Schule Schloss Salem as an Employer

Working, Teaching and Living in a Holiday Region.

Schule Schloss Salem has a long tradition. Founded in 1920 it now employs over 250 staff members, half of whom are teachers; the other half employed in the areas of housekeeping, technical services and administration. As a state-recognised grammar school for grades 5 - 12, we offer places for up to 600 boarding students wishing to study for either the Abitur or International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma.

With its attractive location in the four-country district of Lake Constance, as well as its internationality, Salem is a uniquely attractive place of work for all those committed to their work and who enjoy being involved with young people. 
Since Salem as a business is identical with Salem as a boarding school, there are numerous points of contact between the educational and the service and administration sections. Staff members  housekeeping, technical services and administration also contribute their personal skills and abilities to the pedagogical mission of the school - whether, for example, in the cooking or joinery guilds, the students' emergency services activities or during Outward Bound excursions.


Our vacancies:
Qualified and experienced IB Theater Arts Teacher for 1. September 2021

We are currently looking for an energetic, qualified and experienced Theater Arts Teacher. In addition to teaching the IB Theater Arts academic curriculum, you will also run weekly Theatre Workshops and our Theater Service group, with a view to staging a wide range of performances throughout the academic year.

We expect you to:

  • have a relevant, recognized teaching qualification for teaching in grades 8-12,
  • have experience of teaching in the IB MYP / Diploma Programme or in a comparable international education system,
  • have experience of offering theatre workshops / training to young people,
  • have technical experience and know-how with regard to lighting, soundboards etc.,
  • be able to teach lessons competently in English, and (ideally) also be able to teach in German,
  • enjoy collaborating and working with staff from different departments, e.g. Music, Art, Housekeeping, Caretaking, etc.,
  • have experience of tutoring/mentoring young people, possibly with experience of boarding duties, and
  • enjoy working as a role model in a culturally diverse community.

Salem offers you:

  • the opportunity to work in a professionally equipped, modern  auditorium (seating capacity 450)
  • a wide range of opportunities to become involved in the development of the school and boarding life,
  • professional personal development, evaluation and training opportunities (such as learning German)as required,
  • an international living and learning environment, based on a cosmopolitan and holistic education,
  • a salary based on the German national tariff for public service, supplemented by special boarding school allowance, and
  • a refund of relocation expenses (up to 2,500€ within Europe and up to 5,000€ for those relocating from overseas).

If you can see yourself working and living with children and young people at our school, we look forward to receiving your letter of application, cv and references.

Application possibilities

Online Application

Send application by e-mail

Please send your written application to:

Schule Schloss Salem
Susanne Schilling
Kurt-Hahn-Straße 1
88662 Überlingen

Boarding School / Teaching Assistant (residential position) for September 2021

Have you already completed your Bachelors degree?

•    Are you thinking that teaching might be a career for you?
•    Do you have a good level of German and enjoy working with children?

If you answer yes to all of the above, please click here for further information about how to apply to become an Assistant at Schule Schloss Salem.

All our new teachers are encouraged to also take on a role in the boarding school. This means that you become an integrated member of our school community from day one, assisting in the boarding school with evening and weekend tasks as required, or possibly living on campus as a resident Mentor / House Tutor.

Contact persons
Ulrike Walser | Personalbüro, Personalleitung Hauswirtschaft, Technik, Verwaltung

Ulrike Walser
Personnel Management
Housekeeping, Technics, Administration

Tel.: +49 7553 919-363
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Natalie Lander | IB Diploma CAS Koordination, Abitur AG Koordination, Vertrauensdozentin Salem Kolleg, Dienstekoordination Jahrgangsstufe 11 & 12, Leitung Salem International Summer School, Rekrutierung pädagogischer Mitarbeiter

Natalie Lander
Teaching Staff Recruitment

Tel.: +49 7553 919-516
Send email

Susanne Schilling | Sekretariat Oberstufe Härlen, Sekretariat Rekrutierung pädagogischer Mitarbeiter

Susanne Schilling
Teaching Staff Recruitment

Tel.: +49 7553 919-535
Send email

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