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PYP Arts Teacher

Horizon Japan International School Yokohama Campus
Yokohama, Japan
Start date
2 years
  • Early Childhood, Elementary
  • Licensed Teacher
  • Bachelor
  • 2 years of teaching experience
  • Arts
  • Teaching Credential/License


  • Art Teaching Credential/License
  • Native-like level of English and a degree in Education/ or a Teaching credential
  • Two to five years of current teaching experience in teaching visual arts
  • Experience working with an international education
  • Experience working in a multicultural setting
  • Familiarity with best practice methodologies as they apply to teaching a diverse student body as well as evidence of recent professional growth activities
  • Relocation allowance
  • Child Allowance
  • Visa procurement assistance
  • Assistance with finding housing
  • Medical insurance
  • Sick leave
  • Subsidized public transportation
  • Professional development budget

The following are areas for which the teacher will be held professionally accountable: 

  • Planning collaboratively to build on student knowledge and expertise, develop significant units of inquiry, accommodate a range of ability levels, and emphasize connections between curriculum areas
  • Using a range and balance of teaching strategies to differentiate learning
  • Encouraging students to be critical thinkers, involving students actively in pursuing open-ended and relevant units of inquiry, and maintaining a supportive climate for the needs of second language learners
  • Ensuring that planning, teaching, learning, and assessment are interconnected processes, to maintain a balance of assessment, recording, and reporting strategies that involve students, parents, and colleagues in the assessment process. The teacher should also ensure students see assessment as a means of describing their learning and shaping future learning
  • Actively participating in professional development to continually work to improve learning for our students within the learning culture of HJIS and the philosophy of the IBPYP
  • Maintaining a professional demeanor and regard for the image of the school and the support of colleagues in all activities, duties, and requirements of the school as assigned by the Principal or PYP Coordinator and outlined in the policies of the school
  • The key responsibility of every teacher at HJIS is to be familiar with the values and beliefs expressed in the philosophy of the IBPYP and to work to translate them into daily classroom practice in an international environment
This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

Located in the fashionable, beautiful, and cosmopolitan port city, of Yokohama, Horizon International School has served the educational needs of diverse families since 2003. With its state-of-the-art campus, HJIS aims to provide students with a highly challenging, rigorous, and engaging curriculum. As an authorized IB Continuum School for the PYP, MYP, and DP, the backbone of HJIS’ curriculum is to instill international-mindedness, global citizenship, intercultural learning, and explore global issues and diverse perspectives. 

HJIS is fully accredited by two of the world’s leading accreditation organizations: the Council of International Schools (CIS), based in Europe, and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), based in the USA. This joint accreditation is evidence of our commitment to academic excellence and lifelong learning. The high standards set by CIS and WASC Accreditations ensure that HJIS can attract and retain professional and dedicated teachers. At HJIS, teachers build awareness of students’ learning styles and needs, including their academic, social, physical, and emotional development.

Horizon Japan International has a multicultural environment which is enhanced by the diverse provenance of both teachers and students who come from more than 40 different countries. We believe that children who grow and learn in a multicultural environment gain a greater understanding of others’ cultures, behaviors, and attitudes.

Preschool and Kindergarten: PYP Early Years Primary School (Grade 1-5): PYP Middle School (Grade 6-10): MYP Grade 11 and 12: IB Diploma Programme 
This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job
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