Employment

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.  

Early Years Educational Assistant

The International School of Helsinki is seeking to employ one full-time Educational Assistant to support teachers and students in an Early Years (Age 4-6) classroom for the 24-25 school year. The ideal applicant must have at least a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university with a teaching qualification. Finnish early years teaching qualifications are also required. Applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in speaking, reading and writing in English. Significant experience with early learners is desirable. Please send a letter of interest and current CV to employment@ishelsinki.fi. More details of the job description will be given to successful candidates called for an interview. Review of applications will begin immediately.

 

PYP and MYP Physical Education Teacher

PYP Swimming Teacher

The International School of Helsinki seeks to employ a temporary PYP/MYP Physical Education and Swimming Teacher for the 24-25 school year. The ideal applicant must have at least a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university with a teaching qualification in physical education pedagogy, and an appropriate swimming certification. Significant experience teaching in the IB Primary Years and/or Middle Years Program and/or inquiry-driven, concept-based, student-centered schools is a priority. Teachers also must possess and actively share a strong affinity for supporting students across this broad age range (Early years through Grade 10). Applicants should demonstrate high levels of proficiency in speaking, reading and writing in English. Please send a letter of interest and current CV to employment@ishelsinki.fi. More details of the job description will be given to successful candidates called for an interview. A review of qualified candidates will begin immediately.

 

PYP + MYP Educational Assistant

The International School of Helsinki seeks to employ educational assistants (EA’s) to support students and teachers for all or part of the 2024-2025 school year. 

  • 1 full time EA for Semester 1 only, who will support students from one Lower School grade level (Grade 2-5).

  • 1 part time EA for the whole year, who will support students from Grade 1.
  • 1 full time EA for the whole year who will support students from one Middle School grade level, working alongside the grade level teaching team (Grade 6-8).  

The ideal applicant must have at least a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university with a teaching qualification. Applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in speaking, reading and writing in English. Significant experience with children in this age range is desirable.  Please send a letter of interest and current CV to employment@ishelsinki.fi. Candidates should indicate preferred role (Grade 1, and/or Grades 2-5, and/or Grades 6-8) upon application. More details of the job description will be given to successful candidates called for an interview. A review of qualified candidates will begin immediately.

 

MYP (Grades 6-10) Individuals and Societies Teacher 

The International School of Helsinki seeks to employ a part-time (approximately 60% of full time) Upper School Individuals and Societies teacher for the 24-25 school year. Primary responsibilities would include teaching one grade of MYP I&S classes. The ideal applicant would have a teaching qualification and an advanced degree in pedagogy focused on the Humanities. Experience teaching in the IB Middle Years Program, developing and integrating curriculum across subject areas, and demonstrating a strong affinity for teaching this age range are all strongly preferred. Applicants must display university level proficiency in speaking, reading and writing in English. Please send a letter of interest and current CV to employment@ishelsinki.fi. More details of the job description will be given to successful candidates called for an interview. A review of qualified candidates will begin by 13 May.

 

 

Internship Positions

Please note that all internship positions for the 2024-2025 school year have been filled. 

Internship applications for the 2025-2026 school year will be accepted and reviewed in November – December 2024.

The International School of Helsinki is happy to work with Erasmus interns from all over the world in our Primary Years Programme. If you are an Erasmus student or potential Erasmus student, please forward your CV and a letter of interest to employment@ishelsinki.fi

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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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