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Drama Teacher

school
Bishkek International School
location
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Start date
Start August 2024
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  • Elementary, Middle School, High School
  • University Graduate, Licensed Teacher, College/University Faculty
  • Bachelor
  • Teaching Credential/License

Qualifications:

  • University Degree in Drama or a related subject.
  • Experience teaching middle and high school students
  • Genuine enjoyment of working with students and ability to enable a wide range of students to reach their academic potential
  • Ability to plan strategically, set and meet deadlines and implement plans
  • Capable of developing new educational programs
  • Excellent interpersonal, team leadership, and membership skills
  • Able to communicate well with students, staff, and parents and gain their confidence and respect
  • Excellent spoken and written English

Desirables:

  • Experience teaching IB MYP, Cambridge IGCSE, and IB Diploma
  • Additional language skills
  • Prior teaching experience in an international environment

Application:

Include:

  • a brief cover letter summarizing your suitability for the post and the reason for applying;
  • your CV;
  • a list of three referees with contact details.
  • Send your application in English 

Deadline for Applications

Interviews and appointments will be arranged as soon as appropriate applications are received. Early application is advised.

To be discussed after the interview.

Bishkek International School is a non-profit community school providing excellent international education in a safe, supportive, and friendly environment. The school opened in September 2011 and now has 380 students from age 2 to 18. Fifty percent of our students are American, Asian, and European citizens, children of employees of embassies, international organizations and international businesses or NGOs. Fifty percent of students are Kyrgyz citizens. The school welcomes all students regardless of ability, gender, ethnicity, language, or religious belief and everyone is encouraged to take part in all school activities. BIS is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) Commission on International Education. As an IB World School we offer the IB Diploma Programme, IB Middle Years Programme (MYP), and IB Primary Years Programme (PYP). We are also a Cambridge International School, with Cambridge Assessment International Education accreditation for the IGCSE program.

Responsibilities:
Teaching

  • Develop, deliver, and assess Drama teaching in Grades 4-5 in the Primary Years Programme, the IB Middle Years Programme (Grades 6-8), and/or Cambridge IGCSE (Grade 9/10), and/or IB Diploma Programme (Grade 11/12), subject to student enrolment and teacher allocations.
  • Incorporate body movement, character development, theatrical technique, improvisation, playwriting, and more into an interdisciplinary curriculum model.
  • Ensure students are exposed to a variety of dramatic forms including creative movement, impersonation, improvisation, mask work, mime, musical, role play, pantomime, puppetry, re- enactment, scripted drama, and skit.
  • Support Units of Inquiry learning by developing opportunities for students to experience a wide variety of scripts and stories from different times, cultures and places and, where possible, access live theatre performances and presentations.
  • Align classroom learning and teaching to PYP, MYP, IGCSE, and DP approaches, as appropriate.
  • Create an engaging classroom environment that motivates students to learn and ensure all student expectations are high.
  • Provide a positive learning environment for each student and inspire students to expand their understanding and enjoyment of the subjects taught.
  • Differentiate instruction to meet the individual needs of each student to be socially and academically successful, having regard to the abilities and aptitudes of individuals.
  • Enhance lessons through incorporating technology into the teaching program and be creative in working with limited resources.
  • Use a wide range of assessment methods to ensure student knowledge and understanding are appropriately recorded.
  • Provide individual tutoring for students who need support to progress in their course.
  • Be an exemplary teacher, clearly demonstrating effective planning, teaching and organization, and high standards of achievement and behavior in lessons.
  • Collaborate with other teachers to ensure a consistent approach to learning and achievement of standards for each group.
  • Work with Programme Coordinators to produce relevant planning documents and attend relevant Programme meetings.
  • Plan, keep and report appropriate records to school management and parents.

Other Responsibilities

  • Work with Head of Performing Arts to create, plan, organize, and direct plays and performances throughout the year.
  • Supervise Extended Essay Students for the IB Diploma, and/or Community Service projects for High School and Middle School students (as required, according to student needs and teacher allocations).
  • Organise and lead extra-curricular activities and student engagement in issues related to performing arts or other areas of interest, to promote positive interactions among students of all ages and develop their academic, creative and sporting potential.
  • Organise and lead relevant educational visits for Middle/High school students if required and agreed upon.

General

  • Maintain knowledge of current educational theory and practice and undertake professional training in liaison with the Head of Visual Arts.
  • Act by the budgets, policies, procedures, directions, and decisions of the school management
  • Act as an ambassador for the school and act in a manner that upholds the values and ethos of the school at all times
  • Maintain high quality standards in all areas of the school
  • Any other activities as agreed with management to contribute to the overall development of the school.

Reporting

  • Report to the Head of Performing Arts Department
  • Work closely with the Programme Coordinators for PYP, MYP, IGCSE, and DP, as appropriate.

Timing & Duration
The position is available starting 14 August 2024. This is a part-time or full-time position for a minimum of one year and ideally longer.

This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

We are a non-profit community school with 300 students from over 30 countries from ages 2 to 18 years old. BIS is an IB World School, offering the IB Diploma Programme (DP) for students aged 16–18, the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) for students aged 11-13 and the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) for students aged 3-10.

For students aged 14-16 we provide the accredited Cambridge IGCSE program as a sound basis to enter the IB Diploma Programme. BIS is also accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) Council for International Schools, providing international accreditation of our High School Diploma, and by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Kyrgyz Republic, to provide national school completion certificates following state examination.

The country is very welcoming, with an open and democratic approach following independence in 1991. The capital, Bishkek, is home to one million people in the foothills of the Tian-Shan mountains where the low cost of living, cultural freedom, and easy access to skiing and hiking make it one of the most attractive cities to live in Central Asia. While being within central Bishkek, the actual school location is in a quiet residential area.

This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job
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