Director of Arts, Chile

Closing date:

Craighouse SchoolChile

Date posted:
Start date: March 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

One of South America’s leading Coeducational Independent Day School’s for children aged 3-18.

Director of Arts

The School

Craighouse School is a Chilean-British, private, PK-12 coeducational school located on the outskirts of Santiago, Chile. The new purpose built Campus, inaugurated in March 2013 with excellent facilities is situated in the foothills of the Andes and must have some of the best vistas of any school in the world. We firmly believe in the benefits of the International Baccalaureate programme and therefore Craighouse School is an IB Continuum School with the PYP, MYP and DP programmes. We warmly welcome families, value open-mindedness, appreciate cultural and religious diversity and promote teamwork. Our family oriented Educational Project fully integrates the academic and formative areas so that each pupil reaches their full potential as a person.

The Post

We are looking to appoint an inspirational Director of Arts to build on our current success and further develop our existing programmes. The successful candidate will report directly to the Academic Director and will have responsibility for The Arts throughout the school. She/he will lead a motivated and experienced team which aims to consistently deliver high quality learning opportunities so as to allow our pupils to obtain outstanding achievements, whether collectively or individually, throughout our programmes for 1900 pupils between the ages of 3-18 years. Required for March 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Personal qualities

We are looking for someone with strong leadership and management skills, demonstrating initiative and a clear vision for The Arts. Craighouse School enjoys an excellent reputation within and beyond South America for its standards. Through the Arts we wish to broaden and enhance pupil’s opportunities so as to contribute to the different fields of their own interest. The successful candidate will have the ability and passion to contribute and further develop and extend our extracurricular activities, so as to cater for the diversity of interests of all of our pupils.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be a highly committed team player with empathy, drive, energy and passion to help develop this highly successful school.
  • Be an adaptable educator and innovative leader with a passion for learning.
  • Have clear communication skills and excellent organisational skills.
  • Have good interpersonal skills and experience of leading a high performing team.
  • Have high expectations that motivate, support and challenge teachers and pupils alike.
  • Be empathetic, adaptable and resilient, appreciating cultural diversity and school traditions.

Our Offer:

  • An enthusiastic learning community of pupils, teachers, parents and Board members, who all are dedicated to maximise student achievement for each and every child, and to create positive learning opportunities within and beyond the classroom.
  • Working within a team of highly driven and supportive colleagues.
  • Excellent professional development.
  • Contract is initially for three years and includes an attractive compensation package at international level.

Letters of application, outlining your educational philosophy, together with Curriculum Vitae and contact details of three referees should be e-mailed to

Closing date for this vacancy is 6th July, 2018.

Please download a detailed job description and person specification. e-mail:

Telephone: (56)2 27560218 /

Job location

More about Craighouse School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Av. Paseo Pie Andino 8837, Lo Barnechea, Santiago, Chile
Telephone: +56 227 560 200
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