11 January, 2022

Education and Programs Director

Messy Haos


Port Vila


Due Date: 




Full Time


Organisation Description: 

About Us
Messy Haos provides children from diverse heritage with opportunities to learn about themselves, other people and the world in a space to call their own. Through hands on, interactive and participatory activities and adventures, we nourish children's minds and spark imagination. Messy Haos supports the emotional and cognitive grown of families by giving them opportunities to share ideas through play and discovery. We value personal development, education and personal growth.


Job Desctiption:

Purpose of Position
Messy Haos seeks an enthusiastic, creative, and highly organized individual to manage the design and implementation of educational curriculum, programs and activities. The Education and Program Director will report to the Managing Director, but have autonomy over educational decisions. Financial decisions to be make in consultation with the Operations Manager and Managing Director.. They will manage program development and ensure consistent delivery of quality programs, lead professional development workshops to create a strong locally run team, develop partnerships with community organizations, school leaders, and families to strengthen relationships and programs. Attractive holiday package and flexible working hours. Full time or Part Time depending on skill set.


Selection Criteria:


• 2+ years experience working in schools, museums, recreational centres or arts education in a leadership role.
• Demonstrated competency in early childhood education, science, literacy and/or visual arts with children from birth to age 10 and their families
• 5+ years experience developing and implementing lesson plans, as well as maintaining program budgets.
• 2+ years experience mentoring educators and staff who are early in their career.

• Excellent written and communication skills, preferably in English: French or Bislama advantageous
• Excellent organizational skills, including an ability to multitask and proactively follow through on projects.
• Compassionate and patient
• Demonstrated excellent rapport with child and families
• Proficient in Microsoft Office programs
• Values teamwork and diversity
• Works independently with little or no supervision; effectively manages assigned staff and programs

• Bachelor's degree in Education, Museum Studies, Arts Education, Child Development, or related field; Masters preferred
• Valid First Aid and CPR Certificates are a plus (required)
• Must obtain police clearance (locally if a Vanuatu resident, internationally if not a citizen or resident)



Competitive Salary


How to Apply

Apply by:



Contact Person:

Nancy Miyake


Contact Phone:

(678) 24327


Email to send applications to:



Postal Address or location to apply in person:





How to apply - more information:

Submit the following to manager@messyhaos.com by 4th February: cover letter that speaks to your ability to carry out this role based on the above criteria and projected responsibilities, CV that outlines experience, qualifications, knowledge, skills and abilities, 3 character references

 For further information on the above job please contact the employer directly.


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