IB Diploma Visual Arts Teacher

UWC Red Cross Nordic seeks a part-time (80%) or full-time teacher of IB Diploma Visual Arts (Higher Level and Standard Level) with effect from August 2019.

The successful applicant will take on the Visual Arts classes in IB 1 and IB 2 (in 2018-2019 a total of 36 students). This IB course is taught in “Combined” level classes, i.e., HL and SL students in the same class. Willingness and ability to contribute to the teaching of Theory of Knowledge will be a definite asset. Teachers also supervise Extended Essays.

UWC Red Cross Nordic is a two year residential school for 204 scholarship students aged 16-19, comprising more than 90 nationalities. All students study for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. The College was opened in 1995 and is financed by public funds from the Nordic countries. It is located on the shores of Flekke fjord in the county of Sogn og Fjordane, Western Norway. A growing number of our students have first-hand experience of conflict and/or poverty within their home societies. They are selected on merit or potential by UWC National Committees in their home country.

A teaching position at UWC Red Cross Nordic – involving pastoral care, academic class-based instruction and engagement in the extra-academic programme – is remarkably diverse, challenging, interesting and rewarding. It is, in many respects, a vocation; we are a community responsible for students’ welfare and education, working in a collegial context.

All teachers are therefore actively engaged in the school’s residential and extra-academic programmes. Each teacher acts as an Advisor to a group of approximately ten students. Teachers reside on campus and are attached as an Advisor to one of the student residences. Additionally, all teachers are required to lead or participate in the extensive extra-academic programme.

Like the other UWC colleges, UWC Red Cross Nordic is strongly committed to the mission of UWC and strives to deliver a challenging and transformational educational experience to a diverse cross section of students, inspiring them to create a more peaceful and sustainable future.

The College aims to attract applicants for teaching posts from a wide range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds who are keen to live and work in this beautiful, rural and multicultural community. While IB teaching experience is not a prerequisite, teaching experience at this level will be preferred. The successful candidate will have convinced us of a willingness to contribute to a demanding and highly stimulating international educational and residential community. The working language of the College is English.

UWC Red Cross Nordic is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. All applicants to the College must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers, and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

An application form can be downloaded here.  You will need to open the form in Adobe Acrobat Reader (download here). When completed, save this pdf with your name in the title and, with your cover letter, return by email to the Rektor to The application deadline is 18th March 2019.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the following documents prior to submitting an application:

Person Specification – Teacher of IB Visual Arts
Duties and Expectations for a Teacher at UWC RCN
Safeguarding Policy
Whistle-Blowing Policy
Principles of Good Practice for the Adult Community at UWC RCN

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