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    Full Time Chess coaching role Adelaide

    Position: Full Time Chess Coach
    Location: Adelaide, South Australia
    Application Deadline 30th June 2019

    Job Description
    As a chess coach with Chesslife you will teach chess classes in a variety of schools, both private and public as well as primary and high schools.

    Position Objective:
    The primary role includes coaching students from the age of 5-18 years old, using the workbooks as part of the Step-by-Step method. Quality coaching and creating a fun and safe learning environment are paramount to each class.

    Major Duties/Responsibilities:
    • Prepare engaging classes and teach in group format.
    • Teach one on one with students that require extra care.
    • Guide students through the workbooks, check for errors and explain areas of difficulty.
    • Create personalised training programs and offer feedback on student’s progress.
    • Perform administrative and general duties associated with running the chess class.
    • Helping to organise various chess events, tournaments and activities.
    • Developing value added content such as articles, video lectures and game annotations.
    • Participate in performance evaluation, planning and development.
    • Create a safe and fun learning environment.
    • Maintain a friendly and professional relationship with the school.
    • Maintain up-to-date knowledge in chess on state, national and international level.
    • Report any difficulties to Chesslife management.
    • Flexibility in working hours is required.
    • Be committed to high standards of performance in relation to WHS, confidentiality and Chesslife’s code of conduct.

    Business values:
    • Deliver through service
    • Create fun and a little weirdness
    • Be humble
    • Pursue growth and learning
    • Be adventurous, creative, and open-minded
    • Be passionate and determined
    • Build open and honest relationships with communication
    • Do more with less
    • Build a positive team and family spirit

    Qualifications & Experience (Selection Criteria):
    Mandatory
    • Proven experience in the game of chess
    • Proven interest in development / improvement of coaching chess
    • Proven record of attention to detail with a strong emphasis on accuracy.
    • Demonstrated experience in Microsoft Office applications.
    • Proven ability to work both as a team member and independently on projects.
    • Current driver license.
    Desirable
    • Experience in teaching.
    • Demonstrated planning capabilities.
    • Experience in presentations.
    • Membership of a chess association.

    Remuneration and benefits
    • Salary package will depend on skills and experience.
    • Car allowance or use of Chesslife car can be negotiated.



    Please send your resume and cover letter to
    David and Sabrina Koetsier
    chesslife.dk@gmail.com

    If you have any queries about the role, please call us: 0424 593 737

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    Why is a driver license important??

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    Quote Originally Posted by machomortensen View Post
    Why is a driver license important??
    I presume

    1) to be able to teach in schools not accessible to public transport

    2) sometimes you might have to travel from school to school

    3) also you might have to carry equipment to and from schools as well as tournament venues.

    I know all this from a friend who taught at schools.

    More information can be provided by other chess coaches as well as by Sabrina and David themselves!
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    Quote Originally Posted by machomortensen View Post
    Why is a driver license important??
    Driving around....got to drive around schools to teach classes .
    Hopefully, this job will lure you back to AUS!
    Interested in Chess Lessons?
    Email webbaron!@gmail.com for more Info!

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    My English is way to bad to teach anyone down under ...

    In August, the guys from the Danish Chess Federation received a similar offer from Sydney and they sent it to me. At that time I wondered why the car was so important. [I think I have driven a car twice in the 90'es, 1) all the other chessplayers were drunk 2) from a funeral where the intended driver, due to her great sorrow, was unable to drive] Most people don't think I have a driving license, but I actually have one.

    ER's point "3) also you might have to carry equipment to and from schools as well as tournament venues." is extremely valid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ER View Post
    I presume

    1) to be able to teach in schools not accessible to public transport

    2) sometimes you might have to travel from school to school

    3) also you might have to carry equipment to and from schools as well as tournament venues.

    Thank you Elliot for clarifying. Yes, all three are very valid reasons. Unfortunately public transport in South Australia and specifically the hills is not as convenient as the major cities. Having a drivers license will give you complete flexibility on where to go and at whatever time you need to.

    Accents are not a stumbling block for us, we both have strong dutch accents and we use it to our advantage when teaching students.

    We're happy to answer any other questions!

    Sabrina and David

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    Thanks Sabrina and David.

    I'm sure that you have a lot of good local choices and I cross my fingers that you are picking up the right one.

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