Employment Opportunities - Join us!

Positions Available SY 2018-2019


Summerhill International School is a learning environment of beauty and wonder, full of warm, flowing colors and objects that awaken the imagination and invite interaction through play.

Summerhill teachers are committed to providing an enriched, nurturing, warm environment where children experience the excitement and joy of learning. Teachers work closely together to develop experiences that stimulate curiosity and expand children’s thinking.

Essential characteristics of Summerhill teachers include cultural sensitivity, the ability to collaborate with others, flexibility, life-long learners, a strong work ethic as well as having a good sense of humour.

Lead teachers must have a four year degree and a teaching license in early childhood education. IB or Reggio experience is preferred. Assistants must speak English at a native level, have 2 or more years of early childhood education experience and early childhood certification is preferrable. They must be lively, creative, warm, love children and be team players with a positive attitude.

Summerhill is accepting applications for the 2018-2019 academic school year. If you qualify and are interested please submit your CV. Please contact info@summerhill.jp for further information.

Current opening pisition:

  • Supply / cover teacher

  • Teaching assistant (immediate start) 

If you are interested in joining us please forward:

  • Cover letter (no more than 250 words).

  • Contact Details

  • CV

  • 3 References (include most recent supervisor)

More details about WORKING WITH US

Summerhill International School is a remarkable place to work in, filled with motivated students and staff. You will be surrounded by wonderful, engaged and highly motivated students, along with positive, friendly and hardworking colleagues.

General information for candidates applying for teaching positions

For teaching positions at Summerhill International School, it is vital to ensure that you hold the correct qualifications and have the requisite experience. We would normally anticipate a minimum of two years' (and probably more) qualified teaching experience.

All candidates must have completed 12 years of Primary and Secondary education and hold a Bachelor's Degree in Education or equivalent, specialising in the relevant educational field. Teachers with extensive experience who hold a Certificate or Diploma of Education may be recognised as qualified. Offers made would be subject to receiving the approval of the Administration team, who must be satisfied that their criteria in the relevant teaching qualifications are met in a formal process. Employment offers can only be made to people on a valid work visa that allows 35 hrs of paid working time or more.
We are no longer accepting applications from people on tourist/temporary visas. 

Finally, candidates will be requested to supply a police clearance certificate or similar proof of non-criminality. 

Please submit a letter of application, your CV and the names and contact details of
at least 3 referees, one being your present Principal or Head of School.


Please note: At Summerhill International School we receive hundreds of applications each year for a limited number of positions. We apologize that we are not able to respond to each applicant individually and will only contact those whose applications we wish to pursue further.