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Jobs: International School Librarians

10.21.17 –  Now is the time to begin to apply for international school librarian positions. The recruiting season has been moving earlier and earlier each year and, with the first of the international recruiting fairs just around the corner, positions are beginning to be posted.

School Librarianship 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.

Currently, The International Educator (TIE) currently has 12 positions listed. Many, but not all, require media certification as well as a master’s degree. For more information about this market please join TIE and also review Chapter 3 of my book.

ountry: School: Level: Subject/Area: Posted:
TAIWAN VICTORIA ACADEMY K-12 LIBRARY 10/20/17
UNITED ARA AMERICAN SCHOOL OF DUBAI ELEMENTARY LIBRARY 10/19/17
PARAGUAY THE AMERICAN SCHOOL OF AS K-12 LIBRARY 10/17/17
CHINA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF N SECONDARY LIBRARY 10/17/17
UNITED ARA AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL SC K-12 LIBRARY 10/12/17
JAPAN THE AMERICAN SCHOOL IN JA HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY 10/11/17
VIETNAM UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIO ELEMENTARY LIBRARY 10/11/17
ECUADOR INTERAMERICAN ACADEMY K-12 LIBRARY 09/30/17
CHINA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF N ELEMENTARY LIBRARY 09/24/17
KENYA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF K ELEMENTARY LIBRARY 09/20/17
CHINA BRITISH INT. KINDERGARTEN PREK-K LIBRARY 09/19/17
BURMA THE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL K-12 LIBRARY 08/31/17
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Job: Librarian, Upper School

10.21.17 – Librarian (Upper School)
Woodstock School, Mussoorie, India

Sarah P’s comments:  This position was posted two years. Woodstock is a well-established boarding school located in a remote area and might not be a good fit for those who enjoy city life.  The school is well-established however and the reviews are positive overall (see International School Reviews for specifics).  This position is offered through Teacher Horizons, a free recruiting agency I have written about before: my blog post.

 
Woodstock School is seeking a Librarian to join their team in July 2018. 
The ideal candidate will have a Bachelors of Library and Information Studies or equivalent, five years’ experience in a school or academic library and at least two years’ experience in an international multicultural setting. Click here to view the full job description.

Woodstock school is an incredibly unique school that is set in the rural Indian Himalayas. Woodstock was founded by an ex-principal of Untied World Colleges and has a progressive philosophy that is enabling them to move into the IB curriculum. This would be an excellent chance to gain valuable IB curriculum experience. The school is a close-knit community that employers teachers from all over the world, they currently have teachers of 28 different nationalities. Not only is the school set in a stunning part of the world but they also give away $1 million dollars a year to students for scholarships! Click on the links below to learn more about Woodstock:

Woodstock School Introduction
Student Welcome to Woodstock
Woodstock’s Vision of Education and Strategic Plan
Woodstock’s Educational Philosophy

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Hiring Fair: ISS Online iFair

10.1.17 –  ISS (International School Services) iFair / Virtual Hiring Fair

Date: October 14, 2017
Time: 8am-12pm US Eastern Time

 

Sarah P’s comments:  For anyone interested in the international school librarian market ISS is hosting a first-of-the-season hiring fair. This is an opportunity to gain a break-in position for those without the ‘A list’ attributes, namely international experience, school media certification on top of an MLIS (but you should be able to show you are working to obtain it), and/or being single or part of a teaching team. You must be a registered ISS candidate to attend so if you are interested you need to contact ISS ASAP because establishing a file can take time due to credentials and recommendations needing to be verified.

Please be aware that, while ISS is a recruiting agency 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 international school librarianship please read Chapter 3 of my book.)

 

What is an iFair®?

International Schools Services is proud to be the first to offer this type of event for schools and candidates worldwide! It’s the best part of an IRC from the comfort of your home/office. Connect with schools early in the season and set up interviews. No taking time away from school – just you, your laptop (phone or tablet) and ISS recruiting schools connecting online. Everyone will be online at the same time, so you can instantly schedule your interviews.

With the use of technology, finding a position has never been easier or more convenient.
Schools will create a virtual booth, which candidates will enter when the event is live. Each school can customize its booth with information such as: logo and website; information about the school and country; salary and benefits packages; and open positions. Recruiters will be online and waiting to talk to candidates. Candidates can enter as many booths as they like, queue and communicate with recruiters.

Initial communication will be done via instant messaging, but Skype is now fully integrated, so you can move directly to a follow-up Skype interview.

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Job: Director of Educational Technology

9.11.17 –  Director of Educational Technology
Keystone Academy, Beijing, China

 

Sarah P’s comments: Here we go with the start of the school librarian recruiting season. Reviews are mixed, please join International School Reviews to read the full reviews and to decide whether this is a good position for you.

