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

Upper School French Teacher

The International School of Helsinki is seeking to employ an upper school French teacher (Grades 6-12) for a one year position during the 2019-2020 school year. The ideal applicant must have at least a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university with a teaching qualification in teaching additional languages. Experience teaching in the IB Middle Years and Diploma Programs along with a strong affinity for teaching this age range is strongly preferred. Applicants must be fluent in French and also able to demonstrate proficiency in speaking, reading and writing in English. 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.


The Early Elementary Teacher position has now been filled. We thank all applicants for your interest and wish you well in your search for a new position.

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