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Visual Arts Teacher

Basic Salary: R15,000 TCTC (Depending on experience)
Location: ZA, Western Cape, Cape Town – Oranjezicht
Contract Type: Fixed-Term Contract

Starting Date: 14 April 2023


We are seeking a confident, creative and compassionate visual arts teacher to lead and enhance the vision for a vibrant visual arts program.


The Visual Arts Teacher will teach across the school and report both to the Head of School and Head of Education. 


Key Responsibilities: 

  • Teach visual arts classes across the school 

  • Implement a rigorous and balanced standards-based art curriculum including drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics and printmaking

  • Demonstrate artistic skill using a wide variety of 2D and 3D media

  • Differentiate instruction to meet the needs of diverse learners

  • Demonstrate flexibility and compassion, while maintaining high expectations for student achievement

  • Demonstrate strong classroom management skills

  • Employ instructional methods that motivate students to continue to pursue study in the visual arts community

  • Collaborate with school faculty to develop interdisciplinary curriculum and work with challenging students

  • Organise and participate in exhibitions of student work on and off campus

  • Contribute to departmental and school wide curriculum projects and other initiatives

  • Steward the careful use of supplies, equipment, and teaching resources


Your Skill Set:

As the incoming Visual Arts Teacher, you will possess many, though perhaps not all, of the following characteristics and qualifications:

  • 3+ years’ experience leading visual arts instruction in an urban, multicultural setting

  • Bachelor’s degree required

  • Culturally responsive educator with a strong sense for creativity and thinking out of the box

  • High degree of comfort working with colleagues to build and refine engaging, standards based learning experiences that are responsive to the needs and interests of the communities you serve

  • Collaborative disposition, eager to partner with classroom teachers, staff, and other team members 

  • Excellent classroom management skills and use appropriate authentic assessment strategies to monitor student progress

  • Ability to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of diverse learners and adjust practice to meet the needs of all students

  • Strong organisational skills, setting up structures that allow you to manage your own work effectively and position colleagues for success

  • Operationally savvy

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Excellent administrative and reporting skills

  • Must be comfortable working independently

  • Valid South African Police clearance required

  • SACE registration or eligible to apply for SACE

  • Sexual Offenders Affidavit required

Personal skills and attributes:

  • Obsessed with making a lasting, positive impact on a global student body.

  • The ability to elicit the best from teachers and students through excellent rapport, meaningful engagement and sincere commitment to their success.

  • Ability to engage with students from diverse environments, cultures and communities.

  • Knowledge and passion for the subject area.

  • Inclusive and dedicated to developing all students.

  • Must be able to take initiative as well as self-audit.

  • Must be able to work independently as well as part of a team.

  • Strong organisational skills and flexibility.

  • An ‘excellence’ mindset.

If you are passionate about the Montessori philosophy and looking to take the next step in your career or seeking a new challenge, please submit your comprehensive CV with contactable references to and

In line with POPIA (Protection of Personal Information Act) will attempt to ensure the confidentiality of all applicants for this role. All reasonable measures will be in place to protect personal information but will be used in the recruitment, selection, and reporting process. By submitting your application for this position, you are recognising and accepting this disclaimer.

Please note that interviews will only be conducted with candidates on a short list. Candidates not contacted within 14 days after the closing date should consider their applications unsuccessful.

Closing date: 2 June 2023. 

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