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Librarian in Amman, Jordan

Locations: Jordan , Middle East
Program Description
Program Costs
Why Go?
Program Description

Join a thriving educational community!

Share knowledge and passion for libraries and resources at an international school in Amman, Jordan!

Our partner school in Amman is dedicated to teaching biblical principles that prepare students for a life of character, integrity, and excellence. They serve the expatriate community of Amman, working with students from over 21 countries. Teachers come from Jordan, the UK, Egypt, South Korea, and the U.S. The average class size is 15, offering classes for 1st through 12th grade. All classes are taught in English and Arabic and the curriculum is American SAT and Advanced Placement.

Small class sizes and an open atmosphere inspire teachers to be able to interact in a meaningful way with students. Whether you are a teacher, administrator, or counselor, you will be challenged to grow in your profession, dig deeper in your faith, and leverage your skills and compassion to impact the lives of students and their families.

General and technical responsibilities include:

  • Manages the operations of the library.
  • Manages the circulation of library materials, textbooks, and some other school
    resources, including equipment such as iPads.
  • Maintains the library’s online management system (OPALS)
  • Curates the library’s collection of materials, including both print and online resources
  • Collaborates in the instructional process, especially in areas related to information use.
  • Participates in school leadership and other duties as assigned.
  • Takes responsibility for professional growth and development.

Are you ready to use your library skills and education overseas? If so, learn more today or apply by clicking on the GET STARTED button!

  • Mature Christian with a clear testimony;
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in Library and Information Science is desired, but not required;
  • 1-2 years’ experience as a librarian is desirable, but not required;
  • Strong spoken and written English skills;
  • Familiarity with using technology to retrieve usable and reliable information;
  • Excellent interpersonal relationship and communication skills with students and adults;
  • Adherence to IDEAS and school's Statement of Faith and Professional Code of Conduct
Program Costs
Costs vary per person:
  • A stipend of $800 per month is given to teaching and administrative personnel which can cover housing and food expenses.
  • Each applicant will also need additional funds for items such as their personal expenses, travel costs, international insurance, visa requirements, and program fees. Applicants have the option to self-fund or raise funds.
  • Staff who commit to more than 2 years receive more compensation benefits.
  • Residence/ work permits are provided by the school.
  • Fundraising training and coaching is available.
  • Singles and families are welcome to apply.
  • Full-time teachers’ children are guaranteed a space at their respected grade level.
  • Jordanian residency permits are provided.

Please contact IDEAS to discuss your budget options and sample budgets. Customized opportunities are available. You can reach us at 720-283-9100 or

All program costs are an approximation and are subject to change.

Why Go?

Make this next school year the best yet!

Be bold and courageous and leverage your time, skills, and passion as a librarian in Amman, Jordan!

Participants in this program will have the opportunity to experience a new country and culture while living out their professional calling in a thriving academic community. See the lives of children transformed by knowledge and compassion. Build new friendships and experience the beauty and history that Jordan has to offer.

Do not let another year pass by without exploring this incredible opportunity! Apply today to our Librarian in Amman, Jordan opportunity!