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Change a Life! Be part of this amazing adventure for 59 students on the sunny island of Sumba, Indonesia

Posted By: Sumba Hospitality Foundation <[email protected]>
Date: Wednesday, 14 November 2018, at 3:01 p.m.

START DATE: 4 January 2019

Be part of this amazing adventure for 59 students on the sunny island of Sumba.
Change a life!

The Sumba Hospitality Foundation (‘SHF’) is a non-profit organization located in Sumba, a pristine but underprivileged island in eastern Indonesia (NTT province). The main mission of SHF is to drive a sustainable tourism development for the Indonesian island of Sumba by means of empowering local, disadvantaged youth. To achieve this mission, the Foundation manages a full boarding hospitality and permaculture school for disadvantaged youth, as well as an exclusive eco-resort called Maringi (nine rooms). The school and the eco-resort provide the students with a well-rounded vocational education, focusing on practical and soft skills.

Currently 59 students make up our third student batch. They learn vocational skills in one core area: Culinary, Food & Beverage, Housekeeping, Front Office, or Spa, while learning English as a Second Language, Permaculture and Life Skills.
Our beautiful campus is located near the Tambolaka (TMC) airport and town with small shops and restaurants. Several beautiful, uncrowded, pristine, white, sandy beaches with crystal blue waters are a short drive or bicycle ride away from campus.

The Sumba Hospitality Foundation currently employs one English Teacher full-time for our 59 students; however, to enable our students to be better prepared for a future in the hospitality industry, a second English Teacher is required at SHF. We are considering candidates with the following qualifications:
• TEFL/TESOL, CELTA certificate required (no online certificates)
• Six (6) months ESL teaching experience preferred, newly certified ESL teachers will be considered
• University degree preferred
• Artistic and musical talents (choral or instrumental) and knowledge of Bahasa Indonesian desired
• Ability to live on a communal and collaborative campus on a pristine and primarily undeveloped island in Southeast Asia
• Passionate about SHF’s core values of sustainability, community empowerment, and education
• Flexibility, resourcefulness, creativity, and adaptability are required. Work under the direction of the English Department Leader
The candidate must be able to successfully complete the following tasks, and others:
• Prepare and engage students (ages 17-23) in ESL lessons three to five days per week for three to six hours per day (9:00 AM to 4:30 PM)
• Provide ESL tutoring to students who are struggling with various grammar concepts during day-time Study Hall
• Occasionally monitor evening Study Halls and assist students with their assignments
• Undertake the design and development of teaching and assessment materials
• Set and mark assignments, assess and report students’ performance
• Attend teachers and professional development meetings
• Participate as an active member of our campus community which may include attending evening parties and celebrations, cycling with students to the beach, serving as the choir director, and the like.
• Assist with Community English classes for local children (one hour / Monday to Friday)

TERM: The term is for six (6) months and may be renewed upon mutual consent. The term will commence on January 4, 2019.
• Monthly stipend 300US$
• Sponsorship for a six-month Social-Cultural visa
• Room (shared/basic) & board (3 meals per day)
• Clean uniforms, towels, bed linens
• Weekly laundry and housekeeping service
• Time off during student end of term breaks plus Indonesian public holidays
• Transport to/from airport, routine trips to town, use of motorbike and bicycle
Please send us your letter of interest, most recent CV, a copy of your TEFL/TESOL, CELTA certificate, and two references to Judy Teach at [email protected], cc [email protected].
Due to the high level of interest in this position, only those who are being considered for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for your interest.


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