Art & Designs Teacher

Job Category: Teaching Staff
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Kumasi

Job Title: Art & Designs Teacher

Employer’s Name: International Community School

Employment Start Date: September, 2022

School/Campus: Kumasi Campus

ABOUT THE SCHOOL:

International Community School Ghana is a world-class institution providing students with an inclusive, holistic and international education needed to succeed in college/university and become a public leader.

We educate confident, responsible and engaged learners from pre-school through to high school. Our students take the Cambridge International Exams, IGCSE and the AS/A – Level Exams.

THE POSITION:

The school seeks to recruit a conscientious and self-motivated professional with demonstrated commitment to excellence and child-centered practices to teach Art and Designs at the Primary Level.

The Art teacher will be responsible for developing in each student an interest in and the ability for creative expression in visual terms, using skills and techniques of artistic expression consistent with school guidelines; to develop aesthetic understandings and appreciations; to discover and develop talents of students in the field of Art.

 PRIMARY ROLE:

  • Teach knowledge and skills in art, including drawing, painting, lettering, and art history at the Secondary Level.
  • Provide instruction by which students develop aesthetic concepts and appreciations and the ability to make qualitative judgments about art.
  • Demonstrate techniques in activities such as drawing and painting
  • Understand the versatility of acrylic paints: dry brushing, staining, layering, underpainting, monoprinting
  • Understand a variety of “masters” techniques
  • Knows and can apply elements of design and modern principles of art
  • Knows the fundamentals and different approaches to drawing media technique
  • Provide individual and small-group instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of students with varying intellectual and artistic abilities, and to accommodate a variety of instructional activities
  • Instruct students in proper care and use of tools and equipment
  • Organize storage areas and control use of materials, equipment and tools to prevent loss or abuse, and to minimize time required for distribution and collection
  • Evaluate each student’s performance and growth in knowledge and aesthetic understandings, and prepare progress reports
  • Plan and present art displays and exhibitions designed to exhibit students’ work for the school and the community
  • Maintain professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the school and/or in self-selected professional growth activities
  • Communicate with parents and school counselors on pupil progress
  • Participate in curriculum and other developmental programs, such as after school art club

 PERSON SPECIFICATION:

Requirements Essential Desirable Method of Assessment
 

Qualifications & Training

 

 

§  Good first degree in a practical Art/Design discipline. Fine Art/Textiles preferred.

§  Post-graduate Diploma in education

 

§  Master’s degree in Fine Arts.

 

·       Production of the applicant’s Certificates.

·       Discussion at interview.

·       Verification of qualifications.

 

Experience & Skills ·       Evidence of successful classroom practice in a secondary context

·       Knowledge and understanding of current educational thinking

·       The ability to function as an integral member of a teaching team.

·       Support an open and encouraging team climate.

·       The ability to use a variety of ICT techniques effectively in teaching.

Experience of teaching Art up to and including A level standard.

· A record of successful achievement in teaching Art at the Primary Level.

· Evidence of recent

participation in CPD activities.

· Teaching Technology or alternative second subject

·       Contents of the application form.

·       Interview.

·       Professional references.

 

Professional

Attributes

 

·       Detailed planner

·       Relates well to colleagues, students and parents

·       Approachable

·       Uses initiative and takes responsibility

·       Ability to work under pressure and to challenging deadlines

·       Willingness to be actively involved in the extra-curricular life of the department.

·       Enthusiasm for Art & Design.

Evidence of:

 

·       Willingness to adopt and to share new ideas.

·       Ability to collaborate with team members.

·        Cheerfulness, friendliness and good humour.

·        Has energy, stamina and resilience.

·       Contents of the application form

·       Interview

·       Professional references

 

Application Instructions:

 NOTE: Present portfolio of work, including writing and practical Art designs.

Kindly submit your CV, certificates and a cover letter, a letter of recommendation from your current Head and contact of two references, who will be contacted if shortlisted. Applications will be acknowledged within three working days of submission. If short-listed, you would be interviewed. All appointments are subject to interview, identity checks, criminal record checks and successful references.

Submit queries, if any and your completed application to portia.odei@icsghana.info

 

 

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