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Distance Delivery Mentor

The Learning Connexion

Job details

The Learning Connexion
1 Oct 2021
Work type
Part time employment
Work classification
Education & Development


Excited about education and supporting students to be their best? A unique and rewarding vacancy has just opened at The Learning Connexion School of Creativity and Art and this could be your chance to launch into a role that really makes a difference. 

We need a naturally warm, supportive and dedicated person to join our Distance Delivery mentor team as an arts and creativity mentor. The core function of the role is to provide mentoring support to distance students who are studying our TLC programme from home. On any given day you may be providing feedback on students' artwork, overseeing their creative progress, assessing if they have met programme requirements, or motivating them 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 be passionate about creativity and the arts and have your own active creative practice. We expect you to hold a tertiary level qualification in a visual arts field (or equivalent experience), or have completed at least the Diploma in Creativity (Level 6) with TLC. Any tertiary level teaching experience is a strong advantage. 

Key skills include:

  • Being organised and adaptable

  • Being inclusive and non-judgemental

  • Being reliable and be able to maintain confidentiality

  • Having strong writing and speaking skills

  • Being intuitive and open-minded

  • Having a high level of accuracy and attention to detail

  • Being a team player and enjoy working in a close-knit team environment

  • Being initiative driven and self-managing

  • Having strong and efficient computer skills, including experience with databases, Google Drive, 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 (can include international students), and communication preferences

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

  • Oversee students' creative progress and assess if a student is meeting programme requirements 

  • Communicating in an open, supportive and transparent manner

This role is for 28 hours per week and based at our Taita campus in the Hutt Valley. The days and hours worked are negotiable.

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 unique and inspiring and we are excited to be able to offer you the chance to be part of our small, focused team.   

Applications will close at 5pm on Friday 1 October 2021.

How to apply

Please email us your current CV (with referee details), covering letter and portfolio of your creative practice to:

Written by

The Learning Connexion School of Art and Creativity

20 Sep 2021

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.