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Open Positions

Teaching posts at Bonn International School require a recognized teacher’s qualification. Two years’ or more experience is desirable, as is experience with International Baccalaureate Programmes. Initial contracts are usually given for a period of two years.

All faculty speak English with mother-tongue proficiency. A strong commitment to the school’s mission and vision as well as to the ideals espoused through the International Baccalaureate curricula are essential. Experience of working in an international school would be an advantage.

We list open positions as they become known; these change with time. If you are interested in applying to BIS as a faculty member, please check this page on a regular basis.

  • Primary School Principal, starting August 2021

A full announcement and job description may be found here. The deadline for application is Tuesday, 26 January 2021.

Main responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring high quality teaching and learning in the Primary School. 
  • Leading and managing the Primary faculty and staff, including their professional growth and development. 
  • Together with the Director, recruiting excellent teachers.
  • Working as an integral member of the whole school leadership team on whole school strategic planning and change management. 
  • Managing curricular development and enrichment. 
  • Communicating effectively on students’ progress, behaviour, as well as school expectations and values to parents and guardians.
  • Overseeing Primary admissions. 
  • Ensuring the Primary students are given a voice in the school.
  • Managing the Primary School budget.
  • Maintaining and reinforcing a climate of care and respect within the Primary School. 


  • Qualified Cover Teachers

Cover teachers substitute teachers during professional development, illness or personal reasons.

  • Recognized teaching qualification.
  • Work experience with Primary and/or Secondary School students is essential.
  • Flexible work on demand (ad-hoc).
  • German residency and work permit.
  • Minijob (€ 450 per month), paid on half or full days per timesheet.


The administrative staff at BIS is 39 people strong and supports the school community in many ways, from accounting to zebra crossings. At this time, we have one position open.


Apply for a Position

If you wish to apply for a position at Bonn International School, or have any question with regards to the positions listed above, please contact our Human Resource Office via or call +49 (228) 308 54 220.   
We ask all applicants to submit:

•    a letter of motivation
•    copy of teaching qualification (if applicable)
•    CV/resume
•    three to five references (one of whom should be a current manager/principal)

All applicants should receive confirmation of their application and will be provided further contact information should they be short-listed for the open position. Arrangements for in-person interviews will be made via email in a timely manner. Due to the large number of applications we receive for most positions, it is not possible for us to send each candidate an individual letter of non-acceptance.

Data Protection

BIS complies with the letter and spirit of European data protection law. Information on what data we need to process your application and how we handle this data can be found here in English and here in German.