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  • Date posted

    June 28, 2024

  • Hiring location

    Gauteng Johannesburg


January 2025

St John’s Pre-Preparatory is a world-class Christian, African school situated on a magnificent campus in Houghton, Johannesburg, offering quality education from grade 0 to grade two. It forms part of St John’s College. The school has an outstanding record in preparing young boys for Prep and College and offers an excellent curriculum which is enriched with music, art, drama and sport.

St John’s Pre-Preparatory is looking for an optimistic person with a love of learning, and a creative flair who is passionate about child development. This is a fabulous opportunity to showcase your talent and step into a role that provides you with the platform to make a real difference to the children you teach in an intentional and thoughtful way.

Key responsibilities:

  • Teach class music at The Bridge Nursery School and Pre-Preparatory School
  • Piano accompaniment at assembly and all school functions
  • Facilitate process of collaboration with music teachers across the campus
  • Actively promote the music department to the broader St John’s community
  • Develop a faith based music curriculum for general class music, chapel services, daily assembly and other Christian festivities based on the Anglican framework

Key Competencies:

  • Relevant undergraduate degree, preferably with a specialisation in early childhood music education
  • At least 3 years experience in music teaching (preferably in foundation phase)
  • Current SACE registration
  • Competent in piano accompaniment
  • Intermediate computer music literacy and teaching through technology skills
  • Choir conducting skills
  • Ability to teach recorder and class music
  • Working knowledge of Orff percussion and solfège
  • Self motivated, organised and energetic
  • Be willing to work outside of school hours when necessary
  • Engage all students in enjoying their music experience
  • Be empathetic and inspire respect

To apply for this position, please complete the link by no later than 12 July 2024.

At St John’s College, we are committed to proactive safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our children. All staff and volunteers who have access to children will be vetted in accordance with the St John’s College safeguarding policy. This policy stipulates that staff and volunteers are required to undergo all the necessary background checks in keeping with the requirements for safeguarding and child protection in South Africa, and all staff perform duties in accordance with our HR Policies.

“St John’s College, in line with POPIA (Protection of Personal Information Act) will attempt to ensure the confidentiality of all applicants for this role. All reasonable measures will be in place to protect personal information but will be used in the recruitment, selection, and reporting process. By submitting your application for this position, you are recognising and accepting this disclaimer."

The school reserves the right not to proceed with the filling of the post. The appointment of candidates is at the sole discretion of St John’s College, taking into account factors such as St John’s College's Employment Equity Policy. Applications are welcomed from South African citizens only or persons with a valid work permit. An application will not in itself entitle the applicant to an interview or appointment, and failure to meet the minimum requirements of the advertised post will result in applicants automatically disqualifying themselves from consideration. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. If you have not heard from St John’s College within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have been unsuccessful in your application.

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