A Teacher of Art and Design is sought for Southern International School Hat Yai, a rapidly growing, co-educational, pre-school to age 18 Cambridge International School in the prosperous and friendly southern Thai city of Hat Yai. We are an accredited examination centre for Cambridge International Examinations and expect to achieve ISQM accreditation through the Education Development Trust this summer. This will make us the first and only accredited international school in the city.
Southern International School (SIH) is a young and ambitious school with a ‘can-do’ attitude and we are looking for a teacher who can bring a love of art and design to the classroom, develop enquiring minds and inspire our students to achieve the best results possible. The post would suit both experienced and newly-qualified teachers.
The successful candidate would be expected to teach Art and Design from Primary up to Key Stage 4 at present, although we would like to offer Art and Design to A level in the future. We have a well-equipped, spacious art room, but we would like the successful candidate to grow the department and make it a real strength in the school. We are approaching a size and maturity that will allow us to make greater use of technology, broaden the skill set within the subject, put on exhibitions and organise visits, and want someone with the drive and enthusiasm to make them happen. The department will be at the heart of the school's drive to nurture creativity.
Our children are mostly Thai and from other Asian countries with parents who are committed to giving their children an international education. There are some talented artists in the school and most of our children love the subject irrespective of their ability. Our parents are extremely loyal and supportive, and participate in many school events and activities.
The successful candidate will be joining the school at an exciting period in its development. There are opportunities to develop yourself professionally and personally in a safe, happy, supportive environment. Hat Yai in Songkhla province has grown from a small but busy commercial town into a lively but manageable city of a little over a million, surrounded by rice paddies, forested hills and waterfalls. The tourist hot spots of Krabi, Trang and Phuket are easily accessible for long weekend trips, but there are several unspoiled destinations much closer to home. New upmarket bistros and restaurants are springing up seemingly overnight, adding to the cosmopolitan feel of this welcoming city. Accommodation is cheap and varied, from Thai-style houses to newly built, self-contained condominiums with shared swimming pools. Hat Yai is a wonderful, safe city that provides a great quality of life, and this partly explains why so many of our staff choose to renew their contracts.
Please read the job description and person specification, and look at our website and Facebook pages to get a feel for working in SIH and living in Southern Thailand.
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