Career Opportunities

Together we cultivate in each young woman a love of learning.

Wilderness is committed to employing staff who serve as outstanding educational leaders and administrators in our learning community, and who strive to uphold our School mission: to enable each student to be the best that she can be.

We are dedicated to cultivating capabilities and dispositions to support each girl to emerge as a connected and engaged learner, prepared to succeed in and contribute to a complex, rapidly changing world.

Our values guide every part of Wilderness School’s culture, relationships, teaching and learning programs and practices, and it is through our approach to learning that our staff can ensure that each student is supported in her efforts to achieve her full potential.

Wilderness aims to be an employer of choice attracting and retaining a high calibre of quality staff who are experts in their field and are dedicated to supporting the development of the whole girl.

Teaching Staff

Our long tradition of high academic achievements means that we seek teachers who possess the qualities needed to maintain and extend that tradition.

Here, our teachers work collaboratively to empower our girls whilst providing a safe and positive environment for their development.

We therefore seek educators who:

  • are experts in their field
  • possess a growth mindset
  • relentlessly pursue excellence in their teaching practice
  • work collaboratively to achieve shared outcomes
  • share responsibility for the pastoral care of the students they teach
  • are skilled communicators and
  • are committed to girls’ education.

To ensure that our teachers have the capacity to design and deliver high quality programs, we have built a community of professional practice that privileges a growth mindset and supports the development of their practice through a number of high-quality professional learning opportunities.

Professional Support Staff

Our commitment to attracting and retaining the best talent extends to all of our staff, including our passionate and dedicated Professional Support Staff.

At Wilderness School we embrace individual differences and nurture an inclusive culture.

Our Professional Support Staff work collaboratively with our teaching staff to ensure that we maintain consistent standards of excellence.

Our rich history and the strong sense of community amongst all staff contribute to an environment in which everyone is valued and supported to perform at their best.

Current Vacancies

Head of Boarding

We are currently working in partnership with Hutton Consulting Australia to appoint our next Head of Boarding.

For further information, please click here for more information.

PA to the Head of Junior School

The PA to the Head of Junior School uses their expertise in administration and coordination to support the Head of Junior School to manage their day-to-day responsibilities including parent liaison, student wellbeing and staff development.

    For further information, please view the position description.

    Please apply for the role via Seek by Monday 11 December 2023.

    Head of Senior School

    The Head of Senior School will develop structures and processes to ensure the strategic priorities of Wilderness School are achieved in addition to leading a focus on student growth, wellbeing and academic excellence.

      For further information, please view the position description.

      Please apply for the role via Seek by Monday 18 December 2023.

      Application and Selection Process

      In applications for positions at Wilderness, applicants are invited to address the specific duty statement and the related key competencies.

      A Curriculum Vitae which includes the contact details of at least three referees is required. One of these referees should be the applicant’s current employer.

      From this information, a short-list is compiled for interviews. For teaching positions, the short-listed applicants may be required to teach a demonstration lesson.

      It is a requirement that all applicants have obtained or are eligible to obtain a Working with Children Check.

      All teaching applicants are required to be registered or eligible for registration in South Australia with the Teachers Registration Board, as well as possessing current training in Mandatory Notification and Basic Emergency Life Support or equivalent.

      Temporary Relief Teaching

      We invite individuals who are dedicated and passionate about lifelong learning to submit an application as a Temporary Relief Teacher (TRT).

      When applying for TRT at Wilderness School please email the following documentation:

      • Covering Letter addressed to the School Operations Coordinator – outlining your availability and areas you can cover
      • Curriculum Vitae
      • Teachers Registration Certificate
      • Responding to Abuse and Neglect Certificate
      • First Aid Certificate

      When a position becomes available which is suited to your skills and abilities you will be contacted for an interview with the School Operations Coordinator and a Head of School.

      Please email your application and supporting documentation.