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STEAM Instructor, Grades 10-12 - Avenues Shenzhen

Shenzhen, China
Secondary Division (Shenzhen)

Position: STEAM Instructor, Grades 10-12 

Location: Shenzhen, China

Start Date: August 2021

 

WHY TEACH AT AVENUES?

Avenues | The World Schoolprepares students for engaged global citizenship during a time of unprecedented complexity and accelerating change, combining language immersion, interdisciplinary learning, a global curriculum, and a culture of innovation. 

Avenues Shenzhen, our first campus in China, opened in August 2018. The campus provides a unique early childhood program, and is now expanding to serve students in all grades from from toddler through 12. As a global network of campuses, Avenues is uniquely positioned to provide a transformative, world-focused education.

THE OPPORTUNITY

The Avenues Shenzhen learning experience is divided into three year-long themes that embody the paradigms, tensions, and values at the heart of innovation and making: Discovery (Grade 10), Innovation (Grade 11), and Foresight (Grade 12). Each unit of study thoughtfully matches the construction of a significant invention with the study of carefully selected texts. 

As an Upper Grades STEAM Instructor you will help establish a new model of high school education with innovation and making at its core by mentoring, guiding, and providing feedback as students create, build, and invent. 

 

WHAT YOU’LL DO

  • Support students to build a range of inventions, including a mechanical clock, telegraph, and smartphone
  • Manage equipment, materials, and maintenance for a state-of-the-art maker space 
  • Support leading discussions on innovation studies and science fiction
  • Collaborate intensively and daily with colleagues to design learning outcomes, monitor growth, and thoughtfully address individual student needs
  • Uphold a culture of welcome, safety and respect in the Avenues community
  • Invoke a robust learning atmosphere that leads students to value being at school and feel part of a rigorous and joyful learning community
  • Inspire trust and confidence among parents and families
  • Work with a talented, multidisciplinary team to connect questions and challenges at the heart of making with the history and future of innovation and science

WHAT YOU BRING

  • A drive to create things from scratch, work from a blank slate, overcome challenges, and adapt to ambiguity
  • Strong background in design, technology, and engineering as well as the associated tools and software
  • Intellectual curiosity and humility to reflect on and continually grow in creating a transformational experience for students
  • Profound commitment to ensuring and nurturing children's wellbeing
  • Highly effective collaborator, eager to listen deeply, contribute to a team and achieve goals together
  • Dedication to learning and developing the craft of teaching
  • Very resourceful and adaptive, eager to embrace constant change, growth and learning  
  • Bachelor’s degree; graduate degree in education or related field is ideal 
  • Professional fluency in English; Mandarin Chinese is a plus 

WHAT WE OFFER  

  • Unparalleled career growth opportunities across multiple global campuses, including a well-defined career pathway 
  • The thrill of a start-up, where everyone helps to build and improve, within an organization with global reach, ample resources and proven results
  • Frequent feedback, ongoing coaching and top-notch, job-embedded professional learning
  • Competitive rewards package, wellness resources, relocation support (as needed), and other benefits to best support you and keep you healthy and happy
  • A beautiful, uplifting, student-centric school environment
  • A chance to change the world of education as part of a global community spanning three continents

TO APPLY 

Apply through the Careers section at https://www.avenues.org/en/careers. Be sure to include a letter of application, in English, in which you thoughtfully explain why you believe that this role at Avenues Shenzhen would be an excellent match for your experience, skills and passions. If you have any questions, please email Chinacareers@avenues.org.  

DIVERSITY, INCLUSION AND SAFEGUARDING

Avenues is deeply committed to diversity, equity and inclusion throughout our organization. We strive to uphold a culture in which every colleague feels that they belong, are trusted, and are valued. We welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds, and strongly encourage candidates from traditionally underrepresented communities or groups to apply. Avenues offers competitive compensation and a generous benefits package.

Avenues upholds the highest standards for safeguarding the physical and emotional wellbeing of children. As an essential aspect of this commitment, all offers are contingent upon successful completion of careful reference and background checks.



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