Working at IST
We know the impact that great teachers have on the learning of our young people. Therefore, we strive to recruit and retain the best educational professionals. We are looking for educators who will challenge and motivate our students, with their varied learning needs and styles, to achieve their very best. Matching the commitment and energy that we expect from our teachers, our hope is that work at IST will be stimulating and rewarding.
We seek teachers who are passionate about educating young minds and who can demonstrate resourcefulness and flexibility. Tanzania is a wonderful country, with outstanding opportunities for individuals and families; life here does, however, have its challenges as well as joys. Teachers who thrive here tend to be active and intrepid and are often called upon to show a good sense of humour. To learn more about where former IST teachers are today, read IST's Professional Network.
On a practical level, we require our teachers to have relevant teaching credentials and excellent communication skills in English. We seek clear commitment to our school’s values of responsibility, inquiry, compassion, balance and diversity. We have a strong preference for candidates who have experience with the International Baccalaureate and who have worked successfully in a culturally diverse environment in a less developed country. Our teachers are expected to be able to use ICT effectively in their teaching.
IST takes child protection extremely seriously and always follows up with reference checks, including from the candidate’s current employer. In addition, all IST employees agree to our employee Code of Conduct, which can be read here. Candidates are encouraged to review the information for Elementary applicants and Secondary applicants in advance of applying. Tanzanian law requires those teachers and administrators who need a work permit to be under age 55 at the time of applying for her/his first permit to work in Tanzania.