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Short-term positions are available annually for registered teachers to work with our team. Learn about the two roles available, and apply below.

Teacher Assessors

Applications for 2022 have closed. Check back next year to see what’s available.

Teacher Assessors are a vital part of our team. They do the important work of traveling from school to school to collect achievement information. They work with small groups of students on a variety of assessment tasks. These include rich curriculum tasks, computer based tasks, paper and pencil assessments, performance activities, interviews and questionnaires. The tasks are as engaging as possible and students enjoy working with our team.

Each year we focus on different learning areas and we aim to recruit teachers with relevant strengths. Teacher Assessors value the experience of working with us and enjoy visiting a range of schools. Many find the experience is a rewarding opportunity for professional development.

Teacher Assessors join us for ten weeks, during term 3 of the school year. Their engagement begins with a five-day training programme in Wellington. They work within their home region as much as possible, but travel is often required and we make all the arrangements needed. Teachers are either seconded to us from their current employer, or employed on fixed-term contracts.

Teacher Markers

Applications will open mid-August 2022

Teacher markers are an important part of our team. They work together to mark the assessment information we collect, using students’ work samples and video records. Markers use detailed rubrics and their professional knowledge to make and moderate assessment decisions. Their decisions are recorded in our Direct Entry Marking System (DEMS). Cross-marking and double-marking processes ensure reliability.

Teacher markers join us during the October school holidays. Marking takes place in our offices in Dunedin.