What is Benjamin Preschool's hiring
& staff selection process like?
The hiring method for our faculty is an ongoing process starting early in January of each year and ending in June. It is a requirement that the applicant:
- Has a minimum of 2 years of experience working in the educational sector
- Has a background education in the preschool pedagogy area; a bachelor and / or master degrees are preferred.
- Is certified in the English language (we accept many certification standards)
During our selection process we closely monitor for several criteria. We look for love, passion, and patience in terms of working with children. A candidate can apply by sending his resume to and providing a letter of intent within the message of the email. If a candidate is invited for an interview he / she will have to go through several stages of our hiring process.
First, the candidate will have a 45-60 min interview. If the candidate passes on to the next round then he / she will be invited to teach at our facility for a week so that he can become familiar with our educational system (this is a well renowned educational methodology that comes from both the US & Slovak educational practices). We closely monitor the candidate’s behavior and work during this initial week. We stress the importance of the candidate having to follow several Montessori principles. We also closely observe how the candidate deals with conflicting situations and how he / she assimilates into the Benjamin Preschool culture. Something to keep in mind is that our facility has open doors to the parents of the children and they do have the option to participate actively / passively. It is very important that the candidate comes prepared for this initial week. What should he / she prepare? For now, we will leave that to the candidate’s creativity but a small hint: include activities for different age groups.
If and when the candidate passes this initial week he becomes a teacher assistant for one month in one of our 3 facilities. This month serves as a trial period for us to observe whether the candidate is actively engaged and comfortable with our methodology. If the candidate successfully completes this one month trial period he is accepted to Benjamin as a full time employee.
Yes, we know, our selection process is strenuous but it is extremely important to find the right alignment for Benjamin’s students. At Benjamin we love our children and they are the #1 priority.
Job Postings at Benjamin Preschool
Please contact us via e-mail address or call +421903263616
NEW CAREER OPPORTUNITIES at Benjamin Preschool for school year 2019-2020
Are you energetic, cheerful, hardworking, remarkable and capable of working with children? Do you think you or anyone you know would be a great fit for our Benjamin team? If so, reach out to us and apply to one of the following positions:
Benjamin Preschool has always been, is, and will be inspired by children. Benjamin is here for them. We strive for perfection because we realize that we are part of every child's childhood. We all have only one childhood and it cannot be repeated; it guides a person for the rest of his life. And to us this is an extreme obligation.
HEAD TEACHER Kindergarten
The head teacher plays a pivotal role in the success of both the children’s physical and intellectual competence and Benjamin’s ability to establish and maintain a safe, healthy and nurturing learning environment.
Location: Pezinok, Slovakia
Native English Speaker
Knowledge of the American School System and familiarity with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt curricul
A University Degree from Pre-school and Elementary School Education, pedagogy, or a diploma from a Pedagogical High School – Pedagogical and Cultural Academy, Social Academy
Master’s degree preferred
Fluent and fully proficient in the English Language (Native speaker level)
Minimum of 3 years of experience leading a preschool classroom (preferred)
Experience from teaching in an international school or environment is welcomed.
Candidates with the ability to succeed in this role will display the following attributes:
Displays strong classroom leadership and critical thinking skills
Highly organized, curriculum and classroom management skills, excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
Support each child’s social and emotional development and provide positive guidance
Establish positive and effective family relations
Ensure an effective program, responsive to children’s needs
Attend professional development
HEAD TEACHER Preschool
The assistant teacher has a very similar, if not the same, role as all our head teachers do. The assistant teacher is there to fully support his/her assigned head teacher at any time. This role is a great development role and a path towards becoming a head teacher.
Location: Pezinok, Senec, Slovakia
High English language proficiency
5 years of experience in an international environment
8 to 9 hour work days
High School diploma (Pedagogical and Cultural Academy/Social Academy)
Experience with teaching 3-6 years old children
Participate collaboratively and professionally with other teachers and staff to promote the general well-being of the school
- Preparing materials for academic lessons and other activities
- Supporting each child’s social and emotional development and providing positive guidance
- Establishing positive and effective family relations