Vacancy Details

5315 - Librarian, High School - 2020

Location: UAE - Dubai
Business Unit: GEMS DUBAI AMERICAN ACADEMY
Closing Date 29-Feb-2020
About the Role

We are looking for qualified, experienced and committed High School Librarians who are excited to join our world class schools and are driven to provide education at an exceptional level. GEMS teachers enjoy an outstanding school environment in which to deliver a dynamic and creative curriculum to motivated students. 

Salient responsibilities:

  • To support the continued evolution of our students' independent learning skills by facilitating access to appropriate print and online content. 
  • Assist students identify and access books, online publications appropriate to their reading level and interest and help students and staff source topic-related books for study.
  • Develop reading lists for various age levels.
  • Liaise with Heads of Department to select and prepare annual library order including selection and renewal of subscriptions for periodicals, place orders and process delivery of new books.
  • In collaboration with the Cultural Compliance Committee, ensure that library resources are appropriate for their target audience.
  • Responsible for the storage, maintenance and access to the audio-visual library.
  • Maintain, update and make available past examination, college and careers material.
  • Responsible for the general maintenance of the library ensuring it is comfortable, well lit, attractive, organised, clearly signposted etc.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Librarianship/ Library Science or any other relevant subject
  • A minimum of 2 year's solid and demonstrable experience in a similar position, ideally in a High School setting
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • The ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, students and parents
  • The experience, personality and educational philosophy to drive further, the education agenda at this flagship GEMS school with an international student body
  • Aspiration to work in a world class school with real prospects for enhancing their career
About Your Benefits

All positions attract an excellent remuneration package including a competitive tax free salary, individual fully furnished accommodation, free schooling, private medical insurance, annual airfares to country of residence, and End of Service Gratuity.

About GEMS

Trusted for over 55 years and now a third generation education family, GEMS Education began in a single school room in Dubai. Today, we have the privilege of educating over 190,000 students from over 176 countries through GEMS owned and managed schools globally; over 270,000 students access resources through our services division; and we will impact 20 million by 2020 students through the initiatives of our Charity partner Varkey Foundation.

About the School
Dubai American Academy (DAA) is GEMS Education's flagship American school. DAA is a vibrant international community, deeply rooted in a culture of kindness, that creates and empowers leaders and independent thinkers with integrity, character, and drive. The school offers an enriched American curriculum to students of all nationalities culminating in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and/or an American high school diploma. Beyond its rigorous academic program, DAA prepares students to lead successful lives through the exceptional diversity of its community and the extra-curricular experiences that contribute to the development of the whole person. DAA is the only American school in Dubai that has received an outstanding rating from the Dubai Schools Inspection Bureau (DSIB), a distinction the school has had for six consecutive years.
http://www.gemsaa-dubai.com/
About Application Process
If you meet the criteria and you are enthusiastic about the role, we would welcome your application. To complete the application you would need the following document(s):
1. Resume/CV
2. Passport-size photograph
Important Note : GEMS Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of its students. Applicants will be required to submit a current police criminal clearance check or equivalent from their home country or current country of residence prior to appointment.