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Company: The International School

International School of Portland is hiring for all 2024 Summer Camp positions!

We are looking for enthusiastic and experienced seasonal Full time Japanese Immersion Lead Teachers to join our team. Our teachers come from around the world and are passionate about making language learning fun through hands-on activities, songs, games, outdoor fun, and cultural connections. Learn more about our camp at

DATES 2024:

Language Immersion Teachers may work in one, two, or all three sessions.

  • Session 1 – June 24 – July 5, 2024 (No camp on July 4)
  • Session 2 – July 08 – 19, 2024
  • Session 3 – July 22 – August 02, 2024

(All teachers must participate in trainings in May and/or June. When feasible, all trainings will be held virtually)

HOURS: 7:30am-4:00pm, Monday-Friday

PAY RATE: per 2-week session, depending on experience

  • (>5 yrs at camp) $2,070
  • Returning Teacher $2,025
  • New Teacher $1,800

CAMP DISCOUNT: Camp staff will receive a discount off of Summer Camp enrollment fees for eligible children


A full-time seasonal position reporting to the Summer Camp Director. Language Immersion Teachers are at the heart of this award-winning and dynamic summer camp. Teachers lead groups of 8-16 campers in explorations of language and culture in Spanish, Mandarin, or Japanese. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to planning and implementing curriculum, as related to session themes; managing classroom behavior and creating a safe, welcoming, child-friendly environment; managing and directing teacher’s aide and floating aides; ensuring that children are supervised 100% of the time they are at camp; communicating with parents, camp director, and other staff. Other duties include supervising campers in the classroom, on the playground, on field trips, and with specialist teachers; communicating with families and camp director; assisting with special events; helping distribute materials, and assisting with teaching, when appropriate; advocating and promoting the camp; and working collegially with administrators and fellow teachers.


  • Eligible to work in the USA
  • Demonstrate native-level fluency in Japanese
  • Experience working with children in either a camp or school setting, preferably as a language instructor
  • Support the mission and vision of The International School of Portland (
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm, creativity, responsibility, and a passion for teaching young language learners


  1. Complete employment application ( ) or copy and paste into a new browser
  2. Include current resume
  3. (Optional) Submit copies of training certificate(s), college degree(s), etc.


Visit to view all open Summer Camp Positions. You may apply for more than one position when completing the online application. Simply select and apply for all positions for which you would like to be considered during the application process.

**Employment is contingent on successful completion of the Oregon Early Learning Division Office of Child Background Check **

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