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Passionate Professional Teacher Needed in Fukuoka Japan

Posted By: International I School Kindergarten <>
Date: Thursday, 12 June 2014, at 8:10 a.m.

International I School Kindergarten

We are looking for a passionate professional teacher, who loves his/her work and has a desire to see the students succeed.
We especially want a teacher who enjoys the challenges presented when teaching young children. The position will begin in July/August 2014.
International I School Kindergarten currently has 2 schools open.
Our original school is based in Kurume City, Fukuoka Prefecture and our newest school is located in Fukuoka City.
This time, we are looking for a teacher for the school in Fukuoka city.

General Job Descriptions
The students are aged between 2 and 6 and are taught in English. International I School Kindergarten was established in 1990. We currently have 15 native English speaking teachers on staff.
Teachers are scheduled to work 30 teaching hours per week. 20 hours are in the kindergarten as a homeroom teacher with a Japanese co-teacher. And the remaining 10 hours are ESL classes (Mainly toddler, kindergarten and elementary kids' classes). The teachers are required to work 1 Saturday a month (to teach returnee students) All the kindergarten lessons are co-taught with licensed Japanese kindergarten teachers so it is not necessary for you to have a Japanese teaching license.

There are three main paid holidays;
10 - 14 days in summer (Completely off)
(As the kindergarten in closed for about a month, most teachers have half days of teaching during that time)
10 - 14 days in winter (Completely off)
If you are re-contracted, you will also have 5 ~ 7days in spring (Completely off)

Extra Requirements
As International I School is a kindergarten, there are events, such as Sports Day and Winter Presentation@that may require your attendance beyond your scheduled hours. (Usually on a weekend) These occur approximately 5 times per year.

4 year degree / Teaching license or experience (preferred)

240,000 yen per month + Completion bonus of 120,000 yen

Apartments are arranged for teachers. The rent is between 45,000 yen and 50,000 yen depending on the size and the age of the apartment.

Although it may sound like a lot of responsibility, teaching at our kindergarten in incredibly rewarding and exciting experience.

If you donft mind hard work and you truly love children, then this will be the perfect job for you. However, if you donft love children and you would just like a chance to travel and experience living in Japan, then this may not be a good position for you.
If you would like to apply for the positions, please send me your resume with a cover letter to

Yuki Tanaka
International I School Kindergarten

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