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Webinar: Why Teach Abroad?

8.21.17 –  ISS sponsored Webinar: Why Teach Abroad
August 304-5PM EST (USA)

Sarah P’s comments:  Here we go for the International School Librarian recruiting season. This is the area where the most international positions are listed and thus is the easiest way to break into international work. While it is still a good idea to join an agency and be vetted, the majority of schools are now advertising on TIE and accepting direct applications. However, attending this free ISS webinar will give you an overview of the field.

ISS (International Schools Services) is one of the oldest US schools recruiting agencies but please be aware that they also now run their own schools as well, which are, unfortunately, not always top tier.  So, be sure to join ISR, International Schools Review, and carefully read the reviews of any schools you might be interested in.

For more information about the hiring process for international school librarians please refer to Chapter 3 of my book and/or visit the Resources page.

 

Let’s talk about a few of our favorite things:
(Click to watch the promo video!)
On August 304-5PM ESTjoin us as we explore 5 fantastic benefits of teaching overseas. The webinar will feature some of our most experienced (and fun!) ISS international educators and finish with a 30-minute Q&A panel.
Check out the event page and register!
New to ISS? Join the community here  and email your candidate number to edustaffing@iss.edu to register for the webiner. Actively recruiting with ISS already? Just register through your candidate dashboard!
See you then!
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Job: K-12 Librarian

8.8.17 –  K-12 Librarian
Tsinghua International School, Beijing, China

Sarah P’s comments:  A late opening.  The school, though young, has positive reviews.

 

Date Posted/Updated 05 August 2017
Apply By Date 15 August 2017
Job Start Date 21 August 2017
Level K-12
Subject/Area Library
Position Description Librarian who will handle the Grade 1-12 library. Will have an experienced assistant. Will also teach research to Grade 6 and Grade 9 students. Request complete job description from Wendy Wang wwang@this.edu.cn
Salary:

$36,000-$55,500 Salary is based on years of teaching experience and increases 5% each year.

Benefits:

– Airline ticket to Beijing and home again at the end of the school year.
– Housing stipend
– CIGNA health insurance. School pays $3086 of the cost and 70% of the cost over $3086
– Provides a settling in amount of $1500

Some benefits apply to dependents.

NOTE: Amounts quoted fluctuate based on currency valuations. Salary and benefits paid in Chinese RMB.

Qualifications:

– At least a Bachelor’s Degree in the listed subject area – Library Science
– Teacher certification School Library/Resource Room
– Native English speaker
– Clean criminal background check
– Two years experience as a school librarian with a Bachelor’s Degree or 0 years with a Master’s
Degree in Library Science
– North American teacher for this position.

Age Restrictions:

Yes

Age Limit:

60

Additional materials:

Resume
Recommendations

Interviews:

Through SKYPE unless the candidate is in Beijing and then the interview will be in person at Tsinghua International School.

 

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Job: School Librarian

7.7.17 –  School Librarian
U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Education, St. Croix, USVI

Sarah P’s comments:  This opportunity is for those with the right to work in the U.S. It was last listed in 2014. The job and how to apply is listed on ALAJobs but the actual job description is listed on the USVI Department of Education website. Also note:  Travel, transportation and relocation expenses are not authorized for this position. Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the sole responsibility of the selected candidate.

 

THE POSITION BELOW IS VACANT IN THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION:

POSITION TITLE:             Librarian

LOCATION:                         St. Croix

 

Deadline for applying:            Until Filled

Salary Range:                          $34,000

Union:                                     American Federation of Teachers

DESCRIPTION

Under general supervision from the school principal, the individual in this position is required to have advanced professional knowledge of the theories, skills and techniques of library science management for use in a library occupation in government.  An employee in this class may perform highly specialized library functions and may thus require knowledge of the basic principles, theories, practice, terminology and expressions of a discipline or specialized subject-matter area such as materials on the Caribbean, Virgin Islands.  Employee is also responsible for documents, Archives, Danish West Indian History, Danish Gothic Script, Fine Arts, Music, Media, etc. This position may involve the supervision of library personnel in the performance of administrative, technical, and professional tasks. Employee will work under the general supervision of an administrator who assigns duties.  Employee is expected to function independently in executing his/her duties. Duties are complex in nature relative to the techniques and principles involved in library science management.  The purpose of the position is to perform such tasks and functions associated with the provision of user-services in any library service community to which the library has responsibility.  Contacts are primarily with coworkers, children, young adults, adults, and the general public. Work is reviewed through observations and staff conferences.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILTIES (NOT ALL INCLUSIVE)

