Kanuma City in Tochigi Prefecture is currently accepting applications for an ALT Position. This is an elementary-level position with remuneration comparable to JET, and it is open to people who are not currently living in the Kanuma area but are willing to relocate there. The deadline on this one is coming up fast, so if you're interested, take a look below then get cracking!

Application Deadline: Feb. 7, 2011

The official notice is available at the Kanuma City homepage. The links at the bottom of the page expand on the listing, including an English explanation and application form. (The English explanation lets out crucial details, like salary, that the Japanese explanation politely avoids.)

Job Title: 外国語指導助手 (Assistant Language Teacher)
Number of Positions: 1
Type: 12-month contract, beginning April 1, 2011
Qualifications: Born in a country that uses English as its primary language. At least a Bachelor's Degree. Experience teaching English at a school in Japan or TEFL/TESOL certificaiton. Conversational Japanese ability (enough to handle daily communication and lesson planning with school faculty). Interest in Japan. Living in Kanuma City or intent to live in Kanuma City. Able to commute to any location in the city. Ability to maintain own lifestyle in Japan without any serious impairment.
Duties: Standard ALT job, spread across 4 elementary schools.
Working Hours: 8:15 - 16:00, Monday to Friday.
Remuneration: Monthly, 300,000 yen. If you choose to live in their provided apartment, they will pay half of its rent.
Insurance: Shakai hoken. (健康保険、厚生年金保険、雇用保険, Enrollment is mandatory.)

Application Deadline: Feb. 7, 2011
To apply, send in their application form, filled out, a copy of your passport (including your current landing permit), a copy of your Alien Registration Card, a copy of your diploma, and a recommendation from a previous employer, if possible.

Applications may be delivered by hand to the Kanuma City Board of Education (located at City Hall, on the second floor of the East building). Or they may be mailed to:

School Education Division
Kanuma Board of Education 
1688-1 Imamiya-cho
Kanuma City, Tochigi Prefecture 322-8601

Interview: Applicants will be informed of interview time and place if shortlisted.
The interview will include a mock class demonstration.

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