Inter-American School

Job Opportunities

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 2024-2025 school year (August 2024 - May 2025):

Elementary (Pre-Kindergarten to 5th Grade)

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher – position filled

Kindergarten Teacher – position filled

First Grade Teacher – position filled

Second Grade Teacher – position filled

Third Grade Teacher – position filled

Fourth Grade Teacher – position filled

Fifth Grade Teacher – position filled

Middle School (6th to 8th Grade)

English Teacher – position filled

Science Teacher – accepting applications

History Teacher – position filled

Bible Teacher – accepting applications

Math Teacher – position filled

High School (9th to 12th Grade)

English Teacher – position filled

Science Teacher – accepting applications

History Teacher – position filled

Bible Teacher – position filled

Math Teacher – position filled


Spanish Teacher (Elementary) – position filled

Spanish Teacher (Secondary) – accepting applications

PE Teacher – accepting applications

Art Teacher – position filled

Computer Teacher – position filled

Librarian – position filled

2 Teacher Aid/Sub – positions filled


Director – position filled

School Principal – accepting applications

Assistant School Principal – accepting applications

Counselor – position filled

Chaplain – position filled
School Nurse – position filled

Technical Director – position filled

Business Manager – position filled

2 Business Office Assistants – accepting applications

Secretary – position filled

(Last updated on June 10, 2024)


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