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Arts Job | Head of Strings, NECOM

The New England Conservatorium of Music (NECOM) in Armidale, NSW Australia is seeking a dynamic and experienced string pedagogue for the full time position of Head of Strings, commencing in late January 2014.

NECOM is the New England’s leading cultural institution in Armidale, the ‘capital’ of the New England region in northern NSW, Australia. Armidale is a unique city with a long tradition of excellence in education, fine music and community arts, and is home to the University of New England (UNE).


NECOM is NSW’s fastest growing non-tertiary regional conservatorium, reaching over 4,500 students annually and offering high quality music education and performance opportunities to children, young people, schools, teachers and adults across the region.

The Head of Strings is a newly created position responsible for the leadership and co-ordination of the String Studies Program delivered at NECOM and at regional schools. The string program is now in its 10th year and offers the right candidate the opportunity to enhance and advance the program in its next decade of development.

The position includes instrumental teaching at NECOM and partner schools in Armidale; conducting ensembles; steering the creation and delivery of String Study Program; and performance in NECOM’s student concerts and professional concert programs in the New England region.

Essential Criteria:

Desirable Qualities:

A competitive remuneration package will be offered based on experience, including a generous relocation allowance and this role enjoys generous school holidays.



Applications close on Friday 20 September 2013

Contact: Susanne James, NECOM Director

Mobile: 0449 672719 or Tel: 02 6773 6139                            E: