Job ref no.: 5273

Director of Visual and Performing Arts

Perrett Laver


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.

How to Apply

CDNIS will be supported in this appointment process by the executive search firm Perrett Laver.

Applications for the role of Director of Visual and Performing Arts should include the following materials:

  • CV
  • Covering Letter

Completed applications should be uploaded via this page or Apply Now.

CDNIS will begin to review applications as soon as materials are received. Review of applications and nominations will continue until the post is filled. Initial enquiries may be directed in confidence to Dr Gary Tang via this page.


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More job information
Job ref no. 5273
Job Function
Employment Term
  • Permanent
  • Full-time
  • 10 years - 12 years
Career Level
  • Senior management level
  • N/A