Careers at ASV

American School of Valencia (ASV) recruits teachers and staff through direct application. Below is a summary of the qualifications of a successful candidate and the responsibilities of any teaching or staff position. Vacancies will be always posted on this section of the ASV website as well as on the ASV profile page on The International Educator (accessible only to registered users). In addition, vacancies will also will be posted on the ASV LinkedIn page.

Essential qualifications and experiences

The following is a brief list of qualities the successful ASV candidate would possess:

  • A bachelor’s degree in subject area or a related educational field.
  • A minimum of two years’ full-time teaching experience in a school setting.
  • Knowledge of the American curriculum, educational philosophy and teaching methods.
  • Recent professional development and knowledge of best practice in education.
  • Excellent computer skills and experience with the integration of technology into the curriculum.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Outstanding collaborative skills and a desire to work in a team-focused environment.
  • Native or bilingual speaker of English.

Desirable qualifications

  • An advanced degree in subject area or a related educational field.
  • Knowledge and understanding of international teaching experience.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Spanish history and culture.
  • Experience teaching International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (for high school applicants).

Major Responsibilities

  • Prepare courses and plan curriculum with other members of the department/team and liaise with other departments/grade levels as appropriate.
  • Exhibit knowledge of current trends, pedagogy, research and topics of importance in the teaching of subject area or grade level.
  • Monitor and evaluate students’ progress, prepare for parent conferences, grade assessments and complete report cards, etc.
  • Take responsibility for the safety and well-being of all students, while delivering an engaging and challenging syllabus.
  • Perform any other duties within the scope, spirit and purpose of the job, as requested by the school.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Professional Development (combination of on-site, international conferences and visiting consultants)
  • Spanish or English Language Development Program
  • Work Visa Expense Reimbursement
  • Relocation Travel Stipend
  • Additional Baggage Allowance
  • Housing Location Assistance
  • Healthcare (through Spanish national healthcare system or private healthcare at a minimal cost)

Detailed information regarding compensation and benefits are provided during the interview process for each individual candidate.

Application Process

American School of Valencia accepts resumes on a year-round basis. Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume as an attachment to the Director, Mr. Michael L. Smith, at careers@asvalencia.org. Please indicate for which position you are applying in your cover letter and email.

Child Protection Statement

American School of Valencia is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and all applicants must be willing to undergo the appropriate background and reference checks to work with students at our school.

Full-time Positions for 2020-2021

(announcement updated on Fevruary 16, 2020)

The American School of Valencia is seeking teachers to cover the following positions during the 2020-2021 academic year:

  • Middle School-High Math Teacher (description and expectations available here)
  • Middle School-High School English Teacher (description and expectations available here)
  • Middle School-High School-IB Art Teacher
  • Middle School-High School Social Studies and Economics Teacher
  • Preschool and Elementary Learning Support Specialist (Kinder-Grade 5).
  • Middle School and High School Learning Support Specialist (description and expectations available here).

All qualified candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree and relevant teaching experience. They also must be native English speakers or do have the C1 language certificate.

Please feel free to send a cover letter, CV and references to careers@asvalencia.org.

Summer Program 2020

(announcement posted on February 10, 2020)

American School of Valencia is seeking qualified Preschool and Elementary teachers, Physical Education teachers, and Teaching Assistants for the ASV Summer Program in July 2020.

Desirable qualifications and experiences for applicants for all positions:

  • A university degree in Education.
  • A minimum of two years’ teaching experience in a school setting.
  • Outstanding collaborative skills and a desire to work in a team-focused environment.
  • Native or bilingual speaker of English.
  • Currently living in Spain or EU nationality.

Major Responsibilities for Teachers:

  • Prepare courses and plan curriculum with other members of the teaching team.
  • Monitor and evaluate students’ progress and complete report cards, elaborate class presentation for parents visit day, prepare for excursions, etc.

Major Responsibilities for all applicants:

  • Take responsibility for the safety and well-being of all students, while delivering engaging and challenging lessons.
  • Perform any other duties within the scope, spirit and purpose of the position, as requested by the school.

Detailed information regarding compensation and benefits are provided during the interview process for each individual candidate.

Application Process

Qualified applicants may submit a cover letter and CV with two letters of recommendation to summerprogram@asvalencia.org.

Please indicate which position you are applying to in your cover letter and email.

Substitute and Part-time Teachers

(announcement updated on July 9, 2019)

The American School of Valencia is seeking temporary substitute and part-time teachers and support staff to collaborate with our world-class team of educators. All Qualified candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree, relevant teaching experience and must be European Union citizens or hold a valid work permit in Spain.

Candidates must be native English speakers or do have the C1 language certificate.

Please feel free to send a cover letter, CV and references to careers@asvalencia.org and the school will contact suitable candidates to serve in our substitution pool.