Hard Craft Teacher

Hard Craft Teacher

Ballarat Steiner School and Kindergarten is an independent, co-educational facility set on ten acres of beautiful bushland setting in Mount Helen. It currently caters to students from pre-school to year six. We are growing rapidly and moving from strength to strength with each passing year. We are currently seeking a dedicated, enthusiastic, creative and caring Hard Craft Teacher, with a strong enthusiasm for Steiner Education, to join our friendly and professional team from the beginning of term 2. The position is 0.4 FTE and permanent.

We are a child safe environment.

Please respond with introductory cover letter addressing the selection criteria together with your CV to college@ballaratsteinerschool.com.au. Closing date for this position is Wednesday the 20th of March 2019.

Desirable Qualifications

  1. Bachelor of Education or equivalent.

  2. Full registration or eligibility for registration as a teacher in Victoria.

  3. Teaching experience in hard crafts, preferably in a Steiner School Educational setting.

Selection Criteria

  1. An understanding, or a willingness to study, the principles of Steiner Education and a demonstrated passion for teaching.

  2. Skills in the hard crafts discipline and an understanding of the appropriate ways to engage and work with children in this area.

  3. Demonstrated ability as a craftsperson, in both technical skill and ability to work with various raw materials including wood, leather and in ceramics.

  4. A commitment to professional learning and inner development through anthroposophical studies and artistic activities.

  5. A knowledge of Victorian Institute of Teaching professional standards including the ability to implement and contribute to the design of curriculum programs consistent with their intent in relation to the technology area of the Steiner curriculum.

  6. An understanding of how students learn and effective classroom teaching strategies and the capacity to work with colleagues to continually improve teaching and learning.

  7. An ability to work collegially, and a willingness to actively participate in and contribute to the cultural and festival life of the school.

  8. Excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills.

Selection Process

All applications received will be acknowledged. If you do not receive confirmation of your application, please contact the office on (03) 5341 8188.

Short listed applicants will be contacted by email or phone and will be required to attend a face-to-face interview. All applicants will be informed on the success of their application.

Contacts for Further Information

If you require further information after reading this information package, please ring the office on (03) 5341 8188 and arrangements will be made for Louise Cheslett to contact you.

If she is not immediately available when you call, please leave your business hours and after hours contact numbers and she will return your call at the first opportunity.

Applications for this position will close on Wednesday the 20th of March 2019.