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Lecturer - Music and Singing

Ara Institute of Canterbury
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Canterbury - Christchurch
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Lecturer – Music and Singing

National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art


Full time, Permanent


  • Contribute to one of New Zealand's foremost tertiary performing arts schools
  • Contribute to the legacy of the National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Arts' 21 year history
  • Be part of a dynamic team of leading performing arts professionals


Ara Institute of Canterbury is a vibrant and progressive tertiary institute providing world-class, tertiary-level education throughout the Canterbury and Waitaki region.  Our talented staff, innovative business collaborators and supportive community partners are passionate about the role they play in our students' success.


NASDA is highly regarded by industry for its training of high quality, work ready graduates.  The staff are closely linked with, and experienced in the industry, and are leading, active professionals.  The programme is delivered in an immersive environment, and emphasises technique acquisition through performance outcomes that is supported by individual and group learning situations.


The Role

You have the chance to join a creative, supportive team who are professionally and personally motivated to inspire students pursuing careers in a range of creative industries. The overall focus is on providing students with broad and practical skills and knowledge in preparation for performance-related careers or further post-graduate study.


The teaching and learning of musical skills is a fundamental aspect of the training for all students on the programme, with an emphasis on equipping performers with the tools they need to gain proficiency in the preparation and performance of songs in a range of styles related to theatre and music theatre. The successful applicant will be working closely with specialists in other disciplines and will be required to contribute in lessons, classes, rehearsals and production outcomes that focus on the integration of these skill areas.



We are seeking a qualified educator with recent, relevant, broad ranging experience in a combination of the following skills: musical direction, singing teaching, music theory teaching, coaching of singer/actors, conducting or piano. You will possess postgraduate qualifications, and have a commitment through teaching and research to shaping futures in the performing arts arena.



We offer and encourage professional and skill development. Enjoy excellent employment conditions, a great central city location and access to modern on-site facilities including Gym/Recreation Centre with free staff yoga and group fitness sessions, Library, Visions on Campus Restaurant, two Childcare Centres and a Health Centre.


To Apply

We accept applications via our online application system. For a job description and to apply online please visit Any questions should be directed to People and Development on 03 940 8623 or


Applications close – 29 November 2011



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