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Teaching Positions

LIVING AND LEARNING AT TASOK
We are seeking educators interested in growing a dynamic learning program, living in the natural world, and connecting with the greater community in support of our diverse group of students. At TASOK we BELIEVE in Excellence, Integrity, and Inclusivity.

OUR MISSION FOR EXCELLENCE
The American School of Kinshasa provides dynamic and individualized educational challenges and opportunities that promote diversity and empower each of its students to develop into independent global community leaders.

The Context

Set in a charming campus environment in the heart of the DRC, TASOK is a warm, caring and learning-focused community on a beautiful forested 42-acre space. TASOK was founded in 1961 by the missionary and diplomatic communities to provide an American education to expatriate families living in Kinshasa. TASOK is accredited by the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges, is a member of the Council of International Schools and is sponsored by the US State Department Office of Overseas Schools. TASOK became an International Baccalaureate World School in May 2017 and has started the implementation of the Diploma program. TASOK is a candidate school for the PYP and MYP. We are pursuing authorization as an IB World School for the PYP and MYP. IB World Schools share a common philosophy- a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education- that we believe is important for our students.

The context of TASOK allows us to carefully consider how we connect with the natural environment and engage with service learning – both aspects of our curriculum that have the potential to provide our students with a unique learning experience developing skills that they can transfer to their lives beyond TASOK in the global community. Creating an inclusive learning environment where students think critically, apply their learning in different contexts and where feedback is provided as a means of constructive growth and development are the ultimate goal of our program.

Kinshasa, the second-largest Francophone city in the world, is a bustling environment with a rich art and music scene. While poverty is widespread in the DRC, including Kinshasa, and pockets of insecurity persist and tend to dominate news headlines, the vast majority of the DRC is stable and experiencing slow but steady economic growth since 2004. Despite troubled times in the DRC since the early 1990s, TASOK has remained open continuously, with only temporary closures. A current period of stability in the DRC has produced an influx of new students and a steady growth in the school’s population. At its peak, the school operated close to the campus capacity of 575 students in the 1980s. Today’s enrollment of 330 students represents slow, sustained growth since 2004. Although the political situation in the DRC has been and remains challenging, signs of continued improvement allow the TASOK community to look forward with cautious optimism.

All teaching positions for the 2020/2021 school year have been filled and all 2021/2022 teaching positions are currently posted on Search Associates and International Schools Services recruitment websites. Please click on one of the following links to find out more information and apply:

Thank you for your interest in teaching at The American School of Kinshasa.

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    Follow the instruction below:

    In order to be considered for a position, a complete application must include the following:

      1) A current CV with work experience, education, and color photo

      2) A copy of any current and valid certifications

      3) A complete list of references and contact information

    You can upload each this files in the area to the left.

    Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

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    Non Teaching Positions

    We are hiring

    JOB: Cleaning of AC’s

    Requirements:
         1. Experience in cleaning AC’s split units and Monoblocs
         2. Basic knowledge of Electricity for safety purposes.
         3. Trust worthy as the work will be done in people’s houses and classrooms.
    Training:
         1. Speed Clean CJ125 training
         2. Safety and Security in Classrooms and Housing
    Job Description:
         1. Follow an AC Cleaning schedule for the School and Upper and Lower Campus housing
         2. Inspecting all AC outlet pipes and ensure that the installation is kept neat and clean
         3. Report any Electrical, Compressor, Capacitor, Fan and Gas problems to the Facility Manager & Assistant Maintenance Manager