Full-Time English Instructor

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Teaching Position Available for April 2019English School EEMSS is a privately owned English conversation school with about 240 students of all ages located in Mishima, a mid-sized city in the Eastern part of Shizuoka prefecture. EEMSS has been a successful school since its opening in 2008, which enjoys an excellent reputation in the local community. The working atmosphere could best be described as professional, friendly, and supportive.We are now looking for a motivated and experienced English instructor for all ages starting in April 2019. Successful applicants must have native English fluency and be open-minded to cultural differences. TESOL/TEFL/CELTA Certificate is a plus, but not necessary. Japanese language ability is helpful.REMUNERATIONFirst Year: 260,000-280,000 yen/month based on skills and experience, plus 100,000-500,000 yen yearly contract completion/renewal bonus based on job performanceGENERAL ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA-Must be a native English speaker with at least two years’ experience in the field of ESL/EFL-Must have a professional attitude and knowledge of teaching English as a second language-Must love children-Must have a Bachelor’s Degree-Must have a valid working visa-Must currently reside in JapanJOB DESCRIPTIONThis is a 5 days(Mon-Fri) a week, 8 office hours a day full-time position (Teaching time per week is approx. 22.5 hours). Monday-Wednesday:13:00-22:00 incl. 1h break. Thursday and Friday:10:00-19:00 incl. 1h break. Sundays and Saturdays off plus a generous six weeks paid holidays (seven weeks from second year). There are three working Sundays each year for annual school events. The students you will be teaching are mainly children (roughly 70%), so you must love teaching children. The class sizes are a maximum of 6 students. Lots of teaching materials such as flash cards, games, textbooks are supplied to teachers. Our classrooms are equipped with a large screen TV and a computer for utilization of online materials, audio and visual materials, Power Point and the like. Our teachers are given the professional autonomy to be creative in line with the school’s teaching policy. We provide orientation/training sessions for new teachers.CONTRACTEEMSS offers a one-year renewable contract, but we anticipate an initial two-year commitment. If you find the first year to meet your career goals and we agree on an extension, then your contract will be renewed with a raise. You are also eligible for a contract completion/renewal bonus each year.BENEFITS-Fixed Six(Seven from second year) Weeks Annual Paid Holidays-Annual Contract Completion/Renewal Bonus-Health Insurance-Employee Pension-Unemployment Insurance-Work-Related Medical InsuranceRELOCATION ALLOWANCERelocation Allowance of 50,000 yen will be paid together with the first salary for those who are moving into Mishima for this position.APPLICATIONIf you are interested in the position, please send us your resume with your photo and your cover letter by e-mail. Please note that resumes without a photo will NOT be reviewed. Candidates who have passed initial screening will be invited to an in-person(preferable), or a Skype interview if you live far. We cover one-way travel expenses to the school with an upper limit of 10,000 yen. We ask for your understanding that only eligible candidates will be contacted. Our school is a 15 min. walk or 5 min. bus ride from JR Mishima station and a 50 min. Shinkansen ride from Tokyo.“What's EEMSS?”EEMSS stands for English for Everyone at Mishima Shingaku Seminar. EEMSS was established in August 2008 in response to a growing distrust amongst English learners in Japan following the collapse of a major English conversation school chain. Our school strives to be “a student-centered English conversation school” and to be “an English conversation school where students will not only enjoy themselves, but also improve their English skills.” In January 2011, EEMSS was established as a stand-alone entity separate from the juku (cram school) which had initially founded it. From April 2011 kindergarten and elementary school student lessons were added to the line-up, creating a school where students from all walks of life in both Mishima and other surrounding areas can learn and grow. Please also see our school website and Facebook page to take a peek at what’s EEMSS like. “What's Mishima like?”Mishima is a base town for popular tourist destinations such as Izu, Hakone, and Mt. Fuji. Its exciting summer festival draws about 500,000 visitors during a three-day period every year, which is nearly five times the city’s population. EEMSS is on the top floor of a three-story building and the view of Mt. Fuji from our school is breathtaking. Living and working in the Eastern part of Shizuoka will give you unforgettable lifetime experiences. Furthermore, unlike big cities such as Tokyo and Osaka, the living cost is quite reasonable, which allows you to save money for traveling in/out of Japan.