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Different schools offer different things. Jakarta Intercultural School will offer you the best opportunities on many levels — including generous resources to support your career and lifestyle in a city that is as edgy and hectic as it is wonderful and diverse.

What JIS supports most passionately is the learner in you who wants to grow, collaborate, rethink, excel, and stretch beyond your personal and professional experiences.

We’ve created a culture of professional learning that includes embedded training, vibrant professional learning communities, the support of learning coaches, and ample opportunities to attend global and local conferences.

The savings potential in our package allows you to spend more time exploring the riches of this region than budgeting for taxes or next month's expenses. 

A JIS teacher show an elementary student how to use a bow on archery class

The connections between faculty, students, parents, and Indonesia leaves a positive imprint on JIS teachers for the rest of their careers. Ask around about JIS, and you will hear stories from our current and former colleagues who will gladly fill you in on the details.

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We're hiring!

We are hiring for several positions from administrators, teachers, teaching and substitute assistants, and support staff.


Why Jakarta?

Jakarta is at the heart of a nation that comprises over 300 ethnic groups with their own languages and cuisines across its more than 17,000 tropical islands. There is no shortage of culture to explore from gamelan music to Batik design and history. Jakarta is only a short way from the best diving in the world, biodiverse jungle treks, and opportunities to see animals, marine life, and birds that can’t be found anywhere else in the world. 

Jakarta is also a popular hub to visit the rest of the region with regular flights to Bali, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul and more. Jakarta is a gateway to exploration within the borders of Indonesia and outside of it. As a member of the JIS community you will have access to advice and tips from hundreds of people about how to best take advantage of this distinct city. 

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Bromo Crater Sunrise, Credit: JIS Teacher David White

Students learning about Wayang shows

Mioskon Reef, Raja Ampat, Credit: Former JIS Teacher Scotty Graham

Saman Dance performance

Orangutan in Kalimantan, Credit: JIS Teacher David White

Pulau Kri, Raja Ampat, Credit: Former JIS Teacher Scotty Graham

Prambanan Temple, Credit: Former JIS Teacher Scotty Graham

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JIS by the Numbers


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Work Close to Home

JIS offers many employment opportunities for Indonesian nationals. From assistant teaching positions to IT and communications to human resources and graphic design, there is a place for every talented individual at our vibrant, multicultural school. We encourage you to explore any available positions below and join our professional community today!

Why Work at JIS?

Ryan Burke

This is the most supportive community of teachers, leaders, students, and parents. If you listen to the stories teachers and students tell, it's easy to see that our values, vision, and mission are embedded in our policies and practices. I think it is really special that these are lived and not just words on the wall. It makes it hard to imagine going anywhere else.

Ryan Burke
Associate Principal for Student Life and Well-being

Lia Chumtong

I love the lush green campus where you really feel connected to nature. I love that I see a holistic approach to teaching and learning in action each day. It's visible and not just words in a mission and vision statement. I love the connections that we have to our host country and that this is a priority for JIS.

Lia Chumtong
Elementary School Teacher

Kerisse Lewis

JIS feels like home! The staff, faculty, parent body and students are very kind and welcoming. Everyone is supportive and truly open minded to the cultures and beliefs of others.

Kerisse Lewis
Elementary School Teacher

Yuichiro Hara

As a graduate of the school and my home for the last twenty years, JIS is the only place where I've felt normal and special at the same time.

Yuichiro Hara
High School English Teacher


JIS has been giving me working experiences that help me grow not just professionally, but it also shape my perspectives towards education, global cultures, and to be the best version of myself. I am not the best but working at JIS with the values given, make me strive to be the best of me by keeping learning from each other; colleagues, students, admins, and parents.

Bahasa Indonesia Teacher

Michael Cali

The administration is extremely supportive when it comes to professional development, they really support teachers who want to continue to grow professionally. It helped me to become a better teacher and I am thankful.

Michael Cali
High School Dance Teacher

Nicola Hennessy

JIS is loaded with adventure both in school and out. You will meet a diverse population of incredible individuals who will inspire you to teach, learn and travel to remote destinations. The world's best hiking, diving and surfing are all a flight or boat ride away!

Nicola Hennessy
EAL Teacher


Job Openings

As our school grows, so do our needs. We have added several new positions for next school year. Join us!