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 : 2019/20 SCHOOL YEAR

Secondary Physical Education Teacher (P/T .6)

We are looking for an experienced MYP Physical Education Teacher. The applicant needs to be qualified in this field and be passionate about the development of the whole child through a complete and holistic PE program. The person we are seeking will be a skilled collaborator, who enjoys working with a diverse range of learners and colleagues. Yokohama International School is a dynamic and exciting place to work and learn, and we are looking for people who want to contribute to the continuing growth and development of our school and community.

This position is initially for February 2020 - June 2020. There is the possibility of an extension of the position. Please note, as this initially is a part time, temporary position, housing and flights will not be provided.

If you are interested in applying for this post please click the Apply Now button below.

 

Substitute Teachers

We are looking for teachers to join our pool of substitute teachers - currently we are particularly seeking elementary and Japanese language teachers as well as those who teach in middle school and high school.

The pool is used, as required, to cover half or full day 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.

Whilst we are only looking for applicants already living in Japan the school may help applicants obtain a work permit if he or she holds a dependent visa.

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FACULTY VACANCIES : 2020/21 SCHOOL YEAR

Secondary EAL Coach and Teacher 

We are looking for a passionate, knowledgeable and experienced EAL coach and teacher who has an excellent understanding of current EAL practice, language and literacy development and is experienced working within a MYP context. The person we are seeking has to be a skilled collaborator, able to work with a diverse range of learners and colleagues and continue to support the ongoing development of our EAL program and co-teaching model. For more on the co-teaching model our EAL department engages in, please see the collaboration menu adapted from WIDA for YIS.  While this position will mostly involve coaching, co-teaching and collaboration, the successful applicant will need to be able to teach an MYP course. There is the potential for the successful applicant to also apply for a Team Leader (EAL Whole School) position. Yokohama International School is a special place to work and learn and we are looking for people who can contribute to the continuing growth and development of our school and community. This position will commence in August 2020.

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Middle School Individual and Societies Teacher

We are looking for an experienced Individuals and Societies MYP Teacher. The applicant needs to be qualified in this field and be passionate about working with Middle School students. The person we are seeking will be a skilled collaborator, who enjoys working with a diverse range of learners and colleagues. Yokohama International School is a dynamic and exciting place to work and learn, and we are looking for people who want to contribute to the continuing growth and development of our school and community. This position will commence in August 2020.

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Upper and Lower Elementary Teacher

We are looking for two experienced PYP classroom teachers who have a passion for learning and a desire to work at a school that cares not only about the academic attainment of their students, but the development of the whole child through a complete and holistic learning programme. We are seeking teachers who are committed to inquiry learning, with passion and energy, and a focus on success for all students. The Elementary School is a dynamic community always striving to keep learning at the centre of all we do, both for our students and for ourselves, making it a pretty special place to work. These positions will commence in August 2020.

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Elementary Art Teacher

YIS is looking for an experienced and qualified visual art teacher to teach predominantly in the Elementary school with our creative and inquisitive students from Kindergarten to Grade 5 and also some Middle School classes. The teacher we are seeking is highly collaborative, has experience teaching in PYP and preferably MYP and is committed to inquiry teaching and supports and encourages our learners to pursue their creative passions and to express themselves through the visual arts. Please send a letter of application and a current CV with the names and contact details of three referees, one of them being your current Head of School or Principal. This position will commence in August 2020.

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Administrative Vacancies

There are no vacancies at present.

To apply for any of the positions listed above, please click the Apply Now button and complete the online application. As part of this process you will need to upload a cover letter of application and your CV (resume), as well as to provide the names and contact details of at least three referees, one of whom should be your present Principal or Head of School (or direct supervisor for administrative positions). References will only be sought for applicants who are shortlisted.

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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.