Art & Design Teacher


Art & Design Teacher

Nova Pioneer is looking for a superstar Art & Design Teacher to teach Senior Phase grades at Midrand Secondary Schools in Johannesburg, South Africa. This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic aspiring teacher to empower students using an enquiry-based learning approach and to be a part of an innovative network of schools that is developing generations of innovators and leaders who will shape the African Century.

Key responsibilities for the role include:

  • Deliver exceptional, real-world, inquiry-based Art & Design lessons that align with the Cambridge Art & Design curriculum requirements
  • Deliver impactful and engaging enquiry-based lessons supported by technology to enhance instructional delivery
  • Observe, coach and be a model teacher for new teachers
  • Infuse joy and passion for learning into lessons so that students are excited about and invested in their academic excellence
  • Set and communicate rigorous and ambitious goals for all students and provide student feedback so they internalize it
  • Conduct ongoing assessment of student progress. Use assessment data to adjust instructional content and delivery techniques accordingly
  • Attend weekly feedback meetings with Deans and learning designers to enhance teaching practices
  • Fully participate in opportunities for professional growth including daily team meetings and reflections, weekly professional development meetings, instructional coaching, and organisation wide learning and reflection
  • Communicate regularly with parents through e-mail, telephone and parent-teacher conferences
  • Contribute to and participate in co-curricular programming for at least one activity in the course of a term
  • Participate in a variety of collaborative teams and committees, fulfil supervision duties as assigned including occasional morning, evening and weekend events

Skills and Qualifications required:

  • A National Diploma / Bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts, Graphic Design or a similar degree + Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) is ideal. We are also open to candidates who have a
  • Bachelors of Education degree but who have strong experience in a similar Art / Art & Design role
  • SACE registered
  • You have a solid understanding of the Cambridge Art & Design Curriculum (ideal)
  • You have strong technical knowledge of Visual Arts & Graphic Design
  • You have a solid understanding of the printing and related media, printmaking, 3 dimensional studies, photography and digital based media, graphic communication and textile design.
  • You can provide evidence (i.e. a portfolio of work) of related work
  • Ability to lead a classroom independently
  • You love teaching and care deeply about the success of each and every student
  • You have an understanding of and passion for enquiry based, student-centered learning
  • You have a deep understanding of children and you know how to connect with the specific age group that you teach
  • You are a team player and you enjoy group problem solving
  • You are adept at using technology for instruction

Read the full advertisement and apply online via the Nova Pioneer website:

Erand, Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa
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