10/6/14 – Secondary School Librarian (6-12)
Albanian College, Durres, Albania
Albanian College is a brand new school in Durres, Albania on the Adriatic. The school is a purpose-built facility for up to 800 students with two libraries (Primary and Secondary), two pools, gym and other facilities. The teaching team is very international with no one nationality representing more than 20% of the total staff. The school enrollment is very small as we are the newest private school in Albania. They offer PYP and MYP programs and hope to offer the IB Diploma in the near future. Applicants who have not been through PYP or MYP training will be trained in IB certified workshops as part of their professional development. The cost of living in Albania is very low; housing is provided for free with teachers responsible only for utilities. Due to Albanian government residency permit issues, we can only consider teachers from North America and western Europe at this time.
Sarah P’s comments: This position is posted as open now but they indicate they are open to receiving applications for next year if you cannot travel immediately. There are no reviews yet on International School Reviews. To see more details and to apply you will need to join The International Educator (TIE) for $39.00. They first posted an elementary position (see my post from 9/9/14).
This is potentially a good position to apply for because they are offering to train you in the IB (International Baccalaureate curriculum which is the most popular curriculum in international schools as well as in a growing number of US and UK schools. Having IB experience and training will greatly enhance to your employability in the international K-12 market. In addition, I have been through an IB accreditation and they are very supportive of librarians and thus helped my administration to realize the importance of the library – always a good thing.