Expression of Interest Casual Teacher – Gibberagong and Field of Mars Environmental Education Centres

Expressions of interest are invited from teachers interested in working as a casual teacher at the Gibberagong and/or Field of Mars Environmental Education Centres.

Gibberagong Environmental Education Centre is located at Bobbin Head in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.

Field of Mars Environmental Education Centre is located in the Field of Mars Reserve East Ryde.

These centres aim to inspire young people to experience and connect with the natural world and to explore sustainability concepts. This is achieved through the development and delivery of excursion and incursion programs that support teachers and students to achieve syllabus outcomes in a variety of KLAs K-12.

Centre staff deliver excursion programs at multiple sites as well as in-school incursion programs. Staff also develop and deliver professional learning workshops, teaching and learning units and resources to support schools with syllabus implementation, environmental and sustainability education.

Willingness and ability to travel between excursion sites and other schools. Ability to teach outdoors in bushland on variable terrain in a variety of weather conditions.

For further information, please visit http://gibberagongeec.nsw.edu.au/ and http://www.fieldofmarseec.nsw.edu.au

Selection Criteria

Demonstrates exemplary teaching practice, with approval to teach K-6 or Secondary Biology and/or Geography. Willingness to teach all ages K-12.

Successful experience and/or demonstrated capacity to deliver quality teaching and learning in non-classroom settings and demonstrated commitment to contextual, authentic learning including fieldwork.

Proven ability to develop and deliver engaging and innovative environmental and sustainability education programs, teaching and learning units and supporting resources.

Highly developed presentation, oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.

Knowledge, skills and experience to ensure the innovative use of technology both inside and outside the classroom to maximise student engagement and enhance student learning outcomes.

Interested applicants are invited to submit an EOI, a one page CV briefly outlining qualifications and teaching history and a 2 page document responding to the selection criteria to David Smith Principal Gibberagong EEC david.smith27@det.nsw.edu.au and/or Steve Papp Principal Field of Mars EEC steven.papp@det.nsw.edu.au