GEPIK, EPIK Korean Public School Jobs Available --- Private School Jobs Also Ava
SEOUL: Korea Immigration Recruiting Service contracts public school teachers for Seoul and the surrounding Gyeonggi Province for, March of 2015. There are also emergency fill positions available throughout the year. These schools contact us with brand new teaching positions.
OUTSIDE SEOUL: There are thousands of GEPIK, EPIK public school positions, and private school positions in the provinces outside Seoul and Gyeonggi-do. Many of these positions offer both higher salaries and lower costs of living. They are an excellent place to save money and enjoy Korean culture.
Do you want to be considered for these positions? Please contact Jeffrey Cahak (KIRS Application Supervisor) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GEPIK, Pertinent Info:
Location: Across Gyeonggi-do (surrounding Seoul, including its major suburbs)
Teachers needed: Dozens; this will be a major recruiting effort for the new semester!
Start date: March, 2015 (Can't start this year? Start preparing your documents and contact us anyway! There will be more public school openings for next year, too! Be Prepared for the traditional hiring date next year, March 2nd)
Student level: Elementary, Middle schools.
Teaching hours: 8 hours a day (traditional office hours, no evenings or weekends!), Monday-Friday. 22 classes of 40-50 minutes per week; overtime contractually guaranteed for teachers whose schedules exceed this amount.
Salary: 2.1-2.7 million KRW/month, depending on qualifications:
1. Educational level, field of study, teaching certifications & prior experience
2. Salary levels are guaranteed by the Gyeonggi Provincial Office of Education!
Benefits: Need more reasons to work for GEPIK? How about these!
1. Accommodation provided by the school
2.2,000,000 KRW renewal bonus
3.1,500,000 KRW entrance flight allowance and a 1,500,000 KRW exit flight allowance paid upon completion of contract
4. Severance pay upon completion of a year contract, equivalent of one month salary.
5.20 days of paid vacation to be used during school vacation periods
6.50% National pension fund and health insurance contributions.
7. Wages during the first two years of employment are TAX FREE (except for Canadian teachers - sorry guys!)
Visit the official GEPIK website at https://cge.ken.go.kr/eng/skin/layout/sub_02/teaching1.asp for detailed information.
Want to be in Seoul, Gyeonggi-do, Busan, Incheon, Suwon, Daejeon, or Daegu? Do you want to teach Kindergarten? KIRS has the contact for you!
There are currently positions in Seoul, Gyeonggi-do, Busan, Incheon, Daejeon, Daegu, and Ulsan for North American Female teachers (preferably someone with an Early Childhood or Elementary Education degree) who is active, friendly, and outgoing.
Locations: Seoul, Gyeonggi-do, Busan, Incheon, Daejeon, Daegu,and Ulsan
Starting Date: March 2nd, 2015
Student Level: Kindergarten, elementary
Teaching Hours: 8:40AM-5:40PM (Mon-Fri),9:00AM-6:PM (Mon-Fri)
Salary: 2.2-2.4 million won/month
Number of Teachers: 5-10 North American teachers
Housing: Furnished Studio
Benefits: Severance pay (equivalent of one month's salary), Health insurance and National pension fund, Employment insurance, Round trip airfare.
Private School Positions
In addition to public school jobs, we have many private school positions available starting in January 2015 and available all through the year in many locations across Korea. These positions can offer more flexibility than public school positions. There are hundreds of them available at any time, so contact Jeffrey Cahak at email@example.com for more information.
Why choose KIRS?
KIRS will help you in three Key Ways:
1. We match enthusiastic English teachers with public schools, private academies, and universities in Seoul and other parts of Korea.
2. We help teachers get their E-2 visas quickly (Our agency employs former Korea Immigration Officials. We can process your visa faster and with fewer problems than other agencies)
3. We help teachers and schools get acclimated to the foreign teacher experience
The one important question: How do I get these jobs? Are you qualified? Here are some things to consider:
1. Some positions require a TESL / TESOL / TEFL / CELTA Certificate. Other jobs pay their teachers extra if they have a certificate
2. Most positions pay more for English Literature / English Education / Elementary Education / Early Childhood Education / Linguistics Degree
3. Schools typically pay extra to teachers with a Teaching Certificate and/or a Master's Degree.
4. Prior teaching experience is rewarded by year of teaching experience; EPIK and GEPIK positions can pay as much as 100,000won/month (approx. $100/month) per year of prior teaching experience in any school.
5. Some schools look for teachers with History / Debate / Journalism / Economics backgrounds; these schools may have teachers oversee school projects, such as Debate Teams, School Newspapers, and Economics or History Clubs.
6. Applicants with Creative Writing / Editorial / Peer Review / Public Speaking experience are sought after for High School positions.
7. Some High Schools specialize in Technical fields and Business Education or even Culinary Arts! Interested? Let us know.
8. BA/BS is required for almost all teaching positions. A select few positions are available for teachers who have not finished a BA, although some college is required.
9. A criminal background check (for Americans: From the FBI) is REQUIRED, and must show that the applicant has no criminal record in order to qualify for any teaching position.
10. Teaching experience is required for some GEPIK positions.
Next step? Teaching in South Korea requires specific paperwork to get your work visa processed by the government. This can create a long delay if you aren't prepared. Here are some useful tips to expedite the hiring process so you can come and teach here:
1. Send us your current resume (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in a position. We can help to make sure you get all of the correct documentation going forward and assist you with preparing a resume that will catch a Korean director's attention!
2. Order an official criminal record check from your country. You need to have one conducted within the last six months. This can take 4-8 weeks (so plan ahead). This needs to be apostilled in order to be accepted by the Korean Immigration Service (http://www.apostillepros.com/ is a reliable, fast service for this complicated process).
3. Get your original diploma apostilled. It's easy to order a copy of your diploma from your university. Then get it apostilled using a service such as Apostille Pros. Your university may also provide this service.
4. You will need a passport (of course).
5. You will need some passport sized photos (get at least 4). They're easy to get at any photo studio/shop. Wear formal attire for the photo!
6. When you have all of the paperwork, send us an email (if you have not already)
7. You are ready to start immediately!
If you have any questions about this process email us at email@example.com and we will be glad to help!