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Magellan International School is a unique school in Austin and the nation. We are one of just four independent schools in the US to offer International Baccalaureate programming from Preschool - High School in a Spanish immersion setting, in addition to a flexible language program for students in grade 6 and above.

We are in an exciting growth period which includes the move to a brand-new 14-acre campus this past fall and the opening of a high school in fall 2024. We are an open-minded and inclusive community and we invite you to learn more about us at

More about Magellan:

  • We were founded in 2009 by a bilingual NASA aerospace engineer

  • Today we are home to 580 students in Preschool - 8th Grade (High School opening fall 2024)

  • 70% of our faculty join us from outside the US

  • 60% of our families identify as diverse.

  • We value innovation and design thinking

  • We strive to live the IB Learner Attributes in all that we do

Description of Position:

The Magellan International School (Colegio Internacional Magallanes), in Austin, Texas, is seeking a Physical Education Teacher for the Primary School (Kinder - 5th Grades) and Secondary School (6th - 9th Grades). This individual will instruct Physical Education (PE) activities, and will provide PE information and serve as a resource to others. This position will achieve defined objectives by planning, evaluating, developing, implementing and maintaining services in compliance with established guidelines. 


Essential Functions:

  • Designs, plans, and implements physical education lessons based on elements of the IB Primary Years Programme and the IB Middle Years Programme

  • Measures the essential elements of the Primary Years Programme and Middle Years Programme using a range of assessment strategies

  • Ensures that the physical education environment is clean, safe and constructive for all students

  • Works collaboratively with the other Physical Education Teachers

  • Effectively manages students' behavior in class

  • Assists in planning the annual Field Day across all school levels

Essential Functions As They Relate To:


  • Promote high standards and expectations for all students for academic performance and responsibility for behavior.

  • Improve student performance and results.

  • Serve as a role model for students, dressing professionally, demonstrating the importance and relevance of learning, accepting responsibility, and demonstrating pride in the education profession.

  • Ensure that the instructional programs engage the learner in tasks that require analytical and critical thinking, problem solving, and creativity. 

  • Address the range of skills and developmental needs found in the classroom

  • Encourage students to define individual goals.

  • Maintain a safe and creative environment for their students.


  • Supports teachers and co-workers

  • Attends all staff/ faculty meetings

  • Meets with the Primary Years Programme Coordinator and Middle Years Programme Coordinator to review curriculum plans and activities and evaluate program's effectiveness 


  • Maintains records on each child's progress and development

  • Keeps up-to-date records of attendance, curriculum, assessment tasks in Managebac

  • Carries out supervision at break times, lunch times, and other times as required

  • Prepares documentation for IB external assessment


  • Communicate professionally and effectively to parents about student progress. 

  • Work with Room Parents in planning and participating activities.

  • Conduct individual parent conferences at the end of each term.

  • Establish a positive relationship with each student's family.

  • Make presentations to parents as needed.

  • Attend parent meetings when required.

  • Communicate and collaborate with parents of high needs students. 

Internal Community

  • Participates in Fundraising and Marketing efforts to support the growth of our non-profit, independent school

External Community:

  • Curate local community offerings and communicate opportunities to the school community.

  • Promote the Magellan International School mission.

  • Create and maintain connections with relevant community resources.

Other Duties:

Please note that this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice and at the discretion of the Head of School.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree (Degree in Kinesiology or Sports Management preferred)

  • Experience and/or training in IB curriculum

  • Ability to teach diverse students with varied athletic interests and different physical abilities

  • Dedication to healthy lifestyles, with an understanding of physiology, nutrition and metabolism

  • A minimum of three years' experience in working with elementary and/or preschool students

  • Experience with authentic assessment practices

  • Demonstrate experience as an effective coach

  • Demonstrate excellent leadership and organizational skills

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of curriculum development and program evaluation, child growth and development, effective instructional strategies, classroom management, learning assessment 

  • Ability to create a stimulating classroom environment

  • Ability to utilize the local context and environment to enhance learning

  • Ability to work with parents 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience or training in the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (IB PYP).

  • Experience working with project based learning.

Personal Attributes and Skills

  1. Dynamic, empathetic communicator

  2. Comfortable speaking in front of large groups

  3. Able to explain complex procedures in simple terms

  4. Child focused - warm, caring, and supportive

  5. Passion for teaching and learning

  6. Flexibility and willingness to work with teams

  7. Desire to be part of a growing school by committing to its vision and mission

  8. Energetic, positive, and creative

Supervisory Responsibility

This is not a supervisory position. 

Work Environment:

This job operates in a classroom environment, and outdoors. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. This role requires the ability to interact with multiple children at a time, ability to lift children and heavy objects on a routine basis (up to 40 lbs) and have the ability to bend and sit on the floor throughout the day. 


This position will require the ability to travel between two campuses. Some out-of-area travel may be expected with field trips, but is not common.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications:

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

Work Authorization/Security Clearance:

If hired, employee will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification form, I-9. You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the school.


AAP/EEO Statement:

Magellan International School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetics, or status as a Veteran. In addition to federal law requirements, the Magellan International School complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.


Salary for each position is based on an individual’s teaching experience. All employees of Magellan receive the following competitive benefits including three health plans to choose from with the employee’s health insurance paid 100% by the school, paid dental and vision plans, paid life insurance, paid short-term disability insurance, paid School Holidays, paid time off, up to a 50% tuition discount for employee’s children, professional development opportunities, and an inclusive work environment. Additional insurance is also available. International employees also receive the following additional benefits including round-trip airline tickets for a hired teacher and their dependents to come to the USA and to return home, a $5,000 (US) moving allowance, and one week of hotel accommodations upon arrival.

Application e-mail address: Please apply on the school’s website.


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