Head of School

Aarhus International School is growing and increasing student capacity up to 600 children from summer 2024. AIS is a private day school for students of expatriate and Danish families, an IB World school with authorized programs for Primary Years and Middle Years.

Our new Head of School will manage a growing and developing school, with dedicated staff, students, and families with students from over 40 different nationalities within the 3-to-15-year age-group. AIS values its strong community both within staff and families, and our new Head of School is expected to further nurture and grow the AIS community and inclusive culture.

The Head of School is responsible for both the Educational Leadership and the Administrative and Operational Management of the school.

The ideal candidate will embrace the spirit of exploration, inclusion, and achievement that has guided AIS since its founding in 2011. The person will cultivate a global-minded, inclusive environment that inspires both students and staff, fosters a shared humanity, and celebrates cultural diversity. The Head of School reports to, and will work closely with, the School Board. The Head of School will represent AIS in relation to the wider school community and will maintain and hone AIS’ commitment to quality international education, co-curricular activities, community engagement, as well as global educational and cultural exchange partnerships.

Academic & Professional Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or similar level in Education, Educational Leadership, or a related field from an accredited institution.
  • Certification within IB related areas preferred.
  • Qualifications with administration or headship.

To see the full list of duties and responsibilities, please click HERE.

Salary & Benefits

The salary and benefits package are based upon union agreement. The overall package will be based upon the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

For further information please contact Chairperson Niclas Kvernrød at +45 2236 2872.

Interested candidates should apply by the link below, where you are asked to submit the following confidential materials:

  • Cover letter expressing interest and qualifications for the position.
  • Current CV / Resume (please do not include your photo).

There will be an ongoing review of applications. The review process will be handled by a recruitment team consisting of AIS board members as well as staff representatives.

We are aiming for the onboarding and transition of the new Head of School to begin in either June or in August 2024.

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