Teaching Staff Positions

Head of Department - Visual Arts

Applicants are sought for the role of the Head of Department - Visual Arts at Marist College Canberra. The Head of Department Visual Arts will be an exceptional leader with a passion for learning and pastoral care. They will model evidence-informed pedagogies and curriculum innovation and be able to inspire and guide others. 

This position is offered as a permanent role, with a reduced teaching load and Secondary Coordinator 1 salary. The appointment commences Term 3, 2024.

Please refer to the Position Description (Head of Department - Visual Arts) for full details.

Applications close 12pm on Friday 14 June 2024.

Head of Department - Health and Physical Education

Applicants are sought for the role of the Head of Department – Health and Physical Education (HAPE) at Marist College Canberra. The Head of Department HAPE will be an exceptional leader with a passion for learning and pastoral care. They will model evidence-informed pedagogies and curriculum innovation and be able to inspire and guide others. They should have appropriate qualifications and a clear commitment to personal, spiritual, and professional development. Experience in leading a Knowledge-Rich approach to the Department Curriculum would be highly desirable.

This position is offered as a permanent teaching role, with a tenure for the Head of Health and Physical Education with a reduced teaching load and Coordinator 1 salary. This role will commence from the beginning of the 2025 academic year.

Please refer to the Position Description (Head of Department - HAPE) for full details.

Applications close 12pm on Friday 14 June 2024.

Science Teacher (Term 3)

We are currently seeking a motivated and qualified science teacher to join our esteemed Science Department at Marist College Canberra. This position involves teaching Science to students in Years 7 to 12 in the Senior School. An ability to teach Chemistry and/or Physics would be highly desirable. At Marist College Canberra, we value passionate and dedicated educators who strive to inspire students to become critical thinkers, encourage deep inquiry, and foster problem-solving skills. We welcome applications from both experienced teachers and graduate teachers who are eager to embark on their teaching career. This is a temporary full-time (FTE 1.0) position commencing Monday 22 July – 27 September 2024.

Please refer to the Position Description (Year 4 – 12 Teacher) for full details.

Applications are currently open.

Health and Physical Education Teacher (Term 3)

Marist College is seeking an energetic and highly skilled teacher of Health and Physical Education. The successful applicant will be able to deliver an engaging and innovative curriculum and teach health and physical education to students in Year 7 - 12. This is an excellent opportunity for a dedicated and passionate teacher to join a dynamic and highly effective department. This is a temporary, full-time position for Term 3 (22 July to 27 September) to cover a leave vacancy.

Please refer to the Position Description (Year 4 – 12 Teacher) for full details.

Applications are currently open.

Careers Adviser (Term 3)

The College is looking for a personable and experienced Careers Adviser to work with our students with particular focus on Years 10, 11 and 12. The successful applicant will have a solid understanding of careers education and counselling, and knowledge and/or awareness of university application processes. This is a part-time, temporary position for three days (0.6FTE) for the period of Term 3, 2024 (22 July to 27 September). 

Please refer to the Position Description (Careers Adviser) for full details.

Applications are currently open.

Support Staff Positions

There are currently no vacant positions.

Casual Positions

Cleaning Staff

We are seeking experienced cleaning staff to carry out internal cleaning duties at the College. Shifts are available Monday to Friday from 3:30pm – 7:30pm during school terms, and as required over the school holidays. Working with Vulnerable People Registration is essential.

Please refer to the Position Description (Cleaner) for full details or contact the Facilities Manager on 0408 881 885.

Bus Driver

We are seeking experienced bus drivers who are interested in being contracted to fill temporary and casual vacancies. Shifts may include one of the College Bus runs before and/or after school (Monday to Friday during the school term), or special runs during the school day. Applicants must have a HR licence and a minimum of three years’ bus driving experience. Working with Vulnerable People Registration is essential.

Please refer to the Position Description (Bus Driver) for full details.

Casual Relief Teachers - Primary and Secondary

The College necessarily has teachers absent from normal duties because of professional development, outdoor education program, illness, etc. We have a register of Primary and Secondary relief teachers who are interested in being contracted to fill casual vacancies. Senior Applicants should be qualified teachers who are prepared to actively teach and supervise classes whose regular teachers are away, but who would normally set work. Teachers on the College’s existing relief register are not required to re-apply.

Please refer to the Position Description (Casual Relief Teachers) for full details.

Register of Casual Relief Support Staff

We are particularly seeking applications for Teacher Assistants who are able to work on a casual basis.

From time to time, the College has non-teaching staff absent from normal duties because of illness and various other commitments. We are seeking to compile a register of support staff who are interested in being contracted to fill temporary and casual vacancies. Applicants should be qualified or experienced in word processing, general school related and office duties. They should be able to communicate effectively with students, staff and parents and be supportive of the Marist ethos. Applications should clearly state the type of area of interest e.g., secretarial, teacher assistant, general clerical, finance, library, reception, maintenance, grounds etc.

Staff Testimonial

Tamara - Teacher

“I began my teaching career at Marist after completing my final placement in 2019. 

