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

Job: School Librarian

4.26.17 –  School Librarian
American School Foundation of Chiapas, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico

Sarah P’s comments: It is interesting that this job is posted on Idealist, a place I usually check for volunteer positions. Probably because the pay is low (11,000 MXN: $575 US) but if you are still searching for a school job it is getting late in the season and this school has okay reviews, includes housing, and will give you IB experience.

 

The American School Foundation of Chiapas (ASFC) is a 25-year-old well-established private IB World School with an ambitious future-thinking plan that incorporates STEAM, sustainability, global citizenship and a commitment to experiential and service learning practices that take advantage of Chiapas’ and Mexico’s rich cultural, anthropological, geographic and ecological diversity.

We are expanding our IB program into the Upper School as part of a drive for excellence with the goal to become the premier international dual language school in the southern Mexico-Central American region. Our school is located in Chiapas, Mexico’s southernmost state and the one with the largest native population. Chiapas is rich in biological and anthropological diversity, with colonial towns, indigenous villages and Mayan ruins, extraordinary mountain ranges,and the largest tropical rainforest in the region. Tuxtla Gutierrez, the capital of Chiapas, is a safe and fast-growing city of 500,000 with amenities such as malls, movie theaters, restaurants, etc. where you can enjoy sunny skies and warm weather year-round.

At ASFC we are looking for a full-time librarian and media specialist who is interested in joining a collaborative pedagogical team and supporting the development of literacy skills in both English and Spanish. We seek passionate educators who will inspire a love for learning and spark the intellectual curiosity of all our students. Ideal candidates are knowledgeable and smart teachers, who have strong collaboration skills, are flexible and enjoy innovation. We value teachers who build student-centered classrooms where students are actively engaged in their learning process and are encouraged to grow as independent, respectful, responsible, and active citizens. A growth mindset, grit, and the ability to use feedback and self-reflection to improve are essential characteristics of all the ASFC’s educators.

Responsibilities

* Provide faculty and students with the guidance and resources needed to support a high level of teaching and learning

* Promote a love for reading and dual-language literacy efforts across our school community!

* Maintain our library collection (circulation, curation, and weeding)

* Supervise and maintain a library space that promotes learning, creativity, inquiry, and the ten attributes of the IB Learner Profile

* Develop and implement Library policies and procedures

* Provide guidance and reference services to faculty and students

* Provide instruction in research skills and the use of information sources

* Model and teach the ethical use of all sources of information (intellectual property)

* Create books displays and bulletin boards to support school themes and extended learning

* Plan and lead educational field trips and service learning experiences

* Employ a positive approach to discipline (Responsive Classroom)

* Participate in all required meetings as well as Professional Development opportunities throughout the school year

* Other responsibilities to be defined by the Head of School and the Academic Leadership Team

How To Apply

Send and updated version of your CV, including the contact information of three professional references, and a thoughtful Cover

Letter to humancapital@americanschool.edu.mx. Please indicate your name and the career opportunity your applying for in the subject line of your email.

Your Cover Letter should explain your qualifications for the position, philosophy of education and why would you like to join our school and live in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas. Kindly include the name of the website where you found our advertisement.

Finalists residing in Tuxtla Gutierrez will be invited for an in-person interview and demo lesson. Finalist living abroad will be asked to submit a short (15-20 minutes) teaching video.

For additional information, please visit http://www.americanschool.edu.mx

Benefits

* Monthly salary of 11,000 MXN, paid in Mexican Pesos, and commensurate with qualifications, experience, and the cost

of living in the State of Chiapas

* Fully furnished individual or shared apartment in a complex located in a safe, private small community located on school

premises (includes free internet, swimming pool, and other amenities)

News: Guadalajara International Book Fair

8.16.16 – Guadalajara International Book Fair

The celebration of the Guadalajara International Book Fair is coming, with America Latina as Guest of Honor. If you are looking for books in Spanish this is the chance to get firsthand access to more than 300,000 titles for your library with more than 1,900 publishers from all around the world.

The deadline is getting near, register and join more than 20,000 professionals of the industry to talk about business and celebrate literature. All of this is possible by applying to the ALA Free Pass Program which offers you the following benefits:

Three nights of lodging for free (six if sharing room with another ALA member)

 

  • A badge to enter the fair for nine days (no registration fee)

 

  • Publication of data in the Professionals Catalog

 

  • Access to services in the Business Center for professionals

 

  • $100 USD airfare reimbursement (courtesy of ALA)

 

  • Additional $100 USD or $1600 Mexican pesos of airfare support for the first 100 librarians that have been accepted in the ALA Free Pass Program and have purchased their ticket before October 2nd

2016 REGISTRATION

Deadline to apply: September 4t

Job: K-12 Head Librarian

7.7.16 – K-12 Head Librarian
The American School of Tampico, Mexico

Sarah P’s comments:  Here is a late listing form TIE.  As usual, I recommend joining TIE as well as International School Reviews if you are interested in applying. One review on ISR and it is mixed but seems honest and fair.

