Primary and Secondary Teacher (multiple positions) - Hughenden State School

$66,556 - $100,186 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Hughenden QLD 4821, Australia
  • 24 Jun, 2022

Job Description

Are you keen to experience the genuine country lifestyle in a rural town steeped in history and culture? Hughenden State School is currently seeking two enthusiastic and dedicated teachers to join their team, as a District Relief Teacher (DRT) and a Secondary Visual Art & The Arts teacher. If you're looking for your next (or first) outback teaching adventure, apply today!

Position status Fixed Term Temporary
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Education & Training
Classification Teacher
Workplace Location North West Qld
Job ad reference QLD/NQR406972/22
Closing date 05-Jul-2022
Yearly salary $66556 - $100186
Fortnightly salary $2551.10 - $3840.10
Job duration Commence 11 July 2022 until 2 December 2022
Contact person Jeremy Callaghan, Principal
Contact details P: 07 4741 2111 | E:

Hughenden is an outback town on the edge of Australia's vast ancient sea, with a number of significant fossil finds in the area. Undoubtedly the most important discovery is that of the Muttaburrasaurus, the first entire fossil found in Australia. Visit "Hughie" - the seven metre-tall replica displayed prominantly in the centre of town! Hughenden is also surrounded by four national parks, mountainous volcanic basalt country and sweeping black soil plains. It boasts fantastic fishing, swimming, hiking and bird watching, as well as the annual Stamford Races and Community Fun Day, and Hughenden Country Music Festival.

Hughenden State School has approximately 70 students enrolled in primary and 51 in secondary. As a small school we are able to provide a personalised learning journey for our students. This is evidenced in the high percentage of senior students undertaking individualised learning programs ranging from traineeships to introductory tertiary subjects. Hughenden State School is committed to providing every child with a balanced education in a supportive environment. CLICK HERE to find out more about our school community.

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • A genuine passion for teaching and love of children
  • The resilience to work in a remote community and a yearning to make a difference to learning outcomes
  • The agility to teach outside your subject area and willingness to stretch yourself professionally
  • A dedication to providing effective learning programs, and an understanding of teaching strategies to cater for the cultural needs of your students
  • The ability to earn the respect of your students and their families through your exceptional rapport building skills
  • The adaptability, resilience and perseverance to maintain professional standards and a positive attitude in challenging circumstances

What's in it for you?

In addition to the pure thrill of seeing your students take significant educational leaps and finding yourself immersed in a rich culture, we also offer a range of additional benefits, including:

  • A highly attractive remuneration package, generous superannuation, salary sacrificing options and leave loading
  • Considerable relocation assistance
  • Air-conditioned and inexpensive accommodation (subject to availability, upon application)
  • Access to a range of additional benefits and incentives through our Rural and Remote Benefits
  • An exceptional opportunity to stretch your knowledge through tailored professional development opportunities

Teaching in Queensland:

The department is responsible for the delivery of quality education services to all Queensland students in state schools and recognises teachers and their commitment to teaching through a range of rewards and benefits. To find out more CLICK HERE.

HELP (HECS) Debt Support for Remote Teachers

This initiative will remit all or part of your accumulated HELP debt after you have been engaged in a teaching position, including as an early childhood teacher, for four years in a very remote location in Australia. Click here to find out more.

How to apply:

Simply click the Green 'Apply online' button below, enter your personal details and as per the School's request, applicants are required to submit:

  • A current Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact details for 2 referees (One of whom is your current or most recent supervisor. If you have previously held a teaching role it is expected that your referees hold a supervisory/leadership role within the school)
  • Pre-service teachers are advised to include any completed practicum reports, mentor/referee statements, and unofficial academic transcript for current course of study.

Applicants are encouraged to commence and submit their application as early as possible as the Department of Education reserves the right to reduce the application period and/or remove the job advertisement  early should a suitable applicant be found.