Jobs Teaching English on Phuket
Phuket Vacancies Teaching English
Working Teaching English on Phuket
There will be plenty of time for surfing and hanging out on the beach, but right now let’s look for work!
Important: Only the very worst jobs in Thailand and Phuket hire direct from overseas. And, the very few that do, usually do it as their reputation is so poor locally that no one will apply.
What does that mean? It means you need to be ON THE SCENE and apply for jobs in person and be ready to show up for an interview today or tomorrow.
Don’t bother trying to line up a job from overseas – it won’t work. Employers here already know about wishful thinking and people who dream about coming to Phuket and never show up.
They want to see you IN PERSON. HERE. NOW. They just want to know that you are on the island and ready to go to work.
Private and public schools are are the largest employers of EFL teachers on Phuket, if you count numbers.
Kajonkietsuksa now employs over 100 native speakers. You won’t find similar numbers at other schools, but some such as Satree Phuket School and Dara Samuth Phuket employ many native speakers.
The Phuket Has Been Good To Us Foundation is another regular employer of qualified teachers.
Hotels and resorts also hire teachers and these may be the preferred jobs as you would tend to teach smaller numbers of students. These employers though will often prefer to hire older teachers as you may be teaching middle-aged or older students and respect in Thai culture is also age-based.
Hotel and resort teaching Jobs on the island are some of the best to be found anywhere.
Check this resource for an inside track on those jobs: Hotel and Resort English
Language schools are often looking for teachers. Look for language schools in the Gazette Guide.
The Phuket Gazette Classifieds have a search function. “Recruitment” is the term used and you can search as far as 75 days back. Don’t ignore those old jobs, maybe the new hire didn’t work out, or is getting ready to move on. Far better to hunt down the job BEFORE it is advertised. Check also the classified pages of the Phuket Post.
The Gazette Guide section of the Phuket Gazette also has something similar to a “Yellow Pages” where you can look up local schools, their addresses and telephone numbers – ALL in English.
Here are a few OLD job adverts for a bit of fantasy perusal . . .
One of the better jobs on the island – this one could be yours:
Some other ads from the newspaper are below, just as examples, not necessarily open right now – a few non-TEFL jobs are thrown in just so you can see there are other options, but they tend to be specialized, part-time or commission-based.
|Seeking an English teacher with experience. Native speaker preferred. For more info contact Khun Joojee at Tel: 081-3979809, 081-9700121.
Send CV by email: email@example.com
Work for ECC at schools in Phuket Town. Teach children of all ages. Contact Neil. Mobile Phone: 089-1398453
|Part time to do research and report facts about America and the American economy. Please email information about yourself to email: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Thai or foreigner with good English, computer skills and 2-3 years experience of the property industry. Please contact for further information. Mobile Phone: 87-3877182
|QSI School of Phuket, an American style school, has the following anticipated vacancies for the 2008/09 school year: Pre-School teacher and a high school English teacher (not ESL). Successful candidates will be native English speakers, have at least a bachelor’s degree and hold appropriate teacher certification.
Letters of interest may be e-mailed to email@example.com Please
include your resume and references and be prepared to document
|We need one Qualified Grade 1 teacher and two Nursery school teachers. Native speakers only. We also need one Thai teacher for baby center. Pls apply with CV by email only.
|Applications are invited for experienced Freelance Writers for magazine, brochure and web copy. Please forward resume and published samples. Mobile Phone: 081-535-4110
|1 female pre-school teacher needed for school in Chalong. Native English speakers only. Please email your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
Go on, cruise the Gazette and Post and get a feel for what could be your next job.