Dean of Music

  • St Peter’s Anglican Primary School is Macarthur Region’s leading co-educational Christian Independent Primary School
  • The Dean of Music is a full time position and is responsible for coordinating all musical facets of the school’s curricular and co-curricular including a teaching load in this area.
  • Commencing 2020

St Peter's Anglican Primary School is a vibrant independent, co-educational Christian School of 600 students in Pre-Kindergarten to Year 6.  St Peter’s strive to provide an inspiring, nurturing and dynamic learning environment, underpinned by Christian faith and with a focus on a strong academic curriculum.

The Dean of Music plays a key role in ensuring the reputation of St Peter’s as a Music School Is maintained and strengthened.

Key Responsibilities

The duties include, but are not limited to:

Music teaching (Prep – Year 6)

  • Provide music specialist classes from Prep – Year 6 that reflect current music education pedagogical practices and meet the requirements of the NESA Creative Arts curriculum
  • Promote an inquiry based approach in all music lessons
  • Work collaboratively with other specialist and classroom teaching staff
  • Provide music to support Chapel and Assemblies
  • Regularly attend and contribute to professional learning courses
  • Prepare appropriate learning experiences that conform to the school’s requirements and expectations
  • Mark and give timely feedback for students to assist with learning progress and summative reporting
  • Maintain appropriate levels of classroom management and discipline
  • Actively supervise playground duties as required
  • Be involved in at least one school-approved co-curricular activity per year
  • Comply with all expectations outlined in the Staff Handbook
  • Plan differentiated learning experiences for students based on their specific learning needs within the context of a mixed-ability classroom
  • Actively collaborate with colleagues to enhance learning programmes of a transdisciplinary nature
  • Attend other school-based activities such as parent-teacher evenings, camps, sports carnivals and excursions as required
  • Assess, review and refine student formative and summative samples to inform growth and personal practice

Co-Curricular programme

  • Lead the development of the school music co-curricular programme, which will cater for the needs of individual students
  • Develop a clear strategic plan for the direction of music within the school
  • Coordinate the development of all facets of the school’s performance programme, supervising and closely cooperating with the peripatetic music staff and in collaboration with teaching staff
  • Organise and/or conduct rehearsals of the co-curricular groups as required
  • Oversee the maintenance, development and efficient use of instruments and resources owned by the school
  • Maintain the high profile of music at the school through public and special functions
  • Coordination (with others) of school concerts/ musicals

Peripatetic Programme

  • Supervise the peripatetic music staff, to ensure the school’s programme is meeting individual students’ needs
  • Supervise distribution of resources and room allocations for peripatetic music teachers
  • Liaise with peripatetic teachers to prepare individual students for concerts and performance opportunities

School’s Expectations

  • Professionally represent the school in personal presentation, mannerisms and Christ-like service
  • Operating with a high and consistent standard of service
  • Working within the school’s framework at all times
  • Participate in the Christian Life of the school

How to Apply

For a full role description and information pack, please visit our website:

Application Process

All applications must:

  • be made on our “Application for Employment” forms which are located on our website
  • provide a copy of your resume
  • provide information which addresses the “Personal Qualities and Requirements” within the position description
  • provide a statement of personal Christian faith
  • provide current reference or contact details from a Minister of a Church you are currently attending

Applications Close: Thursday, 22 August 2019 by emailing applications to [email protected]

Applications closed Thursday 22 August 2019