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.

Job: K-12 Librarian

4.4.17 –  K-12 Librarian
American Academy for Girls, Kuwait City, Kuwait

Sarah P’s comments:  As you can see, I was asked to post this position.  I am usually very willing to do this when someone personally writes because it usually indicates that the institution is sincerely looking to fill the position with a qualified candidate. This job could be a potential position for someone looking to gain both international and school library experience as Shannon says they are willing to take someone without school certification (something you could be working on while in the position). It is also a rare advantage (in my opinion) to have a HS Principal who has an MLS. As always, please read the reviews carefully and think about whether the school and the location would be a good fit. I worked in the Middle East for many years (Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UAE & Oman) and enjoyed it however the experience is not for everyone.

Dear Sarah,
 
I am a fan of your blog, and ask if you would be so kind as to post our current opening for a librarian.  This is a great opportunity for someone who may just be starting out and needs to work and save their income to perhaps pay off student loan debt and gain international librarian school experience.  It isn’t necessary that she be a certified school library media specialist, a Bachelors in Library & Information Science will do.  Our school is relatively small, all girls and has an easy going atmosphere.  Thank you, I appreciate it.  Shannon Rooney, MLS (Kent State University, 2005)
 
  • American Academy for Girls – Salwa, Kuwait
  • http://aag.edu.kw/
  • Located in a residential suburb of Kuwait
  • Female Librarians may only apply: an all girls private academy K-12
  • Bachelors in Library and Information Science; 1+ years of library work experience preferred.
  • Fluent in English a must
  • Follett Destiny Software experience
  • School hours: 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • The School Librarian is an administrative school position who works with and oversees an Library Assistant.
  • Conducts library instructional classes for ECE and Elementary small number of students (30 minutes in duration) 4/5 classes a day.
  • Overseas the checking in/out of all school library materials and school textbooks.
  • Updates student library records in order to distribute library card privileges.
  • Creates an environment that is targeted towards active and participatory learning, resource-based instructional practises, and collaboration with teaching staff to meet the school’s overall goals.
  • Actively participates in developing and updating policies regarding material selection, circulation, reconsideration of materials, administering MOE censorship guidelines.
  • Encourages the use of modern technology to commit students to improve learning and resource research online retrieval.
  • Ensure safeguarding inventory practises including collection weeding and material repairs and replacements if necessary.
  • Participates in professional development and training.

Generous holiday and summer vacation time.   2 year contract.  Competitive overseas package:  single furnished housing provided, utilities paid/ transportation to and from school provided / tax-free salary/ medical/dental insurance/ annual round-tip airline ticket / relocation /extra baggage allowance / Visa and documentation assistance and fees paid for by the school / end of year bonus.

If interested in the position, please send you CV to:  curriculum@aag.edu.kw

Eszter Hunyadkurti, ECE Principal

Shannon Rooney, HS Principal

Job: School Librarian: immediate opening

9/21/15 – School Librarian: immediate opening
International Creativity Academy, Kuwait City, Kuwait

Sarah P’s comments: ISS (International School Services), one of the largest recruitment agencies, just sent out the announcement listed below.  I share this posting with reservations.  If you need an immediate job, want to get your foot in the door of international work but lack either school media certification and/or experience then carefully read the reviews (International School Reviews) and if you know what you are taking on, then go for it.  You need to be prepared to keep your head down and do the job and then you can move on after two years. FYI: normally ISS expects you to join their agency however in this case they are saying you can send a letter of inquiry directly to the school.

Immediate Openings:
1. Principal – Middle/High Boys’ Campus
2. Elementary Homeroom Teacher – Boys’ Campus
3. IB History, TOK Teacher – Boys’ Campus
4. Computer/IT Teacher – Middle Girls’ Campus
5. Librarian (ICA)
6. KG-2 Teacher (ICA)
7. Elementary Homeroom Teacher – 3 Teachers (ICA)
8. Learning Specialist – (ICA)
The American Creativity Academy (ACA) was founded in 1997 and its sister school the International Creativity Academy (ICA) was established in 2011. The school is privately owned and operated; the student body is composed mainly of Kuwaiti citizens whose mother tongue is Arabic. It offers an American college preparatory curriculum in English for Pre-K to Grade 12 and the IBDP in grades eleven and twelve. ACA has received dual accreditation status from the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS) since 2002 and has been authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programmed since 2008.
The International Creativity Academy is a private proprietary school that delivers a standards-based American curriculum within an environment in which local traditions and values are respected and practiced. The school is dedicated to preparing students for university success and lifelong learning.
Application Instructions:  

If you are interested in these outstanding opportunities, please email a cover letter and current resume to Ms. Manal Al-Otaibi at

To read more about the school please visit their website at – http://www.aca.edu.kw/