Description:

Looking for resourceful, flexible teachers who have a genuine interest in student learning and well-being. The American School of Tampico is a co-educational, non-profit, non-sectarian institution founded in 1917. The school facilities are enclosed on a beautiful and modern 13.5 hectare campus. Connecting most of the buildings with upper level balconies and walkways creates a small village-like atmosphere for the 850 students to enjoy.

ATS offers a bilingual and bicultural education which reflect the dynamism and diversity of the area.

Age Restrictions:  65

Job Start Date: 06 January 2017

Apply Online

Job: Head Librarian

3.19.15 –  Head Librarian (K-12 School)
The American School of Tampico, Mexico

Sarah P’s comments:  This advert comes from TIE (The International Educator) and you should pay for a subscription is you are interested in applying as the job is not posted on the school’s website.  This is late in the season to be posting a position, particularly for a Head Librarian.  I would also recommend joining ISR (International School Reviews) and, if you do apply, ask about local safety and percentage of international vs. local students.

 

Name: The American School of Tampico
Location: Mexico
Address: Hidalgo 100
Tampico, Tams 89320
Mexico
Telephone: 833 2272080
Fax: 833 2272980
Email: egutierrez@ats.edu.mx
Website: http://www.ats.edu.mx
Date Posted/Updated 18 March 2016
Apply By Date 18 April 2016
Job Start Date 08 August 2016
Level K-12
Subject/Area Library
Position Description Head Librarian

 

Description:

Looking for resourceful, flexible teachers who have a genuine interest in student learning and well-being. The American School of Tampico is a co-educational, non-profit, non-sectarian institution founded in 1917. The school facilities are enclosed on a beautiful and modern 13.5 hectare campus. Connecting most of the buildings with upper level balconies and walkways creates a small village-like atmosphere for the 850 students to enjoy.

ATS offers a bilingual and bicultural education which reflect the dynamism and diversity of the area.

Age Limit:  65

 

 

 

 

Conference:Guadalajara International Book Fair (FIL)

3.15.16 –  ALA Free Pass Program
Guadalajara International Book Fair(FIL), Mexico

The Guadalajara International Book Fair (FIL) invites you to join to the most important core meeting between the Ibero-American publishing industry and the world. As FIL celebrates its 30th anniversary we are proud to have the presence of Latin America as the guest of honor.

Apply to the ALA Free Pass Program, a special program developed by FIL and the American Library Association, directed to all librarians members of ALA involved with Spanish books acquisitions. This is a great opportunity to see the largest publishing offer in Spanish books with over 300,000 titles from 1,900 participating publishing house. Visit the fair where Spanish is the seed that has sprouted hundreds of thousands of books.

Come and apply to the ALA Free Pass Program and get:

  • Three nights of lodging for free, three continental breakfasts
  • Free registration$100 USD airfare reimbursement (courtesy of ALA)
  • Additional $100 of airfare support for the first 100 librarians that have been accepted in the ALA Free Pass Program and have purchased their ticket before October 2nd, among a dozen other benefits 

    REGISTRATION AVAILABLE HERE

    Deadline to register September 4th, 2016

Volunteer: Graphic Designer for Libraries

2.11.15 –  Graphic Designer for Libraries
Libros Para Pueblos, Oaxaca, Mexico

Sarah P’s comments:  For anyone with graphic design skills, here is a unique opportunity.  Could not find any reviews.

We are Libros Para Pueblos, a growing NGO based in Oaxaca, Mexico. Our mission is to inspire the love of reading in Oaxaca’s children. We create and support libraries in communities and help librarians to improve their job with children.

We are always looking for dedicated volunteers to join us in Oaxaca, Mexico. If you are interested in supporting our work through volunteering, please contact us.

The Graphic Designer position is an exciting volunteer post that offer a wide range of activities: Help to improve all out communication materials through graphic designer, help to develop a visual identity manual, develop brochures, advocacy materials, editorial design, slide shows, photo edition, web design.. Also, you can offer your time for activities like: reading to children once in the week, help us to set up events and workshops. We offer you support to gain experience as a Graphic Designer and support you to integrate to the cultural and social life of Oaxaca

Duration of program: 3-6-12 months

Age requirements: 25-100

Cost: There are no program fees. Volunteers can expect to spend from 20 dollars in food/accommodation.

Other information: We will support volunteers in finding appropriate accommodation, Spanish courses, etc. Recommendation letter at the end of the project.