Instrumental Tutor
Commencement date: Term 1, 2024
Contract: Part-time, 3 year contract

Strings, Woodwind and Brass

Sydney Catholic Schools (SCS) is looking for passionate and enthusiastic Instrumental Tutors to join our growing Amadeus Music Education Program. We have flexible opportunities available to enable and inspire our students through Music. 

We are looking for outstanding individuals to deliver SCS Primary and Secondary Instrumental Music Program within a number of schools:  

  • Aerotropolis Area: Austral, Carnes Hill, Prestons, West Hoxton
  • Botany-Randwick Area: Botany, Clovelly, Coogee, Daceyville, Kensington, Malabar, Maroubra, Maroubra Junction, Mascot, Matraville, Pagewood, Randwick, Randwick North, Roseberry, Waterloo
  • Ryde Area: Denistone, Drummoyne, Eastwood, Gladesville, Hunters Hill, Marsfield, Meadowbank, North Ryde, Ryde, Woolwich
  • St George Area: Arncliffe, Beverly Hills, Bexley, Blakehurst, Brighton-Le-Sands, Earlwood, Husrtville, Kingsgrove, Oatley, Penshurst, Riverwood, Rockdale, Sans Souci, South Hurstville, Sutherland

Reporting through the Education and Research Directorate and directly to Principals, working across a number of schools, you will be responsible for guiding and directing students in an extensive Instrumental Music Program. You will have demonstrated the ability to inspire young people to play an instrument and perform.

Major Accountabilities

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

  • delivery of the SCS Instrumental Music program, linked to the contexts studied within Classroom Music 
  • teaching small group tuition within a family of instruments (Strings, Woodwind or Brass)
  • leading and conducting instrumental ensembles according to the area of expertise- ensembles may include but are not limited to: String Ensemble, Concert Band and Orchestra
  • working collaboratively with leadership teams, other Instrumental Tutors and Primary and Secondary Music Teachers to ensure the smooth running of school performances and events
  • identification of maintenance required on instruments and providing basic maintenance where possible
  • assisting with the allocation, distribution and collection of instruments with regards to instrument maintenance
  • other administrative tasks as required.

Essential Criteria:

  • experienced and highly skilled musician and tutor
  • ability to work in a team across multiple schools
  • ability to inspire young people to find their passion in Music
  • ability to motivate all students at differing levels of ability and implement appropriate adjustments and differentiation where required
  • outstanding organisational skills
  • willingness to work outside regular school hours for performances and events
  • willingness to support the Catholic ethos of Sydney Catholic Schools, and to coordinate music required for masses and liturgical celebrations when required.

 Desirable Criteria:

  • a Tertiary Qualification in Music, or currently studying Music at Tertiary level
  • experience in conducting ensembles
  • experience in staging performance events
  • proficiency with the Google Suite, including Google Sites.


  • successful applicants are entitled to paid leave, school holiday periods and superannuation
  • these positions require travel within a Network of schools usually within a close distance- adequate travel time will be provided.

Application Process

To apply for this position please click APPLY 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
  • a resume
  • please indicate your area preference by listing the Network(s) in which you are prepared to teach: Aerotropolis, Botany-Randwick, Ryde or St George. 

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

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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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