We are looking for enthusiastic cello and violin tutors to teach small group lessons in two of our ten
partner schools in Papatoetoe, Auckland. If you are an experienced musician and thrive working with
primary and intermediate school children (years 4 – 8), then we would love to hear from you.
To teach small group lessons and assist/lead ensemble rehearsals and performances one day a
week, 38 weeks per school year. The currently available positions are for Mondays (9am – 3pm cello)
and Wednesdays (9am – 11am violin/viola) from Term 3 2021. If those times don’t work for you, but
you would like to be considered in the future or for relieve teaching, then please get in touch.
– Be proficient in their instrument.
– Be effective in teaching their instrument at primary and intermediate level.
– Enjoy being part of a team; working collaboratively in setting and achieving goals for
learning, selecting appropriate ensemble repertoire, and assessing ongoing programme
– Be comfortable working in school environments and liaising with school personnel as
– Undertake planning and administrative tasks in a professional and timely manner to
facilitate the smooth running of programme delivery.
To provide a fully funded and inspiring performance music programme to young New Zealanders
with limited opportunity.
To foster diligence, nurture confidence, celebrate aspiration and achievement.
Together discovering the joy of music making with others.
Our Music Programme:
We partner with ten primary and intermediate schools in Papatoetoe and Mt Wellington to deliver a
challenging, rewarding and fun instrumental music programme to approximately 550 students in
Years 4-8. Students participate in weekly small group lessons and ensemble rehearsals delivered by
skilled and enthusiastic professional instrumental tutors who maximise music learning and literacy.
Regular performance opportunities are provided throughout the year and students are further
motivated through exposure to uplifting performances by professional musicians. At the conclusion
of the multi-year programme, outstanding students receive scholarships to fully cover the costs of
private instrumental tuition throughout their high-school years.
To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to Claudia Ruff, Programme Manager Tironui Music Trust
by Friday 16 July: firstname.lastname@example.org