Librarian (Secondary)

Librarian (Secondary)
Campus
  • Blue Pool Road
Contract Type
  • Full-Time
Category
  • Educational support staff
About the French International School

Established in 1963, the French International School (FIS) is the oldest international school in Hong Kong and was the first school in Hong Kong to offer the IB (in 1988). It is a dynamic educational institution, which welcomes over 2,700 students from around the world. It offers both French and international curricula and is one of the largest French schools in Asia.

FIS currently operates four campuses, next year all of which will accommodate students in the International Stream. Regarding the three primary schools, one is surrounded by greenery in Jardine’s Lookout and another campus is by the sea in Tseung Kwan O and the third is a beautiful campus in Chai Wan.

FIS is a private, not-for-profit organization. In the last five decades, it has grown from a small school with 35 students to one of the most renowned international schools in the region. Its students are from 40 countries speaking some 30 languages – it is a truly multicultural learning environment.

FIS operates two streams, French and International. The French Stream follows the French national curriculum and has approximately 1700 students. The International Stream follows an English and Mathematics curriculum based on the English national curriculum and also the International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC) and International Primary Curriculum (IPC) leading to the International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC) in years 7 and 8, then to IGCSE and finally the International Baccalaureate in Years 12 and 13. It currently has over 1000 students registered. In 2020/21 the international stream successfully went through the IEYC/IPC Accreditation process.

Job Description

In line with the school’s strategy, the library team contributes to empower every student to reach their ambitions and fullest academic potential.

Under the authority of the principals of the French and International streams and in collaboration with teachers, the librarians participate in the cultural, social and civic education of secondary school students in both streams.

Responsibilities

Organize and provide the school’s library resources:

  • Welcome students to the library: check attendance, help them consult the Esidoc online catalog, promote new releases.
  • Manage the library collection: order and follow-up, input in the library software, book commissioning, inventory.
  • Manage loans, returns, bookings and reminders.
  • Publish and update information on Esidoc (library online portal).

Enable all students to gain a culture of information and guidance:

  • Introduce students to documentary research techniques and participate in media and information education (EMI).
  • Host classes for training or educational activities linked to the program.

Contribute to students’ cultural, social and civic education:

  • Support or initiate educational projects, cultural events in connection with literature, local or international news, invite authors, leading figures, and artists.
  • Contribute to school operations and teamwork.
Requirements
  • Working experience in a school, library or experience with kids, teenagers.
  • Knowledge of literature and general culture.
  • Be committed to fostering a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Be able to work collaboratively with a team.
  • Basic knowledge of French would be an advantage.
Benefits
  • 36 hours per week
  • School holidays
  • Medical insurance
  • Chance to work in a culturally diverse environment
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. All personal data will be collected and processed in accordance with our personal data policy.

The French International School - Hong Kong is an equal opportunity employer. At our School, we value all employees and job candidates as unique individuals, and we welcome the variety of experiences they bring to our School. As such, we have a strict non-discrimination policy. We believe everyone should be treated equally regardless of race, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, national origin, native language, religion, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other characteristic protected by local laws and regulations.