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Career Opportunities at FIAF

The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) is an American, private, not-for-profit 501(c)(3), non-governmental organization incorporated in the state of New York. Its mission is to promote and enhance the knowledge and appreciation of French and Francophone culture and French language and to encourage interaction among French, Francophone and American people through programs in education and the arts.


Graphic Designer

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Department: Marketing & Communications
Reports to: Vice President of Marketing & Communications

Position Summary: FIAF's graphic design team creates materials to support the organization's marketing, communications, and development campaigns. These materials include, but are not limited to, event calendars, brochures, newsletters, postcards, flyers, posters, invitations, print and online advertisements, journals, annual reports, and signage.

In this position, you will work to develop strong creative concepts that engage, attract, promote, and sell FIAF's cultural and educational programs, special events, and library. The designer will learn, work within, and help to grow/evolve FIAF's established style guidelines and strong visual identity.

Responsibilities & Duties (include but are not limited to):

  • Confer with FIAF's President, VP of Marketing & Communications, and all other relevant FIAF departments in order to determine creative concept, layout, and design of all FIAF materials.
  • Use a range of media including photography, illustration, and computer-aided design.
  • Work closely with VP of Marketing and departmental interns on the routing of materials and the overall production schedule.
  • Solicit and compile printing quotes/estimates, and manage relationships with printers and other external vendors.
  • Review final layouts and proofs, and coordinate edits/improvements.
  • Go on press for certain high-priority projects. Experience with commercial printing and the printing process a must.
  • Deftly manage multiple projects and time-sensitive deadlines.
  • Collaborate with IT department on software and hardware needs and issues, as well as FIAF's website, e-newsletters, and all digital media.
  • Art direct photo shoots when needed for promotional material.
  • Organize and manage in-house photographs and archival materials, and coordinate with external organizations to solicit photographic images, as needed.
  • Keep abreast of developments in design software, tools, formats, and trends.


  • Excellent knowledge of French language preferred.
  • BFA in graphic design or related field, as well as demonstrable skills and talent in graphic design.
  • Strong capacity to work in a team environment and to synthesize input from different sources.
  • Must be able to adjust to multiple and shifting priorities, be meticulous, thorough and detailed; be able to meet deadlines and manage time effectively.
  • Must be experienced in InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator. HTML/Flash/motion knowledge a plus.
  • Strong sensitivity to typography, color building/relationships, and offset printing.
  • Good photography skills, including understanding of digital photography and retouching a plus.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with internal departments and external partners.
  • Positive attitude and outstanding work ethic.
  • Sense of humor.

To Apply

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to in English to Hristina Zapryanova, Human Resources Director at Please include samples of any relevant work.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the large number of applicants we receive, we will only be able to contact those that we would like to meet for interviews.


Preschool Assistant Teacher

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Department: FIAF Preschool

The FIAF Preschool is located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Our mission is to provide a joyful entry into French language and culture, combining the best of the école maternelle and American preschool experience to help each child reach his/her full potential.

Position Summary: The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) Preschool, a French immersion program, taught entirely in French, for toddlers ages 3 and 4 is looking for a part-time (8:30am- 2:15pm) assistant teacher, starting August 28, 2017, who will be responsible for assisting with the planning and implementing of developmentally-appropriate activities designed to promote social, emotional, cognitive, and physical growth in preschool children.


  • Assist head teacher in the implementation of the curriculum.
  • Provide for the physical safety of children through anticipation and removal of dangers, observation of children at play or at rest, and by appropriately responding to injuries.
  • Help children with daily tasks and activities.
  • Help children with transitions and foster their autonomy.
  • Replace head teacher when necessary.
  • Respect school’s philosophy and policies.

Qualifications: Qualified candidates must be 21, native French speakers with a proficiency level of English, have a high school diploma with some college credits (Bachelor’s degree with some education or early childhood credits preferred), and/or a DOH-approved study plan, and 1 year of comparable experience (French immersion or bilingual program). All candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S.

To Apply
Please e-mail cover letter and resume in French, and three references, to the Edith Boncompain, the Vice President of the FIAF Language Center and Anne Bellec, the Director of the FIAF Preschool. Email Application .

Selected candidates will first have a quick phone interview to verify French proficiency and will then be invited for an interview.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we can only follow up with applicants who are a match for this existing opportunity.


Teachers at the FIAF Language Center

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Le Centre de Langue du FIAF recrute des professeurs de FLE

Des professeurs de FLE pour ses programmes adultes
Des professeurs de FLE pour ses programmes enfants (1 à 17 ans)

  • A Petits Pas (APP) : 1 à 4 ans
  • Kids & Teens (K&T) : 5 à 17 ans

Pour ses 3 implantations :

  • Manhattan (NY): 22 East 60th Street (entre Madison et Park Avenues)
  • Montclair (NJ) : 7 North Willow Street Suite 7, NJ 07042
  • Brooklyn (NY) : ISB, 477 Court Street

Le ou la candidat(e) doit :

  • Avoir une expérience de l’enseignement à des enfants et /ou des adolescents et/ou des adultes dans un même établissement pendant une durée minimale de 6 mois.
  • Etre diplômé(e) en français langue étrangère (Master FLE, DAEFLE ou équivalent) ou en tant que maître des écoles.
  • Etre dynamique, enthousiaste, consciencieux (se), créatif (ve), formé(e) aux nouvelles technologies, bon sens du relationnel avec les étudiants, les enfants et les parents, ouvert(e) au travail en équipe.
  • Etre disponible en semaine et le samedi (emploi rémunéré à l’heure)
    • En journée de 9h30 à 17h30 pour les enfants.
    • Essentiellement en soirée de 17h45 à 21h pour les adultes (mais aussi en journée à partir de 9h30).
    • Le samedi de 9h30 à 16h30

Dans tous les cas, les candidats doivent être :

  • De langue maternelle française.
  • En possession d’un permis de travail américain. Le FIAF ne sponsorise pas ses professeurs pour un visa que ce soit administrativement ou financièrement.
  • D’un niveau d’anglais égal ou supérieur à B1 (cf CECR)

Quel(s) programme(s) vous intéresse(nt) ?