  • Performs literature searches, involving the systematic and comprehensive search for information bearing on a specific problem or subject.
  • Catalogs non-processed materials.
  • Collects/builds and develops subject collections, based upon recommendations of service-area personnel as well as personal judgment, maintains want list of books and materials to be ordered.
  • Provides community information and referral service by maintaining community resource guides and information files.
  • Attends community service agency meetings as library service-area representative.
  • Answers in-depth reference questions (i.e. questions requiring research using at least two reference sources.
  • After consultation with staff and library users as appropriate, writes long-range plans and
  • After consultation with staff and library users as appropriate, writes long-range plans and objectives for service area to which assigned;
  • Evaluates gift books and materials and assigns them to the appropriate library collection;
  • Gives orientation training to newly appointed librarians and other staff in various service areas;
  • Assigns, schedules, supervises, and coordinates the activities of lower level professional and non- professional staff;
  • Designs and implements library programs;
  • Develops and writes library long-range plans and objectives;
  • Acquires, select, organize, and disseminate knowledge and information suited to the needs of a library service community;
  • Performs related work as required.
  • Ensures that report cards and cumulative records are prepared for all students enrolled;
  • Determines whether or not a possible graduate has met graduate requirements;
  • Performs related work as required.
  • Identifies gifted children and suggests accelerated programs for such children;
  • Prepares case histories and reports outlining diagnostic results of the tests as a basis for planning the type of treatment;
  • Plans and supervises in-service training programs for teachers to meet the needs of students;
  • Provides to school personnel, parents and certain community agencies clinical and diagnostic information regarding children learning and emotional problems;
  • Prepares and submits required reports to the Director;
  • Participates in case conferences and research programs;
  • Participates in the development and administration of programs in the department;
  • Prepares and maintains comprehensive case records on each client in accordance with local and federal standards;
  • Performs related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITIES

  • Extensive knowledge of library objectives, routines, procedures, techniques, methods, organization and administration;
  • Extensive knowledge of library materials;
  • Comprehensive specialized knowledge of materials and functions of one or more particular library service areas;
  • Advanced  written and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to establish and maintain interagency relationships;
  • Ability to determine and satisfy the information needs of library patrons;
  • Ability to interpret library policies, objectives, and services to community groups, public officials, and the general public, and to establish and maintain favorable library public relations;
  • Ability to devise and utilize innovative procedures and methods;
  • Ability to develop and implement new programs and to maintain ongoing programs in order to involve the community in the library;
  • Ability to make sound and independent judgment while performing various tasks and assignments;
  • Ability to lift 70 pounds or more;
  • Ability to walk, bend, stand, or stoop for an extended period of time
  • Ability to exercise patience while dealing with students;
  • Ability to work harmoniously and effectively with all those contacted during the course of work.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  •  Master’s degree in Library Science and three (3) years of progressively strong working experience as a librarian.

Interested persons should apply by visiting our website at www.teachusvi.net and select the appropriate application for submission procedures.

Send your complete application package to careers@sttj.k12.vi for consideration.

Application documents required: (1) Completed Application, (2) Resume, (3) Cover Letter, (4) Official College Transcripts, (5) Certifications, (6) Licensures, (7) Three Letters of Recommendation, (8) Police Background Check and (9) Doctor’s Statement of Good Health.

Travel, transportation and relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.  Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the sole responsibility of the selected candidate.

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Job: Elementary Teacher Librarian

6.20.17 –  Elementary Teacher Librarian
Australian International School, Singapore

Sarah P’s comments:  Overall good reviews and good salary although Singapore, while fascinating, is a very expensive place to live.

Salary S$60,826 – S$75,784 depending on experience level

 

Australian International School has a vision to be known internationally as an institution which represents educational excellence in all aspects of its operation. Our school philosophy commits us fully to the notion of a holistic, rounded education, which cherishes the arts and sports as well as academics as essential dimensions of each student’s education.

