IB school / Licenced Japanese childcare professionals


The International School of Nagano (ISN) offers excellent opportunities for professions in education. Our staff members are not only child-loving educators who dedicate significant time and effort for children but they also enjoy using their talents in IT, music, outdoor activities, sport and travelling. Our school community is also fortunate to have a wonderful parent group who enjoy supporting ISN staff. Furthermore ISN has an excellent reputation for the quality of its unique student-centered education curriculum. In addition, the outstanding natural environment of the Nagano Prefecture enhances ISN’s inquiry based learning. Our inclusive education programme creates a family environment for our school community where everyone is cared for and valued. We grow together.

Position: PYP Homeroom teacher (8:00-16:00) 

  • Common duties – Teachers should arrive sufficiently early to ‘begin’ working in the office or teaching at the prescribed starting time and cleans and tidies up the classroom before s/he leaves. We are open from Monday to Friday. The regular tasks and duties are to support homeroom teachers and/or administration staff members. The teacher’s responsible for submitting the weekly plan for each class before the teachers meeting every week. For the young learners, activities includes games, playing with toys and friends, reading, music, sports, plays, individual, small group large group works and lots of other activities.

The start date of the positionApril, 2021*

2 year renewable contract. The recruited teacher should arrive in Matsumoto about 10-15 days before the start date, in order to rest, settle in and attend our 5 days of training.  Training consists of 7 hours each day with a 1 hour break. Teachers are paid 5,000 yen per training day.  Start date April 1st 2021.  The school can help you to prepare for your accommodation. *the day might be changed


  • To teach the classes assigned by the administration and/or Head of the School.
  • To undertake other duties assigned by the administration and/or Head of the School.
  • To be informed about the aims and curriculum of the area in which he/she teaches.

In the light of these aims and curricula, to select the lesson content and activities which are appropriate to the needs of each student in his/her class(es), in relation to the school’s philosophy and objectives.

Key Relationships The Teacher will develop and maintain effective working relationships with:

  • Head of School
  • ISN PYP Coordinator
  • Local and International PYP Coordinator Networks
  • School leadership team
  • School teachers
  • Administration staff
  • Parents and learners

Personal Specification Qualifications and Training

  • A degree plus Teaching Qualification (or equivalent) in a relevant area


  • Experience in teaching young learners with diverse needs
  • Experience of teaching the PYP (preferred minimum of 2years)
  • Experience in an international school environment (preferred)
  • Experience and knowledge of curriculum design and development

Knowledge and Understanding

  • Deep knowledge and understanding of the PYP (preferred)
  • Practical and theoretical understanding of effective teaching and learning strategies for young learners
  • Relevant preschool curriculum knowledge

Person Qualities

  • A demonstrated and genuine liking and appreciation of children
  • Inclusive
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Resilient
  • Sense of humour
  • High standards and expectations
  • Motivated

Core Competencies We are looking for someone who can:

  • Establish and maintain good relationships with children, parents, staff members, learners and parents
  • Collaborate
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Deal effectively and non confrontationally with learners and staff
  • Positively influence others
  • Listen actively
  • Motivate and engage with colleagues

Salary :250,000yen/M~

Benefits: Health insurance provided

Paid holidays

School will apply for legal work visa for teachers.

Children tuition-free

To apply for this position, please send your resume with cover letter to: admin@isnedu.org


Minami-Matsumoto Campus

1-2-2 Minami-Matsumoto, Matsumoto-shi, Nagano 390-083


Shimauchi Campus

7779-1 Shimauchi, Matsumoto-shi, Nagano 390-0851


Nagano Campus

Add: 2-5-6 Minami-Takada , Nagano-shi , Nagano 381-0033