A unique English school is seeking an English instructor. It’s our commitment to respect diversity and this is the place where you can make Japan your home!

SevenSeas English Academy
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Job Overview

  • Employer Type Direct Hire
  • Industry Education / Teaching, Service Industry, Tourism / Travel / Hospitality
  • Salary ¥1,700 - ¥3,000 / Lesson
  • English Level Native level
  • Japanese Level Not necessary
  • Restricted to Domestic Applicants? Japan only
  • Visa Sponsorship Future possibility / Renewal

Job Requirements

What is required to apply?

・Holding a valid working visa with any of the following conditions:

A: Japanese National

B: Permanent Resident

C: Spouse or Child of Japanese National

D: Engineer / Specialist in Humanities / International Services (It must be valid for a minimum of 2 years after contract signing.)

・Resume/CV (Must include your academic record, career history and a recent portrait photo)

・English as their mother tongue ( First-language English speakers will be considered for this position.)

・Bachelor’s degree

・Future goal you want to attain at SSEA

・Hospitality as a customer service related worker

・Challenging and competitive mindset

・Business etiquette


What is NOT required to apply?

・Japanese proficiency (Preferred but not mandatory at the current moment)

・Teaching experience (Preferred but not mandatory at the current moment)

Job Description

Do you want to make Japan your home to live and work comfortably long term?

Are you tired of searching and finding the same standard contract agreements? 

If you answered yes to both of these questions then SSEA offers a workplace where you can develop a long-term career with generous promotion opportunities. Many of our western employees work here as business managers, directors or even as executive members. This allows us to have a balanced work environment with multiple nationalities and ideas. Currently, we are seeking an English instructor. Now we really need your talent and expertise, as our company is expanding rapidly!

SSEA is the ideal workplace for westerners residing in Japan for one simple reason: We have built a truly international company that accommodates all nationalities and does not strictly follow traditional Japanese business ethics. If you are looking to advance your career to the next level and join a company that offers long-term stability and job security, why not try it? We respect and reward all employees who are eager and motivated to improve our business and themselves.


Why do our instructors regard SSEA as an ideal workplace for their careers?

・Truly global atmosphere managed not only by Japanese but also by Westerners

・Close knit relationships and cooperation among all members

・English speaking Japanese members with a global mindset

・Relaxed attire regulation (Suits and ties are not required.)

・Everybody is respected as an individual and isn’t treated as disposable

・Avoid micromanagement which all Japanese schools have

・Competitive hourly payment. We work “efficiently and effectively”.

・Above average monthly payment

・Moderate working hours (About 7 hours a day, rarely work overtime)

・Generous holidays (125 days annually plus paid vacation/sick leave)

・3 long holidays (7 day holidays or longer during GW, summer and winter)

・No split shifts (Off on Sundays and Mondays)

・Training always provided when necessary

・Stable and predictable schedule

・Generous promotion opportunities


Why are we able to achieve the above working conditions?

・Half of the executive team members are non-Japanese.

・SSEA knows our employees are our number one asset.

・Executives know a comfortable working environment will create a better business.

・The success of SSEA enables us to offer better pay and a better working environment to employees.


What SSEA wants to accomplish

・Change the English conversation education system and working environment in Japan

・Mutual understanding and contribution to the people in an international society

・Create a fair and diverse workplace which separates us from other schools

・Make both students and employees happy


Our operating principle

・Students First, Employees Second, Profits follow at the end.

・Be the right person before a business person.

・Never treat employees as disposable as long as they work well.


Ideal applicants are someone

・who can teach English sincerely and politely,

・who can maintain a good rapport with our Japanese students.

・who aim to stay in Japan long-term and are interested in building an understanding of Japanese culture and customs in order to better relate to their students.


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 Hours

Full-Time: Tuesday to Friday 12:45pm to 8:45pm (occasionally 11:45am to 9:45pm)

Saturday: 8:45am – 4:45pm (with an hour lunch break, occasionally to 5:45pm)

Part-Time: Tuesday to Friday 15:45pm to 8:45pm (occasionally to 9:45pm)

Saturday: 8:45am – 4:45pm (with an hour lunch break, occasionally to 5:45pm)

*We set a 15 min. gap between classes, and assign up to 5 classes in a row, up to 7 classes a day, to take care of our instructors and provide them with a good break to refresh.



Most instructors at SSEA earn between JPY 190,000 to JPY 240,000(depending on full-time/part-time basis) on average once their work becomes stable.

1,700-3,000 yen per class

Full-Time: up to 35 classes per week

Part-Time: 25-27 classes per week

*2,000 yen per class on average

Example from our instructors, managers, directors and executives

Instructors : 190,000~240,000 yen a month

Managers : 220,000~280,000 yen a month

Directors : 250,000~320,000 yen a month

Executives : Not limited by a ceiling (According to the business growth.)


Commuting Reimbursement

Paid up to 800 yen per day


Benefit Packages

Free Japanese class

Partial Home Office options (If there is no on-site classes)

Flu Vaccination reimbursement

Legal Paid Leave

Sick / Feminine Leave

Employment Insurance

Workers' compensation insurance for job-related accidents

(Corporate Health Insurance and Pension will be available in the future. National health insurance and pension are available through the Japanese government's national health insurance and pension systems.)


Contract Term

First 3 months will be as a probationary period, then the next 6 months will be as an instructor. After that, contracts with an annual renewal will be in effect.(Contracts are renewed every year to improve the contents of the working contract.)In our company's history, we have not terminated any employment without appropriate reasons, and welcome candidates who will be working with us for many years.



SevenSeas English Academy

A:Chikatetsu-Akatsuka branch

1 minute walk from Chikatetsu-Akatsuka station off the Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin and Yurakucho subuway lines.

3 minutes walk from Shimo-Akatsuka station off the from Tobu Tojo line

B:Ekoda branch

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

10 minute walk from Kotake-Mukaihara station off the Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin and Yurakucho subway lines.

10 minute walk from Shin-Egota station off the Toei Oedo subway line.

C : Hikawadai branch

1 minute walk from Hikawadai station off the Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin and Yurakucho subuway lines.


It is you who will establish our future, and we look forward to meeting our new teammate and colleague!

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SevenSeas English Academy is a rapidly growing English conversation school located in Nerima Ward, Tokyo currently with 4 branches. They are all 1 minute walk from Chikatetsu-Akatsuka station and Hikawadai station of Yurakucho and Fukutoshin... read more about SevenSeas English Academy
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C/O Global Village Media
1-7-20-B2 Yaesu, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
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