ISH is always looking to recruit great teachers. We are looking for people who can inspire students, teachers that are forward thinking and colleagues who want to work collaboratively.

To be considered for teaching/educational assistant positions at the International School of Helsinki all applicants must meet the following qualifications:

  • Minimally a Bachelor’s Degree in Education (Master’s Degree preferred)
  • Teacher Certification/License
  • Minimally two full years of teaching experience post degree and certification (PYP, MYP and DP experience preferred). This is applicable to teaching positions.
  • Extract of criminal record as requested in § 3 Law of working with children, must be presented by applicants chosen for any position.
  • Please send all required documentation to only published jobs listed and to the following address:  employment@ishelsinki.fi  We do not review credentials or CVs not aligned with an open position.  

Long-term Teacher Leave Openings for 2020-2021

During the 2020-2021 school year, we are currently anticipating several long-term but temporary teaching needs. Please review the projected needs below:

  • Semester 2 (January-June 2021)
    • MYP (Grades 6-10) Science and Maths Teaching
    • MYP Counselor
    • MYP (Grades 9-10) Physical Education (part time)

We are seeking experienced faculty who can commit to either part or full time roles meeting these various teaching needs. Ideal applicants have at least a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university with a teaching qualification in the appropriate teaching field. Experience teaching in the respective IB programs along with a strong affinity for teaching this age learner is strongly preferred. Applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in speaking, reading and writing in English. Please send a letter of interest and current CV to employment@ishelsinki.fi 


For all positions, a criminal record check as required in § 3 Law of working with children, must be presented by applicant chosen for the position.

Statement of Anti-Discrimination

At the International School of Helsinki we pursue policies which ensure the equal treatment of all, eschewing discrimination on the basis of gender, gender presentation, ethnic background, nationality, skin color, age, physical abilities, sexual orientation and religious or political views.