About British International School of Chicago, South Loop
The highly successful and quickly growing British International School of Chicago, South Loop has established a reputation for excellence in the Chicago market. Leading students to success in the highly-respected International Baccalaureate Diploma, the school’s outstanding teachers prepare students for college and beyond through a robust and rigorous curriculum. The contemporary, learning-driven school is located in the South Loop area of Chicago, serving both American and international families.
Nord Anglia Education Schools
In addition to being highly successful in its own right, the British International School of Chicago, South Loop, is a member of the Nord Anglia Education family of premium international schools. Each Nord Anglia Education school is unique in character and designed to meet the needs of its community. We believe that being part of our family of 43 schools gives our schools a special advantage. Working together, we can achieve more than we can individually. Our schools have a wide range of resources and support to enhance our students’ success. We also create unique opportunities to benefit our students such as the Global Campus, Nord Anglia University, and our collaborations with The Juilliard School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and King’s College London.
About the role
You will join a team of two other experienced music specialists and work in collaboration with The Juilliard School. Join our fast-paced international environment, and you will deliver UK National Curriculum, IGCSE and International Baccalaureate Diploma programmes. You will challenge your students to set ambitious targets for themselves and seek out and implement innovative teaching practices to enhance the student experience and outcomes.
You are able to create a classroom culture where there are no limits to what can be achieved. Your qualifications will include a degree in your specialist subject, a teaching qualification, plus at least 2 years teaching experience after successfully completing your NQT year. Receptive to feedback and ready to embrace change, you will be keen to share best practice with colleagues and peers.
The school is looking for someone with the following skills:
- Experience playing both brass and percussion instruments to a high level and ability to teach the instruments to groups of students.
- Experience teaching though composition, with an emphasis on creativity
- An infectious passion for music and the arts in all shapes and forms
- Experience in delivering lessons that include a wide range of differentiation at both ends of the spectrum
- A keen interest in curriculum development, keeps up to date within the arts and teaching community
- Works exceptionally well with other and as part of a team and can provide example of professionalism
The best candidate:
- Has taught both primary and secondary
- Can lead choirs, sing, and play piano and/or guitar
- Can provide example of prior cross curricular links
- Can provide example of concerts and performances
- Has studio expertise
A strong ambassador for the school, you will be able to develop new ways to engage students and parents with the wider school and Nord Anglia Education community. Your strong motivation and communication skills will also enable you to create a feeling of energy, excitement and personal investment within the classroom. Finally, you will also be able to meet visa-related restrictions, including proving current domicile in the UK.
When you join a Nord Anglia Education school, you join a global community of more than 8,000 people working together to support our students’ success. We offer you unsurpassed opportunities to innovate and develop best practice across our family, to access extensive professional development, and to gain exceptional experience and career development in our schools. At Nord Anglia Education, you will have opportunities to progress more, learn more, and collaborate more than ever before.
University unites our team through a vibrant online platform that harnesses the collective expertise of peers in an exchange of knowledge, ideas and best practice. We also provide extensive online and face-to-face professional development through Nord Anglia University to ensure that our teachers don’t just maintain their skills, they develop at the cutting edge of educational thinking. Our collaborations with The Juilliard School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) offer our teachers unrivalled access to leading experts in their fields. We also offer selected candidates from Nord Anglia Education’s worldwide staff an opportunity to earn their Executive Master’s in International Education in an exclusive collaboration with King’s College London.
Alongside great training and a competitive package, you’ll enjoy the chance to live and work in one of the world’s most vibrant cities.
As a Nord Anglia Education teacher, you enjoy the following benefits:
- A fast-paced, global experience so that you can progress on a global scale
- An enabling environment founded on creativity, challenge and collaboration
- A culture which is fair and consultative
- Unique opportunities to grow professionally and develop your career
The closing date for applications is 9th December, 2016. First stage interviews will be conducted by Skype or telephone and final interviews will take place at the Nord Anglia Education Recruitment Event in central London in the week commencing Sunday, 15th January (alternative arrangements will be made for candidates who cannot attend in person).
Start Date: August 2017
At Nord Anglia Education we are committed to providing a world-class, safe, happy environment in which children and young people are able to thrive and learn. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our pupils irrespective of race, ability, religion, gender or culture.
All post holders in regulated activity (having regular unsupervised contact with children) are subject to appropriate national and international vetting procedures including satisfactory criminal record checks from both Country of residence/birth and any Country of residence within the last 10 years.