Job Title : Teacher - Arts - Media


Karratha, WA

Posted 4/8/2021

Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH676570

Are you an inspiring individual who can motivate others to participate and achieve?

This is a permanent, full time position commencing Term 2, 2021

Karratha Senior High School (SHS) is seeking to appoint a highly motivated and innovative Media teacher to join our dedicated Arts team at Karratha SHS. The successful applicant will demonstrate commitment to supporting student achievement through a positive approach to student learning.

The Karratha SHS Arts Department has grown exponentially over the past few years and offers lower secondary elective subjects as well as year 11 and 12 General, Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) and Certificate II units in both visual and performing arts. The Arts Department is actively involved in extracurricular and community events such as the annual Karratha SHS Arts Showcase, Cossack Art Awards, YOH Fest, FeNaClNG Festival and Country Week. The City of Karratha has a new state of the art theatre the Red Earth Arts Precinct, which hosts many local and travelling productions throughout the year.

The successful applicant will be able to teach Media across a range of ability levels from Year 7 to Year 12 as we run both General and ATAR Media courses. The applicant will require sound interpersonal skills, enthusiasm and the ability to work cooperatively in a Learning Area team. To be successful in this role, you will have sound classroom management, the capacity to develop rapport and motivate students, differentiate curriculum to cater for individual student needs and to practise a range of teaching strategies.

Karratha SHS has a focus on academic improvement for all students. Karratha SHS teachers are expected to actively take part in Classroom Observation practices, explicitly use an Instructional Model in the planning and delivery of lessons, embed literacy and numeracy into all areas of teaching, and utilise data analysis in their planning and case management of students.

Karratha SHS has a population of 1250 students and is situated on a state of the art campus which was completed in 2013. Students at Karratha SHS come from all contributory primary schools as well as those from across Australia. Many families move to Karratha and surrounding townships such as Dampier, Point Samson, Roebourne and Wickham to work in the diverse mining and retail industries in the region.

The school motto “Towards Tomorrow” ensures that the school’s curriculum focuses on preparing all students for the future. The motto embraces the aim of nurturing responsible and caring individuals in order that they are fully prepared for success in a rapidly changing world.

Situated on the Pilbara coast, Karratha is a fantastic place to live. Our culturally diverse, vibrant community offers a wide range of sporting and recreational activities. We boast world class sporting facilities, a lively café, bar and restaurant scene. We are the gate-way to the Dampier Archipelago and Millstream/Chichester and Karijini National Parks where camping and fishing adventures abound.

This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur throughout our school for up to 12 months following this initial appointment. This includes circumstances where this position becomes subsequently vacant should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position. 

To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate your competency against the following domains (that govern the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers):

  • Professional knowledge;
  • Professional practice; and
  • Professional engagement.

Applications will be assessed against these domains. The business needs of the school may also be considered. It is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.

Applicants currently completing the Department of Education Leap program (formerly known as the Switch program) can apply for vacancies using their current or Leap qualification – even if they have not completed the program at the time of applying. Applicants may be appointed to a vacancy based on the qualification being completed via the Leap program.

The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

Further information about Karratha Senior High School can be found by visiting Schools Online.

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.

Appointed applicants may be eligible for recognition of prior service.

For further job related information

You are encouraged to contact Debbie English, Deputy Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Karratha, by telephoning (08) 9187 8000 during school holidays on 0438701749 or

Application Instructions

All applications are submitted online. Select “Apply for Job”, at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions on your screen.

Your application should include:

  • A three (3) page statement addressing the 3 domains above that govern the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, in context of the role and business needs of the school
  • A CV of up to five (5) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
  • The contact details for two (2) work related referees (one being your current line manager)

It is recommended you have these documents completed and ready to attach before selecting “Apply for Job”.

You are asked to complete an online application form and attach your documentation, please allow enough time to complete this process as applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.

After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please telephone (08) 9264 4127.

If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.


Employees will be required to:

  • provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy
  • obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment; and
  • obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check.
  • be fully or provisionally registered with the Teacher Registration Board (TRB), or be eligible for full or provisional registration prior to commencement of the position. (Applicants who require a Limited Registration to teach from the TRB are not eligible). Information regarding eligibility may be obtained by contacting TRB on (08) 9230 0600 or for Country callers 1300 652 911 or


Employees will be required to:

  • complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement; and
  • complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy.

The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.

Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Monday, 19 April 2021



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