Looking for the next step in your Makeup career?
Love what you do and would like to share your knowledge?
Have a relevant teaching qualification or willing to work towards acquiring one?

If you have answered yes to all our questions, then this could be the job for you! 

The Cut Above Academy, is a leading tertiary provider offering courses in Hairdressing, Barbering, Makeup Artistry and Special Effects. We have been giving students the edge they need to become hairstylists, makeup and special effects artists of the future for more than 40 years.

The academy's position as NZ's top training provider, along with its commitment to giving students the skills for success, makes it the ideal first step along a career path in the exciting hairdressing and creative makeup and sfx industries.

We are looking for an experienced Makeup Artist who is highly motivated and passionate in assisting learners to achieve successful outcomes. As a Makeup Trainer, you will be required to professionally instruct students in all areas of the programme and assess and monitor student achievement. 

About the role
  • Create a fun, positive and supportive learning environment for students
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to engage with people from all walks of life
  • Deliver structured and well organised lessons with clear objectives
  • Provide creative and inspiring class demonstrations
  • Encourage students to achieve by ensuring their participation in assessment procedures
  • Ensure that students are well supported academically and pastorally
No more late-nights or weekend shifts and plenty of time off over Xmas/New Year to enjoy the summer! We require a person that loves to work in an exciting and ever changing environment, if this sounds like you apply today!

Skills and experience

  • Certificate in Makeup Level 4 or equivalent
  • Minimum of 5- 7 years’ industry experience
  • Sound creative skills and technical knowledge
  • High level communication and presentation skills, especially related to learning situations
  • Professional manner and a high standard of personal presentation 
Training experience preferred but not essential - Teaching experience is an advantage, but not essential as we provide excellent training, support and professional development.  

We strive for success in everything we do with the strongest integrity. We ensure our team feels valued and informed about the direction we are heading in through in-house training days and our annual conference.

If you would like an opportunity to join our fun, creative and vibrant team at our Manukau Campus  we would welcome your interest in this role.

Cut Above Academy
Full Time from September 2nd, 2019
Reporting to:                                      Campus Manager  
Functional Relationships with:          Head of Training   

Duties and responsibilities:
There are six key performance areas for trainers. These are:   
  • Customer experience delivery is consistently high in the areas of engagement, respect and nurture
  • Academic outcomes are achieved successfully with parity
  • Facilitation is effective, consistent and engaging
  • Legal obligations and company policies are met
  • Behaviour and team interaction is aligned to all 6 company values
  • Graduate success outcomes are achieved successfully for each class a Class Trainer manages
  Within these key performance areas there are a range of duties which include (but are not limited to):  

