Department of Education
Independent Public School - South Metropolitan Education Region
Excelsior Primary School
Teacher - Primary - Arts Specialist
Teacher, $71,137 - $106,049 per annum (SEA GA 2019)

Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH645226

This is a permanent part-time (0.8FTE) position commencing Term 1, 2021 

Excelsior Primary School (PS) is seeking to employ a dedicated, dynamic and innovative Primary Teacher – Arts Specialist, to join our friendly team.  We are an exciting professional learning community committed to excellence in teaching and learning to support personal growth (academic, creative, physical, social, emotional), active citizenship and lifelong learning for all.

Excelsior PS is seeking an innovative, creative and enthusiastic Arts Specialist with the passion, knowledge, skills and experience in teaching Visual Arts to primary school students.  We are seeking a teacher with excellent interpersonal and professional skills to work both collaboratively and cooperatively with all members of our team.  The successful applicant will be highly effective in engaging and motivating students and creating an effective learning environment.  You will need to be committed to our vision and the schools’ business plan.

The successful applicant will be encouraged to liaise with teachers to identify classroom themes and prepare class and school displays.  The ability to organise whole school events such as our annual Celebration of the Arts Week, and to assist with and prepare art displays for assemblies and to design eye-catching backdrops for our school musicals, will be highly regarded.

Excelsior PS is an Independent Public School located in Canning Vale.  We provide all students from Kindergarten to Year 6 with an inclusive and supportive learning environment, where we continue to work towards improving the learning outcomes for all students.  For everyone at our school, every child matters every day.

Staff at Excelsior PS have a strong commitment to professional development, as well as collaborative and continuous improvement, to facilitate a best practice approach towards teaching and learning, whilst providing a rich, evidence-based curriculum and this will be evident in your application.

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 Excelsior Primary School can be found by visiting or Schools Online.

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.

Appointed applicants may be eligible for Recognition for Teachers - Prior Service and Qualifications

For further job related information:

Please contact Rebecca Stewart, Principal, by telephoning (08) 6258 9300 or emailing  

During the school holiday period please contact Rebecca Stewart, Principal, on 0405 211 073.

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 four (4) page statement addressing the domains that govern the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, in context of the role and business needs of the school
  • A CV of up to four (4)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 eligible for, or registered with the Teacher Registration Board (TRB). 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 Friday, 23 October 2020



WORK TYPE:  Permanent - Part Time
FTE: 0.8
LOCATION: Canning Vale
CLOSING DATE: 2020-10-23 4:30 PM