Art Teacher, Quito, Ecuador

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The British School QuitoQuito, Ecuador

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Start date: April 22nd or August 15th start
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced and qualified Art Teacher to join our successful and growing school in Quito.

About the School

BSQ is Ecuador's only British international school, where the English National Curriculum, the IGCSE and the IBDP programmes are taught with strong links to local language and culture. We are proud of our joint British-Ecuadorian roots and have a very strong reputation in the local and international community. Our curriculum is student-centered and inclusive so that each learner can reach their full potential.

British School Quito is a foundation, with the sole purpose of providing education. We are an IB World School, accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS). We are also licensed and accredited by the Ecuadorian Ministry of Education. The school is located in the beautiful Cumbaya valley to the East of Quito and 20 minutes from the airport. The Early Years, Primary and Secondary sections are all on one beautiful campus, rich with local wildlife – hummingbirds are daily visitors to most areas. The school has an ICT lab, science laboratories, art and music facilities, a cafeteria, playgrounds, a swimming pool, 2 sports fields and a central library with an auditorium area for assemblies and productions. and 

The school forms part of the Orbital Education group, an expanding group of international schools providing a British Education to an internationally diverse student population.  In addition to our school in Quito, the Orbital group have schools in other cultural and historical locations, such as Spain, Hungary, Russia, Shanghai, Slovenia and the Middle East, with exciting plans to develop schools in new regions across the globe.  As part of the Orbital group, our staff have the opportunity to work and collaborate with colleagues around the world, supporting them to achieve excellent outcomes and enabling their students to achieve their potential.  After two years’ successful employment, staff also have the opportunity to be considered for roles at other schools within the group, giving them the opportunity to see the world at the same time as progressing their career.

About the Role

The role is due to start from April 22nd or August 15th 2019 and will be to teach secondary art from Year 7 to Year 13.  An excellent remuneration package is available.
BSQ has already built its reputation on high quality and high standards and as such it has similarly high expectations of its staff.  The school therefore welcomes fully qualified, flexible, creative, child-centred teachers who will further enhance the quality of teaching and learning and also be prepared to contribute to the extra-curricular life of this busy school. Applicants are invited from teachers currently working in the UK maintained or independent school sectors and from those already posted overseas.

Applicants must hold a British passport, have a relevant Bachelors degree, Qualified Teacher Status from the UK, a minimum of 2 years teaching experience in a maintained, independent or international British school, and experience of teaching art at GCSE and A level or IB.  Applications from native speakers of English are preferred.

BSQ Teachers:

  • live and learn with respect and care for each other.
  • live and learn with a happy and welcoming attitude to everyone.
  • live and learn with an active and determined approach to our ambitions.


If this describes you and you are keen to join our excellent school and friendly, supportive and hardworking staff team, then we would welcome an application from you.  Your application should be submitted by email and should include a completed application form, a CV with photograph, a letter of application and the names and email contacts of two referees, one of whom must be your current or most recent employer.

Please submit your application to the Principal, Mrs Emma Newman at

Closing date - Monday February 25th 2019

Interviews will take place by skype and will commence immediately from the date of advertising until the post is filled.  Prior to starting the post, the employee will have to present a current DBS certificate or Police Check from their current country of employment along with original and notarised copies of their qualifications. The school reserves the right to appoint before this deadline if the right candidate is found.

The British School Quito is committed to safeguarding children and young people.  All post-holders are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS (in the UK) or Criminal Records (Police Check) disclosure from their most recent country of residence.

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More about The British School Quito
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Via Cununyacu 2.5km, Tumbaco, PO Box 17-21-52, Quito, Ecuador
Telephone: +593 2 237 4649
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