Design Technology Teacher - American International School - Kuwait

Design Technology Teacher - American International School - Kuwait
American International School
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AIS nurtures students within a highly engaging, motivating professional culture built on the norms of collaboration and supportive instructional coaching. An AIS educator sees themselves as a role model within a classroom environment that is academically rigorous, inclusive, and driven by the inquiring mind of a diverse student body. Within our educational programs and initiatives, teachers and leaders are supported in their personal growth and development. We personalize the learning experience in progressive and meaningful ways through collaborative professional development time and externally through digital learning platforms and media that challenge our thinking and the actions we take within the classroom. Professional development is continuous and expected, and at AIS, we are often setting the bar rather than responding to outside influencers. Each time we gather, we strive to learn and grow from one another. The IB frames our learning and that of the student learning experience. Our accrediting authorities provide us the feedback we need to continuously demonstrate improvement and we are often looking at data as a way to provide the most significant experience to our students. Our new staff experience the rewards of professional dialogue accompanied with spontaneity and friendship, as well as open and honest communication alongside professionalism and collegiality. This paves the way for trusting relationships that are pillars of a well spirited school community. We also seek balance and our rich menu of athletics and activities programs at AIS, as well as social communities and gatherings, help achieve this. Kuwait offers an ideal opportunity for staff to become life-long friends and colleagues. With provided housing and very limited expenses, staff are able to live close to school, allowing for easy collaboration, and are able to afford the travel excursions offered within, and just outside of, the Middle Eastern region.


The Design Technology position is framed by the Middle Years Programme and the design cycle and immerses students in units that showcase experimental design (building chairs out of cardboard, for example), leveraging technology (3-D printer use to create spinners, for example), and offering STEM-focused lessons utilizing Lego Mindstorms.


Please include the following in your Teach Away portfolio:

  • A cover letter including your interest in a position, no more than one page in length
  • A current resume or C.V. indicating related educational and teaching and/or leadership experience
  • Copies of all degrees earned
  • Copies of all transcripts
  • Copy of background/police check from your country of residence
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
Posted: February 2018
This is a Direct to School Job
Salmiya , Kuwait
August 2018
2 Years
Licensed Teacher, University Graduate
Gr. 7, Gr. 8, Gr. 9, Gr. 10, Gr. 11, Gr. 12
USD 2920 - 5000

Job Benefits

  • Competitive Kuwait tax-free salary
  • Provided housing and utilities
  • Work VISA costs fully covered
  • Settling-In and shipping allowance
  • Round-trip excursion airfare annually to home point of origin
  • Generous professional development allowance
  • IB Programme training on-site, and off-site if selected
  • Opportunities for growth and leadership development

Qualifications & Requirements

2 Years
Design, Technology
  • Native speaker of English
  • North American Accredited Bachelor’s Degree
  • Teaching licensure, endorsement or certification
  • Two-years of teaching experience
  • International teaching experience preferable
  • Must have letters of recommendation
  • Background check required

About Kuwait

Licensed teachers can teach in Kuwait's private international schools for the chance to experience life in the Middle East while earning an excellent salary and benefits. Hot and sunny year-round, Kuwait's welcoming residents and beautiful weather make for an incredible experience teaching overseas.

Arabic, English
4.35 million (140th)
Unitary hereditary constitutional monarchy
Islam, Christianity