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.  

Substitute Teacher Leave Openings for 2021-2022

The International School of Helsinki currently seeks qualified substitute teachers for the 2021-2022 school year. We have a specific need for teachers with expertise and experience in the following areas: 

  • MYP (Grades 6-10) and IB Diplomas (Grades 11-12) Maths
  • MYP (Grades 6-10) Science
  • MYP (Grades 6-10) English as an Additional Language Teaching
  • MYP + IB Diplomas (Grades 6-12) Learning Support Teaching

These substitute roles may develop into longer term temporary roles for the remainder of the school year. 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, a current CV, and note your interest/expertise area(s) based on the above information to employment@ishelsinki.fi

Reviews of these substitute roles will begin on 22 Nov 2021.


Internship Positions

The International School of Helsinki is happy to work with Erasmus interns from all over the world in our PYP program. If you are an Erasmus student or potential Erasmus student, please forward your interest for the 2022-2023 to employment@ishelsinki.fi

Please note that all internship positions have been filled for the 2021-2022 School Year.


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.



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