Teacher - The Arts - Music

Government of Western Australia

Wickham, WA

Posted 11/22/2020

Department of Education

Independent Public School - Pilbara Education Region

Wickham Primary School

Teacher - The Arts - Music


Teacher, $71,137 - $106,049 per annum (SEA GA 2019)

Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH658902

This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2021

Do you have a creative and imaginative mind for a colourful change?

Wickham Primary School (PS) are seeking a teacher of The Arts with a focus on Music to join our team.

Involvement in music education is a life changing experience that is vital to the emotional, social and cognitive development of our students. We are committed to fostering and enhancing an enduring appreciation and lifelong engagement with The Arts.

The successful applicant will ideally display a strong knowledge of all key elements of The Arts curriculum and pedagogy as well as an ability to inspire students to develop a passion for learning in vibrant, engaging and supportive classrooms. You will ideally have excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to build effective working relationships with students, staff and the school community.

For more than 45 years, Wickham Primary School has offered a high quality education for our Kindergarten to Year 6 students. We value a safe, friendly and inclusive learning environment for staff, students and their families with respect to the strong cultural history of the Ngarluma people.

Located in the City of Karratha, Wickham is a fascinating historic town boasting pristine sandy beaches and excellent fishing spots. Some of the lifestyle benefits of this unique location can be viewed here:

Wickham PS supports a diverse school community which draws from the towns of Wickham and Point Samson. The school population includes families from a variety of cultural backgrounds. All staff take every opportunity to embed our school values of High Expectations, Respect and Safety. Our school also incorporates the Positive Behaviour Program (PBS).

This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur throughout our school for up to 12 months following this initial appointment. This includes circumstances where this position becomes subsequently vacant should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position.

To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate your competency against the following domains (that govern the ):

  • Professional knowledge;
  • Professional practice; and
  • Professional engagement.
Applications will be assessed against these domains. The business needs of the school may also be considered. It is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.

Applicants currently completing the Department of Education Leap program (formerly known as the Switch program) can apply for vacancies using their current or Leap qualification – even if they have not completed the program at the time of applying. Applicants may be appointed to a vacancy based on the qualification being completed via the Leap program.

The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

Further information about Wickham Primary School can be found by visiting or .

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Appointed applicants may be eligible for

For further job related information:

You are encouraged to contact Lincoln Day, Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Wickham, by telephoning (08) 9185 8500 or emailing

Application Instructions

All applications are submitted online. Select “Apply for Job”, at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions on your screen.

Your application should include:
  • A three (3) page statement addressing the domains that govern the
, in context of the role and business needs of the school * A CV of up to three (3) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
  • The contact details for two (2) work related referees (one being your current line manager)
It is recommended you have these documents completed and ready to attach before selecting “Apply for Job”.

You are asked to complete an online application form and attach your documentation, please allow enough time to complete this process as applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.

After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please telephone (08) 9264 4127.

If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.


Employees will be required to:
  • provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy;
  • obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment;
  • obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check; and
  • be fully or provisionally registered with the Teacher Registration Board (TRB), or be eligible for full or provisional registration prior to commencement of the position. (Applicants who require a Limited Registration to teach from the TRB are not eligible). Information regarding eligibility may be obtained by contacting TRB on (08) 9230 0600 or for Country callers 1300 652 911 or

Employees will be required to:
  • complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement; and
  • complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy.
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.

Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Friday, 4 December 2020



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