Job: Middle and High School Librarian

11/6/14  – Middle and High School Librarian
International Community School (ICS), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

ICS Addis is recruiting an experienced, qualified and dynamic librarian to join our middle and high school teams. Dedicated to developing and enhancing both literacy and information literacy skills for a diverse range of students, the successful candidate will have experience with Follett’s Destiny system, digital and print resources, as well as Web 2.0 learning tools and social media. Experience teaching in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program and in international schools is highly desirable, while a willingness to collaborate with teachers to plan inquiry-based learning units is essential. A proven track record of commitment to community outreach, including planning author visits, Scholastic Book Fairs and other event and program planning is necessary. Successful candidates will have completed a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Sciences from a recognized university.

If you feel that your qualifications and experiences match an opening listed below, please review our website for more information on working at ICS and living in Addis Ababa, including our Profile of an Ideal ICS Addis Candidate. To apply to us directly, complete the online application below. We will not accept CVs that are emailed directly to us. Please be aware that we receive hundreds of applications between October and February. We will reply in brief to each applicant and every application will be reviewed by an administrator. Qualified applicants may receive further correspondence as well.

Sarah P’s comments:  Fall is the beginning of the recruiting season for international schools.  Schools can be a way to break into the international market as they offer the most positions.  If you do not have certification it is fairly easy to earn by studying online.   Please read Chapter 3 of my book for an in-depth explanation of this market if you are interested (and see the Book Resources section of the blog as well).  Also, I highly recommend joining both The International Educator (TIE) as well as International School Reviews (ISR) as they will help you to know what positions are available and, more importantly, which ones are the most reputable.