Part-Time Music Teacher (8/15)

We are seeking one candidate for the role of part-time junior high music teacher serving students in grade 7. The successful candidate will be responsible for preparing IB students for and teaching the IBDP music course next school year. 


Job details: 

School: Osaka International Junior High School and High School

Position: Music Teacher

Level: Experienced

Position type: part-time (contract) possibility to extend to full-time in the second year

Education level: 4-year degree (minimum)

Requirements: Native level English fluency, University degree, Ability to get a Japanese visa, Ability to get permission to teach at a Japanese school

Salary Range: Starting salary will depend on experience and qualifications.

Benefits: Promotion and Mutual Aid Cooperation for Private Schools of Japan, Working compensation/Employment insurance

Work Hours: 8:25 to 17:25 Tuesday and Wednesday  

School Holidays: 2nd Saturday of every month, Sundays, Summer vacation, New Year's vacation, and all National Holidays (subject to change)

Job description

We are seeking one excellent candidate for the role of part-time junior high music teacher serving girls and boys in Grades 7 in our immersion program. Candidates should be compelling educational practitioners who are confident in their capacity to create and deliver a dynamic, engaging and challenging curriculum to junior high students. Additionally, as an authorized IBDP school, each faculty member will be trained in the curriculum and delivery of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP). Moreover, the successful candidate will be responsible for preparing IB students for and teaching the IBDP music course next school year. 

Teachers will collaborate with IB Diploma Programme Coordinator (DPC) and other teachers to implement and continually improve curriculum, teaching, learning and assessment strategies. Candidates will be required to also assist students in areas of personal and individual development.

As applicable, the candidate must be able to teach and instruct in alignment with the IBDP curriculum framework, under the direction of the IB DPC, individualize and adapt educational processes and procedures to enhance pupil educational opportunities, coordinate Lesson Plans with other teachers to maximize possibilities for teaching similar topics in the same general time frame, thus reinforcing student knowledge on an interdisciplinary basis, pursue a variety of approaches, including thematic learning, cooperative learning, differentiated, and multiple intelligence centered lessons in teaching and instructing pupils, use interventions and strategies in teaching/instruction to close the academic achievement gap for students performing below grade level, utilize instructional program guidelines, and other materials in planning and developing lesson plans and teaching outlines, review, analyze and evaluate pupil academic, social, and emotional growth, communicate effectively to parents, both orally and in writing, activities in the classroom, and prepare, administer, score, record, and report the results of criterion referenced tests, and administer, scores, records and report the results of group standardized tests in evaluating pupil growth and progress.

Native-level fluency in English is essential. Applicants should have strong interpersonal and communication skills and a proven capacity to work collaboratively with colleagues. In addition, applicants should have a genuine interest in children and should be patient and flexible. Previous experience working within the IB curriculum or knowledge of the IB programs is preferred.

Furthermore, the candidate will be responsible for attending professional development opportunities, curriculum design, attending staff meetings, supporting entrance examination preparation, supporting ICT work (such as ManageBac), and supporting general roles issued by the principal. 

This list of duties in this job posting is not intended to be exhaustive. 


To be considered, candidates should submit a resume and cover letter displaying their qualifications in the following areas:

 Requires an undergraduate degree in the field of study, a Masters degree is strongly preferred.
 Prefer 2-3 years of relevant classroom teaching experience in the subject matter with prior IB teaching experience is strongly preferred.
 Ability to collaborate with other teachers independently.
 Excellent communication skills.
 Ability to develop, curate and deliver courses in the school’s curriculum, including coursework related to the IBDP.
 History of collegiality with other teachers and administrators.
 Ability to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of students with diverse learning profiles.
 Innovative, creative, and flexible teaching style.
 Understanding the developmental needs of students and how they learn best.
 Requires demonstrated and direct experience using a wide range of instructional technology tools including iPads, laptops, and Google Apps.
 Must be detail-oriented, organized and willing to take initiative.
 Must have excellent teamwork skills and the ability to work well with students and adults.
 Must be a role model and maintain a high level of professionalism.
 Must manage the learning of the students, maintaining records, and promoting staff development in a pro-active manner.
 Must manage all facilities and activities related to achieve student learning.
 Must develop and maintain teaching materials and assist with program quality assurance processes.
 Must have native or fluent skills in English.
 Must have IT skills.
 Must have eligibility for an appropriate visa (if necessary).

Please submit the following documents by email: Curriculum vitae (including cover letter), Copies of degrees and/or qualifications, Copies of visa (if available/necessary)

Stages of the selection process: 
1. Document review
2. Interview including mock lesson
3. Notification of results


Monday, August 15, 2022
2 days remaining
Contact details: 

Contact details: Please submit required documents and direct all questions to:
Eric Baptiste, IB Coordinator 
phone: 06-6992-5931