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Are you passionate about music education? Living in the Penrith surrounds? Interested in the role music can play in people’s lives? Then we’d love to hear from you!

The Joan is on the lookout for qualified, experienced, engaging and vibrant music teachers to play a vital role in supporting and developing music education in an individual lesson setting whilst actively encouraging students to partake in the wider scope of activities and events occurring at the Joan.

Current Vacancies:

·         Drum teacher(s)

·         Violin teacher(s)

What’s required:

·         A NSW Working With Children’s Check clearance

·         Minimum level of attainment: AMEB AMusA level and/or a completed tertiary studies.

·         Minimum 2 years of teaching experience

·         Availability to teach on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Desirable:

·         You are located near Penrith

·         Own transport

·         Ability to teach multiple instruments highly regarded

To apply:

Please send a current resume detailing your experience, availability and include contact information for at least two referees to conservatorium@penrith.city

Penrith Performing & Visual Arts is committed to the safety and well-being of all children and young people who visit us as students, performers or audience. We aim to provide a safe and inspirational place for children and young people to learn, participate and experience.

Penrith Performing & Visual Arts (The Joan, Q Theatre, Penrith Conservatorium & Penrith Regional Gallery) wishes to extend a hearty congratulations to Cr Karen McKeown, who was recently honoured as a recipient of an Order of Australia Medal.

Cr McKeown is a member of the PP&VA Board and has been awarded the OAM for her service to local government, to the Community of Penrith and to women.

Propel is a training opportunity for up and coming playwrights, 16 – 26 years old, from across Western Sydney and beyond. WestWords and Q Theatre are offering up to 6 emerging playwrights the chance to develop a new short work under the mentorship of a team of professional theatre makers.

Propel will help you to:
• Meet like minded artists and collaborators
• Learn from industry professionals
• Hear your work read by performers

When?
Workshop Schedule for 2018:
• #1: 1st August, 5.00pm – 8.00pm
• #2: 8th August, 5.00pm – 8.00pm
• #3: 15th August, 5.00pm – 8.00pm
• #4: 22nd August, 5.00pm – 8.00pm
• #5: 29th August, 5.00pm – 8.00pm
• #6: 5th September, 5.00pm – 8.00pm
• #7 11th September, 10am – 4.00pm Intensive with performers
• Short Work Readings: 12th September, 5.30pm – 7.30pm

Where?
All workshops and readings will be hosted at The Joan, 597 High St, Penrith.

What next?

Click on the link below to apply for Propel. You will need to include your name, a contact number and email address within the application, along with:

• a bit of background on yourself as an artist (max 1 page). It would be good to tell us a little about what you write whether it be plays, poetry, stories, what you like or would like to write about and what you would like to get out of participating in the Propel playwriting project.
• a short sample of something you’ve written (max 4 pages)

Notes:

Applications must be received by end of day Friday 13 July 2018.

Applicants under the age of 18 require parent / guardian consent, provided at the and of the application.

Click here for the PROPEL Application Form

 

Propel is presented in partnership with WestWords

WestWords, based in Parramatta, is dedicated to celebrating and championing the stories of the people, places and cultures that comprise the heart of Western Sydney. A guiding philosophy of WestWords is a belief in the power of literature and literacy (written, oral and visual), self-expression and creativity to change lives and the experience of communities. With a strategic focus on children and young people and through a comprehensive program of workshops, residencies, fellowships and support for writers we offer professional opportunities for the growth of distinctive voices.

June 4, 2018

Music Teachers Wanted!

Categories: Jobs, News, Opportunities

Music Teachers Wanted!

Are you passionate about music education? Living in the Penrith surrounds? Interested in the role music can play in people’s lives? Then we’d love to hear from you!

The Joan is on the lookout for qualified, experienced, engaging and vibrant music teachers to play a vital role in supporting and developing music education in an individual lesson setting whilst actively encouraging students to partake in the wider scope of activities and events occurring at the Joan.

