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Employment FAQ

What does the visa process look like?

As employer, ICSV can apply for a so-called “Red-White-Red Card” on behalf of the employee and a “Red White Red Plus Card” for spouses and dependents. It is up to governmental agencies to approve the visa, which is why it is crucial the employee meet all requirements laid out by the Austrian Public Employment Service and the Municipal Department for Immigration and Citizenship.

To find out if you meet the basic qualifications required, Click here.

Taking into account the time it takes for a visa to come through (between 3-7 months from experience), we start the recruiting and hiring process early into the school year (October/November), as we strive to find the best suitable candidate to join our team.

How does health care work in Vienna?

Employees, including their spouses and dependents are automatically medically insured through the Regional Health Insurance Fund.

For an overview of the benefits, Click here.

Will I receive a tuition discount for my kid(s) at ICSV?

ICSV grants tuition discounts to staff’s children. Our Admissions team is happy to share further details on this (admissions@icsv.at).

Does the school help with housing?

Our staff recruiter offers assistance with housing, from finding an apartment to signing a rental contract.

How am I going to adjust to Austrian culture?

The “Vienna Orientation” is meant to help our new hires acclimate to Vienna. Various staff members volunteer to take new colleagues around – be it to grocery or furniture stores, to church, to must-see places in Vienna, or simply to have them over for a meal at their house.

Connecting with colleagues means connecting with people who have been there before and can therefore offer some invaluable tips. Creating bonds outside work is also important and probably one of the easiest ways to make that happen is to find a church community.

Do I need to speak German?

We strongly encourage our teachers to learn basic German prior to their relocating to Vienna. Once in Vienna ICSV actively supports all endeavors to learn German by offering German classes after school.

How safe is Vienna to visit?

Vienna is relatively – even remarkably – safe for a city approaching 2 million inhabitants.

How does the public transport system work?

The public transport system in Vienna is great. Cheap, frequent, fast, clean, efficient, relatively safe, and rarely overcrowded.

What’s the weather like throughout the year?

Vienna has a typical dry continental climate, with hot summers and cold (often bitterly so) winters.

Taking last year (2018) as an example:

  • The average afternoon temperature in August was around 28°C (82°F), with a monthly maximum of about 36°C (97°F)
  • The average afternoon temperature in February was round 1°C (34°F), with a monthly minimum (at night) of -11°C (12°F)