Become an IB examiner

As part of assessment processes, we work with examiners and senior examiners in a variety of different roles. We are always looking to recruit new, skilled examiners and senior examiners as the IB continues to grow.

IB Examiners

Examiners are appointed to mark externally-assessed work or to moderate internally-assessed components (reviewing teachers' original marking). Candidates' work is assessed against prescribed and well-defined criteria or mark schemes.

The role of examiner is highly valued and the IB places emphasis on the professional integrity of individuals in examining positions. Acting as an IB examiner provides an international educational experience, encompassing unique professional development opportunities and an insight into the assessment process.

We accept applications for all subjects, across all programmes, throughout the year.

You do not need to have previously worked as an IB teacher, provided that you have experience teaching a subject at the appropriate level and to the specified age group.

Please read the examiner recruitment policy below before using the application form to apply for a position.

Working as an examiner for the IB can also help develop your role as a teacher, as IB examiners are able to apply for US teacher credits.

Senior examiners

Senior examiners are responsible for the academic rigour of IB assessments. In their role they provide effective, reliable and continuous leadership of a team during and across examination sessions. An IB Senior Examiner is looked to for their expertise and leadership. Senior examiners include Chief Examiners, Deputy Chief Examiners, Examiners Responsible, Deputy Examiners Responsible and MYP Principal Examiners.

When senior examiner positions are available, they will appear in the table below. Please check the table below for available senior examiner positions. Most Chief Examiner and Deputy Chief Examiner roles are advertised in July and August in preparation for the following September. The recruitment process takes six months to complete. Examiner Responsible and Deputy Examiner Responsible roles are advertised on an ad-hoc basis.

All available senior examiner positions are listed below. Please read the recruitment policy and any additional information prior to applying.

Please note, the recruitment process can take up to six months after the closing date, during which you may be asked to complete additional tasks.

All applicants are required to complete an application form.

If you are interested in becoming a senior examiner and no suitable vacancy is listed below, please express your interest by sending an email, with your CV attached, to examiners@ibo.org.

Current vacancies

Chief Examiner

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There are currently vacancies for the following subjects:

English B Apply now
French B Apply now
Mathematics SL Apply now

Deputy Chief Examiner

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There are no current vacancies for this role.

Examiner Responsible

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There are currently vacancies for the following subjects:

Dutch Language and Literature Read more about the role [383KB] PDF Apply now
Hebrew Literature Read more about the role [252KB] PDF Apply now
Somali Literature Read more about the role [635KB] PDF Apply now
Kurdish Sorani A: Literature Read more about the role [635KB] PDF Apply now
Siswati Literature Read more about the role [426KB] PDF Apply now

Deputy Examiner Responsible

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There are currently vacancies for the following subjects:

Estonian Literature Read more about the role [427KB] PDF Apply now
Tamil B Read more about the role [426KB] PDF Apply now

MYP Principal Examiner

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There are no current vacancies. 

Assessment production positions

Holders of assessment production positions are responsible for the production of IB assessments. In their role, they provide subject-specific expertise and/or production skills.

All available assessment production positions are listed below. Please read the recruitment policy and any additional information before applying.

Please note, the recruitment process can take up to six months after the closing date, during which you may be asked to complete additional tasks.

All applicants are required to complete an application form.

Current vacancies

Assessment author

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There are currently vacancies for the following subjects:

MYP - Arabic language and literature Read more about the role [186KB] PDF Apply now
MYP - Biology Read more about the role [186KB] PDF Apply now
MYP - Design  Read more about the role [186KB] PDF Apply now
MYP - Dutch language acquisition  Read more about the role [186KB] PDF Apply now
MYP - Dutch language and literature  Read more about the role [186KB] PDF Apply now
MYP - Extended maths Read more about the role [186KB] PDF Apply now
MYP - Geography Read more about the role [186KB] PDF Apply now
MYP - German language and literature Read more about the role [186KB] PDF Apply now
MYP - Integrated humanities  Read more about the role [186KB] PDF Apply now
MYP - Integrated sciences Read more about the role [186KB] PDF Apply now
MYP - Korean language and literature  Read more about the role [186KB] PDF Apply now
MYP - Maths  Read more about the role [186KB] PDF Apply now
MYP - Physical and health education Read more about the role [186KB] PDF Apply now
MYP - Physics Read more about the role [186KB] PDF Apply now

External advisor

An external advisor is responsible for reviewing the content of a proposed IB assessment, ensuring sufficient curriculum coverage, appropriate level of difficulty and adequate discerning factors.

Current vacancies

Read the recruitment policy [89KB] PDF

There are currently vacancies for the following subjects:

MYP - Biology Read more about the role [66KB] PDF Apply now
MYP - Chemistry Read more about the role [66KB] PDF Apply now
MYP - French language and literature Read more about the role [66KB] PDF Apply now
MYP - Physics Read more about the role [66KB] PDF Apply now
MYP - Integrated sciences Read more about the role [66KB] PDF Apply now
MYP - Geography Read more about the role [66KB] PDF Apply now
MYP - History Read more about the role [66KB] PDF Apply now
MYP - Integrated humanities Read more about the role [66KB] PDF Apply now