Music Teacher, Switzerland

Closing date:Expiring soon

International School of BerneSwitzerland

Date posted:
Start date: August 2019
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

The International School of Berne (ISBerne) has the following opening for the 2019/2020 school year:

Music Teacher – IB MYP (Part-time)

ISBerne is a dynamic, friendly and thriving school located close to the Swiss Capital Berne. ISBerne aims for all students to be reflective and responsible life-long learners who are active global citizens. The school ethos is based on the attributes of the IB Learner Profile and advocates a constructivist approach to teaching and learning.

ISBerne is an authorized IB World school, offering the Primary Years Programme (PYP, ages 3-11), Middle Years Programme (MYP, ages 11-16) and Diploma Programme (DP, ages 16-18).

The International School of Berne was founded in October 1961. In April 2017, the school moved to a modern and spacious purpose-built campus which includes three brand new state-of-the-art science laboratories with a dedicated prep room, a big central library, subject dedicated classrooms and a large double gym.

ISBerne currently has an enrollment of 330 students representing around 50 nationalities, with over 60 dedicated faculty and administration staff.

The Position

ISBerne seeks to appoint a teacher of MYP Music with the possibility of teaching Music to upper PYP classes. Applicants must have experience in teaching Music to students aged 9 – 16 and be excited by the challenge of contributing to curriculum development.

The successful applicant will be an accomplished teacher with experience, enthusiasm and a passion for teaching which will inspire our students. S/he will also understand the importance of being part of a department team and the wider faculty.


  • A desire to contribute to and foster a positive IB learning community
  • Minimum of three years teaching experience
  • Outstanding classroom practitioner and experience with external exam preparation
  • Minimum of two years IB experience MYP
  • Appropriate degree and teaching qualification


  • An appreciation of working in a small school environment
  • Experience working in a European international school environment
  • EAL experience
  • EU Passport

Salaries and Benefits

  • Nationally competitive salary and benefits
  • Open ended contract
  • Enhanced pension plan
  • Subsidized lunches at the school cafeteria
  • Moving/settling in allowance
  • Visa fees paid


Interested candidates who meet the above mentioned requirements should apply to

Please submit the following:

  • A letter of motivation
  • Full CV with photo
  • Passport copy
  • Contact details of three referees, one of which must be your current

Head of School (referees will be contacted with your consent)
Interviews will be held via Skype and/or face-to-face, as appropriate.

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 practices and appointments are subject to satisfactory references and criminal record/background checks.

Job location

More about International School of Berne
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 19 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Mattenstrasse 3, 3073 Gümligen, Switzerland.
Telephone: +41 31 951 23 58
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