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Join our team

The Song Room helps young people to realise their potential and empowers them to participate positively in society.

Working at The Song Room means making a difference every day. You’ll be directly addressing inequity in education while providing joy and improved outcomes for young people across Australia.

Available Positions

  • Music Education Mentors

    – VIC Only

    We are looking for over 20 music educators to work in multiple schools across Terms 2 and 3 in the Victorian Government Music In Schools program.

    Metro and regional locations across Victoria available. Comparable Victorian learning specialist rates. Must be VIT registered.

    What is Music in Schools (MiS)?

        • A music education program that aims to strengthen whole school planning to deliver quality music teaching and learning and build their capability to implement the Victorian Curriculum F-10: The Arts, Music, including assessment and reporting.
        • Targeted to support generalist classroom teachers and nominated specialists with limited or no classroom music experience or qualifications.
        • Flexible in-class and online mentoring and coaching, delivered by experienced music educators in terms 2 and 3 over two years. It also includes a series of workshops for school leaders and participating teachers.
        • MiS aims to improve teacher confidence, capability and capacity to deliver a music curriculum.
        • This year, The Song Room will deliver MiS in 80 schools across Victoria.


    How to apply

    To apply for this role please complete the application form HERE. Submit your CV and a cover letter discussing how your skills and experience align to the Outcomes and Essential Capabilities identified in the position description here.

    Any queries can be sent to enquiries@songroom.org.au referencing ‘Music Education Mentor’ in the subject.

    This role closes at 4pm, Thursday 7 March 2024 however interviews may be offered to suitable candidates before the closing date.

  • Philanthropy and Partnerships Executive

    – Part-time

    The Song Room is looking for an exceptional Philanthropy and Partnerships Executive to join the team. Reporting to the Head of Philanthropy and Partnerships, this role plays an important part in coordinating the engagement, stewardship, account management, and administration of a dynamic portfolio of partners and donors with The Song Room.


    About you

        • 3+ years of experience within a for-purpose, educational and/or or arts environment – ideally with existing or transferrable knowledge of Philanthropy, Partnerships, and/or Commercial revenue generation programs
        • Experience in Salesforce, Tessitura, or similar CRM (highly desirable)
        • Strong organisational and administrative skills (including Microsoft Office Suite)
        • Powerhouse relationship and account management skills – including the coordination of engagement activities, events, and acquisition of donors, partners, fee-for-service programs
        • Articulate, compelling written and verbal communication skills – ideally in an arts or educational context
        • Ability to manage competing timelines and priorities
        • Extensive experience in working collaboratively across teams and with all levels of executive and management to maintain positive outcomes and relationships (internally and externally)
        • An entrepreneurial spirit and strong alignment to The Song Room vision
        • The ability to influence and inspire people to engage with and support for-purpose causes.


    What we can offer

    This is a part-time role available at 0.6 or 0.8 FTE. We offer competitive remuneration (based on experience), salary packaging, and flexible working conditions.

        • Flexible and hybrid working conditions
        • Not-for-profit salary packaging with an option for novated lease arrangements
        • Access to an Employee Assistance Program supporting positive mental health and wellbeing
        • Learning and development opportunities that will support you to thrive in your role
        • You will experience and contribute to the delivery of The Song Room’s vision to allow young people the opportunity to participate in music and the arts to enhance their education, personal development and community involvement.


    How to apply

    To apply for this role, email your resume and a cover letter addressing the PD to Roxy Kavanagh, Head of Philanthropy and Partnerships: rkavanagh@songroom.org.au. Note the role title in the subject line.

    Click here to view the full position description.

    This position closes Midnight, Friday 22 March 2024. Suitable candidates may be shortlisted, interviewed and recruited prior to the close date listed above. Don’t wait – submit your application asap.

  • Teaching Artists

    – Expressions of Interest for 2024

    The Song Room is looking for experienced Teaching Artists in all art forms to lead our Arts Learning programs in 2024. Teaching Artists from across Australia will work in partnership with schools and communities to improve student outcomes and student engagement through the arts.

    Be part of a dynamic team who in 2022 delivered student wellbeing, teacher capacity building and school transformation initiatives using trauma-informed, strengths-based and creative pedagogies to over 17,00 students, 720 teachers in 260 schools nationally.

    If you are a passionate, expert Arts educator looking to make a positive change in the lives of young people in Australia, then we would love to hear from you.


    How to apply

    Please complete our expressions of interest form HERE.

    These roles will be recruited on an ongoing basis for different regions and artforms. We will be interviewing candidates as suitable applications are received, so we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible.

    If you have questions about this role or The Song Room, please contact John Haythornthwaite at jhaythorn@songroom.org.au using ‘Teaching Artist’ in the subject line. Or, call our office directly on 03 9521 3990.

The Song Room takes child safety seriously. We welcome open communication and collaboration to ensure child safety is paramount and in line with The Song Room’s duty of care obligations. View Child Safety Policy