Job: Head of Libraries

1.26.17 –  Head of Libraries
British School of Jakarta, Indonesia

Sarah P’s comments:  This position was listed in Fall of 2015 and 2016 so I am not sure whether it was ever filled. BSJ is a well-established school but I could not find any reviews.  Also, life in Jakarta is not for everyone.

To apply, please complete the online application form by visiting: and attach a CV with a covering letter by the 3rd February 2017

Located to the south-west of central Jakarta, BSJ offers 1,450 students aged 3 to 18 the best of a British education with a strong international perspective.

Founded by the British Embassy in 1974, primarily to teach British and Commonwealth nationals, today we welcome many other families interested in this type of schooling. In the Primary section, we teach the International Primary Curriculum, while at Secondary we offer IGCSE and the International Baccalaureate. Our attractive 18 hectare campus (which includes an Olympic-sized swimming pool and contemporary theatre complex) and the warmth of our community makes BSJ a enjoyable place to work.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people, and expect all staff to share this commitment. This post will be subject to an enhanced DBS/ICPC disclosure.


Job: Project Communications Officer

12.8.16 – Project Communications Officer
LIBER, The Hague, Netherlands

Please note, only applicants with a valid visa to work in the EU can be considered for this position.

The closing date for applications is December 18 2016.

Do you have experience of working on European projects and dissemination? Do you enjoy the organisation and planning of events and workshops? Are you enthusiastic and interested in issues relating to research libraries such as open access and research data management? LIBER is seeking a Project Officer to work on the dissemination aspects of European projects.

  • The Role – The Project Communications Officer will be responsible for EU project dissemination, the organisation of project related events and activities, and will carry out some administrative tasks related to EU Projects.
  • Duration and Working Hours – The appointment is full-time and will be for a 12 month contract.
  • Salary – Scale 9: minimum €2,700 to maximum €3,720 gross per month full-time, plus a vacation allowance of 8%, and a December allowance of 8.33%.
  • Benefits – LIBER follows the working agreement (CAO) for Research Insitutions in the Netherlands. Our benefits include 42 days annual leave, based on a full-time position, an excellent pension scheme, as set out in the CAO, and a flexible and friendly working environment.

Download the full job description.

To Apply

For an informal discussion regarding the position please contact Melanie Imming, EU Projects Manager. To apply for this position please submit a CV and covering letter outlining your eligibility for and interest in this position to Susan Reilly, Executive Director using ‘PROJECT COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER’ in the subject line.

Job: Foreign Service Office Management Specialists

10.13.16 –  Office Management Specialist
United States Department of State, worldwide positions

Sarah P’s comments:  For US librarians without a MLIS and/or those who would like to break into the Foreign Service, here is an opportunity which calls for librarian skills and experience.  FYI: this position was last listed in June, 2015.  (The Foreign Service does employ librarians. They are called IRO’s – Information Resource Officers.  For more information about these positions which open only every 2-4 years, please read Chapter 6 of my book and look at the Resources page.)

We are currently accepting applications for Foreign Service Office Management Specialist positions.

Announcement No.: OMS-2017-0001
Position Title: Foreign Service Office Management Specialist
Open Period: October 12, 2016 – October 25, 2016
Series/Grade: FP – 0318 07/07
Salary: $35,364 – $51,933
Promotion Potential: 03
Position Information: Work Schedule is Full-time – Permanent after tenure granted by a Foreign Service Specialist (FSS) Tenure Board.
Hiring Agency: U.S. Department of State
Duty Locations: MANY Vacancies throughout the World Foreign Service Office

Management Specialist duties include general office management, conference and visitor support, administrative and secretarial support. Take the OMS quiz to find out if this specialization is right for you.

All potential applicants are strongly urged to read the entire vacancy announcement to ensure that they meet all of the requirements for this position before applying. When you are ready to begin the online application process, visit the Foreign Service Office Management Specialist vacancy on USAJOBS. Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is October 25, 2016.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and at least 20 years old to apply. They must be at least 21 years of age to be appointed. By law, all career candidates must be appointed to the Foreign Service prior to the month in which they reach age 60, except for preference eligible veterans. Applicants must also be available for worldwide service, and be able to obtain all required security, medical and suitability clearances.

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Job: Head of Libraries (School)

10.11.16 –  Head of Libraries
British School of Jakarta, Indonesia

Sarah P’s comments:  This position was listed last year in November so I am not sure whether it was ever filled. BSJ is a well-established school but I could not find any reviews.  Also, life in Jakarta is not for everyone.

Dates:  Apply by October 21st, 2016,  Job start August 2017

BSJ is an HMC Co-educational Day School of 1,400 pupils and is recognised as a world leader in the education of children from Foundation Stage to the International Baccalaureate. With an attractive campus located on a modern green-field site in the suburbs of Jakarta, the school and Indonesia offer a diverse environment to work and live.

Candidates may offer a combination of subjects and for some positions there may be a position of responsibility available.

The British School Jakarta is an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to safe guarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expect all staff to share this commitment.

This post will be subject to an enhanced DBS/ICPC disclosure and full reference checks.

To apply, please complete the online application form by visiting: and attach a CV with a covering letter by the 21 October 2016.

News: A Quixotic Mission…

4.19.16 – A Quixotic Mission: Indonesia’s Library on Horseback
By David Gonzalez,  The New York Times, Apr. 12, 2016

Who doesn’t remember the magic of libraries, where new wonders awaited on each shelf, ready to take young minds to far-off places? Of course, if you live in a far-off place, a library may be something you’d only read about in books. That is, if you had books to begin with.

