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.

2018-19 Faculty Vacancies

2018-19 Vacancies

We are looking to fill the following two temporary vacancies that have opened up for the second half of the current school year, from January through June. Consideration may also be given to extending these to permanent positions. In addition, a third vacancy listed is for an immediate opening.

Early Learning Center Teacher

We are looking for an experienced and qualified (minimum Bachelors degree) Early Childhood teacher to work in our Early Learning Center from January 2019 (first day of term is January 7). Ideally, the person we are seeking has experience with IBPYP and is familiar with the philosophy of Reggio Emilia in Early Childhood Education. We seek a teacher who has the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team, is flexible, has passion and energy to work with three and four year old children and the commitment to success for all students.

Grade 5 Teacher

We are looking for a qualified and experienced IBPYP teacher to teach a Grade 5 class from January 2019 (first day of term is January 7). We are seeking a teacher who is committed to inquiry teaching, with passion and energy with a focus on success for all students.


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.


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.

Middle School English

We are looking for a Middle School English teacher, preferably with MYP experience. The applicant needs to be qualified in this field and have at least three years teaching experience.

Elementary Learning Support

We are looking for a Learning Support teacher for our Elementary School who preferably has the flexibility to work both in ES and Secondary depending on our needs. The applicant needs to have at least three years teaching experience, preferably within an international school or PYP environment.

Essential:

  • Has specialized training/qualifications and experience in Learning Support/ Additional Needs etc
  • Has training and experience in at least some of these programs: Orton Gillingham, Wilson, Language
  • Has training, experience with ADHD, Dyslexia, ASD
  • Experience with administering and interpreting assessments in language/math

High School Vice Principal / DP Coordinator

We are looking for a passionate, knowledgeable and experienced secondary educator to join our senior leadership team and lead our high school with the support of the secondary principal. The successful candidate should have strong experience within the IB DP and preferably held a leadership position within the High School. The job description can be found here

Middle School Individual and Societies

We are looking for a Middle School Individuals and Societies teacher, preferably with MYP experience. The applicant needs to be qualified in this field and have at least three years teaching experience.

Upper Elementary Teacher

We are looking for an experienced PYP classroom teacher who has 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 a teacher who is committed to inquiry teaching, with passion and energy with a focus on success for all students.

Elementary EAL

We are looking for a passionate, knowledgeable and experienced EAL teacher who has a very good understanding of current EAL practice, language and literacy development and is experienced working within PYP 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 continual development of our EAL program and co teaching model.

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.


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.

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