Director of Media, Communications and Marketing

Full-time, ongoing position

International Grammar School (IGS) is a vibrant, secular, coeducational school situated across five sites in Ultimo and Glebe. There are over 1,300 students from Preschool to Year 12 being educated in a unique bilingual environment. 

IGS is about to embark on its 40th Anniversary in 2024, bringing an exciting opportunity for the new Director to make a vital contribution to the celebrations.

This is a senior role which will lead our Communications Team and support the overall internal and external communications of the School. The commencement date will be during Term One 2023, by negotiation.

The role calls for a highly creative and exceptionally talented communications professional, who has the capacity to design and deliver high quality communications across both traditional and digital media, and to create marketing materials for the School. Experience in preparing and executing press releases and building positive and enduring relationships with external stakeholders is a key element to the role.

The Director of Media, Communications and Marketing reports directly to the Financial Controller and has key working relationships with the Principal and School Leadership Team. They also work in close collaboration with the Director of Admissions and the Director of Advancement in support of their work.

Essential qualities and skills:

The successful applicant will:

  • hold tertiary qualifications and extensive experience in communications, journalism or a related discipline. They will have outstanding written and verbal communications skills and have meticulous attention to detail.
  • have the ability to creatively engage with our past, present and future parents, students and staff across the full range of media
  • proactively seek out stories, and be able to meet deadlines and perform under time pressure
  • possess a flair for creative design and bring successful experience in developing and executing campaigns across social media
  • bring highly developed collaboration skills and the ability to work in cross-functional teams that have shared objectives

Desirable experience:

  • possess previous, successful experience in a similar role in an Independent School.

Application Details:

To apply for this position, please visit our website,

Here you will be able to review the Position Description and our Privacy Policy and learn more about International Grammar School. A capacity to embrace the School’s culture, values and Code of Conduct is essential to this position.

To apply please:

  • address your correspondence to the Principal, Ms Shauna Colnan.

Please provide:

  • a succinct Cover Letter, 2 – 3 pages, addressing the position requirements
  • your current CV with details of your experience and qualifications
  • the contact details for three Referees, including your current or most recent employer.

Please provide links to up to 3 examples of your best work, demonstrating your design or directional work.

Pre-Employment Checks:

You will need to provide:

  • your NSW Working with Children Clearance number and your date of birth.
  • copies of related qualifications and transcripts, and training, which may need to be certified and/or translated.
  • proof of identity will be required
  • as applicable, details of your visa or work permit for verification. The successful candidate must have and maintain current working rights in Australia.
  • COVID-19 vaccination status in accordance with the current IGS Vaccination Policy

Closing Date4.00pm on Monday 27 February 2023

  • Applications should be submitted as soon as possible, and interviews may commence prior to the closing date. Please note the position may be filled prior to the closing date.
  • applications received after the closing date and time, may not be accepted.
  • IGS reserves the right to appoint, appoint by invitation, or not to appoint.
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