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Restricted Programmes Mentor

Job details

The Learning Connexion
12 Dec 2018
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Education & Development


Excited about education and supporting students to be their best? Due to expansion in the Restricted Programmes department, a unique and rewarding vacancy has just opened at The Learning Connexion School of Creativity and Art. This could be your chance to launch into a role that really makes a difference. 

We need a naturally friendly, supportive and dedicated person to join our Restricted Programmes team as a mentor. The core function of the role is to provide mentoring support and guidance to distance students who are enrolled in our tertiary level art and creativity courses while based in Corrections facilities throughout New Zealand. On any given day you may be providing feedback on students' artwork, overseeing students' progress, assessing if a student has met their programme requirements, or motivating students to move to the next phase of their course. You will also be required to maintain an up-to-date database of student information.

To be successful in this role you will need to enjoy working in a close-knit team and have a strong visual arts practice. A tertiary level qualification in a visual arts field (or equivalent experience) is required and it's important that you are passionate about creativity and the arts. Any teaching experience is an advantage. 

The position is located at our campus in Lower Hutt, however visits to Corrections sites with other Restricted Programmes staff may be required on a case by case basis (full training will be given).

Key skills include:

  • Being organised, adaptable and resilient

  • Being inclusive and non-judgemental

  • Being reliable and confidential

  • Having clear communication skills, both written and oral

  • Being intuitive and open-minded

  • Having a high level of accuracy and attention to detail

  • Being a team player

  • Being initiative driven and self-managing

  • Having strong and efficient computer skills, including experience with databases, Google Docs, Powerpoint, Word and Outlook

You must also be able to:

  • Establish strong working relationships with students to facilitate and encourage learning

  • Motivate and guide a group of students of diverse abilities, locations, and communication preferences

  • Provide meaningful and engaging feedback on students' work by a method best suited to their needs, e.g.  phone, written

  • Oversee students' progress and communicating in an open, supportive and transparent manner

  • Assess if a student is meeting programme requirements

This role is for 35 hours per week; the days worked are negotiable. Shortlisted applicants will be required to undergo a Police check.

This is a rare opportunity to work in an innovative and forward-thinking tertiary learning environment that stands-out from the crowd. Our specialised creativity and art programmes are world-class and we are excited to be able to offer you the chance to be part of our talented and diverse team.   

How to apply

To start the ball rolling towards your next career-step, please email us your current CV (with referee details), covering letter and portfolio of your creative practise to: recruitment@tlc.ac.nz

Applications will close on Wednesday 12th December 2018 at 5.00pm. 

Written by

The Learning Connexion School of Art and Creativity

29 Nov 2018

Gain NZQA qualifications in transferable creativity through the vehicle of art. Our art programmes are practical, hands on and include many popular fine arts processes including painting, drawing, 3D, printmaking, jewellery, computer graphics, video and more.