Employment Opportunities

The American Section seeks faculty members who are dedicated to their students, both passionate about their field of instruction, and excited by the prospect of working within a diverse international community like the Lycée International.

Candidates for positions on the American Section faculty must have United States or Canadian nationality and hold a North American university diploma. They must be speak North American English and have a solid level of spoken and written French.

Please note that the American Section only teaches American Language/Literature and History/Geography. We also employ teachers with Humanities profiles. All other subjects, including math, science, foreign language, arts, and so on are taught by our French colleagues from the Education Nationale.

Unsolicited job applications will not receive a response. For applications submitted in response to advertised job positions, you may expect to receive confirmation of receipt of your application, however, only those shortlisted for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for understanding.


Current Openings

American Section Office Manager

The American Section is seeking a part-time office manager from 26 August 2024 to 11 July 2025. This is a CDD contract. 

Mission: The American Section Office Manager supports the Director and administrative staff with the day-to-day operations of the American Section. Tasks are multiple and varied, with a potential for the development of a significant degree of autonomy over time.

 Qualities required: 

  • A friendly and welcoming disposition, coupled with the ability to run an efficient office
  • Proficiency with major software applications (MS Office, Adobe, Google platform) and willingness to learn new IT tools
  • Familiarity with online database management systems
  • Bilingual English/French

 Duties and Responsibilities:

General office duties include:

  • Welcoming visitors and ensuring they are taken care of
  • Managing mail and deliveries, incoming calls and voicemail, emails received on our generic American Section mailboxes
  • Learn and operate the Section's administrative database (Veracross)
  • Supervising the phone system and the photocopiers, liaising with the providers for maintenance, supplies, and updates
  • Managing office and general classroom supplies

Assistance to Director and Principals:

  • Organize guest logistics (examiners, speakers, etc.): coordinate schedule with organizer, set up on-site logistics (welcome packets, photocopies, computer access…)
  • Assist with the organization of standardized testing, oral examinations, parent-teacher conferences, and conseils de classe   

Assistance to the Director of Admissions:

  • Prepare and distribute American Section directory at the start of the year

Assistance to the Assistant Director for Development, Communications and External Relations:

  • Support the people in charge of events for logistics (room reservations, purchases, deliveries, etc.)
  • Support the organization of school trips: liaise with French administration regarding trip paperwork and participant lists, coordinate budget with trip organizer, collect permission slips and checks, order transportation, etc.

 Other duties as may be assigned by the Director.  

 Salary: 15€ to 18€/hour, paid leave and mandatory short-term contract bonus (prime de précarité) included. The total gross salary for the duration of the contract is between 22,000€ and 28,000€ commensurate with experience. 

Hours: 30 hours/week (from 09:00 to 16:00, including a 30-minute break for lunch) with eight weeks paid vacation, to be taken during scheduled school vacations (Toussaint, Christmas, February and Easter vacations for Zone C). 

Candidates must submit their CV and a letter of motivation in English to Director Brian Brazeau (brian.brazeau@americansection.org). If you do not receive a response within three weeks, please consider that your application has not been retained.

Middle School History Teacher

The American Section is seeking a part-time Middle School teacher starting for the 2024-2025 school year (one-year CDD).

The Middle School teacher will be responsible for teaching two, two-hour Middle School History and Geography classes per week. Experience with middle-level students is preferred. A deep understanding of history, politics, and culture is required, as is the ability to teach analytical writing, critical thinking, and research skills. American Section teachers are dynamic team players who thrive in an environment committed to academic excellence and who welcome the opportunity to teach motivated, bilingual students. Candidates must be also independent, innovative, hardworking, and creative. Teachers participate in the life of the Section (social events, field trips, to name a few...). An appreciation for young adolescents and a sense of humor are essential.

Applicants must possess an undergraduate degree in a related field (an advanced degree is preferred).

  • This position begins in late August 2024, and ends in early July 2025.
  • Salary: 25-30 €/hour commensurate with experience (7.1 hours per week, including four hours of teaching and three hours of prep and grading time). 
  • Hours: four hours/week (two afternoons per week)
  • Eight weeks of paid vacation (school holidays)

Interested candidates should send a recent resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to the Middle School Principal, at mary.diard@americansection.org. Please combine these documents into a single pdf.

Substitute Teacher

Substitute teachers replace our regular classroom teachers for periods that span a few hours to a few days. Substitute teachers must:

  • be able to work on short notice
  • reside near Saint-Germain-en-Laye or Paris
  • hold valid French work visas  

Please send applications to lycee@americansection.org. All attachments should be in .pdf  format.


The American Section of the Lycée International is committed to diversity and inclusion in our hiring practices.