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Job details
Employer International School of Como
Location Italy
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Fixed Term
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts 21/08/2017

IB MYP Design & Technology teacher 

Our School

The International School of Como is a lively, friendly and expanding school located in the Como area. Our mission is to empower all students to be active, reflective and responsible life-long learners who can achieve their full potential and contribute to an ever-changing world. Our ethos is based on the attributes of the IB Learner Profile and a constructivist approach to teaching and learning. We welcome applications from teachers who share this passion with us.

The International School of Como was founded in September 2002, to serve both Italian nationals looking for an international education and international families living in the Como area. ISC is an IB World School authorised for the PYP in 2006, and for the MYP in 2014. In September 2016, our first year of High School was opened. This is an exciting time to join our community as we expand our High School programme and as we apply for authorization to open our first class of the IB Diploma in September 2018. This will include an extension to our current premises, built to meet the growing needs of our School and developments in new educational research.

ISC currently has an enrollment of 280 students representing over 38 nationalities, with over 54 dedicated faculty and administration. More information and details regarding ISC can be found at

The Position 

ISC seeks to appoint a qualified Design and Technology teacher to work in our growing secondary department.

The successful applicant will be a dynamic teacher with experience of enabling pupils to achieve their potential. We are looking for the right balance between experience, enthusiasm and a passion for teaching.

The successful applicant will be responsible for establishing Design and Technology as a subject within the school. This includes not only curriculum design, but raising the profile of the subject through extra-curricular activities and projects. 

Applicants must have recent middle/high school experience in teaching Design/ICT and be excited by the challenge of writing and preparing an IB MYP and DP curriculum using the best principles of current educational research. Experience in teaching the IB MYP or DP would also be beneficial, although not essential. 

The successful candidate will understand the importance of being part of a department team and the faculty team as a whole. An understanding of how to develop students whose first language is not English is essential. A strong desire to contribute to the rich pastoral and extra-curricular life of the school will also be an advantage.

Given the growing and developing nature of the school, flexibility and the desire to support other team members is essential. The successful applicant will be able to inspire other members of staff in the use of ICT and play an active role in the promotion of technology in school. He/she will be keen on collaborating within the teaching team and interacting with the school ICT technician. There may be the opportunity to lead the development of ICT within the school for a suitable candidate. 


  • Hold an EU passport
  • Appropriate degree and teaching certification
  • Relevant international teaching experience in teaching both graphic design and digital animation, as well as product design
  • Experience in using the  Adobe inDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and After Effects and other Adobe  Creative software
  • Familiarity with the use of Google tools and chromebooks
  • A desire to contribute to  and foster a positive IB learning community 
  • Ability to work as a team member within a department and in an interdisciplinary team
  • Commitment to the IB standards and practices and to the IB Learner Profile
  • Superior communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills 

Salaries and Benefits

  • Nationally competitive salary and benefits. 
  • The initial contract will be for a period of two years after which there may be the possibility of      converting the contract into a permanent position of employment. 
  • Tax free status for two years if moving from outside of Italy
  • Moving and settling in allowance


Please apply directly to the Head of School including as, one attachment, a letter of application which addresses the specific post criteria above and resume that includes the names, email addresses and contact numbers of three referees.

Deadline: June 20th, 2017 

Interviews will be held on a rolling basis via Skype and face-to-face. Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible as the position will be filled if an outstanding candidate is identified prior to this date. 

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all students in our care and expects all applicants to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practice and appointments are subject to satisfactory references and criminal record checks.

About the employer

Information about International School of Como
Org type Mainstream School
Phase All-through
Funding status Independent
Gender Mixed
Age range 2 - 16 years

Locations and contacts

Via Adda n 25
Fino Mornasco (CO)
+39 3157 6186