Employment Opportunities

General information update:

Important: Japanese Teacher for 2019 -20 - Recruitment open NOW.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, JIS - International Section is urgently recruiting for a teacher of Japanese for our international primary school. The start date for this position can be negotiable but if possible August 2019 is preferred.

The teacher of Japanese would be responsible for implementing a Japanese language and cultural programme in the international section of our school. As the school is an authorised I.B. World School all students study an additional language and JIS offers Mandarin or Japanese to its students.  Students come from a variety of international backgrounds and levels of understanding of Japanese, so lessons are differentiated to suit ability and experience levels. The Japanese class within the school is fully integrated into the programme of inquiry / curriculum to allow for units of inquiry to be fully taught in a transdisciplinary way. The Japanese teacher works alongside all other teaching staff and the PYP coordinator to develop a curriculum to challenge and develop the students. There is also a full time assistant for the class to support groupings and differentiation. The school has an established Japanese curriculum which can be further developed by creative, new colleagues.

The candidate for this position should have experience or strong interest in teaching Japanese language and culture; should be open minded and creative to work alongside class based collagues when integrating the study of Japanese into other areas of the curriculum; be creative and dynamic in sharing Japanese culture with other international cultural groups; have proven teaching and learning experience  within a multi-cultural primary school environment.

Interested persons are invited to contact the Principal - Mr Simon Walton outlining their qualifications and experience. A letter of application and C.V. with JIS application form (below) should be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Depending on availabilty (potentially due to resignation period) it is hoped to arrange some interviews in Hong Kong in August 2019 or later. A start date of August 21st 2019, would be preferred but it can be delayed to October 2019 or January 2020 for the correct candidate.

We look forward to hearing from you.


General staff applications - class teacher recruitment for August 2019 is now complete

We would like to thank all applicants for their interest in working at our school and wish them with their career planning and development.

Applicants for teaching positions at JIS must be creative, experienced teachers, committed to working in a highly collaborative, team, inquiry-based environment.   Qualifications and experience as an I.B., PYP teacher would be a distinct advantage. Application forms for vacancies, when available, are available from our school website. Applicants should send their C.V. expressing their areas of curriculum interest, experience and recent professional development in education; with names of two relevant referees to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Staff application form - click here: 

 or MS word version :   

Supply teaching opportunities at JIS - ongoing applications

Applications are welcomed for supply teaching positions at any time.

During the school year there are times when teaching staff are involved in training workshops or may be on sick leave. JIS would welcome interest from suitably qualified teachers to act as supply teachers during these periods. Please send a completed Staff Application form, attach a CV and send details of teaching qualifications to Mr Simon Walton - Principal, on    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  if you would be interested in working part time at JIS.

All teaching staff need to be registered teachers with the Hong Kong Education Bureau. Mr. Walton will contact interested teachers for a social interview and introduction meeting.

Japanese International School

 4663 Tai Po Road ,Tai Po Kau, Tai Po, Hong Kong

  2834 3531         2652 2166         This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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