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Latin America Virtual Fair
November 20 - 21, 2021
Fair Organizers: Jennifer Imholt, Robert Imholt
Search Associates Latin America Job fair will be a virtual fair this November. This region specific event is exclusively for qualified educators with a passion and interest in working in the region of Latin America. It is designed to help meet the recruiting needs of schools in North and South America, Central America and the Caribbean.
Due to the far-reaching impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on air travel and border restrictions, we have moved our fair to VIRTUAL platform which we hope will provide a practical, safe, friendly and cost-effective way for both recruiters and candidates to meet and interview for positions in the region.
The event takes place on November 20 to November 21. Please note the following:
- Open to Search schools from around Latin America offering any curriculum.
- Domestic and International school-experienced teachers who have taught any major international curriculum may request an invitation.
- Only candidates strongly interested in working in Latin America should request invitations to our November Latin America Virtual Fair.
- Candidates must have an active Search profile to request an invitation.
The Latin America Virtual Fair is for an invited list of quality international schools from the Americas. Around 200+ candidates and close to 40 schools are expected. This fair has a Latin American flavor, for candidates with a passion for working in this colorful and exciting part of the world.
This is a regional fair, open to all Search Associates member schools recruiting from around Latin America: Central and South America, as well as the Caribbean.
Search Associates-registered candidates of all nationalities, with domestic and/or international teaching experience in all subjects, curriculums and specialist fields are welcome to request an invitation to attend the Latin America Virtual Fair. Most importantly, candidates must have a strong desire to work in this region!
Interested recruiters/schools may request an invitation from your school dashboard or contact Jennifer Imholt. Invitations for candidates will be issued from September 1, 2021.
Interested candidates must be registered with a branch of Search Associates if they wish to attend the Latin America Virtual Fair.
- Candidates who are already registered with Search Associates should notify their Search sponsor of their interest in this fair and request an invitation.
- Candidates who have been registered with Search Associates in the past should re-register with the same associate and request an invitation to this fair.
- Candidates who are new to Search and wish to attend the Latin America Fair: Please look first at the region in which you live and register with the associate responsible for the region; If you are international (living outside of the US, UK, Canada, Australia/New Zealand), you may register with Jennifer Imholt.
An early request to your sponsoring associate for a candidate place is important - best before October. All candidates need to be free to attend the candidate orientation, the interview sign-up session, and the following days for possible interviews.
The Search Associates November Latin America Virtual Fair is intended for Search member schools from around the Latin America region. Schools offering any major international school curriculum are welcome to attend.
Attending schools will find that candidates at this Fair may have either domestic or prior international school experience in order to qualify for an invitation. We welcome teaching 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 from around North and South America, Central America and the Caribbean, in order to benefit fully from the Fair. Most importantly, candidates must have a strong desire to work in the region.
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.
Schools can request invitations to attend the Fair from your dashboard in your Search Associates account, from August 16, 2020. We very much hope to welcome you to our November Latin America Virtual Fair.
The Search Associates November Latin America Virtual Fair 2020 welcomes member schools from around the Latin America region.
Attending candidates should therefore have a strong interest in working in this region, and be open to opportunities in a wide range of locations from around North and South America, Central America and the Caribbean, in order to benefit fully from the Fair in order to gain the most benefit from attending the event.
Candidates may have domestic or prior international school teaching experience. There is no restriction on curriculum experience - attending schools will be seeking candidates with experience in any of the major international school curricula.
This Fair, previously held in Panama City, has moved to 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.
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, resume/CV and other documents uploaded, and biographical notes. Candidate invitations can be requested from August 16, 2020. The registration fee is US $25 per candidate (non-refundable). 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. Interviews may possibly be scheduled by schools during the days that follow the published fair dates also.
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 look forward to welcoming Search Associates candidates with a strong desire to work in Latin America to our November Latin America Virtual Fair!
Note: Candidates who are new to Search and wish to attend the Latin America Fair: Please look first at the region in which you live and register with the associate responsible for the region; If you are international (living outside of the US, UK, Canada, Australia/New Zealand), you may register with Jennifer Imholt.
The organizers of the November Latin America Virtual Fair are Senior Associates Jennifer and Robert (Bob) Imholt.
During the course of the event, live support for schools and for candidates will be provided both by the organizing team, and by other Search colleagues, in the aim of covering all relevant time zones as fully as possible.
Nearer to the start date of the event, the organizing 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.