Teaching Artists - Expression of Interest Invitation for WA and SA

Musica Viva Australia National Music Residency Program

Reports to: State Manager (SA or WA) as part of National Education Team

Location: Multiple contracts available - WA, SA

Appointment type: Contractor - multi-year contract, flexible hours available 


Musica Viva Australia’s Vision is an Australia where chamber music thrives and where people of all ages, cultures and communities have access to, and learn to appreciate, the vital role of music in building a stronger, more creative world.  

Musica Viva Australia (MVA) is one of Australia's most trusted music education providers, reaching more than 200,000 students across the country each year.  

To extend and deepen the impact of our national education program, Musica Viva Australia offers a three-year Primary School Music Residency Program model. Each school, usually located in areas of considerable disadvantage where music is not available, undertakes an immersive three-year introduction to quality sequential music instruction. Every child engages in active music-making, every teacher is introduced to general music instruction and the impact of these initiatives is carefully monitored. Our goal in delivering this multi-year program is to create a community of practice and support schools to become self-sufficient in music instruction, ensuring that generations of children receive the educational and social-emotional benefits of a quality music education.  

We are seeking expressions of interest from experienced music educators in WA and SA to lead the music residency programs in our schools.   

You will be expected to: 

  • Deliver classroom music teaching for all years in select primary schools, including development of syllabus for each year group 
  • Demonstrate classroom music teaching activities, supervise lesson delivery and guide lesson planning for school staff in their teaching of classroom music activities 
  • Assist and liaise with coordinating teachers, principals and Musica Viva Australia staff in the preparation of various music performances during the year. 
  • Provide appropriate professional development and mentorship for school staff in conjunction with MVA staff. 

You will have: 

  • Demonstrated primary music teaching experience within the past 5 years. 
  • A strong music education background with experience developing and delivering music programs focused on achieving student outcomes. 
  • Ability to foster a positive and supportive classroom environment for learning. 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work with children from culturally diverse and disadvantaged backgrounds.  
  • Orff Schulwerk or Kodaly qualifications (desirable). 
  • Experience training adults (desirable). 

For more information about these opportunities in WA and SA, please contact Musica Viva Australia State Managers. 

WA State Manager, Helen Dwyer hdwyer@musicaviva.com.au 

SA State Manager, Sandra Taylor staylor@musicaviva.com.au 

To submit an application:

Send a summary of your experience and a concise letter (maximum 2 pages) telling us about yourself and why you would be a great fit for our Music Residency program to jobs@musicaviva.com.au  

Note: In the subject of the email add the following code RTA23. EOIs not including this code may not be correctly processed.  

Please ensure the application is sent straight to our jobs email address with the correct code quoted in the email subject line.  

Musica Viva Australia is a family-friendly and flexible organisation committed to equity and inclusion. We welcome applications from First Nations people and people from diverse cultural and regional communities.  

We welcome applications from people who identify as having a disability. If at any stage of the process you require any accommodation due to a disability please let us know.