Please note that KIS uses G Suite for Education, a suite of free Google tools and services that are tailored for schools. The following application links are Google Forms and may require a Google account (ex. an email address by Gmail) to access.


  • Deputy Principal (Head of Learning)
    • Timeline:
      • Posted: 25 October, 2019
      • Position closes: 25 November
      • First Interviews: 2 December – 9 December
      • Commencement: 10 August 2020
    • Job Description (PDF)

Primary / Middle School Employment:

  • Supply Teachers
    • Local teachers with flexible schedules able to cover short-term and emergency supply work.

Aligned with the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection, we hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection. Kyoto International School has in place a Child Safeguarding Policy.


At KIS, all incoming staff will be screened using the following process aligned with recommendations by the International Task Force for Child Safeguarding:

A. Perform ‘live contact’ ( phone, skype, face to face) reference checks of at least 2 references
B. Perform one reference check from direct supervisor of candidate (minimum level of Assistant Principal)
C. Contact all references through business email/business phone numbers
D. Verify credentials
E. Conduct internet checks of all prospective employees
F. Require Police background checks
G. Review and update recruitment practices as per ITFCP recommendations/requirements

KIS Recruitment Handbook

A guide to becoming a teacher at KIS