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Reliever Teacher wanted

Updated: Aug 17, 2022

Are you our next reliever? Are you ready to roll up your sleeves? Put on your wet weather gear and lead our tamariki in all seasons, on the farm and in the bush? Are you an innovative questioner of current educational norms and keen to reshape it for the better? Keen to empower and ignite learners skills and passions? Do you love animals, healthy risk and knives, fire and other camp craft activities?

Mō te tūnga | About the role

This is an opportunity for a highly motivated and proactive person to be part of a growing and exciting network for this start-up and emerging social enterprise. Bush Farm Education is a truly special place. We teach strong socio-emotional skills in real-world settings, using our local Bush Farm programme content. Our learning environments are small, with a 1:8 ratio and up to 24 in one class.

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience

To be considered for this position, you will have/ hold:

  • Be a registered teacher (ECE, Primary or Secondary)

  • At least three years of mentoring tamariki (4.5 – 13 years old) – getting beside them and focusing on outdoor learning ( i.e.bushcraft, eco-literacy) with a genuine "can-do" attitude.

  • Think on your feet, with attention to detail

  • Be empathetic and respectful, and deliver excellent customer service.

  • Excellent problem-solving and time-management skills.

  • Good administrative and IT skills (with knowledge of Microsoft suite of products).

  • Ability to work autonomously and collaboratively as part of a team.

  • Have a commitment to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi

  • Commitment to ecologically conscious living

  • Current Comprehensive First Aid Certificate.

  • Full New Zealand driver's Licence and access to a car, laptop and internet.

It would be advantageous if you have any of the following:

- Personal experiences in ‘living off the land’ and resourcefulness.

- Understanding of Te Whare Tapa Whā

- Personal artistic skills: singing voice, handiwork skills, visual and performing arts

- Organic/ regenerative agriculture skills and animal husbandry

- Reggio, Montessori or Steiner background

The is a casual contractor role from August 2022. The days of the week are Wednesday (6-7 hours) or Thursday (8-10 hours). The hourly rate will be in the range of $30-$40 depending on skills and experience. The contractor must comply with legislation including managing own tax, ACC etc, and is required to undergo a police vet. If you thrive in spaces that are new and exciting and you’re passionate about real-world learning, send your CV with your story/cover letter (or 2min video) to us at


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