Careers

Opportunities

Aligned with the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection, we hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection.

Although we may not have a position currently available in your field, that doesn't mean you shouldn't apply.
We're always looking for great educators. That means people whose main motivation is not simply a paycheck or an easy work visa for their brief stint in Japan. We're a young, vibrant school with an awesome team and lots of passion. So if you're a progressive educator who cares about your craft and wants to convey that passion to others (especially the students), then we're looking for you. If you're a teacher who:

• has a certified teaching degree (full-time only)
• believes that education is not a spectator sport, but an experience that should be relevant, meaningful, and memorable
• is comfortable with a high level of autonomy in the classroom and with the curriculum
• reads sources, inside and outside of your area of expertise, in order to expand your knowledge as much as possible
• has an open mind, and is willing to adapt to a potentially different work environment (and way of doing things)
• demonstrates a passion for Japan and its culture, and is willing to be a responsible ambassador for your country and our school
• is interested in the psychology of learning, child psychology, second language acquisition, philosophy, and/or other related domains
• loves interacting with children and teenagers, but is also willing to apply discipline consistent with the school's approach
• can not only motivate students to learn, but teach them how to learn
• understands that the daily operation of a school is hard work, and is willing to put in the extra time and effort to help out beyond simply planning and teaching lessons
• can provide a criminal record check from every country in which you have worked for more than 6 months

...then email us with your CV and let us know who you are!

Open Position(s)

A substitute teaching position is available on our team for a qualified, compassionate educator who can proactively assist our Early Years students with becoming independent, confident, and resilient learners. Responsibilities mainly include (1) acting as homeroom liaison for the Grade 3 group, (2) teaching Language Arts (G3) and Social Studies (G1-2 and G3-4), and (3) communicating with families about student growth and progress.

  • Candidates with English and Social Studies teaching experience, as well as a strong art background, will be given priority.
  • Required: Teaching certification, criminal background check, 2 professional references
  • Salary: ¥350,000 / month
  • Benefits: Paid holidays, commuter allowance, health care, retirement
  • Duration: August 2022 to December 2023
  • Full-time (Weekdays from 8:00 to 16:00)

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Classroom assistants are some of the most versatile members of the KAIS team, providing a full spectrum of support to our teachers and students - in other words, a rewarding position for individuals in the earliest stages of their teaching career! They are primarily responsible for monitoring and supporting the students during class, and for helping the teaching team with organization and preparation. Outside of the main lessons, classroom assistants may be asked to provide support to predetermined students, conduct regular student check-ins (academic/social), lead 1:1 or small-group tutoring sessions, cover for short-term teacher absences, assist students in gaining independence with daily routines, support the decoration of the school space, assist with general campus sanitation, and supervise students during transitions and breaks.

  • Preference given to candidates with Japanese language abilities and English tutoring experience
  • Daily rate: 14,000 yen
  • Benefits: Commuter allowance
  • Candidate must reside in Japan
  • Part-time (from August 2022)

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In order to avoid unhelpful disruptions to regular school operations and student growth, we're searching for an on-call substitute teacher to support our team during teacher absences, including due to illness or for other reasons. Substitute teachers are responsible for carrying out the tasks of the absent teacher for whom he/she is substituting, such as delivering lessons based on the lesson plans, assessing student work, and supervising students during breaks.

  • Candidates with teaching experience will be prioritized.
  • Required: Criminal background check, 2 professional references
  • Benefits: Commuter allowance
  • Candidate must reside in Japan
  • Part-time (from August 2022)

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