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Head of Art - Visual Arts

Beijing Haidian Kaiwen Academy
Beijing, China
School will provide on campus department (no charge) for teachers or off campus apartment with housing allowance
We offer round-way tickets to teachers and one of their dependent for each school year.
Start date
Start August 2024
2 years
  • High School
  • University Graduate, Licensed Teacher
  • Master
  • 5 years of teaching experience
  • art/education
  • Teaching Credential/License
  • United States (USA), United Kingdom (UK), Canada, South Africa, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, France, Italy


  • 5 years of full-time teaching experience in visual arts
  • 3 years head of department experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher with a teaching certificate
  • Enthusiasm for teaching and learning
  • Interested in China, Chinese language and culture
  • Optimistic, open-minded, good sense of humor, skilled communicator
  • Teamwork spirit
  • The salary and benefits package we provide will be very competitive depending on the qualifications and experiences of the successful candidate.
  • Competitive base yearly salary and promotion system
  • Paid winter and summer vacations & public holidays
  • Contract fulfillment bonus
  • International cover health Insurance for teachers and their dependents
  • Social Insurance & Medical Insurance
  • Flight to school from point of origin and relocation allowance
  • Visa fees are covered by the school
  • Free on-campus lodging or a generous housing allowance
  • Annual flight allowance
  • Meals: 3 meals free for school days.
  • Education for dependents (5-18 years)
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Rich staff activities, and clubs. Excellent on-campus facilities including gym, swimming pool, tennis court, golf driving and putting ranges, etc.

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the smooth and effective operation of the art department
  • Lead a team of art teachers, providing guidance and leadership to the team
  • Help the School to design and implement art curriculum
  • Supervise, observe, and arrange art instructors to give lessons according to the curriculum
  • Form mentor-student mechanism among the art department, train and cultivate young teachers, and organize class observation within the department

Teaching Responsibilities:

  • Teach the assigned visual arts in multiple classes for secondary school.
  • When possible, the school will attempt to assign teachers to specific school levels i.e. 1-5 for Primary School, 6-8 for Middle School, 9-12 for High school
  • Teach knowledge and skills in art, including theory, history, and culture.
  • Lead or assist in an Enrichment Program course of up to 3 hours per week
This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

Beijing Haidian Kaiwen Academy (KWA), is a K-12 international school accredited by Cognia and is a WASC candidate school. Located at the foot of the picturesque and historic YuQuan Mountain, Haidian District in Beijing, the KWA campus is 200,000 square meters of beautiful gardens that integrate natural ecology, cultural heritage, and modern beauty with 140,000 square meters of green space.

Curriculum at KWA

Our school is organized into Primary School, grades K-5, the Middle School, grades 6-8, and high school, grades 9-12. Under the guidance of the Ministry of Education’s nine-year compulsory education program, KWA’s curriculum is built on strengths from both Chinese and Western education.

For Primary and Middle School, we follow a bilingual program using the US Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards and the Chinese National Curriculum.

For High School, we follow the US Common Core and College Board AP curriculum and offer UK IGCSE and A-Level UK programs.


To cultivate nationalistic and globally minded leaders

To honor and carry forward KWA’s mission of laying a solid foundation to cultivate future leaders. We seek to cultivate students with leadership, global vision, and devotion to family and country.


KWA’s educational vision is to guide students to explore their talents. While perusing global competencies, to support teachers in reaching the top of their careers and pushing themselves forward to becoming one of the best schools worldwide.

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