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Kindergarten Teacher - Seoul - Art Based

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Start Date

March 23, 2023


Salary: KRW 2,500,000 - 3,000,000 - depending on experience.

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Kindergarten Teacher - Seoul - Art Based

Position Description:

The Podo Club

We're an English kindergarten with the primary goal of having each of our students feel happy and safe in their learning environment. Our school does not prioritize formal academic classwork; we prioritize healthy, loving classrooms that promote creativity and social/emotional growth. We look for teachers that are compassionate, energetic and creative. The working atmosphere at Podo Club is relaxed. Every effort is made by the administrative staff to ensure that both students and teachers enjoy their time at Podo.

For more information, feel free to contact us at podoclub@gmail.com

• March 6th 2022

Open Positions: preschool and kindergarten positions are available.

Salary: KRW 2,500,000 - 3,000,000 - depending on experience.
Location: 1-86 Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Class Size: 7-15 students
Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. You will never be expected to work over-time or weekends. Approximately 20 hours of teaching hours per week.
Student Age: Korean age 5-7
Preparation: teachers are given the freedom to develop lesson plans and learning activities for their own class. Each day offers an average of 2.5 hours of prep-time.

-Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of students;
-Maintains positive rapport with students; demonstrates patience and appropriate nurturing to assist in the growth of the child;
-Creates a classroom environment that provides for student involvement in the learning process and enables each student to achieve learning objectives;
-Maintains order and discipline in the classroom conducive to effective learning and takes all necessary safety precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities;
-Ensures classroom is clean, safe and includes student generated work on display as appropriate.
-Plans and implements a program of instruction that adheres to the school's philosophy, goals and objectives;
-Plans and prepares lessons, assignments, instructional materials;
-Establishes learning objectives consistent with appraisal of student needs, curriculum framework, and knowledge of human growth and development;
-Attends and helps plan school fieldtrips;
- Arranges and participates in parent-teacher conferences as necessary;
-Prepares students for participation in end of the year assembly. This may include, but would not be limited to, teaching dance routines and preparing dramatic plays;

REQUIREMENTS – some requirements are only relevant for those currently living outside South Korea.
1. Hold a valid passport from one of the following native English-speaking countries; USA, Canada, UK, New Zealand, Ireland, Australia and South Africa.
2. Hold a four year degree in any field.
3. Photocopy of diploma – this must be apostille certified.
4. National level criminal background check – this must be issued within 6 months and apostille certified.
5. A medical check at a designated hospital is required on arrival to Korea. Teachers may be deported if it is found their self-assessment was inaccurate or untruthful.
6. Must be a native speaker of English.
7. Teachers with experience in the field and a relevant education background will be given priority in the hiring process.

All applicants invited to an interview will be asked to prepare a 15 minute mock lesson and lesson plan sample. Applicants will be assessed on their ability to prepare and present fun, engaging learning activities that are appropriate to age and language abilities.

Vacation: 10 days paid and 5 optional, additional days of unpaid vacation.
Salary: KRW 2,500,000 - 3,000,000 - depending on experience.
Insurance: 50% Medical Insurance paid by employer.
Pension: 50% National Pension paid by employer.
Airfare: One-way ticket provided.
Severance: Upon completion of one-year contract. (Equivalent to one-month salary)

For more information, contact us at podoclub@gmail.com

To apply, you must send the following to the above email address:
1. Resume
2. A cover letter outlining your teaching philosophy and why you want to apply for this job.
3. Reference information from past teaching jobs.

To apply, email podoclub@gmail.com