Art Teacher

St Andrews

WHAT DOES THIS JOB INVOLVE

Throughout the three-week course, the Art Teacher will introduce a wide variety of artistic techniques and styles, covering skills such as line drawing and oil painting to more contemporary practices such as sculpting and cartoon illustration. This programme allows for all levels and abilities to uncover their artistic potential and develop their own unique style.

As an ISSOS teacher you have your own class of international students aged between 13-18 years old. ISSOS ensures that classes are kept small in order to provide individual attention, personalised instruction and create an encouraging and supportive environment for students to learn while having fun and making new friends from around the world. 

Although we provide every teacher a guide as to what each lesson should achieve, we encourage teachers to bring their own experience and personality to each class and create their own stimulating and challenging lesson plans.

We are looking for charismatic, inspirational individuals who are experienced in their field and have experience in leading, motivating and encouraging a group of young people.

All of our summer positions are fully residential and all of our staff teams will be actively involved in the various events and activities that we put on for our students.

YOUR MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Teaching a class of international students, 3 hours per day, 4 weekday afternoons, for the duration of the 3 week programme
  • Creating and executing interesting and engaging lesson plans
  • Taking part in evening activities (compulsory rota basis)
  • Making sure students are safe and happy at all times
  • Being a positive role model
  • Contributing a short article for our summer magazine, The ISSOS Times

WHAT SKILLS/EXPERIENCE DO YOU NEED?

  • Previous teaching experience is essential
  • Experience in teaching international students preferred
  • Strong background knowledge and skills in a variety of artistic techniques
  • You must be fluent in English

THE TYPE OF PERSON WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

  • Clear and effective communicator
  • Enthusiastic and self motivated
  • Passionate about instilling a love for your subject in your students
  • Team player who is willing to be involved in the wider summer school programme  

WHO CAN APPLY?

To apply for our roles you must either be a UK or a US citizen, or have the legal right to work in the country you are applying for a role in. Please note that we cannot sponsor visas for working in the UK.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU SHOULD KNOW?

  • All of our staff must pass a full criminal background check*
  • We provide full bed and board for you at our campuses, plus fixed payment
  • All staff are required to be on duty (on a rota basis) for evening programmes, activities, day trips and arrival/departure days.
  • This role is available in St Andrews

WHAT WILL YOU GET OUT OF IT

Our Teaching roles are a great opportunity for anyone looking to build on their previous teaching/tutoring work to gain invaluable experience that can be put into use in your full time career. With guidance from us, you will be given the freedom to develop your own lesson plans, and build on your classroom experience with students from over 80 nationalities, at the same time as having a fantastic summer experience of your own. No two days at ISSOS are the same and we are really proud of the fact that our staff team have as much fun during the summer as our students do. 

WHEN AND WHERE WE NEED YOU:

St Andrews: 25th June - 15th August 2022

Read our staff testimonials or check out our Staff FAQs 

Disclaimer

*ISSOS International and ISSOS USA are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students and expects all stakeholders to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be expected to hold a current PVG/DBS or equivalent enhanced background check/be willing to obtain one. The cost of this will be covered by the company. Employment will be subject to the company receiving two references from previous employees covering your suitability for the specific position and working with those under 18 years old.

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