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Welcome to the NIS Vacancies page! NIS strives to create a diverse and inclusive community led by experienced and amazing staff! We welcome applications for positions of employment in the four categories below. In addition, we are always looking for qualified local candidates to serve as emergency substitute teachers or potentially work part-time with after school childcare supervision. Thank you for considering to join our incredible team!



Leadership Vacancies

Leadership positions include administrator positions and other senior leadership posts. Find the job advertisements below, and scroll down for the application procedure.


Teaching Vacancies

Teaching positions include classroom positions from pre-school to Grade 12 and include specialist roles such a EAL and learning support as well as middle leadership positions such as departmental learning leaders. Find the job advertisements below, and scroll down for the application procedure.


Associate Vacancies

(Interns & Assistant Teachers)

Both interns and assistant teachers play different roles across the school supporting the learning and well-being of students. Find the job advertisements below, and scroll down for the application procedure.


Support Staff Vacancies

Support staff roles include all those school functions which ensure that the school operated smoothly and safety for our students. This includes positions in the academic offices, IT, HR, admissions and development, finance and facilities. Find the job advertisements below, and scroll down for the application procedure.

Local Candidate Pool

NIS is always looking for candidates to join the associate/local positions pool! Apply to join the pool by completing the appropriate application form below.
  • Be sure to indicate that you would like to register for the local candidate pool.
  • We will contact you when a position that suits your profile becomes available. 

Substitute Teachers & After School Childcare

NIS is always looking for people to serve as a substitute teacher to cover for teachers who are absent. We also need people able to work on a part time but regular basis with after-school childcare supervision.
  • Applicants must be already living near NIS and, in the case of substitute teaching, be ready to support the school on an irregular basis.
  • Scroll down for the application form and procedure.


Application Process for Candidates

Below are the application forms for specific positions. To apply, please download and submit the appropriate application form (below) together with a CV (maximum two pages) to 

Please understand that NIS receives many hundreds of applications in a year and we regret that we are unable to respond to all applications. NIS will seek to respond in the case that the applicant has made a full and complete application and where the candidate meets the minimum specifications as listed in the job posting.

If you are unsure as to whether your qualifications and experience will meet the required levels to apply, please feel free to send a copy of your CV, with your specific questions, to prior to making an application. We will endeavor to respond and give advice.

Once you have read the detailed position description posted above and have also done your research on this website and elsewhere (look for @nagoyais on YouTube and X/Twitter), if you consider that a position at NIS could be a good fit, please apply.


Application Forms for Downloading:

* In case of DBO application, please follow the application instructions outlined in the job description.

* We regret to inform all potential applicants that we do not provide responses to applications that are not personalized and do not match the job requirements.

* All candidates (for all positions) are requested to NOT send inquiries to or



Candidates Beware of Recruiting Scams

NIS will never ask or require teacher candidates to send money for application fees, interview fees, visas, plane tickets or other costs associated with recruitment or moving to Japan. We will not ask potential teachers for information related to bank accounts or other private information. If you have been asked by anyone claiming to be part of NIS, or another international school, to send money to cover such costs, you are probably the target of an elaborate scam. Several good international schools have recently had their web sites cloned, and candidates have been asked to send large amounts of money. All international candidates are urged to be diligent in investigating potential schools during the recruiting process and prior to signing a contract. Use extreme caution if you have been asked for money or private information. - M. Parr, Head of School, NIS



Helpful Documents:



View the most recent school prospectus/profile

Nagoya International School



This 2-page profile provides data and information about NIS as of Sept, 2023 (PDF)



View the 2021-22 Annual Report (PDF).


School Calendar:


2023-24 calendar (PDF).


2024-25 calendar (PDF).