Primary Drama & Dance Teacher 100% (maternity leave)

For a maternity leave we are seeking a Primary Drama & Dance Teacher Teacher from January 2018.

The person fulfilling this position will demonstrate a passion for the creative arts and actively support the the development of creative thinking across the disciplines. In addition, they will inspire students to take leadership and initiative in developing the creative arts across the school.  In addition to those professional responsibilities which are common to all classroom teachers, the dance position focuses on designing learning opportunities for students to explore expression, creativity and performance through the techniques and methods of dance and drama. The position involves teaching students throughout the Primary School, age 6-11 years.


  • Plan and prepare the daily activities  and provide dance and drama classes from Grade 1 to 5
  • Teach dance and drama theory and terminology through an exploratory, inquiry approach
  • Teach and improve dance and drama techniques with close connection to the ICS Arts scope and sequence
  • Create units which teach students physical and spacial awareness, use of body to express artistic ideas, musicality, choreography skills,  stage presentation, acting styles, character development, personal projection etc.
  • Involve students in broader aspects of dance and drama such as designing, props, choosing music, developing stage settings Research, develop, purchase and adapt learning materials and make imaginative use of resources
  • Celebrate the cultural diversity of the school population and explore possible links with home countries and cultures
  • Select appropriate pieces and prepare yearly dance and drama production according to students’ abilities.
  • Supervise rehearsals

Other Tasks

  • Liaise within the Arts Team to ensure that programme requirements are met
  • Coordinate the yearly productions with the Homeroom Teachers
  • Plan and make schedule for productions and inform all involved (eg. parents etc)
  • Inform Homeroom Teacher about issues of concern related to student welfare, achievement and behaviour
  • Attend Parent/Teacher  and Student-led conferences
  • Attend meetings for planning and administration
  • Attend in-service training and professional development workshops
  • Research developments in the profession and studies relevant professional literature
  • Keep up to date with the latest dance trends, moves, rhythm, music genre and artists
  • Engage in the annual Appraisal Process in accordance with the school’s policy


  • Qualification in Performing Arts and/or Dance.
  • Previous Teaching Experience within the last 2 years
  • Experience in an international school environment advantageous
  • PYP knowledge preferred
  • Experience in teaching learners with diverse needs
  • Strong classroom management skills
  • Strong organisational skills
  • IT competence
  • The applicant must demonstrate knowledge of the developmental needs of children of 5-11 years
  • Empathy and social skills
  • Documented record of excellence in teaching
  • Collaboration, teamwork and active participation in school life

Terms and conditions

The generous salary and range of benefits will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate, with the overall package reflecting the importance of the position.

Next steps

Interested candidates should email a full letter of application, a statement of personal educational philosophy, detailed resume/curriculum vitae, and three referees. The Head of School reserves the right to apply directly to the writers of open testimonials for confidential statements.

Applications should be adressed to:

Ms Mary-Lyn Campbell,
Head of School

We look forward to receiving your online application.