Needlework Teacher

About the workplace

Älmhult Municipality is in an expansive phase of development, and its population is growing like never before. We need employees who are committed to making an active contribution to the development of the municipality. Älmhult combines the advantages of a small town with a unique international atmosphere. It is easy to live here and most things are close by. Good communications make commuting easy.

IKEA has a strong hold in Älmhult and contributes a lot to our school when it comes to funding, but also in other interesting collaborations e.g through the Kids Lab where students can support in new designs.
The International School of Älmhult is a warm, friendly and welcoming school. We are truly international in many senses. There are 56 different nationalities and backgrounds represented amongst our students. We also strive to employ a diverse community of teachers. This year we can boast teachers coming from 36 different countries. We are an IB school, which means that we are progressive and work to develop the skills for the 21st century and prepare our students for an ever-changing world. ISÄ is a member of a newly founded Playful schools leadership network, as a pioneer school, that strives to inspire and to become more playful. In our teacher collaborations the next year's focus will be teacher inquiries connected to various learning needs.
The school has developed and grown over the past five years, so we now have around 500 students. In 2017, we moved into our new home: a modern and eco-friendly building, with a lot of open space and light. The school is in the town of Älmhult, southern Sweden, which is a safe and convenient place for families to live.


In your role as a PYP Needlework teacher, you will teach needlework to our PYP 3-5 classes (students age 8-11 years). You will work alongside your colleagues and undertake all teaching responsibilities as outlined by the IB curriculum documents and the International School of Älmhult. When needed, you will attend team and subject collaboration meetings and training. As a teacher you are responsible for completing the documentation needed. We thrive in working in an interdisciplinary approach with staff at the school and with other schools.

We would like you to work actively to remove as many barriers for learning as possible in your classroom and you would get support in the development of Universal Design for Learning strategies to create an inclusive classroom. You will be expected to support our positive community feeling for example by arranging celebrations or service projects. Our language of instruction is English; therefore, the applicant must have a good command of spoken and written English.


The successful applicant will have an appropriate level of education (university or similar) and a bachelors degree in teaching. The applicant must be a flexible member of a team, and able to respond to the needs of a vibrant, dynamic workplace.

You must be excited by the development of the school and be able to think independently to make good decisions. Our school is multicultural, and you must have an interest in working in an international environment with different cultures. Collaboration is a key word in our school and you would be expected to take part in Collaborative Inquiries and reflect on and develop your teaching practices together with your colleagues. Although we are looking for someone with IB teaching experience and who has attended IB courses, we will consider other applicants.

We are looking for a someone who takes action and can model good strategies, when it comes to seeing the good in the students, knowing the power of words and modelling how to set boundaries and managing student behaviors as well as build positive relationships.

Facts about the assignment

Occupational area
Form of employment
Permanent employment
Full-time/part-time 60 - 100% depending on possibility to combine with other teaching/support.
The post is permanent with 6 months probabtion time, subject to eligibility
6 months or longer
Experience required
Number of vacancies
Apply by


  • Emelie Jönsson
    Deputy Head PYP
    Phone: 0476-55238
  • Unions contacted through Servicecenter
    Phone: 0476-55000


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Before employment, a copy of your criminal record is required.

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