German International School Boston is a bilingual independent school serving students from age 2.9 to grade 12. Learning at GISB is a multilingual, multicultural experience; graduates earn both a US high school diploma and a German International Abitur. In multi-grade classrooms, dedicated teachers address each learner’s unique needs. In addition to its international focus, GISB’s urban location, commitment to affordability, and highly-involved family community make it a special place to learn and grow. Our mission is to prepare students for success in a global world. GISB is an equal opportunity employer, providing generous benefits and a welcoming international work environment.
We are seeking several Preschool Teachers for our new Early Education Center. This is a full-time position. Preschool teachers at German International School Boston:
Co-teach with another full-time educator in a mixed-age group of 2.9 – 5.
Design and lead activities to promote physical, mental and social development such as games, arts and crafts, music, storytelling, and field trips.
Teach skills such as color, shape, math and language readiness, personal hygiene, and meta-cognitive strategies.
Establish a safe and respectful classroom culture and daily routines.
Attend to children's basic needs, which requires the ability to lift and carry a student (~35 lbs), squat, kneel, reach, twist, run…and laugh!
Creatively use a variety of materials and resources to encourage children to explore both in learning activities and imaginative play.
Work with a team to create long-term curriculum goals and aligned weekly lessons.
Document children’s progress through portfolio work, regular parent/teacher conferences and detailed year-end reports as well as regular informal family communication.
Participate in 1) faculty meetings, 2) the strategic development of the early education program at GISB, and 3) classroom observation/professional development partnerships.
The ideal candidate possesses:
Experience and enthusiasm for teaching young children
Excellent German and English language skills; native German-speaking ability preferred
A B.A. in Early Childhood or Elementary Education (required for a visa)
At least 2 years of classroom experience (required for a visa)
Resilience, flexibility, curiosity, and a positive attitude
Ability to connect with people from diverse backgrounds
Initiative, independence, and the desire to contribute to a team
Willingness to engage in reasonable weekly overtime (given extensive school holidays)
A broad interest in the school beyond individual teaching duties
About German International School
German International School Boston is an independent, bilingual, coeducational day school serving students in preschool through grade 12. Learning at GISB is a multilingual, multicultural experience; graduates earn both a US high school diploma and a German international Abitur. In multi-grade classrooms, talented teachers address each learner’s unique needs. In addition to its international focus, GISB’s urban location, commitment to affordability, and engaged family community make it a special place to learn and grow. Our mission is to prepare students for success in a global world. GISB is an equal opportunity employer, providing generous benefits and a welcoming, international work environment to a dedicated faculty and staff.