Working For Advantage Music Academy
What Advantage Music Academy is all about
We recognise the investment our clients make in their child(ren)'s or their own education and we take that seriously. We consider our role as educators is a great privilege and responsibility. At the centre of everything we do are the best interests of every student.
Advantage Music Academy seeks to make your job more comfortable, easier, and productive. The Academy provides genuine support in all aspects of your job, from the provision of resources to behaviour management, from pedagogy to comfortable furniture.
Unlike many of our competitors, we do not subcontract. Why? Firstly, it's illegal under the circumstances of the employer-employee relationship. Secondly, we're not trying to get out of paying you superannuation and withholding tax. Finally, we value and respect our staff.
What you do NOT have to do:
find your own students
pay for teaching resources
PAYG own tax
pay yourself superannuation
follow up payments
manage your expenses
pay for a lease
pay an accountant
pay legal fees
manage policies and contracts
travel to different locations
Advantage Music Academy staff are a part of a community of practice. Staff share experiences, ideas and advice through face-to-face informal chats and formal meetings and through online platforms. No one working for Advantage Music works in isolation.
Grow in Your Role
Some staff take opportunities to further their involvement with the Academy by participating in marketing activities and program development. While all staff begin casual, there is potential for part-time employment that includes teaching and further involvement in the operations of the Academy.
Advantage Music Academy values its staff as people and professionals. All staff have input on a variety of aspects of the Academy including management, marketing, and pedagogy. Staff are paid for meetings, training, writing reports, free trials, and when scheduled students do not show up and staff are not required to provide "make-up lessons" when a student misses a lesson.
Advantage Music Academy pays a competitive wage. All staff are employees. That means you receive superannuation and leave entitlements (part-time employees), and the Academy withholds PAYG amounts.
When the Academy was first established in 2018, its first staff member began 2 students and now teaches 30 students per week plus duties other than teaching.
To be considered for a teaching role, prospective employees must be either in their final year of a bachelor's degree in music or have completed at least 3 years of a tertiary music education . Applicants must also have at least 12 months teaching experience.
A Little Tip...
When the first question a potential applicant asks is, 'what is the hourly pay rate?' that application will not be considered. If the Academy is interested in what you have to offer, an hourly rate will be discussed during the interview process. This is standard procedure in most professions. The Miscellaneous Award applies, however, the specific rate offered depends on many factors. The rates stipulated by the award are merely minimums. Advantage Music Academy pays above award.
Before you apply, read about the Academy, its background, philosophy and its approach to teaching.
From time to time positions will be advertised. However, expressions of interest may be submitted at any time by completing the form below. Prospective employees will be invited to an interview and performance (maximum of 5 minutes).