Customer experience delivery is consistently high in the areas of engagement, respect and nurture
  • Facilitate subjects for programmes delivered by your brand, as well as career information and self-development courses. If you have had a minimum of 5 years industry experience with at least 2 years supervisory experience, you will also facilitate diploma level programmes.
  • Use accelerated learning techniques to motivate and encourage students using the material provided
  • Facilitate to a high standard ensuring that you are achieving an average rating overall of 4 out of 5 from the student evaluations
  • Student feedback shows an average annual minimum rating of 4 out of 5 across all categories relating to “relationship with you” and “engagement”
  • Be a Class Trainer as and when required, meeting with the class to follow up on attendance, academic results and resits
  • As a Class Trainer, management of pastoral care also measured for each class you are assigned to.  Students from allocated classes rate their Class Trainer an average of 3.8 out of 5 for all categories; students’ rate Qtime (pastoral care meetings) an average of 4 out of 5 across all categories
  • Meet delivery times and requirements including being available to students 30 minutes before class is due to begin and after class finishes.
  • Incorporate literacy & numeracy learning activities in all subjects 
  • Observations are completed on a regular basis as per company policy with action plans/follow up managed if required to ensure sign-off
  • Head of Training feedback on individual trainer-student meetings (called “Qtime”), classroom management and dealing with student issues
Academic outcomes are achieved successfully with parity 
  • 85% minimum pass-rate for each module you teach with 5% maximum parity difference for Maori & Pasifika learners.
  • Feedback from management shows authentic policies and processes are followed for attendance, the completion of assessments (including resits) and self-directed learning
  • Complete and follow through on action plans when required to ensure overall class outcomes remain at a minimum of 85%
  • As a Class trainer you are achieving an 85% minimum qualification achievement for each class you manage with 5% maximum parity difference for Maori & Pasifika learners.
  • Measured through academic SQL report at end of course (for all classes you are responsible for)
Facilitation is effective, consistent and engaging 
  • An average annual rating from Trainer Evaluations of 4 out of 5 (minimum) across all categories is required (minimum 75 students to evaluate)
  • Observations completed by management throughout the year show students are engaged and lessons are consistently well executed; Average student rating for all questions in the ‘delivery/presentation/communication’ category is minimum 4 out of 5.
To ensure all legal obligations and company policies are met 
  • All training requirements are completed to a satisfactory level (signed off by HOT, CM or In-house Trainer)
  • Required annual teaching days are met (180 teaching days per full-time equivalent trainer)
  • Assessment of learning and facilitation is completed in line with government requirements
  • Requirements for the Code of Practice for the pastoral care of international students are met
  • Company policies in relevant manuals are adhered to
Graduate success outcomes are achieved successfully for each class a Class Trainer manages 
  • Encouraging students throughout their course to continue their studies with us at a higher level
  • Be employment focussed with students at all times and support all employment initiatives of the business
  • Levels 2-3: 80% minimum staircase into higher learning
  • Levels 4+: 80% minimum pathway to higher learning or internship/employment
Other duties 
  • You may be required to escort a group away on educational trips.
  • You may be involved in visiting schools or promotional activities, such as trade fairs, open days and expos which may involve time outside of office hours.

You will also be required to:
    • Assist in general administration duties when required
    • Sell courses to potential students as required in conjunction with the National Sales Executive
    • Maintain relevant up to date interest in the Industry
    • Attend conferences, staff meetings and training courses
    • Attend all graduation ceremonies
    • Be involved in the updating of courses and assessments if required
    • Facilitate if required in other cities in New Zealand with occasional overnights
    • Supervise/train on client nights as required (Cut Above & Elite)
    • Mark approximately 100 assessment papers for our secondary school partners who use our STAR product (NZST), starting in your second year of employment
    • Mark approximately 100 assessment papers for our secondary school partners should we offer in the future a STAR product in which students receive credits (Cut Above & Elite), starting in your second year of employment
  • Any other duties as directed by the Campus Manager
Behaviour and team interaction is aligned to all 6 company values
Support the values of the organisation

✓ Act Positively
✓ Drive Innovation
✓ Pursue Excellence
✓ Have Fun
✓ Demonstrate Integrity
✓ Develop People

Starting Salary 
$55,000 p.a (out of Auckland Trainers) plus Kiwisaver if applicable 
$56,650 p.a (Auckland Trainers) plus Kiwisaver if applicable 
Salary reviews take place through the Professional Development Plan 

Experience and Qualifications 
Specific industry experience may vary depending on the brand and the qualifications you will be teaching. 

It is also a requirement to hold an adult teaching qualification such as the National Certificate in Adult Teaching Level 4 or NZ Certificate in Adult & Tertiary Training Level 4 and National Certificate in Adult Literacy & Numeracy Education Level 5 or NZ Certificate in Adult Literacy & Numeracy Education 
(Vocational/Workplace) Level 5.  Trainers without these qualifications (or equivalent) will be enrolled in these qualifications and we will work with you to achieve this.  All of the training for the Level 4 NZ Certificate is completed in-house, with some assignments to complete outside of work hours. 

In-house Training 
We run an in-house training course which we believe is one of the best in the country.  This combined with sitting in and observing other trainers, will give you the skills to be confident in facilitating. 

As part of our commitment to on-going training you will be provided with a Professional Development Plan that allows you the opportunity to develop key skills and gain travel and educational qualifications. 

Remuneration is linked to the achievement of the Professional Development Plan steps, allowing you the opportunity to be rewarded for your effort and achievement. 
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