Classroom Music Teacher

Classroom Music Teacher | K-6 | 210 students
St Jerome’s Catholic Primary School, Punchbowl
Commencement date: immediate or by negotiation
Closing date: 11 March 2023
Contract: Part-time (0.2FTE) Tuesday, 3 year contract

About Sydney Catholic Schools

Sydney Catholic Schools (SCS) is looking for a passionate and enthusiastic Classroom Music Teacher to join our growing Amadeus Music Education Program. Catholic schools have been delivering excellence in education to Sydney school students for 200 years. SCS continues to be a thriving and growing contemporary educational community with over 150 schools, more than 71,000 students,10,000 staff and a large alumni community.

About the school

At St Jerome’s Catholic Primary School, Punchbowl we see ourselves as a community of learners, striving for excellence in all we do. We value and celebrate peace, harmony and inclusiveness. Through our close knowledge of every child and our diverse learning programs, we provide learning for all.

We encourage learners at all levels to achieve success by providing a range of opportunities and experiences – spiritual, academic, creative, sporting and social. We strive to develop ways for parents to be involved in the school, as we believe success for each student is enhanced when school and community work together.

We were established by the Sisters of St Joseph in 1933. Links with the Catholic Sisters remain in the community, while the charism of St Mary Of The Cross MacKillop, who founded the Josephites, continues to inspire and challenge us.

Major Accountabilities

Your major accountabilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • implementation and delivery of the SCS Music Education Program
  • leading and conducting instrumental/vocal ensembles – eg the school choir
  • working collaboratively with the Instrumental Tutors and Classroom Teachers at their schools and within their Network, to deliver quality Performing Arts Education, including public performances, and liturgical and special events
  • promoting and implementing Sydney Catholic Schools’ mission and vision To know and love Christ through learning and Thriving Catholic communities through excellent teaching and learning
  • promoting and abiding by Sydney Catholic Schools values of empathy, curiosity, excellence, collaboration and truth.

Essential Criteria:


  • a Tertiary qualification in Primary or Secondary Education with extensive Music experience and/or qualifications, plus the ability to teach Dance and Drama
  • experienced as a Classroom Music, Dance or Drama Teacher in Primary or Secondary schools
  • competence in Music Education with the ability to teach Dance and Drama including Composing, Performing and Appreciating
  • proven ability and willingness to lead vocal ensembles
  • an enthusiastic Educator, driven to inspire children to explore Music, Dance and Drama
  • practice informed by a knowledge of contemporary educational research on how students best learn
  • confident with the use of relevant technologies
  • demonstrated ability to contribute to high quality student performances
  • demonstrated effective communication skills and capacity to work with our leadership team to provide the best possible educational experiences for our students
  • a willingness to support the Catholic ethos of Sydney Catholic Schools, and to contribute to music required for masses and liturgical celebrations when required.


  • a current driver’s licence
  • a baptised Catholic with demonstrated evidence of ongoing commitment to the teachings of the Catholic Church and engagement in the life of a Catholic faith community such as a parish or an established community within the Catholic Church, as an expression of their relationship with Jesus Christ
  • experience teaching K-6 Curriculum music.

Application Process

To apply for this position please click APPLY NOW and follow the prompts to complete your application.

Within your application please provide the following:

  • a one-page Cover Letter which outlines how you meet the criteria above
  • current resume.

If you have any questions, please contact the recruitment team via

Working with Children Check

This role is classified as a child-related work endeavour and therefore we require a working with children clearance to be completed prior to your commencement with us.

Our Mission
To know and love Christ through learning

Our Vision
To foster thriving Catholic communities through excellent teaching

Our Values
Empathy, curiosity, excellence, collaboration and truth.

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