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Primary School Teaching Assistants (AICS)

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Amsterdam International Community School (AICS)


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Primary School Teaching Assistants (AICS)

From19-02-2021 LocationAmsterdam HoursFull-time and part-time EducationHBO

Esprit Scholen



Esprit Scholen

Amsterdam International Community School

“Learning is at the heart of everything we do.”

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Primary School Teaching Assistants (TA)

The Amsterdam International Community School (AICS) is a growing International school in Amsterdam.  We are looking for enthusiastic, collaborative, and knowledgeable colleagues to join our team.  Due to the continued growth of our school, we have job opportunities for experienced Primary School Teaching Assistants at one or more of our three primary school campuses. At the AICS we are interested in employing teaching assistants who are keen to become classroom teachers.  For this reason many of our TA’s are fully qualified primary educators or teachers in training, who are learning to become experienced PYP practitioners and who will, in time, move into a classroom teaching role.

Pay scale 4 (min. € 1.715,- max. € 2.434,-) full-time per month, before tax.

Starting date: August 2021

About the Amsterdam International Community School (AICS)
AICS is the only Dutch International Primary and Secondary School in the Netherlands.  We are one of 40 schools worldwide and the only school in the Netherlands that offers the full IB continuum (IB PYP, MYP, DP, and CP).  Together with a number of other national Dutch schools we form the ‘Esprit Group’. 

The AICS is a partly-state-funded community school, which enables us to deliver high-quality education at competitive fees. The AICS is a fully-accredited member of the Council of International Schools (CIS) and offers international education to internationally-mobile students from over 50 different nationalities. 

The AICS currently offers Primary education to students aged 4-11 and Secondary education to students aged 11-19. The main language of instruction for classes is English. The AICS is located in three campuses throughout the city of Amsterdam: AICS Main (Primary and Secondary, over 1100 students), AICS Satellite (Primary only, around 200 students) and AICS South East (Primary and Secondary, over 300 students).

Mission Statement
The AICS facilitates high quality, accessible, community-based international learning for students of all nationalities living in The Netherlands.

You need to be:

       an innovative and creative assistant with an strong understanding of inquiry-based learning, ideally following the PYP;

       able to contribute to a close school community and work as part of a dynamic and hardworking team;

       flexible, resilient, and open to new ideas;

       fluent in spoken and written English;

       an inspirational assistant, who can stimulate students’ learning skills;

       able to cater for students with many different social, emotional, and educational needs, from a variety of different cultural backgrounds and countries.


You need to have:

       a commitment to the school’s mission to provide high-quality community-based international learning in the form of the IB programme;

       at least two years’ or  Teaching Assistant experience - experience in the PYP programme is preferred;

       excellent knowledge and experience of different teaching and educational methodologies;

       an understanding and knowledge of different cultural backgrounds;

       the ability and initiative to help create and implement school policy;

       excellent command of the English language and general communication skills;

       a collaborative mindset and a good sense of humour.


Please submit applications before 10 May 2021 through this website.

The Amsterdam International School is committed to ensure a safe learning environment that supports child protection. The AICS requires a police clearance certificate for the last country of employment as well as a Dutch VOG upon arrival in the country or if you are already a resident in the Netherlands.


Please be informed that we reserve the right to interview candidates before the closing date of the vacancy. All candidates do have equity in the process.



Acquisition regarding this vacancy is not appreciated.


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