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ISME Postcard (No. 150)

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Calls for applications for the position of ISME Secretary General

September 29, 2012
Position: Secretary General, The International Society for Music Education (ISME)
Work type: Fixed-term (renewable) part-time, honorary
Location: Negotiable

The International Society for Music Education is seeking a highly organized, experienced and motivated person to undertake the role of ISME Secretary General.

The International Society for Music Education (ISME)

The International Society for Music Education (ISME) is a worldwide organisation that seeks to celebrate and foster the diverse ways that people engage with, and develop in and through, music. Founded in 1953, ISME represents an international, interdisciplinary, intercultural network of colleagues who strive to understand and promote music learning across the lifespan. We share a commitment to culture, education, conservation and the durable development of our cultural heritage, and to evidence-based policy and practice.

The role

The successful appointee will work with the President to ensure the appropriate oversight of the daily business of the Society within the framework of the resolutions of the General Assembly, according to the instructions of the Board of Directors, as led by the President, and in collaboration with all members of the management and administrative team.

The person

The successful applicant will possess outstanding interpersonal skills, excellent organisational and communication skills, a good working knowledge of music organisations in the voluntary/charitable sector, and the ability to establish good working relation at all levels including with individual ISME members, the board and executive, the music industry, and the wider community. The individual will have gained an undergraduate degree in a relevant area.


This is a part-time (0.4 FTE) fixed-term (renewable) honorary position. An honorarium of $21,000 USD is provided to the successful applicant.


To discuss this role please direct all enquiries to:
Professor Margaret Barrett
President, International Society for Music Education (ISME)
School of Music
Level 4, Zelman Cowen Building
The University of Queensland ~ Brisbane Qld 4072 ~ Australia
T: +61 7 3365 3514 F: +61 7 3365 4488

Application process

Forward (1) a covering letter, (2) an application addressing all selection criteria, (3) a CV, and (4) the names and contact details of three independent referees to:

Application closing date

Friday November 2, 2012

The above information can also be found on the official ISME website at: