Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

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

Head of Administration

GISB has an immediate opening for an experienced and enthusiastic Head of Administration to manage and coordinate all of GISB’s business operations to ensure the fiscal and operational effectiveness of the School and to support and enhance the educational mission. Successful candidates are highly-effective communicators, have high-level supervisory experience, have excellent reading and writing skills in English and German, and are flexible multi-taskers. Read the job description in English here, or in German 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.