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Now recruiting: The Pizzicato Effect

The Pizzicato Effect is Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s flagship community music program offering free instrumental tuition (violin, viola, cello) to students living in the City of Hume. Two attractive positions are currently open for commencement in Term 1, 2022.

Continuing the MSO’s long association with the City of Hume, the program is based at our host venue in Broadmeadows and runs on Monday and Wednesday afternoons during the Victorian school term. In 2021, the program supported around 70 children from 25 different local schools in the City of Hume council region.

Lead Teaching Artist (Senior Ensemble)

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Tuesday 11 January 2022, 5pm

The Lead Teaching Artist (Senior Ensemble) is responsible for the planning and delivery of the program’s Senior stream.

As a Lead Teaching Artist, you will possess strong leadership skills, resilience, and warmth of character, with significant teaching experience (specialising in one or more stringed instruments) and will have ability to communicate openly and effectively with all team members, contributing at all times towards shared pedagogical goals and program values.

All applications should be emailed to Jennifer Stevens-Ballenger, Schools and Families Lead, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra at schools@mso.com.au and should include the following:

  • A cover letter of no more than 1x A4 page addressing your suitability to the role
  • A current CV of no more than 2 x A4 pages including 2 referees
  • A copy of your current Victorian employee Working with Children Check (WWCC) / VIT registration

Should you be invited to interview please be prepared to perform a short work to demonstrate your further suitability for the role.

Teaching Artists

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Tuesday 11 January 2022, 5pm

The Teaching Artist (Chamber Ensemble) is responsible for contributing to the planning and delivery of the program’s Chamber stream; this ensemble is the most experienced at The Pizzicato Effect.

As a Teaching Artist you will possess strong communication skills, resilience, and warmth of character, with significant teaching experience (specialising in one or more stringed instruments) and will have ability to collaborate effectively with all team members. This role actively supports the Lead Teaching Artist of the ensemble, contributing at all times towards shared pedagogical goals and program values.

All applications should be emailed to Jennifer Stevens-Ballenger, Schools and Families Lead, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra at schools@mso.com.au and should include the following:

  • A cover letter of no more than 1x A4 page addressing your suitability to the role
  • A current CV of no more than 2 x A4 pages including 2 referees
  • A copy of your current Victorian employee Working with Children Check (WWCC) / VIT registration

Should you be invited to interview please be prepared to perform a short work to demonstrate your further suitability for the role.

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