Seeking a part-time English instructor in Tokyo (potential full-timer position)

SevenSeas English Academy

Job Overview

  • Employer Type Direct Hire
  • Industry Education / Teaching, Service Industry
  • Salary 1,750 yen to 3,200 yen per hour scheduled (45 mins lesson + 15 mins prep) JPY / Lesson Better contract can be offered each year according to the performance of the contract term.
  • English Level Native level
  • Japanese Level Not necessary
  • Restricted to Domestic Applicants? Japan only
  • Visa Sponsorship No


Regardless of your nationality, English MUST be your first and native language. If English is not your FIRST language you will not be considered.

You must be RESIDENT in Japan to apply and you must hold a valid visa to work in Japan.

Regarding your visa status, Japanese nationality, permanent resident or spouse visa 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 as a candidate. Please include your visa type, status and expiration on your CVs/resumes. CVs/resumes without visa information will not be considered for document screening.

Overseas applicants or applicants without a valid working visa will not be considered. We do not sponsor visas.

When 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 interview. We don’t accept any of phone call applications or negotiations. Please apply with your CV/resume for the document screening first.

Seven Seas English Academy (SSEA) is now seeking a part time native English teacher at its head branch in north-west Tokyo (Nerima Ward) due to its lack of empty slots for new students. SSEA is getting a lot of new students and expanding its business despite the economic turbulence under the COVID-19, thanks to its unique style class and the greatest human resources.

The ideal applicant is someone who can teach English sincerely and politely, and who can maintain a 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, no strict 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 Tokyo. Those 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 realize an ideal workplace. Our aim is not to make large profits, but to improve conversational English education in Japan not as a Japanese company but as a truly international organization where anybody can work comfortably and challenge various things depending on their efforts and capabilities regardless of nationalities, and where nobody can be treated as disposable parts. As an evidence of the comfortable workplace, all instructors keep working here at SSEA for over 2 or 3 years, or even longer, and nobody has left here for the past 3 years. We look forward to hiring someone who can help us meet that goal!

Our instructors are the first assets of SSEA. Let’s challenge the huge goal together, as it’s you who will establish our future by ourselves.

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 : 15:45pm to 9:45pm
  • Saturday: 8:45am – 4:45pm

* Full-time position could be offered depending on the performance of the employee

Payment: 1,750 yen to 3,200 yen (dependent on type of class and number of students) per hour scheduled (45 mins lesson + 15 mins prep)

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 Chikatetsu-Akatsuka Branch

1 minute walk from Chikatetsu-Akatsuka station on Tokyo Metro Yurakucho and Fukutoshin subway lines, or 3 minutes walk from Shimo-Akatsuka station on Tobu Tojo line.

Before your application, please visit our website to check and understand our philosophy,

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  • Full Address SkyPlaza 3F, 2-32-21, Tagara, Nerima-ku, Tokyo 179-0073
Company Profile
SevenSeas English Academy is a private English conversation school located in Nerima Ward, Tokyo currently with 2 branches. It’s 1 minute walk from Chikatetsu-Akatsuka station and Hikawadai station of Yurakucho and Fukutoshin Subway Lines. Shimoakatsuka... Read More
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