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Music Education New Zealand Aotearoa (MENZA) New Zealand (nationwide)

Music education kaiārahi role – secondary

General, Music education kaiārahi role – Secondary Networks of Expertise Project

The arts

Listed 9:13 am 23 July 2018
Closes 11.59pm 05 August 2018
Vacancy reference #: 1H9jev

Music Education New Zealand Aotearoa (MENZA) is looking for an enthusiastic secondary music specialist teacher to assist MENZA in further developing teacher networks and PLD opportunities across New Zealand. Initially a 6 month contract is offered for up to 8 hours per week as a self-employed contractor. The position will be funded through the Ministry of Education's Networks of Expertise grant. 

The kaiārahi will move and inspire people with innovative ideas, turn ideas into reality and know and show how to replicate their success.

  • They should be able to offer advice and guidance for teachers around culturally responsive pedagogy (including Te Ao Māori) and music –sound arts curriculum at secondary level
  • They will be responsible for workshop facilitation
  • They would improve music education outcomes by assisting teachers to develop further subject knowledge and capabilities, (the latter including the organisation and logistics of extracurricular and schoolwide events and department management practices)
  • They will link music-sounds arts with inquiry-based learning and reflective practice
  • They will promote teacher confidence and agency (including advocacy with senior management, community and colleagues)
  • Conduct collaborative needs assessment and contribute to the planning and implementation of national workshops
  • Will be able to demonstrate/present at MENZA workshops and provide observation and feedback to attendees. 

The kaiārahi will have: 

  • Proven interpersonal skills in working with a range of teachers
  • Registration/be currently registered/demonstrable recent and relevant teaching experience
  • Indepth knowledge of the New Zealand Curriculum
  • An understanding of and the ability to demonstrate effective culturally responsive pedagogy
  • A willingness to work with digital music software, and utilise social media and electronic record keeping
  • Will be assisted by the MENZA administrator.

How to apply

Please email your CV, direct enquiries and requests for a full job description to

Stephanie Lees
(021) 128 7631

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1H9jev

Listed 9:13 am 23 July 2018
Closes 11.59pm 05 August 2018

Organisation details

Music Education New Zealand Aotearoa (MENZA)

Location: New Zealand (nationwide)