Secondary Art Teacher - Qingdao, China - August 2024

School - Far East / East Asia
IB- Diploma, United Kingdom
Secondary/ Middle(12-15), Secondary/High(16-18)
Start Date:
01 August 2024
Initial Contract Length:
2 year, renewable
Curriculum Experience Required:
Strongly prefer it
This prestigious school in Qingdao, China is looking for a Secondary Art teacher: This position will include a combination of IB Diploma Visual Arts and Cambridge IGCSE Art & Design courses, as well as using the unique school curriculum framework. Experience and training in understanding positive behaviour management and providing pastoral and academic support would be advantageous. The successful candidate will also supervise a part-time Primary art teacher. For a candidate with the appropriate experience and skills there are potential leadership opportunities for the next school year. Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject area and a Post Graduate Certificate/Diploma in Education in a relevant subject, and have at least 2 years teaching experience as a qualified teacher.

The school caters for children from Early Childhood (K2, K3 and K4) to Primary on their Qingdao Campus and from Early Childhood (K3 and K4), Primary to Secondary on their Huangdao Campus. Students complete the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and the IBDP programme in Years 12 and 13.

Teachers receive competitive salaries, accommodation, flights, relocation allowance, medical insurance, and professional training.

The school is located in the beautiful city of Qingdao, which is in the southeast part of Shandong Province (about half way between Beijing and Shanghai). It is a beautiful seaside city with clean air bordered by the Yellow Sea. With winding, cobbled streets it is a modern city that has also managed to preserve some of its historical charm. It's a fabulous location for families and an exciting opportunity to join a relatively new campus in an established and well-respected group of schools.

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Number Of Students:
300+ students
Student Make Up:
30+ nationalities icluding Korean majority, HK, Taiwan Chinese
Regional Info:
Qingdao, known as “sailboat capital” and successfully holding 2008 Olympic maritime competition activities, is situated in the southeast of Shandong Province. Eastern and southern parts face the sea, whilst the northeastern part is adjacent to Yantai city, and next to Weifang city in the west and Rizhao city to the southwest. Like most Chinese cities, Qingdao has a rapidly growing population. With regards to the climate, Qingdao has four clear seasons. In spring, the temperature is pleasant but takes longer to warm up than the inland areas. In summer, it is humid and hot with lots of rain, and in autumn, the weather is cool with plentiful rain. The winters are long and windy with low temperatures. August is the hottest month with the average temperature being about 25 degrees and the coldest month is January, with the average temperature being about -1 degrees. Shopping and transportation is convenient in Qingdao and there are many shopping malls, such as JUSCO, METRO, CARREFOUR and LOTUS. Qingdao Metro is a rapid transport system and there is also an extensive bus network. The cost of living is average and food and clothing prices are reasonable. Qingdao is well-known for its beer festival in mid-August. For more information please see: Top 10 reasons you should visit Qingdao: Qingdao: an exceptional city: Qingdao: a little pocket of Germany in China:
Tax Rate:
Taxes typically 25-40%
2 bedroom, 3 bedroom
Flights- every 2 years, Gratuity or end of service bonus, Housing - provided, Housing- allowance, Medical or Health insurance, Professional development allowance, Tuition - free for dependants
Suited To:
Climate - cooler, Climate - warmer, Climate -moderate, Holiday destination - not typical, Infrastructure - Moderately developed, Unmarried partners - suitable, Urban, Westernised - moderately, Women - not restrictive
Minimum Years Experience:
Curriculum Experience Required:
Strongly prefer it
Will Accept Newly Qualified Teachers:
Visa Restriction:
2 years post qualification teaching exp requd, Younger than 60
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