St Andrew’s College is a leading independent boarding and day school for approximately 480 boys. Founded in 1855, the school occupies a beautiful campus in Makhanda (Grahamstown) in the historic Eastern Cape of South Africa. The school offers a wide range of academic subjects through the Independent Examinations Board and Cambridge International A-Level examinations, and is a recognised centre of distinction in South Africa and on the African continent. The school enjoys a unique and successful co-ordinate model of instruction with the Diocesan School for Girls (DSG). St Andrew’s College is focused on giving boys the confidence and skills to thrive in the modern world, and therefore offers a holistic balance of world-class sporting, cultural, environmental and community engagement opportunities.
St Andrew’s College seeks to employ a qualified, efficient, and dynamic person in the role of
DESIGN TEACHER for Gr. 9 – 12 and Design & Technology for Gr. 4 – 8
This position provides an opportunity for an energetic teacher who enjoys working with young people to join our well-respected team to teach the above two subjects. He/she will be a creative, hard-working person who has experience in teaching both subjects as well as an excellent knowledge of current design education trends. The ability to coach a sport and be involved in extramural activities will be an advantage.
The ideal candidate will meet the following requirements:
The incumbent should possess a relevant qualification and approximately 5 years’ relevant specialist subject skills and experience in any or all of the following: Jewellery and Fashion Design and Manufacture, Visual Communication Design, Architecture, Product Design, and Woodwork (along with technical drawing skills, i.e. elevations, perspective, orthographic, isometric and working drawings).
Knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop, digital 3D design for 3D printing, i.e. Google SketchUp or similar software.
A PGCE and coding and robotics knowledge along with an interest in or experience of teaching A Level Art and Design would be advantageous.
An excellent command of English (both verbal and written communication);
Good interpersonal skills and ability to interact at all levels;
Excellent communication, presentation, and organisational skills;
Initiative and creativity around design exhibitions, displays, and events and writing exciting schemes of work and project briefs;
The ability to always work independently, to prioritize work, and a willingness to contribute to a dynamic team;
Flexibility to work outside of normal office hours;
Experience working in a multi-cultural context and a keen desire and willingness to contribute positively to our transformation and diversity journey;
Willing to support, promote and work within the Anglican ethos of our school.