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THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN ISZL!

We encourage you to take advantage of the exciting opportunities for personal and professional development at ISZL. For our Faculty and Staff, we seek professionals who are:

  • Motivated by our mission statement.
  • Truly care about the academic and personal development of our students.
  • Believe in the need for continued professional development.
  • Practice working with parents as partners.
  • Possess the personal values that are aligned with our values and those of the International Baccalaureate.
  • From a varied range of backgrounds so as to appropriately reflect the demographics of a diverse parent and student community.

Available Positions

Current Openings

Custodian/New Building (30%) Temporary Position

  • Zug Campus
  • Start date: October 2018 - June 2019
  • Job Details

Middle School Principal (100%)


High School Learning Support (100%)


Part-Time Maternity Cover Mathematics Teacher, (60-80 percent, January 2019)


Full-time Physical Education and IB Sports Science Teacher (October 22-January 31 2019)


COLLEGE COUNSELLOR (100%)


PRIMARY SCHOOL GERMAN TEACHER - FULL-TIME, 4 MONTHS MATERNITY COVER (JANUARY 2019 – MAY 2019)


IT Network and Systems Manager (100%)


First Language (Mother Tongue) Teachers Part time (after school, 1 lesson per week) for the following languages:

Brazilian Portuguese
Portuguese
Afrikaans
Arabic
Hungarian
Ukrainian
Japanese
Hebrew


Substitute Teachers

ISZL regularly seeks to contract substitute teachers to work in the Primary, Middle, and High School divisions. If you are a qualified/certified teacher and are interested in working as a substitute, then please email your letter of interest, CV, and qualification to employment@iszl.ch with "Substitute Teacher" as the subject of the email.


How to apply

Interested candidates, please apply via email. We ask that you please:

  • Attach only one PDF file, which contains your letter of interest, CV/resume and professional references
  • Name your PDF file as follows: LastName.FirstName
  • Write the position your applying for at this time in the subject line (e.g. Middle School Science Teacher)
  • Send your completed email to employment@iszl.ch

Apprenticeships

The International School of Zug and Luzern is proud to support the training of Swiss apprentices who are participating in the following apprenticeship programmes:

  • Commercial Employee Apprenticeship
  • Media Information Apprenticeship
  • Facility Management Apprenticeship

The training of the Commercial Employee and the Media Information apprentices is being overseen by an internal training supervisor in cooperation with bildxzug. The Facility Management Apprentice is being trained internally, in accordance with ISZL’s approved status as a “Lehrbetrieb.”

ISZL's participation in these apprenticeship programmes reflect our on-going commitment to supporting both local and international young people on their chosen career path and to foster closer ties with our local and international business communities.

During their time with us, the interns will gain an interesting behind the scenes view of an international school, will be engaged in a variety of work experiences and get to understand the versatility of the company and the job.

Why work at ISZL?

Our Story

The International School of Zug and Luzern (ISZL) is a highly regarded independent co-educational, non-profit day school serving the international community of Central Switzerland. Our student body is made up of over 1,200 students from over 50 different nationalities, ages 3 to 18 years across two campuses.

ISZL promotes a climate of respect where dedicated teachers encourage our students to develop a positive attitude, self confidence and life-long love of learning.

Learn more about ISZL's Story and Curriculum.

ISZL Magazine 2017-18

The ISZL Magazine is the annual journal of the International School of Zug and Luzern. It is a fresh approach to telling the stories of the ISZL community and brings you closer to the people, places and experiences that make our community so special.

ISZL Annual Community Report 2017-18

The ISZL Community Report highlights the accomplishments of the school over the academic year and presents updates on school successes, fundraising initiatives and financial health of the organisation.

ISZL Magazine 2016-17

The ISZL Magazine is the annual journal of the International School of Zug and Luzern. It is a fresh approach to telling the stories of the ISZL community and brings you closer to the people, places and experiences that make our community so special.

Living in Zug and Luzern

ISZL is located in the canton of Zug - a vibrant international community, known for its dynamic business environment and excellent quality of life.

Situated in the heart of Switzerland, you will be surrounded by breath-taking landscapes dotted with rolling hills and glistening lakes. This area offers countless cultural and leisure opportunities with the nearby cities of Zurich and Luzern adding further possibilities.


Learn more about our Facilities and Region.

Professional Development Opportunities

We believe in lifelong learning. ISZL encourages and supports professional development that enhances lifelong learning for all faculty and staff. Professional development for faculty members is extensive and takes place on-site and around the world through:

  • Self-directed Learning
  • Professional Learning Communities (PLC)
  • Professional Learning Networks
  • Internal and External Coaches
  • Conferences, workshop, courses, institutes
  • Site visits of other schools

Wellbeing

At ISZL we strive to be a healthy, happy and harmonious community in every way. In a dynamic and thriving school community the demands of school life can impact staff in unexpected ways. Caring for ourselves and each other is a shared responsibility between individuals and the school. We aim to provide and encourage a healthy lifestyle for our staff that fosters a positive sense of wellbeing.

The school is a connected community where positive relationships are central to the mission of the school. Practices that establish and nurture relationships between staff, students and parents are embedded in school life. There is a culture of mutual respect that supports our global community learn and live together in harmony.

Effective HR processes ensure new staff transition successfully to life in Switzerland and into the ISZL community. All members of staff work in collaborative teams and this structure provides collegiality and friendship. Regular meetings and events for staff offer opportunities to have professional dialogue, to socialise and to connect with others.

Personal growth and professional development is well supported in the school through a variety of internal and external events.

As a school, we are aware of work place stressors and seek to minimize the impact of these through informed decision making and putting in place supportive resources and structures to benefit staff. Staff ski weekends at our chalet in Wengen, an onsite school nursery for babies of faculty members and free yoga classes are just a few of our staff wellbeing initiatives.

