Recruiting Agencies

School Media specialists are usually hired via agencies that hold job fairs in the winter/spring of each year.

AASSA:  Association of American Schools in South America

If you are interested in going to South America you might want to consider applying with AASSA and attending their annual recruitment fair.

Association of Christian Schools International

Founded in 1978 as a nonprofit education association, ACSI currently has 5,000 member schools in 115 countries. For a fee, you can receive its monthly newsletter, which lists staff openings, and you may also search online for available positions.

Department of Defense

This site offers information on all the schools operated by the U.S. Department of Defense. For information concerning its overseas schools, click on "DoDDS Europe" or "DoDDS Pacific."

International Schools Services (ISS)

International Schools Services is one of the largest and oldest international teacher employment agencies. Its site includes a directory of more than 200 schools, a question-and-answer section about overseas teaching, and information on attending its recruitment fairs. Also included are articles on the types of students who attend international schools.

International Supply Teachers

IST recruits teachers and specialists for short-term vacancies in international schools.

School Spring

School Spring, a site for US teacher recruitment, offers a growing section with international jobs. To search, choose 'international' in the Select a Location box.

Search Associates

Search Associates is a U.S. based recruiting agency that sponsors several fairs. It claims to place more than 700 educators a year, as well as interns. The site also includes teacher-selection criteria, which is quite helpful in learning what qualities international schools are looking for.

University of Northern Iowa

UNI is one of the oldest recruiting agencies. Along with information about its services, this site contains an informative "Introduction to Overseas Teaching" section. UNI does not charge placement fees to candidates or recruiting schools.