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1 Preschool Teacher and 1 English Conversation Teacher Needed

Date 2013-01-09 02:01:29 Location : Asia:Japan

Maple Leaf International School, located in Matsusaka City, Mie Prefecture, is currently accepting applications for 1 Preschool Teacher and 1 English Conversation Teacher to start from Mid-March 2013 until March 2015. We are looking for positive, hard working, professional teachers with plenty of energy who are dedicated to the education of young children.

About Maple Leaf

Maple Leaf International School is located in Matsusaka City, Mie Prefecture. Matsusaka is about 1 hour south of Nagoya and 1.5 hours northeast of Osaka. There is a population of about 170,000 people, spread over an area of 623 square kms.

We are a private International School focusing on students between the ages of 2 to 6. The main area of focus of our school is our Preschool Immersion program, where children are taught an array of subjects in English 5 days a week from 3 to 5 hours a day. We also have once a week English conversation classes for students outside of the immersion program as well as a English Extended Childcare program.

Our Mission

Maple Leaf International School looks towards the future of our studentsf lives, and how we can ensure that they become successful and contributing members of society. We aim to provide all of our students with the skills that will help them get ahead in this continually changing, competitive, international society, while also teaching them how to be students with strong morals and ethics, who respect their fellow people. We believe that these opportunities should be available to all children.

As we are a private school, our school has a strong focus on customer service, and we prefer teachers who enjoy and are good at speaking and working with customers (The student's parents).

The main school houses 4 preschool classrooms as well, staff office, and waiting room for customers. We have a playground on site, and are walking distance to 2 large parks, which we use for field trips. The school is filled with resources and materials for teachers to use. Our annex is located a 3 minute walk away and houses 2 classrooms, one which is used for our childcare program, and the other for our elementary aged students.

About the position

Preschool Teacher

Working Hours:

Monday to Friday 8:30~5:30

Maximum of 25 teaching hours per week

Preschool course lessons occur every day and are 9:00-2:00 with a 1 hour lunch break from 12:00-1:00

Afternoon lesson occur 2 to 3 times a week and are 90 minutes each from 3:30-5:00

Teachers teach the same children every lesson, and only would be required to teach different children if substituting.

English Conversation Teacher

Working Hours:

Tuesday to Friday 12:30-8:30

Saturday 8:30-5:30

Maximum of 30 teaching hours per week

Teachers teach the same children every lesson, and only would be required to teach different children if substituting.


250,000~300,000 yen per month based on skills and experience with raises based on performance. Compensation reviewed twice a year during performance reviews and regular raises given to top performers.


1 autumn bonus and 1 Spring bonus based on performance


Must have experience working with young children.

A degree in an education related field, or a teaching certification is an asset.

Conversational Japanese preferred.

Teaching and living in Japan experience also preferred.

Responsibilities include:

-Teaching multiple subjects to children between the ages of 1-3 in the preschool course (Preschool)

-Teaching English Conversation using textbooks to students aged 6 and above (English Conversation)

-Teaching children aged 2 to 6 in the afternoon English conversation courses

-Assisting in toilet training children in the preschool course (Preschool)

-Changing diapers

-Supervising children during playtime

-Writing lesson plans and reports

-Creating teaching materials

-Communicating with parents

-Participating in Spring and Summer School programs

-Participating in school events such as sports day, Open School, Halloween Parade etc

-Participating in school and class field trips

-Attending staff meetings

-General classroom maintenance


Teachers have the option of staying in a partially furnished company apartment (52,000-56,000yen per month). Accommodations are modern, 1 or 2 bedroom apartments and are roughly 40-50 squared meters (quite large by Japanese standards). All apartments are single occupancy. No key money or deposit is necessary.


-Full Visa sponsorship available

Approximate Vacation time

-10 flexible vacation days

-5 days during Golden Week (May)

-5 days during Obon (August)

-12 days during Winter Break

-4 days during Spring Break

Use of school computer (each preschool staff is assigned a notebook computer)