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Lead Teaching Artist
Beginner Ensemble, 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.

The program is closely aligned with the principles of El Sistema, the internationally celebrated music program in Venezuela that promotes the benefits of communal music-making to children’s development.

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 will support around 70 children from 25 different local schools in the City of Hume council region.

We are currently seeking a Lead Teaching Artist (Beginner Ensemble) for commencement in Term 3, 2021.

DUE: Monday 9am, Monday 14 June 2021

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

As a Lead Teaching Artist, you will possess strong leadership skills 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 Sylvia Hosking, Schools Program Manager, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra at and should include the following:

  • A cover letter of no more than one A4 page addressing your suitability to the role
  • A current CV of no more than two 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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