Creative Arts Design and Technologies Teacher

Creative Arts Design and Technologies Teacher

Depending on skills and experience, the successful candidate may additionally be considered for the role of Coordinator of Arts and Design.

Full time, to commence in 2023

Orana Steiner School is looking for a dynamic leader both inside and outside the classroom, who is looking to make a real difference in shaping Orana’s educational community.

Our School

Orana Steiner School is a vibrant, growing co-educational Early Childhood to Year 12 school of around 600 students. Set within a natural landscape and on a magnificent 16-hectare property in Weston, an inner south suburb of Canberra, Orana seeks to provide a high-quality education for its students, based on the Steiner Education tradition. In its 40-year history, Orana Steiner School has developed an enviable reputation for its standards and achievements, and its warm, caring culture.  Orana proudly employs applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds.

About the Role

This position is primarily a Visual Arts Teacher position. The successful candidate will require the ability to teach in an additional technology area, which will form a smaller part of the role. Depending on skills and experience, the successful candidate may additionally be considered for the role of Coordinator of Arts and Design.

The Creative Arts and Design Technologies program at Orana aims to give all students a holistic and deep emersion in Arts and Design subjects, empowering them to be confident makers and critical thinkers. We are seeking to appoint a curriculum leader with a background specialisation in Fine Arts and a broad knowledge of the Creative Arts and Design subjects to commence at the beginning of the 2023 school year. Within the guidelines of the Australian Steiner Education Curriculum Framework, you will work creatively and collaboratively to lead a high-profile faculty, to shape a curriculum that is an integral part of our school identity.

Using your proven leadership and experience, you will plan, lead and implement a high-quality Arts and Design curriculum, grounded solidly in the philosophy and principles of Steiner Education and in line with our core principles, vision, mission and values.  Using your specialised subject knowledge and leadership qualities you will be responsible for leading Drama, Visual Arts, Textiles, Digital Design, Photography, Design Technology, and our more specialized Handwork and Outdoor Classroom subjects from years K-12. You will teach specialised and elective Visual Arts subjects, including Senior College, and the ability to teach some Design Technology subjects is desirable.

About You

To be successful in this role, you will require:

  • Teaching experience in the Visual Arts, including Art History, and a broad knowledge of Design Technology subject areas across a range of year levels is desirable.
  • An excellent knowledge Art History/Traditional and Contemporary Arts Practices, Design History and Architecture.
  • Ability to work in traditional, contemporary and emerging artistic media and processes
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to lead a team of staff, motivate and inspire young people and communicate effectively with students, parents, teachers, volunteers and support staff
  • Manage and administer individual subjects, resources, facilities, budgets, WHS processes
  • A proven ability to teach Senior Visual Arts, (the ability to teach senior Design Technology is highly desirable).
  • The ability to integrate technology into classroom practice
  • A deep knowledge of ACARA Arts curriculum from Years 7 to 10
  • Knowledge and experience of effective teaching and learning practice based on an inquiry model
  • A willingness to participate enthusiastically in the School’s pastoral and co-curricular program
  • A cultural understanding and respect of people from all backgrounds; and
  • A strong commitment to student welfare.

The right person for the job will:

  • Have exemplary and innovative pedagogical skills
  • Be committed to ongoing professional development
  • Be capable of leading and delivering a dynamic and effective curriculum area
  • Be organised, energetic and self-directed
  • Have a clear and progressive vision of leading a large creative faculty
  • Have a commitment to further personal development through anthroposophical study and artistic activity; and
  • Have an active interest and enthusiasm to engage with the Steiner curriculum.


  • Formal teaching qualifications, specialising in Visual Arts Practice and or Art History.
  • Steiner training is desirable but not essential.

Legal Requirements

  • Current ACT TQI Registration (or eligible to obtain).
  • Current ACT Working with Vulnerable People (WwVP) registration (or eligible to obtain).

Salary and Conditions

Our school operates under the Independent Schools NSW Teachers (Hybrid Model) Multi-Enterprise Agreement 2021. Salary and conditions are determined by this agreement.

How to Apply

Please apply directly through the SEEK portal. To be considered, you must have current TQI and WwVP registrations and your application must include:

  1. Your resume, including full contact details and details of two referees
  2. A statement (max. 2 pages) outlining your suitability for the position based on the requirements outlined above, and what you will bring to the position.

The successful candidate will be required to provide a Statement of Service to determine salary on commencement.

Email address for enquiries: Applications must be submitted through SEEK: Creative Arts Design and Technology Teacher 

Applications close: Sunday, 4 December 2022 (or sooner if a suitable applicant is found). If you are interested in the position, please submit your application as soon as possible.