Your Career

Applications or enquiries to join our team.

Tandem International Multilingual School has been operating multilingual early-year creches, and pre-school, kindergarten and primary schools in Uetikon am See, Zollikon and Zurich since 2004. Approximately 200 children between the ages of 6 months and 12 years benefit from a specially developed curriculum that guarantees access to the best schools in Zurich, schools in someone’s home country or to other international schools world-wide. They are also given the advantage of a wide range of extra-curricular activities that are a playful way to support children in developing their talents.

Join our team...

The Tandem IMS team consists of approximately 70 staff in pedagogical and commercial functions. We all enjoy the challenges and rewards of integrating multilingualism in the curriculum of an international school, supporting and challenging children on all levels and pulling together to ensure we provide high-quality education at all times.


Tandem IMS

Manuela Gisler

Human Resources

Seefeldstrasse 111

8008 Zurich

...and benefit!

Tandem IMS is dedicated to providing a positive, healthy and future-orientated workplace that is inspiring and joyful. 

Excellent Conditions

A market-based salary including the fixed 13th month are just as much a part of our standard as our modern holiday guidelines.

Family Oriented

Children are at the centre of our attention – also when it comes to our staff. Depending on the position, we offer a number of different work models such as part-time or home office, in order to ensure a good work-life balance.

Further Education

We welcome development and will support our staff (both financially and/or with time allowances) in pursuing personal development courses. We also offer internal seminars and training days, as well as first-aid courses.


We are passionate and professional about our work. And we celebrate when we have been successful. Regularly. Look forward to staff events such as team building as well as Christmas and team dinners.


Work while your children are perfectly safe and being looked after: If you have children yourself, you will be able to benefit from generous discounts on fees for their childcare or school classes.

Paternity Leave

We offer the 10 days paternity leave at 100% salary.

Loyalty Bonus

We reward consistency and reliability: Staff get bonuses on their salaries for 5, 10, 15 and 20 years of service.

Idyllic Location

All three of our schools are located on the sunny northern shore of Lake Zurich, well connected in terms of public transport and close to a number of places to eat or buy food.


We offer a pleasant and lively work environment: straightforward, family-orientated and multicultural. We value teamwork, we treat each other respectfully, with honesty and loyalty, and share our insights and experiences. 


We guarantee you won’t get bored. The rather varied field we work in and the melting pot of languages, cultures and age ranges are food for imagination and will give you ample room for creativity, ideas and initiatives of your own.

Special benefits for apprentices

We invest in the education of our young professionals:

  • Tandem IMS will pay for the entire learning material for 3 years if you train for „Fachmann/Fachfrau Kinderbetreuung EFZ“.
  • Each year, we organise an outing for apprentices and trainees that offers a welcome change to the day-to-day work and environment.
  • Our conditions are exceptional compared to other, average places that offer internships and apprenticeship.
Adam Murfitt

I have been working at Tandem IMS in the Primary School since 2013. The school offers wonderful opportunities for its teaching team to thrive and it is committed to bringing the diverse, multicultural team to celebrate and learn together. I am proud to part of the team and enjoy the chance of teaching within such a dynamic workplace.

Adam Murfitt
Primary Teacher

Seit 2018 arbeite ich bei Tandem IMS. Mir gefällt die Arbeit im multikulturellen Team, der wertschätzende Umgang untereinander und dass wir Lehrpersonen die Möglichkeit haben, unsere Ideen und Bedürfnisse einzubringen. Trotz kleiner Klassen ist das Lehrerdasein bei Tandem IMS intensiv, aber es lohnt sich.

Evelin Santschi
Primary Teacher

After my first year at Tandem IMS, I was very pleased to accept the offer of an apprenticeship. I love helping the children develop by creating new activities for them to have lots of fun with. I am also very excited to begin my studies in Winterthur on my way to becoming a qualified teacher.

Kinvara Keates

Since 2010 I am part of the Tandem IMS team and have worked in all three locations, teaching and as part of the management team. I am passionate about education and learning and like to support children and team members to realise their own potential.  I very much value working in Tandem IMS’ positive and harmonious environment.

Lynn Booth
Deputy Head Zollikon
Anina Menko

Seit August 2018 bin ich Teil den Tandem IMS Teams. Ich begann als Praktikantin und habe jetzt die Möglichkeit, meine Ausbildung als Fachfrau Betreuung Kinder zu absolvieren. Täglich kann ich meine Kreativität ausleben und den Umgang mit Kindern geniessen.

Anina Menko

Do you like our philosophy? Excellent!

We are always looking for motivated, open-minded talents that would like to work in our inspiring environment.


Please find all our job openings here:


Would you like to get a glimpse of our world? Get in touch with Manuela to organise a discovery day.

Offene Lehrstelle

Would you like to get a glimpse of our world? Get in touch with Manuela to organise a discovery day.