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March Global Virtual Fair

March 17 - 22, 2021


Fair Organizers: Peter Smyth, Dominic Currer


Search Associates London-March fair will now be a virtual only event. It is traditionally the largest of the late-season job fairs, attracting a very wide range of schools and candidates.

The London, March fair has now gone virtual! Schools and candidates who are active members are welcome to request an invitation directly through their dashboards. This will be an exciting event, offering many opportunities for job seekers and school recruiters, and will span across all time zones! No travel necessary. The fair is organised by the Search Associates UK and Ireland team, though due to the event being virtual this year, candidates registered with any Associate and from anywhere in the world are equally welcome to request an invitation to register for a place.

The fair attracts a wide variety of schools from all regions of the world, including British, American and IB schools, as well as strong and highly qualified educators. Schools and candidates must be active Search Associates members in order to attend.

Candidates interested in attending should first review the criteria below to see if this fair is the right fit. If not, please browse our fair page or reach out to your Associate for guidance:

  • Most suitable for experienced educators with 2 or more years’ FT experience
  • Candidates with teaching certification/license preferred but not mandatory
  • All grade levels, specialist fields and curriculum experience welcome
  • Appropriate for all educators including leadership candidates
  • Open to both experienced international and domestic educators

More information will become available in the coming weeks, including a detailed schedule of events, so please visit our fair page again. Stay tuned...

Due to the high interest and number of candidates now attending, please note that the March fair is now closed for registrations. 



The Search Associates March 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 may have either prior international school teaching experience gained beyond their home country or domestic experience only. 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.

The operating time zone for this fair is London.

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. 

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 the weekend of march 19-21, and as it takes place later in this extraordinary year we expect it to be in-demand and competitive.

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 March, Global Virtual Fair.  Please email any questions to Executive Assistant (Dominic Currer Office) Rebecca Steadman on rsteadman@searchassociates.com

The organisers of the March Global Virtual Fair are Senior Associates Dominic Currer and Peter Smyth.

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 London.

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 critical 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.

The Search Associates March 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 will have either prior international school experience or domestic experience only. 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 London.

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 January 8, 2021. 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 March Global Virtual Fair.

Please email any questions to Senior Associate Dominic Currer on dcurrer@searchassociates.com

Did You Know…?

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