The position of Teacher Librarian have a dual role as both teachers and information specialists. They have a key role to play in the development of information literacy and in building a culture of reading in the Elementary School. The teacher librarian’s flexibility and positive response to change will directly influence the success of collaboration between the library and classroom teachers.

The successful applicant will have a strong understanding of the needs of primary (Prep-Year 5) education, with a specific focus on either Prep-Year 2 (Lower Elementary) or Year 3-5 (Upper Elementary).  He/she will have the capacity to achieve excellence in the delivery of a high quality education aligned with the School’s Mission, Vision and Values delivered via the International Baccalaureate’s Primary Years Programme.

AIS welcomes the right candidate to join our AIS team in the Elementary School commencing in January 2018.

The ideal candidate for this role must have the following skills, experience and qualifications:

  • A minimum four year recognised teaching qualification including a Bachelor’s Degree and Teaching Diploma or a Bachelor of Education
  • A Post-Graduate qualification in Librarianship or related field would be an advantage
  • A minimum of 3 years FT teaching experience in a recognised educational institution
  • Experience in working in a school library
  • Experience of working with the IB PYP, or Experience of working in a collaborative teaching and learning environment within an Elementary School
  • Excellent communication skills, multi-tasking and time management
  • Ability to work as a part of a team and an interest in participating in the wider school community

We are offering attractive salary and benefit packages to successful candidates.

Further information about this position is available in the attached job description. Only applications submitted using the school’s application form will be considered. Please submit your completed application form, cover letter and CV by Sunday 9th July 2017, 23 59 (UK Time).

Please provide the following supporting documentation as well as completing our application form:

  • CV or Resume (max 2 side of A4)
  • Cover Letter (max 1 side of A4)

(PDF Job Description available for download on TESjobs)

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Job: Bilingual Librarian

6.8.17 –  Bilingual Librarian (Spanish/English)
PROEA, Chiapas, Mexico

Sarah P’s comments: Technically this is a job since there is a salary however it is really low. You must also be bilingual and in one part of the ad they say accepting applicants with library studies yet in another paragraph they state you must be a philosophy major…confusing.  However, if you are seeking international library experience but do not yet have a master’s degree, and speak Spanish, here is an opportunity to gain some experience.

SALARY

Minimum: $500.00
Maximum: $600.00

PUBLISHED:

06/05/2017

START DATE:

08/01/2017

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

06/16/2017

The school

Our partners are non for profit schools in the state of Chiapas, Mexico, the country’s southernmost state and the one with the largest Indian population. Rich in biological and anthropological diversity, with colonial towns, indian villages and Mayan ruins, the region has the largest tropical rainforest in Mexico. The school is located in the capital, Tuxtla, a growing and thriving city of 500,000 with all typical amenities. The school, which is expanding, aspires to become a leader in high quality education in the region, and has deepening commitments to STEAM+Green, progressive instruction, experiential education and project based learning. An existing and thriving PYP IB program will soon be expanded to the Upper School.

We are recruiting candidates with background in EFL, ELA, Literacy or Library studies to head our small library and assist us in its expansion and growth. IB experience, either as a student or teaching IB, is greatly valued. Classes are small, about 20-25 students, with 50 students per grade level. A 4 acre suburban campus, with ample green spaces, 4 academic buildings, an all purpose auditorium, a sky hydroponic garden, and nice soccer, running and multipurpose fields. Classrooms are large and well equipped, with multimedia capacity and internet access.

Chiapas’ rich geographic, ecological, cultural and artistic heritage provides ample opportunities for experiential learning, for weekend explorations, for eco and cultural tourism. We believe the region is our classroom and actively promote experiential learning and service learning throughout our curriculum.

