German Language and Literature, Austria

Closing date:Expiring soon

St. Gilgen International SchoolAustria

Date posted:
Start date: August 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: As detailed in the application pack.
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Do you see education and learning as a way of life rather than just a job? Are you a ‘risk-taker’ with a healthy balance between purposeful intensity and a good sense of humour? If so, then St Gilgen International School is looking to recruit a committed and enthusiastic Teacher of German A (Language and Literature) to contribute to the future growth of our amazing school (for an initial 1-year maternity contract).  

The successful candidate will be an excellent and innovative classroom practitioner with a passion for teaching German Language and Literature across the full high school age range. Experience of teaching at IB Diploma level, or equivalent, would be advantageous, as would IB Middle Years Programme experience. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to all aspects of learning within our 24/7 boarding school environment, including co-curricular activities, student mentoring and boarding house care; this does include some evening and weekend commitments. 

St. Gilgen International School (StGIS) is a co-educational boarding and day school for students aged 9 to 18. The school was founded in 2008; our founder envisaged a unique school with members drawn from the local and international community sharing a high quality academic and personal education in beautiful surroundings. 

In May 2016, ownership of the school passed to a foundation of parents of the school community (Privatstiftung). This foundation acts solely in the interests of the school and school community; as such, all profits are reinvested back into the school. This ownership model harnesses our community spirit and drives us to work together in a continued effort to improve our already very good school. 

As the new ownership model stabilises, and student numbers go from strength to strength; an exceptionally exciting period of growth and development lies ahead. In the next few years, we will expand to capacity, develop our facilities accordingly, and undertake a successful transition to becoming an authorized IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) school. As such, now is the time to join StGIS and be part of something uniquely challenging and rewarding. 

StGIS is a friendly and purposeful place to work; we aspire to HIGH STANDARDS in a low threat atmosphere of collaboration and mutual support: 

Our Mission, Vision and Values 

As a passionate community we inspire our students to discover their strengths and develop a lifelong love of learning so they can make a positive impact in this world. We do this by offering excellence in care, education and activities.  

Every child has talent and StGIS will develop it.  

We always pursue excellence | We are people of integrity | We share our passions 

Application Process 

To apply, carefully review the attached application pack, and submit the requested information through the TES Quick-Apply option as instructed in the application pack. Alternatively, if you are not able to submit through the TES Portal, then please email your application [CV and Supporting Statement] to Andrew Woodman (Deputy Head of School); a.woodman[at]

Data Protection 

By submitting personal data to St Gilgen International School (including third party data) applicants consent to its lawful use in-line with commonly accepted recruitment practices (see application pack for details). 


St Gilgen International School is fully committed to maintaining the safety and wellbeing of our students; as such, any offer of employment is subject to our safe recruitment practice as detailed in the application pack. 

More about St. Gilgen International School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 9 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Ischlerstrasse 13, 5340 St. Gilgen, Austria. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +43 6227 202 59
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