Employment
Opportunities

The expertise and commitment of Ascham’s teachers are just two reasons why Ascham girls achieve such success at school and in later life.

Consistently strong academic results are clear evidence of our quality of teaching and commitment to excellence and girls leave the School regarding their teachers as partners on their educational journey.

Ascham aims to be an employer of choice, attracting and retaining high quality people, experts in their fields who are dedicated to supporting girls in their academic and wider endeavours. Through the activities of the Dalton Plan, we see a positive and proactive approach to work and a passion to participate in School life.

Staff wellbeing is paramount to the School, and we provide appropriate care and professional development programs to ensure all staff can contribute positively and successfully to the School.

Any current vacancies are listed below. For enquiries please contact our Human Resources team.

Current vacancies

Science | Chemistry Teacher—LSL

Position description

At Ascham, teachers are responsible for the intellectual development and wellbeing of their students. Teachers deliver excellence in developing and delivering academic programs through the Dalton Plan, administration of student assessment and results, marking and record keeping.

We are seeking a temporary full-time Science Teacher to teach Chemistry up to HSC level. This is a Long Service Leave position, to cover the full year, (Term 1 – Term 4), 2020.

To be successful you will possess:

  • A tertiary major in preferably two Science disciplines and accreditation with NESA
  • Proven ability to teach Stage 6 Chemistry
  • Enthusiasm & willingness to embrace the Dalton Plan
  • Demonstrated excellence in communication and writing skills
  • Proven ICT skills within an environment where students bring a personal device to school
  • Well-developed time management and organisational skills
  • Willingness to continue to develop as a teacher
  • A current First Aid and CPR Certificate
  • A valid Working with Children clearance.

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

To apply: email a cover letter, your CV (inc. WWCC, NESA & First Aid details) and details of three referees to recruit@ascham.nsw.edu.au by Wednesday, 28 August 2019.

French Teacher

Position description

At Ascham, teachers are responsible for the intellectual development and wellbeing of their students. Teachers deliver excellence in developing and delivering academic programs through the Dalton Plan, administration of student assessment and results, marking and record keeping.

We are seeking a full-time French Teacher to commence at the start of Term 1, 2020.

What do you need to succeed?

  • A tertiary qualification in Teaching and accreditation with NESA
  • Fluent in speaking, writing and reading in French
  • Ability to teach HSC Continuers and Extension levels
  • Ability to differentiate for a diverse group of non-selective students and teach to the strengths of girls
  • Demonstrated excellence in communication and writing skills
  • Proven ICT skills within an environment where students bring a personal device to school
  • Well-developed time management and organisational skills
  • Willingness to continue to develop as a teacher
  • Hold a current First Aid and CPR Certificate
  • A valid Working with Children clearance 

Successful applicants will enjoy:

  • Small class sizes
  • Stimulating work environment in a team of talented professionals
  • Attractive remuneration and benefits

To apply: email a cover letter, your CV (including WWCC, NESA and First Aid details) and the names and contact details of three referees to recruit@ascham.nsw.edu.au by COB Wednesday, 28 August 2019.

Science | Biology Teacher

Position description

At Ascham, teachers are responsible for the intellectual development and wellbeing of their students. Teachers deliver excellence in developing and delivering academic programs through the Dalton Plan, administration of student assessment and results, marking and record keeping.

We are seeking a full time Science Teacher to teach Biology up to HSC level.

To be successful you will possess:

  • A tertiary major in preferably two Science disciplines and accreditation with NESA
  • Proven ability to teach Stage 6 Biology
  • Enthusiasm & willingness to embrace the Dalton Plan
  • Demonstrated excellence in communication and writing skills
  • Proven ICT skills within an environment where students bring a personal device to school
  • Well-developed time management and organisational skills
  • Willingness to continue to develop as a teacher
  • A current First Aid and CPR Certificate
  • A valid Working with Children clearance.

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

To apply: email a cover letter, your CV (inc. WWCC, NESA & First Aid details) and details of three referees to recruit@ascham.nsw.edu.au by Wednesday, 28 August 2019.

Social Science | Geography Teacher

Position description

At Ascham, teachers are responsible for the intellectual development and wellbeing of their students. Teachers deliver excellence in developing and delivering academic programs through the Dalton Plan, administration of student assessment and results, marking and record keeping.

We are seeking a full-time Social Science teacher to commence at the start of Term 1, 2020.

To be successful you will possess:

  • A tertiary major in a Social Science discipline and accreditation with NESA.
  • Experience teaching Economics, Geography, and junior Commerce.
  • Experience teaching Geography to HSC level an advantage.
  • Ability to differentiate for a diverse group of non-selective students and teach to the strengths of girls.
  • Demonstrated excellence in communication and writing skills.
  • Proven ICT skills within an environment where students bring a personal device to school.
  • Well-developed time management and organisational skills.
  • Willingness to continue to develop as a teacher.
  • A current First Aid and CPR Certificate.
  • A valid Working with Children clearance.

