Contract: Full time (40h/week), time-limited contract of employment until 31 December 2020
Leipzig International School is an independent non-profit day school for students from Nursery to Grade 12. It provides a high-quality international education, conducted predominantly in English, to children of all backgrounds; thereby supporting a diverse community and promoting international understanding. Over 190 staff members from all over the world work together to create a stimulating and exciting learning environment for our children whose families come from over 70 countries. Established in 1992, the school has grown and developed significantly over the past years. It operates at two locations: on Könneritzstraße (School, Grades 1 through 12) and on Karl-Heine-Straße (Leipzig International Kindergarten).
Our excellent academic results, benchmarked against the International Schools’ Assessment and the IGCSE and IB international examinations, are proof of the quality education we provide at Leipzig International School. The school is fully accredited by the Council of International Schools as well as the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
Are you interested in becoming part of an international team? Do you believe that education is about learning how to become a citizen of the world? Then we are looking forward to hearing from you!
We are looking for a Secondary School Teacher (m/f/d) as of 01 March 2020 to join the Secondary School Visual Arts department to teach Visual Arts.
Your tasks and responsibilities:
- Follow, periodically review, and collaboratively revise visual arts department curriculum plans
- Collaboratively plan and deliver relevant, current and challenging lessons that will allow students to see how visual arts practice and appreciation will help them become citizens of the world who can make a difference
- Plan, assign, and assess tasks for your classes in parallel with other department members
- Provide fast, formative feedback through which your students can improve their understanding and develop their higher order thinking skills through the topics you are teaching them and be transparent with parents
- Keep up to date and informative records of lesson plans, schemes of work, assessments, endeavour, attendance, and narrative reports
- Keep a well-managed and safe shared visual arts classroom
- Contribute to the work of the Art department and the Secondary School as a whole
- Be part of the Secondary School initiative to develop teaching and learning in all subjects and classrooms
- Engage in the life of the International School in this exciting city
The ideal candidate will be:
- Committed to developing a clear and challenging programme for our students
- Able to work collaboratively with colleagues to deliver the programme
- Confident in demonstrating visual arts making techniques and processes
- Positive, encouraging and able to motivate students of various abilities
- Focused on children’s learning and development
- Flexible, open to change, and solution-oriented
- Patient, kind and prepared to accept that you may not be right
- Well-organised, ethical and rich in empathy
- Consistent, persistent and has good classroom management skills
- A degree in Visual Arts or related discipline
- A teaching certification or qualification
- Having confidence in your own drawing skills and being experienced in the process of art making from developmental planning to exhibition.
- Having experience with traditional 2D and printmaking techniques, simple 3D processes, basic lens based and digital technology
- Teaching experience in a group setting with children of secondary school aged
- Experience of working in an internationally-minded and diverse school community
- Being fluent in English (the language of instruction of Visual Arts)
What working at LIS is about:
- Wonderful students who are interested in learning
- The benefit of ongoing internal and external professional development
- A dynamic and diverse workplace which continues to develop good teaching and learning practices
- An exciting and flexible model of working that effectively supports the needs of students
- The chance to engage in the life of the International School in the city of Leipzig, known for its vibrant, accessible, and growing arts community