Thank you for your interest in Cayman International School. CIS attracts a large number of high-quality applicants from around the world, and we are continually seeking exemplary educators and team members to join our school family.
- What child protection and safeguarding measures are in place?
- Where can I find information about opportunities at CIS?
- What are some characteristics CIS looks for in a potential new team member?
- How and where to officially apply?
- What happens next?
- My partner and I both are interested in CIS and the Cayman Islands - what does this mean?
We have clear Child Protection, Safeguarding and Safe Environment Protocols in place. Our Child Protection Plan further supplements our security check procedures. We always conduct confidential reference checks before offering a position, following a designated protocol that links to the position in question as well as our definition of learning, centered around conceptual learning (knowing), competency learning (doing) and character learning (being).
All openings are posted with WORC (Workforce Opportunities & Residency Cayman). All teaching and educational leadership positions are also posted with ISS (International Schools Services) and on occasion with Schrole. We may post operations and education openings on other Cayman Islands based organizations, as well as a platform called ModernHire.in addition to WORC.
Cayman International School recruits highly qualified staff who believe in CIS philosophies, fit with the school culture and ethos, work well within a team setting and model our Community Principles. Employment preference is given to candidates with Caymanian status.
Our team recognizes that school years for children of all ages are periods of tremendous growth, curiosity and transition in the lives of students and parents. We also recognize that students of different ages have different needs. Through good teaching practice and modeling we facilitate the students’ intellectual, social, emotional and physical growth through school and beyond. Indeed, students’ well being is at the center of our teaching practice and as such, teachers must be committed to working collegially, collaboratively, energetically and enthusiastically to enhance the learning environment for students, staff and community. Our school and its community value staff who demonstrate excellence, collaborate, communicate in an effective and timely fashion, have a sense of humor, are flexible, celebrate diversity, appreciate and engage in Caymanian culture, accommodate different learning styles and sponsor after school activities.
Using the WORC platform from the Cayman Islands Government or
Via a fully completed online profile (for applicants using ISS EduRecruit)
Please include the position you are apply to in the subject line
Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)
After initial screening of applications we conduct multiple interviews with long-listed candidates. We undertake a significant amount of the initial interview process via online platforms and video conferencing.
Three confidential written references from supervisors will be required online if you are short-listed.
Depending on the role, there may be rare times that finalist candidates may be invited for a final round of in-person interviews – and possibly presentations – at the school. In such cases, reasonable travel and accommodation expenses will be covered. Finalist candidates currently on island may be requested to do onsite presentations, teaching and role-based tasks.
For successful candidates, offers of employment follow, once all security checks have been completed.
At CIS, we are aware that in international schools it is not uncommon for couples to apply for posted positions at the same school.
At CIS, our practice and policy is to hire the best match for our school and community.
Considering this, we have a mix of single teachers, teaching couples and families with children.
Employment opportunities for non-teaching partners living in the Cayman Islands tend to depend on the career of the partner. Some partners of our international staff serve in the fields of education, health, finance, technology, law and hospitality. Working in the Cayman Islands requires a work permit for non-Caymanians.
Please kindly note
Due to the high number of inquiries we receive in a variety of formats, we kindly and politely request that you follow the below guidelines. The nature of our location, quality of our team, strength of our community and state of the art facilities contribute to CIS being a wonderful place to be - and we tend to receive in the vicinity of 25 to 100 applicants per opening depending on the nature of the opening.
Please do not apply to individual members of the school administration or school staff, unless it is specified in the application procedure.
Kindly note that CIS will not respond to unsolicited job applications.
We appreciate your understanding that only applicants who have advanced to next stages of recruitment will be contacted.
2022-2023 Academic Year
The Substitute Teacher is an on-call position responsible for following lesson plans and instructions as directed by the teacher and principal, on an as needed basis. This is not a full-time position.
