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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

Audio Visual And Multimedia Specialist – Permanent Part time

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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 help Ascham School achieve its objectives.

We are currently seeking a permanent part time Audio Visual And Multimedia Specialist. This position has primary responsibility for providing timely Audio/Visual and Multimedia assistance in the delivery of all Ascham campus-based productions, performances, presentations, assemblies, and events.

The position is term time only working 30 hours per week, specific days of work is negotiable. Start date as soon as possible.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Liaise with Ascham staff, and outside stakeholders to ensure effective Audio-Visual and Multimedia requirements for Ascham campus-based productions, performances, presentations, assemblies, and events achieve desired results.
  • Set-up and operate Audio-Visual and Multimedia equipment in all campus venues.
  • Film, stream, record and edit productions, performances, assessments, and information sessions as required by the Drama, Music, Theatre and Community Departments.
  • Undertake Video production and editing and assist in digital content creation for school events, social media and webinars as required by the Community and Academic Departments
  • Proactively manage and maintain Audio-Visual and Multimedia equipment.

Essential Criteria:

  • Industry experience in a similar Audio-Visual / Multimedia role
  • Professional Audio-Visual / Multimedia qualifications from a tertiary institution
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite with emphasis on Premiere Pro / Audition or similar.
  • Experience using DV and SLR cameras.
  • Experience with setting up and operating professional lighting, audio, and streaming systems.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, evenings, and weekends as necessary.
  • Physically fit for manual labour.
  • Excellent project management/communication skills and an awareness of WH&S standards.
  • Ability to remain calm and think clearly under pressure.
  • Possess a professional attitude, in line with the school values.
  • A current First Aid certificate.
  • 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 three referees by Monday 13 December 2021.

Please note, we will not proceed with applications that do not have this information. Only successful applicants will be contacted.

Peripatetic Voice Teacher

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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 Voice Teacher for Term 1 2022 to join their Music Department. This is a one-term position.

The successful applicant will have:

  • experience teaching voice to individuals and groups at various levels from Year 6 to Year 12
  • engage with a contemporary pedagogy focus
  • 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 Vocal 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

We offer a stimulating work environment in a team of talented music and teaching professionals and competitive remuneration.

Please apply via Seek with your cover letter, CV (please include WWCC & First Aid details) and the names and contact details of three referees by no later than Thursday 2 December 2021.

Shortlisted applicants will attend an interview and may be required to give a lesson demonstration.

Junior School Teacher – Early Childhood – Full Time

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Ascham is an independent girls’ school, and since its foundation in 1886 has educated girls who develop into confident, independent, 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 expressions of interest from outstanding teachers to join our Junior School from Term 1 2022.

Applicants will have:

  • appropriate Early Childhood teaching qualifications, and satisfy NESA requirements to teach in NSW schools
  • a high standard of competency and proficiency as an Early Childhood teacher
  • experience in an Early Childhood teaching role
  • a demonstrated ability to cater for individual needs and differentiate the curriculum
  • a sound knowledge of NSW NESA Early Stage 1 Curriculum
  • a commitment to facilitating outstanding outcomes for all students, particularly ensuring that student results are monitored and tracked and that specific strategies are implemented to improve results
  • an ability to plan for and implement authentic assessment that informs teaching and learning

The ideal candidate would demonstrate:

  • a strong work ethic and organisational skills
  • well-developed communication and interpersonal skills
  • a strong commitment to student wellbeing and to meeting students’ social and emotional needs
  • an understanding of and commitment to the educational needs of girls
  • flexibility and collaborative skills in a team-teaching environment
  • excellent ICT skills
  • enthusiasm and willingness to participate in co-curricular activities and contribute to the broader life of the school community
  • a commitment to professional development and the ability to stay abreast of research and evidenced-based practices in Early Childhood
  • an ability to be an effective and supportive team member, and participation in the broader School community.

Successful applicants will enjoy:

  • small class sizes
  • the experience of working in a dynamic, innovative and supportive team
  • an environment that provides quality facilities and resources
  • an attractive salary package and staff benefits.

Further information (including position description) for this role is available at www.ascham.nsw.edu.au.

Please apply via Seek with your cover letter, CV (please include WWCC, Qualifications, NESA & First Aid details) and the names and contact details of three referees by COB Tuesday 30 November 2021.

Please note, we will not proceed with applications that do not have this information and will be reviewing applications as we receive them.

School Counsellor

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We are seeking a temporary part-time (maternity leave) School Counsellor to join our Ascham community. The role is available for Term 1, 2022 only, working 3 days per week between Monday to Friday.

This position has primary responsibility for supporting the educational needs, learning, development, welfare and wellbeing of students from Prep to Year 12 at Ascham. It has the potential to positively affect the entire community, including the 130 Boarders who resident on campus throughout the term. This will be achieved by contributing psychological expertise to the preparation of Student Management Plans and Independent Learning Plans, whilst liaising with the Director of Studies, Head of Junior School, Head of Boarding and Year Coordinators.

Ascham values vibrant, creative and high-energy staff who are both dedicated and capable, show initiative, empathy, a good sense of humour with a high level of professionalism to achieve the School’s objectives.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Psychology or Counselling
  • Professional Psychologist Registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) or counselling equivalent
  • Eligibility for registration with Australian Psychological Society (APS) and other relevant professional bodies
  • Previous experience working in school and boarding environments is highly desirable
  • An overriding commitment to, and high aspirations for, student learning and holistic wellbeing
  • Ability to innovate, develop and implement programs which meet students’ needs
  • A commitment to child safety, demonstrating an understanding of appropriate behaviours when engaging with children with diverse needs and backgrounds
  • Ability to work effectively with highly sensitive and confidential matters
  • A proven capacity to develop trust with students, parents and staff and guide the development and wellbeing of students
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and facilitation skills, including the ability to liaise and provide advice regarding student wellbeing to all levels of the School and to parents, guardians and wellbeing service providers
  • A current First Aid and CPR certificate
  • A valid Working with Children clearance.

The successful applicant will enjoy:

  • The experience of working in a dynamic, supportive and connected school
  • An environment where ongoing professional development is encouraged and supported
  • An attractive salary package and benefits.

Please apply via Seek with your cover letter, CV (please include WWCC, NESA & First Aid details) and the names and contact details of three referees by COB 30 November 2021.

Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

English Teacher – Temporary Full-Time Mat Leave

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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 currently seeking a temporary full-time maternity leave cover (1.0FTE) teaching role starting T1, 2022 to the end of T4, 2022.The role is a 1-year maternity replacement.

To be successful you will possess:

  • A tertiary major in English literature and accreditation with NESA.
  • Willingness to teach Extension 1 and 2 Stage 6 syllabus (highly desirable).
  • Ability to differentiate for a diverse group of non-selective students and teach to the strengths of girls.
  • Ability to teach HSC levels.
  • Experience with HSC marking (highly desirable).
  • 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 employee 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.

Please apply via Seek with your cover letter, CV (please include WWCC, NESA & First Aid details) and the names and contact details of three referees by 9am Wednesday 24 November 2021.

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

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.

Position Description

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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