Lower School

Job Openings in Lower School

Updated on May 18th, 2020.

The International School of Havana is looking for one committed, passionate Lower School teacher to join our dynamic, forward-looking team for academic year 2020-2021. The successful applicant will be committed to fostering 21st Century skills in students including research skills, self-directedness, independence, a growth mind-set and critical thinking.

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Minimum qualifications:

  • Qualified teacher status
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Proven proficiency in subject area
  • Ability to differentiate instruction to multi-level groups
  • Ability to differentiate instruction, in English, to accommodate multiple levels of English proficiency in teaching groups with high numbers of EAL students
  • Native speaker of (or near native proficiency in) English
  • Child centred practitioner focussed on student learning
  • Reflective practitioner
  • Oriented toward goal setting and achievement of goals
  • Collaborative “team player” colleague
  • Life long learner
  • Involvement in academic, extra curricular and community activities beyond the school day
  • Willingness to do whatever it takes to get the job done
  • Good humoured approach to work and frustration
  • “Can do” attitude

Highly Desirable:

  • Previous successful international school experience
  • Knowledge and successful experience working with the school’s international curricula and the standards derived from them: I.P.C. (International Primary Curriculum), Literacy and Numeracy from the National Curriculum of England, IGCSE, IB Diploma
  • Flexible approach to living in and the lifestyle of a culturally distinctive country
  • Strong commitment to personal professional growth
  • Ability to see the big picture of school life



Important: Please, be aware that IS Havana will never ask or require teacher candidates to send money for either application fees, interview fees, visas, plane tickets or other costs associated with recruitment or moving to Cuba. We will not ask teacher candidates for information related to their personal bank accounts. If you appear to be asked by IS Havana to send money to cover any such or similar costs, you are probably the target of an elaborate scam. Several international schools have recently had their web sites cloned, and candidates have been asked to send large amounts of money. All international candidates are urged to be diligent in investigating potential schools and to use extreme caution during the recruiting process and prior to signing a contract.