The successful candidate is required to have:
- Teaching Certification Required, from North America or UK preferred
- Ability to follow lesson plans and previous classroom experience required
- Formal training in childcare, first aid or another related field preferred
- Darkness to Light Certification or willingness to take course and other Child Protection Policies
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, excellent communication, and organizational skills
The Teacher Assistant will provide support to a lead teacher within the classroom. CIS seeks a Teacher Assistant who will be able to create student-centered lessons following a High Scope philosophy with the lead teacher. The ideal candidate should be a team player and can work in a collaborative spirit with the lead teacher and fellow teaching assistants.
The successful candidate is required to have:
- Excellent verbal and written skills
- 2 years’ experience working in Early Childhood/Elementary program
- Assist in developing lesson plans based on the specific needs of each child. Ability to work with children in literacy and math
- Collaborate with teachers to monitor development of each child
- Understand the teacher’s routine and be able to support or run aspects of the classroom day
- Work with small groups and whole classes of children to promote their learning and development
- Maintain a clean classroom environment
- Understand the tenets of positive discipline for preschool children
- Be able to work in the afterschool program
- Have first aid training or be able to be trained
- Be able to pick up 20-45 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move 50 lbs for children safety
Salary: CI$21,425 – CI$29,000 per annum depending on experience. Successful candidate will receive 38 vacation days per year and statutory benefits in accordance with the Cayman Islands Labour laws. 100 % employer contribution to standard health insurance plan.
Cayman citizens, status holders and residents are encouraged to apply.
2023-2024 Academic Year
PROGRAM FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF CAYMANIAN EDUCATORS
Cayman International School is continually seeking to employ Caymanians who have an interest in a teaching career at our school. CIS began the PACE program in 2019 to provide Caymanians with experience to our curricula and systems that CIS utilizes. This program is a full-time, paid position for 1-2 years where the candidate will receive training to become a teacher.
We value that each individual has a different educational background. Therefore, each participant will receive the direction and guidance of our mentorship team to develop their teaching skills in different classroom settings. If needed, the PACE program may also cover your Practicum experience.
Requirements to apply:
- Caymanian Status
- On island
- Degree in Education - completed or in progress.
Cayman International School is continually seeking Caymanians who have demonstrated excellence in teaching at an American international school and have an understanding of the curricula and systems that the school utilizes. Cayman International School provides opportunities for Caymanians to train and learn school systems with the intent of future employment at CIS. See below for the various opportunities.
Cayman International School offers Caymanians who desire to be educators in the future an opportunity to train as a student teacher and learn the curricula and systems of CIS. CIS encourages Caymanians who are enrolled in a teacher education program at an accredited university to complete their student teaching/practicum experience at Cayman International School. Student teachers at CIS benefit from supervision and training from a highly-qualified educator, as well as excellent professional development opportunities that support them in their growth and learning.
Cayman International School offers Caymanians who are currently qualified teachers an opportunity to train in the role of a substitute teacher and learn the curricula and systems of CIS. CIS encourages Caymanians who have a teaching certification to be employed as an occasional substitute teacher. This employed position provides an opportunity for substitute teachers to experience CIS classrooms when called upon. Caymanian substitute teachers also benefit by having an opportunity to engage in CIS professional development sessions to further their educational growth. A teaching license is required by the Ministry of Education in order to be eligible for employment in this position.
CIS encourages Caymanians who have a teaching certification to be employed as a permanent substitute teacher at Cayman International School. This employed position provides an opportunity for substitute teachers to experience CIS classrooms on a regular basis and begin to understand the approaches and systems that make CIS unique. Caymanian substitute teachers also benefit by having an opportunity to engage in CIS professional development sessions to further their educational growth. Permanent Substitutes at CIS are also mentored by a CIS staff member if they are seeking to grow and advance into a faculty role at the school. A teaching license is required by the Ministry of Education in order to be eligible for employment in this position.
In partnership with UCCI, Cayman International School offers Caymanians enrolled in the teacher education program an opportunity to observe CIS classrooms and learn more about the school.
If interested in learning more about training opportunities at Cayman International School, please contact HR@cis.ky.