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January Global Virtual Fair

January 7 - 18, 2021

WORLDWIDE

Fair Organizers: Nick Kendell, Gez Hayden, Xiaohang Sumner, Harry Deelman

Search Associates January Global Virtual Fair : Our major recruiting opportunity exclusively for educators with international experience in all recognised international curricula.

Search Associates Bangkok-January, London-January and Hong Kong Job Fairs 2021 are combining this year into a single virtual job fair - Search Associates January Global Virtual Fair for internationally experienced educators.

This global fair is exclusively for educators with international school experience gained beyond their home country, in an international school. (Teachers in all fields/grade levels, Leadership, Middle Management including Coordinators, Counselors, Librarians and Athletic Directors).

 

To be clear, only candidates with current, or very recent international school teaching experience (within the last 5 years) outside of their country of origin will be considered eligible to attend this fair.

 

Qualifying educators with experience in any recognised  international curriculum - US, Common Core, IB, British International, Australian et cetera - are welcome to request an invitation.

It takes place over two weekends: January 07 -11 and  January 15 - 18 , 2021. Please note the following:

  • Open to all schools worldwide, offering any curriculum
  • International school-experienced teachers who have taught any major international curriculum may request an invitation.
  • Internationally experienced and aspiring Leadership, Administrator and Coordinator candidates from any region of the world may request an invitation.
  • The January Global Virtual Fair is not appropriate for candidates holding domestic experience only. Domestic-only-experienced candidates should please request invitations to other virtual Search Associates fairs at which schools seek candidates looking for their first international post.
Click here to download the fair schedule (provisional)
Country School
Austria Danube International School Vienna
Austria Vienna International School
Azerbaijan European School of Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan The International School of Azerbaijan
Bahrain American School of Bahrain
Bahrain Bahrain Bayan School
Bangladesh American International School Dhaka
Belgium Antwerp International School vzw
Belgium St John's International School
Bermuda Warwick Academy
Brazil Escola Americana do Rio de Janeiro
Cambodia Canadian International School of Phnom Penh
China American International School of Guangzhou
China Beijing City International School
China Bromsgrove School Mission Hills
China Changchun American International School
China Green Oasis School
China International School of Beijing
China International School of Nanshan Shenzhen
China Shenwai Longgang International School
China Suzhou Singapore International School
China The Affiliated High School of Peking University's Dalton Academy
China United World College Changshu China
China Western International School of Shanghai
China Yew Chung International School of Shanghai
China YK Pao School, Shanghai
China/Hong Kong Chinese International School
China/Hong Kong Hong Kong Academy
China/Hong Kong Hong Kong International School
China/Hong Kong The Independent Schools Foundation Academy
China/Hong Kong Victoria Educational Organisation
Cote d'Ivoire International Community School of Abidjan
Croatia American Int'l School of Zagreb
Denmark Copenhagen International School
Denmark Esbjerg International School
Egypt Cairo American College
Egypt Hayah International Academy, Cairo
Egypt Modern English School Cairo
Ethiopia International Community School of Addis Ababa
Germany Berlin Brandenburg International School
Germany International School of Dusseldorf
Germany International School of Hamburg
Germany International School of Stuttgart e.V.
Germany Munich International School e.V.
Ghana Lincoln Community School, Accra
India Canadian International School, Bangalore
India Dhirubhai Ambani International School
India Oberoi International School
Indonesia Jakarta Intercultural School
Italy American School of Milan
Italy Marymount International School Rome
Italy St. Stephen's School, Rome
Italy The International School in Genoa
Japan Nagoya International School
Japan Osaka International School of Kwansei Gakuin
Japan Saint Maur International School
Japan Yokohama International School
Korea Chadwick International
Korea Seoul International School
Kuwait The American School of Kuwait
Luxembourg International School of Luxembourg
Malawi Bishop Mackenzie International School, Lilongwe
Malaysia International School of Kuala Lumpur
Mali American International School of Bamako
Malta Verdala International School
Mongolia International School of Ulaanbaatar
Myanmar Yangon International School
Netherlands International School of Amsterdam
Norway Skagerak International School
Oman ABA Oman International School
Pakistan Lahore American School
Philippines International School Manila
Saudi Arabia American International School - Riyadh
Saudi Arabia American International School of Jeddah
Saudi Arabia British International School Jeddah
Saudi Arabia International Schools Group - Dhahran British Grammar School
Saudi Arabia International Schools Group - Dhahran Elementary Middle School
Saudi Arabia International Schools Group - Dhahran High School
Saudi Arabia International Schools Group - ISG Jubail
Saudi Arabia International Schools Group - Sara Village School
Senegal International School of Dakar
Serbia International School of Belgrade
Singapore St. Joseph's Institution International School
Singapore Stamford American International School
Spain The American School of Barcelona
Sudan Khartoum International Community School
Switzerland International School Basel
Switzerland International School of Zug and Luzern
Switzerland Leysin American School
Switzerland TASIS The American School in Switzerland, Lugano
Switzerland Zurich International School
Taiwan Kaohsiung American School
Taiwan Taipei American School
Taiwan Taipei European School
Tanzania International School of Tanganyika, Dar-es-Salaam
Thailand NIST International School
Thailand Panyaden International School
Thailand Prem Tinsulanonda International School, Chiang Mai
Thailand Ruamrudee International School, Bangkok
Turkey British International School Istanbul
Turkey ENKA Schools, Istanbul
Turkey MEF International Schools, Istanbul
Uganda International School of Uganda
UK TASIS The American School in England
Ukraine Pechersk School International, Kyiv
United Arab Emirates Dubai American Academy (GEMS)
USA International School of Boston
USA Pine Street School
USA Washington International School, DC
Vietnam European International School
Vietnam Renaissance International School Saigon
Vietnam United Nations International School of Hanoi

