Pipe Band Drumming Job in New Zealand South Island


NB-OD-queenstown-main-imageAlasdair MacKenzie reports: Would very much appreciate if you could share this article below on your website and Facebook page please. We are advertising for a new full time drumming tutor position here in the deep south of New Zealand. It’s a fantastic opportunity for someone to teach what they love to do, and a good challenge for someone who wants to be a lead tip and explore the world…..

Job Description

The Southland Piping and Drumming Development Trust (SPDDT)  is seeking applications for Principal Drumming Tutor based in Invercargill, New Zealand. The role is a full time one with the main focus working in our youth development programmes (promoting, teaching, coaching, mentoring and inspiring excellence) teaching snare drumming, but also with some expertise in bass and tenor drumming.

The SPDDT has a vision to become a College of excellence for Piping, Drumming and Celtic music in New Zealand. The successful applicant will teach in a number of High Schools, Primary Schools, as well as core practices with school bands, and local bands in the area.
[easyrotator]erc_75_1413484305[/easyrotator]The SPDDT has invested in a premier pipe band to showcase talent, promote its goals and give opportunity for its youth development programs, the Grade 1 ILT City of Invercargill Highland Pipe Band. The SPDDT Principal Drumming Tutor would be Drum Sergeant of that band reporting to Pipe Major Alastair Mackenzie, who is our SPDDT Principal Piping Tutor. Alasdair has been employed with us since May 2009, is a new member of the Inveraray & District Pipe Band, having been with ScottishPower for 10 years.

The successful applicant will have a passion and energy for youth development and teaching, have a very strong work ethic and values, have good discipline and self management under guidelines set down by SPDDT and the potential to lead a progressive New Zealand Grade 1 drum corp. This is your chance to be part of a well-established and successful New Zealand organisation who has a track record of success, plans ong term and has a vision to expand its horizons.

Expressions of interest,  accompanied by a letter of intent and a CV, should be made via email to the Chairman of Southland Piping and Drumming Development Trust , Allister Macgregor, at the email address: allister.macgregor@spark.co.nz. A shortlist of candidates will be selected, interviewed and reference checked with a final decision which is targeted to be made ASAP.