Teaching at TAISM

Be a part of something extraordinary in education.

Combine excellence in education with outstanding co-curricular student activities in a country steeped in culture and natural beauty. Our state-of-the-art campus is situated between the foot of the majestic Hajar Mountains and the sandy beaches of the magnificent blue waters of the Gulf of Oman.

Sponsored by the U.S. Embassy, TAISM boasts an enrollment of over 607 in Early Childhood through Grade 12, representing over 60 nationalities. TAISM employs 82 teachers. Teacher assistants support the pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, science and swimming programs. The majority of teachers come from the United States. The school also employs international teachers with training in North American educational methodologies. Our teachers earn a tax-free, competitive salary while teaching an American standards-based curriculum in a co-educational, college-preparatory private school setting.

If you have a minimum of two years of teaching experience and are a certified teacher, check TAISM’s current openings to discover what could be the next step in your teaching career!

What to Expect

At TAISM we take pride in administering a fair and equitable recruitment and selection process for all candidates. Our approach includes careful review of qualifications, experience and teaching credentials. We also request confidential references from all candidates who advance in the process.

We work on the premise that information-gathering on the parts of both the school and the candidate makes for informed decision-making on both behalves - and ultimately results in the best hire and the optimum outcome for all concerned. Selected candidates will be contacted for a position-specific interview, which will be conducted by our professional staff and administration - either by Skype or in person (depending on where you are in the world!). Subsequent interviews will follow with key members of our administration team.

If selected for a position, an offer of employment will be presented, along with a request for permission to conduct a background check, coincident with reference checking. 

Our Overseas Recruitment Specialists will keep you apprised of timelines as you move through the selection process, and keep you informed of outcomes.  

For new hires, we suggest having a look at our New Staff Handbook for a comprehensive overview of what to expect as a new staff member at TAISM. Here you can also read about TAISM’S professional code of conduct and Child Protection Policy.

What your package at TAISM could include:
  • Initial two-year contract for overseas hired professional staff, and single-year contract thereafter
  • Furnished housing
  • Utilities paid, including high-speed internet
  • Round-trip transportation annually for staff member and dependents
  • Savings and retirement plan
  • Health, dental, life, long-term disability, and evacuation insurance
  • Shipping allowance for staff member and dependents
  • Settling-in allowance
  • Re-signing bonus after 3rd year of service
  • Professional development funding
  • Laptop computer for use throughout employment

Find out why it’s the best-kept secret in international teaching
It takes a special kind of person to be an educator in the overseas teaching market. It’s not just about educational credentials and experience qualifications. Our most successful teachers possess energetic and adventurous spirits. They are confident, flexible, and innovative. They create the best possible learning environment for their students, utilizing a dynamic American and international curriculum. Here are some points to think about when considering the choice of teaching in Oman…

A school you would choose for your own children
Combine excellence in education for students in Early Childhood to Grade 12 with outstanding co-curricular programs. Enjoy teaching an American curriculum in an English-medium, co-educational, college preparatory school setting.

A circle of friends you will have as a support system
Join an exceptional team of educators. Inspired and enthusiastic teachers of Kindergarten to Grade 12 – primarily American and Canadian - come to us from all over the world, and bring an international strength to our faculty. You’ll establish a lifelong network of colleagues and friends.

An international student body that will enrich your life
Teach (and learn!) in a school where the students represent more than 60 nationalities. Step beyond your borders and embrace the experience of teaching an ethnically diverse student body!

Small class sizes that will nurture true connections
Imagine the personal and professional satisfaction as you apply your creative teaching expertise in an intimate class setting. The typical class size at TAISM does not exceed 20 students.

Opportunities that will expand and challenge professional growth
Think Professional Development on a worldwide scale. Seminars, conferences, and workshops are offered regionally and globally from London to Bangkok. Connect with your peers – those like you – who want to sharpen their skills and share a commitment to excel. Participate in workshops, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification, Conferences, and Masters/Graduate courses – all aligned with your professional development goals - with help from potential funding from TAISM.

Teachers Teaching Teachers
A grass-root program developed by TAISM staff, this opportunity celebrates the specialized skills and talents among us and feeds into lifelong learning and community building. Two sessions per year of free classes are designed and taught by TAISM staff for TAISM staff. Groups meet for several weeks over a wide range of topics, such as: yoga, financial planning, music, cooking, ultimate frisbee, dance, book clubs, knitting, hiking, and a community theater performance. See for yourself how participation in TAISM’s TTT is a fun way to foster meaningful connections with your colleagues.

Cultural experiences and travel options that are accessible on a weekend or an extended holiday
Embrace a new culture. Not only will you experience the wonders of life in Oman, but you can travel to places you’ve only read about. From Oman, you have easy access to many parts of the world that were just plain unaffordable from home.