that promotes the benefits of communal music-making to children’s development.

Continuing the MSO’s long association with the City of Hume, the program is based at our host venue in Broadmeadows and runs on Monday and Wednesday afternoons during the Victorian school term. In 2020, the program will support up to 75 children from 28 different local schools in the City of Hume council region.


Lead Teaching Artist (Junior Ensemble)

The Lead Teaching Artist (Junior Ensemble) is responsible for the planning and delivery of the program’s Beginner/Junior stream.

As a Lead Teaching Artist, you will possess strong leadership skills and warmth of character, with significant teaching experience (specialising in one or more stringed instruments) and will have ability to communicate openly and effectively with all team members, contributing at all times towards shared pedagogical goals and program values.

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All applications should be emailed to Sylvia Hosking, Pizzicato Programs Manager, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra at hoskings@mso.com.au and should include the following:

• A cover letter of no more than 1x A4 page addressing your suitability to the role
• A current CV of no more than 2 x A4 pages including 2 referees
• A copy of your current Victorian employee Working with Children Check (WWCC) /VIT registration

Should you be invited to interview please be prepared to perform a short work to demonstrate your further suitability for the role.

Closing date for both positions is Friday 8 November 2019.

Please direct any enquiries to Sylvia Hosking on (03) 8646 2228 or hoskings@mso.com.au