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Head of Library (Middle School)
Permanent vacancy in Shanghai, China
Job Reference:
Private  International , Primary & Secondary School
Type of Post:
Permanent, Full Time
Application type :
Overseas & Local applicants accepted
Job Start Date:
ASAP Start
Contact Email:
Interview Format:
Face to Face, Telephone, Web Camera,
Area of Expertise:


SeekTeachers is currently recruiting for an experienced and committed Head of Library to join our established client in Shanghai this August. This is an exciting opportunity to help develop a new learning hub for the recently opened and expanding Middle School campus. 
Key responsibilities:
*Oversee the library collection and ensure effective storage, access to and loan of teacher resources
*Establish and ensure the library policies are implemented
*Ensure a safe and attractive environment for all students
*Oversee the development of a curriculum for library skills, information literacy skills, and research skills across Middle School age range
*Collaborate with Primary School and High School teacher librarians to implement a consistent and cohesive library curriculum is offered across Y1-12
*Teach students how to locate print and online sources, and how to use the library catalog and resources
*Teach students research skills and information literacy, media literacy skills
*Plan units with subject teams and offer suggestions to use the library sources
*Support teachers with resources across all curriculum areas
*Collaborate with teaching staff on special events – such as Book Week
*Actively participate in professional networks locally and internationally
*Gather and analyse data regarding book use and using this to focus on future purchases
*Coordinate roles and daily tasks of library staff
*Responsible for the appraisal of library staff
*Facilitate professional development for teaching staff in library use
*Develop and administer the library budget
To be a successful candidate, you need: 
**Bachelor degree and above in Library Information or relevant subject
**Have a min of 3 years experience in the educational industry, additional teaching field(s) preferred
**Experience working in an International School and/or setting a plus
**Valid librarian qualification is mandatory
**Experience with second language learners preferred
This private school has 3 campuses in the city, primary, middle school and high school.  The middle school campus is located in the heart of the city where it is in the protected architectural heritage area of Shanghai. 
All campuses are well-equipped with the latest technology and necessary supplies to build students’ learning.  Extensive extra-curricular programmes are offered to help students build an integrated approach to learning to guarantee students are prepared to play their part in society and pursuing higher level learning.  Their approach of instruction is based on the Chinese and UK national curriculum.  They also focus on the best international education practice which encompasses the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme and IGCSE.  
Our client is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all the students in their care and expects all applicants to share this commitment. 
Contact Win now on +44 (0) 203 455 0195 or email me at win@SeekTeachers.com for any further information.  
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Minimum Application Requirements

Minimum Qualification Requirement: M.Ed, B.Ed or a relevant Bachelor's Degree with a Teaching Qualification
7 Years
Type of Staff:
Male or Female can apply to this job
Must be western trained (USA, Canada, UK, Scotland, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand & South Africa)
Must be a native speaker of English
Prefer candidates with international experience
Teachers with a degree but no teaching qualification are NOT accepted
Experienced teachers with no qualification are NOT accepted
Non-western trained teachers who have worked in an international educational institute before are NOT accepted
**International teaching experience is beneficial
**Bilingual teacher preferred but not essential
**Able to support the school residential programme
**Able to supervise and/or lead co-curricular activity during activity time
**Able to lead pastoral programme

Remuneration Package

Salary Range:
A salary   CNY (Chinese Yuan Renminbi) per month based on experience and qualification, 10-25 % Tax is applied
Housing allowance of Based on application  CNY (Chinese Yuan Renminbi) provided
State/Public medical provided
Flight(s) provided Annual
Bereavement Leave:
Bereavement leave given
Emergency Evacuation:
Emergency evacuation given
Tuition fees covered for children:
90 % discount is offered for child 1
90 % discount is offered for child 2
Contract Length:
2 years contract renewable on mutual agreement
Additional information:
**Professional development allowance
**FREE meals on working day
**Transport arrangements to school  

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