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Cultural Sessional Educator

  • Casual EM1 – $36.11 ph – Sessional work through school terms
  • Melbourne – Brunswick East
  • Job Posted on: 14 March 2024
  • Applications Close: 30 April 2024

about CERES school of nature and climate

The CERES School of Nature and Climate is a response to the climate and ecological crisis. CERES School of Nature and Climate consists of three delivery areas: Student Programs, Teacher Programs and Adult Learning. Our education offerings are designed to develop skills, leadership and resilience. We strive to equip people to think differently, act for the planet and be resilient and responsive citizens.

CERES has been delivering environmental and cultural education programs to students for over 40 years. Each year we reach over 62,000 people who come to CERES for excursion programs and tours and our incursion staff visit over 13,000 students in schools.

Where you come in

CERES is located in East Brunswick and has been delivering environmental and cultural education programs to students for over 40 years. Each year we reach over 34,440 people who come for excursion programs and tours and our incursion staff supports over 851 teacher engagements in schools and online.

CERES Community Environment Park is seeking educators, employed on a casual basis, to deliver  Indigenous Perspectives, and Indonesian and Indian cultural activities for visiting school groups, mainly to primary school students.

This involves:
– Delivering engaging and inspiring activities.
– Complete paid training, including observing programs and team-teaching.
– Set-up and pack-up teaching resources, and care for teaching equipment and
– Providing feedback about the activities to inform continuous improvement.

Does this sound like you?

You will work in the Student Programs team, providing inspiring and engaging learning experiences for school-aged children at CERES, Brunswick East.

This role requires: 


– Teaching or instructional experience with young people, preferably in the delivery of engaging cultural programs.

– Ability to understand and communicate global cultural and economic challenges and communicate with compassion, humility, and balance.
– Show personal initiative in the delivery and coordination of day-to-day operations.

– Evidence of developing and/or delivering engaging education programs, including hands-on activities for students and educators.
– Qualifications or significant. experience in teaching or similar.
 – Education for Sustainability knowledge and/or experience.

Working at CERES is more than just a job

It’s the feeling of knowing that your work is contributing to making the world a better place and working with others who feel the same. 

In addition to a connection to social causes you will have access to:

  • Agile working environment including working from home
  • Generous Award/Non – Award entitlements including paid breaks
  • Access to all CERES’ unique environments including the park with strong links to the environment and community
  • Generous staff discounts across many CERES enterprises and products including educational programs and café purchases at Merri Café.

Sound interesting?

We’d love to hear from you! Please submit your cover letter and resume as one document.

Please see the full Position Description below.

At CERES we seek a workforce that is as diverse as our society – in ethnicity, gender, age, sexuality, disability, culture, and beliefs – and reflects the communities we work in. We believe diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and core values and we demonstrate this commitment through all our employment practices. Our inclusive workplace culture contributes to making CERES a great place to work. We actively encourage people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds, people from CALD backgrounds, LGBTIQA+ people, people with a disability and others to apply.

CERES Child Safe standards;

  • In line with the Child Wellbeing and Safety Amendment (Child Safety Standards) Act 2015, CERES is committed to upholding the Victorian Child Safe Standards, to the best of its abilities and resources.
  • CERES Upholds itself as an organisation committed to the right to survival, protection, development, participation, and empowerment of all children and young people.
  • Is committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children, young people, and children and young people from culturally diverse and/or linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds and to providing a safe environment for children and young people with a disability.

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