Teacher of Photography and 3D Design, Warsaw, Poland

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Akademeia High SchoolWarsaw, Poland

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Start date: August 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: competitive with generous relocation package
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

About Akademeia High School

Akademeia High School is a new international, academically-selective school in Warsaw, offering IGCSEs and A Levels alongside Akademeia Assessed Courses. The school focuses on developing both students’ academic abilities and their artistic, athletic and leadership potential. The majority of our students are preparing to study at Oxbridge, Russell group, and Ivy League universities as well as acclaimed schools of architecture, art and music. The school has a substantial scholarship programme: about 20% of students are scholars. With a rigorous admissions process and A Level classes taught in the form of undergraduate seminars, the school is like a pre-university university. In the first set of full A Level results in 2019, 74% were graded A*/A, comparable to the top 25 public schools in the UK.

The school has a vibrant academic community actively engaged in shaping the school’s ethos. We are informed by tradition, as many teachers have experience of studying and teaching in the UK, and inspired by new developments in education, e.g. the Harkness Table method, interdisciplinary projects, blended learning and formative assessment. The maximum class size is 12 which allows our students to benefit from more focused and personalised teaching.

In September 2017, the school moved to an award winning, state-of-the-art, purpose-designed building with modern facilities for both students and teachers.

About Creative and Performing Arts

Creative and Performing Arts is a thriving Department at the heart of the school’s community. We offer A Levels in Fine Art, 3D Design, Photography, Drama and Music. Students benefit from a fully equipped dark room, wet and dry art studios, a digital suite, a music room and a large auditorium. The school holds an annual Art and Design competition offering arts scholarships to the most talented students in Poland. Our graduates have been offered places at the top creative and performing arts institutions, including Architecture at Cambridge, The Bartlett School of Architecture, Parsons School of Design, Design Academy Eindhoven, Guildhall Conservatoire, Berklee College of Music, and NYU Tisch. The school collaborates with leading practitioners in Poland and abroad who deliver extended projects and individual workshops and organises regular trips to important cultural venues locally and abroad. 

About the role

We are looking to appoint a highly motivated and enthusiastic Teacher of Photography and 3D Design, who is excited by the prospect of contributing within a Liberal Arts College environment. The successful candidate will be an excellent classroom practitioner and will have a proven record of delivering the highest standard of teaching and fostering  academic excellence. 

About you

We are looking for professionals demonstrably committed to pursuing a career in education. The successful candidate will be able to inspire and widen students’ interests in their subject as well as effectively guide them in exam preparation. 

Educational Qualifications

● A Bachelor’s degree or higher in Fine Art, Design or Photography

● Master’s or postgraduate qualification in a related subject


● Teaching experience specifically in A Levels or International Baccalaureate

● Thorough knowledge of the subject curricula: iGCSE and A Level

● Involvement in extra-curricular activities: professional, amateur, or voluntary

● Experience managing and leading groups of students/young people or arts related projects

● High level of IT literacy 

Newly qualified teachers are welcome to apply

For more information about the school, please visit our website: https://akademeia.edu.pl/en/ 

To apply please send your CV along with a covering letter to: jobs@akademeia.edu.pl 

Closing date:  21st February 2020

More about Akademeia High School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Address: ul. Ledóchowskiej 2, Warsaw, 02-972, Poland. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +48 22 398 71 25
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