Piano Teacher:

Kodaikanal International School - Dindigul, Tamil Nadu

Kodaikanal International School

Job Description :

Piano specialist to teach individual lessons and assist with ensembles (Gr 4-12 students) within the IB Middle Years and Diploma Programs.

Preferred Academic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors in Dindigul (or equivalent), M.Ed. desirable
  • Teachers Certificate or Diploma from ABRSM / TCL or equivalent in the specialized instrument

Professional Experience:

  • At least one year teaching experience in a multi-cultural or international context with students of different age groups desirable
  • Preference will be given to applicants with the ability to play and teach an instrument apart from specialty area

Professional Skills:

  • Dedicated to student learning
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Team player with ability to delegate and coordinate work
  • Willing to work creatively with available materials/ resources
  • Able to create and teach interdisciplinary lessons.
  • Understand the developmental characteristics, differences in learning styles and intelligences and adapt lesson planning and teaching appropriately
  • Capacity to support the goals and mission of KIS through his/her personal philosophy.

Responsibilities:

  • Support KIS guiding principles
  • Teach individual and classroom lessons, as integrated into regular classroom hours
  • Teach up to 75% out of total instructional periods in a 5-day cycle.
  • Preparation, marking, report writing and all other administration related to the teaching of the subject(s).
  • Participate in departmental meetings, planning, in-service training activities and invigilation duties as required by the Head of Department or Coordinators.
  • Be available to conference with students out of class.
  • Promptly pass information to advisors, residential Parents and Coordinators when student’s attendance, academic performance or behaviour is praiseworthy or giving cause for concern.
  • To be available for work on campus in good time to complete all necessary preparations and meetings before the start of the term.
  • To hand-over all relevant material l to the HoD / Coordinator upon departure from KIS
  • To respect the confidential nature of discussions at staff meetings and other contexts in which sensitive information is likely to be communicated – particularly in terms of interaction with students.
  • Support residential life of the school by chaperoning activities, clubs, field trips, camp, long weekend field day etc., and being an advisor to a group of students.
  • Fulfill other duties as required by the Head of department/Vice Principal/Principal

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