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Employment at Barker

With more than 350 teaching staff and 200 support staff, Barker College is a diverse, vibrant, and dynamic professional environment. We provide a range of benefits to support the ongoing wellbeing of all our staff

Barker is a thriving and busy school and in 2022 we celebrated the fact that we are now coeducational from Pre-K to Year 12.

We also have four satellite campuses:

  • An Outdoor Education facility at The Grange, Mount Victoria, NSW
  • An Indigenous Darkinjung Barker Campus in Yarramalong, NSW (established 2016)
  • An Indigenous Ngarralingayil Barker Campus in Wollembi, NSW (established 2020)
  • An Indigenous Dhupuma Barker Campus in Gunyangara, NT (established 2021)

Connection, Belonging and Values

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From professional learning to financial and health wellbeing, we continually invest in our staff to help them to achieve their personal best and to realise their full potential.

Barker College is a Mental Health First Aid Australia Gold Badged Skilled Workplace and a Workplace Gender Equality Employer.

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At Barker, we aim to be an engaging place of work where all staff are valued and nurtured through a dynamic professional learning community. We encourage and support all our teaching and support staff to be lifelong learners, to be inspired and be supported to thrive in their roles through ongoing professional learning, research and self-reflection.

Staff are highly aligned to the School values of Commitment, Compassion, Courage, Integrity and Respect and take pride in making a positive contribution to student life within and beyond the classroom.

Employment Value


In 2023, Barker College was delighted to be named as a winner of the 5-Star Employer of Choice Award by The Educator, recognising the excellent experience the School provides for its employees to perform and feel valued.

The School was also recognised as an Employer of Choice in the Australian Business Awards 2023. In line with our Motto, "Honour non Honores", it is not the award, but the intentional striving towards a work environment where all employees are enabled to thrive and in keeping on par or ahead of worker expectations, that supports a values laden culture of excellence.

Successful applicants will be expected to support the Mission, Vision and Values of the School. All successful applicants will be subject to child protection screening in keeping with the legislation and the School's Child Safe Organisation Policy.

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Current Vacancies

French Teacher

Applications close: Friday 03 May 2024 at 10:00am

Barker College is seeking a Stage 6 Experienced Teacher to work with our French teaching team to design, review and develop outstanding learning experiences for our students of French.

This is a permanent full-time role, commencing Term 3, 2024 (22 July 2024).


Grounds & Maintenance Agriculture Assistant

Applications close: Monday 29 April 2024 at 10:00am

The Grounds & Maintenance Agriculture Assistant will manage the practical resources and facilities of the Agriculture faculty and assist with the delivery of practical agriculture experiences to students both inside the classroom and outdoors, in collaboration with Agriculture teaching staff.

This is a permanent full-time term-time role to start immediately.


Administration Assistant - Psychology

Applications close: Monday 29 April 2024 at 10:00am

Barker College are looking for a dedicated, organised and empathic Administration Assistant to support the School Psychology Team. The Administration Assistant – Psychology plays a crucial role providing high quality administrative support to the School Psychologists, with a mix of administration and client interaction. 

This is a permanent part-time term-time position commencing ASAP.


Senior Finance Business Partner

Applications close: Monday 22 April 2024 at 10:00am

Reporting to the Finance Manager and working closely with all members of the Finance Department this position is responsible for creating a trusted partnership between Finance and both Operational and Educational Departments, helping to deliver a seamless Finance function to the School. The Senior Finance Business Partner will provide financial and analytical support and is an integral part of the school budgeting and forecasting process and day to day operations.

This is a permanent full-time role commencing 3rd June 2024 or earlier.


Administration Assistant - English

Applications close: Monday 29 April 2024 at 10:00am

We are seeking an organised, forward-thinking administrator to support the English Department's initiatives and daily operations. Bring your exceptional interpersonal skills, IT proficiency, and commitment to excellence to thrive in this pivotal role within our English Department and wider Barker community.

This is a permanent, part-time, term-time only role to commence ASAP.