The International School of Lausanne (ISL) is a leading non-profit, International Baccalaureate (IB) World School set in the French-speaking part of Switzerland. Our school is committed to excellence in education. We strive to recognise the unique potential of each student, and to equip them to play an active and responsible role in a complex, multicultural world. The school employs approximately 250 staff members on its campus where we welcome approximately 900 students from over 60 nationalities, from 3 to 18 years of age.  

For our Secondary School, we are seeking to employ an inspirational

Teacher of Music 32%

Temporary position in the first instance from 1 August 2024 to 31 July 2025

This position is in the Arts department of the Secondary School. The appointee will teach eight music lessons of 40 minutes in the IB MYP Programme to 11 to 14-year-olds. Most teachers at ISL are homeroom teachers, contribute to the school’s service learning programme and undertake one or two weekly supervision duties. Part-time teachers contribute to these programmes in line with their work percentage. 

Qualifications and Qualities desired 

  • A recognised teaching qualification (graduate or postgraduate level)
  • Ability to teach Music in the IB MYP and IB Diploma Programme
  • Ideally three years of successful experience in secondary school music instruction
  • Ability to inspire students to practise and perform music
  • Ability to play and teach a variety of instruments; knowledge of the piano would be an advantage
  • Ability to organise and successfully lead a variety of musical events
  • Ability to plan, deliver and evaluate lessons which stimulate and motivate students to learn
  • High proficiency in English. Knowledge of French is an advantage
  • The ability to plan, deliver and evaluate lessons that stimulate and motivate students to learn
  • Knowledge of the International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes
  • An understanding of and sensitivity to cultural variance; a work experience in an international environment is a strong asset
  • Adaptability, flexibility, dynamism and a sense of humour
  • The ability to meet high expectations of students, colleagues and a professional parent community
  • Excellent ICT skills and knowledge of their effective use to support pedagogy
  • A commitment to self-reflection and professional development

ISL is committed to being an inclusive employer that values diversity. This is reflected in our recruitment practices and in our Community Expectations.
ISL is committed to being an inclusive employer that values diversity. This is reflected in our recruitment practices and in our Code of behaviour.

What we offer:

  • A not-for-profit and value-driven organisation 
  • Commitment to research-guided teaching methods
  • Generous professional development opportunities
  • Free well-being and sport activities and language courses
  • A central location in Europe with easy access to nearby cities and countries

To apply, please submit the following documents on Jobup:

  • cover letter
  • CV/ résumé
  • copies of diplomas
  • copies of work certificates/ reference letters (if any)

Closing date: Friday 21 June. Interviews will take place in the week of Monday 24 June. Candidates may be interviewed based on the receipt of their application.

Why join ISL?
Our school is a unique place. We are an organisation of a size where your work will have a direct impact on our community. We provide a multicultural environment where diversity is valued and in which every opinion counts. We are highly reflective on our practices and impact and dedicated to the well-being of our staff and students. 
Our staff members form a committed, hard-working, and passionate community. In return, we offer a rewarding, collaborative, and trusting work environment, an approachable leadership team, and a modern and spacious campus located at a stone’s throw from the centre of Lausanne.

We care for children 
The International School of Lausanne is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all of its staff to share this commitment. A background check, including criminal records check and/or police clearance, will be conducted on all successful applicants.

We value diversity 
At ISL, all members of our community contribute to creating an environment where diversity is valued. Each individual is committed to ensuring everyone has a strong sense of belonging and feels respected. ISL is committed to being an inclusive employer that values diversity. Find out more about our values here.