School of the Arts

The School of the Arts (SOTA) is Singapore’s first national pre-tertiary specialised arts school with a six-year integrated arts and academic curriculum, leading to the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or Career-related Programme, for youths aged 13 -18 years old. Under the ambit of the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY), SOTA offers a dedicated development path for those who have interest and show early talent in the arts, providing a learning environment where both the artistic and academic potential can best be realised. With a vision to shape and impact society through an education in the arts, SOTA aims to identify and groom future generations of artists, creative professionals to be leaders in all fields, and to be patrons and supporters of the arts. A school of the future, SOTA embraces a holistic educational philosophy that celebrates experimentation, expression and discovery.

TEACHER (Music History, Musicology, Composition, Electronic Music)

The core function of the job is to assist the School towards achieving its strategic objectives - working in teams to constantly devise meaningful pedagogical approaches and its eventual instructional implementation in class. Teachers are to develop and nurture 21st century competencies, and thinking and language skills to enable the holistic development of the students. They are to engage, encourage and prepare students to meet the challenges that arise.
Teachers plan and conduct lessons in line with the school’s strategic thrusts and objectives with the aim of building a culture of learning. They also keep up to date with developments in their subject area, new resources, pedagogies and learning theories.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Teaching Music to a range of classes of different levels and language proficiencies.

  • Monitoring and evaluating the progress and development of the students under one’s charge and giving useful and timely feedback to students and parents.

  • Preparing and assessing student learning to facilitate positive academic and effective development.

  • Monitoring students’ well-being and motivating them to achieve their goals.

  • Working with others in supporting the department in curriculum development/review and other departmental needs.

  • Maintaining up-to-date subject knowledge and preparing relevant teaching resources.

Job Specification:

  • Have at least a Bachelor Degree in Music or Bachelor of Arts in Music, Musicology, Music Education or music related field

  • Have a portfolio as a performing artist, composer or researcher

  • Have a strong commitment and passion for education and the arts

  • Have a broad and thorough knowledge of the teaching subject

  • Have at least 3 years of teaching experience at pre-tertiary levels (Secondary or JC level) in composition, music and new media and electronic music

  • Be self-motivated, responsible, caring and innovative

  • Have the ability to work well in multi-disciplinary teams

  • Exposure to or knowledge of the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme is an added advantage

Interested applicants please email updated curriculum vitae to 

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