Instrumental Tutors | 7-12 | 1408 students
Freeman Catholic College, Bonnyrigg Heights
Commencement date: Term 3, 2023
Contract: Part-time (0.1FTE, Friday), 3 year contract

About Sydney Catholic Schools

Sydney Catholic Schools (SCS) is looking for passionate and enthusiastic Instrumental Tutors (Strings, Woodwind, Brass or Band Conducting) 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 147 Catholic primary and secondary schools, more than 71,000 students,10,000 staff and a large alumni community.

About the school

At Freeman Catholic College Bonnyrigg Heights we provide quality Catholic education within a strong culture of learning. Inspired by our charism, staff and students are called to live out the Gospel values by being good people and good students. By participating in the rich academic, co-curricular and spiritual life of the College, students aspire to achieve their personal best and to make a difference in the world.

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, Brass or Band Conducting)
  • 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

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Within your application please provide the following:

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

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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