Why work at Sunshine Maple Bear

Please note that Maple Bear recruits only Native English speaking candidates for foreign teacher positions, with a preference towards North American trained teachers. While most countries require only a University degree, Maple Bear teachers generally have one or more of the following qualifications, with strong preference for teachers trained in Education and who have classroom experience: Bachelor of Education (BEd), Masters of Education (MEd), TESL/TESOL Certification, Early Childhood Education (ECE), International Teaching Experience, Experience with Youth (Camp, Coaching, Tutoring, etc).

Academic Support candidates must hold at least a BEd/MEd and be experienced both in the classroom and in administrative roles (generally 5 years +).

Available positions can be found on our job board.

Currently there are roughly 100 Maple Bear schools in 10 countries: Korea, China, Vietnam, Morocco, Turkey, Brazil, Mexico, India, Singapore and Bangladesh. Our headquarters are located in Vancouver, Canada. In Vietnam, there are currently four Maple Bear schools in Vietnam – two in Hanoi (Vincom Tower & Golden Westlake) and two in Ho Chi Minh City (Flemington & Horizon Tower)

Maple Bear schools hire year-round, and as such we accept resumes anytime. Whether you are applying for an advertised position, or simply would like to be considered for the next available position, we are happy to receive your resume and begin the dialogue. We advise that teachers apply well in advance of when they would like to work abroad as visas and preparation can take some time and varies between countries.

Competitive salary and allowance

Attractive personal accident and Health insurance package

12 sick leaves per year and holiday bonus

Annual salary review based on performance

End of contract bonus (from 2nd year)

Opportunities for continued professional development

Lovely and fantastic children

Friendly and supportive team

We are developing a team work and supportive environment where individual is given with opportunity for optimal development. The students are our first priority and we maintain an active role in monitoring student progress. We practice positive discipline in order to allow the students to feel comfortable in taking risks and learning from their own mistakes.

Most schools require that you teach 30 hours per week plus an additional 10 hours per week of preparation time. Teachers typically work 5 consecutive days (Monday-Friday) per week with two consecutive days off. Most Academic support personnel, Directors, Head Teachers, and other positions involving administrative duties will have customized schedules based on the needs of the school

Most class sizes vary depending on the age group. Each foreign teacher is paired up with local English-Speaking teacher assistants who will work with them during lesson preparation and in the classroom.

Traveling the world is one of the most exciting experiences you can undertake. Unlike being a tourist, you are required by law to have a visa to enter and a work permit to work in Vietnam. Obtaining a visa is not a hard process although the process can take some time and the steps must be followed accurately. Maple Bear's Education Services works with all teachers and academic support team members to assist them in gathering the appropriate documentation required for the visa and work permit application. Documents required generally include a valid passport, passport photos, a University degree, a criminal record check, and health check. Maple Bear teachers are responsible for gathering their personal documents at home, while the Maple Bear schools will handle the local immigration and Department of Education filings in their respective countries.

Before you make any decision, think long and hard about your motives for wanting to go. Consider carefully what the benefits of being abroad could be for you. If you are going overseas because a relationship has just broken up, then you are going for the wrong reasons and will probably regret your decision. The more positive reasons you have for going, the more likely you will make a success of it. If all you can think of is how much you hate your current job, your boss, even the weather, then you are likely to be as unhappy in your new home as you are now.

Not everyone is cut out for a life abroad. Living far away from everything that is familiar to you—your life props of home, friends, parents, job, community or church—can be challenging and even painful for some. These feelings will impact on your entire time away. Other people positively thrive on the new challenges, are excited at the idea of exploring a new culture, and feel enormous satisfaction when overcoming any new problem successfully. They feel rewarded with a sense of achievement and personal growth. Do consider carefully what kind of person you are and if living without familiar landmarks or people make you feel uncomfortable or ignite your curiosity.