Posted: October 10, 2023
International Christian School
Full Time, Permanent
Music Teacher (Elementary School)
As a Music Teacher at the International Christian School in Hong Kong, you will be joining a team of seasoned and dynamic Christian professionals who seek Christ-centered academic rigor in our teaching and learning. Holding students to high standards, you will cultivate a positive learning environment that facilitates the achievement of the School’s Expected School-wide Learning Results (ESLRs), informed by a biblical worldview.
What you will do:
Create and maintain a positive learning environment that values student care, promotes positive relationships, and contributes to the intellectual and spiritual growth of students.
Plan, prepare, and deliver lessons that align with the school’s curriculum policies to provide clear objectives and learning outcomes for Music.
Implement standards-based grading and assessments that facilitate effective feedback according to students’ proficiency levels for specific knowledge and skills standards.
Promote the welfare of children and support ICS in safeguarding children through relevant policies and procedures.
Maintain regular communication and trust with parents in a welcoming, engaging and collaborative manner.
Work effectively and efficiently with other faculty members in grade and subject teams.
Participate in administrative tasks that are core to the school’s operation, such as curriculum management, service on committees, as well as engagement in co-curricular activities.
We are looking for someone with:
Strong passion and commitment to Christian education, and the ability to integrate biblical principles in their teaching.
A bachelor’s degree in education or PGCE/PGDE or equivalent awarded by an accredited university. A recognized qualification in Music Education is essential.
A minimum of 2 years relevant experience in classroom teaching to elementary school students. Experience in teaching advanced music theory is highly preferred.
Demonstrated competence in instrumental music, including but not limited to piano (e.g. ABRSM Grade 8 or above), as well as music technology and software.
Skills and experience in teaching choral ensembles, or band instruments to beginners in a school setting. Knowledge of basic guitar skills are preferred.
Proven effective classroom and stage management experience, with the ability to handle emergency situations with appropriate safety protocols and a calm demeanor, that supports student development and models biblical principles.
A team player with a positive attitude and growth mindset, and the ability to interact positively with faculty, students and parents in all aspects of school life.
We are committed to providing a secure environment safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All applicants must be willing to undergo thorough background checks and child protection screening.
What we offer:
We offer a 5-day work week and an attractive international remuneration package, commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. As part of the ICS Community, you will have the opportunity to work with colleagues and students of diverse cultural backgrounds. We provide resources and support to teachers and support staff with professional development for their career progression. We have a supportive and engaging working environment marked by a distinctive Christian ethos.