Music Teacher, Samui, Thailand

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International School of SamuiSamui, Thailand

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

The Role

We are looking to appoint a Music Teacher to:

  1. Teach Music to our Primary and Secondary classes (Year 1 – Year 9)
  2. Support the school in the production of musical and drama performances throughout the year
  3. Teach private peripatetic lessons
  4. Work closely and collaborate with our two private peripatetic teachers
  5. Put music at the heart of the school.


We are looking for someone with a sense of adventure. Our hope is the successful candidate will gain a genuine sense of purpose in their life by coming to Koh Samui to work at our school. We welcome recently newly qualified teachers and will even consider supporting the successful candidate with gaining PGCEi status if required.


The School

The International School of Samui is a single form entry school with approximately 270 pupils enrolled and is Koh Samui’s oldest and most recognised fully licensed and accredited international school catering for children from 2 – 18 years of age. We thrive on a great team of teachers and support from the parent body. The School’s philosophy is that the children come first, and a strong feeling of ‘family’ is evident throughout.

The Early Years, Primary and Senior School are all located on a beautiful purpose built campus. We have spacious air-conditioned classrooms, a library, four fully equipped ICT suites, along with projectors and Apple TVs in every classroom. We have excellent facilities including a 25 metre swimming pool, sports hall, basketball court, D&T and cooking suite, dance studio, café, junior and senior common rooms, IGCSE study areas and separate science and art rooms for the primary and senior school along with dedicated playground areas for all three separate schools.

The International School of Samui is licensed by Thailand’s Ministry of Education and is a member of COBIS (Council of British International Schools) and ISAT (International Schools Association of Thailand.) We are accredited with Silver status from the Education Development Trust (formerly known as CfBT) and are a licensed international exam centre with Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). The curriculum is primarily based on the British National Curriculum, however topic based themes are also used to broaden international awareness.

Teachers at The International School of Samui are fully qualified with a recognised teaching qualification; most are native English speakers (apart from MFL teachers) and the great majority are from the UK. Familiarity with, and experience of, the British education system is essential for all applicants. All applicants must have either a Bachelor in Education or PGCE qualification (or equivalent). We can support some teachers gain their PGCEi in some specific roles within the school.

The School operates in a very competitive market and it is essential that applicants understand and accept the high standards which this imposes. Besides a normal teaching commitment, teachers contribute to an extensive program of after-school activities and are also required to attend and contribute to Staff Development Days, Open Days, Marketing events etc. In addition, a very high standard of pastoral awareness and involvement is expected of all staff.

The teaching team is cohesive with high morale and we seek strong team players to join us in all posts. A flexible approach and a willingness to adapt are essential. To work overseas is a tremendous experience in its own right; to be part of an established yet still young and ever adapting school, to share in shaping it, creating its reputation and making it a success is, we believe, an unusual and very special opportunity. If you feel you could work with us and help us achieve our aims then we would like to hear from you.


Applications by e-mail to our Human Resources Department ( should include a letter of application, your curriculum vitae, and a photograph (head and shoulders).

PS If you wish to send an additional short introductory email to the Headmaster, please feel free to do so at

More about International School of Samui
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 18 years
Address: 141/21 Moo 6, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani, 84320, Thailand. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +66 77 48 45 48
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