MYP/DP Music teacher and Music Coordinator, Hong Kong

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Renaissance College - ESFHong Kong

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Start date: August 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Basic salary including Cash Allowance ranges from GBP 57,800 to GBP 94,100 p.a.
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

Renaissance College      Website:

Renaissance College opened for students in August 2006 and is providing an all-through education for 2,100 students aged 5 to 18 years. With advanced design and facilities, Renaissance College is testament to ESF’s continuing contribution to the future of quality education in Hong Kong, featuring first-class amenities such as a dedicated sports centre with sports hall and swimming pool, cafeteria, library and performance arts centre; and high-level infrastructure for Information and Communication Technology. We have a fully developed 1:1 Apple laptop programme for over 1100 students and further 500 school owned Apple laptops and desktops. We also have a growing iPad programme.

MYP/DP Music teacher and Music Coordinator

The school requires a MYP/DP Music teacher and Music Coordinator for 2020/21 Academic Year. The position will be a full-time two year contract starting August 2020, renewable by mutual consent.

Teachers in the department/team are expected to exemplify excellent professional practice which leads to high standards of teaching and learning within the curriculum. The Music Coordinator role will work with the Head of Performing Arts to coordinate and collaborate on activities and events during the school year. Teachers are also expected to support the pastoral and co-curricular work of the school and be reliable in exercising their daily responsibilities. Working as part of a team under the guidance and direction of the Head of Department/Year level Coordinator, the subject teacher is expected to fulfil the following roles:

Provide learning opportunities for every student commensurate to her/his needs, abilities and stage of development, by teaching a programme that gives each student the opportunity to experience success, and which challenges all students to achieve their full potential.

Establish effective and positive relationships with students based on mutual respect, recognition of the individuality of each student and affirming their cultural identity.

Provide a safe, effective, challenging learning environment and an attractive and welcoming classroom.

Teaching students, as timetabled, including the setting and marking of work.

Assessing, recording and reporting on the development, progress and attainment of students in accordance with PYP, MYP and DP guidelines and the assessment policy of Renaissance College.

Co-operating with other staff (whole school) on the preparation and development of courses, teaching materials, teaching programmes, methods of teaching and assessment.

Maintaining good order and discipline among the students and safeguarding their health and safety.

Keeping up to date on teaching and international educational developments and sharing enthusiasm and resources with other teachers.

Regularly referring to the Online Curriculum Centre of the IBO and the ESF CLC sites and interactive meetings.

Attend professional development programmes, participating in “on campus” courses and attending professional meetings which relate to curricular, administrative or organisational matters as required; scheduled by the Head of Department, Curriculum Coordinators and Senior Management Team.

Participating in the school system of cover for absent teachers.

Participating in arrangements for preparing students for internal and external examinations.

Participating in administrative and organisational tasks related to such duties as are described above.

Collaborative planning with other teachers within and outside of the Area of Learning Department.

Performing the pastoral duties and House (Dynasty) system responsibilities of a teacher.

Taking responsibility for the safety of students through supervision duties.


• Education: Bachelor Degree in Education, or

• Bachelor Degree in any subjects with PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate of Education), or equivalent

Personal Skills and Abilities

• excellent interpersonal, communication, collaboration and motivational skills

• ability to plan and conduct events, and to lead staff and students in event management

• positive and enabling attitude towards students and staff

• be flexible and open minded and able to consider the larger context

• good record-keeping and organizational skills with respect to curriculum and assessment documentation.

Knowledge and Experience

• a sound practical knowledge of at least one of the IB programmes and a willingness to become familiar with the other two programmes

• no previous experience in this specific area is necessary although previous demonstrated leadership skills will be an asset.

Teaching in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a premier destination for expatriate and local teachers! ESF Teachers enjoy an extremely lucrative salary package and a very high standard of living overall, in an exciting and vibrant world city. The teaching profession is highly respected, student motivation and outcomes are excellent, and all teachers receive considerable support from ESF and school with settling into Hong Kong, as well as with their professional development. Please feel free to contact us in advance about life in Hong Kong if you feel a conversation on this topic would be helpful.

Closing Date: 27 Mar 2020

For enquiries, please contact Alice Har at +852 35563553 or

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More about Renaissance College - ESF
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: State
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 5 - 18 years
Address: No.5 Hang Ming Street, Ma On Shan, New Territories, Hong Kong. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +852 3556 3556