Come Join Our Little Family!

Assistant Teacher

We are looking for an assistant teacher, who will work closely with the lead teacher. We provide on-site training in the Montessori method. The job duties range from organizing materials and cleaning the workspace to facilitating the learning process for each child. Our assistants are expected to support the Montessori teaching method. Specifically, they must help guide the child through self-directed activities, allowing the child to develop at his or her own pace. They are expected to foster, along with the lead teacher, a nurturing and stimulating non-competitive environment. 

Position Requirements

  • Native English speaker

  • Japanese not required

  • Must love working with children

  • Early Childhood Education/Montessori Diploma/Degree desired but not required

  • At least two years of relevant experience preferred

  • Reliable, trustworthy, warm, and friendly person

  • Valid visa holder – we cannot provide a sponsorship for our applicants

Please e-mail us at tina@sakuravalley.com with your resumea copy of residency permit/visa status (if non-Japanese citizen) that cites you are allowed to work in Japan, and please let us know your closest train station. We will respond to applicants we would like to consider.


Summer School Assistant

We are looking for a short-term, part-time assistant for our summer school, which runs from August 5th to August 23rd. We will be learning about different subjects throughout the three weeks, and need someone who will be available to help from 8:30 AM, to 2:00 PM on Mondays through Thursday. If you are up for a summer of fun in the sun with the sweetest children in Japan, please e-mail me at tina@sakuravalley.com with your resume, and a brief description about yourself! Thank you!