Jul 03, 2024

Primary School Music Teacher

  • Soong Ching Ling School
  • Shanghai, China
Full time Music

Job Description

Job Summary & Responsibilities

  • Schedule: M-F, 7:30am 4:15pm 
  • No more than 20, 40 min periods per week (extra pay for overtime if necessary)
  • Location: Shanghai, Qingpu district (shuttle from downtown provided)

Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive salary commensurate to qualifications and experience
  • 12,600 RMB/month housing allowance
  • 2,600 RMB/month transportation allowance
  • 5% end of 2 year contract completion bonus
  • Paid holidays: Chinese government holidays, 3-4 weeks for spring festival, 1 week for Christmas, 6-7 weeks off in the summer
  • Airport pickup and accommodation upon arrival
  • Legal work visa
  • Medical insurance for employee and spouse
  • 12,000RMB annual flight stipend
  • Tuition benefit for two children
  • 1 year contract


  • 2+ years classroom teaching experience
  • Professional state teaching license
  • Learn how to get your teaching license whilst working abroad
  • BA degree or above and degree in education preferred
  • Experience with US Common Core Curriculum preferred
  • Age required: 24 - 55
  • Happy, healthy and accepting of Chinese culture
  • Ideal candidate must be a serious, career oriented teacher with stable personal life. Bring a willingness to combine their western expertise with Chinese culture to present the best of both worlds for the students.


We are proud to partner with this well established school of over 1,200 students grades 1 to 11 in Shanghai. China. The school is proud to be accredited and recognized as a school of distinction through Cognia (previously AdvancedEd). The location is about an hour from downtown but a shuttle is provided to make transportation easy. If you prefer to live closer to work there are housing options nearby as well. The staff at the school describe a great sense of togetherness and collaborative environment between foreign and local staff. The students are caring citizens and global thinkers, and the school really goes out of its way to provide a unique and engaging learning environment by doing things like bring in special guests for school events. Although the compensation and benefits are on par with a true international school, this is a school of Chinese students and therefore an appreciation of Chinese culture is expected.

Start Date

Aug 05, 2024

Various start dates through the year?


Is government issued teaching license required?


Is school provided for dependents?



Competitive salary commensurate to qualifications and experience. 12,600 RMB/month housing allowance + other benefits

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