Teacher of Art, Hong Kong

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West Island School - ESFHong Kong

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Start date: August 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Basic salary including Cash Allowance ranges from GBP 60,700 to GBP 98,800 p.a.
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

West Island School      Website: http://www.wis.edu.hk

We are seeking a teacher of art to be proactively involved in the development of our students as emerging young artists. Knowledge and skillful use of visual arts mediums and creative digital media/technology is also essential within our teaching and learning environment. The successful candidate should have proven abilities regarding personal organisation and a range of creative processes that embrace contemporary art practice.

Our team of three visual arts teachers work within the larger Creative Arts Faculty. Together, you will collaborate to nurture and celebrate visual arts, creative thinking and open mindedness. As part of a dynamic team whose mission is to help every learner achieve their personal best, you will develop curriculum and teach using the MYP framework for students aged 11-14. During Year 10, students choose a range of iGCSEs they wish to complete and you will also be teaching iGCSE Art. For those students who wish to specialise further, there are options to pursue IB Higher or Standard or Btec Arts.

Your passion and subject knowledge is more important than having direct experience of teaching MYP or IBDP programmes. Applications are welcome from those with experience of equivalent post 16 programmes such as A level or Senior Secondary Curriculum.


• Bachelor Degree in Education, or Bachelor Degree in the subject with PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate of Education), or equivalent

• Experience of teaching the subject across the full age and ability range up to and including Year 13 (IB Higher or equivalent)

• Previous full-time teaching experience

• Commitment to inclusion

• Evidence of leading or contributing to an extra-curricular programme of events

• Pro-active, adaptable and passionate team player able to share responsibility for the development of curriculum and pedagogy

Teaching in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a premier destination for expatriate and local teachers! ESF Teachers enjoy an extremely lucrative salary package and a very high standard of living overall, in an exciting and vibrant world city. The teaching profession is highly respected, student motivation and outcomes are excellent, and all teachers receive considerable support from ESF with settling into Hong Kong, as well as with their professional development. Please feel free to contact us in advance about life in Hong Kong if you feel a conversation on this topic would be helpful.

The position will be a full-time renewable contract for an initial two year period from August 2020.  See ESF Terms and Condition  for further details of  the package.

Closing Date: 20 Oct 2019

For enquiries, please contact Andree Bemet at +852 +852 2819 1962 or andree.bemet@wis.edu.hk.

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Applications must be submitted online through https://recruit.esf.edu.hk

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More about West Island School - ESF
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: 250 Victoria Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +852 28191962
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