Thank you for your interest in career opportunities at German International School Boston.
German International School Boston (GISB) seeks a School Counselor to support and educate elementary, middle, and high school students through a well-prepared counseling program. The School Counselor provides quality Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) to all of our students and is a member of GISB’s student support team with the Special Education Specialist and School Nurse. For a detailed job description, please click here.
Middle & High School Teacher: Math and Chemistry
German International School Boston seeks an energetic, experienced, middle and high school teacher to instruct Math and Chemistry or alternatively, Math and Physics. The teacher will lead a supportive and challenging class in which students can learn and interact positively with one another through bilingual German and English instruction, collaboration, and assessment. For a detailed job description, please click here.
Middle & High School Teacher: German and History
German International School Boston seeks an energetic, experienced, middle and high school teacher to instruct German and History or alternatively, German and Geography. The teacher will lead a supportive and challenging class in which students can learn and interact positively with one another through bilingual German and English instruction, collaboration, and assessment. For a detailed job description, please click here.
The Preschool Teacher, in tandem with a colleague, works with 2.9- to 5-year-old students in promoting and supporting the acquisition of the German language and the social and emotional development of each individual child in an age-appropriate manner. For a detailed job description, please click here.
German International School Boston seeks an independent contractor to record minutes during the Board of Trustees meetings. For a detailed job description, please click here.
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:
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.
- 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.
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.
The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the School’s non-discrimination policies, including its Title IX policy:
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Title: Director of Human Resources
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