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Currently recruiting for the following positions. Please review the requirements and method of application further below.
|Area||Curriculum / Grades||Commencing|
|Elementary||Teacher's Assistants (K1 - Grade 1)*||August 2013|
Teaching at an international school can be a rewarding and enriching experience that provides internationally-minded teachers with the opportunity to educate children from many different cultural backgrounds and also to work in a cooperative environment with other teaching professionals from around the world. In addition, it provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience living within the culture of the host nation.
"KIST is the 5th international school I have worked in and I am enjoying it very much. From a teacher's point of view, it is a very organized school; warm and friendly. From a personal point of view, I simply love Japan and the people I have met here." (Elementary School teacher, UK)
At K. International School Tokyo, in addition to working with students in regular classes, our teachers also have the opportunity to lead after-school cultural or sporting activities, coach school sporting teams, attend school camps and overseas tours and more. In addition, many of our teachers live nearby the school campus and have developed a closely-knit community through which they enjoy a variety of social events and activities outside school hours.
In the main, teachers are recruited annually using the services of Search Associates, Teacher Recruitment International and other international recruitment agencies as well as through participation at international recruitment fairs around the world. We also accept direct applications by e-mail during the main recruiting period between December and February. Direct applications are only be accepted during this period. Due to the volume of applications received, applications are not considered outside this period (unless a specific need exists and vacancies have been posted above) and are not kept on file. In general, most positions will be filled by February or March. In addition, due to constantly changing needs, we are unable to respond to individual inquiries regarding employment throughout the year.
Forthcoming recruitment fairs:
|Search Associates||Bangkok||January 8 - 11, 2013||Royal Orchid Sheraton|
|Search Associates||London||January 24 - 28, 2013||Millenium Gloucester Hotel, Kensington|
"This is my first experience teaching abroad and I am thoroughly enjoying every minute of it. As an educator, working within the IB framework is very motivating because I can see how my students are developing as individuals as they learn." (Secondary School teacher, Australia)
Requirements for full-time teachers
In order to ensure a quality education for students, KIST employs only suitably qualified and experienced teachers. To be eligible for employment as a full-time teacher, applicants must meet the following requirements:
As the initial contract of employment is for two years, only teachers prepared to commit to this period should apply. In addition, please note that KIST is not an English conversation school. Applications that address the applicant's desire to become an "English conversation teacher" will not be considered for a position.
Applying for full-time employment
If applying through a recruitment agency, please follow the procedures as required by the particular agency. Direct applications for full-time teaching positions are accepted between December and February. If you wish to be considered for a position, please send the following items to the Director of Personnel at email@example.com only with the title “Teacher application: Your name (Your area of expertise)” in the subject field:
Please review our e-mail policy before sending your application.
"It is hopeful and comforting to know that the KIST leadership team values true dialogue, transparency and teacher agency." (Elementary School teacher, Colombia)
Due to the importance of ensuring a suitable match between you and the school, please ask yourself the following questions before submitting an application:
After receiving an application, it will be screened by members of the school's Administration Team. In most cases, the application will be the first point of contact between you and the Team. It is your opportunity to convince the Team that you are worth interviewing. Applicants who meet the requirements for full-time teachers and have submitted all required items as outlined above may be invited to participate in an on-site or online interview (via Skype) to demonstrate how they meet the following criteria:
Successful applicants are required to submit various documents including copies of teaching qualifications, passport and visa documents, a police clearance certificate, a medical examination report and various other documents as part of the employment process.