English instructor in Tokyo (potential full-timer position)

SevenSeas English Academy

Job Overview

  • 採用企業タイプ 直接採用
  • 業種 教育 / 講師, サービス業
  • Salary 1,700 yen to 3,000 yen per hour scheduled (45 mins lesson + 15 mins prep) 日本円 / レッスン Better contract can be offered each year according to the performance of the contract term.
  • 英語レベル 母国語レベル
  • 日本語レベル 特に必要無し
  • 国内の応募者に限定? 国内在住応募者のみ
  • ビザスポンサーシップ No


Regardless of your nationality, English MUST be your first and native language. If English is not your FIRST language your application will not be considered. Furthermore, you must be RESIDENT in Japan with a valid visa to work in Japan. Overseas applicants or applicants without a valid working visa will not be considered. Visa sponsorship is not available.

Regarding your visa status, Permanent Resident or Spouse or Child of Japanese National visas will be preferred as priority hiring, but appropriate status such as working visa (only Engineer/Specialist in Humanities/International Services ;技術/人文知識/国際業務) and Permission to Engage in Activity Other Than That Permitted under the Status of Residence Previously Granted (資格外活動許可) will be also considered. Please include your visa type and status and expiration on your CVs/resumes. CVs/resumes without visa information will not make it past our initial screening.

While applying, please send your CV/resume along with a recent photo of yourself. Teaching experience is not necessary, but CVs/resumes which do not include a photo will not be considered for an interview. We DO NOT accept any application inquiries by phone. Please apply with your CV/resume for the document screening first.


[Job Description]

Seven Seas English Academy (SSEA) is now seeking part-time native English instructors at its new branches in north-west Tokyo (Nerima Ward) due to its business expansion. SSEA is experiencing a high influx of new students and expanding its business in spite of the economic turbulence under COVID-19, thanks to its unique class style and our exceptional human resources.

The ideal applicant is someone who can teach English sincerely and politely, and who can maintain a good rapport with our Japanese students. We hope to find a candidate who aims to stay in Japan long-term and is interested in building an understanding of Japanese culture and customs in order to better relate to their students.

Some basic proficiency in Japanese is preferred, but not required. The majority of work is carried out in English and all support staff are English-speaking.

Any prior teaching experience you have will certainly be an advantage, but is not considered mandatory, as we believe the most important attribute for a successful English instructor is your desire and ability to connect with your students. Therefore, we look forward to receiving your application even if you have little to no previous teaching experience or Japanese language ability but have an interest in learning more.

SSEA is a rapidly growing business and the quality of our teaching staff as people is our strongest selling point among our students. We also offer a highly competitive hourly rate, flexible working hours, generous holidays, convenient locations, relaxed dress code, and free Japanese tuition for dedicated staff members.

All of this, plus a casual and easygoing environment makes SSEA a great place to work with a unique, close-knit, welcoming atmosphere that is rare among English schools in Japan. These differences are from its unique business management that the school is managed not only by the Japanese founder but also by western executives with flat relationships to envision an ideal workplace. Our goal is not monetary, but to improve conversational English education in Japan not as a Japanese company but as a truly international organization where all people can work comfortably and challenge various obstacles regardless of nationalities, and where nobody will be treated as disposable. As a result, we have not had an instructor leave SSEA for the past 4 years. We look forward to hiring someone who can help us meet that goal!

Our instructors are the number one assets of SSEA. Let’s challenge this monumental goal together, as it is you who will establish our future.

Tasks include:

  • English teaching to students (from elementary school age to seniors)
  • Preparation of classes and curriculum
  • Collection of tuition fees
  • Lesson scheduling
  • Tidying classroom

Contract Working Hours: 

  • Tues to Fri : 12:45pm to 8:45pm (with an hour break, occasionally to 9:45pm)
  • Saturday: 8:45am – 4:45pm (with an hour lunch break)

* Full-time position will be offered if the performance of the employee is regarded as adequate.


1,700 yen to 3,000 yen (dependent on type of class and number of students) per hour scheduled (45 mins lesson + 15 mins prep)

Example from our instructors

Approximately 2,000~2,100 yen on average per slot,

200,000~250,000 yen for a month (after most slots are filled with students)

5 to 6 working hours a day on average

Transport Costs:

Paid up to 800 yen per day.

Contract Term: Initial contract 6 months with a 3 month probationary period. Second contract 1 year upon renewal.


SevenSeas English Academy

1.Fujimidai Branch (Scheduled to be opened in a few months)

1 minute walk from Fujimidai station off the Seibu Ikebukuro line.

2.Ekoda Branch

1 minute walk from Ekoda station off the Seibu Ikebukuro line, 10 minute walk from Shin-Egota station off the Toei-Oedo subway line, or 10 minutes walk from Kotake-Mukaihara station off the Tokyo Metro Yurakucho and Fukutoshin subway lines.


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