|Location||Dubai, United Arab Emirates|
|Date Posted||January 14, 2022|
Teaching / Education
MYP / DP Expressive Arts Teacher - August 2022
Business Unit: GEMS World Academy – Dubai
Location: UAE – Dubai
Closing Date 30-Apr-2022
About the Role
GEMS World Academy-Dubai develops inquiring, reflective and caring learners who, through the rigor of the IB programmes have the knowledge, skills and character to take action and create a better, more peaceful world. Supported by highly qualified staff in world-class facilities, our diverse international community is encouraged to develop intercultural understanding and respect. Our aim is to be a world-class IB school that maximises every student’s learning and character to enable them to choose their own successful path, and positively contribute to the local and global society.
Our Expressive Arts Department has transformed student outcomes and succeeded in inspiring a love of Art at GEMS World Academy, through the dedication of staff, their exceptional subject knowledge, and the department’s forward-thinking approach to data and learning. The section is highly regarded among our student body for the care and personal support offered to students. We are now looking for an innovative Expressive Art Teacher (visual, performing and fine) to join this successful team.
The ideal candidate will have extensive experience of the IB Middle Years and Diploma Programme (G6-12) and a proven track record of successful and varied teaching. Genuine alignment with the philosophy of the IB and the values embodied in the Learner Profile are essential, as is a passion for working in our truly diverse community. In addition, we seek a candidate with:
A subject related degree and teaching qualification such as a B.Ed / PGCE / PGDE or equivalent with a specialism in either visual, performing or fine arts
A minimum of 3 years varied and demonstrable support experience teaching a minimum of one of the Arts, ideally within an IB curriculum school, however, this is not mandatory
August 2022 availability
The experience, personality and educational philosophy to continue to drive the education agenda at this flagship GEMS World school with an international student body
The desire to provide outstanding teaching and learning
Aspiration to work in a world-class school with real prospects for enhancing their career
If you are excited by this opportunity and are keen to apply please ensure to mention in your cover letter if you will be traveling with a teaching partner and what subject/year groups they are qualified to teach.
We are committed to safeguarding children and promoting their welfare. We expect all staff to share this commitment. The post is subject to an enhanced check.
About Your Benefits
An excellent remuneration package is available for successful candidates including; a competitive tax free salary, furnished accommodation, premium medical insurance and life insurance, working permit and residence visa, annual flight allowance, tuition fee concession, and other benefits in line with the UAE Labour Law.
In addition to these, we offer:
The opportunity to shape the future of a highly significant IB programme. The IB Middle Years Programme at GEMS World Academy is unique and exciting
A culture of collaboration and an excellent support system
An excellent programme of continuing professional development
Training with the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) for teachers delivering the IB
The chance to shape the future of the subject in collaboration with the leadership team, external education professionals, and exam boards
The opportunity to develop personally and professionally, structured performance management, and opportunities to advance to positions of greater responsibility
A commitment to staff wellbeing, including access to all of our sports facilities, weekly fitness sessions, and staff social events
GEMS Rewards, which offers a package of benefits for staff such as retail discounts, savings on gym membership, cinema tickets and many other offers
Trusted for over 55 years and now a third generation education family, GEMS Education began in a single school room in Dubai. Today, we have the privilege of educating over 190,000 students from over 176 countries through GEMS owned and managed schools globally; over 270,000 students access resources through our services division; and we will impact 20 million by 2020 students through the initiatives of our Charity partner Varkey Foundation.
About the School
The International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes are at the heart of GEMS World Academy and are internationally renowned as rigorous and challenging courses in which students develop rapidly both personally and academically. The IB Programme is widely considered the gold standard of education, and GEMS World Academy is looking for talented and innovative individuals to join our highly successful team of over 136 teachers, 80 teaching assistants and 44 administrative and support staff and to contribute to the already successful outcomes for our community. GEMS World Academy-Dubai (GWA) is a private, co-educational IB World School for PreK to Grade 12 students. Established in 2008 as a member of GEMS Education, the Academy is authorised to deliver the PYP, MYP, DP and CP programmes, and is also accredited by the Council of International Schools and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). We serve a multi-ethnic community in the heart of Dubai. Our ethos is grounded in the IB Learner Profile; we encourage intellectual curiosity, entrepreneurial spirit, and foster a real sense of communal endeavour. The Academy has gained national and international recognition for its work to improve outcomes for students, as well as its aspirational and inclusive vision. As a member of the GWA community you will have the opportunity to shape the future of the Academy whilst working alongside an exceptionally talented group of teachers and leaders.
For further details about GEMS World Academy, Dubai please visit: https://www.gemsworldacademy-dubai.com
To learn more please visit http://www.gemsworldacademy-dubai.com/
About Application Process
If you meet the criteria and you are enthusiastic about the role, we would welcome your application. To complete the application you would need the following document(s):
- Passport-size photograph
Important Note : GEMS Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of its students. Applicants will be required to submit a current police criminal clearance check or equivalent from their home country or current country of residence prior to appointment.