Working and Volunteering

Our Staff…

  • Work wholeheartedly as a team supporting the mission statement and affirming the objectives of the school as set out in Design ’94
  • Although the right to privacy is recognized, staff are expected to live an exemplary quality of life and ,aintain high standards of professional conduct and quality of instruction
  • As KIS is a residential school you could be assigned duties and responsibilities, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, in addition to the area of your primary focus
  • All Professional Staff (Teachers) are expected to chaperone/supervise; 3 evening student activities per semester, 1 camping weekend at Poondi campsite, a week-long field trip during field trip week
  • All Professional Staff (Administrative) are expected to chaperone/supervise 3 evening student activities per semester

And in return, they enjoy the following benefits…

In addition to the monthly remuneration package, of course.

  • Staff residence with basic furnishings in charming cottages and apartments scattered over the school’s campuses
  • Lunch / tea in our school cafeterias while the school is in session
  • Medical coverage as per the school’s Health Plan
  • Personal accident and hospitalization insurance
  • Education for dependent children at KIS
  • Examination fee reimbursement for dependent children at KIS taking the PSAT, SAT I and II, IB, and RSM Music exams
  • Settling in allowance upon every term contract signed

And enjoy the following allowances…

  • Hill station allowance
  • Transportation allowance
  • Contract allowance
  • Energy allowance for electricity, firewood and cooking gas consumed in your home
  • Dearness Allowance (DA)
  • Air travel transportation for staff member and dependents from Home of Record at the beginning of each term contract and to Home of Record upon term contract completion
  • Shipping allowance for staff on term contract upon joining and at the completion of service

And even terminal benefits including:

  • Provident Fund
  • Gratuity (provided service is over four years)

It’s a really great job!

  • Professional development opportunities such as IB, NESA conferences, in-house workshops etc
  • Use of school sports, library, computer and recreation facilities
  • Maintenance services on request (plumbing, electrical, carpentry, mason work, moving)
  • Assistance in filing Indian income tax forms
  • Assistance with employment visa documentation on joining, processing extension and renewal of visas and registering with the local police, plus filing residential permit papers for foreign staff
  • Support in typing, photocopying, computer problems, computer education, science lab assistance
  • Dish TV connection in school-provided residence
  • Internet / Skype facility and access in school

Volunteering at KIS

KIS volunteering

For decades, KIS has encouraged personal and professional philanthropists in an extraordinary and popular volunteer program. People of all ages, nationalities, backgrounds are welcomed into this residential community and spend one or two semesters at KIS helping out with whatever needs doing. Volunteers are housed, provided with all essential services, may eat all meals in the school cafeteria with the students and residential staff and receive an honorarium to acknowledge their contributions. If you have professional skills to offer or time to spare or a sabbatical to take, consider a Volunteer assignment at KIS. To apply, complete the application form (Click Here) and send and send along with your CV/resume and letter of interest to, Human Resources Officer at

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