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Director of Music

Director of Music

Nord Anglia International School Shanghai, Pudong


  • Expired
Job type:
Full Time, Fixed Term
Start date:
August 2018
Apply by:
5 January 2018

Job overview

Job Reference : 003849

Nord Anglia Education is the world’s leading premium schools organisation. We are a fast-paced and growing family of 47 international schools in China, Europe, the Middle East, South East Asia and The Americas, providing outstanding education to approximately 45,000 students from preschool through to the end of secondary education. Our schools are united by one philosophy—we are ambitious for our students, our people and family of schools. This means that we want every student to achieve more than may have ever thought possible, which we ensure through personalised learning enhanced with unique global opportunities.

Our Schools

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 47 schools gives them a special advantage. Working together, we can achieve more than we can individually. Our schools have a wide range of resources and support to enhance our students’ success. We also create unique opportunities to benefit our students and people 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.

Nord Anglia International School Shanghai, Pudong is a highly successful, school with a committed and inspirational team of teaching professionals at its heart.  Our close knit and supportive team is honoured to be at the centre of our community, educating young people of more than 60 nationalities each year.  To learn more about our school, please visit

About the role

Join our fast-paced international environment, and you will challenge your students to set ambitious targets for themselves and seek out and implement innovative teaching practices to enhance the student experience and outcomes.  As a qualified teacher you will be a fluent English speaker, familiar with the UK curriculum and confident teaching Primary and Secondary age students. Experience with IGCSE and the IB Diploma is helpful but not essential.  You will be comfortable teaching students of all abilities across the complete age range. You will be an excellent communicator and confident with technology: someone who gets on well with colleagues, students and parents. Amongst other things, you’ll be well organised, have a good sense of humour and will want to participate fully in the extra-curricular aspects of school life as well as the classroom.

Our school has around 600 international students with a wide range of backgrounds. You’ll be responsible for all aspects of teaching and learning, for encouraging a culture of inspiration, enjoyment and success. Music is strong here, and our partnership with Juilliard ensures that students enjoy a rich learning experience.  Our Music Technology suites allow pupils to explore and develop their own skills and creativity.

About you

Able to create a classroom culture where there are no limits to what can be achieved, you will be an expert in your specialist subject, have a teaching qualification plus considerable teaching experience and knowledge of the curriculum. Receptive to feedback and ready to embrace change, you will be keen to share best practice with colleagues and peers.

A strong ambassador for the school, you will be able to develop new ways to engage students and parents with the wider school and Nord Anglia Education community. Your strong motivation and communication skills will also enable you to create a feeling of energy, excitement and personal investment within the classroom. You will be an excellent communicator and confident with technology: someone who gets on well with colleagues, students and parents. Amongst other things, you’ll be well organised, have a good sense of humour and will want to participate fully in the extra-curricular aspects of school life as well as the classroom. You won’t be afraid of hard work and will be relentlessly focused on giving our students opportunities for success both in and beyond the classroom. You will also be able to meet visa-related requirements.


When you join a Nord Anglia Education school, you join a global community of more than 8,000 people working together to support our students’ success. We offer you unsurpassed opportunities to innovate and develop best practice across our family, to access extensive professional development, and to gain exceptional experience and career development in our schools. At Nord Anglia, you will have opportunities to progress more, learn more, and collaborate more.

We offer career and development opportunities that come with being part of our global organisation. Nord Anglia University unites our team through a vibrant online platform which harnesses the collective expertise of their peers in an exchange of knowledge, ideas and best practice. We also provide extensive online and face-to-face professional development through Nord Anglia University to ensure that our teachers don’t just maintain their skills, they develop at the cutting edge of educational thinking. Our collaborations with The Juilliard School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) offers our teachers unrivalled access to leading experts in their fields. We also offer selected candidates from our staff worldwide an opportunity to earn their Executive Masters in International Education in an exclusive collaboration with King’s College London.

Alongside great training and a competitive package, you’ll enjoy the chance to live and work in one of the worlds' most vibrant cities.

As a Nord Anglia Education teacher, you enjoy the following benefits:

  • A fast-paced, global experience so that you can progress on a global scale
  • An enabling environment founded on creativity, challenge and collaboration
  • A culture which is fair and consultative
  • Unique opportunities to grow professionally and develop your career
  • A competitive financial package

Selection Process

The closing date for application is Friday January 12th.  First stage interviews will be conducted by Skype or telephone and final interviews will take place at the Nord Anglia Education Recruitment Event in central London in the week commencing 29th January 2018 (alternative arrangements may be made for candidates who cannot attend in person).

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 in regulated activity (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.

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About Nord Anglia International School Shanghai, Pudong

Our commitment is to create and maintain the highest academic standards within a safe, happy and inspirational environment. We provide an education based upon the English National Curriculum in an international context.  In the final two years of schooling, pupils follow the International Baccalaureate Full Diploma Programme counting as an entry qualification to top ranking universities, offering the very best in Higher Education.

Our students are supported in reaching their highest level of personal achievement through excellent learning habits, self-discipline and a strong sense of responsibility. Staff in the school place a keen emphasis upon hard work and application to study, alongside the importance of kindness, courtesy, and consideration for others. We also give recognition to hard work and commitment in areas of school life beyond the classroom, and encourage students to develop their individual strengths and interests.

Our school makes a positive contribution to the local community and to projects elsewhere in China and overseas. Our learning environment promotes a knowledge and understanding of diverse cultural backgrounds, belief systems and global issues.

Our aim is that upon leaving our school students are confident, caring individuals who are well prepared for the next stage of their education and their role in a challenging, demanding and rapidly changing world.

The Nord Anglia International School Shanghai, Pudong is located in a central location, less than 30 minutes from downtown Shanghai and 20 minutes from Jinqiao. The school is equipped with excellent facilities including a swimming pool, theatre and specialist rooms, and has a team of caring, highly committed and qualified teachers. It is an accredited centre for the University of Cambridge International Examinations, Edexcel Examinations (UK), a member of the Council of British International Schools, a recognised IBO World School and is a member of the Federation of British International Schools in Asia (FOBISIA).

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