Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

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

Open Positions

Early Childhood Special Education Teacher/Intervention Specialist

The Early Childhood Special Education Teacher is a critical member of the Early Education team and will ensure an inclusive student experience at our Lower Campus. The successful candidate will have experience working with special needs students and developing and implementing tailored educational curriculum for our youngest learners. The Early Childhood Special Education Teacher/Intervention Specialist will also be involved in staff support and daily operations of the school and will report directly to the Director of Early Education. For a detailed job description, please click here

Elementary School Teachers: Full-time

German International School Boston seeks qualified, energetic, and organized elementary school teachers to start August 1, 2021. Excellent German and good English skills required; native German skills preferred. For a 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: Director of Human Resources
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 Admissions
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.