Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

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

Preschool Teachers

GISB seeks Preschool Teachers for the Early Education Center for the upcoming school year. This is a full-time flex position. Preschool teachers at German International School Boston co-teach with another full-time educator in a mixed-age group of 2.9 – 5 years. Among other things, teachers design and lead activities to promote physical, mental and social development such as games, arts and crafts, music, storytelling, and field trips. Read more about the position in the German or English description.

After School & Camp Teacher

We are seeking an After School & Camp Teacher to start in March 2020. Our after school and camp programming extends the learning day, offering a range of enrichment opportunities, adventure, and fun to our preschool, elementary, and middle school students. Responsibilities include planning and leading activities in areas such as arts & crafts, cooking, and science, supporting students with homework completion, and guiding students in their development of interpersonal and meta-cognitive skills. Learn more here.

Part-time School Nurse

GISB seeks a part-time School Nurse (approximately 18 hours per week, 8 am-2 pm). The Nurse is an integral part of the School’s health and wellness team and will provide direct care to students at both the Lower and Upper Campuses, under the supervision of the Director of Health & Wellness. Read the job description 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.

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.