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Director of Visual and Performing Arts





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The Canadian International School of Hong Kong (CDNIS) invites applications for the role of Director of Visual and Performing Arts to help lead the school forward in becoming a leading arts school in Hong Kong and the Asia-Pacific region. 

The Director of Visual and Performing Arts represents a new role on the CDNIS senior leadership team and will report to the Head of School.


Canadian International School of Hong Kong is a highly innovative learning community committed to inspiring excellence, cultivating character and empowering engagement locally and globally.

Canadian International School of Hong Kong was founded in 1991 and celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. The school is home to 1800 students from age 3-18 representing over 40 nationalities. CDNIS is a CIS/WASC accredited IB World School, with well established PYP, MYP and IBDP programmes. Students in Grades 9-12 also study for the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), graduating with dual IB/OSSD diplomas. Further information about CDNIS may be found on the school website: 

The Role

The Director of Visual and Performing Arts will lead CDNIS in setting the vision for a vibrant visual and performing arts programme that brings cohesion across the grade levels and arts disciplines and deepens the school’s connection with the wider arts community.

CDNIS has a serious commitment to the arts, seen through its Artist in Residence programme as well as the impressive Leo Lee Arts Centre (LLAC), a facility completely dedicated to music, drama, dance and visual arts. Positioned within the CDNIS campus, overlooking the Aberdeen waterfront, the LLAC complex comprises of eight spacious multi-purpose art, drama and music rooms, and a 604-seat masterpiece auditorium which features a retractable solid Canadian maple wood stage with an orchestra pit, as well as state-of-the-art sound, lighting and technical equipment including a cinema-sized screen and projection system.  Further information about the LLAC, including a video tour, is available here:

The Candidate

The ideal candidate for this role will be a dynamic, creative individual with a deep appreciation of the role of visual and performing arts in education and the vision necessary to help build a world-class visual and performing arts programme. Qualities sought include:

  • A minimum of 10-12 years of proven successful experience in the field of visual and performing arts, with a minimum of 3 years’ teaching experience.
  • Experience as an IB Art, IB Film, IB Music or IB Theater teacher preferred.
  • Experience in an international school setting or school with a highly developed Visual and Performing Arts program.
  • Excellent communication skills. Fluency in both written and oral English is required, and Chinese language skills are desirable.
  • A commitment to collaboration and shared leadership.
  • Proven organizational and technical skills.
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