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How to Apply

A guide to our employment process and some key tips to consider when applying.

Our recruitment process.

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Step 1:  Browse our list of available opportunities on the careers page or on Trademe. We also list open roles in the Education Gazette.

Step 2: Once you’ve found a role you like, please apply via the Trademe advertisement or email your details to the contact listed on the Education Gazette advertisement.

Step 3:  If we think you may be a good fit with Bear Park after receiving your application, you will be invited to complete a Bear Park Application for Employment form.

Step 4:  Our initial introductory phone call is a great opportunity to ask some questions of your own about the role.

Step 5:  Our in-person interview take about one hour and are a two-way discussion where we encourage you to ask your own questions and investigate whether the role is a good fit for you.

Step 6:  The last step is our practical observational interview. This is a mutually beneficial process where you have an opportunity to demonstrate your teaching talents in a natural setting with us during a morning session.


Top tips for a successful application.

Take time to craft a Curriculum Vitae and personal cover letter before sending us your application. It should accurately reflect who you are and note your experience relevant to the role.

We advise you to tailor your cover letter to a one-page introduction, specific to Bear Park. We want to hear about why you’d like to work with us, future career aspirations in education and what strengths you could bring to the role.

For a little more information before applying for a position, you are most welcome to call the centre with the open position to ask some informal questions of your own about the role or environment. They’ll be happy to help!

Note: We are required to undertake a minimum of two reference checks, a Police Check and a full qualification check.


Join us in a rewarding teaching role today! View open Bear Park positions.


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