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Teaching jobs in Kyrgyzstan

We provide the best stimulation for young students to develop responsibility, integrity and self-motivation.

SRIS is the best place for merited young talents to develop the stable personalities needed to become esteemed global citizens.

Silk Road International School («SRIS») is an International School in Bishkek, which offers the full Cambridge pathway from Cambridge Primary, Cambridge IGCSE to Cambridge Advanced.

Our VisionOur Mission

Join our teaching team

Shelly Gupta

Shelly Gupta

Director of SRIS

To implement our mission I need to be able to rely on the responsibility and integrity of my staff. To fulfill our vision we need competent and self-motivated teachers that help us provide the best stimulation for young students.
Richard Heider

Richard Heider

Operations and Liaison Officer

We callenge ourselves to provide a better curriculum and learning environment every school year. Social competence and cultural awareness is what we look for in all our hires. We pursue excellence to be a role model to our students.

Currently Open Teaching Positions

We are currently hiring for these vacancies.
Primary Co-teacher / Assistant Teacher

Primary Co-teacher / Assistant Teacher

Open position for a primary co-teacher (6 to 10-year-olds) at Silk Road International School. The position is open for the current academic year. Applications are accepted until the position is filled.

Kyrgyz Language Teacher

Kyrgyz Language Teacher

Open position for a Kyrgyz Language Teacher at Silk Road International School. We update our Kyrgyz and Russian curriculum to use the latest teaching techniques.

The application process

We keep our application process simple, but we may need some time to process your application. Our school is run by a small administration team to keep administrative costs low and focus spending on quality education. 

1

Prepare

Study the job description and explore our website. Consult the FAQs of this page about our requirements.
2

Submit

Follow our application format description. It helps us handling your application and provies you with a faster decision.
3

Interview

Once we reviewed your application we will invite you for in an interview or schedule a video conference, if you live abroad. When we receive many qualified applications, unfortunatly even qualified applicants may not be considered for an interview.

4

Get Hired

After the interviews, we offer the position to the selected candidate and sort out all the contract details.

Simple

Application Format

Good E-Mail Subject line

In the E-Mail Subject: A reference to the position, for which you are applying for.

We receive many applications. To effectivly handle these emails and reduce your wait time, the subject line is very important to us.

Please state both the position and your name in the subject line.

Here are a few examples:

  • Application for English IGCSE teacher – John Smith
  • PE Teacher – Sam Agile – School Year 2022/2022

Cover Letter

send by email to employment@sris.edu.kg

Important: Never send empty email, with just a CV as attachment. These emails are often filtered out by spam filters. It also makes handling your application harder.

Your email should contain … :

  • A highlight of your relevant skills
  • The date of your availability.
  • Highlight experiences from your CV relevant to the postion
  • Skip the “I’m so glad introduction …”
    • We know you are interested, otherwise you would not apply.
  • If not in your CV: clarify which languages you speak at what level.

Additional to your CV summary, please give us some context about you and your application.

  • Where are you currently located?
    • If you are currently in Bishkek and available for an offline interview, please mention so.
  • Are you familiar with Kyrgyzstan or Central Asia?
    • Relevant for international hires.
  • Do you speak Russian or Kyrgyz?
    • This should be visible in your CV or explicitly mentioned in the email.

Curriculum Vitae (CV) • Résumé

Your CV in English (preferred) or Russian

Optimally your CV is provided as an attached PDF document.

Language proficiency levels

Language proficiency levels are described using CEFR

We are measuring language proficiency with CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages also used by Cambridge English Qualifications.

  • A1: Basic user > Breakthrough or beginner
  • A2: Basic user > Waystage or elementary
  • B1: Independent user > Threshold or intermediate
  • B2: Independent user > Vantage or upper intermediate
  • C1: Proficient user > Effective operational proficiency or advanced
  • C2: Proficient user > Mastery or proficiency

Reference contacts or recommendation letters

At least one reference contact or recommendation letter of previous teaching position.

The preferred attachment format is PDF.

Portfolio (optional)

send by email to employment@sris.edu.kg

If you have a portfolio website, Youtube Channel, or a portfolio PDF please attach it to the email or provide a link. This is optional and not an application requirement.

vCard (optional)

send by email to employment@sris.edu.kg

A vcard attachment allows us to add your contact quickly and speeds up procession time. If you have one, please provide it. This attachment is optional. You can use vCard Maker or other websites to create a vCard file.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Where do you advertise vacant teaching positions at SRIS?

We advertise our open positions on this vacancy page and on employment.kg.

Do you process prospective applications?

At SRIS we accept and process speculative applications. Please study our published teaching job descriptions before applying and mention which positions you are interested in.

Good E-Mail Subject line

In the E-Mail Subject: A reference to the position, for which you are applying for.

We receive many applications. To effectivly handle these emails and reduce your wait time, the subject line is very important to us.

Please state both the position and your name in the subject line.

Here are a few examples:

  • Application for English IGCSE teacher – John Smith
  • PE Teacher – Sam Agile – School Year 2022/2022

Providing International Education in Bishkek for over 22 Years

22

Closed Positions

These posted positions are already filled for the running academic year and no longer open.

Positions may open for the academic year 2022/2023, which starts end of August 2022. We will start processing applications for the next school year in April 2022.

ICT Teacher (Computer Science)

ICT Teacher (Computer Science)

Open position for an Information and Communication Technologies teacher at Silk Road International School. We need a self-motivated computer science teacher to educate students from primary to high school in the use of computers, applications and ICT working techniques.

Librarian for SRIS school library

Librarian for SRIS school library

Open position for a Librarian at Silk Road International School for the school year 2020/2021. We need a self-motivated Librarian to maintain the SRIS school library. As a librarian, you will perform a range of duties such as cataloging library resources and maintaining library records.