Employment

Thank you for your interest in working at Shinagawa International School (SIS) in Tokyo / JAPAN. If you are looking for employment opportunities in an international school in Tokyo, we are more than happy to welcome you to our employment web page. We are interested in new employees who are passionate about education and willing and able to contribute to the school and student life in a wide variety of ways.

We have an outstanding faculty who provide a safe, nurturing environment for the students to learn in, foster intellectual rigor and independent thinking and promote high standards, collegiality, and a strong sense of community.

We value candidate employees who exhibit a passion for teaching, who have experience with students from diverse backgrounds, whose pursuit of professional development is keen and ongoing, and whose academic background and teaching experience are directly relevant to the position.

As a rapidly expanding school, applications from MYP and PYP Experienced teachers are sought at all times for classroom teaching positions. Please send a resume and cover letter to employment@sistokyo.jp

Employment Benefits Package

  • Relocation allowance*
  • Assistance with finding housing
  • Medical insurance
  • Sick leave
  • Subsidized public transportation
  • Professional development

*Depending on the applicant’s conditions.

Science and Art Clubs After School Program

Vacancies for 2023 – 2024

RequirementsExperience working in and middle school environment

Fluent English 

DetailShinagawa International School is seeking to employ a self-motivated and experienced MYP Physical and Health Education (PHE) teacher who cultivates the students’ interest in learning. The responsibilities of a middle school PHE teacher include planning and implementing the MYP Physical and Health programme, targeting specific skills and concepts, managing classroom behavior to keep all students engaged in the lesson, and providing individual support and feedback for their students.
Contact DetailE-mail:  employment@sistokyo.jp Please apply with a resume, a recent photo, and a cover letter. Only successful resumes will be contacted by email. Incomplete applications may be considered unsuccessful.

RequirementsExperience working in middle school environment

Fluent English 

DetailShinagawa International School is seeking to employ a self-motivated and experienced MYP Visual Arts teacher who cultivates the students’ interest in learning. The responsibilities of a middle school Visual Arts teacher include planning and implementing the MYP visual arts programme, targeting specific skills and concepts, managing classroom behavior to keep all students engaged in the lesson, and providing individual support and feedback for their students.
Contact DetailE-mail:  employment@sistokyo.jp Please apply with a resume, a recent photo, and a cover letter. Only successful resumes will be contacted by email. Incomplete applications may be considered unsuccessful.

RequirementsExperience working in the middle school environment

Fluent English 

DetailShinagawa International School is seeking to employ a self-motivated and experienced MYP Science teacher who cultivates the students’ interest in learning. The responsibilities of a middle school Science teacher include planning and implementing the chemistry and physics lessons and preparing the students for the IBDP, targeting specific skills and concepts, managing classroom behavior to keep all students engaged in the lesson, and providing individual support and feedback for their students.
Contact DetailE-mail:  employment@sistokyo.jp Please apply with a resume, a recent photo, and a cover letter. Only successful resumes will be contacted by email. Incomplete applications may be considered unsuccessful.

RequirementsExperience working in the middle school environment

Fluent English 

DetailShinagawa International School is seeking to employ a self-motivated and experienced teacher who will be able to teach MYP English Language and Literature & Individual and Societies and who cultivates the students’ interest in learning. The responsibilities of a middle school English and I&S teacher include planning and implementing the MYP language and literature and I&S programmes, targeting specific skills and concepts, managing classroom behavior to keep all students engaged in the lesson, and providing individual support and feedback for their students. The English Language and Literature and I&S courses aim to teach native-level students and include both language and literature elements and integrated social sciences respectively.
Contact DetailE-mail:  employment@sistokyo.jp Please apply with a resume, a recent photo, and a cover letter. Only successful resumes will be contacted by email. Incomplete applications may be considered unsuccessful.

RequirementsExperience working in the middle school environment

Fluent English 

DetailShinagawa International School is seeking to employ a self-motivated and experienced MYP Japanese Language Acquisition teacher who cultivates the students’ interest in learning. The responsibilities of a middle school Japanese LS teacher include planning and implementing the MYP Language Acquisition programme, targeting specific skills and concepts, managing classroom behavior to keep all students engaged in the lesson, and providing individual support and feedback for their students. Japanese Language Acquisition classes are designed for non-native Japanese speakers.
Contact DetailE-mail:  employment@sistokyo.jp Please apply with a resume, a recent photo, and a cover letter. Only successful resumes will be contacted by email. Incomplete applications may be considered unsuccessful.

