Please note that KIS uses G Suite for Education, a suite of 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.

Primary / Middle School Employment:

  • Supply Teachers
    • Local teachers with flexible schedules able to cover short-term and emergency supply work.
  • Part-Time After-School Childcare Provider
    • KIS is seeking a local hire for a childcare provider position. Must be available weekdays between 2:15 to 5:15 pm (3 hours / 1500 per hour). Start on Aug 24th, 2020 with contract until June 18th, 2021. Conversational level of English required. Those interested should send their resume to the school or email

Saturday School Employment:

Saturday School is hiring English language teachers and assistants. Please note, these positions are local hires only with no visa sponsorship.

Currently Not Accepting Saturday School Employment Applications

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