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Art Teacher

GIS Mission:

GIS is a collaborative community with a student-centered learning environment that encourages growth into bilingual world citizens, who strive for academic and creative excellence, embrace healthy and responsible behavior, and value independence and lifelong learning.


The German International School (GIS) has an art teaching opportunity for the 21/22 school year available. This is an exciting opportunity at a school that has art as a core curriculum component. The art teacher is an integral part of our learning community. We seek candidates who embrace our mission, appreciate multilingual education and love working with children and families.

Areas of responsibilities


  • Prepare and develop lesson plans according to curriculum standards from Germany, the US and PYP
  • Organize and create a learning environment in which students can acquire knowledge and skills independently and as part of a team

School Development

  • Encourage and initiate continued school improvement in curriculum and teaching methods in cooperation with faculty, especially when it comes to the integration of the arts.

Preferred qualifications:

  • MA in Elementary Education, art education or equivalent
  • Native English language skills is a must
  • German language skills desirable
  • Experience with the IB program a plus
  • A minimum two years of experience teaching at the elementary level
  • Should be familiar with a student-centered, inquiry-based classroom, willingness to collaborate with other subject area and classroom teachers for a holistic approach to learning
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check
  • Current certification in First Aid, CPR & Food Handler's License or willing to become certified prior to school year starting

Working Conditions:

  • 40 hours per week in a classroom environment; academic year position.
  • Ability to work occasional evening and/or weekends with advanced notice (as related to program & admission events)
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds


Stefanie Amann

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