enthusiastic Primary Library Assistant for our school
(until the end of the school year, possibility of renewal)
The Amsterdam International Community School (AICS) is a growing International school in Amsterdam. We are looking for an enthusiastic, collaborative, and knowledgeable colleague to join our Library team.
About the Amsterdam International Community School (AICS)
The AICS is the only Dutch International Primary and Secondary School in the Netherlands. We are one of 40 schools worldwide and the only school in the Netherlands that offers the full IB continuum (IB PYP, MYP, DP, and CP). Together with a number of other national Dutch schools we form the ‘Esprit Scholen’.
The AICS is a partly-state-funded community school, which enables us to deliver high-quality education at competitive fees. The AICS is a fully-accredited member of the Council of International Schools (CIS) and offers international education to internationally-mobile students from over 50 different nationalities.
The AICS currently offers Secondary education to students aged 4-11 and Secondary education to students aged 11-19. The main language of instruction for classes is English. The AICS is located in three campuses throughout the city of Amsterdam: AICS Main (Primary and Secondary, over 1100 students), AICS Satellite (Primary only, around 200 students) and AICS South East (Primary and Secondary, over 300 students).
To be a community where learning is at the heart of everything we do.
The AICS facilitates high quality, accessible, community-based international learning for students of all nationalities living in The Netherlands.
About the AICS Libraries
The Library Assistant works with three other Library Assistants, two Teacher-Librarians and parent volunteers under the supervision of the Head of the Libraries. Situated at the heart of the AICS, the Libraries are very exciting and very dynamic places: each primary class comes once a week for 30 minutes to get a story told by the Library team. Every week as well, MYP1, 2 and 3 students have 45 minute-Library & Research Strategies workshops. Students and teachers also come on a regular basis to look for some of the Library resources. Hopefully parents will be welcomed again soon every afternoon after school to borrow books.
You need to be:
dynamic, well organised and very tidy;
able to provide library services to students and staff;
able to maintain a computerised catalogue and to use Library & research software;
able to work as a team member in the library and in the school;
open to new ideas;
fluent in spoken and written English;
gearing your work towards students and staff with many different social, emotional and educational needs and coming from different cultural backgrounds and countries;
available from 8:30 am to 17:00 pm four days a week.
You need to have:
a passion and skills for reading books to primary school students;
a library science degree;
excellent communication skills.
Several years’ practical experience working with children aged 4-18 years’ old and being able to speak and read in other languages would be a plus. Familiarity with the IB Primary curriculum would also be very helpful.
Please submit applications before 12 December 2021 through this website.
The AICS is committed to creating a safe learning environment for our staff and students. Reference checks will include a check on child protection issues for all serious candidates.
Please be informed that we reserve the right to interview candidates before the closing date of the vacancy. All candidates do have equity in the process.
Internal candidates take priority over external candidates.
Acquisition regarding this vacancy is not appreciated.
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