Work at YA

Yangon Academy hires experienced, certified teachers who are native English speakers or highly fluent in English. If you are qualified, have passion for teaching, wanting to experience this special country, then we wish to hear from you. Former Peace Corp and JVC volunteers are encouraged to apply.

We also have opportunities for individuals living in Yangon who are looking for a substitute teaching position on a daily basis.

If you are interested in applying to our school, please email to [email protected] with a letter of application, current CV, a recent photograph, and the contact details of at least three most recent educational referees.

Thank you for considering Yangon Academy as your next teaching destination. Yangon Academy is a private school offering an American-based curriculum to the Yangon community. The school provides a high quality education to children ages 2 to 19, with an ideal class size of 20 students. The teaching day is from 8:15-2:45 with teachers expected to arrive 30 minutes before classes begins and leave 30 minutes after the end of the school day. Elementary teachers have one full-time teaching assistant who speaks both Myanmar and English. The assistant teacher also teaches a daily 40-minute Myanmar Studies lesson to our students. Teachers are also expected to volunteer for two after-school activities or sports during the school year. Many say that our students are easily the best they’ve had the pleasure of teaching during their careers. Generally they are respectful, polite, and honest; plus they do their homework!

In order to be considered for a teaching post, each candidate must hold:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education
  • Current teaching certification
  • Minimum of two years teaching experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Native English speaker or must be highly proficient in written and spoken English
  • Versatility and flexibilty are assets

Salaries:

Salaries are competitive with other international schools in Myanmar and Southeast Asia. Teachers are placed on a salary scale according to their previous work experience and formal educational attainment.

Benefits include:

  • Furnished accommodation or accommodation allowance
  • Transportation to and from teachers’ apartments
  • Allowance for yearly round trip plane ticket
  • Allowance for visa fees

Medical coverage through a private medical insurance scheme for outpatient and major medical / hospitalization.

Note: Some of the benefits may apply to overseas hired teachers only.

To travel in Myanmar is to encounter men wearing skirt-like longyi, women smothered in thanakha (traditional make-up) and betel-chewing grannies with mouths full of blood-red juice – and that’s just at the airport! One of the most fascinating aspects of travel in Myanmar is the opportunity to experience a corner of Asia that, in many ways, has changed little since British colonial times. It’s also a country of many incredible and sometimes surreal sites. Contemplate the 4000 sacred stupas scattered across the plains of Bagan. Stare in disbelief at the Golden Rock teetering impossibly on the edge of a chasm. Ride a horse cart past colonial-era mansions. Meet multitalented monks who have taught their cats to jump, or feisty elderly Chin women, their faces tattooed with intricate designs.

Myanmar people are gentle, humorous, engaging and considerate, inquisitive and passionate. Come with an open mind and you’ll leave with your heart full.

By: Lonely Planet