Candidates must have at least a BA in Philosophy (or closely related field, equivalent coursework). tHIS IS AN EXCEPTIONAL OPPORTUNITY FOR PHILOSOPHY MAJORS TO GAIN CLASSROOM EXPERIENCE AND jumpstart a career as an international teacher. We are seeking someone entrepreneurial, a self starter who wants to build a program from scratch using off the shelf activities and cases from the vast repertoire of P4C and Critical Thinking education materials, applied to the local Mexican, developing country context. The position includes annual RT airfare, a local middle class salary starting at 11,000 pesos (roughly 600 USD/month), transportation to/from school, and free housing. Offers are typically a 2 year contract with the possibility of renewal. Teaching couples are most welcome and we provide children with free tuition scholarship.

send cv and letter of interest to executivedirector@proea.org

HOW TO APPLY

executivedirector@proea.org

Please send the following materials to executivedirector@proea.org

  1. CV or Resume
  2. statement of Educational Philosophy illustrated with teachig stories
  3. Names and contact information of 3 professional references

BENEFITS

Free housing, lunch, transportation to/from school, RT airfare

LEVEL OF LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

English, some spanish would be beneficial

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED:

4-year degree

HOW TO APPLY

executivedirector@proea.org

http://www.americanschool.edu.mx

send CV, letter of intent and phones and emails of 3 references

BENEFITS

Free housing, roundtrip airfare, living wage (locally a middle class salary)

LEVEL OF LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

Spanish/English bilingual proficiency or Spanish only proficiency

PROFESSIONAL LEVEL

Entry level

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED

4-year degree

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Job: School Librarian

6.5.17 –  Teacher Librarian
Think International School, Hong Kong

Sarah P’s comments:  A late posting from a fairly new school.  I could only find one review which was suspiciously positive, by which I mean that when you read an only positive, glowing review you have to wonder who wrote it…So, worth checking out but make sure to read all material and ask questions if interested.

 

Teacher Librarian Needed for August 2017- Think International School Job to start mid August 2017 for an initial contract of two years.

We have two libraries, one for lower primary and one for upper primary and secondary.

Candidate must be a trained teacher and a trained Librarian. He/she will supervise two library technicians to maintain the two libraries.He will make plans for the school library, add resources to the library where he sees fit, and organize library sessions for Primary and secondary students.

Interested candidates are to send their resume with expected salary to

Choylily@yahoo.com

 

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Job: Secondary School Librarian

5.30.17 –  Secondary School Librarian
American United School of Kuwait, Sabah Al Salem, Kuwait

Sarah P’ s comments: A late posting via TIE but also listed on their website. No reviews on ISR, one on Glassdoor which gave the school 2 stars, and the following short article on Teach Abroad which shared facilities and salary information. I wouldn’t worry about the qualifications in that they are requesting an education major.  A master’s degree in library science is the qualification along with the school media certification.  However, at this late date if you do not have the certification but can at least show you are working toward it, then I believe you will be accepted.  The other acceptable route is to have an education certification with school media certification in addition with no MLIS.

(I personally don’t like this as how can anyone learn to be an effective librarian by taking only six classes?  Who cares how wonderful your classes are if you can’t manage the database well enough to check out books? Just saying…)

School Description:

The American United School for Pre-K through Grade 11 opened in September 2013. AUS offers small class sizes with the latest educational materials and interactive technology. The academic curriculum of the American United School is based on the Common Core American Standards Curriculum. These standards clearly communicate what is expected of students at each grade level. The Common Core Standards focus on conceptual understandings and procedures starting in the early grades for reading, mathematics, science and social studies, enabling teachers to have the time needed to teach core concepts and procedures, and giving students the opportunity to master them. The school provides a 1:1 tablet program, with a high speed Wi-Fi network that allows educators and students to take advantage of this pedagogical change in the way that information is provided in a school setting.

Salary &  Benefits:

AUS offers a competitive salary package, transportation, Housing, Medical insurance, Visa sponsorship, Airline tickets to and from Point of origin, annual home leave, Re-location allowance. Teachers with school-age children enjoy free tuition.

Qualifications:

Should hold a Bachelor degree in Education. Major in Information Specialist.
We are looking for candidates who promote, recognize and use technology based learning models in a cooperative learning community for teachers and students.

Age Restrictions:  Yes, 60.

Additional materials:

Applicants interested in joining our team at the American United School of Kuwait (AUS) must fill out the online application form at the following link:

https://www.aus.edu.kw/join-us/career-at-aus

Only successful applicants will be contacted.

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