Our strength is our people and our focus is our boys.

Core Christian virtues guide all we do and how we act. Honesty, respect, justice and compassion create a caring and supportive environment, where boys feel comfortable to be themselves as they strive to reach their potential. Our mission is Each boy at his best.

Our campus is unique, with its combination of heritage buildings and state-of-the-art learning spaces, with facilities at the cutting edge of technological excellence. It is a wonderful teaching and learning environment.

College employee benefits

We provide staff with a variety of financial and wellbeing benefits to ensure they feel supported and enjoy their time at College.

  • Remuneration is above state levels
  • Subsidised education at College and our sister school
  • Flu shots
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Generous holiday provisions

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Teaching at Christ's College

Organ and Choral Tutor

Christ's College's Music Department is seeking a creative and committed Music Tutor to support the Chapel music programme as well as the wider College music curriculum. This is a part-time, fixed-term position during term time only, for one year due to a staffing shortage and a reassessment of staffing needs in this area. The hours for this role are between 37.5–40 hours per week. There will be a need for flexibility around these hours with weekend/after-hours Chapel services or events e.g. weddings, funerals.

The successful candidate will join a thriving and well-resourced team. The commencement date for the role is negotiable for the suitable candidate.

The role involves providing organ/accompaniment work, assisting teaching staff with the music curriculum, music resource preparation and assisting with the administration of itinerant music tutors.

Applicants should be willing to be involved in the co-curricular programmes of the College.

Christ’s College is an Anglican School for all, founded in 1850 by an Act of Parliament, its history inextricably linked with the European settlement of Christchurch and the Canterbury region. By the Deed of Foundation, the Bishop of Christchurch licences the Executive Principal under the statutes and canons of The General Synod of the Anglican Church of Aotearoa New Zealand and Polynesia to exercise a ministry in accordance with those statutes.

At the heart of the school stands the Chapel. In term time, all boys attend Chapel services on Monday and Friday mornings, congregational singing practice on Wednesdays, and at least two Sunday services each term. Parents and families are warmly welcomed at Sunday services. Students at Christ’s College have come from many religious faiths, and none. As a community of learning we value diversity, are inclusive of difference, and champion thinking beyond strict denominational lines. In aspiring to achieve our mission of Each boy at his best we are aided and strengthened by our Anglican identity.

Music is an integral part of school life. As a traditional Anglican school, Christ’s College is very proud of its outstanding Chapel Choir. There are currently 88 choristers, selected from throughout the school. The choir has an extensive repertoire, and while the main focus is singing at Chapel services, it also sings at other College events and in public performances and tours overseas every three or four years. In addition to the Chapel Choir, students can audition for a place in our specialist choir, Schola Cantorum, which focuses on a cappella and more demanding part work. Schola Cantorum has performed at the prestigious Big Sing Finale for the last few years.

Christ’s College is one of the leading independent boys' schools in New Zealand, with strong academic, sports, service and cultural programmes and a wide range of co-curricular activities. We are a school where boys thrive.

We offer excellent working conditions in an attractive environment. The remuneration for this role is between NZD$45,000 to NZD$55,000 per annum dependent on the skills and experience the successful candidate brings to the role during term time (37 weeks per year). View our College term dates here. Additional performances e.g. weddings and funerals are remunerated in addition to the salary above. There may be accommodation provided in a College townhouse depending on the needs of the successful applicant/requirements of College, and an allowance for meals in the Dining Hall during term time may be provided. The cost of return, standard airfares to the UK, Europe, Canada will be met by College.

The successful applicant needs to have qualifications in music/performance (graduate or post graduate level in performance is highly desirable) and experience in church music.

The role is based at Christ’s College, Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. Applicants must meet immigration requirements to work in New Zealand.

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