CLOSING DATE: 28 MARCH 2020
STARTING DATE: 1 AUGUST 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Contract term: Permanent
Description of school:
The Aga Khan Academy Mombasa is the first of a network of 18-planned academies to be established across Africa, Europe, South and Central Asia, and the Middle East. The Academies provide a world-class education to exceptional students who possess strong leadership potential, on a merit basis. Pluralism is a core value of the educational programme; the student body reflects marked diversity, and includes both national and international students from all socio-economic backgrounds. AKA Mombasa is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, offering an IB curriculum that is locally rooted and globally relevant. Academy graduates consistently earn places and scholarships at the world’s top universities.
Exciting career opportunities await those who wish to make a difference. For further information please visit our website https://www.agakhanacademies.org/mombasa
Description of Position:
We are currently recruiting a Head of Department - Expressive Arts & Technology. She/he will be part of a community that develops young people of talent and potential from Mombasa to be the well-educated, ethical and pluralistic leaders of tomorrow.
The successful candidate will provide leadership and management of the Departmental unit across the school for the MYP, and DP programmes and communicate with the related areas in the Senior School.
The HOD Expressive Arts and Technology will act as an exemplary role model in subject teaching, professionalism, professional development and administration of the department. He/She will be responsible for developing and implementing clear departmental goals consistent with school-wide goals and encourage the development of sound and shared pedagogy amongst the members of the department.
He/She will also be required to carry out continuous and well-documented appraisal of each member of the department and also demonstrate a knowledge and commitment to the development of Expressive Art related subjects in the curriculum, including the infusion of the AK Strands, Areas of Interaction and TOK designed at ensuring a rich and varied curriculum that favors cross-curricular understanding for enhanced and holistic learning.
The successful candidate should have minimum a bachelor’s degree with professional teaching qualification and demonstrated interest in developing reflective practice and connections across disciplines. He/she should demonstrate ability to supervise and mentor faculty. A specialism in any expressive subjects including Music / Visual Arts /Drama /Theater is essential.
The Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students in its care. As an employer, the school expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All post holders are appointed subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks.
Application for Position:
Being an intentionally diverse community, we welcome applications from qualified candidates from all cultural and educational backgrounds. Please note that only candidates who are shortlisted will be notified.
For further information and to apply, please visit www.akdn.org/careers