Kowloon Junior School

Expressive Arts Coordinator (Specialism in Music)

Far East, Hong Kong

Responsibilities
Kowloon Junior School is looking for a Expressive Arts Coordinator. The position will be a full-time two years contract starting August 2019, renewable by mutual consent. 

The Expressive Arts Coordinator will work to ensure a consistent and cohesive approach to Music, Dance, Drama & Performance across the whole school. 

The Expressive Arts Coordinator will further be expected to:

  • work closely with the Music Teacher (0.5) and other colleagues to develop an Expressive Arts programme across the school (Y1-Y6) to incorporate Music, Dance, Drama and Performance
  • teach music skills across the school
  • coordinate and prepare students for concerts/ performances within the school and across the Foundation
  • coordinate curriculum documentation
  • support the school’s assembly programme
  • coordinate the school choirs and orchestra 
  • add value to our musically talented cohort of students
  • coordinate the provision of peripatetic music teaching
  • represent the school at ESF Curriculum Group meetings
  • work with all teachers to ensure the Expressive Arts programme has authentic links across the PYP programme of Inquiry
  • work closely with the PYP Coordinator to promote, enhance and develop the Arts across the school
  • line manage and performance manage the 0.5 Music teacher
  • be responsible for areas of the KJS School Development Plan related to Expressive Arts

Requirements

  • The prospective candidate for the Expressive Arts Coordinator post must be able to demonstrate the following essential criteria: 
  • hold qualified primary teacher status
  • be student-focused and set high expectations in terms of music and other expressive arts
  • have specialist music qualification
  • ability to play a range of instruments to a high standard
  • ability to build the school image in terms of music and expressive arts with parents and the wider community
  • minimum of 3 years teaching experience 
  • evidence of outstanding leadership of pedagogy and practice in expressive arts
  • work collaboratively as part of a dynamic and innovative team
  • have the musical expertise and talent to add value to an already highly talented cohort of students 
  • use technology to support and enhance learning and teaching
  • have a sound knowledge and understanding of assessment including the ability to analyse data to support student attainment
  • coordinate curriculum documentation in line with PYP standards and practices
  • possess a positive and optimistic outlook and warm personality 
  • evidence a clear understanding of the PYP framework and a transdisciplinary approach to learning

It would also be an advantage to any prospective candidate if they were able to demonstrate some or all of the following desirable criteria: 

  • currently working as a Music Coordinator/ Expressive Arts Coordinator 
  • proven track record of developing expressive arts across the primary phase
  • evidence of further professional study
  • experience within an IB PYP curriculum framework
  • experience of teaching across the primary phase 
  • teaching experience in both home country and overseas 

Closing Date: 10 Feb 2019
For enquiries, please contact Astor Gibbons at jobs@kjs.edu.hk

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Start Date: 01-08-2019

Apply By: 10-02-2019