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We look to attract, develop and retain those who care deeply about girls’ education, and are dedicated to supporting our students under the Dalton Plan.

Working at Ascham

The expertise and commitment of Ascham’s teachers and corporate services staff are just two reasons why Ascham girls flourish during their time at School and beyond.

To ensure we maintain this successful dynamic, we look to attract, develop and retain those who care deeply about girls’ education, and are dedicated to supporting our students in their educational development under the guide of the Dalton Plan.

We post all current employment opportunities on this site and on Seek.

Current vacancies

The expertise and commitment of Ascham’s teachers and corporate services staff are just two reasons why Ascham girls flourish during their time at School and beyond.

The process

To ensure we maintain this successful dynamic, we look to attract, develop and retain those who care deeply about girls’ education, and are dedicated to supporting our students in their educational development under the guide of the Dalton Plan.

Below is a list of our current vacancies, which can also be found on Seek. Please ensure you read the position description for the role you are interested in, and you have prepared any documentation before you apply.

Please contact our Human Resources team with any queries.

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Ascham is an independent girls’ school, and since its foundation in 1886 has educated girls who develop into confident, independent and compassionate young women with a sense of purpose in the world. Ascham is an inclusive, day and boarding school that provides a strong academic program within a warm, welcoming environment.

Ascham values staff who demonstrate a positive and proactive approach to their work and have a willingness to participate in the life of the School. We look for vibrant, dedicated and capable staff who have initiative, empathy, a good sense of humour and a professional behaviour to achieve the School’s objectives.

We are seeking an experienced Painter/Handyman to commence as soon as possible in this permanent full-time position.

Essential Criteria:
  • Trade qualification and a minimum of five years’ experience as a painter in a residential and commercial setting, both interior and exterior
  • General knowledge of building maintenance and construction practices and methods
  • Knowledge of the materials, tools and practices used in new and maintenance painting work
  • Ability to read plans, sketches and maintenance work order requests 
  • Understanding and commitment to risk management procedures
  • Understanding of and commitment to WHS principles 
  • Requirement to work during pupil vacation periods
  • Forklift licence would be advantageous
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Demonstrated ability to perform new and maintenance painting works including calculation of paint quantity required, perform surface preparation, painting and detailed finishes, along with clean up at conclusion of each task or day’s work
  • Operates, cleans and maintains all painting equipment
  • Erects scaffolding, rigging and ladders as necessary in a manner consistent with safety codes
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently on painting projects in a time efficient manner.
  • Assist Head of Property and tradesmen with repairs and maintenance works on school property to a high standard, minimising impact on school activities
  • Provide support for the set-up and removal of function equipment as required
  • Provide support for the management of the 25metre indoor pool plant room operation 
  • Perform daily maintenance tasks as allocated by the Head of Property and Property Coordinator

The successful applicant will enjoy a stimulating work environment in a team of talented professionals, and attractive remuneration and benefits.

Please apply via Seek with your cover letter, CV (please include WWCC, & First Aid details) and the names and contact details of two referees by 9am Wednesday 14 December 2022. 

Please note, we will not proceed with applications that do not have this information.

Ascham School seeks to provide a child-safe environment. Our School actively promotes the safety and wellbeing of our students, and our school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm, in accordance with their legal and ethical obligations. Ascham’s Child Safe policies and practices and our Staff Code of Conduct are available on our website. Attainment of the NSW Working with Children Check and full vaccination status are compulsory.

Read position description (PDF)

Ascham is one of the world’s leading girls’ schools, and since its foundation in 1886 has educated girls who develop into confident, independent, compassionate young women. Ascham is an inclusive, day and boarding school that provides a strong academic program within a warm, welcoming environment.

We are seeking a part-time (0.6) Junior School Music teacher to commence at the start of Term 1, 2023. This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of expanding beyond this term.

To be successful you will possess:
  • A tertiary major in a Music discipline and accreditation with NESA
  • Competent piano skills
  • Creativity in the use of technology and the development of resources including written materials
  • An astute ability to differentiate for a diverse group of non-selective students, teaching to the strengths of the cohort
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proven ICT skills
  • Well-developed time management and organisational skills
  • Current First Aid and CPR certificates
  • A valid Working with Children Check clearance

The successful applicant will enjoy a stimulating work environment in a team of talented professionals, and attractive remuneration and benefits.

Please apply via Seek with your cover letter and the names and contact details of two referees by COB Wednesday 7 December 2022. 

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified. 

Child Protection Legislation requires the successful candidate to provide a Working With Children Check clearance.

You must have the right to work in Australia before applying for this role.

Read position description (PDF)

Ascham is one of the world’s leading girls’ schools, and since its foundation in 1886 has educated girls who develop into confident, independent, compassionate young women. Ascham is an inclusive, day and boarding school that provides a strong academic program within a warm, welcoming environment.

Ascham requires a Peripatetic SAXOPHONE / CLARINET teacher to join their Music Department for 1-2 days per week during term time commencing at the start of Term 1 2023.

The successful applicant will have:
  • experience teaching Saxophone (and clarinet) to individuals and groups at various levels from Year 3 to Year 12
  • familiarity with the AMEB Syllabus and examination requirements
  • experience in Music Elective performance requirements
  • a demonstrated level of performance ability
  • ability to work in a dynamic Woodwind, Brass and Percussion Program    
  • well-developed interpersonal and communication skills.
  • competent computer and administrative skills, including report writing
  • ability to attend after hours concert and school functions as required

The successful applicant will enjoy a stimulating work environment in a team of talented professionals, and attractive remuneration and benefits.

Please apply via Seek with your cover letter and the names and contact details of two referees by COB Monday 5 December 2022. 

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified. 

Child Protection Legislation requires the successful candidate to provide a Working With Children Check clearance.

You must have the right to work in Australia before applying for this role.

Read position description (PDF).

An amazing opportunity currently exists for an enthusiastic and hygiene orientated individual to take on the role of Kitchen Hand, within our in-house Catering team. In this dynamic role you will have the opportunity to demonstrate and expand your kitchen hand skills and be involved in supplying a range of catering services throughout the School.

This is a casual term-time only role, so you will enjoy the majority of school holidays off and have a very unique work-life balance. You will be required to work a five-day roster, predominately Monday to Friday day shifts with some potential weekend work during term time.

What do you need to succeed?
  • Enthusiasm for providing excellent customer service
  • A passion for healthy food and beverages (preferred)
  • Previous commercial dishwashing experience in a high-volume kitchen, and basic food preparation
  • School Certificate or higher
  • A good understanding of Food Safety requirements
  • Good communication skills
  • Basic problem-solving skills
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Good listening skills
  • A valid Working with Children clearance.

Please apply via Seek with your cover letter, CV (please include WWCC & First Aid details) and the names and contact details of two referees by COB 12 December 2022. 

Please note, we will not proceed with applications that do not have this information.

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We look forward to welcoming you.

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