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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

Library Administrative Assistant

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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 achieve the School’s objectives.

We are seeking a full-time Library Administrative Assistant in a term-time only role, with an extra four weeks per year of work during each term break. The timing of these four weeks will be in consultation with the Head of Library and Information Services.

This position has primary responsibility for providing a diverse range of high quality and profession administrative functions that underpins the Margaret Bailey Library (Senior School Library) to ensure it runs smoothly. 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?

  • Qualifications in librarianship, defined as eligibility for professional membership of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA)
  • A willingness to work rostered early mornings and evenings
  • Demonstrated experience in delivering excellent customer-focused administrative services
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and commitment to positive relationships and professional communication with the school community
  • A passion for literature
  • Library management system skills including cataloguing
  • Proven advanced computer literacy and research skills, including the use of programs such as Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint; databases
  • Highly organised with the ability to prioritise and meet deadlines while maintaining a strong attention to detail
  • The ability to work independently and collaboratively in a small team with an adaptable and proactive approach to all duties
  • Demonstrate an enthusiastic attitude and initiative in the workplace and maintain confidentiality
  • A current First Aid and CPR Certificate
  • 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, 24 May 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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