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Substitute Teacher for the Primary School, International School of Zug & Luzern, Riverside Campus, Switzerland

International School of Zug & Luzern, Riverside Campus

This school is based in Hünnenberg, Switzerland and is looking for a Substitute Teacher for the Primary School.

The Substitute Teacher for the Primary School is responsible for providing necessary cover for teachers of all classes in the Primary School at our Zug Campus (EY1 – Gr 5, including specialist lessons). The role involves working in collaboration with the Assistant Principals to provide cover for teachers who may be absent due to illness or attending Professional Development.

Main Responsibilities:
  • Provide cover for teachers or Assistant Teachers in the Primary School under the direction of the Assistant Principals.
  • Be aware of students with particular medical needs, learning needs (EAL, LS), or behavioral needs.
  • Closely follow the plans/guide for the day provided by the teacher.
  • Provide appropriate feedback to students about their learning.
  • Be mindful of the routines and structures used by the teacher and explain any changes to the routine to students.
  • Provide feedback for the teacher about the day’s learning, about the students, and share any potential causes for concern.
  • Communicate in general terms to parents, referring any questions or concerns to the teacher.
  • Support students and faculty in outdoor learning and lunchroom supervision.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Primary Principal or Assistant Principals.


Required and Preferred Qualifications:
  • Qualified and experienced teacher preferably across a range of ages.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills in English.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team as well as to show initiative and work independently.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, function effectively under pressure, and be flexible.
  • A pleasant and friendly personality.
  • Candidates must have a Swiss or EU passport/valid Swiss work permit (or be approved for a Swiss work visa).



Compensation for this position will be commensurate with the responsibilities of the position and is very competitive globally.


Key ISZL Reference Documents:
  • Guiding Statements
  • Learning Principles
  • Inclusion Policy
  • ISZL Teacher Candidate Profile
  • Visit the Employment section of ISZL’s website for more information


Equal Opportunity Employer:

ISZL supports, respects, and seeks inclusion for all community members, including potential members. This includes non-discrimination based on age, disabilities, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, gender identity, health needs, languages spoken, marital status, mental health, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and any additional characteristic protected under Swiss law.

Child Protection:

ISZL is committed to the International Task Force on Child Protection screening and assessment practices for schools. The school takes its responsibility for safeguarding students against abuse and neglect very seriously. All staff and associated adults must share this commitment and report any concerns regarding student safety or well-being immediately.

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