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

Library Archivist

Position description

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 currently seeking a part-time Library Archivist to work 2 days per week. The role is a temporary replacement position and required during term 4, (8 October to 11 December) 2019 only.

This position has primary responsibility for not only effectively managing the running the school archives and non-current business records, but encouraging donations, raising awareness of the school’s history.

It also contributes to the continuous development of a vibrant and engaged atmosphere in the Library and the wider Ascham community.

What do you need to succeed?

  • Professional archives administration qualifications to ensure a thorough understanding of archival principles and practises.
  • Be highly organised and able to manage all facets of a collection of manuscripts and records spanning a period of over 130 years.
  • Be capable of developing a strong working knowledge of the culture of the school and be able to answer or research queries relating to every aspect of the school and its workings since foundation.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and commitment to positive relationships and professional communications with all stakeholders.
  • Be proficient (intermediate/advanced) in the use of Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) as well in the use and expansion of the archival database.
  • A valid Working with Children clearance.

The successful applicant will enjoy a vibrant and supportive work environment, and attractive remuneration and benefits.

To apply: email a cover letter, your CV (please include WWCC & First Aid details) and the names and contact details of three referees to recruit@ascham.nsw.edu.au by COB Friday, 26 July 2019.

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 Friday, 19 July 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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