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High School Art and Design Teacher, International School of Zug & Luzern, Riverside Campus, Switzerland

  • Senior Leadership Team
  • Europe

International School of Zug & Luzern, Riverside Campus

This school is based in Hünnenberg, Switzerland and is looking for a High School Art and Design Teacher.

The High School Art and Design Teacher is responsible for planning and implementing a school-aligned instructional program in a learning environment that encourages students to develop their academic and personal potential. Teachers are expected to participate in the Personal Development Programme as a Homeroom Teacher or MYP ‘Core’ Programme teacher, support after-school clubs, activities, or sports, and attend a residential PDW for at least 5 days in term time with students.

Key Responsibilities:
Professional Responsibilities:
  • Ensure student safety and well-being is central.
  • Engage reflectively in ongoing growth and improvement.
  • Establish positive, collaborative relationships with colleagues, students, and parents.
  • Contribute to the school’s development through mission-aligned projects.
  • Commit to expanding student options through after-school activities or coaching.

 

Teaching Responsibilities:
  • Teach Art and/or Creative Media and/or Design courses in the High School (MYP, IBDP, AP, BTEC, and/or ISZL courses).
  • Maintain curriculum documentation for these courses.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to student-centered and inquiry-driven pedagogy.
  • Involve students in planning for their own learning through regular assessment.
  • Plan and implement significant units of work with continuity and progression.
  • Use various teaching strategies and resources to cater to different learning situations, abilities, and styles. UDL planning experience is an advantage.
  • Provide regular, written, formative feedback on student progress.
  • Demonstrate effective classroom management understanding the academic, social, and emotional dimensions of learning.
  • Participate in Personal Development Week and Personal Development Programme (PSHE, Homeroom, or Service as Action).
  • Offer a co-curricular activity or sports team coaching after school.
  • Contribute to the smooth running of the school through regular duties and familiarity with school policies.
  • Lead by example and partner with students in their community engagement.

 

Collaboration and Professional Development:
  • Collaborate with colleagues to ensure departmental and school-wide philosophical alignment.
  • Review, develop, and refine courses with course teams to enhance student learning.
  • Participate in departmental, divisional, and schoolwide meetings.
  • Engage in professional learning and demonstrate professional curiosity.

 

Engaging with Parents and External Community:
  • Engage parents as true partners in the learning process.
  • Keep parents informed about their children’s learning and maintain proactive communication.
  • Display student work to showcase learning and accomplishments.
  • Occasionally present at parent evenings.

 

Required and Preferred Qualifications:
  • Recognised teaching qualification or certification.
  • Refer to ISZL’s Candidate Profile for more details.

 

Compensation:
  • Competitive and commensurate with the responsibilities of the position.

 

What We Offer:
  • Paid insurance benefits (accident insurance + long-term sickness).
  • Generous pension fund contributions.
  • Professional development opportunities.
  • Tuition discount.
  • Social events.
  • A modern, dynamic, and collaborative work environment.

 

Key ISZL Reference Documents:
  • Guiding Statements
  • Learning Principles
  • Inclusion Policy
  • ISZL Teacher Candidate Profile

Equal Opportunity Employer: ISZL supports, respects, and seeks inclusion for all community members, including potential members. This includes non-discrimination on the basis of age, disabilities, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, gender identity, health needs, languages spoken, marital status, mental health, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and any additional characteristic protected under Swiss law.

Child Protection: ISZL is committed to the International Task Force on Child Protection screening and assessment practices for schools. The school takes its responsibility for safeguarding students against abuse and neglect very seriously. All staff and associated adults must share this commitment and report any concerns regarding student safety or well-being immediately.

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