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

IT Operations Manager

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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 a vibrant, highly organised, and experienced person who has primary responsibility for the day to day management and operation of the school’s IT infrastructure and services. This role has both hands-on technical and managerial responsibilities and requires a thorough understanding of IT operations, networking and systems administration including cloud and as-a-service solutions, together with a strong technical background in desktop computing and telecommunications management.

This is a full-time permanent role.

Some of the duties and responsibilities of this role include:

  • Manage the daily operations of the IT Help Desk including IT service management processes, continuous improvement and staff coaching, training and development.
  • Ensure the School’s network, physical and virtual IT infrastructure, systems and services are implemented, administered, maintained and upgraded in order to meet the requirements of the School. These include but are not limited to:
    • Network
    • Physical and Virtual Servers
    • Storage
    • System backups
    • Security Systems and endpoint protection
    • Desktop computing and MFD’s
    • Software and applications
    • Telecommunications
    • Classroom Audio Visual
  • Build vendor relationships and undertake procurement activities.

What do you need to succeed?

  • Degree in Information Technology or equivalent work experience.
  • 5+ years’ experience in successfully administering and managing IT networks and infrastructure, Windows Server administration and VoIP telephony systems.
  • Microsoft MCSE, MCITP, and / or equivalent
  • Demonstrated experience in desktop support for Microsoft Windows, Apple iOS and Apple Mac OS and Office applications.
  • Experienced in Microsoft Exchange administration (and O365 experience highly desirable).
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and commitment to positive and professional relationships with all stakeholders.
  • The ability to work collaboratively in a small team with an adaptable and proactive approach to all duties.
  • A current First Aid and CPR certificate.
  • A valid Working with Children clearance.

For further information, download the Position Description.

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 Wednesday 3 April 2019.

Child Protection Legislation requires preferred applicants to provide a Working With Children Check clearance.

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 29 March 2019.

Child Protection Legislation requires preferred applicants to provide a Working With Children Check clearance.

PDHPE Teacher | Maternity Leave position

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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 PDHPE teacher to commence Term 2 for approximately 12 months in a maternity leave cover position.

To be successful you will possess:

  • Accreditation with NESA
  • Proven ability to teach PDHPE (Year 7-12)
  • 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 (please include WWCC, NESA & First Aid details) and the names and contact details of three referees to recruit@ascham.nsw.edu.au by COB Wednesday, 20 March 2019.

Child Protection Legislation requires preferred applicants to provide a Working With Children Check clearance.

French 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 full-time permanent French Teacher to commence at the start of Term 3, 2019.

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 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, 20 March 2019.

Child Protection Legislation requires preferred applicants to provide a Working With Children Check clearance.

Senior School Nurse

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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.

We currently have a position available for a Registered Nurse to join our team of nursing staff providing medical care to our students commencing Term 2, 2019.

What do you need to succeed?

  • Registered Nurse with clinical experience and the ability to work with across the school in Year P-12
  • Working With Children Check clearance
  • Current driver’s license
  • Experience in a similar role in a school is a distinct advantage
  • Have the right to work in Australia before applying for this role
  • Willingness to be on-call or stay overnight where needed

Successful applicants will enjoy:

  • The experience of working in a supportive and successful school
  • Support for continuous learning and development
  • Attractive remuneration and benefits

To apply: email a cover letter, your CV and the names and contact details of three referees to recruit@ascham.nsw.edu.au by COB Wednesday, 20 March 2019.

Child Protection Legislation requires preferred applicants to provide a Working With Children Check clearance.

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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