Engaging Public School ALT – Shirakawa Village, Gifu Prefecture


Job Overview

  • 採用企業タイプ 直接採用
  • 業種 教育 / 講師
  • Salary ¥240,000 - ¥255,000 日本円 /月
  • 英語レベル 母国語レベル
  • 日本語レベル 日常会話レベル
  • 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 Yes

ALTIA CENTRAL is now accepting applications from in-country applicants to join our team of fantastic ALTs for public school positions available in Shirakawa Village, Gifu Prefecture. If you would like to work with one of the most reputable and successful companies in the ALT industry, then please apply now.

—About The Position—

▲ Working Conditions: Full Time
▲ Monthly salary: ¥240,000
▲ Bonus: Included upon contract completion
▲ Position: Mix with Junior High School, Elementary School, and some Kindergarten
▲ Driving: Would be required
▲ Health Insurance: Shakai Hoken (includes health and pension)
▲ Subsidized Housing

Shirakawa Village is located in an absolutely gorgeous area of Gifu prefecture and is home to Shirakawa-go, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The mountainous area is a great place to enjoy tons of outdoor activities with its hiking trails, lake, and other attractions. It has some great skiing opportunities in the winter and offers you a chance to relax after a long day at the local Onsen that has been designated as a “national recuperation onsen”. With historical Takayama City only a 45-minute drive away, this is a great opportunity for anyone to experience more of what the Japanese countryside truly has to offer. In addition to Shirakawa Village, we are also looking for ALTs for other areas across central Japan in places such as Nagoya in Aichi Prefecture, Ogaki in Gifu Prefecture, and Jinsekikogen in Hiroshima Prefecture. Please note that we DO NOT have anything in the greater Tokyo Area.

—What We Offer—

We want to support your growth and development to become a great ALT. The skills and experiences you will gain with us, will greatly benefit you in various ways for your future career. But don’t take our word for it, see for yourself what others say on sites like Glassdoor and Reddit.


▲ Full salary every month, no prorated months, paid on-time every time (except for August as the start date for this position is not until late that month)
▲ Outstanding and reliable support from Supervisors and staff
▲ Comprehensive benefits package with paid Annual Leave days
▲ Housing support: we pay key money and deposit for company sponsored apartments so you don’t have to
▲ Reimbursements: public transportation, bicycle, and more
▲ Driving support: we pay for the car lease and offer a variety of driving plans to suit your needs (up to and including fully paid plans where we pay gas, insurance, maintenance, etc.), and more
▲ Industry-leading training: tailored to your needs, taught by highly skilled trainers, hands-on, ongoing year-round, and professional development for your future career
▲ Resources and materials: access to top-quality educational resources anytime through our members website including storyboards, flashcards, songs, example lesson plans and more
▲ Visa Sponsorship

—Key Qualifications—

▲ Native English speaker
▲ Bachelor’s degree (or higher)
▲ Engaging, enthusiastic, and motivated to provide a positive communicative experience for students
▲ Flexible, culturally sensitive, and eager to live in Japan for a minimum of one year
▲ Previous teaching experience ranging from ALT to ESL tutoring within Japan or in other countries
▲ Must have at least a basic level of Japanese with a conversational level being strongly preferred
▲ Previous time spent studying or working in Japan is preferred
▲ As many ALT positions do require driving, applicants who can or would be able to drive in Japan on either a Japanese license or International Driving Permit are preferred

—The Role—

An ALT’s work in public schools centers around creating positive interactions with the students both inside and outside the classroom and helping to provide enjoyable and energetic lessons. ALTs also develop and maintain a positive and supportive professional relationship with Japanese teachers by assisting with various tasks during the school year. ALTs will experience prolonged periods of standing, walking, and stair climbing. ALTs will also be encouraged to perform high energy movements such as running and playing with students. To help you find success in this role, our ALTs are frequently evaluated throughout the year based on their lesson’s clarity, how supportive they are, and the overall atmosphere they help to create in the classroom. We are dedicated to helping our ALTs grow and improve for their future success by offering ongoing advice, feedback, and more.

Working as an ALT is a great opportunity to improve your Japanese language ability, experience and appreciate cultural differences, and most importantly, to be positively involved with the development and well-being of Japanese students.

—The Application Process—

Once we receive your resume and cover letter, we will only reply to qualified applicants via email. Those that pass our subsequent screening questionnaire will then be invited to an interview. Unfortunately, due to the current conditions caused by the coronavirus, we will be forgoing our normal face-to-face interviews and instead temporarily resort to a Skype-only system for all applicants.

Successful applicants will need to be available for a full 4-day Orientation/Training session before starting in school. If you are interested in applying, please visit our Recruiting website for further details about ALTIA CENTRAL.

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