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MENZA and ONZA New Zealand (nationwide)

Music education kaiārahi – ECE

General, Music education kaiārahi role – ECE Primary Networks of Expertise Project

The arts, Belonging / Mana Whenua, Contribution / Mana Tangata, Communication / Mana Reo, Exploration / Mana Aotūroa, Well-being / Mana Atua

Listed 9:17 am 23 July 2018
Closes 11.59pm 05 August 2018
Vacancy reference #: 1H9jew

MENZA and ONZA’s Network of Expertise project is looking for enthusiastic early childhood/primary music specialist teachers to further develop 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 kaiārahi will inspire people with innovative ideas, turn ideas into reality and demonstrate how to replicate their success. 

  • They will offer advice and guidance for teachers around culturally responsive pedagogy (including Te Ao Māori) and music curriculum at ECE and primary level
  • They will 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 creating space for music in the curriculum with arts-led programmes)
  • They will link music with inquiry-based learning and reflective practice
  • They will promote teacher confidence and agency (including advocacy with senior management, community and colleagues)
  • They will conduct collaborative needs assessment and contribute to the planning and implementation of national workshops
  • They will be responsible for workshop facilitation and be able to present at MENZA-ONZA workshops and provide observation and feedback to attendees, post workshop.

The kaiārahi will have:

  • Proven interpersonal skills in working with a range of teachers
  • Registration: be currently registered or have demonstrable recent and relevant teaching experience
  • Indepth knowledge of the New Zealand Curriculum
  • An understanding of various music pedagogies and supporting resources
  • An understanding of and ability to demonstrate culturally responsive pedagogy
  • A willingness to work with digital music software, and utilise social media and electronic record keeping
  • Hold a current driver's licence and be prepared to travel.

How to apply

To apply for a full job description or to send your CV and direct enquiries email

Stephanie Lees
(021) 128 7631

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Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1H9jew

Listed 9:17 am 23 July 2018
Closes 11.59pm 05 August 2018

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Location: New Zealand (nationwide)