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To start from April 2024:

Early Years Assistant

Kyoto International School is looking for an Early Years Assistant to join our team of experienced international educators. The Early Years class is a multi-age class with Pre-K and Kindergarten students from 4 to 6 years old. KIS is an IB Primary Years Programme school and in the Early Years class, students learn through a process of inquiry. In EY lessons, play based learning activities enable students to develop conceptual learning and skills. Learning at KIS is active, creative and fun. The role of the Early Years Assistant is to facilitate student learning and to help with the many practical tasks that support student wellbeing.  

Start Date: April 1, 2024 

Person Description

As a KIS assistant, you will:

  • Help to create inspiring, challenging and engaging learning opportunities for all students 
  • Be sensitive to the needs of young children 
  • Be very aware of health and safety issues 
  • Have a deep understanding of early childhood development 
  • Collaborate with the early years class teacher and other subject teachers 
  • Encourage an inquiry based approach to learning, supporting student agency and independence  
  • Communicate with parents about student learning and wellbeing 
  • See the Early Years Assistant Job Description for further information. 

Essential 

  • Bilingual English / Japanese speaker
  • Hoikushi (保育士)qualification  
  • Experience of working in a kindergarten  
  • Adaptable team player

Desirable

  • Experience in an international kindergarten, or international school 
  • Knowledge of the IB PYP (International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme). 

To apply

Please use the KIS Employment Application Form.   

Submit a single PDF file including:  

  • A one page letter of application. Explain why you would like to work as KIS and how you will be able to contribute to ongoing learning improvement.
  • A CV – no more than two sides of A4.  
  • Contact details for two referees, one of whom must be your current supervisor. 

Full Time IB Japanese Teacher

Kyoto International School is looking for a full time Japanese Teacher. The role will involve teaching Japanese to non-native speakers (Japanese Language Acquisition) and also some classes of Japanese for native speakers (Japanese Language and Literature).

Person Description 

As a KIS Japanese teacher, you will:

  • Create inspiring, challenging and engaging learning opportunities for all students 
  • Have a deep understanding of the subject progression through elementary, middle and high school. 
  • Be adaptable and work as a team with the Japanese department to ensure effective delivery of the curriculum.
  • Use an inquiry based approach in line with the requirements of the IB PYP and MYP programmes.

Experience and Skills

  • A relevant degree.
  • A university teaching qualification, or national license.   
  • Experience of teaching Japanese language or Japanese literature.
  • Able to work with students in elementary, middle or high school.
  • Able to communicate effectively in English.
  • Experience of teaching any IB programme would be an advantage: PYP, MYP or DP. 

To apply: 

Please use the KIS Employment Application Form and submit a single PDF file including:  

  • A one page letter of application. Explain why you would like to work as KIS and how you will be able to contribute to ongoing learning improvement.
  • A CV – no more than two sides of A4.  
  • Contact details for three referees, one of whom must be your current head of school. Include the name, job title, indicate if supervisor or colleague, address, phone number, and work email address. 

From August 2024:

Deputy Principal & IB Diploma Coordinator

Link to: Deputy Principal & IB Diploma Coordinator – role description and application guidance

IB MYP Mathematics and Science Teachers

Link to: IB MYP Mathematics and Science Teachers – role description and application guidance

IB PYP Homeroom Teacher

Link to: IB PYP Homeroom Teacher – role description and application guidance


Substitute Teacher

If you would be interested in occasional teaching work at KIS as a substitute teacher, please see the job description linked below and use the teacher application form.

Please note:
A substitute teacher is not a regular employee. It is hourly paid, occasional work. You must already live in Japan and be able to be come to the school at short notice to be a substitute teacher.



SAFEGUARDING RECRUITMENT PRACTICES 

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, zoom/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 International Taskforce on Child Protection (ITFCP) recommendations/requirements


KIS Recruitment Handbook

A guide to becoming a teacher at KIS