Percussion Music Teacher

Department: Music Department

Supervisor: Head of Department and Academic Vice Principal

Position Start Date: July 2023

Position Description: High Brass Percussion instruments specialist with Band conducting skills to teach individual and ensemble classes at Middle and High School levels within an American curricular framework that is fully integrated with IB Middle Years and Diploma Programs.

Preferred Academic Qualifications

  • B.A.; Bachelors in Music Education (or equivalent)
  • ABRSM Grade 8

Professional Experience

  • Play and teach the common percussion instruments

  • Preference to applicants with ability to also teach high brass

  • Demonstrated success in raising the achievement levels of students instruments and percussion

  • Teaching experience (or equivalent) in a multi-cultural or international context is desirable

  • At least three years of teaching experience preferably in a multi-cultural or international context with students of different age groups desirable

Professional Skills

  • Dedicated to student learning

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Team player with ability to delegate and coordinate work

  • Willing to work creatively with available materials/ resources

  • Able to create and teach interdisciplinary lessons

  • Extensive repertoire of classical and contemporary music

  • Understand the developmental characteristics, differences in learning styles and intelligences and adapt lesson planning and teaching appropriately

  • Capacity to support the goals and mission of KIS through his/her personal philosophy


  • Support KIS guiding principles
  • Plan, structure, and execute rehearsals and lessons that are engaging and are aligned with a year-long scope and sequence
  • Teach individual and ensemble lessons as applicable and scheduled into a Monday-Friday school week
  • Implement the school‐wide student management policies within classrooms and everywhere with our school
  • Compile, analyze, and use data on student progress and achievement to target and differentiate instruction
  • Take part and collaborate within a department of other music teachers
  • Celebrate student work on a regular basis, using bulletin boards as well as other methods
  • Share lesson materials and participate in observation/feedback sessions with team leaders, department heads, instructional staff, vice principal and principal

Application Process:

  1. Download Application Form >> KIS Academic Position Application Form
  2. Fill-in the required information
  3. Use the form below to submit your application along with your resume

Please note that applications that do not include the application form and a resume will not be considered. 



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