The appointment is jointly funded by Creative New Zealand and Dr Jack C. Richards, with the New Zealand School of Music acting as host organisation. It has been created to foster New Zealand musical composition by providing the appointee with the opportunity to write full-time within an academic environment for the period of tenure. Applicants should be composers of proven merit and be New Zealand citizens or hold New Zealand residency. There is no restriction on the occupation of applicants, but they should not be employees of Creative New Zealand, the New Zealand School of Music, Victoria University or Massey University, or have been employed by the New Zealand School of Music, Victoria University or Massey University in the twelve months prior to the closing date. Students working towards the completion of a tertiary qualification (in the year of the residency) are also ineligible. Individuals who have been a composer-in-residence in a Creative New Zealand financially-supported residency within the previous twelve months are not normally eligible (this does not include recipients of grants). In extenuating circumstances, the panel may waive this restriction. While the appointee will be an employee of Victoria University, the New Zealand School of Music is a joint venture of Massey University and Victoria University.
The appointment will be for twelve months from 1 July 2011 to 31 June 2012. The appointee will be resident in Wellington for that time and will be attached to the New Zealand School of Music. While there is no obligation of formal teaching, some contribution is expected to be made to the New Zealand School of Musics cultural and academic life, in a manner appropriate to the personal strengths and preferences of the appointee, in agreement with the Programme Leader (Composition) of the NZSM.
Applications close 10 December 2010
Victoria University of Wellington is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi.
For more information and to apply online visit http://vacancies.vuw.ac.nz