Digital Design Teacher for Senior School (1fte)

Amity International School, AmsterdamAmsterdam, Netherlands

Empowering our students to thrive is at the core of everything we do. “Here, I can be me.” If this quote from one of our students makes you curious about working at our school, you are in the right place! Amity International School Amsterdam is a family-oriented school, proud of our connections with the wider community and Amity Education Group. We are still growing and are ambitious to be a school at the forefront of impactful teaching and learning. We are looking for a Digital Design Teacher to join our team.

The successful applicant will have a strong understanding of the needs of senior education. He/she will have the capability to deliver a high standard of education aligned with the School’s Mission, Vision and Values delivered via the International Baccalaureate’s Middle Years Programme (IB MYP) for Digital Design for which we are a candidate school.

If you are a dynamic and inspirational  Teacher with IB Middle Years Programme experience, seeking a new adventure with start date January 2022, we would like to hear from you!

What will you do on a day-to-day basis?

Our MYP students are currently engaged in an exciting practical Design course that develops their creative thinking and problem-solving skills using a range of digital technologies. Our new Design teacher would be experienced in supporting students to develop their 2D computer aided design skills, traditional drawing techniques, and understanding of electronics and systems. Students will require guidance in using the department’s various resources, including coding programmes, 3D printing, laser cutting and soldering. Experience of the IB Middle Years Programme, including the design of authentic assessments for an inclusive learning environment, would be highly valued. Above all, the Amity community works hard to ensure that all students strive to fulfil their academic potential, and that teachers maintain the highest professional standards in all that they do.

Teachers at Amity International School are committed to:   

• High quality teaching practice   

• Creating dynamic learning environments   

• Collaborating on the development and evolution of our curriculum   

  • Building positive relationships with students, staff and parents

What will you bring to the table?

The ideal candidate for this role will have the following skills, experience and qualifications:     

  • A minimum 4-year recognised teaching qualification, including a Bachelor’s Degree and PGCE or equivalent teaching diploma (e.g. B.Ed.)     
  • Minimum 3 years teaching IB experience     
  • Excellent fluency in English (verbal and written)     
  • An innovator, committed to learning and up-to-date with current research     
  • An inspiring, challenging and empowering educational motivator     
  • Visible, approachable, with excellent interpersonal skills and a good sense of humour     
  • Flexible, creative and resilient     
  • An excellent communicator and able to build on the reputation of the school     
  • A role model for the entire school community in terms of school ethos     
  • A passion for and deep understanding of internationalism and international education

What’s in it for you?

We are looking for candidates who are willing to go the extra mile for our young school to be successful. In return, we are offering a competitive salary for successful candidates. If you are internationally minded, permitted to work in the European Union and have the desire to help shape the exciting future of our school, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Who are we?

We are a young and vibrant school located in Amstelveen. We pride ourselves in supporting and challenging every student to achieve excellence in their behaviour, academic work, sports, the arts, culture, citizenship, spirituality and relationships. We place emphasis on providing the students with opportunities to develop leadership and collaborative skills, as well as finding ways for them to serve others and contribute to the wider community.

We are a fully international school with students and staff from 39 different countries and we are proud of our diverse and inclusive culture. We welcome new colleagues from different backgrounds and highly encourage people from around the world to apply for this position.

Amity International School Amsterdam is part of the not-for-profit Amity Education Group, home to over 150.000 students worldwide with school campuses across Amsterdam, Dubai, London, Singapore, New York, Delhi, Tashkent and plans to be in every major city of the world.

Why is Safeguarding so important to us?

We take caring for the physical and emotional health of each member of the school community very seriously. As a school, we are committed to safeguarding and expect all staff, volunteers and other third parties to share this commitment. We will follow safer recruitment practices and pre-employment background checks before any appointment is confirmed.

What should you do next?

If you feel that you are the candidate we are looking for, make sure to share your CV (resume) and supporting statement via the 'Apply now' button.

If you have additional questions, do not hesitate to contact our HR department via recruitment@amityamsterdam.nl.

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