Elementary Lower Music/Art Teacher

Yongsan International School of Seoul

School Info:

Name:Yongsan International School of Seoul

Region:Asia

School Background: 
The Yongsan International School of Seoul (YISS) project was initiated through the work of a task force organized by the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy (MOCIE) in May 2003 as an effort to improve the educational environment of foreign families in Korea. In December of 2003, the task force identified the expatriate community’s need for a school, which was then addressed with a decision by the Foreign Investor Committee to consider the funding and establishment of a new school.

In 2004, the Korea Foreign Schools Foundation (KFSF) was created with the approval of the MOCIE to establish, operate, manage, and administrate Yongsan International School Seoul (YISS), a new international school facility in Hannam-dong. According to the KFSF, "the mission was to establish a renowned, world class educational institution for the children of foreign investors in Korea in efforts to stimulate foreign direct investment which [would] be mutually beneficial to both the Korean economy and the foreign investors as well.”

In 2006, YISS was established. The project was supported by financial contributions from the national government and businesses. The KFSF leased the land for the campus from the Seoul Metropolitan Government and built the school facilities. The operator selected by the KFSF was the International Christian School of Seoul (ICS), which NICS/Oasis had been operating in Korea since 1990 and had an enrollment of over 500 students. ICS - Seoul then moved to the new campus and changed its name to Yongsan International School Seoul (YISS).

Since the move to the current campus in 2006, YISS has doubled in size, increased its Advanced Placement (AP) course offerings, and added many other programs. YISS has maintained a curriculum and climate which reflects the Christian values upon which it was built; however, after being selected by the KFSF, the school began offering parents a choice between a secular track (Oasis) and Christian track (NICS).

The KFSF has remained active in the operations of YISS by providing continued support, guidance, and scholarships. The KFSF has expanded its buildings and facilities in order to further develop and improve the school. Enhanced facilities have enabled YISS to offer more classes and broaden the curriculum, thus greatly increasing the competitiveness of the school.

Job Summary/Objective: 
To develop in each pupil an appreciation of art and music; to teach techniques
of vocal and/or instrumental music and visual art expression; to discover and develop talents
of pupils in the field of music and art; to develop knowledge and skills in listening to and
reading music; to develop knowledge and skills in observing and creating art.

General Responsibilities:
- Establish, develop and implement art curriculum and course materials for each year
- Explain art elements
- Grade and assess students in art in the areas of connecting, creating, and
responding.
- Grade and assess students in music in the areas of creating, performing, and
responding.
- Teach skills in music appreciation, harmony, and explorations in music and in
instrumental music (band, orchestra, instrumental ensemble) and/or choral music
(chorus, choir, choral ensemble) to pupils. Utilize the course of study adopted by the
school and other appropriate learning activities.
- Teach students how to express themselves through art and music
- Teach and demonstrate various techniques and methods of painting, sketching,
designing, sculpting, etc
- Plan a balanced music and art program, and organize daily class time so that
preparation, rehearsal and instruction can be accomplished within the allotted time.
- Maintain/file student art records and portfolios
- Provide necessary support and meet student's instructional needs
- Organize art exhibitions
- Plan and execute elementary music concerts
- Establish and maintain standards of pupil behavior to provide an orderly, productive
environment during art class, music practice, group rehearsals, and music
performances
- Provide individual and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the
needs of each pupil.
- Order and maintain supplies for the elementary art and music program
- Control the storage and use of school-owned property; make minor adjustments and
request repairs to instruments as required.
- Cooperate with school administration in providing musical programs for school
productions, graduation ceremonies, and civic functions.
- Keep all curriculum maps updated
- Perform assigned supervisory duties and responsibilities (before school, break,
lunch, after school, etc.) and inform the proper administration in advance if unable to
fulfill any assigned duty.
- Perform other duties and/or instruction as assigned.

Qualifications:
Current state or provincial issued teacher certification, Minimum of 2 years teaching experience, Minimum of an undergraduate degree, Experience Teaching in an international or cross-cultural environment

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