Academic positions – What do we look for and FAQs

GESS International School in Singapore is home to over 200 professional educators from over 30 different nationalities. On average our educators teach at GESS for five years and a number of our senior leadership team have worked at GESS for over 10 years.

Qualifications and Experience

As an applicant, to teach the German curriculum, you need to have completed your teacher training (1. and 2. state examination or equivalent degree from Austria or Switzerland). You need to be a German native speaker and possess a very good command of English, as well as confident computer skills. If you are applying for the position “Longterm Internship/ Schulassistenz für Lehramtsstudierende” please go to “Schulassistenz – Arbeitsprofil und Konditionen“ for further information.

For opportunities in the English-speaking IB curriculum, you need to have completed a national or international teacher training qualification. Experience with the IBO programmes PYP, MYP and DP is highly desirable. Knowledge of the German language is not required but is advantageous.

If you are applying for a teaching position at our GESS Preschool, we expect you to have completed your training as a preschool teacher or to possess comparable educational qualifications. We accept applications throughout the year.

What you can expect from us

We have high expectations of our teachers and offer an attractive compensation package as well as an inspiring international environment with a highly motivated and qualified faculty, amicable students, a rich school life with many opportunities, excellent facilities and professional development opportunities.

Our expectations of you

You will fit right in when you are passionate about teaching, you deliver your lessons methodically, you are flexible, student-oriented and your teaching is based on solid subject knowledge.

You enjoy being fully committed to teaching, working with students, colleagues and parents because we value individual student support, proactive cooperation with our parents, involvement in educational school development and active participation in our daily school life.

When we hire

The resource planning for a school year commences up to a year in advance so that initial job advertisements are usually published between September and December for positions commencing in August of the following year.

The interview process can start as early as October and will comprises of Video interviews as well as face-to-face interviews on Campus for those candidates residing in Singapore at the point of application.

However, we also have to fill vacancies at short notice and therefore regularly publish advertisements for academic positions throughout the academic year.

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