We are looking for passionate professional teachers in Fukuoka, Japan

We are looking for passionate professional teachers in Fukuoka, Japan

We are looking for passionate professional teachers, who love their work and have a desire to see their students succeed. 


We especially want teachers who enjoy the challenges presented when teaching young children. The positions will start in March/April 2018.


  • Part time teachers who can start immediately 
  • Non - native kindergarten teachers who hold a kindergarten license in their home countries. 

General Job Descriptions 


International I School Kindergarten is located in Kurume city and Fukuoka city, Fukuoka. The students are aged between 2 and 6 and are taught in English. International I School Kindergarten was established in 1990. We currently have 15 native English speaking teachers on staff. 

Teachers are scheduled to work 25 - 30 teaching hours per week. 15 - 20 hours are in the kindergarten teaching homeroom classes, and the remaining hours are ESL classes teaching toddler, kindergarten and elementary kidsf classes. The teachers are required to work for 2 hours in the morning 1 or 2 Saturdays a month (to teach graduate students). All the kindergarten lessons are co-taught with licensed Japanese kindergarten teachers so it is not necessary for you to have a Japanese teaching license. There is a set curriculum and materials in place. However teachers should supplement this with their own made materials to make the lessons more fun and productive.

What we offer


240,000 yen per month + Completion bonus of 120,000 yen



Apartments are arranged for teachers. The rent is between 40,000 yen and 50,000 yen depending on the size and the age of the apartment.




There are three main paid holidays; 


About 2 weeks in summer (Completely off) 
(As the kindergarten in closed for about a month, most teachers have half days of teaching during that time) 
About 2 weeks in winter (Completely off) 

If you are re-contracted, you will also have 5 ~ 7days in spring (Completely off) 
***Japanese National Holidays are off as well ***


Extra Requirements 

As International I School is a kindergarten, there are events, such as Sports Day and Winter Presentation@that may require your attendance beyond your scheduled hours. (Usually on a weekend) These occur approximately 5 times per year.

What we want

4 year degree / A valid drivers license or International drivers license (As we provide a company car to the Kurume school teachers) / Teaching license or experience (preferred)

You need to have the requirements below:

English Level
Can Drive in Country

AND one of the following sets to apply:

How to apply

Although it may sound like a lot of responsibility, teaching at our kindergarten in incredibly rewarding and exciting experience.


If you donft mind hard work and you truly love children, then this will be the perfect job for you. However, if you donft love children and you would just like a chance to travel and experience living in Japan, then this may not be a good position for you. 

If you would like to apply for the positions, please send me your resume with a cover letter to [email protected]


Yuki Tanaka 
International I School Kindergarten 
URL: http://www.shoueigakuen.com/

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