Bilingual PYP Music Teacher

Bilingual PYP Music Teacher

Start Date: August 2022
Closing date for applications: 5 December 2021
Contract Terms: 2-year-contract

School Profile

The International School Basel (ISB) is an English-language international day school for students from ages 3 to 18. ISB is home to approximately 1,400 students who enjoy modern purpose-built facilities on three campuses clustered a few kilometers south of Basel in the towns of Reinach and Aesch. ISB is an International Baccalaureate World School offering the Primary Years Programme (PYP) for younger students aged 3 to 11, the Middle Years Programme (MYP) for students aged 11 to 16 and the Diploma Programme (DP) for students in the final two years of their school careers. ISB is accredited by both the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

At ISB, we live our Mission and are committed to creating safe, caring, and affirming learning spaces for our international community. It is our aim to create a welcoming environment for students and families from across the globe and to promote learning and respect for people of all nationalities, religions and cultures.

ISB's commitment to hiring and retaining quality employees has created a community of professional and dynamic teaching and administrative staff with low turnover rates and a high degree of involvement in professional development programmes. For more information about the school and our Mission we invite you to visit our website at

Commitment to safe recruitment

International School Basel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students in its care. As an employer, the school expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All post holders are appointed subject to satisfactory Criminal Records Checks, Social Media Check, Civil Litigation Check, Global Sanctions Check, and Reference Checks with past employers.


ISB seeks to appoint a bilingual, English and German speaking, PYP Music specialist. As a part of our very successful and dynamic Junior School Music Team you will be teaching the full PYP Music curriculum across the Junior School. You are a native German speaker with very good command of English and prepared to deliver lessons in both languages. You are an outstanding classroom practitioner with experience in teaching the PYP and using Orff and/or Kodaly methods and happy to be an integral part of ISB’s co-curricular music program with a particular focus on Junior School performing ensembles. 

Please see the Job Description for more details.

Our Offer

ISB offers an excellent employment package and relocation support in an international and welcoming environment including free after-school childcare, professional development opportunities, onsite fitness facilities and first-class accident insurance worldwide together with an employee friendly pension plan.

How to apply

Please apply by sending your application to, by using the link available on Search Associates, TES or Schrole website. Your application should include: Letter of Application (2 pages maximum); up-to-date Curriculum Vitae; and names and contact details of at least two (although three is preferred) professional referees who have line-managed you: one of whom must be your current Head of School (if this poses major difficulties, please state reasons in your letter of application). If you have been at your current school for less than 2 years, one of your referees must also be the Head of your previous school. Referees will be contacted once a candidate has accepted an invitation to interview for the role. For registered Search Associates candidates, ISB will download your Search Associates file (including References) directly.

Due to work permit restrictions, preference will be given to candidates of EU/Swiss nationalities and candidates who hold a current Swiss work permit.

We look forward to receiving your application!