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NIST International School

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MYP Drama/DP Theatre Teacher

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 Middle Years drama and Diploma Programme theatre arts, thorough knowledge of all subject matter, as well as the requisite teaching qualifications for drama/ theatre. Outstanding communication (both written/ spoken) is also expected.

Professional expectations:
-Excellent references indicating a passion for drama/ theatre
-Strong beliefs that the cornerstone of student confidence with performance is the acquisition of foundational content, skills, and understandings
-Pedagogical repertoires for all students to access and succeed in drama/ theatre
-High expectations for all students
-Familiarity with online tools (whether self-created or other applications) to support reinforcement/ extension/ interest
-Belief that drama/ theatre is safe and fun (with the necessary learning activities to activate such an outcome)
-Flexibility, risk taker, and open to or creator of, new ideas
-Appreciation that beliefs and attitudes (growth mindset/ resilience) are essential for success
-Experience with curriculum review and development
-Appreciation of the impact of formative assessment (as, for, and of learning)
-Creativity to permit students to demonstrate their learning through multiple channels
-Awareness of practices to support non-native English speakers and learning support students
-Willingness to support students beyond designated classes should the need arise
-Pedagogical humility to continue to develop as an drama/ theatre teacher and staying abreast of best practice
-Conviction to contribute expertise to the development of inquiry-based and conceptually driven curriculum units and educational programmes
-Effective and positive department collaborator
-Ability to teach across a range of age groups (Years 7-13)
-Belief in action research to determine what practices/ strategies have the greatest impact
-Pedagogical practices in line with the school’s mission, vision and values
-Utilization of different cultural practices in line with international mindedness
-Ensuring students authentically understand the what, why, and how they learn
-Willingness to seek pre-emptive support when uncertain
-Ability to contribute to interdisciplinary initiatives
-Familiarization with the drama/ theatre DP courses (would be an advantage)
-Contribute with colleagues across the department/ divisions
-Ensuring public performances of classwork and after school ECA drama productions
-Commitment to homeroom/ advisor role
-Belief in a holistic educational experience and an ability to connect with students within and beyond the classroom
-Contribute to the school’s extra-curricular activities/ service programmes
-Supervision of the Personal Project/ Extended Essay
-Volunteer to be 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 school community, professional standards, and trust
-Demonstrate at all times the learner profile attributes/ dispositions
-Complete all duties as defined by the school's leadership for the designated roles

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.


1 Aug 2020

Apply By

31 Jan 2020

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Minimum Experience

2 years

Job Structure

High/Secondary School
Performing arts
Drama and Theatre Studies