£24,328 - £41,169 (dependant on previous experience and qualifications)
UWC Atlantic is at the heart of a powerful global movement and at the vanguard of progressive education worldwide. We are proud to be a part of the UWC family of 18 schools and colleges worldwide – and for our courage to champion the values, ideas and aspirations in which we all believe. We are driven by the UWC mission to make education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future. It drives everything we do.
We continue to embrace the spirit of those pioneers who not only created the College in Wales in 1962 and launched the UWC movement in 1967 but who also co-created the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme, in collaboration with the International School of Geneva (Ecolint) and UN International School in New York (UNIS).
Our multicultural student body, from over 90 countries every year, comprises young people from vastly differing political, religious, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. They are selected to attend UWC Atlantic based on their demonstrated promise and potential, to make a difference in the fields of sustainability, social justice and peace. These inspirational young people are the next generation of change makers, empowered to go on to careers and lives that create impact locally, nationally and globally.
The College wishes to appoint an outstanding Music Teacher to work within our IB Faculty of Music and Visual Arts from August 2021.
Experience with the International Baccalaureate is an advantage but is not required or expected. What is most important is that you have the ability to teach your subject well and with a passion. You will have a recognised teaching qualification and the ability to teach the IB DP Higher Level and IB DP Standard Level Music course. You may also be required to teach Theory of Knowledge as part of the IB syllabus. You will be responsible for coordinating music related activities and organising music events for the community throughout the academic year. You will be working with a team of peripatetic teachers.
The new IB music course (first examination in 2022) is a rich and exciting way for students to explore the world of music. They are asked to study music in depth, to practise and perform on their instruments, and to create their own music, all supported by a thoughtful framework of tasks. The course is examined entirely through a portfolio of coursework, and the submission at the end of the two years is a culmination of the student’s best achievements in each of the components. In the exploration component, students submit a written portfolio of musical analysis, a creating exercise, and a performed adaptation of a piece of music from an unfamiliar context. In the experimenting component, students submit a five-minute recording of experimentation in performance, and a five-minute recording of experimentation in creating, along with a written experimentation report. In the presenting component, students submit a recorded recital (maximum 20 minutes), including some of their own compositions or improvisations.
The music department at UWC Atlantic is a thriving community. At present, 28 students from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences take music as an academic subject, and a further 30 students take private music lessons with our team of 10 peripatetic teachers. The school is in the process of refurbishing the music department, and has recently built a state-of-the-art recording studio.
The IB Diploma is a subject group award so all students will be taking mother tongue literature, a first foreign language, a humanities and a science subject and Mathematics. Taking a subject in the Arts is optional but all students embark on a Theory of Knowledge course in addition to their six diploma subjects.
A number of students choose to write their Extended Essays in Music each year, and you would be expected to take part in supervision and have an understanding of research skills.
UWC Atlantic has an extensive co-curricular programme of community service, activities and project week. All teachers are expected to fully participate in these activities, including helping and leading aspects of the broader curriculum.
All teachers take on a tutorial role and will typically be responsible for supporting approximately 10 tutees.
It is also essential that you are committed to living on campus and demonstrate a willingness to act as a Houseparent.
Further information about this position, including details of how to apply, is available on our website:
Completed application forms should be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for receipt of applications: Wednesday 3 March 2021 at midnight
The selection process will be held over 2 days on Wednesday 17 & Thursday 18 March 2021
Please note we do not accept CV’s and due to Covid-19 restrictions, the selection process will be held remotely on Google Meet including the lesson observations.
UWCA has a responsibility to prevent illegal working and will conduct the necessary right to work checks before employment begins following Home Office guidance. Successful candidates will be asked to produce original documents demonstrating an ability to live and work in the UK before their employment commences. UWCA holds a UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI) sponsorship licence and may be able to offer a certificate of sponsorship to preferred candidates to allow them to apply for a visa to work at UWCA. This UKVI tool allows candidates to check if a visa is required: https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa Candidates who may require a visa to work at UWCA are encouraged to discuss their immigration status with UWCA to establish if the role they are applying for is capable of sponsorship.
UWC Atlantic is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.
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