Head of Art & Design

Wellington College China

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Shanghai | Academic | Art | Huili School Shanghai

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The Huili Arts department is comprised of music, performing arts, visual arts and design technology. Students enjoy an arts-rich programme that makes explicit and active our Huili values and the Wellington identity. We work to develop students’ artistic skills, explore traditions in both eastern and western arts and ensure there are regular and varied opportunities for students to express their artistry. We aim to foster a love of the arts that is experiential: the arts are an essential part of the human experience.


Visual arts learning happens in specialist teaching spaces and is well-resourced and highly regarded. Display work showcases Huili students’ impressive artistic skill and creativity throughout our school site. Classrooms and the DT workshop are complemented by an examination art studio space for students and designated informal workspaces.


Visual arts is taught throughout junior high with Art & Design a popular choice at IGCSE (CIE board). Plans to secure IBDP accreditation are under way and we anticipate healthy numbers of young artists who will pursue the Art option within ‘arts’ at IBDP level.


We seek a visual arts specialist who is a committed educator and who is an organised and passionate advocate for art and design. Experience in teaching IGCSE is essential. A track record of teaching/knowledge of Art at IBDP level is highly desirable.


The Head of Art & Design is accountable for all visual art and design technology programs at Huili School Shanghai. They will ensure our students experience a high-quality art and design education that imbues the Huili values and ethos.


Working closely and collaboratively with the Director of Arts, the Primary Art & Design Coordinator and the wider arts department, the Head of Art & Design provides professional leadership and management for the visual arts and design technology team, driving forward the Huili Arts vision through curriculum and extra-curriculum.

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