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.
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.
We are currently inviting applications for the following roles to join our team in the 2019-2020 school year.
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.
Early Learning Center Teacher
We are seeking an experienced and qualified (minimum Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education) Early Childhood teacher to work in our Early Learning Center from August 2019. The person we are seeking has experience with IBPYP and is familiar with the philosophy of Reggio Emilia in Early Childhood Education and is committed to play based and inquiry learning and needs to be able to work collaboratively as part of a team, is flexible, has the passion and energy to work with three and four year old children and the commitment to success for all students.
We are looking for a Secondary teacher of Japanese with MYP and/or DP experience. The applicant needs to be qualified in this field and have at least three years teaching experience in an international context. Prospective applicants must be fluent in Japanese and English.
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.
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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