Instrumental Music Tutor

Diocese of Townsville Catholic EducationCranbrook

Position: Instrumental Music Tutor - Piano
Commencing Date:
Monday, 1st February 2021
Term Time, 1 year Contract
Hours: 10-14 hours per week
Salary Range:
$36.18 - $44.20 per hour pending experience
Closing Date: Friday, 11th December 2020 unless filled prior

Holy Spirit Catholic School, Cranbrook is a place where children learn and find strength - the Spirit. As a Catholic co-educational primary school located in Cranbrook, Holy Spirit is one of Townsville’s oldest and now largest Catholic schools with more than 670 students from Prep – Year 6. The dedicated staff continuously strive for educational excellence based in the Catholic tradition, underpinned by the school’s motto is 'Strength in the Spirit'.

Townsville Catholic Education provides a supportive, flexible working environment where care for the individual is an important part of our ethos.  We employ motivated people who want to work together to produce excellent outcomes for our students. Our staff is recognised as being central to achieving our mission.

About the role

Holy Spirit Catholic School is seeking applications from experienced and enthusiastic Instrumental Music Tutors. This role is a Term Time, Contract position for the duration of the 2021 teaching year. The hours for this position vary between 10 and 14 hours per week for a nine week school term. The successful candidate will be required to tutor students on Piano, and will have some responsibilities around accompanying small performance groups for musical performance commitments.

The primary purpose of the Instrumental Music Tutor position is to provide instrumental tutoring and enable students to achieve standards of performance on their chosen instrument/s at a level commensurate with their skills. It is expected that the Instrumental Music Tutor will be a passionate advocate of music education and the music program within the College community.  Instrumental tutors through their pedagogical practice, co-curricular and academic curricular involvement will uphold the strategic direction and vision of TCE and the School Leadership Team.

Key Accountabilities


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

Contribution to the Instrumental Music Program

  • Responsibility for maintaining accurate lesson attendance records, and reporting on student absenteeism
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with parents, teachers and students
  • Submitting reports at the end of each semester
  • Prepare for Music Performances at the School in collaboration with other Music Program staff and the Program Coordinator
  • Promote the Music Program and its role within the School
  • Accompany small performance groups as they represent Holy Spirit at external performance commitments.

Professional Development

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

About You


  • Experience in tutoring an instrument/s in a school/college setting
  • Demonstrated expertise in instrumental teaching and enthusiasm for teaching
  • Demonstrated competence and confidence in using a personal computer and relevant software packages e.g. Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel


  • Organisational planning and coordination skills including the ability to manage demanding or competing deadlines
  • Professional presentation skills with the ability to proactively engage and enthuse both students, parents and other colleagues.


  • Understanding of, and/or interest in the development and continued progress of music education within the School.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including ability to work collaboratively with all members of the College community and to communicate with a wide range of individuals including students, parents, teachers, consulting professionals
  • Discretion and an ability to maintain confidentiality.

Mandatory Criteria

  • Current Working with Children Suitability Card - The successful candidate will require a paid Blue Card before commencement as per the No Card, No Start policy developed by the Queensland Government.
  • Degree in Music, Music Education or other relevant qualification
  • Current Driver’s Licence
  • Ability to travel from time to time within the Catholic Diocese of Townsville
  • Ability to perform the physical requirements of the role in a safe manner.

Desirable Criteria

  • Current First Aid certificate
  • Capacity to play a variety of musical instruments.

What we offer

  • Competitive remuneration: $36.18 - $44.20 per hour pending experience
  • Modern facilities, equipment and resources
  • Superannuation up to 12.75% employer contribution (in a  co-contribution arrangement)
  • Access to long service leave after 7 years of continuous service
  • Corporate health insurance
  • Induction, professional development and learning opportunities
  • Well-being programs and initiatives

How to apply
If you have a relevant teaching qualification or you are currently working towards one, the TCE Recruitment Team are interested to hear from you.

  • Complete the application form
  • Upload a cover letter addressing the skills, attributes and experience to support the key accountabilities of the role identified in the position description
  • Upload a current resume including contact details (phone and email) of two professional referees

Please see the Position Description for more information.

Applications during the shortlisting phase will be kept confidential.

Applications close 4pm Friday, 11th December 2020 unless filled prior.

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Diocese of Townsville Catholic Education


Diocese of Townsville Catholic Education
Townsville Catholic Education Office2 Gardenia AvenueKirwanQueensland4814Australia
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