I was immediately drawn to the warm nature of the school, which has been developed through the words and actions of the staff and students. This supportive environment has provided me with a safe and nurturing space to develop both personally and professionally and has continued to ignite my passion for teaching.


I have been afforded the opportunity of teaching across Years 7-12 and have been involved in a range of co-curricular activities. This has allowed me to build relationships with a large part of the school community, and to witness the Marist spirit in action. Watching the students proudly display the Marist crest and colours creates a sense of belonging that far extends beyond their time in the classroom. Observing a Marist education in action through faith, love, justice, compassion and hospitality has been a privilege, and one I look forward to continuing to experience each day I come to work.”

Recruitment Policy and Process

Merit selection techniques will be applied to ensure that the best possible candidates are selected based on their skills, qualifications and experience. Merit selection will also include consideration of the ability of candidates to model, lead and uphold Catholic values and the College’s values, mission and strategic direction.

Marist College Canberra utilises a number of recruitment channels when advertising vacant positions which may include one of the following channels: our website, specialist employment websites, employment agencies/recruitment firms, print media, and internally through ‘Staff Matters’. The appropriate recruitment channel for a particular position will be determined by the Headmaster in consultation with the Director of Business Services.

Applicants for all positions must hold current Working with Vulnerable People (ACT) registration prior to commencing employment.

The College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Applicants for all teaching positions must hold current registration with the Teacher Quality Institute (TQI) prior to commencing employment.

Application Information - Direct Applicants Only 

Written applications should include a cover letter introducing yourself. You are welcome, but it is not essential, to address the selection criteria (maximum of two pages). Please complete the College Application form for Advertised Positions, and provide a Curriculum Vitae including full details of qualifications, experience and professional accreditation. 

Applicants must be willing to support the Catholic philosophy and the particular Marist ethos of the College and be involved in co-curricular activities. Salary is according to the relevant Awards and subsequent Agreements.

The College is not required to accept applications that are received after the closing date and time, and reserves the right to appoint by invitation, close applications early, extend the deadline or to make no appointment at all.

Application forms can be downloaded from our website and should be addressed to:

Assistant Head of School – Staff and Community
Marist College Canberra
PO Box 727
MAWSON ACT 2607

OR

Email: hr@mcc.act.edu.au

Selection Process

1. The College undertakes a rigorous screening process with the aim to recruit the best possible candidate for the role. As a child safe organisation, it is our policy that all new staff undergo screening including:

  • Working with Vulnerable People (WWVP) registration
  • personal identity verification and background checking
  • verification of professional or other qualifications relevant to the role
  • an examination of their history of child-connected work
  • reference checking that addresses suitability for the role and working with children and young people.

2. Applications are shortlisted by Assistant Head of School – Staff and Community and relevant Department Heads.

3. Where applicable, an interview panel conducts interviews, contacts referees as per Marist Schools Australia guidelines and selects the preferred candidate for consideration by the Headmaster.

3. A verbal offer of employment is made to the successful candidate by the AHSSC, followed by a letter of confirmation and written Employment Contract.

4. Successful candidates are required to sign the Employment Contract agreeing to the terms and conditions outlined there-in.

5. Successful teaching position candidates are required to agree to the terms and conditions outlined in ‘Teaching in Catholic Schools – Employment Expectations’.

Employee Benefits at the College
  • Religious Education Accreditation Support and Professional Learning Program, including workshops and seminars
  • Annual research scholarships for teaching and non-teaching staff
  • Staff Coaching Program – teachers accessing individualised support from trained coaching colleagues
  • Access to national Faith Formation programs and events facilitated by the Marist Schools Australia
  • Additional Employer Superannuation contribution (subject to EA provisions) 
  • Salary packaging and novated leases available through preferred suppliers
  • Overnight allowance for staff attending College camps and retreats
  • Support and assistance with Highly Accomplished and Lead Teacher (HALT) applications and processes
  • Voluntary superannuation contributions and the option to nominate your own superannuation fund
  • Generous additional payments for staff participating in co-curricular activities
  • Increased stand-down days for teaching staff 
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Counselling service
  • Mentoring Program for new teaching staff
  • Staff have the opportunity to involve themselves and work alongside students in service opportunities. These occur within and beyond the Marist College Canberra community
  • Accompanying students on local and international faith formation service programs
  • Regular seminars and keynote addresses by leading educators and other professional speakers
  • Access to College Gym/Weights room
  • Annual free influenza vaccination
Acknowledgment of Applications

The College Staffing Office endeavours to acknowledge all applications as soon as possible following the position closing date. 

Privacy Policy

Marist College Canberra’s Information Collection Notice for Job Applicants explains how we protect the privacy of the personal information obtained regarding all employment applications.

Essentials

Advertised Position

The Application form for advertised Teaching and Support Staff positions is available to download.

Application form - Advertised positions

Casual Relief

The Application form for all Casual Relief positions is available to download.

Application Form - Casual Relief

Code of Conduct

The College's Code of Professional Conduct is available to download.

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Principles

A Statement of Principles about teaching in Catholic Schools is available to download.

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