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Vienna International School



Council of International Schools (CIS), IB DP, IB MYP, IB PYP



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Vienna International School (VIS) is a three-programme school (International Baccalaureate continuum school), hosting 1400 students from 111 nationalities, with ages between 3 and 18 years of age. The school’s mission is to empower all our students to be successful and responsible in a nurturing and diverse learning community, so that they can achieve their potential in a changing world. To serve this mission, the School has assembled a team of 267 highly professional staff committed to providing its students an education that is inspiring, inquiring and involved in a truly inclusive environment. VIS has recently gained significant recognition for its work in developing a sustainable development agenda, being accredited as the first Eco School International in Austria, by three international institutions (Eco Schools, Global Schools & Umweltzeichen).

Please note: We are recruiting in a field where the time factor is critical to the success of our recruitment process; so we reserve the right to appoint a candidate who seems to be the perfect fit before the application deadline.

Number of Contract Days

Inital contract length: usually three years; 177 days of teaching and 8 additional days of teaching-related activities per academic year.

Starting Salary Range

Euro 64.032 - Euro 94.794 paid in 14 instalments
(highest possible entry level salary Euro 84.540)
Positions of responsibility are paid an additional allowance 14 times a year
Allowance 2 - € 352
Allowance 3 - € 704
Allowance 4 - € 1,055
Allowance 5 - € 1,364


Total deductions to cover income tax, social and health care cover and pension contributions equal approximately 45% of gross earnings.

Savings Potential

Depends very much on individual lifestyle

Single teacher - Euro 5,000
Working couple - Euro 10,000
Working couple with two children - Euro 2,000


All accommodation costs are covered by the employee.


One return flight to home of record in the first three year contract period.


Employee cost


Employee cost. The school works to help departing employees pass on furniture to new hires.

Moving Allowance

Moving allowance rate depends on the number of dependents and location employees are relocating from.
The rates for staff starting in 2018 are:

Initial housing allowance Euro 1,000

Installation allowance 1 (moving from Slovenia, Hungary, Croatia, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Italy, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic) Euro 1,500 plus Euro 1,000 for each dependent.
Installation allowance 2 (moving from the rest of Europe) Euro 2,700 plus Euro 1,000 for each dependent.
Installation allowance 3 (moving form outside of Europe) Euro 4,000 plus Euro 1,500 for each dependent.
Interest free loan (to be repaid in 10 instalments in year one) maximum Euro 4,400

Dependent Opportunities

Children of teachers are entitled to free tuition but this is considered by the authorities as a taxable benefit


Covered under the Austrian state medical system paid for in health care deductions.


Limited cover - most treatment paid for privately


Contribution to German lessons
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