Job Opportunities

middle school girls

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:

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

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

March-April: Candidate holds a teaching license.

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

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

We are currently accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year (August - May):

Elementary (Pre-Kindergarten to 5th Grade)

1 Pre-Kindergarten Teacher - position filled
2 Kindergarten Teachers - 1 position OPEN
2 First Grade Teachers - 1 position OPEN
1 Second Grade Teachers - 1 position OPEN
2 Third Grade Teachers - 1 position OPEN
2 Fourth Grade Teachers - 1 position OPEN
2 Fifth Grade Teachers - 1 position OPEN

Middle School (6th to 8th Grade)

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

High School (9th to 12th Grade)

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


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

Phys Ed Teacher - position OPEN
Art Teacher - position OPEN

Computer Teacher - position OPEN
Librarian - position filled

2 Teacher Aid/Sub - 1 position OPEN


Director - position filled
Elementary Principal - position filled
Secondary Principal - position filled

Counselor - position OPEN
Chaplain - position OPEN
Business Manager - position filled
2 Business Office Assistants - positions filled
Secretary - position filled

(Last updated on April 19, 2021)


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