Director of Music

  • Ruyton Girls' School
  • Kew VIC, Australia
Full time Teachers - Early Years Teachers - Primary Teachers - Secondary Senior Leader

Job Description

Commencement: Term 2 2024

FTE: 1.0

Schedule: Ongoing

Ruyton Girls' School is a forward-thinking independent K – 12 school with a long tradition of academic success and co-curricular achievement. Our focus is on preparing girls for a lifetime of learning, leadership and engagement in our global community.

Position Summary

The Director of Music is responsible for leading a vibrant and contemporary Music Department in implementing curricular and co-curricular programs to challenge, motivate and engage our girls from Prep to Year 12 and maintain

the outstanding musical reputation of the School.

Position of Responsibility (POR)

This POR is for a three-year term only, after which time the School reserves the right to either reappoint or re-advertise the POR. The substantive teacher role is ongoing.

POR: Learning and Teaching Level 4 (monetary and time allowance)

Term: 3 years

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Working collaboratively with Learning Leaders across the School to develop integrated and innovative approaches to teaching and learning.
  • Leading a dynamic Music learning and teaching culture across curricular and co-curricular pursuits.
  • Initiating and leading the development of authentic learning initiatives including interdisciplinary/experiential learning and external partnerships.
  • Actively supporting the Ruyton/Trinity Co-ordinate Program and developing and maintaining a positive collaborative working relationship with the Trinity Grammar School Director of Music.

The Dream Now Project

The last and long-awaited project in our current master plan, our new Performing Arts Centre and Library precinct will provide carefully designed spaces for all Ruyton students. With seating capacity for 630 people in the main auditorium, our first-class Performing Arts Centre will develop and nurture creativity, curiosity, self-expression and individuality.

In addition to the auditorium, the Performing Art Centre will include:

  • flexible stage and back stage facilities that cater for music and drama performances.
  • state of the art sound and lighting facilities.
  • purpose built music tuition and practice rooms.
  • music, drama and large ensemble learning spaces.
  • black box theatrette.

As part of this project, Derham House will be refurbished to produce additional music tuition

rooms and meeting spaces. Due for completion late in 2024, this precinct will become the new home for the Spirit of

Ruyton – a place for our community to gather, to immerse themselves in the arts, educational programs, culture and traditions; to celebrate the journey and contribution of our girls.


Applications should be attention to Ms Linda Douglas, Principal, recruitment@ruyton.vic.edu.au by midday Monday 4 December 2023. No hard copies please. No hard copies please.

For further information regarding this role, please click on the link: https://tinyurl.com/Director-of-Music

Enquiries should be directed to HR, recruitment@ruyton.vic.edu.au

Applications will be evaluated as they are received, leading candidates may be interviewed before the closing date. No formal appointments will be made until after closing date.


Ruyton is committed to ensuring a Child Safe environment, in which all our children and young people feel included, empowered, respected, valued, and safe. As part of our ongoing commitment to child safety and wellbeing, we ensure all staff, volunteers and contractors understand and adhere to our Child Safe program, including Child Safe polices and ongoing Child Safe training. Our recruitment processes place people that support and reflect our Child Safe and wellbeing values with the right qualifications and knowledge. Ruyton has a zero tolerance for child abuse, and all allegations and safety concerns will be treated very seriously and consistently within our policies and procedures. Please refer to our school website to read our polices https://www.ruyton.vic.edu.au/our-school/policies/.

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