Head of Expressive Arts, Egypt

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Modern English School CairoEgypt

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term


Modern English School Cairo offers a dynamic and vibrant learning environment where members of the school community feel cared for, challenged and inspired, just as our school motto proclaims.

We are regarded as a top contender in international education in Egypt and the MENA region, maintaining a reputation for providing quality educational opportunities for our students for almost three decades.  With 2200 students from EYFS to the completion of Secondary school, most of our students are with us for their 14-year school journey then leave us to take up places at some of the best universities around the world, including the UK, US, Canada and Egypt. Our purpose is to prepare future generations of leaders though an enriched curriculum which balances academic, creative and social development of the individual.  We boast a teaching staff of 165 properly qualified teachers, capitalising on their varied professional and life experiences to inform an approach to teaching that best suits our context, our aims and the needs of our learners.  Our school campus is well-equipped and generously resourced; specialist classrooms and outdoor areas provide learning environments which are conducive to authentic engagement in learning.

We seek to recruit a highly-competent teacher of either Art (including Photography), Drama or Music to lead our successful Secondary Expressive Arts Department as HOD.  The Expressive Arts Department encompasses the following curriculum areas: Art, Photography, Drama/Theatre and Music.  The successful applicant will have leadership experience at Department level and be able to teach either Art, Drama or Music to IGCSE (CIE) as well as A Level and IBDP.   In additional to teaching responsibilities, the successful candidate will oversee the teaching team, curriculum planning, management of budget and resources etc.  He/She will also contribute significantly to the organisation of school-wide events including large scale productions and art exhibitions.  Please refer to the attached job description for more comprehensive details of this significant position of responsibility.

Alongside evident subject expertise, applicants ought to be confident in their use of technology in the classroom and have a sound understanding of how the study of Art, Music and Drama can help to advance critical thinking and independent learning skills.   We seek a Head of Department who can support students in developing their understanding of relevant content and skills across the creative arts subjects, as well as foster a genuine love for learning across the department.

Candidates should be talented, inspirational, adaptable, enthusiastic classroom leaders with a draw to an active school life in a vibrantly changing, exciting city.

Our benefits package includes:

  • Tax free salary in Pounds Sterling (25% paid in local currency at the bank exchange rate each month)
  • Monthly contribution to housing
  • Extensive support upon arrival in Cairo - a full induction programme including comprehensive assistance with sourcing and renting accommodation
  • Annual flight allowance
  • Free local and subsidised international health insurance
  • Free education for dependent children
  • Settling-in allowance
  • July & August vacation (paid)
  • Free transportation to and from school
  • End of service gratuity
  • Access to relevant professional development
  • A comprehensive programme of support for NQTs
  • An opportunity to be part of a very professional team of educators

More comprehensive details of our benefits package, including salary, will be sent to those shortlisted for interview.  MES Cairo is committed to safe recruitment practices; thorough reference and security checks are undertaken on all successful candidates.

You can learn more about our school via our website www.mescairo.com, or by following Modern English School Cairo on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram.  To express your interest in joining our teaching staff please access our online application portal at: www.mescairo.com/employment

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More about Modern English School Cairo
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: P.O. Box 5, New Cairo, Tagamoa Khamis, Cairo, 11835, Egypt
Telephone: +20 2 2618 9600
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A BSO ‘Outstanding School’, Modern English School Cairo was established in 1990 with just 26 students; today the school population stands at 2100+ students. MES Cairo has gained an array of significant awards, memberships and accreditations. It is ...