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Major Coordinator - Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Commercial Music Practice

Job details

Massey University
31 Jul 2022
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Education & Development, Performing Arts, Other


College of Creative Arts

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Te Rewa o Puanga/The School of Music and Creative Media Production is recruiting a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer and Major Coordinator of Music Practice to support our diverse student cohort who are seeking to make a sustainable career for themselves in music. This role will attract someone with academic development and leadership experience who can broaden our students' creative outlook and engage them with new and diverse perspectives on music.

As the ideal candidate you will be an expert in at least one area of music performance and will be able to teach into courses which deliver innovative and emerging commercial performance and composition practices. The position also requires acumen in innovative tertiary curriculum development, course leadership and administration and support of staff and students within the Music Practice Major.

This role will provide opportunities unique to the tertiary environment for the successful candidate to continue to develop their artistic practice and develop or continue a research career. It is suitable to someone who will embrace ākonga relationships with both students and colleagues. The successful candidate will have a post-graduate qualification, and/or have significant standing in the Aotearoa/New Zealand and/or international music industry. They will value originality and difference, diversity and inclusion, be genre defiant, and be passionate about guiding the next generation of boundary-pushing artists.

Ko Wai Mātou?

The School of Music and Creative Media Production was recently established to respond to New Zealand's growth and internationally recognised reputation for innovation and creativity in both music and media production. It is staffed by internationally acclaimed and award-winning practitioners and is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, including one of the largest and most high-tech recording studio complexes in the region. The School of Music and Creative Media Production delivers two undergraduate degree programmes, the Bachelor of Commercial Music and Bachelor of Creative Media Production. The Bachelor of Commercial Music offers majors in Music Practice, Music Technology and Music Industry. The Bachelor of Creative Media Production offers students pathways in Film and TV, Animation and VFX, Game Development, Creative Technologies, Immersive Media, and Producing and Directing.

The School is now also offering Honours programmes for both Commercial Music and Creative Media Production as well as a Master of Creative Enterprise (MCE). The MCE is designed for students who are looking to apply professional strategies intrinsic to creative disciplines to develop and commercialise their practice. To learn more about the School of Music and Creative Media Production go to:

Together with the School of Design and the School of Art, the School of Music and Creative Media Production is part of the College of Creative Arts at Massey University, Wellington. The School of Design offers majors in Industrial Design, Fashion Design, Spatial Design, Visual Communication Design, Textiles and Concept Design. The School of Art offers majors in Fine Art, Photography and Maori Visual Arts.

Based on our Wellington campus, this three-year fixed term appointment provides an exciting opportunity to shape the learning of the future - if you are ready to join us in making a difference, apply now.

Closing date: 31 July 2022
Reference number: CCA_SMCMPM_722_06/22

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