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Tandem International Multilingual School has been operating multilingual early-year creches, and pre-school, kindergarten and primary schools in Zürich, Zollikon and Erlenbach since 2004. Approximately 250 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.
Jessica Penrose

I have been working at Tandem since 2017. Tandem gave me the opportunity to study and become a very proud lower primary school teacher. The school is special for its exceptionally varied teaching staff across all age groups which reflects a teaching community of inspiring educationalists, and a high commitment and dedication to the personal growth and development of every individual child in the school.

Jessica Penrose
Primary Teacher
Michelle Koch Primary Teacher

Seit 2018 sammle ich in diesem multilingualen Umfeld viele wertvolle berufliche sowie persönliche Erfahrungen. Das Zusammentreffen der verschiedenen Kulturen und Sprachen hatte für mich schon immer einen Reiz und trägt viel zur einzigartigen Atmosphäre bei. Die Arbeit mit den Kindern sowie die enge Zusammenarbeit und gegenseitige Unterstützung in unserem herzlichen Team schätze ich sehr und bereiten mir grosse Freude.

Michelle Koch
Primary Teacher
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
Tandem IMS Andrea Mills

In July 2022, I will finish my first year of teaching in lower primary at Tandem IMS. Teaching in a culture of language diversity has been a highlight for me. The opportunity to collaborate with my German speaking partner teacher as well as the rest of the multilingual staff, children and families has been an enriching professional experience. Tandem IMS offers a dynamic school climate with a strong learning community and I feel fortunate to be a part of it.

Andrea Mills
Primary Teacher
Domagoj Baran_fl

Seit 2020 arbeite ich bei Tandem IMS in Zollikon und bin begeistert - dies bereits seit meinen Schnuppertagen! Das Konzept und die Arbeitsweise überzeugen. Die Arbeit im Team ist fantastisch. Das Arbeitsumfeld professionell und die Weiterentwicklung fortlaufend. Und die wunderbare Aufgabe, Kinder einen Teil ihres Weges zu begleiten, zu unterstützen und zu fördern, ist bereichernd - jeden Tag! 

Domagoj Baran
Teacher Early Years & Pre-School
Monika Murlot

I started working at Tandem IMS in 2015. I worked in all three locations and was amazed at the uniqueness of each team and teaching technique, encouraging the children to be the best version of themselves. Tandem IMS gave me the opportunity to study and become a proud early years teacher. It brings me so much pleasure and joy to watch these lovely little ones grow and move on to the next amazing teacher.

Monika Murlot
Teacher Early Years & Pre-School
Anina Menko

Seit August 2018 bin ich Teil des internationalen Teams bei Tandem IMS. Ich begann als Praktikantin, durfte dann die Ausbildung als Fachfrau Betreuung Kinder EFZ in zwei Sprachen absolvieren und arbeite jetzt als Gruppenleiterin. Jeden Tag wurde und werde ich von dem wertschätzenden Team unterstützt und sammle wertvolle Erfahrungen, um die Kinder auf ihrem Weg zu unterstützen und fördern.

Anina Menko
Teacher Early Years & Pre-School

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

Do you like our philosophy? Excellent!

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


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

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