Kansai International Academy has 9 early learning and kindergarten campuses in Kansai and 5 in Tokyo. Our Kobe campus has early learning center, kindergarten, elementary school, secondary school. Our Kobe campus is authorized for the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB/PYP) and Diploma Programme (IB DP).
We are currently looking for an elementary music teacher to work at a bilingual international school that offers the International Baccalaureate curriculum in Kobe. With a mission to empower its students into becoming globally-minded and multicultural individuals, the school immerses learners from Kindergarten to Secondary School students in a truly bilingual environment.
With the expansion of the arts department, we are seeking multiple specialist teachers with music and visual arts backgrounds to join the arts curriculum team to that not only collaborates elementary and secondary school but also with our kindergartens department.
・Developing our curriculum and program further in collaboration with other teachers and staff
・Applying constructivist, inquiry approaches to all teaching and learning
・Differentiating learning for students as necessary
・Commitment and motivation toward continual professional development
Qualification and Experience:
・Bachelor degree in Elementary Education
・A teaching certificate from your home country (or another English speaking country)
・Teaching experience in a cross-cultural environment (preferred)
・Teaching experience with students whose English is not their mother tongue (preferred)
・Teaching experience in an IB school with elementary age students(preferred)
Benefits and Training:
In addition to the monthly salary, travel expenses are paid up to a maximum of 25,000 yen per month and health insurance is provided. Relocation allowance. Additional monthly addition for teaching certificate.
IB training will be provided for all staff in addition to the company induction. An introductory IB workshop will be arranged for all new teachers (unless already attended elsewhere) followed by other official and unofficial IB-related workshops. There are also frequent opportunities for visits to IB and non-IB schools for professional development.
KIA is committed to students safe guarding and well being which is inlined with the United Nations. We expect all employees and volunteers are expected to share the same commitment. By applying, you are confirming that you have never harmed or been accused of any wrong doing involving children. Successful candidates will be required to undergo relevant background checks.
Due to the large number of applications we get, we will only contact applicants deemed suitable for an interview. Make sure your cover letter is addressed specifically to Kansai International Academy and includes why you would like to work at our school and how you think your skills and experience could add to our academic environment. This is not an entry-level job and positions are extremely competitive. Having numerous years of ESL teaching experience or being multicultural will not be enough to warrant an interview. Please give some specific references to our educational environment, philosophies and approaches based on the information from our website, and let us know how you would fit into our team.
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