- Junior School
Working at ISB
Join our team!
Our commitment to hiring and retaining talent has created a community of highly professional and dynamic staff with low turnover rates and a high degree of involvement in professional development.
At International School Basel, we live our Mission: we are committed to creating a safe, caring and affirming learning environment for our international community, and we promote learning and respect for people of all nationalities, religions and cultures.
Why Join ISB
Professional Development Opportunities
Our main purpose as an Employer is the development of our employees and School in a synergetic way by providing continuous educating and training through internal as well as external training programs.
Generous Pension Plan Contribution 75%/25%
All ISB employees become part of ISB’s outstanding pension plan, with an employer contribution of 75%.
In-House German Lessons
Working together with a renowned language school, we offer free, weekly German lessons on-campus for all of our employees.
Free After-School Child Care
As an Employer we provide free After-School Child Care for all employees’ children enrolled in our Junior School, including staff-in service and Parent-Teacher-Student Conference days.
ISB provides relocation support for incoming teaching personnel for a smooth arrival and transition to Switzerland. Professional and social buddy systems are in place to welcome you to the ISB school community.
Excellent Insurance Package
All our employees benefit from basic and supplementary accident insurance to cover occupational accidents as well as long-term sickness.
We offer a tuition benefit for dependent children of teaching staff. The proportion of the benefit is based on the employee’s employment rate. Your children are always welcome with us.
Supporting employee engagement and to strengthen ISB's culture, team spirit and creativity, we organize various social events throughout the school year.
- Junior School
Requirements & Information
- ISB Recruitment Procedure
- Requirements for Teachers
- Requirements for Admin and Support Staff
- Requirements for Substitute/Cover Teachers
- Safe Recruitment
ISB Recruitment Procedure
International School Basel seeks vibrant and highly-qualified teachers and support employees. The Recruitment Procedure ensures the best employees are hired, based on the needs of the School and the candidate’s academic background, experience, suitability and alignment with the School mission and philosophy.
Requirements for Teachers
We welcome teachers who have a Bachelors degree plus teacher certification. Examples of such undergraduate and postgraduate certifications include:
- Swiss PH Teaching Diploma
- German Lehrbefähigung
- French CAPES Certification
- U.K. PGCE/QTS/Certification of Education
- U.S. State Teaching Licence
- Canadian Province Teaching Licence
- South African HDE
- New Zealand Trained Teacher's Diploma (K-Grade 6) plus Bachelor of Education (Grades 7-12)
Applicants holding only TEFL/TESOL/TOEFL/CELTA or similar qualifications do not meet these standards.
To apply, you must be qualified to teach the subjects and grade levels indicated in the job vacancy. We required at least 4 years of post-qualification/certification teaching experience in a comparable school. We have a strong preference for candidates with teaching experience and training in the relevant International Baccalaureate Programmes (DP/MYP/PYP).
Applicants must be fluent in both written and spoken English.
- Most of the recruitment activity takes place from November to January
- Due to work permit limitations, we give preference to candidates holding Swiss work permits or Swiss/EU citizenship
- We do not acknowledged or returned applications sent in hardcopy format
Requirements for Admin and Support Staff
Vacancies for Admin and Support Staff positions are advertised as positions become available.
- We send a confirmation of receipt for advertised positions
- We do not keep records of applications
- Applications sent in hardcopy format will not be acknowledged/returned
- Due to work permit limitations, preference is given to candidates holding Swiss work permits or Swiss/EU citizenship
Requirements for Substitute/Cover Teachers
We welcome candidates who live in the Basel area and who are eligible to work in Switzerland for substitute/cover teacher and tutor positions.
While we do not advertise these positions, we welcome applications year-round from qualified and experienced teachers who are available to substitute teach. They are required to hold the same teacher qualifications and certifications as those listed for teacher positions.
Substitute/cover teachers are employed by International School Basel according to demand and availability. We do not guarantee assignment or a minimum of annual working hours for substitute/cover teachers.
International School Basel actively promotes and defends the rights of the child to physical and psychological well-being, as defined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
In line with the school’s Child Protection Policy and Code of Conduct, we implement safe recruitment procedures to ensure that all members of the teaching and non-teaching staff at the school, including part-time staff, cover staff, and student activities instructors, such as musicians and sports coaches, are subject to police clearance and/or criminal background checks.
References and background checks are conducted on all successful applicants.
International School Basel will never ask or require candidates to send money for application fees, interview fees, visas, plane tickets or other costs associated with recruitment. Candidates who have applied for a position at International School Basel will not be asked for information related to bank accounts or other private information. If you have been asked by someone you think may be representing International School Basel or another international school to send money to cover such costs, you may be the target of an elaborate scam. Several good international schools have recently had their web sites cloned, and candidates have been asked to send large amounts of money. All candidates are urged to be diligent in investigating potential schools during the recruiting process and before signing a contract. Use extreme caution if you have been asked for money or private information.