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Working at The Song Room means sharing in our vision that all Australian school children deserve the chance to realise their full potential.

Music and arts programs form the core of our organisation as they’re proven to deliver greater learning and social outcomes. Together, our employees and volunteers are instrumental in changing the lives of Australian children through implementing these programs in disadvantaged communities.

If you’re interested in working at The Song Room and think you fit one of our roles below (as available), we’d love to hear from you!

“I have been working for The Song Room for three years and I find it to be incredibly rewarding. One of the joys of my day is getting to see children from all different backgrounds working together and breaking out of their shells in an arts enriched environment”Fleur Hockey, The Song Room, Leads Professional Development Program.


Our values

These core values set a strong foundation for the growth of our organisation.

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Available positions

Teaching Artists 2022

The Song Room is looking for experienced Teaching Artists in all art forms to work with us in 2022.

Our programs work in partnership with schools and communities across Australia to improve student outcomes and school engagement. We are excited to set up our programs for the new year and are keen to hear from you.

About you 

  • Previous experience in an Arts Learning role in either a Primary or Secondary School context or equivalent experience
  • A minimum of an undergraduate degree in the related art form or equivalent experience
  • A qualification in Education or Arts therapy or equivalent experience
  • Current registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (desirable)
  • A current Working with Children Check (WWCC)
  • A current COVID-19 vaccination certificate

Click here to view the full position description. 

If you are interested in working with us as a Teaching Artist or Teaching Artist Mentor next year, it would be most helpful if you could complete our survey here and send your resume to TArecruitment@songroom.org.au. There is no need to include a covering letter – just complete the form and email your resume through.

 


 

Fundraising Coordinator (Part-time 3 or 4 days per week FTE) 

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Fundraising Coordinator to join our passionate Fundraising team during an exciting time of growth. 

Reporting to the Head of Fundraising and working collaboratively with the wider team, this part-time position will play a vital role in delivering and supporting all things fundraising including the coordination of existing fundraising streams, stakeholder relationship development, data management within Salesforce, funding submissions and acquittal reporting.  

About you 

  • Minimum 3-years of experience in a fundraising role or similar with transferrable skills and abilities (essential). 
  • Experience using Salesforce or similar CRM (essential). 
  • Strong coordination and administrative skills, able to plan and operate independently to ensure timely delivery of all requirements in your role. 
  • Clear communicator with strong interpersonal and relationship management skills. 
  • Ability to interpret and analyse data with attention to detail and high-quality, accurate data recording. 
  • Flexible, adaptable, and ability to thrive in changing circumstances in the workplace. 
  • Creative, innovative, agile thinker and team player. 
  • Current Working with Children Check (WWCC). 

What we can offer 

  • This part-time role is available at either 3 or 4 days per week (FTE 0.6 or 0.8.) and has been graded as a SCHADS Award Grade 3 under the Social Community Housing & Disability Award, plus super and carries full salary packaging benefits. 
  • We encourage work-life balance, with flexible working (part office, part WFH) and a broad range of leave entitlements, including paid study leave. 
  • Salary packaging and novated lease arrangements on offer with our leading provider. 
  • Access to a range of mental health and wellbeing supportive initiatives, including confidential counselling services & education programs. 

Click here to view the full position description. 

To apply for this role, please email your resume (max 3 pages) and a cover letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria and Experience (1-2 pages) to Roxy Kavanagh (Head of Fundraising), noting ‘Fundraising Coordinator’ in the subject line. 

If you have any specific questions about this role, contact Roxy directly via email or contact Mal Lewis (Finance and Operations Manager) on 03 9521 3990. 

This position closes 5pm, Tuesday 21 December 2021. 

Note: We will start shortlisting candidates prior to the close date listed above, so please do not delay submitting your application. 

 


 

Partnerships and Philanthropy Manager (Part-time 3 or 4 days per week FTE) 

We are looking for an experienced, driven and personable Partnerships & Philanthropy Manager to join our passionate Fundraising team and grow our Corporate Partnerships, Major Donors, and Philanthropy portfolio. 

Reporting to the Head of Fundraising and coming into the role with minimum 5yrs fundraising experience, this position will play a critical role in developing and growing fundraising income from new and existing sources and deepening relationships with funders to support The Song Room’s delivery of impactful and sustainable arts learning to children throughout Australia.  

About you 

  • Minimum 5-years previous experience in a fundraising role or transferrable skills to clearly meet and exceed the requirements of the role. 
  • An undergraduate degree in a relevant qualification (desirable). 
  • Strong track record in delivery of exemplary moves management to elevate fundraising income and deepen philanthropic relationships. 
  • Clear, compelling communicator with excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills, and proven writing skills. 
  • Strong project management skills with ability to deliver a project from inception to completion to budget and on time. 
  • Proactive, strategic, and analytical thinker with ability to champion a culture of philanthropy across all internal and external teams. 
  • Experience in Salesforce or similar CRM (highly desirable). 
  • Current Working with Children Check (WWCC). 

What we can offer 

  • This part-time role is available at either 3 or 4 days per week (FTE 0.6 or 0.8.) and has been graded as a SCHADS Award Grade 4 under the Social Community Housing & Disability Award, plus super and carries full salary packaging benefits. 
  • We encourage work-life balance, with flexible working (part office, part WFH) and a broad range of leave entitlements, including paid study leave. 
  • Salary packaging and novated lease arrangements on offer with our leading provider. 
  • Access to a range of mental health and wellbeing supportive initiatives, including confidential counselling services & education programs. 

Click here to view the full position description. 

To apply for this role, please email your resume (max 3 pages) and a cover letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria and Experience (1-2 pages) to Roxy Kavanagh (Head of Fundraising), noting ‘Partnerships & Philanthropy Manager’ in the subject line. 

If you have any specific questions about this role, contact Roxy directly via email or contact Mal Lewis on 03 9521 3990. 

This position closes 5pm, Tuesday 21 December 2021. 

Note: We will start shortlisting candidates prior to the close date listed above, so please do not delay submitting your application. 

 


 

Child Protection Policy

The Song Room takes child safety very seriously. We welcome open communication and a collaborative approach to always ensure child safety is paramount in line with The Song Room’s duty of care obligations. 

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