Required for August 2020
NIST is looking for an effective and collaborative teacher to join our team. The preferred candidate will have experience teaching IB Diploma Programme film studies and thorough knowledge of all subject matter, as well as the requisite teaching experience or qualifications for film studies. Familiarity with online movie making applications, tools and resources is critical. Another subject area of teaching expertise will also be required. Outstanding communication (both written/ spoken) is also expected.
- Demonstrate a passion for film studies and a strong belief that the cornerstone of student confidence with film literacy is the acquisition of foundational content, skills, and understandings.
- Draw upon pedagogical repertoires for all students to access and succeed in film studies.
- Hold high expectations for all students.
- Demonstrate flexibility and risk taking in being open to and creating new ideas.
- Show appreciation for beliefs and attitudes (growth mindset/resilience) as essentials for success.
- Contribute to curriculum review and development.
- Show appreciation of the impact of formative assessment (as, for, and of learning).
- Leverage creativity to permit students to demonstrate their learning through multiple channels.
- Adopt effective practices to support non-native English speakers and learning support students.
- Support students beyond designated classes should the need arise
- Demonstrate pedagogical humility to continue to develop as a film studies teacher and stay abreast of best practice
- Contribute expertise to conceptually driven curriculum units
- Work both independently and in collaboration with external entities
- Teach another subject area (at present, one year 12 and one year 13 class).
- Commit to action research to determine what practices/strategies have the greatest impact.
- Adopt pedagogical practices in line with the school’s mission, vision and values.
- Utilize different cultural practices in line with international mindedness.
- Ensure students authentically understand what, why and how they learn.
- Seek pre-emptive support when uncertain.
- Contribute to interdisciplinary initiatives.
- Commit to a homeroom/advisor role.
- Demonstrate belief in a holistic educational experience and the ability to connect with students within and beyond the classroom.
- Contribute to the school’s extra-curricular activities/ service programmes.
- Supervise of personal projects and extended essays.
- Be a part of pedagogical and school development committees.
- Perform duties in accordance with the NIST Child Safeguarding Code of Conduct and NIST Professional Code of Conduct.
- Support the school community, professional standards and trust.
- Demonstrate the learner profile attributes/ dispositions at all times.
- Complete all duties as defined by the school's leadership for the designated role.
NIST is an ambitious school with a mission to do our best for every student. We have a focus on achievement in the broadest sense, and a collaborative and inquiry-based approach is an expected feature in classrooms and also within the professional life of the school. Contributing beyond expectations and taking part in activities of the school are important to us, as are an open mind and a commitment to professional learning.