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

2018/19 School Year


Early Childhood Teacher Assistant

YIS is seeking an experienced and preferably qualified Early Childhood teaching assistant to work full-time commencing in August 2018. Experience and an understanding of the IBPYP and Reggio Emilia philosophy would be advantageous. Our early childhood programs accommodate children from 3-7 years of age, so experience working with children in this age group is required.

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


Lower Elementary School Teacher

Due to increasing enrollment, we are looking for an additional experienced PYP classroom teacher who has a passion for learning and experience of working with younger learners. We are seeking a teacher who is committed to inquiry based learning and the development of the whole child through a holistic learning program, where play and creativity are valued and are an integral part of the program. Yokohama International School is a special place to work and learn and we are looking for teachers who want to be part of that and contribute to the continuing growth and development of our school and community.

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


Administrative Vacancies

There are no vacancies at present.

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