Monday 12/28

1:00am
Review, Research and Orientation Window 1 Starts
candidates view online school presentations, review Fair Orientation materials, at your convenience, any time during 28 Dec 2020 to Jan 06 2021 inclusive

Thursday 1/7

1:00am
Interview Sign-up Window 1 starts

• candidates request interviews

• schools respond to candidate interview requests

• schools schedule interviews

1:00am
Search Associates Help Desks Open

• School support team active

• Candidate support team active

Friday 1/8

10:00pm
Interview Sign-up Window 1 ends

Saturday 1/9

1:00am - 10:00pm
Interview Days 1

• Scheduled interview period

• School support team active

• Candidate support team active

Sunday 1/10

1:00am - 10:00pm
Interview Days 2

• Scheduled interview period

• School support team active

• Candidate support team active

Monday 1/11

1:00am - 10:00pm
Interview Days 3

• Scheduled interview period

• School support team active

• Candidate support team active

Friday 1/15

1:00am - 10:00pm
Interview Sign-up Window 2
un-placed candidates request interviews

Saturday 1/16

1:00am - 10:00pm
Interview Days 4

• Scheduled interview period

• School support team active

• Candidate support team active

Sunday 1/17

1:00am - 10:00pm
Interview Days 5

• Scheduled interview period

• School support team active

• Candidate support team active

Monday 1/18

1:00am - 10:00pm
Interview Days 6

• Scheduled interview period

• School support team active

• Candidate support team active

Monday 12/28

1:00am
Review, Research and Orientation Window 1 Starts
schools research candidates, preschedule interviews, review Fair Orientation materials, at your convenience, any time during 28 Dec 2020 to Jan 06 2021 inclusive

Thursday 1/7

1:00am
Interview Sign-up Window 1 starts

• candidates request interviews

• schools respond to candidate interview requests

• schools schedule interviews

1:00am
Search Associates Help Desks Open

• School support team active

• Candidate support team active

Friday 1/8

10:00pm
Interview Sign-up Window 1 ends

Saturday 1/9

1:00am - 10:00pm
Interview Days 1

• Scheduled interview period

• School support team active

• Candidate support team active

Sunday 1/10

1:00am - 10:00pm
Interview Days 2

• Scheduled interview period

• School support team active

• Candidate support team active

Monday 1/11

1:00am - 10:00pm
Interview Days 3

• Scheduled interview period

• School support team active

• Candidate support team active

Tuesday 1/12

1:00am
Review, and Research Window 2 Starts
schools research candidates, preschedule interviews

Friday 1/15

1:00am - 10:00pm
Interview Sign-up Window 2

• un-placed candidates request interviews

• schools respond to further candidate interview requests

• schools schedule interviews

Saturday 1/16

1:00am - 10:00pm
Interview Days 4

• Scheduled interview period

• School support team active

• Candidate support team active

Sunday 1/17

1:00am - 10:00pm
Interview Days 5

• Scheduled interview period

• School support team active

• Candidate support team active

Monday 1/18

1:00am - 10:00pm
Interview Days 6

• Scheduled interview period

• School support team active

• Candidate support team active

The Search Associates January Global Virtual Fair is intended for Search member schools from all regions. Schools offering any major international school curriculum are welcome to attend.

