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.

Candidate chosen for any position will need to present a clean criminal background check.


Current Open Positions

Science Lab Tech Job Announcement

The International School of Helsinki is seeking to employ a part-time Science Lab Technician for the Upper School Science program. The ideal applicant works in partnership with science teaching staff to provide effective learning experiences for students at ISH. Under general direction and instructions, the Science Lab Technician is expected to perform tasks associated with the efficient operation of the science laboratory. They exercise significant initiative and works independently with little supervision. Excellent organization skills are required. The lab technician also perform duties as directed by the Science SAL and prepares laboratory requests from science teaching staff. The ideal applicant should have or be willing to obtain Red Cross First Aid, and have knowledge of current Finnish Health and Safety regulations and CLEAPSS. A degree in Biology, Chemistry or Environmental Science with experience working in a laboratory setting is required. A teaching degree and teaching experience with grade 6-12 students is desirable. Applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in speaking, reading and writing in English. Please send a letter of interest and current CV to carriet@ishelsinki.fi A review of candidates will begin on July 15 but top candidates may be contacted sooner. More details of the job description will be given to successful candidates called to an interview.

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


Cleaning and Maintenance Team Member

The position is part of the Facilities Team and reports to School Facilities Manager and Business Manager. His/her main area of responsibility is maintaining and improving the cleaning of the school on a daily basis present.

Desired education, experience and qualifications:

Good knowledge of cleaning
General aptitude for practical skills
Good level of general fitness
Friendly customer service approach and helpfulness
Proficiency in spoken and written English and Finnish
Sensitivity to an international environment

The position is part time, 4 hours a day / 5 days/week, during full school days. The position is a job alternation leave and maternity leave replacement and will last from 1.8.2019 until 31.7.2020. Usually work time will be in the afternoon starting 17:00 o'clock. In a year there will be approximately 180 full school days and the days will be known one year in advance.

The substitute recruited for the duration of the job alternation leave shall be a person who has been registered with the TE Office as an unemployed jobseeker. A person may be recruited as a substitute, if he/she has been registered with the TE Office as an unemployed jobseeker for a minimum of 90 days during the 14 months preceding the substitution or is under the age of 30 and has recently graduated with a vocational or higher education degree or is under the age of 25 or over the age of 55 at the start of the job alternation leave.

For further information, please email the Facilities Manager Carl Thompson, at CarlT@ishelsinki.fi. All interested applicants should email a letter of application and CV to CarlT@ishelsinki.fi no later than May 15, 2019.

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

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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