RequirementsExperience working in a primary school environment

Fluent English 

Experience teaching English as a second language/foreign language

DetailShinagawa International School (SIS) is seeking a highly motivated shadow teacher who can work with primary aged children to support their developing English language needs on a 1:1/ small group basis.
Contact DetailE-mail:  employment@sistokyo.jp Please apply with a resume, a recent photo, and a cover letter. Only successful resumes will be contacted by email. Incomplete applications may be considered unsuccessful.

RequirementsFluent in English

A degree in Education/ or a Teaching Credential

Teaching experience (Beneficial)

IB Experience (Beneficial)

DetailSIS is seeking highly motivated and qualified Japanese language teacher. 
Contact DetailE-mail: employment@sistokyo.jp Please apply with a resume, a recent photo and a cover letter. Only successful resumes will be contacted by email. Incomplete applications may be considered unsuccessful.
RequirementsEnglish as a conversational level degree in Education/ or a Teaching Credential

Teaching experience (Beneficial)

DetailShinagawa International School (SIS) is seeking highly motivated team teachers who can work with Preschool/PreK/Kindergarten age level.
Contact DetailE-mail: employment@sistokyo.jp Please apply with a resume, a recent photo and a cover letter. Only successful resumes will be contacted by email. Incomplete applications may be considered unsuccessful.
RequirementsExperience working with children, good communication skills, and manner

Conversational English (Beneficial)

DetailsShinagawa International School (SIS) is seeking School Bus Assistants who ride on a school bus with students in the afternoon. School Bus Assistants are responsible for taking attendance, making sure all students’ safety during their ride, sending them to parents at each bus stop, and contacting parents by phone when necessary. Work Location: Route 1: From SIS Tokyo Campus– Shinagawa – Meguro-Shinjuku-Ikebukuro

Work Location: Route 2: From SIS Tokyo Campus – Odaiba – Ariake – Shinonome – Toyosu – Tatsumi – Shinkiba

Work Location: Route 3: Shibuya -Aoyama – Akasaka – Hiroo -Shirokane Takanawa –Shibaura –Konan

Hours: Weekdays : either 16:00-17:30 or 15:00-16:30

(3 or 4 days a week is also possible)

Payment: 3000 yen/one time

Contact DetailE-mail: employment@sistokyo.jp Please apply with a resume, a recent photo, and a cover letter. Only successful resumes will be contacted by email. Incomplete applications may be considered unsuccessful.
RequirementsNative Level English degree in EducationExperience (Advantageous)
DetailShinagawa International School (SIS) is seeking substitute teachers for its occasional teacher vacancies. The applicants are required to have a native level of English, a degree in Education and experience in the area.
Contact DetailE-mail: employment@sistokyo.jp Please apply with a resume, a recent photo and a cover letter. Only successful resumes will be contacted by email. Incomplete applications may be considered unsuccessful.
RequirementsGood Level English (Advantageous)Expertise in the field to be offered as an ASP

Experience working with children

DetailShinagawa International School (SIS) is seeking professionals who are willing to share their expertise with our students. If you have any special talent and want to teach it to children please contact us.
Contact DetailE-mail: employment@sistokyo.jp Please apply with a resume, a recent photo and a cover letter. Only successful resumes will be contacted by email. Incomplete applications may be considered unsuccessful.
RequirementsConversational EnglishExpertise in the field to be offered as an ASP

Experience working with children

DetailShinagawa International School (SIS) is seeking volunteers from the wider community to teach an After School Programme (ASP). It is also a good opportunity for tutors who would like to expand their target audience. There is no set area for the ASP, but our students enjoy recreational classes that help them relax, socialize and enjoy. Examples of past and current ASPs are:

-Calligraphy
-Tae Kwon-Do
-Drawing & Crafts
-Origami
-Dance

The ASP is organized in ten-week blocks per term and the times are 3:15~3:55 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Although we are looking for volunteers, Shinagawa International School (SIS) will be happy to reimburse the transportation expenses as a sign of gratitude. Web links will also be published on the school’s web site for those who wish to do extend their business to the Shinagawa International School (SIS) community.

Contact DetailE-mail: employment@sistokyo.jp Please apply with a resume, a recent photo and a cover letter. Only successful resumes will be contacted by email. Incomplete applications may be considered unsuccessful.
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Child Protection & Safeguarding

Aligned with the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection, we hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection.

SIS will be requesting a police background check with the local police authorities for each new employee. All new employees coming from outside Japan are required to provide a police background check from their current country of employment/residence and all previous countries worked.

Essential Employment Requirements in Shinagawa International School (SIS) in Tokyo / JAPAN include

  • Two to five years of current teaching experience in the specific grade level or subject area of our vacancy
  • Experience working with an international education
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural setting
  • Familiarity with best-practice methodologies as they apply to teach a diverse student body as well as evidence of recent professional growth activities
  • Experience and commitment to sponsoring Extracurricular and After School Programs