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Re: [teacherartexchange] Art Teaching abroad

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mwhiteec_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Wed Jul 22 2009 - 17:07:01 PDT


Hi, Julie,

When I was researching overseas jobs, there was a surprising number of art
teaching positions. I was offered what would have been a plum job at a school
in Bangkok but it was teeny kids, which I find scary. Instead, I'm teaching
ninth grade English in Quito and love it.

Recruiting for overseas positions starts in November/December, and ramps up
considerably in January and February. There are several fairs to look at: I
attended U of Northern Iowa's fair; there's AASSA for South American schools,
International School Services, and some others I can't think of offhand. When
you register for their services, you have access to their database of jobs.
The new trend is for people to contact schools directly and interview via
Skype even before the fairs begin. Positions are always opening up even after
the fairs and major recruiting have ended.

You should start now. Make sure your certificate is up to date as well as
your resumi and line up some references (some agencies have you send the
references, others require the referee to send it to them). Think about
geographical areas you're interested in, but be open to other places as well.

Melissa Enderle, another long-time member here, has been teaching overseas
for...8-10 years now. She will probably chime in with excellent advice.

Good luck,

Maggie

> Hi all,
>
> Anyone know how you go about looking for art teaching positions abroad?

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