Our environmental surroundings are outstanding. Vistas over the lakes and Alps, fresh clean air, thousands of kilometers for ski, bike and hiking trails are all on our door step and are a great way to clear the mind and refresh the spirit after work.

Our positive staff retention rates demonstrate that working at ISZL is a professionally rewarding and personally satisfying life experience!

Our Faculty and Staff

As one of the largest employers in the canton of Zug, we are proud to retain our close-knit community, despite our size. With employees from almost 40 countries, we are truly international in every sense and have a vast array of world experiences to share.

Learn more about our Faculty and Staff.

Our Campuses

Zug Campus

Riverside Campus

Chalet Bergheim

ISZL has two campuses and an Outdoor Education Centre in Wengen. All campuses feature modern classrooms and facilities, libraries, fully-equipped outdoor areas and playgrounds, and dining areas. Learn more in our campuses section.

LIVING IN SWITZERLAND

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SWitzerland

Renowned for its beauty and efficiency, Switzerland consists of 26 cantons, with the city of Bern acting as the seat of the federal authorities. Switzerland boarders five countries, Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east, and recognises four official languages, French, Italian, German and Romansch. Considered one of the most developed countries in the world, Switzerland ranks at, or near to the top of,several global surveys relating to the quality of life.

The cantons of Central Switzerland, including Zug, Luzern and Zürich are located in the very heart of Switzerland and offer an exceptionally high quality of living. Surrounding by mountains and punctuated with beautiful alpine lakes, the region offers easy access to some of the world’s most glorious natural environments and an almost limitless array of associated activities and pastimes. German is the official language of Central Switzerland, with English being widely spoken.

Zug

The canton of Zug comprises 11 different villages or ‘Gemeinden’ with the historic town of Zug being the largest Gemeinde with just under 30’000 inhabitants. Nestled between the cantons of Zurich and Luzern, Zug is a very international canton and home to many large international corporations. This beautiful town is situated on the shores of lake Zug and it offers a wonderful variety of cultural and recreational pastimes, including a very good selection of shops, restaurants, cinemas, theatres and sporting arenas. With easy access to some of the Europe’s top alpine resorts and the major cities of Zurich and Luzern at its fingertips, the canton provides an ideal base for many of our families. Both ISZL school campuses are situated in the canton and benefit from the beauty and amenities of this wonderful environment.

Luzern

The canton of Luzern comprises of 83 gemeinden, with the city of Luzern being the largest gemeinde with 81’500 inhabitants. Luzern is a gem of a city, and one of Switzerland’s top tourist hotspots, due to its picture-perfect lakeside setting, historical old town and surrounding alpine scenery. Luzern hosts a number of large cultural events throughout the year, making very good use of its world-famous Culture and Congress Centre (KKL).

Zürich

The canton of Zürich comprises of 166 different ‘gemeinden’ with the city of Zürich being the largest gemeinde with just over 400’000 inhabitants. Zürich is considered Switzerland’s major financial hub and offers all the amenities one would associate with a larger city – culture, great restaurants, excellent shopping and lots of entertainment possibilities.


How we connect with our region

active in our local communities

We actively embrace every opportunity to connect our students to the diversity of their environment, through the development of authentic, age-appropriate, sustainable partnerships with our local communities. Here are a few examples of how our students make that connection:

  • Volunteering as child mentors as part of the Munterwegs project and at local senior care centres
  • Acting as Pen Pals to students attending local schools as well as hosting students at ISZL
  • Participating in local events such as the Singing Christmas Tree in Zürich as well as Fasnacht in Baar and Luzern
  • Choir performances at local hospitals and senior care centres
  • Hosting a Winter Fest for local asylum seekers
  • Participating in sports tournaments with neighbour schools
  • Raising funds for the local charity, Kids of Africa
  • Attending open sessions at the Zug Parliament, to understand the workings of our local democracy.
  • Working in partnership with local towns and villages to offer bus services for students attending local schools.

SWISS APprentices

The International School of Zug and Luzern is proud to support the training of Swiss apprentices who are participating in the following apprenticeship programmes:

  • Commercial Employee Apprenticeship
  • Media Information Apprenticeship
  • Facility Management Apprenticeship

The training of the Commercial Employee and the Media Information apprentices is being overseen by an internal training supervisor in cooperation with bildxzug. The Facility Management Apprentice are being trained internally, in accordance with ISZL’s approved status as a “Lehrbetrieb.”

ISZL's participation in these apprenticeship programmes reflect our on-going commitment to supporting both local and international young people on their chosen career path and to foster closer ties with our local and international business community.

ISZL's facilities

Zug Campus

The Zug Campus is located in an idyllic rural setting on the outskirts of Baar and hosts Early Years, the Primary School and the Middle School. The main building, the Wettinger, was constructed in the 17th century and is surrounded by modern buildings.

Size: 800 Students
Ages: 3 - 14
Grades: Early Years - Grade 8

GO TO ZUG CAMPUS

Riverside Campus

The Riverside Campus is located in Hünenberg and hosts the ISZL High School. This modern campus has two principal facilities – the main building with over 20 classrooms, state-of-the-art science labs, library, art atelier and music rooms and the triple gym.

Size: 400 Students
Ages: 14 - 18
Grades: 9 - 12

GO TO RIVERSIDE CAMPUS

ISZL Outdoor Education Centre

Chalet Bergheim is home to the school’s Outdoor Education Centre, a beautiful purpose-built wood chalet located in the famous mountain village of Wengen, in the heart of the Berner Oberland. Chalet Bergheim offers our students endless opportunities for class trips, winter sports, exploration and outdoor learning.


GO TO CHALET BERGHEIM

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