Outdoor Education Teacher (Full Time)
Melbourne Rudolf Steiner School is a K-12 co-educational, non-denominational school situated in the outer eastern suburb of Warranwood.
MRSS has always cherished the connection between the natural world and the children within its care. Our Outdoor Education Program includes camps across most year levels, with a focal point being an extended multi-camp program in Year 9. The primary ethos of connection with the natural world continues to be the driving force behind our outdoor program and has remained unchanged over many years.
We offer an extensive place-oriented program, provided to children as a cohesive sequence of trips from Class 3 through to Year 11. We utilise a variety of activities (including bushwalking, canoeing, surfing, rock climbing and cycling) to engage deeply with a wide variety of different places through a mobile program. Whilst the existing program is outstanding in its scope and fulfillment of our basic values, we embrace the fact that new staff will undoubtedly bring change and we are seeking an extraordinary candidate to join our team of 2 other Outdoor Ed Teachers.
We are seeking a qualified Outdoor Education Teacher for a full-time position on a one-year contract, with a view to it becoming an ongoing position, subject to review. A Wilderness First Aid qualification is mandatory, as is a heavy vehicle licence or the willingness to obtain one. Applicants should share our inclusive nature-based ethos and be excited by the opportunities this role presents. Knowledge of the creation of risk assessments and risk registers concerning camps and outdoor education journeys is also important. Applicants must be willing to work collaboratively with the Outdoor Education team and with the broader school to nourish and enhance this program. A knowledge of, or interest in developing an understanding of Steiner education is necessary. The position entails a combination of days in the bush with some organisational and administrative work back at school.
The position will commence at the start of 2024.
Applicants must have a sound understanding of, and commitment to, current Child Safety Outdoor Standards. Only people with the right to work in this country may apply for this position.
Applications should be sent with a cover letter and current CV including the names and contact details of two referees, by Friday 1st December 2023.