Campus Pretoria Campus, American International School of Johannesburg
Direct Supervisor Pretoria Campus Principal
Starting Date August 2019
The Visual Arts Teacher will be responsible for developing and implementing a visual arts program in Grades 3-8. The Visual Arts teacher works closely with the Visual and Performing Arts department to collaboratively promote arts within the elementary and middle school.
The successful candidate will have a strong desire to make art visible throughout the campus with cultural connections to our host country and beyond using an inquiry, conceptual, connected, and personalized learning approach within the classroom to enhance student learning.
Current teaching certification appropriate to age level and subject specializations
A minimum of an undergraduate degree in Education
A minimum of three years teaching experience, and strong knowledge in the area of Visual Art at the required levels of study, preferably in international school settings
Preferred Skills and Experience
Strong organizational and time management abilities
A team player with the ability to take initiative
A positive attitude and strong interpersonal skills
Understanding of and experience using Understanding by Design
Experience with a wide range of visual arts techniques
A strong background in using an inquiry, conceptual, connected, and personalized approach to teaching art
Collaborates with colleagues and fosters strong, positive relationships with students and adults
A solid understanding of the developmental needs of both elementary and middle school students
Expertise in building active, collaborative classroom communities that integrates problem solving and critical thinking skills
A proven ability to differentiate instruction and integrate learning through units of inquiry
Ability to use technology as a tool for teaching and learning in a visual arts context
Positive and productive classroom management skills
General Teaching Responsibilities
The Visual Arts teacher will have responsibility for teaching a range of units within a visual arts framework. This teacher will also work closely with the Visual and Performing Arts department to align the elementary and middle school art curriculum with AISJ’s standards and benchmarks.
In addition to the subject responsibilities, teachers at AISJ are welcomed into a collegial and collaborative working environment.
In support of this, teachers are expected to :
Communicate and liaise on a regular basis with fellow department / grade members with regard to planning, assessment, parent and community contact, subject organization and classroom issues including discipline, expectations and routines
Communicate and liaise with other school colleagues in an effort to promote and establish integrative links and / or awareness
Take an active role in behavioral management and pastoral care of classes
Attend and constructively contribute in staff and department / grade meetings
Assist in supervision of students during lunch and recess
Coordinate class and division wide events and activities as deemed necessary
Contribute to and support school improvement plans and initiatives
Maintain up-to-date records of assessment, attendance, planning, reports, conferences, and communication with parents
Establish regular links with the parent community to ensure that parents are kept well informed about student progress
Assist in the development of curricular materials
Lead co-curricular after school activities
Participate in and assist with school events as required
7 : 10 AM to 3 : 30 PM Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
7 : 10 AM to 4 : 00 PM Wednesday
In order to complete the AISJ application process, please click link on the AISJ website vacancy portal and complete the electronic form.
Information captured on this form will be stored on a secure database and will be used to complete a quick check on vacancy compatibility.
Please take note all faculty couples need to submit individual applications.