Secondary Teacher in Mathematics and Science Year 7 to 10 - Mossman State High School

$63,350 - $95,356 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Cairns QLD, Australia
  • 06 Apr, 2021

Job Description

ESCAPE TO PARADISE AND ENJOY A LIFE LESS HURRIED. Travel an hour north of Cairns along one of the most spectacular coastal roads in Australia to the township of Mossman and take in the beauty of your surroundings as you plan your weekend adventures. Mossman State High School invites applications from suitably qualified Junior Secondary Mathematics and Science Teachers who are able to teach Year 7-10 Curriculum.

Job details
Position status: Fixed Term Temporary
Position type: Full-time
Occupational group: Education & Training
Classification: Teacher
Workplace Location: Cairns region,Far North Qld
Job ad reference: QLD/368838
Closing date: 19-Apr-2021
Yearly salary: $63350 - $95356
Job duration: Until 10 December 2021 unless otherwise determined
Contact person: Michelle Lyons
Contact details: 0740841333
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Mossman State High School looks forward to welcoming a suitably qualified and experienced Junior Secondary Mathematics and Science Teacher to our school community for 2021. You will be dynamic, enthusiastic and innovative in their approach to delivering the curriculum; and have the ability to work collaboratively with a dedicated and professional teaching team.  This is a fantastic opportunity to spread your wings, experience teaching in a stunning rural setting and explore this amazing part of the world – think of it as a working holiday!

Welcome to Mossman State High School

We are a vibrant and exciting school, where our students strive to continually develop their knowledge and skills, allowing them to contribute in a positive way to our community and society as a whole. As a school of the future, pursuit of excellence is the primary goal of our dedicated and professional teaching team.

We are very proud of our extensive academic curriculum that provides students with many opportunities to achieve success and to excel. We also provide a wide range of vocational education and training opportunities that allow students to gain qualifications to enter the workforce. In addition our school has an outstanding range of extra curricula activities that keep students motivated and challenged. We have a strong tradition of excellence in teaching and caring for our students. Our school community and the wider community has a strong sense of pride in our school and our students. We have high expectations our students and reinforce traditional values based on respect for self and other.

What's in it for you?

  • A highly attractive remuneration package, generous superannuation, salary sacrificing options and leave loading
  • Relocation assistance
  • Limited subsidised departmental accommodation may be available
  • A broad range of professional development opportunities

Living in Mossman

Mossman is located 17kms from coastal Port Douglas; a 1 hour scenic coastal drive north of Cairns.  We are a small township set amongst cane fields and the gateway to the stunning Mossman Gorge.  There is plenty to keep you busy in the local area, exploring the World Heritage listed Daintree National Park being top of the list.

Applicants for this position must possess: 

  • Current full registration or current provisional registration with eligibility for full registration, as a teacher in Queensland. Pre-service/graduate teachers must have been granted provisional registration prior to commencing employment as a teacher. 
  • An active application for teacher employment lodged online via the Teach Queensland website
  • In addition to registration, teachers working in Education and Care Services (including State Delivered Kindergarten programs) require an exemption card issued by Blue Card Services. 


  • Read the attached Role Description
  • Attach a brief resume, contact details for two referees (one of whom should be your current supervisor) and a maximum one page written response outlining the skills and knowledge you will bring to the role.
  • Pre-Service & Beginning Teachers are encouraged to supply their most recent practicum report and academic transcript for the last completed study period (unofficial is fine).

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