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March 9 - 10, 2024


Fair Organizer: Xiaohang Sumner


This is our late-season job fair which is focused on schools in the greater China region, including mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan. About 1/3 of all the vacancies in the world that are posted on our database are in the greater China region. Because the attending schools are from these fast-growing international education markets, we usually have more job vacancies than candidates attending and those who attend will have a high probability of getting multiple interviews and/or job offers. This fair also provides networking opportunities and is thus an excellent place to do in-depth research and meet the recruiters from the top-quality international schools in these regions.

The Fair is committed to DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds.

The schools recruiting at the Shanghai Fair are not only resource-rich, but also often at the cutting-edge of innovation in international education in the 21st century. These schools are interested in candidates who are not only high in quality, but also open-minded, flexible and enthusiastic about cross-cultural collaboration to enrich teaching and learning. As demand is high, aspiring candidates often find themselves with many career growth opportunities within 1-3 years of working in these fast-growing schools. 


The Fair opens its books for school and candidate registrations a few months before the fair.  As we were full last year and expect the same next year, we ask schools and candidates to register as early as possible to reserve a place. 

Teaching and Leadership Candidates

  • If you are already registered with the Hong Kong office, please email me to request an invitation.
  • If you are not yet registered with Search, please contact me for information on joining Search Associates and attending the Shanghai Fair.
  • If you are registered with another Senior Associate, please contact him/her to request an invitation to the Shanghai Fair.


Xiaohang Sumner and the Shanghai Fair Team

The following schools have participated in the Shanghai Fair in 2020 - 2022. 


China/Hong Kong:

  • American International School, Hong Kong
  • Chinese International School
  • Christian Alliance International School
  • English Schools Foundation
  • Victoria Shanghai Academy
  • The International School of Macao
  • Kaohsiung American School
  • Valor International Scholars 


  • Yoyogi International School
  • GEMS American Academy, Abu Dhabi
Mainland China:
  • Alcanta International College, Guangzhou
  • Avenues: The World School- Shenzhen
  • BASIS Bilingual School Shenzhen
  • BASIS International School Guangzhou
  • BASIS International School Hangzhou
  • BASIS International School Nanjing
  • BASIS International School Park Lane Harbour
  • BASIS International School Shenzhen
  • Beijing Etown Academy
  • Beijing Futurecity Academy
  • Beijing Haidian Kaiwen Academy
  • Beijing Huijia Private School
  • Beijing International Bilingual Academy - Beijing Campus
  • Beijing National Day School
  • Beijing No.80 High School 
  • Beijing Royal School
  • Beijing SMIC Private School
  • BIBS, Kunming Campus
  • Boston International School
  • Bromsgrove School Mission Hills
  • Canadian International School of  Guangzhou
  • Canadian International School of Hefei
  • Changchun American International School 
  • Chaoyang KaiWen Academy
  • China World Academy
  • Dalian American International School
  • Daystar Academy
  • Dehong Chinese International School, Shanghai
  • Dulwich College Beijing
  • Dulwich College Shanghai Puxi
  • EtonHouse International School China
  • EtonHouse International School Suzhou
  • Georgia School - Ningbo
  • Green Oasis School
  • Haileybury International School Tianjin
  • Hangzhou Yungu School
  • HD Beijing School (Hurtwood House China)
  • HD Ningbo School (Hurtwood House China)
  • HD Qingdao Wanda School
  • HD Shanghai School
  • Hongwen School Qingdao Campus
  • ISA Liwan International School
  • ISA Science City International School
  • ISA Tianhe International School
  • Jiaxing Nanhu Alliance (Bilingual) School 
  • Keystone Academy
  • Kinglee High School
  • Malvern College Qingdao
  • Nanjing HT School
  • Nansha College Preparatory Academy
  • New Oriental Academy
  • Ningbo Huamao International School
  • Nord Anglia School Jiaxing
  • Nord Anglia School, Guangzhou, Panyu
  • Nord Anglia School, Shenzhen
  • Overseas Chinese Academy Chiway Suzhou
  • Peking University Experimental School (Jiaxing)
  • Qingdao Amerasia International School
  • Qingdao No. 1 International School of Shandong Province
  • Shanghai Singapore International School
  • Shanghai United International School, Qingpu Campus
  • Shanghai United International School, Shangyin Campus
  • Shanghai United International School, Xiamen Campus
  • Shen Wai International School
  • Shenzhen College of International Education
  • Shenzhen Oasis International School
  • Springboard International Bilingual School
  • Suzhou Singapore International School
  • The Garden International School
  • Tsinghua International School 
  • Tsinghua University High School International
  • Tsinglan School 
  • ULink College Guangzhou 
  • United World College Changshu China 
  • Utahloy International School Guangzhou
  • Utahloy International School Zengcheng
  • Vanke Meisha Academy
  • Vanke School, Pudong
  • Wellington College - Huili School Hangzhou
  • Western International School of Shanghai
  • Wuxi United International School
  • Xi'an Hanova International School
  • Xiamen International School
  • Yew Chung International School of Shanghai
  • Yew Wah International Education School of Shanghai-Lingang
  • YK Pao School, Shanghai
  • YueCheng Courtyard Kindergarten
  • Zhuhai International School


Candidates attending the Shanghai fair in March 2021 have an average of 10.7 years of teaching experience, including an average of 6.7 years of teaching internationally.


There is significant diversity in the candidates attending the Shanghai Fair.

In March 2021, candidates with the following nationalities attended the fair: Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Belarus, Brazil, Canada, China, China/Hong Kong, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, France, Germany, Greece, Honduras, India, Iran, Ireland, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, Tanzania, UK, Ukraine, USA, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zimbabwe.

Did You Know…?

Senior Associate Bill Turner’s international teaching career has taken him to Sudan, Italy, Qatar and the UAE as well as his home country of England. His very first teaching position was in rural Sudan.