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Bangkok - January

January 8 - 11, 2018

Kendell, Nick

Fair Organizer:
Nick Kendell

Deelman, Harry

Fair Organizer:
Harry Deelman

January 8 - 11, 2018


Fair Organizers: Nick Kendell, Harry Deelman


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Held at the Royal Orchid Sheraton on the Chao Phraya River, this fair is designed for experienced, top administrators and teachers from around the world (with or without IB experience) who are looking for positions in highly regarded international schools.

As a fair early in the recruiting season, the Bangkok-January Fair favors strong teaching couples and singles without dependents. The numbers in attendance are expected to be about 600 candidates and 130 schools (most of which bring two or more recruiters).

The schools recruiting at this fair come from a wide variety of locations worldwide. Search Associates-registered candidates, of all nationalities and all standard specialist fields in schools, are welcome to request an invitation to attend the Bangkok-January Fair. Please read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Job Fairs on the website.



If your school is interested in attending this fair, please contact Nick Kendell at nkendell@searchassociates.com

Because of the large number of schools regularly attending this fair, there is a wait list established.



Candidates must be registered with a branch of Search Associates if they wish to request an invitation to attend the Bangkok-January Job Fair.


Attendance at this fair is by invitation only. "Checking" interest in the Bangkok-January Fair on the Search Associate online application does NOT constitute an invitation.


Because this is an early fair and attended by highly experienced international educators, this fair is quite competitive. Recruiters know that they have other fairs to attend at later dates, so they are very selective in this first round. Please talk with your sponsoring associate to determine if this fair is a good match for you or if another fair would be a better "fit".


Experienced, strong educator couples and experienced, strong single educators without dependents have an advantage at this fair.


Candidates who are already registered with Search Associates should notify their Search sponsor of their interest in this fair and request an invitation.

  • Candidates who have been registered with Search Associates in the past should re-register with the same associate and request an invitation to this fair.
  • Candidates who are new to Search and wish to attend the Bangkok Fair Please look first at the region in which you live and register with the associate responsible for the region; If you are international (living outside of the US, UK, Canada, Australia/New Zealand), you may register with the following:

Nick Kendell – Candidates with limited or no IB experience and who are open to IB and non-IB positions should register with Nick Kendell

Harry Deelman – Candidates with IB experience, (PYP, MYP, and/or DP) and aiming mainly at an IB job in an IB school should register with Harry Deelman.



  • Essential attendance from 8 January to late afternoon on 11 January. Please note: attendance is by invitation only.
  • Registration for Candidates begins on 8 January at 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 
  •  To get the most from your Fair experience a candidate orientation meeting begins at 11:00 a.m.(Highly recommended for all teachers but especially for those new to the Bangkok Fair).
  • The interview sign-up session starts on 9 January at 10:30 a.m for all candidates. DO NOT BE LATE. The interviews arranged will determine your schedule for Jan. 9 - 11.

 An early request to your sponsoring associate (after becoming an active Search Associates candidate) for an invitation is important - best during SEPTEMBER or OCTOBER. Candidates will only be invited to attend the Bangkok-January Fair if we consider that they match the needs of the recruiters who will be at the fair and stand a real chance of receiving offers. About 50-60% of the fair attendees are expected to accept contracts resulting from the fair.

Country School
Austria Vienna International School
Cambodia International School of Phnom Penh
Chile International School Nido de Aguilas, Santiago
China American International School of Guangzhou
China Concordia International School Shanghai
China International School of Beijing
China International School of Tianjin
China Nanjing International School
China Shanghai American School
China Shekou International School
China Suzhou Singapore International School
China Western Academy of Beijing
China YK Pao School, Shanghai
China/Hong Kong Chinese International School
China/Hong Kong Hong Kong Academy
China/Hong Kong Malvern College Hong Kong
China/Hong Kong The Independent Schools Foundation Academy
China/Macao The International School of Macao
Egypt Cairo American College
Germany International School of Dusseldorf
Ghana Lincoln Community School, Accra
India American Embassy School, New Delhi
India American School of Bombay
India Canadian International School, Bangalore
India Oberoi International School
Indonesia Canggu Community School, Bali
Japan The American School in Japan, Tokyo
Korea North London Collegiate School, Jeju
Korea Seoul International School
Kuwait American International School, Kuwait
Luxembourg International School of Luxembourg
Malaysia IGB International School
Malaysia International School of Kuala Lumpur
Mongolia International School of Ulaanbaatar
Netherlands American School of The Hague
Oman The Sultan's School
Pakistan Karachi American School
Peru Colegio Franklin Roosevelt - The American School of Lima
Philippines International School Manila
Poland American School of Warsaw
Qatar Qatar Academy Sidra
Saudi Arabia American International School - Riyadh
Saudi Arabia British International School Jeddah
Saudi Arabia The KAUST School
Senegal International School of Dakar
Singapore Chatsworth International School - Singapore
Switzerland International School of Zug and Luzern
Switzerland Zurich International School
Taiwan Kaohsiung American School
Tanzania International School of Tanganyika, Dar-es-Salaam
Thailand NIST International School
United Arab Emirates American Community School of Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates American School of Dubai
Uzbekistan Tashkent International School
Vietnam Saigon South International School, HCMC
Vietnam United Nations International School of Hanoi

Did You Know…?

Senior Associate John Ritter consults on matters of governance, planning, head and board transition, and staff development with schools all over the world.