Principal Trainee

Middle East, Dubai

Masterminds Nursery & Kindergarten

Masterminds Nursery & Kindergarten

Position Summary

We are looking for an Early Years Manager who is interested in taking their career to the next level.  The ideal candidate will have several years of experience in teaching, as well as some school leadership experience. The Manager will start out teaching in the beginning to be deeply immersed in Masterminds’ unique curriculum and system, combined with some degree of leadership and management.  After the candidate's first year (or earlier), she will take on a full-time leadership position and assist the director in all aspects of school matters.  They will also serve as a liaison between the Staff and Management Team.  

Essential Requirements:

  • Native English speaker 
  • Minimum 10 years experience with young learners
  • Experience managing or leading an Early-Years program preferred
  • Candidates with diverse backgrounds which may include corporate roles in addition to teaching, will be considered
  • Experience working with a wide-range of different curricula (for example, American, IB, British EYFS)
  • Degree in Education or Early Childhood Education preferred, though other degrees may be considered with relevant experience
  • Experienced yet excited to learn our unique methodology and adapt teaching/leadership style accordingly


Compensation & Benefits:
Salary package: starting at 15,000 AED/month (tax free) in teaching/Principal Trainee role; rising to 20,000 AED/month after assuming full leadership role

  • Employee Stock Option Program
  • Comprehensive medical insurance
  • Round-trip airfare purchased every two years
  • Temporary accommodation on arrival or relocation allowance
  • UAE resident visa
  • 2.5 months paid annual leave
  • End of contract bonus (21 days salary for each year worked)


About Masterminds Preschool & Kindergarten

Masterminds has partnered with a globally renowned institute that has been a pioneer in childhood development for over 60 years, and whose founders include Nobel prize laureates. Our enrichment programs integrate a mother’s traditional wisdom with 60 years of leading-edge research in child development to create intellectual, physical and social excellence, in children age eighteen months to six years.

The programs include English, Arabic and French language immersion, learning to play the violin, gymnastics and swimming, as well as enrichment programs that will ensure all children can read fluently, do maths and have exceptional knowledge, physical and social awareness, by the age of six. 

Our class sizes are limited to 9 – 12 children in Nursery and 15 children in Kindergarten. Furthermore, most of our programs are taught in smaller sub-groups of 3 – 6 students.

Schedule: 5 days per week
Locations: Dubai (near Burj Al Arab)
Age of students: School has students from 18 months - 6 years.

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