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Head Of Department - The Arts - Mackay State High School

Education - Mackay, QLD

Education, Childcare & Training
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Mackay State High School has an exciting opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic person to lead our large, diverse Arts Department. A passion for the Arts and commitment to enhance opportunities in the Arts (including the coordination of Instrumental Music) across the school and the broader community. As Head of Department - The Arts, you will lead curriculum in line with school and departmental initiatives, participate in delivering the vision of State Schools division, develop quality teaching and learning, and nurture positive relationships with students, teachers and stakeholders. You will play a key role in teaching and learning ensuring successful outcomes for students and developing the faculty team.
Job Type: Temporary
Position Type: Full-time
Location: Mackay region
Yearly Salary: $114886 - $120682
Contact Name: Su Ling Yong
Contact Number:
Closing Date: 02-MAR-21

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About Mackay State High School

Mackay State High School is proud to be a large and diverse school community. Our mission is to provide educational excellence and diverse pathways for students, based on a culture of inclusion, high expectations and pride. Our staff priority is to focus on developing individual students to attain their full potential in academic, sporting, cultural and arts fields. In preparing students to be tomorrow's citizens, our curricula and co-curricula programs are infused with a focus on pathways that meet individual learning needs and career aspirations. Complementing the wide range of subject offerings, students can follow special options in Instrumental Music (with Stage and Concert Bands and String Ensemble), Academic Excellence Academy 7-10 (with AEC Cadet program in years 5 & 6), Sporting Academies in Rugby League, Netball and Football, Agriculture program and many performance opportunities. We believe that this is best achieved when teachers, students, parents and the community work together to build positive and supporting relationships. At the heart of the school are the core values of Respect, Responsibility and Resilience and our 3 R's guide all of our practices and expectations for student engagement and support.

Your Role

As the Head of Department you will have responsibility for the following:

Lead the school department to develop, articulate and commit to a shared educational vision focussed on providing quality learning outcomes for all students.
Embed socially just practices in daily school life.
Set high standards for student and staff performance.
Actively participate in lifelong learning and ongoing professional development.
Form partnerships with students, parents, other government agencies, and community groups.
Be futures oriented and strategic.
Understand the legislation and policies that impact on schooling especially in relation to students and staff within the school department.
Manage the human, financial, facilities and curriculum resources of the school department to achieve goals.

A mandatory requirement of this role is:

Current full registration or current provisional registration with eligibility for full registration, as a teacher in Queensland. For more information please CLICK HERE.
Teachers working in Education and Care Services (including State Delivered Kindergarten programs) require an exemption card issued by Blue Card Services. For more information please CLICK HERE.

To apply please attach the following:

A brief resume including contact details for 2 referees (one of whom should be your current supervisor) - no greater than 3 pages.
A maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role referring to the key capabilities under the 'How you will be assessed' section in the attached role description.

Applications remain current for 12 months from the closing date and may be considered for appointment to identical or similar vacancies within the Department.

Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License.