Thank you for your interest in working at Yokohama International School. YIS enjoys an excellent reputation for being a great school, a warm and welcoming community, and a rewarding place to work. We offer a competitive package, excellent professional learning opportunities and the chance to work with talented professionals from around the world. We are looking for excellent teachers who are passionate about education and wish to contribute to school and student life in a variety of ways.

YIS is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in education and employment. We do not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational, admissions or employment policies, but may take into account factors including a student applicant's prior educational and linguistic background for purposes of admission in order to fulfill the school's mission of providing education in the English language to the international community. Furthermore, as an international school founded in 1924 and arising out of the spirit of internationalism that prevailed following the formation of the League of Nations, Yokohama International School supports the principles of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

YIS promotes and protects the rights of children to physical and psychological well-being. In line with the school's Student Protection Policy and Guidelines, we implement safe recruitment procedures to ensure that all potential members of staff undergo comprehensive criminal background checks. We also require references from previous direct supervisors for all finalist candidates.

Current Opportunities

If you are interested in working at our school, we encourage you to continue to check this webpage regularly; new vacancies are posted as they become available. Please see below for current job postings.

Please note: At YIS we receive hundreds of applications each year for a limited number of positions. We apologize that we are not able to respond to each applicant individually and will only contact those whose applications we wish to pursue further.

2019-20 Faculty Vacancies

2019-20 Vacancies

We are currently inviting applications for the following roles to join our team in the 2019-2020 school year.

MS/HS Learning Support
We are looking for a highly skilled, passionate and positive inclusion specialists to join our Learning Support team at a key time in its development. The successful candidate should be able to work as part of a multidisciplinary team while being an advocate for students with diverse learning needs.
Applicants should be passionate about learning through inquiry as part of a concept-based curriculum and have documented successes in supporting students with learning differences such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, autism, ADHD and language disorders.
The candidate we are seeking will take a proactive approach to collaborative practices and be confident in the roles of coach, collaborator and consultant while being committed to working with all stakeholders to ensure the best possible outcomes for all students.
Drama Teacher

We are seeking a qualified and experienced Drama teacher to teach Drama predominantly in the PYP and also some classes in MYP. We are looking for a teacher who can collaborate with a wide range of colleagues, has passion, energy, organization and commitment to inquiry teaching. Experience teaching in the PYP and MYP is most desirable.

Secondary Science

We are looking for a Secondary teacher of MYP Science with the ability to teach at least one IBDP science subject.  The applicant needs to be qualified in this field and have at least three years teaching experience.  There is the potential for this position to include a Team Leader (of the Science Department) role.


If you are interested in any of the positions above, please click on the Apply Now link below to submit your application. Make sure to indicate the job title exactly as shown above.

Administrative Vacancies

There are no vacancies at present.

To apply please click the button below stating the exact name of the post you wish to apply for. Please submit a letter of application, your CV and the names and contact details of at least 3 referees, one being your present Principal or Head of School.

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If you encounter any problems submitting your online application please contact help@yis.ac.jp

In Our Words

At YIS, we actively communicate our ideas on education and leadership, thus nurturing an environment of pedagogical dialogue and dynamic inquiry. "In Our Words," is an outlet where administrators, teachers and staff share their thoughts, ideas and observations about teaching, learning and community, to spark conversations and growth throughout the school.