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Music Teacher, Grades 6-9 - Avenues Shenzhen

Shenzhen, China
Secondary Division (Shenzhen)

Position: Music Teacher, Grades 6-9  

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 creativity and deep collaboration. 

Avenues Shenzhen opened in August 2018, our first campus in China. Avenues Shenzhen provides a unique early childhood program, and is now expanding to serve students in all grades from grades from toddler through 12. Avenues Shenzhen furthers Avenues' longstanding commitment to developing multiple campuses in China, providing a transformative, world-focused education.

 

SECONDARY DIVISION

The Middle and Upper Grades are where our ambitious goals for Avenues graduates, defined in our mission statement, are most comprehensively realized. While in grades 6-12, we prepare students for a globally connected, innovation-driven, and largely unknown future. Our students will be: accomplished in all the academic skills you would expect, at ease beyond their borders, and confident because they excel in a particular passion. 

WHAT YOU’LL DO 

The Avenues Shenzhen music program will inspire our students to grow deeply as musicians and appreciators of music. We envision our students uplifted, connected and inspired by their experiences of deliberate practice, rehearsing and creating music together, and performing frequently in public. Our students will bring diverse musical experiences, from significant individual study to no experience at all; in our program, all are welcome. You will form small student ensembles with all interested students, and arrange and adapt music specifically for those groups from a range of styles and traditions. You will also: 

  • Ensure that students grow dramatically in passion, understanding and skill in music performance 
  • Grow the music program over time, working closely with division leaders and other Avenues arts teachers
  • Build a learning atmosphere that leads students to feel part of a rigorous but joyful learning community
  • Collaborate intensively with colleagues to make interdisciplinary connections that deepen student learning
  • Inspire trust and confidence among parents and families

WHAT YOU BRING

  • At least 2 years of experience teaching music to adolescents, with clear evidence of students' musical growth and development 
  • Deep knowledge of, and an infectious passion for, a range of musical styles and traditions
  • Comfort with arranging music for student ensembles of diverse instrumentation and ability levels
  • 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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