Secondary Art Teacher

Job Title: Secondary Art Teacher
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Caroline Springs
Industry: Education
Salary: AU$75000 - AU$115000 per annum
Start Date: Term 3
Reference: TRD-2024-814_1716268379
Contact Name: Tahlia de Van der Schueren
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 21, 2024

Job Description

About the Role:
Attention to all passionate Secondary Art teacher! Tradewind is thrilled to collaborate with an F-9 school located in Caroline Springs, Melbourne's West, to fill a teaching position for year 7-9 Visual Art with some possible Visual Communication Design classes starting in Term 3 in a full-time, ongoing position.

Key duties:

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive Visual Art/Visual Communication Design curriculum aligned with educational standards and guidelines under the Victorian Curriculum, covering various artistic techniques, mediums, and concepts.
  • Create engaging and differentiated lesson plans that cater to diverse learning styles and abilities, incorporating hands-on art projects, demonstrations, and discussions to enhance students' understanding and appreciation of visual art/VCD.
  • Manage art studio facilities and materials, ensuring a safe and organized environment for artistic exploration and experimentation.
  • Facilitate hands-on learning experiences to help students develop their skills in areas such as graphic design, typography, illustration, photography, and digital media production.
  • Integrate relevant software tools and technologies into the curriculum to enhance students' digital design and media production skills
  • Teach students proper techniques for using art supplies, equipment, and tools.
  • Teach a range of art-related subjects, including drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, photography, and digital media, to secondary students. Provide instruction in art history, aesthetics, and critique.
  • Design and administer assessments, critiques, and portfolio reviews to evaluate students' artistic skills, creativity, and conceptual understanding.
  • Organize and curate student art exhibitions, showcases, and displays to celebrate students' artistic achievements and promote their work within the school community and beyond.
  • Collaborate with colleagues in the Visual Arts department and across other subject areas to create interdisciplinary projects, thematic units, and cross-curricular connections that integrate art with other academic disciplines.

Skills & Experience:

  • Must have full Australia Working Rights
  • Hold VIT registration
  • Demonstrate previous experience in teaching Secondary Visual Art/VCD
  • Ability to provide contact details for two education-based references from within the last 5 years (student-teacher mentors are acceptable).


  • Commencing from now in a full-time, ongoing
  • Teaching Visual Art to students in years 7-9 with some VCD classes
  • Protected planning time within school hours
  • Collaborating with accessible and transparent leadership
  • Salary commensurate with demonstrated expertise and commitment

The School:

  • Around 1350 students spanning from Foundation to year 9
  • Exceptional facilities elevating the overall teaching and learning experience
  • An approachable management team and smaller team structures facilitating effective planning and support
  • Abundant opportunities for professional development

Why work with Tradewind?

The Benefits:

  • Work with an organisation that is relentless in securing quality opportunities in a personalised way
  • Relevant and real information about roles
  • No joining fees/other fees
  • Resume and Key Selection Criteria assistance
  • Interview tips and preparation provided
  • Professional development by two Principal mentors on a consistent basis

Tradewind Australia is a specialist, education recruitment agency and is the preferred supplier of teachers for many schools across the greater Melbourne / Victoria region. We have a strong reputation for providing high-calibre teachers with fantastic contract opportunities and helping them to pursue rewarding careers. Our aim is to cultivate an excellent ongoing relationship with you throughout your growing career.

How to apply:

To apply, follow the link provided or apply on our website

For any queries regarding the position or application process, contact Tahlia Schueren on Education Permanent Team on (03) 9110-0091

people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds and people with disability and lived experience to apply.
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