Visual Arts Teacher (Upper School: Grades 6-12)

Visual Arts Teacher (Upper School: Grades 6-12)

Full-time, Permanent

Mulgrave, the International School of Vancouver, is looking for an Upper School Visual Arts Teacher to join our experienced team of forward-looking educators to connect with and inspire our students to outstanding levels of achievement in Visual Arts and related subjects in grades 6 through 12. As an IB Continuum School, we develop students’ critical thinking skills, and foster curiosity and creativity to prepare students for a diverse and ever-changing world.

In this role you will:

  • Inspire students  to achieve their personal best by providing a rich and engaging programme that develops students’ skills, promotes curiosity and love of learning, and prioritises well-being.
  • Teach in a fast-paced, highly collaborative professional environment, where innovation is encouraged and student learning and well-being drive everything we do.
  • Benefit from a low student-teacher ratio and a stimulating, well-resourced, technology-rich classroom environment.
  • Provide the best possible learning environment for our highly diverse, multicultural student population.
  • Provide opportunities to enrich learning through the exploration in the arts, athletics, outdoor education, service, leadership and more.
  • Appropriately challenge students, allowing them to feel safe, seen and that they belong.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Teach MYP (Grades 6-10) Visual Arts courses
  • Teach Middle School “LEAP” elective courses to support student enrichment in the arts
  • Support various Upper School (Grade 6-12) co-curricular arts activities, depending on skills and experience
  • Serve as Homeroom Advisor for a group of approximately 12 Middle School students
  • Candidates with the appropriate skills and experience may teach another subject/level, for example Film in Grades 10-12, Design in Grades 6-10,
  • DP Visual Art in Grades 11-12
  • Develop and implement a clear plan for personal growth as an arts educator
  • Demonstrate a deep understanding of and passion for arts education
  • Connect with and inspire students to outstanding levels of achievement in the visual arts

All Mulgrave teachers are expected to:

  • Develop a classroom environment that builds positive relationships and fosters an ethic of care
  • Design, prepare and deliver learning activities that facilitate authentic engagement
  • Identify and select instructional resources and methods to meet students’ varying needs
  • Use relevant technology to enhance instruction and learning
  • Design and implement a range of authentic formative and summative assessments, providing appropriate and timely feedback to students
  • Maintain accurate and complete records of students’ progress for the purposes of teaching, learning and reporting
  • Participate in faculty and parent meetings and special events
  • Model respectful and timely communication with students, colleagues and parents
  • Attend professional development workshops as required by the school
  • Endorse the school’s mission and values

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada (Canadian Citizen, Permanent
  • Resident, or in possession of a valid work visa)
  • Must have current British Columbia teacher certification, or be willing and able to attain certification before start date
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience teaching visual arts to adolescents
  • Hold or be willing to obtain an age appropriate First Aid Certificate

Preferred Experience and Qualities (in no particular order):

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Fine Art or Art Education
  • An academic background that includes art theory and history
  • Knowledge and understanding of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme and/or Diploma Programme
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm for connecting with students beyond the classroom, through athletics, co-curriculars, etc.
  • Experience teaching in a technology-rich environment
  • Involvement with the IB Educator Network as a Workshop Leader, Examiner, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team
  • Strong organisational, communication, administrative and interpersonal skills

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Commitment 

In order to provide the best possible learning environment for our highly diverse, multicultural student population, Mulgrave actively seeks to recruit teachers from groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in independent and international school faculties. BIPoC and 2SLGBTQ+ educators and those with disabilities are warmly encouraged to apply, and invited to reach out for more information about our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice.

We offer a comprehensive salary and benefits package that is very competitive, as well as opportunities for professional growth. Our benefits include:

  • An RRSP-matching program
  • Professional and career development/training opportunities
  • Extended health and dental coverage
  • Short and long term disability insurance
  • Personal day
  • Employee assistance program
  • Plenty of opportunities to get to know your colleagues during our various
  • social events throughout the year
  • Complimentary coffee & tea
  • Fitness / weight room & trainer
  • Chair massages

Please visit our website at for further information about our School.

Resumes should be submitted through by March 26, 2023. Given the location of the school, applicants must provide their own transportation.

We thank all interested parties. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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