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Work at CIPLC

Colegio International Puerto La Cruz, established in 1997, serves a multinational population of 180 students from Pre-school (3 year olds) through Grade 12. Class sizes average between 12-17 students, and the school provides a wide range of curricular and co-curricular programs and is accredited by AdvancED/SACS. The campus is situated in the Puerto La Cruz/Barcelona area on the Caribbean coast, a location known throughout Venezuela as a top water-sport, beach, and vacation destination in the country.

CIPLC’s unique location, highly competitive pay scale (one of the highest in the AASSA region) and boundless opportunities for professional development make it one of the top choices for international educators in South America.  Wake up to the sunrise over the ocean each morning and have the chance to work with a talented, collaborative, and committed group of educators.  CIPLC offers an array of professional development opportunities both on and off campus and a variety of activities are planned throughout the year.  See also Life in Venezuela and Current Openings to explore how you could become part of our team.

Teacher Qualifications

CIPLC is an excellent place to live, teach, and learn. We place a premium on finding teachers who have intellectual curiosity, the ability to relate positively to others in the school community, and the commitment to teach and learn from other teachers and students.  Teachers must hold a college degree, preferably in the field they will teach, and must have a valid teaching certification. Successful candidates usually have at least five years of teaching experience and a Masters Degree.  Faculty members are expected to help continually develop the curriculum of the school, stay current in their teaching practices, and sponsor after-school activities.

Excellent Salary and Benefits

Below is the compensation for foreign hire teachers on staff. This may slightly vary depending on individual circumstances. If you have any questions regarding pay or other benefits, please contact the superintendent, Dr. Steve Mancuso ( for more information about the benefits of working at CIPLC.

Basic benefits include:

  • Starting Salary Range: $42,000 – $51,600

  • Salary based on US$ 97% paid in USD, 3% paid in local currency at official rate

  • Fully Furnished Housing

  • DSL Internet

  • Full international medical coverage Scholars health insurance

  • Local taxes paid

  • Annual round-trip ticket to home of origin

  • Professional Development

  • Dependent Tuition Paid

  • Sick and Personal Days

  • On-site Masters classes through SUNY Buffalo – free of charge

  • And other benefits as well.  Contact us for more information about the benefits of working at CIPLC

School Calendar

The school year usually begins in early August and closes at the beginning of June. Holidays typically include a week in October, a long weekend in November, a three-week winter break, and week-long breaks for the Carnival holiday and spring break.  Many teachers travel throughout Venezuela or other parts of South America during these times.