Secondary Performing Arts Head of Department (Puxi) - Shanghai, China - August 2020

School - Far East / East Asia
IB- Diploma, United Kingdom
Secondary/ Middle(12-15), Secondary/High(16-18)
Start Date:
01 August 2020
Initial Contract Length:
2 year, renewable
Curriculum Experience Required:
Strongly prefer it
This international school in Shanghai is looking for a Secondary Head of Performing Arts (with music background) to join them at their Puxi campus in August 2020. The role includes the oversight of the academic and co-curricular music and drama programmes. The successful candidate must have current IBDP music teaching experience (with IGCSE music experience preferred but not essential). The candidate will also need extensive experience organizing high quality music concerts and have a strong background working with instrumental groups, choirs and, preferably, orchestras. The school's performing arts graduates frequently attend high calibre music or performing arts colleges (they had an early admission into Royal College of Music, London last year and the youngest entrant into WAPA a few years prior) or university programmes around the world and the school are known as having a very strong secondary Performing Arts programme. While the Performing Arts team does include drama teachers, the Head of Performing Arts needs to come from a Music background. Candidates should also be a holder of a Bachelor Degree and teaching certificate or license, with excellent subject knowledge and several years of full-time teaching experience. They should support the school's values, have passion for teaching students, demonstrate a rigorous approach in teaching different year levels and demonstrate commitment in teamwork. Experience in teaching in an international school with a diverse student body and teaching faculty is a plus.

The school pay competitive salaries, gratuity, airfare (for teacher only) and provide housing, medical insurance (teacher and dependants), and professional development plus tuition for up to two staff children.

The curriculum is based on the National Curriculum for England and also the IB Diploma and offers education from Pre-Kindergarten through to 18 years of age. Pupils take IGCSE and then IB Diploma examinations. The school brings together the best elements of Eastern and Western cultures and is known for their Chinese language and cultural programmes and co-Teacher/co-Principal structure.

With a lively expat community and bars, restaurants, night-life, shopping and culture to rival any large cosmopolitan city, Shanghai truly does offer something for everyone!

Please speak with your Edvectus consultant today about this amazing opportunity.

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Number Of Students:
Over 2000 across 5 campuses
Student Make Up:
Over 40 nationalities including Chinese
Regional Info:
Shanghai is the largest city (by population) in China - and the world - with 24 million inhabitants.Located in the East of China at the mouth of the Yangtze River it is a major Economic and transport hub and a popular tourist destination. Shanghai is easily accessible by road, rail and air and the airport is one of the busiest in Asia offering local and international flights. With a lively expat community and bars, restaurants, nightlife, shopping and culture to rival any large cosmopolitan city, Shanghai also enjoys four distinct seasons with cold winters (down to about 1 degrees in January) and warm summers (enjoying an average high of about 31 degrees in July). Shanghai truly does offer something for everyone! For more information about China, please see the following: Edvectus Shanghai Video:
Tax Rate:
Taxes typically 16-25%
2 bedroom, 3 bedroom
Flights- every 2 years, Gratuity or end of service bonus, Housing - provided, Housing- allowance, Medical or Health insurance, Professional development allowance, Tuition - free for dependants
Suited To:
Activity-typical land sporting types, Climate -moderate, Infrastructure - Highly developed, Unmarried partners - suitable, Urban, Westernised - highly, Westernised - moderately, Women - not restrictive
Minimum Years Experience:
Curriculum Experience Required:
Strongly prefer it
Will Accept Newly Qualified Teachers:
Visa Restriction:
2 years post qualification teaching exp requd, Younger than 60
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