Instructional Leader: Music & Arts (Years 3-8)
St Mary’s Cathedral College, Sydney
Commencement Date: Term 1 2023
Closing Date: Sunday, 9 October 2022

About Sydney Catholic Schools

Catholic schools have been delivering excellence in education to Sydney school students for 200 years. Sydney Catholic Schools (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 College

One of 150 schools in the Archdiocese of Sydney, St Mary’s Cathedral Catholic College is situated in one of the great cities of the world. Adjacent to St Mary’s Cathedral and central to the city landscape, St Mary’s Cathedral College provides an education that utilises the arts of the city, and in particular music.

A new direction where students can utilise the city’s history and cultural enterprises will provide a unique opportunity to fully engage students in the exploration and love of learning. Utilising New Pedagogies for Deep Learning and an integrated Liberal Arts education, enhanced by the city enterprise, students and staff will provide an extraordinary learning platform. Students develop critical thinking strategies that prepare them for post school pathways and the complexities of an international world beyond school.

About You

The Instructional Leader: Music & Arts years 3-8 is part of the middle leadership team at St Mary’s Cathedral College. Reporting to the Dean of Middle Years, the Instructional Leader: Music & Arts plays a vital role in ensuring that the SCS values of empathy, excellence, truth, curiosity and collaboration are drivers for establishing a thriving Catholic community.

The Instructional Leader: Music & Arts years 3-8 is responsible for leading schoolwide excellence in pedagogical, curriculum and assessment practices and supporting the implementation of new pedagogies for learning in Creative and Performing Arts. The Instructional Leader: Music & Arts years 3-8 is an exemplary practitioner who builds the capacity of teachers to deliver excellent student outcomes in the area of music and the arts.

To be considered for this role, you must have experience demonstrating that you can deliver in the following areas:

  • 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
  • supporting the leadership of a school-wide culture of excellence, informed decision-making, and collaborative practice
  • working with the St Mary’s Cathedral Choir: Director of Music and the College leadership team in implementing a range of improvement strategies to ensure effective strategic change in delivering excellent outcomes in music and the arts
  • actively promoting the integration of Catholic values and Catholic Social Teaching across the curriculum
  • ensuring consistency of teaching practice and shared teacher judgement drives assessment.
  • demonstrating exemplary classroom teaching practice in the area of Music and the Arts
  • cultivating a contemporary and effective learning culture
  • developing and implementing effective and evidence-based professional learning to build the capacity of teachers
  • supporting the leadership of College musical programs, including ensembles and choral programs
  • ensuring evaluation of teaching and teachers’ goal setting related to performance and monitoring performance goal achievement
  • leading and collaborating within a culture of ongoing growth and improvement
  • demonstrating organisational, management and leadership skills
  • analysing data and trends within the school to identify areas for growth
  • actively promoting the relationship between student wellbeing and learning growth
  • contributing to a ‘network approach’ that promotes the reciprocal benefits of school system partnerships in Music and the Arts, including SCS choral programs.

You will have attained the following:

  • must be a qualified teacher and accredited with NESA
  • strong teaching capability proven through meeting all aspects of the proficient teacher in the Australian Professional Standards and operating at the level of a highly accomplished/lead teacher per the NESA teaching standards (although they may not formally hold this accreditation). 


  • a Postgraduate degree in Education or another discipline
  • a current driver’s licence
  • is 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. 


Submit your application via the ‘Apply’ button and follow the steps to complete your application.

To complete the application process you will need to attach:

Working With Children Check (WWCC)
This role is classified as child-related work and therefore requires a WWCC clearance prior to commencement of employment.

To know and love Christ through learning.

Thriving Catholic communities through excellent teaching and learning.

Truth, empathy, excellence, curiosity, and collaboration.


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