  • Le programme A petits Pas (APP) pour les enfants de 1 à 4 ans, Anne Bellec
  • Le programme Kids and Teens pour les enfants et adolescents de 5 à 17 ans, Mélanie Grave
  • Le programme Adults, Guillaume Lefèvre

Si vous pensez que votre profil peut convenir pour plusieurs programmes, merci d’envoyer votre candidature dans un email unique en mettant la personne en charge du programme en copie. Merci de préciser les implantations qui vous intéressent. Si vous postulez pour Montclair, merci de mettre Marie-Catherine Glaser en copie. Votre candidature ne sera considérée comme complète et recevable qu’après réception de  votre lettre de motivation (en français) ainsi que votre CV.


Teachers at FIAF Montclair

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We are looking for an enthusiastic teacher of French as foreign language to teach French language and culture to young children, teens and adults. The teacher will plan, implement and assess lessons and will teach with patience and creativity. The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) in Montclair, NJ is a branch of the New York French Institute Alliance Française in Manhattan.

FIAF is a leading French language and cultural center in the U.S. Since 1898, FIAF has been dedicated to creating and offering New Yorkers innovative and unique programs in education and the arts, all exploring the evolving diversity and richness of French cultures.

The FIAF Language Center is the largest language school dedicated to teaching the French language in the tristate area. With more than 7,000 registrations annually, we offer French in three convenient locations: Manhattan’s Upper East Side, Brooklyn’s Carroll Gardens, and Montclair, NJ. FIAF offers learning programs for adults, toddlers (ages 1-4), kids (5-10) and teens (11-17) from beginner to advanced levels, including French for native-speakers. Programs also include one-day workshops and teacher professional trainings.


  • Design and follow a complete teaching plan about French language and culture
  • Organize learning material and resources
  • Use a variety of activities and instructional methods relevant to the audience to stimulate the learning process and the students’ abilities
  • Assess students’ performance and progress to ensure they are mastering the skills on regular basis
  • Monitor students’ interactions in the classroom and nurture cooperation and sharing
  • Cooperate with administration staff
  • Follow and comply with FIAF teaching standards
  • Assist in the development and organization of educational, cultural and social activities to help grow the FIAF members’ community in its Montclair, NJ location
  • Participate in development and collaboration for events within and outside of FIAF to attract new students and members


  • Native French-speaker or equivalent proficiency, ability to communicate clearly in English
  • Proven working experience as a teacher of French as a foreign language
  • Excellent knowledge of latest education theories and practices in the field of foreign language teaching
  • Excellent knowledge of the French and Francophone cultures
  • Creative and artistic teaching abilities
  • Teaching and organization skills
  • Patience and flexibility
  • Strong communication skills
  • Keep abreast with the latest trends and best practices
  • Master’s degree in teaching French as a foreign language or relevant bachelor’s degree/certificate (Licence FLE, DAEFLE, or equivalent)
  • Artistic skills a plus (performing or visual arts)

This position requires the candidate to be available between 7.30am and 9pm on weekdays, from 9am to 4pm on Saturdays.

To Apply
French Institute Alliance Française is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3), non-governmental organization incorporated in the state of New York. Its mission is to promote and enhance the knowledge and appreciation of French and Francophone culture, to increase the knowledge of the French language, and to encourage interaction among French, Francophone and American people through programs in education and the arts.

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the large number of applicants we receive, we will only be able to contact those that we would like to meet for interviews.


Teaching Artists

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The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) invites dynamic, experienced, and creative Teaching Artists to apply to our 2015-2016 In-School Arts Education Program. Teaching Artists in all disciplines are encouraged to apply.

The Program
FIAF matches Teaching Artists with public middle schools in under-served New York City neighborhoods to lead weekly, sequential arts workshops during regular school hours with classes of 15-25 students (1-3 per school). These workshops introduce students to Francophone cultures and a specific artistic discipline while empowering and inspiring students through the hands-on process of creating their own final projects.

At the end of each workshop, students’ final art projects are displayed in FIAF’s Gallery.

During the 2015-2016 school year, these workshops will span approximately 24 weeks between September 2015 and April 2016. Each class will participate for the full 24-week sequence.


  • Native French speaker with excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Excellent teaching ability, including experience with classroom teaching and curriculum development. Prior experience with adolescents and NYC public schools a plus.
  • Artistic excellence, including quality and scope of artistic work and depth of knowledge within an artistic discipline.
  • Collaborative attitude and willingness to adapt to diverse student populations.

To Apply
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and sample lesson plan to Celine Mazieres at

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the large number of applicants we receive, we will only be able to contact those that we would like to meet for interviews.


Other Internships

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Interested in an internship with FIAF's Cultural Programming Department, Development Department, Language Center, or Haskell Library? Please send all internship requests (your resume and a cover letter) in English to Hristina Zapryanova, Human Resources Director at


Teacher and intern recruitment services provided by Agence de promotion du FLE

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