Elementary School Science Teacher

Colegio Bilingüe Santa Marta - More Info

Our school is an open-minded, welcoming community, which identifies itself with the principles of the Roman Catholic Church but that welcomes people from other creeds. We are an accredited AdvancED school, and we intend to become an IB school as well. All these projects and initiatives will have a substantial positive impact on any teacher who might consider our school as a growing professional space.  On the other hand, Santa Marta is a city that preserves the charm of the coastal towns, surrounded by beautiful beaches and landscapes framed by the stateliness of the Sierra Nevada.

We are looking for teachers with a robust leadership capacity, and strong planning and organization abilities, continuous learning, willingness to change and assertive communication. The teaching assignment can include homeroom teaching.

Posted: April 2019
This is a Direct to School Job
Santa Marta, Colombia
August 2019
10 months
Licensed Teacher, University Graduate
Elementary, Middle School

Job Benefits

  • Up to five nights in a hotel, including breakfast, while the teacher finds a suitable apartment (we can recommend a real estate agent to help the teacher find an affordable apartment hopefully before arrival)
  • Relocation Bonus COP 1’100.000 (only paid the first year at entry), this bonus will be paid with the first salary at the end of August
  • The school will pay for a year prepaid Colombian medical insurance during the duration of the contract for the hired teacher; renewed every year
  • Other benefits like school scholarships for children may apply to individual cases

If the teacher renews the contract with CBSM (same conditions every year until the teacher decides not to renew with the school):

  • Round trip air ticket from Santa Marta to Miami or COP 800.000
  • The school will pay a U$ 500 bonus, payable upon return on August every year

Qualifications and Requirements

Teaching Credential/License
General Sciences

Foreign teachers must accredit the same training required for nationals, and if they do not have a degree or do not have similar studies with a Bachelor's degree, they must present a certification of training for teaching or PCE (Postgraduate Certification in Education).

Due to visa requirements, we will accept applications from the USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, and Australia although the school can consider candidates from other nationalities as far as they certify a C1 level of English with certification no older than two years from issue date until the entrance to the school.

About Colombia

Teaching jobs in Colombia are much sought-after, and with good reason. Teaching in Colombia allows teachers to experience colorful South American life while teaching at excellent schools.

Peso (COP)
Tropical rainforests, savannas, steppes, deserts, mountain climate.
1,141,748 km²