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Substitute Teacher for the Middle School, International School of Zug and Luzern, Switzerland

International School of Zug and Luzern

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

The International School of Zug and Luzern (ISZL) seeks a dedicated and flexible Substitute Teacher for the Middle School. This position requires providing necessary cover for teachers of all classes at our Zug Campus (Grades 6-8, including specialist lessons). The Substitute Teacher works in collaboration with the Assistant Principals to cover teachers absent due to illness or attending professional development.

Main Responsibilities:
  • Provide cover for teachers or Assistant Teachers in the Middle School under the direction of the Assistant Principals.
  • Be aware of students with particular medical, learning (EAL, LS), or behavioral needs.
  • Follow the plans/guide provided by the teacher closely.
  • 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 to the teacher about the day’s learning, student behavior, and share any potential concerns.
  • Communicate general information to parents and refer specific questions or concerns to the teacher.
  • Support students and faculty in outdoor learning and lunchroom supervision.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Middle School 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 independently.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, function effectively under pressure, and be flexible.
  • 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: Compensation for this position is competitive globally and commensurate with the responsibilities of the position.


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


Equal Opportunity: ISZL is an equal-opportunity employer, committed to supporting, respecting, and seeking inclusion regarding the safety and care of all community members. This commitment includes but is not limited to: 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 all hiring processes. We take our responsibility for safeguarding students against abuse and neglect seriously. All staff and adults associated with ISZL are expected to share this commitment and report any concerns regarding student safety or well-being immediately.

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