That became the mission of Ridwan Sururi, an Indonesian man with a plan — and a horse…

Ridwan arriving at a nearby village with his mobile library.

Job: Head of Libraries

11/10/15 –  Head of Libraries
British School of Jakarta, Indonesia

Sarah P’s comments:  Well-established with a solid reputation.  I would however read all the reviews on International School Reviews so you have a complete picture before applying.  Also, life in Jakarta is not for everyone.


The Head of Libraries is responsible for enriching and supporting teaching and learning through digital and print resources, connections to a school wide literacy programme, and development/execution of a library/media skills curriculum.
The position both manages the physical space of the libraries and identifies avenues for library integration with classroom teaching. The Head of Libraries serves as an educational leader in promoting best practices, improving teaching and learning, creating a dynamic learning environment to serve the school community in the existing library spaces, and developing a strategic plan for
consistent improvement and integration of the centres with strong curriculum and community links
The Head of Libraries would supervise both Primary and Secondary Learning Resource Centres and online materials at BSJ.
  • General duties and responsibilities include but are not exclusive to;
  • Create a dynamic mission and vision for the libraries and digital resources at BSJ
  • Develop a vertically articulated library skills curriculum to meet the needs of learners
  • going forward
  • Develop and lead the plan to reimagine BSJ libraries into state of the art
  • media/learning centres
  • Create a series of activities/programmes that promote library skills, literacy, and enhance student learning across the school
  • Lead and manage all BSJ libraries
  • Lead staff in day-to-day operations
  • Organize internal/external CPD for library
  • Manage the library collection and online resource management system
  • Integrate the library and research centre into both the primary and secondary sections
  • of the school
  • Lead the delivery of quality instruction on library skills, research skills and bibliography lessons.
  • Collaborate with teachers’ in the construction of an outstanding library curriculum
  • Lead and organise CPD activities teachers to fully utilize all available resources.
  • Manage the library budgets to ensure the school’s aims are met
  • Actively promote the well-being of all students and be familiar with, and uphold all, Safeguarding policies and Child Protection procedures within the school.
  • In liaison with your Line Manager, take responsibility for upholding Health and Safety practise within your own working area and be responsible for completing risk

Job: K-12 Librarian

5/4/15 –  K-12 Librarian
Surabaya International School, Indonesia

Sarah P’s comments:  This is a small established school.  Reviews are mixed with the trend being you either really like the admin (and are liked by them) or don’t.  I once interviewed for a position at this school and to be honest, the director sounded intelligent when discussing tech issues but I would make sure you are a member of the tech team so you are not shuffled into a corner.  The pics of the school show a decent media center.  If you are seeking a foot in the door of the international school world, check it out, however make sure to ask why this late posting.  (Most positions are filled  this late in the recruiting season. For more info read Chapter 3 of my book and/or visit my Book Resources page.

FYI:  This position was posted on TIE (The International educator) however you can apply direct via the school employment page (though the position is not listed there.)


$29,000 – $39,000


Housing; visa assistance; moving in allowance; shipping; international health insurance, wellness benefits; retirement benefit, tax free salary, staff development opportunities, and more.


Surabaya International School is currently seeking to hire a dynamic Librarian for the 2015 – 2016 school year. SIS is located in Surabaya, Indonesia with a student population of 330 PK – 12. SIS is an authorized PYP world school as well as offering many Advanced Placement courses in the high school. Due to Indonesian law you must have a teaching certificate in English or IT to be employed as our Librarian, have five years of teaching experience and be no older than 55. SIS offers a competitive salary and benefit package. SIS will employ motivated singles or couples depending on our needs. Please send a letter of interest and CV to

Age Restrictions:


Age Limit:


Additional materials:

Please send a current CV and letter of application. Additional materials may be requested to complete your file.



Job: K-12 Librarian

2/19/15 –  K-12 Librarian
North Jakarta Intercultural School, Kelapa Gading, Jakarta, Indonesia

Sarah P’s comments:  This advert is on The International Educator (and not the school’s website) and thus to apply you must join TIE. This school is privately owned and fairly new with mixed reviews however if you would like to be in Asia this could be a break-in opportunity.



NJIS is an independent, not-for-profit, co-educational day school for students from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. The expatriate teaching staff have traditionally come from the United States, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Canada, China, and Indonesia. The school is located in Kelapa Gading, a self-contained residential susburb about three miles from the Java Sea, and within twenty minutes of the city center(when traffic allows!) You can learn more about NJIS at

NJIS was founded in 1990 and is accredited by WASC. We offer a U.S.-based, international school program for students in Pre-K through Grade 12. Our emphasis is on a strong academic program enhanced with specialist instruction in music, art, information technology, foreign languages, and physical education. High priority given to those with AP and/or IB certification for the Core Subjects.

Age Limit: 60  (age limit set by Indonesian government)
Preference given to singles and teaching couples

Five years teaching experience a MUST
University certified to teach
Endorsements in area of instruction

Salary:  $33 – $39K USD tax free
(Teachers can typically save half of their salary while still living comfortably and traveling in the region. All Indonesian taxes are paid by the school. Your salary is paid in US dollars at a local bank.)

Housing provided
Medical (Aetna) provided
Utilities subsidized
Flights paid annually
Transportation provided from apartment to school.
One teacher may have one dependent. A dependent is considered a child.

Additional materials:
Please send a copy of your information to:
Letters of reference you may have on file
Philosophy of Education

Interviews:  Skype

Application Deadline:  Please ensure materials are sent ASAP. Interviews will be held shortly thereafter upon review of candidates.