Speech and Drama Teacher - Vacancies...

Giant Leaps is New Zealand's premier Speech + Drama provider. 

We are looking for Teachers in WANAKA - ASHBURTON - DUNEDIN - CHRISTCHURCH 

We have a reputation for growing the confidence, creativity, and communication skills of young New Zealanders. These skills are needed more today than ever before! Our business and the demand for our classes have grown exponentially! We are looking for another set of specialised hands to slide seamlessly into our teaching team delivering our most popular programmes including  Speech and drama classes  Public Speaking classes  Oral Language in Schools.

A fantastic opportunity.

At Giant Leaps, we attract people who thrive on developing the communication skills of young New Zealanders. We deliver seriously great speech + drama programmes. We inspire. We possess an infectious attitude. We provide a world-class student-focused programme. We are not afraid of being challenged and most importantly we have fun! We are looking for motivated, passionate, speech and drama teachers to join our team. This is a fantastic opportunity for teachers who can share their love of speaking and performing while engaging with children of all ages and abilities.

Teacher requirements.

We have a hand-picked teaching team made up of the very best in the industry. If you have any of the following and you are keen to share your skills with our younger generation then we want to hear from you!  

 A speech & drama qualification (Grade 8 or diploma level) 

 A relevant degree (Drama, English, Performing Arts, Theatre) 

 A tertiary teaching qualification 

 Performing arts knowledge and experience

 Experience and knowledge of the Speech NZ and/or Trinity College of London Speech and Drama syllabus.

This isn't the "be all and end all though". Most importantly, we are looking for teachers who can inspire, that have high emotional intelligence, energy, and enthusiasm. We are looking for someone who has a warm inner confidence, a strong character and has exceptional communication skills. These qualities are hugely important to us. A large component of the role of our teachers is the relationship you will create with your students. It's through this relationship that the magic happens!

Teacher responsibilities include....

Teacher responsibilities will include; 

 Planning and delivering GIANT LEAPS Speech and Drama programmes each week 
 Contributing creative and meaningful input into the curriculum content 
 Prompt and professional communication between colleagues, students, parents, and school teachers 
 Preparing students for Trinity College of London and Speech NZ exams, speech competitions and performances 
 Reporting of students’ progress 
 Using a variety of learning aids, technology, materials and equipment to stimulate and inspire 
 Connecting with and impressing students, parents, and schools.

You will demonstrate a sound knowledge of....

 Public Speaking skills
 Acting and Performance skills
 Vocal Skills
 Confidence Coaching
 Overcoming fear and anxiety  
 Emotional Intelligence and interpersonal skills  
 Growing confidence, creativity, and communication skills of fine young New Zealanders!

Competitive pay rates...

We deliver a gold-standard service and attract the best in the industry. We value our teachers and remuneration is reflected accordingly. We offer flexible employment conditions where you can work as much or as little as you like! [$35 - $45 per hour]

How we will support you...

You would be teaching students from ages 5 – 18 yrs. You will hit the ground running from February 2022 working hard during the school term and putting your feet up in the school holidays. You'll be reporting to the founder of the company, who will support and guide you every step of the way. You will have full administration support and access to our timetable system, lesson plans, and shared teaching resources. We will make your job as hassle-free as possible so you can put all of your energy into what you do best - which is teaching our students to grow confidence, creativity, and communication skills for life!

If you are interested in joining the Giant Leaps family, send us your CV including a cover letter to... info@giantleaps.nz