Working at ACST

The American Cooperative School of Tunis (ACST) has been serving the expatriate community in Tunisia for 60 years. Located at the northernmost point in Africa, on the Mediterranean Sea just a short hop from Europe, this vibrant American international school has a student body of 450 students from more than 60 nations. Tunisia is an amazingly beautiful and historically interesting country that is one of the top tourist destinations for Europeans. 

ACST’s mission of Opening Doors, Hearts, and Minds extends to its teaching staff.  We bring teachers from around the world and work together to learn as we help our students learn and grow. 

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package to overseas hires, which includes furnished housing, utilities, annual flights home, professional learning allowance, health insurance, life insurance, retirement, and shipping allowance. 

ACST generally lists positions for overseas hires at:

Search Associates 

Vacancies for Year 2019-2020
Currently, we have three openings to begin as soon as possible.

Elementary School

PreSchool Teaching Assistant (Full time)
The primary purpose of this position is to interact with children in our multi-age 3 and 4 year old program, working alongside the lead teacher to provide a comforting and nurturing environment that is conducive to learning. Duties include: assisting with the physical, social, cognitive and educational growth of children; maintaining a safe and organized environment;  observing each child to assess skills, interests and needs; & assisting children during arrival, transitions, outdoor play, lunch time and dismissal. Experience with early childhood learners is preferred. Work hours are from 7:30-3:30. Interested candidates should contact ACST elementary school principal, Lori Newman.

Teaching Assistant (part-time)
To work with students from preschool through grade 1 during PE lessons. Primary responsibilities include supporting social and behavioral expectations during lessons, delivering individual and small group instruction, and assisting with equipment. An enjoyment of physical activity and experience with early childhood learners is preferred. Work hours vary by day but range from 11am through 3pm Monday through Thursday.  Interested candidates should contact ACST elementary school principal, Lori Newman.

Secondary School

French Teacher (part-time)
ACST secondary school is seeking a French teacher for students who are learning the French language at a beginner/intermediate level. The position is to teach one class (20%) in the afternoon every other day. The ages of the students' are between 11-14 years old.  Desired characteristics: love of learning and education, ability to work on teams, an ability to be open-minded to best educational practices, and a desire to be a part of a dynamic and professional American international school.  Responsibilities include: adhere to curriculum standards, administer formative and summative assessments. report grades to students and parents.  Previous teaching experience preferred. Interested candidates should contact ACST secondary school principal, Kevin Thomas (

Applications, including a cover letter and CV, should be sent to our Human Resources department at

Please note that all employees of ACST are required to have recent police clearance before being employed by the school.

Opening Hearts

ACST has been opening the hearts of students, staff, and parents for 60 years. What began in 1959 with eight students in an old barn has become a special place where more than 5,000 students have come and opened their hearts to each other and to learning.