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Head Of Science

Stile Education - Melbourne, VIC

Education, Childcare & Training
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JOB DESCRIPTION

Stile creates world-class classroom resources for science teachers (we call them superheroes, because… they are). Stile is used by almost half of Australian Years 7-10 students. All of our lessons (think videos, lesson plans, questions, investigations, puzzles, and more!) are delivered through our web-based teaching and learning platform and it’s all been built right here in Australia. Every single day, over 100,000 students and 8,000 teachers around the country (and increasingly around the world) use Stile. We’re very proud of what we’ve achieved since we started out, just eight years ago. We want to help teach scientific literacy skills – from designing investigations to critically evaluating what is written in the media. These skills are essential for success in school, but are also essential skills for life.


That's why we need your help!


To get a bit of a feel for what we create, check out our latest lesson on the COVID-19 Pandemic.


This Head of Science role will be responsible for driving the vision of our science teaching and learning resources in Australia and internationally, they will lead our incredibly talented team of designers, illustrators, writers, educators and engineers to create resources that will inspire and challenge young minds right around the country and around the world. Someone who routinely delights with innovative ways to engage students in real-world issues in the science classroom. So many teachers and students use Stile and this person will be responsible for ensuring teachers love Stile and can’t help but run engaging wonderful science lessons with Stile as their resource of choice. Someone who is passionate about improving the standard of education available to students around the world.


We’re looking for someone who lives and breathes science education.


Sound interesting?


If so, please read on below to find out more about what’s in it for you, and to read about responsibilities of the role in further detail.


If you’d like to apply, please send us your CV and a cover letter (no more than a page or two) explaining why you’re going to smash this role out of the park. Include a paragraph on which Behaviours of an Effective Stile-ist (see our website) most resonate with you or which you disagree with and why. Address your letter to Clare Feeney and send both documents to jointheteam@stileeducation.com.


For more information on our hiring process, please refer to our website.


Applications close on Sunday 6th June 2021 at 11:59pm (AEST).


We can’t wait to hear from you!


The Details


What’s in it for you:

  • You’ll join an amazing 50-strong team of teachers, scientists, artists and engineers. Imagine a workplace where everyone genuinely cares about, and is working towards, improving scientific literacy amongst our young citizens. We hold ourselves and each other to a high standard and love what we do.
  • You’ll be working on something that really matters. In partnership with teachers, we’re coaching students to become problem solvers and critical thinkers. The internet democratised information. We believe that with a strong command of science, tomorrow’s citizens and leaders have a fighting chance of sorting the misinformation from the facts.
  • You’ll work with the Content team to create a range of learning resources that include lessons and videos. You’ll also work with our in-house illustrators to create cool infographics and posters and our Engineering team to create interactive simulations.
  • Your own professional development – we’re lifelong learners here at Stile. Alongside teaching you everything you need to know to succeed in this role, you’ll have the opportunity to attend internal and external PD.
  • The annual company snow trip (COVID willing, of course).
  • A Mac laptop, and whatever other bits and pieces you need to be productive remotely.


How you’ll spend your time

You’ll work side-by-side with our ‘dream team’ of other teachers, simulation designers, illustrators, animators and editors to make the best science resource in the known universe.


This role will vary from day to day. It will always be interesting but might include:

  • Project managing the Stile content team
  • Writing and maintaining the content roadmap
  • Reviewing lessons from a teacher and student perspective prior to release
  • Creating teacher resources that get teachers excited about using Stile in an innovative way
  • Finding innovative ways to take the best aspects of the Australian and International science curricula and bringing them together to create project plans and unit plans that will excite teachers around the world.
  • Building and maintaining an advisory board of the best science educators across the globe.
  • Testing our lessons and support resources with teachers in their classrooms
  • Testing our lessons with students as part of focus groups
  • Ongoing refinement the vision of The Stile Curriculum
  • Leading an incredible team to ensure were consistently delighting teachers and students


A bit more about you

  • You’re creative. You find innovative solutions to problems.
  • You’re eager to learn. Super eager. You soak up feedback, incorporate it, and are constantly driven to be better. You can’t help it.
  • You love working in a fast-paced environment. We’re small; we move quickly.
  • You’re incredibly organised and can manage a number of projects at a time.
  • You’re smart and you love to get shit done.
  • You’re constantly thinking about how you could do your job better and accept feedback willingly. But you also aren’t afraid to defend something when you think it’s right.
  • You are very knowledgeable about the curricula, either Australian Curriculum or the NGSS.
  • You’re passionate about sharing your love of science with others. It doesn’t matter if you’re a writer, communicator or educator, what’s most important is that you want to share your passion for science with hundreds of thousands of students across Australia and beyond.
  • You have a strong science background – this is essential for success in this role. Having a specialisation in chemistry, physics or maths is advantageous.
  • You can communicate complex scientific ideas clearly to a younger audience.


Hours and location

This is a full time, permanent role with some flexible work hours. While we think collaboration in an office environment is an important part of building the best possible resources. We also appreciate that working from home or away from the office both offers time to really concentrate and the flexibility needed in modern life. Need to pick up the kids? No worries – we’re all about what you achieve, not the hours of the day that you achieve it. Our (awesome) office is located on Exhibition Street in Melbourne CBD.

Melbourne, VIC

Education, Childcare & Training




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