Current Vacancies:

  • Saxophone teacher
  • Brass teacher (trumpet, trombone, tuba, horn)
  • Orchestral percussion teacher

What’s required:

  • A NSW Working With Children’s Check clearance
  • Minimum level of attainment: AMEB AMusA level and/or a completed tertiary studies.
  • Minimum 2 years of teaching experience

Desirable:

  • You are located near Penrith
  • Own transport
  • Ability to teach multiple instruments highly regarded

To apply:

Please send a current resume detailing your experience, availability and include contact information for at least two referees to conservatorium@penrith.city

Penrith Performing & Visual Arts is committed to the safety and well-being of all children and young people who visit us as students, performers or audience. We aim to provide a safe and inspirational place for children and young people to learn, participate and experience.

May 31, 2018

Enta upgrade on 6 June 2018

Categories: News

The Joan’s Box Office will not be available from 9.30am – 3pm on Wednesday 6 June as we are upgrading our Box Office operating system.

Please do not try to book tickets during this time as you will receive a ‘site down for maintenance’ message.

If you are unable to wait until the system upgrade is complete please email boxoffice@penrith.city with your ticketing enquiry and we will respond once the system is running again and has been thoroughly tested. You may also phone 4723 7600 however email is a more reliable record.

Thank you for your patience – we are looking forward to having a more robust and dynamic booking engine to help look after our patrons in the future.

Sydney Fringe Festival and Q Theatre are coming together to present two new independent theatre projects in 2018. If you have a new work you’d like to present as part of our Q Indie season, we’d love to hear from you.

We welcome submissions from theatre, comedy, dance, movement, performance art, visual art & interdisciplinary artists.

Our offer –

  1. One week season in our Allan Mullins theatre.
  2. 70% of box income.
  3. Use of our standard LX and SND rig.
  4. Online hosting of your show and ticketing infrastructure as part of the Q Theatre Indie Season.
  5. Marketing support ( hosting website, DM, limited print collateral)
  6. 21 x hours technical support
  7. 14 x hours of FOH support
  8. 1 x week of rehearsal space.

What we need from you –

  1. Production of play
  2. A work that needs to be ready for production.
  3. Production Team (Cast, LX designer, SFX designer, Production designer/s, Stage Manager)

Apps open until 13th April

Presentation dates: 6th – 19th September

If you have any questions contact Emele at emele.ugavule@penrith.city

Click here to apply.

Q Theatre is holding auditions for 16 young artists, 8 x theatre artists and 8 x musicians, (18 – 26) to take part in the 2018 ‘Originate’ project. This is a skills development project that results in a public outcome. The show will be presented in the Allan Mullins Studio at The Joan, Penrith.

PRODUCER: Q Theatre is the resident theatre making program at The Joan.

ROLES: 16 young artists (18 – 26). Within this we’re looking for 8 theatre makers and 8 musicians.

EXPERIENCE: Performers of various levels of experience are encouraged to apply. A background or interest in devising new work will be an advantage.

OBJECTIVE: ‘Originate’ seeks to up-skill early-career artists in the areas of new work development, cross art form practice and to facilitate new collaborations.

THE SHOW: ‘Originate’ is where ideas start. An ensemble of emerging theatre makers will collaborate with an ensemble of emerging musicians to create a new show about the here and now. Guided by Co-Directors from theatre and music, the group will move through a workshop process that dreams a new performance from the ground up. ‘Originate’ is a holding title for a performance that is yet to be developed and will be defined by the thoughts, beliefs, hopes and fears of the ensemble. Watch this space.

AVAILABILITY: To be considered for inclusion in the project artists must be available for the following dates:

5.00pm – 8.00pm | Wednesdays 23/05/18 – 13/06/18

10.00am – 4.00pm | Saturday & Sunday 26/05/18 – 27/05/18

5.00pm – 8.00pm | Wednesdays & Thursdays 20/06/18 – 12/07/18

10.00am – 4.00pm | Saturday & Sunday 14/07/18 – 15/07/18

5.00pm – 9.00pm | 16/07/18 – 21/07/18

7.30pm onwards | 19/07/18 – 21/07/18

COST: There is no charge for participation in this program.

