Whole School Music Performing

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About the job

About The Role

Gems Wellington Academy-Al Khail is currently looking to recruit a Whole School Music & Performing Arts Teacher for September 2023. The school has a thriving Music and Performing Arts community and boasts wonderful facilities. These include 5 academic music teaching rooms, 10 practice rooms, music mac lab, recording studio, black box, dance studio, auditorium and amphitheatre. The music and performing arts department are inclusive and progressive in its vision to create a happy school community, in line with the sustainable development goals.

The Performing Arts Department covers the whole school and the appointee will be expected to teach Music, Dance and Drama across the school. A particular passion and focus for inspiring children in Nursery, Early Years and Lower Primary is essential. A relevant degree in a performing arts subject and PGCE is also essential.

There is an extensive programme of Performing Arts enrichment activities, including choral and instrumental activities, musicals, showcases and competitions. The Music & Performing Arts teacher will also be involved in expanding our curriculum and extra-curricular activities as part of our Partnership with the Urdang School of Performing Arts. It is essential that the appointee maintains a collaborative approach to supporting other Performing Arts colleagues and contributing to the team as a whole.

Being in Dubai, we are situated in the entertainment hub of the Middle East. This allows for many trips and exciting collaborations to happen within The Music Department. This role would be enjoyed by a teacher at any stage in their career, with a willingness to teach across The Performing Arts. There will be opportunities for career growth as well as fantastic CPD opportunities available.

Please do get in touch if you have any questions about this role.

Director of Music

Marie Oliver


About Your Benefits

All positions attract an excellent remuneration package including:

Competitive tax-free salary, individual fully furnished accommodation, free schooling, private medical insurance, annual airfares to country of residence and end of Service Gratuity.

GEMS Teachers also have free access to our loyalty app GEMS rewards www.gemsrewards.com which provides significant savings on day-to-day life in the UAE. We offer thousands of discounts and 2 for 1 offers on everything from flights, hotels, restaurants and retail outlets, making your salary go further and enhancing the opportunity to save whilst working overseas.

About GEMS

Trusted for over 60 years and now a third generation education family, GEMS Education began in a single school room in Dubai. Today, we have the privilege of educating over 170,000 students from over 176 countries through GEMS owned and managed schools globally; over 270,000 students access resources through our services division.

About The School

GEMS Wellington Academy Al Khail is a premium National Curriculum for England School, located in the rapidly expanding Dubai Hills development. The Primary section opened in September 2013 and Secondary opened in September 2014 with current enrolment at 2100. This is an international world class school dedicated to fostering a passion for excellence in learning and in life.

Recently rated ‘Outstanding’ by BSO, children learn in a vibrant, inclusive and creative learning environment that encourages teamwork, critical thinking, independent inquiry and risk-taking. Our staff are recruited almost exclusively from the UK, and are highly skilled and experienced in delivering the National Curriculum. However, applications from other countries are strongly encouraged, especially if you have experience in international UK curriculum contexts. Teaching is significantly enhanced through the use of technology, which is used predominantly by students to create and present new content. Innovation and creativity are actively encouraged and the learning programme is significantly enhanced by a rich and varied extra-curricular programme of over 100 activities, which emphasises our belief that students should be learning from the moment they arrive in school until they leave at the end of the day. We are an internationally minded school with students representing over 90 nationalities and are an accredited member of the Council of British International Schools and British School in the Middle East. We are proud of our high achieving culture: our expectation of all students is that they strive to excel and make significant progress well beyond expectations commensurate to their starting point.

WEK http://www.gemswellingtonacademy-alkhail.com/

About Application Process

If you meet the criteria and you are enthusiastic about the role, we would welcome your application.

To complete the application you would need the following document(s):

  • Resume/CV
  • Passport-size photograph

In line with the UAE’s Emiratisation goals, GEMS welcomes and encourages applications from UAE nationals to join our fast-growing team.

Important Note : GEMS Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of its students. Applicants will be required to submit a current police criminal clearance check or equivalent from their home country or current country of residence prior to appointment.

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