In the northeastern suburbs of Beijing, a new school is reshaping the educational landscape of both Chinese and world schools.  Founded in 2014, Keystone Academy has reimagined the education of student global leaders.  Already with a growing enrollment of over 1,000 students in Foundation through Grade 12, Keystone integrates the best teaching and learning practices from Chinese, American, and international pedagogies and leans deliberately on the exemplary traditions and practices of the leading boarding schools.

Keystone Academy has state-of-the-art facilities for its library, maker, IT and design programs, not to mention arts and athletics.  Now, instructional technology — both integration of technology and technology curriculum — is among the next strategic initiatives for the school.  To this end, Keystone Academy has created a new position: Director of Educational Technology.  This person will oversee all aspects of its instructional technology program: curriculum, integration, and professional development.  The director will report to the Dean of Curriculum and serve on the school leadership team.

For more information and to download the job posting with application instructions, go to:

http://www.EdTechRecruiting.com/jobs/keystone

IMPORTANT DATES

Application Deadline:           October 9, 2017

On-Site Final Round:             November 20 – 24, 2017

Decision Announced:            December 31, 2017

Start Date:                              July 1, 2018 (or earlier if mutually agreeable)

SPECIFIC DUTIES

Technology Integration

  • Supervise the technology integration specialists and coordinators across all divisions.  Serve as a role model for effective technology integration training.
  • Ensure that faculty receive timely and thorough technology integration support for their classes.  Evaluate the effectiveness of various instructional technologies and training methods as they are implemented at Keystone.
  • Develop guidelines, frameworks, and policies for effective and essential technology integration strategies across the different divisions.

Technology Curriculum

  • Work closely with the Dean of Curriculum to ensure that educational technology is aligned with and serves the needs of the whole school’s curriculum.
  • Coordinate the work of the technology teachers.
  • Oversee the technology curriculum, from Foundation through Grade 12.  Coordinate with external department chairs, division directors, and technology teachers to ensure that curricular objectives are met — in terms of content and skill.
  • Teach or co-teach lessons, student activities, or classes as needed.

Faculty Training and Professional Development

  • Develop, deliver, and oversee faculty professional development experiences in the area of instructional technology.
  • Ensure that a breadth of instructional technology learning opportunities exists, in terms of participant size (individual, small cohorts, and large groups), scope (one-time, on-going), timing (academic year, summer), delivery method (web-based, video, in-person, training documents), venue (on-campus, external), and modality (synchronous, asynchronous).

Departmental Leadership and Technology Vision

  • Lead the development of an educational technology vision for Keystone.
  • Manage all aspects the instructional technology department and program, including budgeting, staffing, and annual goals and objectives.
  • Participate as an active and engaged member of the school leadership team.
  • Serve on and/or oversee technology-related committees at the administrative, faculty and staff, and student levels.
  • Evaluate emerging technology tools and innovative pedagogical methods, and guide senior academic leaders on strategic and operational decisions involving instructional technology hardware, software, and methodologies.
  • Work closely with the department heads of IT, library, and design technology on issues and projects that overlap the multiple departments, including faculty training, technology support, instructional design, systems integration, and opening days planning, among others.
  • Inspire the technology team and the broader faculty and administrator communities to model and support best practices in innovation, technology integration, and instructional design.
  • Establish partnerships with outside organizations to support the strategic goals of the educational technology program at Keystone.
  • Maintain an active presence in the local, regional, national, and international educational technology communities.
  • Develop, maintain, and evaluate policies and procedures to ensure that instructional technologies are mission-appropriate and aligned with the school’s broader set of academic values and operational policies.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

RequirementsKeystone Academy is looking for candidates who can demonstrate

  • Experience as a hands-on instructional technology integrator, and as a coordinator or director of an educational organization’s instructional technology program.  A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is a minimum requirement, though a graduate degree in instructional technology, information systems, or related field is highly desirable.
  • Authentic interest in both Chinese culture and language, and the core values of Keystone Academy.  Additionally, experience in an international educational setting or fluency in Mandarin and English are desirable but not required qualifications.
  • A successful history of designing, implementing, and improving a broad spectrum of professional development experiences for educators.
  • Experience proposing, piloting, and iterating through strategic projects in the areas of technology integration and instructional design.
  • Experience teaching classes in a Foundation through Grade 12 educational setting.
  • Experience as a supervisor and organizational leader, including: direct personnel management, project management, staff development and training, and committee leadership.
  • A passion for educational technology, instructional design, pedagogical innovation, and professional growth, and a capacity to instill that passion in others.
  • Excellent relational and communication skills.
  • A collaborative, cooperative, and patient mindset.
  • Visionary leadership aligned with the needs of a dynamic and diverse faculty and staff.
  • Capability to lift up to 11 kilograms (25 pounds) and access hardware in hard-to-reach spaces.

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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: 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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