Academic Manager in La Spezia

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From 1st September 2023 to 31st July 2024, possible permanent contract after 1 year
to be discussed during interview

Essential requirements


  • You must have a CELTA, Trinity TESOL, or equivalent initial teaching qualification
  • You must have a DELTA, DipTESOL, or MA TESOL
  • You must have some previous experience as DOS/AM, driving licence preferred


Job Description

Ability and willingness to teach a wide variety of levels and ages. We offer general English to very young learners, young l

The role as academic manager at IH La Spezia & Sarzana includes:

  • Leading, coordinating and motivating teachers
  • Collaborate with Young Learner coordinator
  • Maintaining and improving quality standards
  • Testing new students, course allocation and timetabling of courses
  • Implement protocols for quality, standardization and health and safety
  • Customer Service
  • Work closely with the commercial department in promoting the school's services, developing and implementing new products and their promotion
  • Recruitment of teaching staff
  • Support teachers and students in problem solving

"Just a quick note to everybody to say Thank You for being such great co-workers, tutors, Dos, front office staff etc! You make me feel right at home. - Tony

Other benefits

Flights: We will reimburse up to €200 towards flight costs

Accommodation: We will support you in finding suitable accommodation and any necessary administrative procedures

VisaEU citizens or those who possess a valid work visa for Italy preferred but we will consider non EU citizens as well

Holiday: Paid holidays: eg. 10 days at Christmas, 5 days at Easter, some bank Holidays throughout the year and the rest during the summer break. Total holidays per year 26 days


About the school and city

IH La Spezia was founded in 1980 by Lynden Cronin as “Studio Inglese” and affiliated to the International House World Organisation in 1984. The school in Sarzana was opened in 1991. We have been a member of the Associazione italiana scuole di lingue (AISLi) since 1986.

Our mission is to meet the needs of today's language learners by combining sound pedagogical practice, humanistic principles and modern technology to deliver top-quality language teaching and encourage learner autonomy.