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

To apply: email a cover letter, your CV (inc. WWCC, NESA & First Aid details) and the names and contact details of three referees to recruit@ascham.nsw.edu.au by Wednesday, 28 August 2019.

Boarding Administrative Officer

Position description

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.

We are seeking:

An experienced Administrative Officer to commence as soon as possible in this part-time (9am to 3pm, Monday to Friday).

This position could suit someone to work term time only or the full year.

What you have to do to succeed:

  • Work with the Head of Boarding to ensure the administrative functions support a smooth running of a Boarding House.
  • Ensure administrative processes and procedures are effective and efficient.
  • Complete high quality administrative functions in a timely manner.
  • Provide the first point of contact for boarders, their families and staff with an approachable customer focused manner, professionalism and positive attitude in all circumstances and situations.
  • Provide professional and friendly reception and switchboard services for the boarding houses.
  • Meet deadlines, demonstrate attention to detail and be highly organised to support the daily operational aspects of the boarding house.
  • Assist Heads of House with administration tasks as required.
  • Use professional judgement to solve problems or escalate issues when there are no clear methods or procedures in place for doing so.
  • Deliver specific objectives as agreed with the Head of Boarding to achieve the values, goals and strategies of the School.
  • Ensure compliance with the Schools Code of Conduct and all other internal policies and procedures.

What do you need to succeed?

  • Demonstrated experience in delivering customer-focused administrative services.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and commitment to positive relationships and professional communication with all stakeholders.
  • The ability to work independently and collaboratively in a small team with an adaptable and proactive approach to all duties.
  • Highly organised with the ability to prioritise and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent editing skills and fine attention to detail.
  • Advanced computer literacy, including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and databases.
  • A valid Working with Children clearance.

To apply:

Please email recruit@ascham.nsw.edu.au and attach your cover letter and resume, including names and contact details of three referees.

Closing date: Monday 26 August

Please note:

  • We will only notify shortlisted candidates.
  • 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.

Latin Teacher

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At Ascham, teachers are responsible for the intellectual development and wellbeing of their students. Teachers deliver excellence in developing and delivering academic programs through the Dalton Plan, administration of student assessment and results, marking and record keeping.

We are seeking a part-time Latin Teacher to cover a maternity leave position to commence at the start of Term 4, 2019.  The position will be 0.5 for Term 4, 2019 and 0.5 to 0.7 in Terms 1-3, 2020.

What do you need to succeed?

  • A tertiary qualification in Teaching and accreditation with NESA
  • An excellent understanding of Latin grammar and syntax
  • Ability to teach HSC levels
  • Ability to differentiate for a diverse group of non-selective students and teach to the strengths of girls
  • Demonstrated excellence in communication and writing skills
  • Proven ICT skills within an environment where students bring a personal device to school
  • Well-developed time management and organisational skills
  • Willingness to continue to develop as a teacher
  • Hold or willing to hold a current First Aid and CPR Certificate
  • A valid Working with Children clearance

Successful applicants will enjoy:

  • Small class sizes
  • Stimulating work environment in a team of talented professionals
  • Attractive remuneration and benefits

To apply: email a cover letter, your CV (including WWCC, NESA and First Aid details) and the names and contact details of three referees to recruit@ascham.nsw.edu.au by COB Monday, 26 August 2019.

Casual teachers P–6

To express an interest in working at Ascham as a casual teacher in our Junior School, please submit your curriculum vitae along with a cover letter outlining your availability and copies of qualifications to recruit@ascham.nsw.edu.au.

All casual teachers are required to provide the School with a current Working With Children Check number.

Residential Assistants

Undertaking a Gap year at Ascham as a Residential Assistant offers many opportunities to grow and develop personally and to aid in the growth and development of our girls.

Duties may involve assisting staff with administration, attending excursions and School camps, supervising the boarders on weekend activities and providing general assistance around the School. All the duties vary and are rostered on a rotational basis each term.

Residential Assistants are offered accommodation in a central location within the School, all meals (during term time) and an allowance. Every Residential Assistant has access to kitchen facilities, lockable bedrooms, a bathroom and comfortable lounge room.

Appointments are made via the Letz Live Gap year program and you are invited to lodge your application as soon as possible. You will be required to complete an online application form, nominating three individuals (one from your current education provider) to act as references. Please ensure you register your application before the relevant closing dates to avoid potential disappointment.
All questions and queries can be directed by email to Carl Palmer – Country Coordinator (Australia & Thailand).

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