Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

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

Afterschool & Camp Faculty

GISB is looking for fun, flexible teachers to run our outstanding Afterschool Program. If you love working with kids aged 3 – 13 and engaging them in active play and creative activities, please send your resume to Charlotte Cane, Director of Co-Curricular Programs at charlotte.cane@gisbos.org. For a detailed job description, click here.

Behavioral Aide

GISB is looking for a Behavioral Support Aide for one five-year-old student on an hourly basis starting April 1, 2019. The position runs until the end of June and requires three hours of classroom time each morning. Read the detailed job description here. To apply, email a resume to sara.kagey@gisbos.org.

Beauftragter des Vorstandes / Representative of the Board of Trustees

GISB seeks a highly effective communicator to move signature Board initiatives forward. Key projects will include working closely with the School’s Board and Management to draft a long-range strategic financial plan and structuring a process to determine the School’s future facility. In the day-to-day, this role will provide scheduling and documentation support to Board committees and monthly meetings. Fluent German and English required. Read the detailed job description here. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to jobs@gisbos.org.

School Counselor

GISB seeks a temporary, part-time (15-24 hours) School Counselor to support and educate elementary, middle, and high school students through a well-prepared counseling program to start on or close to April 8, 2019. Read the detailed job description here. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to lea.rossu@gisbos.org.

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.