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Learning Support Technician (AV)

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The Aquila School
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Date Added: Apr 25, 2023

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We are looking for a qualified and experienced learning support technician (AV) to join our growing team in August 2023.

For all staff in school we share a responsibility to ensure that children are safe and properly supervised at all times. Our school is committed to ‘amazing learning’- providing enjoyable and meaningful learning experiences so that every pupil makes as much progress as possible. All staff are expected to adhere to The Aquila Professional Code of Conduct and commit to promoting our vision – ‘A happy community school with amazing learning at its heart where pupils are empowered to make choices, engage in meaningful learning experiences and make exceptional progress’. Our focus is providing children with amazing learning and to be the school of choice for the community we serve. 

The Aquila School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and satisfactory Criminal Background Checks or equivalent covering the previous 10 years’ employment history. 

Core purposes:

  • Providing technical and practical curriculum support to staff and pupils in drama, dance and music, and AV/IT support for the whole school when using the specialist resources. 
  •  To help children make as much progress with their learning as possible
  • To encourage children to be independent
  • To support the teachers in the day to day running of the class

Key qualities and skills:

  • To be approachable, professional, calm and knowledgeable
  • To be able to deal professionally with children, staff and families
  • To be able to prioritise workload
  • To be IT literate and an excellent and efficient administrator
  • To be able to maintain confidentiality
  • To have a high standard of written and verbal English
  •  Actively lead and coordinate the application, assessment, monitoring and review of procedures with respect to health and safety
  • Coordinate the use of the resources, facilities and general equipment
  • Being positive about the work of the school to make The Aquila School the school of choice for the community

Key duties include:

  • Support curriculum activities in the Auditorium
  • General technical support for drama/dance/music curriculum (when required)
  • Supporting teaching staff on day-to-day Auditorium preparation and support
  • Work with teachers to support students with their learning
  • Maintenance of the Auditorium resources working with the IT Manager on repairs and repair schedules
  • Maintenance and programming of concert/event lighting installations, control platforms, AV and projection systems
  • Monitor and maintain Health and Safety standards of the space, activities and projects
  • Effectively manage and control archiving inventory for equipment
  • Looking at needs and requirements for the auditorium for future investment
  • Identify updates of equipment (software, firmware and physical upgrades)
  • Assist with the Pupil Crew by supporting the welfare of students, defining roles and offering support to students
  • Support extra-curricular activities and marketing opportunities
  • Responsible for camera operations and live streaming of events
  • Take photographs and promote the performing arts internally and externally 

In addition, all staff are required to carry out any tasks required by the school or the regional office to facilitate the smooth day to day running of the school 

To be line managed by the head of secondary and head of arts

Hours of work- 7.30 am to 4:15 pm Monday to Thursday, and up to 12:00 pm on Fridays, plus occasional evening and weekend work. (Evening and weekend work will be required whenever the facilities are in use. And weekends will be required to support school performances).

Holidays- as per the school KHDA approved calendar.

Person specification



Bachelor's degree in audio-visual, IT, performing arts or related field

At least 2 years experience in a similar role in a comparable school

Good knowledge of sound and lighting engineering, competence in using and maintaining AV and IT equipment

Excellent English speaker and communication skills  

Unceasingly optimistic and a ‘can do’ attitude – calm kind and professional with all members if the school community  

Performance-related experience in drama, dance or music and experience working with young people would be advantageous

 Willingness to contribute to extra-curricular activities

Knowledge and understanding of school policies and procedures

About the International Schools Partnership

The Aquila School is owned by a London based company called International Schools Partnership (ISP). The International Schools Partnership (ISP) is a growing group of committed colleagues in financially responsible schools around the world, all of which aim to be the school of choice in their local area. Learning is at the heart of everything we do for our pupils, colleagues and parents. We are committed to getting better, all the time.

ISP was founded by an experienced team of committed educationalists and commercial operators who have worked together over many years. Our growing group of private schools located in the UK, the USA, Spain, Costa Rica, Chile, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Malaysia, and Mexico educate children and pupils from 2-18 years of age. We have now expanded to 51 schools delivering multiple curricula and building on local brands and reputations with over 30,000 pupils and 5,000 staff located across the globe.

We believe that successful schools are the ones that put learning at the heart of everything they do, always aiming to create rounded individuals that are able to forge successful careers and live in a rapidly changing world. Our goal is to enable our schools as the leading school of choice in their local area. We are a truly international group working in different cultures and speaking different languages. We work across countries and cultures, too, by working with each other and with other schools and communities. At ISP we continue to engage with schools around the world who are interested in becoming part of our global group of schools and look forward to welcoming more pupils and staff to the group.

All our schools: 

  • Help children and pupils learn to levels that amaze them.
  •  Inspire children and pupils to be successful now and equip them to be successful later.
  • Are truly international, working in partnerships within and across regions, cultures and languages.
  • Aim to be the schools of choice for children, pupils and their families, wherever we are.
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