Teacher of Music (Primary), Italy

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International School of MilanItaly

Date posted:
Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

The INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF MILAN is seeking to appoint a teacher of Music (Primary) to join us in September 2018

Candidates should be well-qualified, committed to high standards, interested in using innovative approaches to learning and enthusiastic about promoting international understanding.

As interviews will be held on a rolling basis via Skype and face-to-face, we encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible.

Our school

Founded in 1958, ISM caters for over 900 students from more than 60 nationalities. Our present campus opened in September 2013, incorporates a theatre, swimming pool and full-size gymnasium as well as specialist classrooms, labs, libraries, arts and music areas. All of our sections are fully authorised for International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes – Primary Years Programme (PYP) from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 6; Middle Years Programme (MYP) from Grades 7 to 11; Diploma Programme (DP) in Grades 12 and 13. ISM is the most established IB world school in Italy and has an excellent record of results in the Diploma averaging over 35. Wi-Fi is enabled throughout the campus to support the school’s 1:1 learning project, with every student having access to a personal tablet or laptop.

The school is one of several very successful Italian schools belonging to Inspired, a worldwide network of premium schools offering global best practice and professional development.

Our host city

Milan has long been considered the dynamo of the Italian economy and the country’s most cosmopolitan and forward-looking city. Located near the heart of Europe, it is extremely well-connected with three major airports and easy road and rail inks across the country and the continent. Although Milan is a busy commercial centre, the artistic and cultural heritage of Italy is prominent, from galleries and theatres, to its fame as a global focus for fashion, design, nightlife, cuisine and lifestyle. There is a history of sporting excellence and its location near the mountains, lakes and the Mediterranean Sea make it ideal for sporting activities as well as its renowned professional teams.

The position

We are seeking to appoint a Teacher of Music & Singing to join the Primary School Arts team. All students at ISM, from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 6 (Primary) take lessons in Music and Singing each week in our dedicated Primary Music Room. The ideal candidate would be interested and experienced in teaching a range of ages and abilities across the entire Primary school age range (2-11 years). There is also an expectation to run co-curricular activities, including but not limited to a choir, ensemble or school band. The Music teacher will also plan and deliver musical performances (concerts, Christmas shows, assemblies etc.) and seek opportunities to showcase music across the school on a regular basis in partnership with our external music specialists. The ideal candidate will play a range of instruments to a high level, including the piano and be able to read and write music competently.

The initial contract will be for a period of two years, after which there may be the possibility of converting the contract into a permanent position of employment.

Essential characteristics for ISM applicants:

- to be in possession of a university degree in a related subject and an appropriate teaching qualification;

- to have had recent, demonstrable experience teaching the subject within the 2-11 age range;

- to be an enthusiastic and passionate teacher with a love of the subject and the ability to convey this successfully to students;

- to be an EU passport holder or already be in possession of a valid visa that enables to work in Italy.

Previous experience with IB programmes is not required and IB training will be offered, together with relocation assistance.

Why work with us:

  • A knowledgeable and talented staff body committed to supporting the very best in student achievement.
  • IB professional development during employment
  • A competitive salary
  • Support settling in to Italy with our Relocation Agents
  • The largest international campus in Italy and a school where teachers are respected as professionals and afforded autonomy to teach in the most innovative and effective ways.
  • A course of free Italian lessons for new staff
  • Cooked lunches provided free daily.

How to apply

Interested candidates who meet the above requirements should send an application containing the following to Ms Alessandra De Carlo, Head of HR at employment@ism-ac.it:

  • Letter of application;
  • CV with photo;

Contact details of three referees (one of which must be the Head or Principal from your most recent appointment), who you give your consent for us to approach before interview.

The successful candidate will be expected to begin work at the end of August 2018, before which date a criminal records check will need to be completed as part of our child safeguarding policy.

More information about the school can be found on our website at http://internationalschoolsgroup.it/school/milan. The school is one of several very successful Italian schools belonging to ISE (International School of Europe) which in turn is part of Inspired (www.inspirededu.co.uk), a worldwide network of premium schools offering global best practice and professional development.

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More about International School of Milan
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Via Maggio 20/22, Baranzate, Milan, 20021, Italy
Telephone: +39 2 872581
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