Employment

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.

Faculty Vacancies

For the 2018-19 Academic Year

Secondary EAL Teacher

We are looking for a passionate, knowledgeable and experienced secondary educator who has an excellent understanding of current EAL practice, language and literacy development. A collaborative approach and ability to support students and teachers across multiple grades is important as is a desire to contribute to ongoing program development and improvement. In its current state, the role also involves teaching English Language Acquisition and English Language and Literature at the middle school level, therefore working within an IB Middle Years Program is essential for the prospective candidate.

If this is the position for you, please click on the Apply Now button below.

Part-time English Teacher

We are looking for a part-time teacher to teach MYP & DP English at the high school level. The candidate must have a passion for teaching English Language and Literature, a willingness to collaborate with a team, and a strong pedagogical background. IB Diploma Program experience would be an asset. Due to the part time nature of the position, applications from teachers who would need to relocate to Japan will not be considered.

If this is the position for you, please click on the Apply Now button below.


Substitute Teachers

We are looking for teachers who can join our pool of substitute teachers for all sections of the school - elementary, middle school and high school. The pool will be used to cover teacher absences mainly due to illness, maternity/paternity leave or attendance at educational workshops. The substitute will be required to have a current teaching certificate. The school may help applicants obtain a work permit if he or she holds a dependent visa.

If this is the position for you, please click on the Apply Now button below.

Please ensure you enter the name of the position you are applying for as it is displayed in the listing above.

Applications are accepted throughout the year, so even if no opportunities are listed, you are welcome to submit an application.


Should you have any problems accessing our online job application form, email us. Please note we do not accept applications by email.

Administrative Vacancies

There are no vacancies at present.

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