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At the International School of the Peninsula, we seek to attract, nurture and retain faculty and staff members that embrace an international community and understand what it means to nurture and foster global citizens and leaders.

If you are interested in developing global citizens who demonstrate leadership, integrity, responsibility, critical thinking and problem solving skills while learning and being exposed to multiple languages and cultures, please review our list of available positions.

ISTP is committed to Equal Opportunity Employment and hires employees without regard to gender, race, religion, color, creed or sexual orientation.


Current Open Positions

  • 1st-5th Grade Mandarin Chinese Music Teacher

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    The International School of the Peninsula seeks a music teacher fluent in Mandarin to teach grades 1-5 for about 7 hours per week and to co-lead the school choir one hour a week.

    The Mandarin Music Teacher must demonstrate commitment to ISTP’s mission and the population we serve, as well as be experienced with teaching at the elementary school level. He or she must also be responsible, self-motivated, friendly, willing to work with a team of colleagues, and be accepting and adaptable to a working environment with different cultures.

    The position is part-time, paid by the hour, and does not include benefits.
     
    Qualifications:
    • Experience in music education
    • Experience teaching elementary school children
    • Fluent Mandarin speaker
     
    Compensation:
    Competitive salary based on education and experience.
     
    To Apply:
    Please send your cover letter and resume to Chris Livaccari, Chinese Program Director, at chrislivaccari@istp.org. No phone calls, please. 
  • Chinese Elementary Teacher

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    Elementary School Chinese Language Teacher
     
    The International School of the Peninsula seeks an elementary school teacher (grades K-5) for our Mandarin immersion program.
     
    Successful candidates will demonstrate commitment to ISTP’s mission and the population we serve, as well as be experienced with teaching at the elementary school level. He or she must also be responsible, self-motivated, friendly, willing to work with a team of colleagues, and be accepting and adaptable to a working environment with different cultures.
     
     
    Qualifications:
    ·      Experience teaching elementary school children
    ·      Native speaker of Mandarin with strong literacy skills
    ·      University degree in education or related discipline
    ·      Understanding of elementary school and second language pedagogy
     
     
    Compensation:
    Competitive salary based on education and experience
     
    To Apply:
    Please send your cover letter and resume to Chris Livaccari, Chinese Program Director, at chrislivaccari@istp.org. No phone calls, please.
     
    ISTP’s Mission The International School of the Peninsula’s mission is to educate children through a rigorous, collaborative, bilingual curriculum that promotes active engagement and responsible international consciousness.
     
    Employment The International School of the Peninsula is committed to Equal Opportunity Employment and hires employees without regard to gender, race, religion, color, creed or sexual orientation.
     
  • Substitute Teachers

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    The International School of the Peninsula seeks occasional substitute teachers for our early years, elementary, and middle school programs, beginning immediately. We seek substitute teachers who are native speakers and literate in either French, Mandarin, or English.

    A Substitute Teacher must demonstrate commitment to ISTP’s mission and the population we serve, as well as be experienced with teaching at the grade school level. He or she must also be responsible, self-motivated, friendly, willing to work with a team of colleagues, and be accepting and adaptable to a working environment with different cultures.

    Most substitute needs vary from day to day, although for some needs we do know the schedule in advance.

    Qualifications:
    • University degree
    • Experience teaching grade school children
    • Native/literate in French, English, or Mandarin

    Compensation:
    $30/hour; no benefits. Please note this is not a contract position and we cannot guarantee any amount of hours.

    To Apply:
    Please send your cover letter and resume to Kate Lussen, Assistant Head of School at katelussen@istp.org. No phone calls, please.
INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF THE PENINSULA | Ecole internationale de la Péninsule | 半島國際學校
151 Laura Lane, Palo Alto, CA 94303  |  P: 650-251-8500  |  istp@istp.org
The International School of the Peninsula (ISTP), an accredited bilingual immersion school located in Palo Alto, California offers two language immersion programs: French immersion and Chinese immersion. Our Mandarin immersion program was created in 1996, and our French immersion program was created in 1979. ISTP’s language immersion program classes begin in pre-school, continues through elementary school, and culminates in middle school. ISTP also offers a language learning summer camp.

L'Ecole Internationale de la Péninsule est un établissement à programme bilingue homologué par le MEN français situé à Palo Alto en Californie qui offre deux programmes bilingues (franco-américain et sino-américain). Notre programme franco-américain a été créé en 1979 et notre programme sino-américain en 1996. Nos deux programmes bilingues accueillent des élèves dans les classes de la petite section de maternelle au collège (classe de quatrième). L'établissement offre également des camps d'été en différentes langues (anglais, français, mandarin et espagnol).

International School of the Peninsula does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin or sexual orientation in administration of educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan payments, athletic and other school administered programs.