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Gap Rowing Coach / Boarding House Assistant

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Otago Boys High School
Applications Close
07 June
Date Listed
09 April

Gap Rowing Coach / Boarding House Assistant

(Fixed-Term, September 2019 – June 2020)

About the role

We are looking for a Gap Rowing Coach/Boarding House Assistant to join our team. This is a fantastic opportunity for a hard-working and motivated recent graduate with a genuine interest in education and coaching to work abroad as part of a Working Holiday. The position requires successful candidates to perform duties in School House, coach sport, attend camps and trips and do some administration tasks.

Your generous holidays allow you to explore New Zealand’s beautiful parks, wild beaches and cities. Home to 115,000 people Dunedin is a university town with a youthful population. The city is also only a 3-hour drive from New Zealand’s adventure playground capital, Queenstown. This is a paid live-in position.

Otago Boys High School is one of New Zealand’s oldest boys’ schools, offering a traditional, holistic education to boys aged 13-18.Located in Dunedin, at the bottom of the South Island, Otago Boys is one of New Zealand’s premier sporting schools.Old boys and previous hostel boys include Hamish Bond and former All Black Captain Richie McCaw. Over the past rowing season Otago Boys competed in both sculling and sweep events at the Maadi Cup, the National Secondary School Rowing Championships.We became National Champions in the Boys U18 Double Sculls and gained a silver medal in the Boys Under 18 Quad.We also had an U16 Boys eight in the A final and are looking to develop this crew through with the goal of making the Senior Boys 8+ A final in two years’ time at the Aon Maadi Cup.

What experience and skills do you need?

The successful candidate will have a strong competitive history as either a rower, coach, or coxswain. They will be committed, reliable, patient, enthusiastic, and an excellent communicator. You must be eligible to apply for a Working Holiday Visa.You must have a current drivers licence.We are ideally looking for a coach who is prepared to coach sweep and sculling at the senior boys age group level with the knowledge to help the Head Coach in progressing them further as a competitive crew.

How to apply?

Applications by Application Form, covering letter, and CV, with details of two referees. For further information please email the Head Coach as per email below.

Applications to be sent to the Director of Boarding Matthew Markham, by Friday 7th June 2019;Email directorofboarding@obhs.school.nzor post to Otago Boys High School, PO Box 11, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand.

OBHS Gap Rowing Coach advertisement.pdf