Employment Type
Contract Length
1 Year+
Classroom Audience

Job Description

Great teachers wanted in sub-tropical island of Xiamen, China

International Sunshine Home is a bilingual kindergarten looking for amazing teachers. Our pay begins at 20,000 yuan plus an annual airfare incentive, 22 personal leave days, a moving stipend of 10,000 yuan, repayment of work visa fees, insurance and a re-sign bonus for a second annual contract. Lunch, snacks and coffee are free.

We provide a curriculum, an academic outline (in 3-week blocks), sample lesson plans, in-class activities and printable materials, though we invite qualified teachers to tailor the class to their strengths and preferences.

The class size for all our classes is capped at 18 students, with two assistant teachers for each class. The student-teacher ratio is 6:1.

Teachers work an eight-hour day for five consecutive days per week. Lead teaching hours start at 17.5 hours per week. More hours are available for teachers who wish to earn more income. The work schedule varies according to the position.

Xiamen is a subtropical island off the coast of China. Summers are hot (and humid) and winters are cool (it never snows). The climate, weather and size of the city are similar to Jacksonville, Florida. Xiamen is one of China's most livable cities!

We hire teachers eligible for Z (work) visas in Fujian per the Board of Education. Teachers must have a university degree, a passport from a native-English speaking country, an authenticated criminal record check and either an authenticated TEFL certificate OR 2 years of post-university teaching experience. Teachers in China (or who have worked in China) must have a release letter and a separation letter from the applicant’s last China position.


Contract Highlights
Base pay 20K to 28K yuan (dependent on lead teaching hours)
Move-in stipend 10,000 yuan (with first month’s pay)
Leave 21 personal days, 11 government holidays, 1 religious day
Insurance Public and private health insurance, generous sick leave
Visa fees Repayment of notarization, authentication and consular fees
Overtime 250 yuan per lead teaching hour
Retention incentive 6,000 yuan every 12 months; 10,000 yuan bonus in year two
Tuition remission Full tuition remission for children of foreign staff
Training 2 weeks of paid training
Referrals 10,000 yuan bonus per referred teacher
Fringe benefits Chinese courses, maternity/paternity and marriage leave

Lead teaching hours 17.5 / 20.5 / 22.5 hours per week
Base pay 8,200 / 12,200 / 16,200 yuan
Local minimum wage 1,800 yuan
Housing 5,000 yuan
Performance bonus 5,000 yuan (max)
Total 20,000 / 24,000 / 28,000 yuan

Classroom Overview
Student-teacher ratio No more than six students per academic staff member
Classroom staff Lead teacher, co-teacher and caregiver
Multidisciplinary classes Sciences, Psychology, Languages, Arts, Safety & Health
Student population Ages 2 through 6
Prepared environment Books, student materials, circle area, monthly purchase budget

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