Primary Visual Arts Teacher (Maternity Leave)

Woodleigh School is currently seeking to employ a suitably qualified, experienced and dynamic Primary Visual Art teacher who will teach Art at our Minimbah Campus in Frankston South, from early Childhood to Grade 6. The position is a maternity leave contract position for 3 days a week, initially for Terms 2, 3 and 4 of 2018. The commencement date of the position is the third week of Term 2, 2018.

Job Description

The Art Teacher will be responsible for developing in each student, an interest in and the ability for creative expression in visual terms, using skills and techniques of artistic expression consistent with school guidelines; to develop aesthetic understandings and appreciations; to discover and develop talents of students in the field of art.

The Primary Visual Art Teacher will perform all or some of the following:

  • Teach knowledge and skills in art, including drawing, painting, lettering, and art history
  • Provide instruction by which students develop aesthetic concepts and appreciations and the ability to make qualitative judgments about art
  • Demonstrate techniques in activities such as drawing and painting
  • Knows and can apply elements of design and modern principles of art
  • Knows the fundamentals and different approaches to drawing media technique
  • Provide individual and small-group instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of all students and to accommodate a variety of instructional activities
  • Instruct students in proper care and use of tools and equipment
  • Evaluate each student’s performance and growth in knowledge and aesthetic understandings, and prepare progress reports
  • Plan and present art displays and exhibitions designed to exhibit students’ work for the school and the community
  • Maintain professional competence through professional development education activities provided by the school and/or in self-selected professional growth activities
  • Communicate with parents and school staff on pupil progress
  • Participate in curriculum and other developmental programs
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the School from time-to-time

Selection Criteria

  • Demonstrate a high level of art classroom teaching skills and the capacity to work with colleagues to continually improve teaching and learning.
  • Demonstrate the ability to monitor and assess student learning data and to use this data to inform teaching for improved student learning.
  • Demonstrate a high level of written and verbal communication skills and a high level of interpersonal skills including a capacity to develop constructive relationships with students, parents and staff.
  • Demonstrate a commitment and capacity to actively contribute to a broad range of the School’s activities and a commitment to ongoing professional learning to enable further development of skills, expertise and teaching capacity.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the values and vision of Woodleigh School.

As a member of the staff team you are responsible for:

  • Sharing your learning with colleagues, and taking an active role in improving the quality of teaching at the School
  • Your ongoing professional growth through the Professional Growth model 
  • Being an active participant at a campus level to ensure the ongoing improvement of the learning culture within the school
  • Attending all regular staff meetings 
  • Attending and being an active contributor to staff and school learning projects, curriculum planning, implementation and assessment

As a member of the Woodleigh learning community you are responsible for:

  • Working in line with the policies and guidelines established by the School and Victorian Institute of Teachers (VIT)
  • Being an ambassador for Woodleigh School, articulating its values and participating positively in information sessions and social functions for parents and the broader community
  • Supporting the schools community partnerships, including the Wugubank Indigenous Partnership. 

Conditions of Employment:

  • Registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) and appropriate degree(s) is required for this position.
  • Qualification and First Aid Training confirmation is required for this position.
  • Woodleigh is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to appointing staff on the basis of merit.
  • At Woodleigh School we have a zero tolerance for child abuse and are committed to acting in children's best interests and keeping them safe from harm.  All staff are to abide by the Child Safety Code of Conduct.
  • It is a condition of employment that all staff take responsibility for a safe and healthy work environment and have a commitment to equal employment opportunity and a workplace free from discrimination and harassment.
  • Woodleigh operates a smoke-free work environment.

Applications close at 4pm on Thursday 22 February 2018. 

For position specific enquiries, please contact Rod Davies – Deputy Principal and Head of Minimbah Campus at Woodleigh School on 9788 6488. 

Applications in writing with the names of three referees should be emailed to Rod Davies – Deputy Principal and Head of Minimbah Campus at Woodleigh School. 



Located on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula, Woodleigh School is an independent, coeducational school comprising two Junior Campuses (ECC-Year 6) in Frankston South and Moorooduc and a Senior Campus in Langwarrin South.

Woodleigh is a community that strongly values a holistic education.  It is a place where students are known and valued, where boys and girls grow into independent, creative, resilient individuals together.

Woodleigh is a school of dynamic, academically rigorous learning, which reflects and responds to the world we live in today.  Whilst very definitely an academic school, with fine VCE results equipping the large majority of students for tertiary study, it also provides a number of other very important dimensions that prepare all students for the challenges of life in the twenty first century.

Woodleigh affirms openness, independence, self-motivation and initiative, and never limits students to predetermined outcomes.  Woodleigh is entirely coeducational, committed to the belief that this is the only suitable setting to educate both boys and girls for adult life.

The Woodleigh Teacher

  • Encourages a culture of mutual respect, inquiry, innovation and learning 
  • Emphasises the Woodleigh model for Personalised Learning in their professional practice (real world, experiential learning; assessment for learning; life-long learning skills; coaching and mentoring; and wellbeing and engagement.)
  • Communicates effectively with students and families about learning activities and student progress
  • Sets high academic achievement expectations 
  • Identifies and supports students' social, emotional, and behavioural learning needs
  • Facilitates, designs and engages with effective collaboration 
  • Provides timely feedback and collaborates with others to offer specialised support
  • Differentiates instruction based on feedback and learning needs

Woodleigh School is an equal opportunity employer.