About Kazakhstan International School (KIS)
Founded in 1999, Kazakhstan International School is a small school with big ideas! Located in Almaty, Kazakhstan’s beautiful former capital, KIS is an International Baccalaureate World School with students and teachers from about 30 countries. We currently offer PYP from Early Years through Grade 5, and have MYP Candidate School status for Grades 6-7. Our exciting, modern new campus is due to open next year, enabling us to expand up to Grade 10 and eventually offer the full IB Programme, including the IB Diploma. Our aim is to fully prepare the children of our multicultural community for the challenges of the fast-changing world in which we live, and to play their part in making the world better for everyone.
We are seeking an excellent teacher of Music, to help us develop KIS as a beacon of creativity in our music-loving city! As an active musician, you will have a passion for listening to and performing a wide range of music across history and cultures, the ability to inspire students of all backgrounds to discover and perform music themselves, and a track record of developing the creativity of young performers and composers, including soloists, ensembles and bands. You should be committed to the ideals shared by KIS and the IB, excited by inquiry-based and student-centred education, adaptable, open-minded, cheerful under pressure, and eager to seize the challenges and opportunities of living in one of the world’s biggest yet least-known countries. Knowledge and experience of teaching the MYP is advantageous but not essential, as we will provide training for the right individual. The ability to establish positive working relationships with students, colleagues and parents from around the world is vital.
KIS students are independent, creative, socially aware individuals. They are a delight to work with. Our local and expatriate staff form a cohesive team of diverse cultural backgrounds, ages and experiences. We enjoy a close partnership with our supportive parents.
Early applications are recommended, as we may appoint ahead of the closing date if we find an outstanding candidate.
KIS is committed to the safety and well-being of its students. Applicants for this post must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including reference checks with previous employers and a DBS check or equivalent.
Further details of the school can be found on our website, at www.kisnet.org.