Working at St Hilda’s


Spark an extraordinary future at St Hilda’s. Join our 280-strong professional community, who are dedicated to inspiring inventive thinkers with a curiosity for learning.

Our staff are strong role models for our girls who demonstrate the learning characteristics that we admire in our girls and understand what’s needed for girls to thrive.

Our teachers see themselves as co-learners who are comfortable with being vulnerable in the learning process. Our teachers are encouraged to not wait until they are experts to introduce or try something new in their lessons.

St Hilda’s teachers have the opportunity to inspire, motivate and challenge young minds. Modelling resiliency and perseverance is important. We encourage our teachers to step outside of their comfort zone. This is how our teachers continue to evolve and learn. We want teachers who aren’t afraid to ask for help from colleagues and have a self-belief and mindset that they can learn anything, given the right attitude, application and effort.

We are looking for adaptive teachers that are comfortable with change and understand the importance of a culture of reimagining in education so that St Hildas remains relevant and leading.

An understanding of how girls learn is key. Girls learn by talking, thinking and doing. Girls like teachers that like them. They want to establish meaningful connections, have a sense of belonging at St Hilda’s and ultimately achieve well, recognising that their best is more important than being the best. No girl is invisible. Relationships are everything in girls’ education and teachers that can connect and provide an environment in which psychological safety is established, is when positive and impactful learning is possible. Girls thrive in a non-judgmental environment in which they can take risks, safely.

Girls love praise as much as boys do and are more responsive to facial cues, so eye contact, a smile and a positive nod goes a long way in creating positive connections through our curriculum and cocurricular programs.

We teach our girls to trust their instincts and do what they think is right and celebrate this mindset amongst our teachers.

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Current Opportunities

St Hilda’s is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To work with us, you must be an Australian citizen or hold a current visa that allows you to work in Australia.

St Hilda’s is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of all children in our care and applicants will be required to hold a current Working with Children Card and undergo a National Police Clearance.

Please Note: Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Position Title & Position DescriptionApplications CloseApply Online
Humanities and English Teacher (Lower School) Part-timeTuesday 22 November, 9.00amApply Here

Key Benefits

In addition to remuneration as specified under the St Hilda's Enterprise Agreement, employees can access:

St Hilda’s is a safe and nurturing work environment that values individuals.
• Access to the Fitness Centre
• Discounts on the Swim Centre
• Access to confidential counselling services
• Onsite canteen
• Undercover onsite parking
• Well-equipped staff rooms at department and school level
• Additional given days for mid-term breaks
• Three-week break, mid-year
• Ability to structure salaries to enable a year of leave after four years.

St Hilda’s values lifelong learning and has a structured professional learning program as well as incentives for private education.

• Financial support for ongoing tertiary studies
• Middle leaders program
• Research opportunities
• Structured PL program throughout the year
• Access to specialist educational Microsoft training