Catholic schools have been delivering excellence in education to Sydney school students for 200 years. Sydney Catholic Schools (SCS) continues to be a thriving and growing contemporary educational community with over 150 schools, more than 71,000 current students, 10,000 staff and a large alumni community.

The Role

We are looking for multiple Artists in Residence to guide and direct students in an extensive Arts Education Program inspiring students to build technical skills, explore creativity, and produce artworks and performances for audiences. As the Artist In Residence, you will work across primary and secondary schools within Sydney Catholic Schools (“SCS”).

Artist In Residence positions exist for the following Artforms:  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Creative.

The successful candidate for this position will be a highly effective leader responsible for:

  • delivering the SCS Arts Education program in the area of specialty
  • teaching small groups where required
  • assisting with the allocation, distribution and collection of creative and performing arts resources to students
  • maintaining attendance records for rehearsals and workshops.
  • working collaboratively with other Artists In Residence, Classroom Teachers and Archdiocesan Arts Education Officers to ensure the smooth running of arts events
  • promoting and abiding by Sydney Catholic Schools values of empathy, curiosity, excellence, collaboration and truth
  • promoting and implementing Sydney Catholic Schools mission and vision To know and love Christ through learning and Thriving Catholic communities through excellent teaching and learning.

The Person

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications and experience:

  • demonstrated experience as a highly-skilled artist and tutor
  • demonstrated ability to work in a team across multiple schools
  • demonstrated ability to inspire young people to find their passion in their chosen art form
  • demonstrated ability to motivate all students at differing levels of ability and interest
  • demonstrated outstanding organisational skills.

Desirable criteria include;

  • a Tertiary Qualification in the related Artform, or currently studying the Artform at Tertiary level would be desirable
  • experience in staging performance and/or exhibition events
  • proficiency with the Google Suite and workplace collaboration tools.\
  • proficiency with, or willingness to learn, Canvas
  • a current driver’s license.

Application Process 

To apply for this position please click on the apply button and follow the prompts.

For any internal candidates please apply via your ‘Careers tile’ in Employee Self Service.

To support your application, you will be required to provide:

  • Your current resume
  • Cover letter

If you encounter technical issues or for any general enquiries please contact the People & Culture Services team on (02) 9568 8297 (Mon-Fri).

Working With Children Check (WWCC)

This role is classified as child-related work and therefore requires a WWCC clearance prior to commencement of employment.


To know and love Christ through learning.


Thriving Catholic communities through excellent teaching and learning.


Truth, empathy, excellence, curiosity and collaboration.

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