Job Opportunities

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Job Opportunities

At IAS we recognize that quality teachers are extremely vital in carrying out our mission and vision for providing quality, Christian education to the children of Quetzaltenango. We realize that teaching at IAS is a unique task and calling, as it requires not only the skills to teach, but also the willingness to live in a foreign country and culture. IAS works to fully support teachers, both in their work and in their living situations.

Teachers at IAS are expected to demonstrate professionalism in their classrooms by being prepared for daily lessons and fulfilling the other roles of being an educator. Teachers are also expected to have a relationship with Christ in which they demonstrate godly behavior and set a positive example for students to follow.

Although teacher certification is not necessary to be an educator at IAS, preference is given to candidates who have teaching experience or a teaching certificate. All teaching candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree. The following is a timeline for interviews and hiring at IAS:

November: Current IAS staff will be asked to complete an “Intent to Return” form by the end of November, indicating their plans for the following school year. This form will be distributed at the end of November, providing staff with sufficient time to make decisions for the next year.

January-March: Candidates must have a teaching license in their subject area.

March-April: Candidates hold a teaching license.

May: The candidate is unlicensed, but holds at least a four-year Bachelor’s degree in their subject area.

June: The candidate is unlicensed but holds a four-year Bachelor’s degree.

July: Special exceptions can be made for candidates who do not hold a four-year Bachelor’s degree, not to exceed 10% of full-time instructional staff.

We are currently accepting applications for the 2023-2024 school year (August 2023 - May 2024):

* Denotes contract has been extended

Elementary (Pre-Kindergarten to 5th Grade)

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher - position filled (accepting applications)
Kindergarten Teacher - position filled
First Grade Teacher - position OPEN
Second Grade Teacher - position filled
Third Grade Teacher - position filled
Fourth Grade Teacher - position filled
Fifth Grade Teacher - positions filled

Middle School (6th to 8th Grade)

English Teacher - position filled
Science Teacher - position filled
History Teacher - position filled
Bible Teacher - position OPEN
Math Teacher - position filled

High School (9th to 12th Grade)

English Teacher - position filled
Science Teacher - position OPEN
History Teacher - position OPEN
Bible Teacher - position OPEN
Math Teacher - position filled


Spanish Teacher (Elementary) - position filled
Spanish Teacher (Secondary) - position filled

PE Teacher - position filled
Art Teacher - position filled

Computer Teacher - position OPEN
Librarian - position filled

2 Teacher Aid/Sub - positions filled


Director - position filled
School Principal - position OPEN
Assistant School Principal - position filled

Counselor - position filled
Chaplain - position OPEN
School Nurse - position filled
Technical Director - position filled
Business Manager - position filled
2 Business Office Assistants - positions filled
Secretary - position filled

(Last updated on July 28, 2023)


Download the following documents to view information and Frequently Asked Questions about teaching at Inter-American School and living in Quetzaltenango (Xela). If you have other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Teacher Recruitment Brochure

Teaching at IAS and Living in Xela: FAQ's