Teachers with Flair & Understanding
Teachers with Flair & Understanding
Teachers with Flair & Understanding

Employment Opportunities


CRIA is a rare career opportunity for international educators.

Situated on the Pacific coast of the culturally rich Guanacaste Province, teaching at CRIA provides you with a unique combination of academic rigor and natural wonders that make teaching engaging and relevant to 21st century education. If you have a sense of adventure, requisite qualifications and experience, we invite you to apply for the following job opportunities.

CRIA is experiencing its fastest growth since the school’s founding in the year 2000. Committed to small class sizes within a Toddler to Grade 12 program, CRIA seeks to hire new staff for program expansion as well as replacement of leaving staff. 


All teachers and professional staff employed by the CRIA should have a degree or diploma from an accredited university or similar institution. All teaching employees will have a teaching qualification, certification or license from a recognized educational authority, or a masters degree in the subject area to be taught.

As a US accredited school, CRIA has a priority to employ persons with the following general qualifications:

  • A US or Canadian teaching credential in the subject or grade level to be taught
  • A US or Canadian Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent – Master’s Degree is preferred
  • Minimum of two years’ experience
  • At least two references inclusive of current or latest direct supervisor

Although we thank every candidate for their interest, only those selected for the semi-final round will be contacted. We thank you for your interest in CRIA.


The Director may accept applications for assignments from persons that do not meet the requirements as stipulated above, where it is clear that the person applying will meet the requirements within a two-year period. Such persons will be treated as Teacher Interns.

Please send the following documents all in one PDF attachment to Lois Mare at: admin@criacademy.com 

  • A one page cover letter
  • Maximum two page Resume
  • A one page teaching philosophy
  • Maximum two letters of reference
  • List of references to include name, email, and supervisor’s title


CRIA’s Main Campus enrolls approximately 350 students of roughly 22 nationalities from both the local and international communities in Guanacaste and employs a diverse faculty of international school teachers from 11 nationalities (predominantly American) and a comprehensive support staff. The overall enrollment of CRIA is strategically targeted to grow to 520+ students by 2025.

Therefore, we foresee openings for the expansion of the teaching staff for next year.  These are definitive openings for the 2019-20 school year the first week of January 2019.

  • Grade 3 Classroom Teacher
  • Grade 3 to Grade 7 ELL Teacher
  • Secondary Math Teacher: Grade 7 Math, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus
  • Secondary Science: 2 x Grade 6 Life Science, 1 Biology and 1 AP Env. Science

Please email the following documents within one pdf file (or with additional video file) addressed to the School Director, Lois Mare, at admin@criacademy.com. We encourage you to apply at the earliest possible time for these openings. The review of files will begin as soon as applications are received, but will not be appointed until February/March 2019.

  • A one page cover letter
  • Maximum two page Resume
  • A one page teaching philosophy
  • Maximum two letters of reference
  • List of references to include name, email, and current supervisor’s title

Due to the large amount of applicants, only shortlisted candidates will receive responses.