ABOUT OUR SCHOOL Atlanta International School (AIS) offers the full International Baccalaureate (IB) continuum to all students, from 3K through grade 12. Our challenging academic programs develop internationally-minded, critical-thinking students able to take complex and often disparate knowledge, concepts and skills, and forge these into new and unique ways of solving problems. We provide a rigorous education in a diverse, multicultural, multilinguistic community where the reality and hope of human potential are in action.
Our mission at AIS is to develop courageous leaders who shape their world for the better. All AIS employees believe deeply in the potential of each student, value critical thinking (their own and students’) and know learning can be fun and exciting. AIS offers an incredible spirit of community and diversity of perspectives that come from students, families, and employees representing more than 90 nationalities and over 60 languages.
Teachers at AIS are innovators and leaders who have a passion for working with students in a multicultural community and are always seeking new ways to personalize learning. With an interdisciplinary focus, AIS teachers also integrate innovative learning strategies while working with a diverse student population.
This is a part-time position (20 hours per week) working as a Science Lab Technician Assistant to students in grades 6-12, beginning August 1, 2022.
Reports to: Science Group Leader Start Date: August 1, 2022 Application Deadline: May 27, 2022
Preparing the equipment and chemicals needed for MYP classes as long as sufficient notice was provided in writing through lab logger.
Cleans up hazardous spills, such as mercury and acids and bases and administers. first aid related to chemical accidents as required.
Maintains Chemical Storage standards.
Provide the SDS and or CLEAPPS cards for the chemicals requested as part of the lab prep work.
Maintains and repairs lab equipment such as microscopes and ray boxes.
Properly sterilizes equipment and cleans glassware using the appropriate solvents.
Returning equipment in a serviceable and clean condition to its allocated storage.
Informing the head of science of any short notice requests.
Assist in laboratory classes helping with equipment use and safety.
Available to co-teach as needed in the MYP classes, and assists MYP Science field trips.
Provide cover for MYP classes as needed.
Assisting with the annual chemical inventory check and report to the head of science.
Assisting with the annual valuable equipment inventory check in the biology and physics laboratories.
Maintaining the basic equipment stocks in each science classroom throughout the school year. Work with teachers to maintain classroom organization and cleanliness.
Assisting teaching in implementing the Interdisciplinary Learning experiences between Science and other subjects.
Assist with the Middle School Science Olympiad, other individualized projects in MYP (ex: Personal project, Innovators, etc.).
Undergo professional development training sessions as required.
Ideal candidates will have experience with a range of pedagogical approaches and will be excited by the opportunity to teach a diverse student body in an inquisitive and inquiry-based environment. The ideal candidate has demonstrated effective equitable and inclusive practices within and outside the classroom. A passion for working with adolescent learners, flexible attitude, commitment to lifelong learning, and a sense of humor are essential.
A relevant Bachelor’s degree, equivalent, or in pursuit of a relevant Bachelor’s with two years completed
The successful candidate should have a passion for education and extensive experience teaching science
Enthusiastic about teaching within a multicultural and multilingual environment. Flexibility of approach and a collaborative style are essential.
A commitment to equity and inclusion, inquiry and experiential based pedagogy is essential alongside a willingness to adapt and develop pedagogy to meet the needs of our learners.
Experience of teaching IB MYP and IBDP is desirable, but good applicants with other curriculum experience are also welcome to apply.
Excellent interpersonal, organizational, communication, and collaborative skills.
KEY ROLE COMPETENCIES
Builds Relationships and Rapport
Creative and critical thinking
Strong communication and organizational skills
TO BE CONSIDERED To be considered for the above-mentioned position, please submit the following items: a letter of interest, resume, and email and phone contact information for three professional references with at least one being supervisory in nature by the stipulated deadline. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. We will contact those applicants whose skills and experience best match our needs. Due to the high volume of applications, we regret that we are not able to take or return phone calls regarding employment.
AIS is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The School’s current COVID-19 Immunization Proof and Testing policy states that all employees are required to submit proof of COVID-19 immunization or participate in regular COVID-19 testing. Regular testing opportunities are provided by the School on campus.
EEO AIS is an equal opportunity employer. We are a diverse community of professionals that broadly reflects the people of the metropolitan Atlanta area and the United States at large. We aim to align our hiring process with our mission and institutional goals. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion or religious practices, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, citizenship status, national origin, age, ability status, military status, unemployment status or any other category protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws. AIS takes affirmative action in support of its policy to employ and advance all qualified candidates.
Atlanta International School, nestled in the historic campus designed by Philip Shutze in the heart of Buckhead, is an educational blend of Atlanta's old tradition and the pioneering international strength of present-day Atlanta.
As the innovator of a global curriculum for future leaders, AIS offers a program of academic excellence to American and international students, beginning with three-year-old kindergarten and culminating in grade 12 with the prestigious International Baccalaureate Diploma.International Baccalaureate (IB) followed from three-year-old Kindergarten through grade 12 from Primary Years Programme (PYP) through Middle Years Programme (MYP) to Diploma Programme (DP). Accredited by Council of International Schools (CIS), AdvancED and Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) as well as authorized by International Baccalaureate (IBO) to offer IB programs.