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.  

IB Diploma Program (Grades 11-12) and/or MYP (Grades 6-10) English Language & Literature Teacher 

The International School of Helsinki seeks to employ a full time upper school English Language and Literature teacher to begin employment for the 2021-2022 school year. Teaching responsibilities would include teaching IB Diploma (Grades 11-12) and/or MYP (Grades 6-10) Language and Literature classes. The ideal applicant would have a teaching qualification and an advanced degree in pedagogy focused on Language and/or the Humanities. Experience teaching in the IB Middle Years and Diploma Programs, developing and integrating curriculum across subject areas, and demonstrating a strong affinity for teaching this age range are all strongly preferred. Applicants must display master level proficiency in speaking, reading and writing in English.

The initial application stage has already taken place and a review of qualified applicants is in process.


Learning Support Job Announcement – One Year Role for 2021-2022

The International School of Helsinki is seeking to employ a temporary Upper School Learning Support teacher to work with students in Upper School (grades 6-12) for the 21-22 school year. The ideal applicant must have at least a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university with a Teaching Qualification as well as experience teaching students with diagnosed learning differences. Applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in speaking, reading and writing in English. Experience and appreciation for teaching students across this grade range 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.


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.