Kodaly-Trained Music Teacher, Macau, China

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School of the NationsMacau, China

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Start date: August, 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

We are looking for a Kodály-trained primary music teacher with a love of working with students from kindergarten through to upper primary.  The ideal candidate will have experience and expertise in teaching the elements and principles of music and a commitment to working with young musicians through delivery of engaging, well planned and structured lessons.  Teachers may come from a background of general primary education but with demonstrable experience in music. 

Arts Department

The arts department is well supported at school of the nations and is a vibrant lively section of the school.  The arts teachers have their own office space to allow collaboration and support between drama, music and he visual arts.  Students from kindergarten through to IB come to our department for specialist lessons.  In addition to scheduled classes we also offer extracurricular enrichment such as large-scale musical productions in our impressive auditorium, rock band, and clay club.  Teachers who are positive, flexible, and capable with a palpable enthusiasm for their specialism tend to thrive in this highly rewarding setting. 

Working Hours & Schedule

Teachers have 36 working hours per week, which is comprised of up to twenty 45-minute teaching periods, various responsibilities, and some planning time. 

There are about 30 days of Macau and school holidays throughout the year which includes both Winter and Chinese Spring Festival breaks, plus about 60 days of summer holidays. Monthly working Saturdays—which often foster community engagement and extension activities—allow us to lengthen our holidays while still meeting contact day requirements. 

Compensation & Benefits

The annual base salary range, including housing allowance, starts at approximately US$44,000, after tax. This does not include the annual travel allowance, new year’s bonus, pension contributions, and yearly re-enlistment bonus that is equivalent to one month’s salary. Furthermore, the government of Macau generously provides a teacher’s subsidy of at least US$580 per month. Taken together, the after-tax total compensation that teachers receive begins at US$57,500. 

Benefits include local healthcare coverage, reduced tuition for up to two dependents to enrol in the school, assistance in finding an apartment including a one-week hotel stay, and an interest-free salary advance to assist with upfront housing costs if needed. 


A bachelor’s degree in education with a junior/senior primary qualification OR any bachelor’s degree plus a relevant post-graduate certification in primary education.

More information

Learn more about our school and living in Macau: http://life.sonmacau.org 

How to Apply

To apply for this position, which begins in the 2019-2020 academic year, please click the apply button and complete the simple application form. We strive to respond to all those who apply.

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More about School of the Nations
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Rua do Minho, Taipa, Macau SAR, Macao
Telephone: +853 2870 1759
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The School of the Nations, an internationally-oriented day school, was founded by members of the Macau Bahá’í community exactly 30 years ago to serve the local and expatriate communities. At present, over 650 students from age 3 to 18 are instructed ...