TO AUDITION: Complete an application form by clicking here.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 18/04/18

AUDITIONS HELD: 02/05/18 & 03/05/18

If you have any queries about your application, please email Emele at emele.ugavule@penrith.city

CURRENT VACANCY – APPLY NOW!

MUSIC COORDINATOR – PART-TIME

Are you passionate about music education? Interested in the role music can play in people’s lives? The thrill of live performance and new ideas and initiatives in music? Then we’d love to hear from you.

The Joan is on the lookout for a Music Coordinator to play a vital role in supporting and developing music education and engagement activities across genres.

Working as part of the Penrith Conservatorium of Music team, the Music Coordinator implements and supports music education programs with a focus on the Penrith Youth Orchestra (delivered in partnership with Penrith Symphony Orchestra and the Australian Chamber Orchestra) and ensembles. Through these programs, the Music Coordinator will also build access and understanding around music performance and career pathways, as well as working toward the highest level of visitor experience for all teachers, students, parents and partner organisations.

The Music Coordinator will also assist in supporting links to of a range of music programming and engagement strategies via the Conservatorium, community, commercial and entrepreneurial programs.

To apply please send a current résumé detailing your experience, availability and including contact information for at least two referees to Dave Garner, Business Manager: dave.garner@penrith.city

For more information please contact Hania Radvan, Chief Executive Officer hania.radvan@penrith.city.

Download the Position Description here.

Closing Date for applications: Tuesday 3 April, midnight.

Penrith Performing & Visual Arts is committed to the safety and well-being of all children and young people who visit us as students, performers or audience. We aim to provide a safe and inspirational place for children and young people to learn, participate and experience.

CASUAL FRONT OF HOUSE STAFF – APPLY NOW!

We’re hiring! The Joan is expanding its pool of Front of House casual staff. The Front of House team helps deliver an enjoyable experience for our audiences and is a vital part of our organisation. If you have the required certificates and experience, love helping people and are passionate about the arts, we’d love to hear from you!

Applicants must have a current RSA, First Aid Certificate and NSW Working With Children Check as well as previous bar or hospitality experience &/or proven experience working in a similar role.

Applicants must be available to work evenings and weekends and may also on occasion be offered weekday shifts. The position is suited to a positive, professional and well-presented person who is comfortable with dealing with the general public. Maturity and common-sense are highly valued in the Front of House role.

Duties include ushering for performances and events, bar service, assisting with enquiries and ticket sales through the Box Office, set-up & clean-up for events, general customer service, and various other duties as directed by the FOH Supervisor.

To apply please send a current résumé detailing your experience, availability and including contact information for at least two referees to Dave Garner, Business Manager: dave.garner@penrith.city

For more information please contact Haydn Vredegoor, Venue Services Coordinator haydn.vredegoor@penrith.city.

Download the Position Description here.

Closing Date for applications: Friday 16 March 2018

Penrith Performing & Visual Arts is committed to the safety and well-being of all children and young people who visit us as students, performers or audience. We aim to provide a safe and inspirational place for children and young people to learn, participate and experience.

Friday 9 February 2018

The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre has been made aware of allegations against Therese Ann Cook and Yyani Rose Cook-Williams of The Arcade Circus based in the Blue Mountains.

Both have been previously contracted to The Joan as tutors. Therese Cook between January 2013 and September 2017, and Yyani Cook-Williams from June 2013 to January 2018.

The allegations are not connected with The Joan, nor have any team members been involved in the police investigation to date. The Joan has only learnt of these allegations through media reports.

Child safety is a key priority for The Joan and all activities are delivered under strict policies and procedures. This includes all staff working with children maintaining a current working with children check, the provision for parents and carers to remain in the room with their child if they choose to, and management conducting random and regular checks during classes.

Penrith Performing & Visual Arts upholds these policies and procedures in delivering arts programs for children and young people of all ages and abilities.

As this matter is under Police investigation and currently before the Courts, The Joan will be making no further comment.

Hania Radvan
Chief Executive Officer

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