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Secondary School Visual Arts Teacher (MYP/DP)

Start date : 01/08/2024

Beijing City International School

This school is based in Beijing, China and is looking for a Secondary School Visual Arts Teacher (MYP/DP)

Job Goal: To deliver high quality teaching according to BCIS’ definition of High-Quality Learning and Teaching with the aim of helping students develop a broad base of skills through practical, investigational and theoretical work across all grade levels.

Role Description/Working Relationships
In conjunction with the Secondary School (SS) Principal, SS Visual Arts teacher works with the Arts team to enable all students to learn effectively as well as providing support for the academic and pastoral needs of the students, supporting the aims and values of the School at all times. The key relationships are with Students, Parents, Teachers, Arts team lead, MYP & DP coordinators, SS Deputy Principal and Principal.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Instructional Responsibilities
• Model and promote the IB learner profile.
• Teach across a range of ages and abilities, in the IB Middle Years Programme (Grades 9- 10), the IB Diploma Programme (Grades 11-12) and possibly the BCIS ID8 programme. [MYP and DP experience is an advantage].
• Monitor, assess and report on learners’ work and progress, in accordance with BCIS’s policy and procedures on assessment and reporting.
• Work with other members of the team/faculty to apply consistent standards in the curriculum planning and delivery, formative and summative assessment, formal examinations, standardization and moderation.
• Effectively teach classes, as allocated, to a mixed-ability class (or classes), drawn from a wide range of cultural and educational backgrounds, including students for whom English is not their first language.
• Act as an advisor to students implementing a broad range of pastoral responsibilities including implementing the Keeping Safe curriculum.
• Enrich the learning experience in the classroom by appropriately Incorporating various forms of technology Demonstrate and pursue excellence in teaching the best practices in digital citizenship, including teaching and learning in a one-to-one laptop environment.
• Support musical and drama performances for school events, by agreement with the Arts team lead and school management.
• Organize and lead relevant educational visits for Secondary School students
• Post exhibitions every year and assist in putting up common exhibitions

Goal setting, curriculum development, faculty development, teaching and learning
• Adhere to BCIS’s child protection and safety policies and procedures.
• Audit resources and communicate same to team lead to ensure that the Visual Arts course is suitably equipped for maximum student engagement.
• Contribute to the development of curriculum, the incorporation of subject standards and production, and the ongoing review of units and/or schemes of work.
• Supervise students for the MYP Personal Project as required.
• Support school wide initiatives directly or indirectly
• Attend staff meetings and participate in committee work as required.
• Participate in BCIS’s Professional Growth and Support process.
• Schedule and carry out parent-teacher-student conferences.

Operational Responsibilities: Administrative reporting
• Contribute to board and accreditation reports as required.
• Carry out supervision duties.
• Carry out EA duties as required.
• Ensure that all Health and Safety policies and practices, including risk assessments, are implemented, evaluated, and updated in the art studio/classroom

Attributes of the Visual Arts Teacher will include:
• Philosophical alignment with the school mission, vision and strategic plan initiatives.
• Understanding of and empathy for the learning, social and emotional needs of adolescents.
• Commitment to intellectual rigor and personalized learning.
• Strong communication skills.
• A high emotional intelligence quotient and the capacity to be both compassionate and firm while respecting a diverse community of students, parents and professional staff.
• A healthy balance of organization and efficiency.
• Sense of humor and ability to see the good in all and presume positive intentions.

Desired Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree or higher in education or relevant field
• Teaching qualification
• Fluent communication in both written and spoken English
• Knowledge of the IB programme (s)
• Experience as a Visual Arts Teacher preferred.
• Successful experience in working as part of a team.

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