Secondary Visual Art/RE Teacher

Job Title: Secondary Visual Art/RE Teacher
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Melton West, Victoria, Australia
Industry: Education
Salary: AU$75000 - AU$115000 per annum
Start Date: 15/7/24
Reference: TRD-2024-936_1719806966
Contact Name: Tahlia de Van der Schueren
Contact Email:
Job Published: Jul 01, 2024

Job Description

About the Role:
An exciting opportunity awaits a passionate Junior Secondary RE and Visual Art Teacher at an excellent Catholic school in Melton, starting from Term 3. This full-time, ongoing position involves teaching students in grades 7-10 at the Melton campus. Join a supportive and well-respected school community, dedicated to fostering academic excellence and spiritual growth. Be part of a dynamic team committed to creating an engaging and nurturing learning environment, where your contributions will be valued and your professional development supported. This is your chance to make a meaningful impact on students' lives and be a part of a vibrant educational community from Term 3 onwards.

Key duties:

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive Visual Art/Religious Studies curriculum aligned with educational standards and guidelines under the Victorian Curriculum.
  • Create engaging and differentiated lesson plans that cater to diverse learning styles and abilities.
  • Fostering the spiritual growth and development of students by providing opportunities for prayer, reflection, and exploration of Catholic teachings, values, and traditions.
  • Manage art studio facilities and materials, ensuring a safe and organized environment for artistic exploration and experimentation.
  • Teaching students about the Bible, including the Old and New Testaments, and guiding them in understanding the teachings of Jesus Christ and their relevance to contemporary life.
  • 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.
  • Exploring ethical and moral issues from a Catholic perspective, including topics such as social justice, human rights, and the dignity of life, and encouraging students to apply Catholic moral principles to their decision-making and actions.
  • Organize and curate student art exhibitions, showcases, and displays to celebrate students' artistic achievements and promote their work within the school community and beyond.

Skills & Experience:

  • Completed relevant Qualifications in Education
  • Maintain a valid and up-to-date VIT registration
  • Have unrestricted working rights in Australia
  • Demonstrate previous experience in teaching Visual Art and RE
  • Previous experience teaching within the Catholic System advantageous
  • Ability to provide contact details for two education-based references from within the last 5 years (student-teacher mentors are acceptable).


  • Teaching both Visual Art and RE to students in years 7-10
  • Joining a school community that is on a path of expansion and growth
  • A tight-knit, supportive school environment that nurtures a strong sense of belonging for both staff and students
  • Being a part of a community with a robust moral foundation that places a high emphasis on character development and social responsibility
  • Approachable and transparent leadership
  • Salary aligned with demonstrated expertise, ranging from $75,000 to $115,000
  • Continuing opportunities for professional development

The School:

  • Large campuses with a brand-new campus, welcoming students this year (around 1200 students currently)
  • Approachable management team and smaller team structures
  • Strong pastoral care program for students and staff
  • Terrific staff induction programs
  • Great resources and facilities
  • Well respected school within the local community

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.