About GESS

Careers

GESS is a full-fledged school that offers the German Curriculum stream and the IB Curriculum stream.

  • Our German Curriculum stream, founded in 1971, offers all German school leaving certificates including Abitur and is subsidised by the German Federal Government.
  • Our English-speaking IB Curriculum stream, in operation since 2005, offers the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP).

GESS is a private school association led by an elected Board of Governors and the school management. We offer education to students aged 18 months to 18 years. Around 1,600 students attend our school and more than 340 full and part-time employees work here.

Your Application

If you are interested in working at GESS, please have a look at our open positions. In addition, we welcome speculative applications which you can send to us via this link. We will keep your application in our database and contact you in case an opportunity that matches your profile arises.

Please note that to be considered for a role, you are required to submit your application via our career site as all our recruitment processes are managed via our online recruitment tool. Please submit it as a single pdf-file that is not bigger than 5MB.

We are fortunate to receive a great number of applications. Therefore, we appreciate your understanding that we can only notify applicants who have been shortlisted.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Teaching Staff
Jobs in School Administration
Educational Internship
When we are hiring
Child Protection Policy and Safe Recruitment

Teaching Staff

  • As an applicant, to teach the German curriculum, you need to have completed your teacher training (1. and 2. state examination or equivalent degree from Austria or Switzerland). You need to be a German native speaker and possess a very good command of English, as well as confident computer skills.
  • For the English-speaking IB curriculum, you need to have completed a national or international teacher training qualification. Experience with the IBO programmes PYP, MYP and DP is highly desirable. Knowledge of the German language is not required but is advantageous.
  • If you are applying for a teaching position at our GESS Pre-School, we expect you to have completed your training as a pre-school teacher or to possess comparable educational qualifications. We accept applications throughout the year.
  • You will fit right in when you are passionate about teaching, you deliver your lessons methodically, you are flexible, student-oriented and your teaching is based on solid subject knowledge. You enjoy being fully committed to teaching, working with students, colleagues and parents because we value individual student support, proactive cooperation with our parents, involvement in educational school development and active participation in our daily school life.
  • We have high expectations of our teachers and offer an attractive salary package as well as an inspiring international environment with a highly motivated and qualified faculty, amicable students, a rich school life with many opportunities, excellent facilities and professional development opportunities.

Jobs in School Administration

Local applications from within Singapore for posts within our administration are welcome from persons of any nationality. They too will be kept on file. Strong computer and language communication skills (German/English) and sales or administrative training and experience are essential. You should enjoy working in a small, flexible and friendly team and thrive in a busy environment.

Educational Internship

For more information please click here [DE].

When we are hiring

The personnel planning for a school year commences up to a year in advance so that initial job advertisements are usually published between September and December for positions commencing in August of the following year.

The interview process starts as early as October and comprises of Skype interviews as well as face-to-face interviews in Singapore, Asia and Europe.

Furthermore, GESS regularly attends selected job fairs. Since international schools sometimes face unexpected student and employee turnover, we also have to fill vacancies at short notice and therefore welcome applications throughout the year.

Child Protection Policy and Safe Recruitment

Our students are our most valuable assets. As any professional international school, GESS has a Child Protection Policy. Our recruitment process reflects this policy in that we ask for a police clearance check and further background checks for shortlisted candidates.