Employment Opportunities

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:

  1. Minimally a Bachelor's Degree in Education (Master's Degree preferred)
  2. Teacher Certification/License
  3. 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.


Current Open Positions

Early Elementary Teacher (Maternity Leave)

The International School of Helsinki is seeking to employ two maternity leave lower school teachers. One opening is for an early years (Age 4-5) position that begins in mid September 2019 and one opening is for a Grade 1 position that begins in November 2019. Ideal applicants have at least a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university with a teaching qualification in early elementary teaching. Experience teaching in the IB Primary Years Program and/or Finnish Preschools along with a strong affinity for teaching young learners is strongly preferred. Applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in speaking, reading and writing in English. Please send a letter of interest and current CV to employment@ishelsinki.fi. A review of qualified candidates will begin immediately.

Extract of criminal record as requested in § 3 Law of working with children, must be presented by applicants chosen for the positions.


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Substitute teachers

We are always looking for qualified teacher substitutes. If you are willing to be a substitute, please send your open application and cv to employment@ishelsinki.fi