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

Equal Opportunity Statement

Shinagawa International School is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing fair and unbiased employment opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Our school values diversity and strives to create an inclusive work environment that promotes respect and equal treatment for all employees. We encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply, as we believe a diverse workforce enhances the strength of our school community.

Safeguarding Statement

Shinagawa International School is deeply committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of children and young people. As an employee of SIS, you are expected to share this commitment. Ensuring the welfare of our students is a collective responsibility of all staff members, and individuals are required to conduct themselves in a manner that upholds the principles of our organization, reflecting our dedication to providing a safe and supportive learning environment for every member of our community.

Employment Benefits Package

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

*Depending on the applicant’s conditions.

Shinagawa International School teachers

Vacancies for 2024 – 2025

We are currently seeking an experienced IB Science Teacher to join our Science Department at the Middle and High School level. The successful candidate will be responsible for delivering high-quality science instruction to our students while promoting critical thinking, problem-solving skills and creativity.
Values and Attitudes:
At Shinagawa International School, we value educators who demonstrate the following attitudes:

  1. Passionate about teaching: A teacher who loves what they do inspires their students to learn more effectively.
  2. Student-centered approach: A teacher who puts student needs first creates a positive learning environment where every student feels valued.
  3. Lifelong learner: A teacher who continues to learn themselves models lifelong learning for their students.
  4. Collaborative spirit: A teacher who works well with others fosters teamwork among colleagues which leads to better outcomes for all involved parties.
  5. Respectful attitude towards diversity: A teacher who respects cultural differences helps create an inclusive classroom that celebrates diversity amongst its members.
Skills and Qualifications:
  • Minimum qualification of Certificate
  • At least 2 years of teaching experience
  • Strong knowledge of science concepts and theories
  • Familiarity with the International Baccalaureate (IB) program is preferred
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues as part of a team
 Contact Detail
Please send a resume and cover letter to employment@sistokyo.jp

Values and Attitudes:
At Shinagawa International School, we value educators who demonstrate the following attitudes:

  1. Passionate about teaching: A teacher who loves what they do inspires their students to learn more effectively.
  2. Student-centered approach: A teacher who puts student needs first creates a positive learning environment where every student feels valued.
  3. Lifelong learner: A teacher who continues to learn themselves models lifelong learning for their students.
  4. Collaborative spirit: A teacher who works well with others fosters teamwork among colleagues which leads to better outcomes for all involved parties.
  5. Respectful attitude towards diversity: A teacher who respects cultural differences helps create an inclusive classroom that celebrates diversity amongst its members.
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.
Values and Attitudes:At Shinagawa International School, we value educators who demonstrate the following attitudes:

  1. Passionate about teaching: A teacher who loves what they do inspires their students to learn more effectively.
  2. Student-centered approach: A teacher who puts student needs first creates a positive learning environment where every student feels valued.
  3. Lifelong learner: A teacher who continues to learn themselves models lifelong learning for their students.
  4. Collaborative spirit: A teacher who works well with others fosters teamwork among colleagues which leads to better outcomes for all involved parties.
  5. Respectful attitude towards diversity: A teacher who respects cultural differences helps create an inclusive classroom that celebrates diversity amongst its members.
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.
Values and Attitudes:
At Shinagawa International School, we value educators who demonstrate the following attitudes:

  1. Passionate about teaching: A teacher who loves what they do inspires their students to learn more effectively.
  2. Student-centered approach: A teacher who puts student needs first creates a positive learning environment where every student feels valued.
  3. Lifelong learner: A teacher who continues to learn themselves models lifelong learning for their students.
  4. Collaborative spirit: A teacher who works well with others fosters teamwork among colleagues which leads to better outcomes for all involved parties.
  5. Respectful attitude towards diversity: A teacher who respects cultural differences helps create an inclusive classroom that celebrates diversity amongst its members.
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.
Values and Attitudes:At Shinagawa International School, we value educators who demonstrate the following attitudes:

  1. Passionate about teaching: A teacher who loves what they do inspires their students to learn more effectively.
  2. Student-centered approach: A teacher who puts student needs first creates a positive learning environment where every student feels valued.
  3. Lifelong learner: A teacher who continues to learn themselves models lifelong learning for their students.
  4. Collaborative spirit: A teacher who works well with others fosters teamwork among colleagues which leads to better outcomes for all involved parties.
  5. Respectful attitude towards diversity: A teacher who respects cultural differences helps create an inclusive classroom that celebrates diversity amongst its members.
RequirementsNative Level English degree in Education Experience (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.
Values and Attitudes:

At Shinagawa International School, we value educators who demonstrate the following attitudes:

  1. Passionate about teaching: A teacher who loves what they do inspires their students to learn more effectively.
  2. Student-centered approach: A teacher who puts student needs first creates a positive learning environment where every student feels valued.
  3. Lifelong learner: A teacher who continues to learn themselves models lifelong learning for their students.
  4. Collaborative spirit: A teacher who works well with others fosters teamwork among colleagues which leads to better outcomes for all involved parties.
  5. Respectful attitude towards diversity: A teacher who respects cultural differences helps create an inclusive classroom that celebrates diversity amongst its members.
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.
Values and Attitudes:At Shinagawa International School, we value educators who demonstrate the following attitudes:

  1. Passionate about teaching: A teacher who loves what they do inspires their students to learn more effectively.
  2. Student-centered approach: A teacher who puts student needs first creates a positive learning environment where every student feels valued.
  3. Lifelong learner: A teacher who continues to learn themselves models lifelong learning for their students.
  4. Collaborative spirit: A teacher who works well with others fosters teamwork among colleagues which leads to better outcomes for all involved parties.
  5. Respectful attitude towards diversity: A teacher who respects cultural differences helps create an inclusive classroom that celebrates diversity amongst its members.
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.
Shinagawa International School teachers
Shinagawa International School teachers

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