Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

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

Open Positions

  • School Nurse: Part-time

The Nurse will be 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. This position is benefits eligible at 20 hours per week (50% schedule). For detailed job description, please click here

  • Maintenance Worker: Part-time

German International School Boston seeks a part-time Maintenance Worker (approximately 20 hours per week, 10am-2pm) to assist and support the Facilities Manager in the overall maintenance, upkeep and improvement of campus buildings. The successful candidate will have general maintenance and trade skills, including experience in carpentry and the ability to operate power equipment as well as experience with minor repairs. For 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.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the School’s non-discrimination policies, including its Title IX policy:

Name: Sara Kagey
Title: HR Manager
Office Address: 57 Holton Street Boston, MA 02134
Telephone Number: (508) 380-0093
Email Address: sara.kagey@gisbos.org

Name: Marion Goodwin
Title: Director of Admission & Enrollment
Office Address: 57 Holton Street Boston, MA 02134
Telephone Number: (617) 763-2600 x12
Email Address: marion.goodwin@gisbos.org

For assistance related to Title IX or other civil rights laws, please contact OCR at OCR@ed.gov or 800-421-3481, TDD 800-877-8339.