Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities at German International School Boston.

Assistant Preschool Teacher — Part Time

We currently seek a part time assistant teacher to work on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday from 2:00-4:00 pm, and Wednesday and Thursday from noon to 4:00 pm. Responsibilities include lunch break coverage, helping with lunch routine, teeth-brushing, reading circle and napping, craft activities, outside play time, and developing self-help skills.

The ideal candidate possesses:

  • Experience and enthusiasm for teaching young children
  • German and English language skills
  • Resilience, flexibility, curiosity, and a positive attitude
  • Ability to connect with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Initiative, independence, and the desire to contribute to a team
  • Interest in the school beyond individual teaching duties

Please submit a resume and cover letter, to Lauren Sallis, Early Education Coordinator.

 

Teaching Internships

We offer a limited number of internships at GISB for those studying to have a teaching career in  kindergarten through high school classrooms. Candidates must speak German and English. Learn more here.

A career at GISB allows you to teach in innovative ways and places, like outside!

General Information About a Teaching Career at GISB

Teachers at German International School Boston are committed to educational excellence for all students. We strive to meet the needs of a diverse, multilingual student population. Our teachers‘ commitment to students, expertise in cutting-edge teaching techniques and classroom management strategies, and steady encouragement of students’ independence within a supportive learning environment contribute decisively to students’ success.

We select teachers and staff who exhibit strengths in the following areas:

  • affection and respect for children and young adults
  • educational values that align with our mission: independence, critical thought, a global focus
  • ability to connect with and appreciate diverse individuals
  • creative and determined problem-solving
  • a passion for continuous learning
  • commitment to partnering and communicating with families
  • deep personal motivation

Qualification for subjects taught in German or bilingually:

Minimum Qualifications:

Preschool or Kindergarten: teachers must have native-level German language skills, hold a Bachelor’s degree, and have two years of full-time teaching experience in an active, hands-on, early education setting.

Grades 1-12: teachers must have passed both First and Second State Exams for elementary and/or secondary education, or equivalent.

Clarifying information for non-German applicants: In Germany, teacher training for Grades 1 – 12 consists of four to five years of undergraduate education followed by a two-year graduate course (equivalent to an M.A. in Education.) Aspiring teachers then take the First State Exam and, if they pass, engage in two further years of training as a student teacher before taking the Second State Exam to become a nationally-certified teacher. We therefore consider U.S. equivalent for the Second State Exam to be a Master’s degree and 2+ years of full-time teaching experience.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Flexibility in subject area (multiple certifications or experience)
  • Exceptional differentiation skills and experience with cross-grade teaching and learning
  • Experience teaching in a bilingual setting; commitment to employing language acquisition strategies regardless of subject

Qualifications for subjects taught in English:

Minimum Qualifications: a Bachelor’s degree and two years of full-time teaching experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree and at least two years of full-time teaching experience in early childhood, elementary, or secondary education.