Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

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

Open Positions

  • Head of Administration/Business Manager

The Head of Administration (HoA) is responsible for the management of Business operations at GISB. The successful candidate will ensure the fiscal and operational health of the School and supervise all administrative functions, including admissions, finance, marketing/communications, health and safety, HR, international student programming, building maintenance, and IT. The HoA serves on the senior management team and works closely with the Head of School and the Board of Trustees to move the School’s strategic objectives forward.  For a detailed job description, please click here

  • Assistant Head of Preschool

The Assistant Head of Preschool is a critical member of the leadership team and will ensure an inclusive student experience at our Lower Campus. The successful candidate will have experience working with special needs students and developing tailored educational curriculum, including German language development, for our youngest learners. The Assistant Head of Preschool will also be involved in the development of faculty, retention and daily operations of the school and will report directly to the Director of Early Education. For a detailed job description, please click here

  • After School & Camp Teacher: Part-time

Starting in January 2021, the After School & Camp Teacher will support our preschool program and offer a range of enrichment opportunities, adventure, and fun to our students. Teachers in the after school program work Monday through Friday from 2:00 to 6:00 and are expected to work during vacation camps in October, April and July. This is a salaried and benefits eligible position and reports directly to the Director of Co-Curricular Programs. For a detailed job description, please click here

  • French Teacher: Part-time, temporary

German International School Boston seeks a qualified, energetic and organized classroom teacher to provide excellent French instruction in the high school beginning February 2021. The Teacher will implement a comprehensive and robust curriculum to support speaking, reading and writing language acquisition. This is a part-time, temporary position with approximately 15-18 hours per week. For a detailed job description, please click here

  • Elementary School Teachers: Full-time

German International School Boston seeks qualified, energetic and organized elementary school teachers to start August 1, 2021. Excellent German and good English skills required; native German skills preferred. For a detailed job description, please click here.

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.

Important update: Due to current US Government visa regulations we unfortunately cannot accept interns for the 2020-2021 school year. Interested parties should apply for the 2021-2022 school year instead. Exceptions are applicants who hold a US passport.

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.

Non-Discrimination Policy

German International School Boston is committed to equal employment opportunity.  We will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally-recognized basis including, but not limited to: race; color; religion; national origin; genetic information; ancestry; sex; pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions; marital status; sexual orientation; gender identity; age; physical or mental disability; citizenship status; veteran status; military service; application for military service; or any other protected class under federal, state, or local law.  The School will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.