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Instrumental Music Tutor (Secondary)

  • 492427
  • Cairns
  • Non-Teaching
  • Term Time - Permanent

Instrumental Music Tutor

Commencement Date: 11 July 2022

Employment Type: Part time, Term Time

Salary Range: $37.19 to $49.26 gross per hour

Closing Date for Applications: 5pm, Thursday 30 June 2022


Newman Catholic College

Newman Catholic College joins the system of 29 other Catholic schools and colleges in the Cairns Diocese. As such, the vision and values of Catholic education will underpin all that is done at Newman, building on the fine traditions of Catholic education that already exist in the Diocese.

Our students will be young, enthusiastic members of Generation Alpha, students born from 2010 onwards. Newman Catholic College foundation students will experience a different world to the one in which many of us grew up. Generation Alpha young people will be global, digital, social, mobile and visual learners, used to multi modal ways of living and learning. The ‘why’, the ‘what’ and the ‘how’ of teaching and learning need to be different to what we saw 100, 50 or even 20 years ago. Across the globe there is growing consensus that education demands radical transformation if we want students to become future ready, in the face of a more digitally enabled, uncertain and fast changing world.

About the Role

The key accountabilities are as follows but not limited to and may vary based on classroom and student’s support needs.


  • Provide instrumental tutoring in areas of expertise with skill, care and diligence.
  • Carry our tutoring duties as required by the Leader of the Arts.
  • Actively contribute to a positive learning culture for students engaged in the Music Program.
  • Maintain records of development as they pertain to student progress and share these records with the Leader of the Arts.

Contribution to the Instrumental Music Program

  • Responsibility for maintaining accurate lesson attendance records and reporting on student absenteeism teaching woodwind/brass/string/percussion/piano/guitar.
  • Cater to individualised student learning plans for instrumental students in Year 7 and in developing years as the school grows.
  • Provide availability on individual lessons and ensure group lessons are innovative and creative
  • Participate in a flexible work environment with the ability to support instrumentalists in preparation for concerts, liturgies, festivals, eisteddfods, music evenings and AMEB exams.
  • If lessons fall on a public holiday, teachers will need to ensure that an alternate day be arranged so students do not miss out on lessons.
  • Contribute to the establishment and maintenance of a supportive school environment.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with parents, teachers, and students
  • Submitting reports at the end of each term
  • Promote the Music Program and its role within the College.

Professional Development

  • Support collegiate learning by sharing learnings with colleagues
  • Proactively seek opportunities to extend own professional learning via internal and external training.

Work Requirements

  • Hold a Working with Children Blue Card
  • Be fully supportive of the ethos of Catholic Education
  • The ability to comply with the Chief Health Officer’s COVID 19 vaccination directive

What we offer

  • Annual Leave with 17.5% leave loading
  • Access to salary packaging options to maximise your salary 
  • Access to additional Employer Superannuation Contributions
  • Access to long service leave after 7 years of continuous service (portability of Long Service Leave may also be applicable)
  • 14 Weeks’ paid parental leave 
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program

For further information about the role, please download the Position Descriptions Download File Instrumental Music Tutor L7.pdf Download File Instrumental Music Tutor L6.pdf

Intending applicants must be fully committed to creating and maintaining a child safe organisation.

Catholic Education is an equal opportunity employer.

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