The Yiramalay Studio School is a unique learning community that offers diverse and fulfilling career opportunities.

Staff and volunteers are integral to the Studio School, and they witness the positive impact of their work on Aboriginal students every day.

Yiramalay offers positions for paid staff and volunteers at its Fitzroy Valley site.

Teaching and general staff

If you are an innovative, open, inquiring and enthusiastic individual, Yiramalay is the ideal place for you to live, work, teach and learn.

Yiramalay offers a variety of rewarding careers operating across all facets of Studio School life, from teaching and program coordination, to community liaison and pastoral care.

Staff at Yiramalay experience outstanding opportunities for education and development – learning from students, local Elders and community members, as well as through our comprehensive professional development program.

Yiramalay transferred to Studio Schools of Australia on 1 July, 2022. If you are interested in job opportunities at the Yiramalay Studio School, please contact

Requirements for teaching staff

Applications for teaching positions must be registered with a recognised Australian teaching institute, such as the Victorian Institute of Teaching or the Teaching Registration Board of Western Australia.

Volunteers and mentors

Yiramalay volunteers and mentors come from all walks of life and from across Australia. Volunteers can spend anywhere from days to whole academic terms at the Studio School. Every volunteer enriches life and learning at Yiramalay.

To find out more about volunteering at Yiramalay, please contact

Child safety

Yiramalay is a child safe employer and is committed to the welfare of children and their protection. All employees and volunteers are required to comply with the School's Child Protection and Safety Policy and Child Safety Code of Conduct. Applicants for both paid and volunteer work require a Working with Children Check and a National Police Record Check.

Diversity and inclusion

Yiramalay is committed to providing a safe, inclusive and respectful workplace where diversity is celebrated.

We welcome applicants from a diverse range of cultures and backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to age, sex, carer or parental status, disability, race, religious belief, sexual orientation, gender identity or other characteristics.

"As one colleague said to me, ‘At Yiramalay the thing you learn the most about is yourself.’ This reflects an understanding of living and working with the program; the happenings; and the spirited souls that make up the Yiramalay community."

Mary Zbierski-West - Yiramalay Teacher