Attending schools will find that candidates at this Fair must have prior international school experience in order to qualify for an invitation. We welcome both teaching and leadership candidates, who are fully activated Search candidates with complete profiles and confidential references. Schools should know candidates are advised that they should be open to opportunities in as wide a range of locations as possible, in order to benefit fully from the Fair. The operating time zone for this fair is Bangkok.

Experience has shown us that for a virtual fair, schools need to deploy a team of recruiters in order to efficiently manage the range of tasks involved - researching, reference-checking, evaluating and interviewing applicants, and due to the need to schedule interactions across different time zones. For this reason, we have introduced a single per school registration fee for this event.

We anticipate this will be an in-demand and competitive Virtual Job Fair. To enable the maximum number of interview opportunities for all particpants, this fair will take place over 2 weekends, with two opportunities for schools to spend time researching potential interviewees, prescheduling interviews to take place on the designated interview days, and two opportunities for candidates to request interviews.

Schools can request invitations to attend the Fair from your dashboard in your Search Associates account, from September 28 2020. In order to ensure the quality of the Virtual Fair experience for registered schools, we will close the fair to new registrations if we believe this is appropriate. We will offer a policy of 'first come, first served' and therefore recommend early registration.

We very much hope to welcome you to our January Global Virtual Fair.

Please email any questions to Senior Associate Harry Deelman, on hdeelman@searchassociates.com

The Search Associates January Virtual Fair 2021 welcomes member schools from all over the world. Attending candidates should therefore be open to opportunities in a wide range of locations, in order to gain the most benefit from attending the event.

Please note that in order to be invited to the Fair, candidates must have prior international school teaching experience gained beyond their home country. However, there is no restriction on curriculum experience - attending schools will be seeking candidates with experience in any of the major international school curricula - US, Common Core, IB PYP, MYP, DP, CP, British international , Australian international, et cetera. Both leadership and teaching candidates are welcome to attend.

This Fair combines the Bangkok-January, London-January and Hong Kong physical fairs into a virtual format, due to pandemic conditions making a physical conference-style job fair currently impractical and unsafe. This is our way of maintaining the flow of international teaching opportunities for our candidates, and of enabling our member schools to continue to interact directly with qualified and experienced educators. The operating time zone for this fair is Bangkok.

Candidates who are fully activated Search Associates members may request an invitation to this fair from their dashboard in their Search account, via their own Senior Associate. Your Search account should be complete with the required configuration of confidential references, résumé/CV and other documents uploaded, and biographical notes. Candidate invitations can be requested from September 25 2020.  The registration fee is US$25 per candidate.  Candidates attending this fair as the first fair within their current membership are exempt from the US$25 fee.  This first fair fee exemption does not apply to candidates who register with the UK Offices (Dominic Currer and Peter Smyth's offices).

As this is a virtual fair, candidates need to be available, with due regard to candidate and school time zones, over the full course of the event. The Fair takes place over 2 weekends - January 7-11 and January 15-18, as we expect this fair to be in-demand and competitive. Candidates will have two opportunities to request interviews: one at the start of each section of the Fair.

As part of the interview sign-up process, candidates will be able to directly request interviews with the attending schools for their open positions, appropriate to their experience and qualifications. We expect that candidates will arrange the tasks of requesting and attending interviews on working days around their normal working schedule. There should be no need to take time away from work. Interviews may possibly be scheduled by schools during the days that follow the published fair dates also.

We look forward to welcoming appropriately qualified and experienced Search Associates candidates to our January Global Virtual Fair.  Please email any questions to Executive Assistant (Gez Hayden Office) Amelia Ren-Hayden on ahayden@searchassociates.com


The organisers of the January Global Virtual Fair are Senior Associates Nick Kendell, Gez Hayden, Xiaohang Sunmer and Harry Deelman.

During the course of the event, live support for schools and for candidates will be provided both by the organising team, and by other Search colleagues, in the aim of covering all relevant time zones as fully as possible. The operating time zone for this fair is Bangkok.

Nearer to the start date of the event, the organising team will provide candidates and schools with full orientation and instructions for the practical implementation of the event. We are of course ready to answer any questions participants may have, prior to and during the event itself. For schools and candidates, a virtual fair requires careful and extensive preparation in order to derive optimum benefit from the experience. The need for managing your time, good communication, keeping on top of scheduled interactions, and making time for research is more accentuated in the context of a virtual fair, than is the case for a traditional physical job fair. Our aim, therefore, is to fully support candidates and schools in achieving those goals through deploying our team of experienced Senior Associates.



Did You Know…?

Director of School Relations David Cope's career has taken him to Europe, Africa, North and Central America, the Middle East, Asia and Australia.