Technical Assistant Art and Design ( Ongoing position, Fulltime during term time only)

International Grammar School (IGS) is a vibrant, secular, coeducational school situated across five sites in Ultimo and Glebe. There are 1300 students from Preschool to Year 12 being educated in a unique bilingual environment. 

We are seeking an enthusiastic and talented assistant to join our dynamic and high performing Art and Design Team. The Art and Design assistant provides technical and administrative support to our team of Design and Technology and Visual Arts Teachers.

Essential Skills

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Must have excellent knowledge and understanding of Work, Health and Safety practices, particularly in relation to workshops in which practical lessons are taking place
  • Must have detailed knowledge of the safe handling of chemicals and other hazardous materials
  • Skills in the operation and maintenance of specialist equipment such as ceramic kiln, laser cutter and etching press
  • Experience in the preparation of art and design materials such as ceramics, timber, paints etc.
  • Ability and initiative to work independently and as part of a team
  • Highly organised with strong attention to detail


Desirable Skills

  • Experience in an educational setting
  • A background in Art, Design or Textiles
  • Some experience with sewing machines, 3D printing, laser cutter, ceramics and art making technology
  • Skills in the operation and maintenance of specialist equipment such as ceramic kiln, laser cutter and etching press
  • Some experience in wood working


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, 1 – 2 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

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 training, which may need to be certified and/or translated.
  • as applicable, details of your visa or work permit for verification. The successful candidate must have and maintain current working rights in Australia.
  • additional proof of identity may also be required
  • COVID-19 vaccination status in accordance with the 2021 NSW Public Health Order for Education and Care workers

Closing Date: Wednesday 8 December 2021

  • Applications should be submitted as soon as possible, and interviews may commence 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.