The British International School of New York (BIS-NY) is a dynamic and nurturing community educating children in a stunning waterside campus in Manhattan. We are proud to welcome families from around forty countries to our school, which delivers a distinct and innovative curriculum, combining the International Baccalaureate and English National Curriculum. Alongside this rigorous and engaging curriculum, the school is also committed to providing a broad and inspiring wider programme in Sport, the Creative and Performing Arts and Community Service. The warmth of relations across the school and close, constructive co-operation with families are other essential ingredients in what makes the school such a great place to work and learn. September 2016 was the tenth anniversary of BIS-NY and this post arises because of the continued growth and development of the school. The school opened a new Upper School programme from September 2018 offering Cambridge International IGCSE and A Level courses. We are looking for talented, committed and enthusiastic individuals to join our exceptional team of staff and help make BIS-NY even better.
We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and inspiring colleague to join the Arts Team and contribute to the design and delivery of a high quality Visual Art curriculum using the English National Curriculum and the framework of the International Baccalaureate starting in August, 2020. This role is an opportunity for the right individual to contribute to a strong and thriving department and help in the delivery of Art through the school. An understanding of inquiry-based learning, a focus on process and purpose oriented art-making experiences and a passion for developing creative confidence in upper primary, middle and high school aged students is essential. The British International School of New York is currently in the growing phase of its high school, therefore we are looking to appoint an art teacher new to the field whose initial timetable would include both lead teaching and associate teaching responsibilities. As the school grows in years to come, so will the lead teaching role. The ability and willingness to contribute to the wider life of the school through clubs, trips or other activities will also be an advantage.
Teach art in a lead teaching capacity to select upper elementary and middle school classes.
Serve as an associate teacher in select art classes taught by lead teachers to help address student needs, classroom supervision and delivering a high quality program across all grade levels.
Help develop the Art curriculum across the school.
Support and maintain overall upkeep of art rooms, bulletin boards and art displays.
Model excellent practice within the department.
Help organise activities such as workshops, external speakers and trips.
Contribute to the ethos of the school and encourage high academic and creative aspiration.
Help organize art exhibitions and events in the school.
Support wider arts events in school such as major drama productions.
A passion and dedication to teaching art to children
High level of art skills and experience
A commitment to one’s own studio practice
A passion for working as part of a team, the desire to grow as an educator through collaborative experiences.
Excellent communication skills
The ability to manage a diverse and demanding workload
Interest in working within independent and international school settings
An interest in and understanding of how children learn to create art that is meaningful while developing fundamental skills
The ability to work cohesively with year group teachers and other specialists to promote interdisciplinary units and an awareness of how visual art helps us better understand the world around us.
A thorough understanding of the requirements for teaching and safeguarding children
Flexible and self-motivated.
Well organised with good time management skills.
A comfort using technology as a vehicle for strengthening art-making and understanding.
Knowledge of, or an eagerness to learn about both the English National Curriculum and the International Baccalaureate.
Why work at BIS-NY?
Combining the IB, English National Curriculum and Cambridge International Examinations, BIS-NY ‘s unique curriculum inspires and challenges our students to develop a love of learning and develop as balanced individuals, academically successful and willing to take risks to face the challenges of an ever changing world of the 21st century.
Our students and teachers come from all walks of life, but the enthusiasm they share for learning and teaching helps to foster a unique sense of community that celebrates and thrives on diversity.
The British International School of New York is an IB World School authorised to teach both the PYP and MYP and we are looking to recruit creative and dynamic teachers who can model the IB Learner Profile and will contribute to the daily life of a diverse international community.
A strong commitment to collaboration and being part of a team is essential for those interested in applying to be part of our school community.
Generous salary commensurate with experience.
Comprehensive benefits package – medical, dental, vision, retirement plan with employer match.
Lunch is provided free of charge.
Subject to fingerprinting and background check.
The post becomes available from September 2020.
The British International School of New York is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. All appointments are also subject to the receipt of satisfactory references.
To apply for this position, please click here to access The British International School of New York Application Form. When this form is submitted, please upload the form (pdf which will be emailed to you) together with your CV/Resume and Covering Letter to our application platform here.