Drama Teacher – Primary School

March 26, 2024

Job Description

BASIS International Shenzhen is seeking qualified candidates for a Drama Teacher – Primary School for the 2024-2025 school year!

Are you an experienced educator looking to grow your career with an established and high-achieving school network? Apply now for our Drama Teacher position with BASIS International School Shenzhen. 

  

Why BASIS International Schools?   

BASIS International & Bilingual Schools is a rapidly growing network of schools in China with a tradition of academic excellence and rigor. Our first school opened in Shenzhen in 2015 and since then we have opened schools in Hangzhou, Guangzhou, Nanjing, Chengdu and Wuhan, with two new schools coming in Shenzhen in 2024. 

  

Our graduates have been accepted into some of the most prestigious colleges and universities in the world, including Princeton, Oxford, Cornell, Imperial College London, MIT, University of Toronto, Johns Hopkins, and many more—with an overall acceptance of nearly 100% to Top 50 U.S. universities.  

As a Drama Teacher, it is primarily your responsibility to develop engaging, content-rich subject-specific lesson plans, and to teach students drama and theater as a form of self-expression, story-telling, and the ability of drama to help shape our communities and society.

Drama teachers dive deeper into theater vocabulary, history, technology, stage design, and movement. Students learn how to tell stories with and without words, self-expression through drama, and how to perform for an audience. Drama Teachers are able to collaborate with other BASIS International teachers to tie in lessons with what students are learning in other subjects. Our Drama Teachers are passionate and excited to teach their students in innovative ways, and our students are eager to learn and grow.

Primary Job Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Prepare subject-specific lessons in Drama for primary school-aged students.
  • Provide subject instruction on a higher level than grade standard, in an interactive learning environment and deliver exceptional results for all students.
  • Implement BASIS Curriculum by designing effective and creative lessons and assessments to ensure students’ education is at an internationally competitive level.
  • Collaborate with other BASIS International teachers to form a community of smart, talented, and interesting people who are passionate about education and readily willing to work in a professional, academic environment.
  • Tutor students in content-specific knowledge and skills to heighten the trajectory of students’ academic and career success.
  • Manage student behavior to foster academic achievement, personal responsibility, intellect, and individuality in all students.

Work Experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree in your teaching subject. Many of our teachers hold multiple advanced degrees in their field. For Elementary and Early Education positions, a degree in this or related field is acceptable and/or encouraged. 
  • A minimum of two years teaching experience as the lead teacher of record in a classroom. This is a requirement for you to obtain a working visa. 
  • An eagerness and willingness to collaborate with and elevate teaching colleagues. Our teachers come from all over the world and bring a wide variety of curricular backgrounds and experience. We seek to utilize this diversity to grow and learn from each other. 
  • High academic standards and a desire to make a difference in the rigor of international education. 

Benefits

Our benefits package and teacher support are nearly unrivaled in schools in China. Expatriate teachers with BASIS International & Bilingual Schools China receive: 

  

  • Competitive salary (dependent upon education and experience) 
  • Global health coverage (including U.S. for American citizens) 
  • Provided accommodation or housing allowance 
  • Annual retirement benefit 
  • Paid travel to and from China at start and end of contract 
  • Annual travel allowance 
  • Moving allowance 
  • Free school meals 
  • Assistance in obtaining your visa 
  • Ability to transfer within our network at the end of your contract 

  

We also offer extensive HR support beginning when you accept a position with us. Our HR and Operations teams will provide tremendous guidance and assistance in obtaining your visa, travel arrangements, housing, residence permit, and more. 

  

Beyond this though, our promise to you is you will be a better educator when you leave BASIS International Schools. Through intentional and continued professional development and coaching, we nurture teaching excellence and innovation not just for the betterment of our students, but our teachers as well. This development can mean career acceleration over the years, whether you desire to become a teacher mentor or a school administrator.