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Job: Piano Teacher


Title Piano Teacher
Job Information

Applications close on 27 February 2020

Throughout a student’s time at Ballarat Clarendon College, our focus is to maximise their competence, skills and capacity so that, at the end of their time at the school, when they stand on the threshold of their future, they can choose their heart’s desire.


Clarendon is seeking an enthusiastic piano teacher, commencing as soon as possible across all levels. This is an ongoing part time position (4 to 5 hours per week) that has the scope to increase.


The successful applicant will be a vibrant music educator with an established reputation in both teaching and performing. They will be required to teach both individual and group classes at the Junior and Senior School campuses, as well as direct small ensembles as part of the co-curricular Music Program at the College. It is expected that the successful applicant will demonstrate a high level of performance on the piano as well as a thorough understanding of contemporary percussion teaching techniques.


Interested applicants should apply on-line and are required to submit a cover letter, along with an up-to-date resume including details of two professional referees and a brief statement addressing the key selection criteria.


Employment is subject to the provision of a current Employee Working with Children Check. VIT Registration would be an advantage.


Candidates invited to interview will be required to provide verification of their ‘Working with Children Check’.




Ballarat Clarendon College


Ballarat Clarendon College is a coeducational school associated with the Uniting Church. It is based in Ballarat, a regional city in the heart of Victoria, just over an hour’s drive from Melbourne, with a population of approximately 85,000 people. Approximately 1400 students attend the school, from 3-year-old Early Learning to Year 12.


Ballarat Clarendon College is an equal opportunity employer and provides a non-smoking environment for all students and staff.




  • Teach individual private lessons from beginner to VCE Level.
  • Take ensembles as requested.
  • Organise musical items as requested.
  • Attend and organise school concerts and performances, which may be out of school hours.
  • Monitor each student’s progress and keep the student and parents informed of progress through the use of the Performing Arts Record Book and other communication methods.
  • Keep accurate records of achievement and attendance in order to provide meaningful reports and parent communications as required.
  • Comply with all Clarendon policies and procedures, including, but not limited to, all health and safety policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to promoting and achieving best practice in matters relating to student wellbeing and child safety by implementing Clarendon policies and practices.
  • Write reports for each student at the end of each semester.


Key Selection Criteria:


  • Appropriate tertiary qualifications or equivalent teaching/performing experience.
  • Demonstrate a high level of competence as an innovative piano teacher from beginner through to advanced (Diploma) level.
  • Demonstrate highly developed skills on chosen instrument (as part of the interview process, candidates may be asked to perform a short work).
  • Have the ability to design and implement a comprehensive and appropriately sequenced learning programme for each student, reflecting current pedagogical practice and individual playing standard (as part of the interview process, candidates may be asked to teach for the interview panel).
  • Have the ability and experience in directing Ensembles, from beginner to advanced level.
  • Ability/desire to increase student enrolment numbers in piano lessons.
  • Ability/desire to increase student involvement in school ensembles.
  • Proven ability to provide feedback to students.
  • Commitment to seeking regular professional development opportunities, such as attending appropriate seminars and courses.
  • Proven ability to manage time and conflicting priorities effectively.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with demonstrated ability to build rapport with students, staff, parents and all other persons associated with Ballarat Clarendon College.
  • Ability to communicate and interact with all Ballarat Clarendon College community members positively and appropriately.
  • Previous experience working within a team environment with a focus on success and outcomes.
  • Proficient user of information technology.
  • Have current VIT Registration or a ‘Working with Children Check’.


For further information, please click here for the Itinerant Music Teacher position description.


This position description is an overview of the major duties and responsibilities of this role and does not represent the entirety of this position. Clarendon reserves the right to vary this position description to meet the changing needs of the College.




Please refer to Clarendon’s website https://www.clarendon.vic.edu.au/about-clarendon/jobs/ for the application process. Only applications using the online application form will be accepted.


Applications will be shortlisted upon receipt and interviews may take place during this process.


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