The British International School Abu Dhabi is looking to appoint a Director of Music to join a well-established, supportive team in a highly successful and expanding school.
You will be a teacher who is passionate about their profession and seeks continuous improvement. You will have a positive mindset and will always do your very best for students, for parents and for colleagues. You will have strong experience of the UK national curriculum; further experience of international education will be an added advantage.
You will be an excellent communicator who will work well with all members of the community. You will have a strong focus on being the best teacher you can be and will also participate fully in the extra-curricular aspects of school life. You will be responsible for encouraging and developing further our culture of inspiration, enjoyment and success. Keen to collaborate and share your specialist expertise, you will have good interpersonal skills and the ability and confidence to build strong working relationships. The flexibility and open-mindedness to adapt quickly to a fast-paced international environment are essential.
About the Role
The Music Department follows the UK National Curriculum up to IGCSE and is aiming to offer Music within the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in future years. The Music Department covers the whole school and the appointee will be expected to teach Music at all levels, including Primary. The Director of Music will lead the department in all areas to ensure the highest possible outcomes for students, supporting colleagues to teach lessons of the highest quality and have a focus on continual improvement.
There is an extensive programme of choral and instrumental activities. The Director of Music will also take the lead in expanding our curriculum and extra-curricular activities as part of our Partnership with the Juilliard School of Performing Arts. It is essential that the appointee maintains a collaborative approach to supporting other Performing Arts colleagues and contributing to the team as a whole.
More detail about the role and requirements can be found in the accompanying job description.
About our School
The British International School Abu Dhabi is a highly successful, growing school with a committed and inspirational team of teaching professionals at its heart. Our close-knit, supportive team is honoured to be at the centre of our community, educating over 1800 young people from more than 75 nationalities.
In addition to being highly successful in its own right, The British International School Abu Dhabi is a member of the Nord Anglia Education family of schools. Nord Anglia Education is the world’s leading premium schools organisation. We are a fast-paced and growing family of 56 international schools in China, Europe, the Middle East, South East Asia and The Americas, providing outstanding education to approximately 51,000 students from preschool through to the end of secondary education.
Each Nord Anglia Education school is unique in character and designed to meet the needs of its community. We believe that being part of our family of schools gives our students a special advantage, having a wide range of resources and support available to enhance their success. We also create unique opportunities to benefit our students and staff, such as the Global Campus, Nord Anglia University, and our collaborations with The Juilliard School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and King’s College London.
In return for your passion in ensuring our students experience the highest quality education, we offer a very competitive tax-free salary, accommodation, annual flight allowance, worldwide healthcare and up to two school places for your children.
We offer significant career opportunities that come with being part of a global organisation. We also provide extensive online and face-to-face professional development to ensure that our team don’t just maintain their skills and expertise, they develop at the cutting edge of educational thinking.
Applicants should submit a CV, letter of application and the details of two professional referees, one of which should be your current Head Teacher/Principal.
The closing date for application is 7th March 2019. Interviews will be conducted at the School or via Skype.
The start date is mid-August 2019.
At Nord Anglia Education we are committed to providing a world class, safe, happy environment in which children and young people are able to thrive and learn. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our pupils irrespective of race, ability, religion, gender or culture.
All post holders having regular unsupervised contact with children are subject to appropriate national and international vetting procedures including satisfactory criminal record checks from both Country of residence/birth and any Country of residence within the last 10 years.