Elementary Teacher

Gunma Felice Academy - More Info

Gunma Felice Academy was founded in 2004 by Christians and is an accredited Kindergarten and Elementary by the Japan Ministry of Education. We aim to provide a quality education based on Christian principles.   Felice is located in Gunma prefecture, about 100km north of Tokyo.
Currently, we are seeking teachers who are interested in Japan, its culture, and working with Japanese people.   We seek teachers who are patient, friendly, and flexible. Successful applicants will have excellent communication skills and be eager to learn new things. They must be team players who proactively support their colleagues, and are thoughtful and considerate of others. They must also be able to respond to positive and negative feedback. A position at Felice involves working with children from preschool age through elementary; teachers must, therefore, be active and enthusiastic.


Working Hours

  • Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM. – 3:25 PM (30 hours/week)
  • Meetings regularly happen after working hours (approx. 2-4 per month)
  • Events occasionally fall on weekends or public holidays. (approx. 5 per year)
Posted: June 2019
This is a Direct to School Job
Gunma, Japan
March 2020
1 year
Licensed Teacher
Middle School
USD 2300 - 2700

Job Benefits

  • Salary: Full-time native English teachers: JPY 250,000 ~ 300,000/month
  • Completion Bonus
  • Kokumin Hoken (National insurance) (70%coverage)
  • Consecutive working hours (no split shifts)
  • 10 sick/personal leave days, in addition to national holidays (approximately 12)
  • Summer vacation 10 days, Winter vacation approximately 5 days, Spring vacation approximately 3 days
  • Paid training
  • Airfare and moving allowance reimbursement upon arriving in Japan (for teachers outside of Japan)

Qualifications and Requirements

Teaching Credential/License
  • Native-level English speaker
  • Must have a BA/BS in Education or be a Certified Elementary or Secondary Teacher from an English- speaking country
  • Be able to work for a minimum of one year
  • TESOL, TEFL, or CELTA experience (at least 120 hours) or equivalent certificate is considered
  • Teaching experience and/or instructor training experience is favorable
  • Previous classroom teaching experience
  • Previous experience working with children
  • Enjoyment in working with children
  • Flexible to changes in schedule or routines
  • Honest, hardworking, flexible and dedicated individual who has a warm and energetic personality

About Japan

Teaching in Japan continues to be one of the most popular options for English teachers as well as licensed classroom teachers. One of the world's most technologically advanced countries, Japan also maintains a culture of old-world tradition and appreciation for beauty.

127,799,000 (10th)
Yen (¥) / En (円 or 圓) (JPY)
Buddhism, Shinto