Jobs in Shanghai (now!)

If you need a job in Shanghai, like right now, I might be able to help you. Two people have been after me lately to help them find foreigners to do these jobs. Both are jobs I might consider myself if had time and needed the work.

The first is a job teaching Korean kids. From what I understand, the pay is 200+ RMB/hour (which is quite good), and class size is small. A Korean classmate of mine is trying to help the school find teachers.

The other is a translation job (Chinese to English) for an educational company I used to work for. The nice thing about this one is you can do it from home, but you have to be in Shanghai to meet the employer and then receive your payments.

I put both job offers on the newly reformatted Sinosplice Jobs page. (Yes, there are a few ads. Deal with it.) If you want to contact me about either of these jobs, please use the “jobs@” e-mail address linked to on that page.

UPDATE: There’s now a third job on the page (also for someone in Shanghai).

UPDATE 2: The job teaching Korean kids is no longer available. Go to the Sinosplice Jobs page for the most up-to-date info.


John Pasden

John is a Shanghai-based linguist and entrepreneur, founder of AllSet Learning.


  1. Thanks for the offers Job unfortunately they seem to be paying too much and I got accustomed to the lifestyle of living with three other people and eating baozi for breakfast, lunch, dinner and midnight snack.

    What I wanted to say really, is down?

  2. Maybe my ex would be interested in a job there. Send her an email. she could teach the Korean kids at least.

  3. janneyzhang Says: July 20, 2006 at 6:53 pm

    Hi, I am interesting in the current job you offered in your website,how can I know it more?I live in Shanghai,and I can work in my home.Thank you!

    yours sincerely

  4. Does it really have to be in China for the second one? What about just being paypaled the payment? I suppose it has to be somewhat more formal than that?

  5. Well, as far as I know, a person who has Ielts 6 can’t even speak English fluently. How can he/she teach students?

  6. Ooh, I’d love that teaching job. Unfortunately, I’m all the way here in Canada and it’s unlikely they’d wait and also offer me airfare and board… =(

  7. Arizona,

    Yeah, the company likes to meet the person that will be working for them, and I suspect they also want to verify Chinese ability.

  8. The teaching job is a great way to get a round trip flight to Shanghai, China. I hope someone jumped on that great opportunity provided by Sinosplice Jobs.

  9. Don’t worry though if you can’t take this couple of jobs. There are loads of other teaching and business positions out there depending on your education and experience level. Here is a list of websites i know that have western jobs. Some sites like Asia Xpat have loads of jobs of varying quality, whilst others like the AmCham site and zhaopin are targeting higher level. Hope this is of help to some of you looking for positions in Shanghai and China.
    Jobs Online – – volunteering opportunity – this has a number of links to a number of good job site

    There are more out there, but these are a few.

  10. Just a question:

    I am a Canadian currently living in Vancouver but I want to move to Shanghai in the spring or late winter. I speak Mandarin and with the help of my trusty dictionary I am capable of doing translations (and have done them before). I am interested in the translating job because I want to try work other than teaching for a while because I have been an ESL teacher in China and Vancouver already, and have left the public school teachers’ program at UBC to explore other avenues before I decide if I want to end up in education or not. How can I find jobs like this one, and how can I learn what a fair wage is for such jobs? I am asking in this format because I haven’t seen the right email to write to yet and I am not on my own computer so I can’t click the hotlinks. Any help would be greatly apprectiated. Thank you!

  11. Rebecca,

    Jobs in Shanghai are not easy to find simply by surfing the internet because there are already so many foreigners in Shanghai that most positions can be filled locally.

    I think your best bet is to save up and come over on a tourist visa. (You can change your visa later.) Once in Shanghai you can inquire and apply in person, and get much better results.

    Good luck.

  12. Mr Thierry Says: November 19, 2006 at 1:50 am

    oh, Nice to hear it from you.I’m well in doing translation and i did before in one company in shanghai.i’m living Shanghai almost 4 years,i think to be asset and provide good services. thanks

  13. Mr Thierry Says: November 19, 2006 at 1:50 am

    oh, Nice to hear it from you.I’m well in doing translation and i did before in one company in shanghai.i’m living Shanghai almost 4 years,i think to be asset and provide good services. thanks

  14. michael futter Says: November 19, 2006 at 6:12 am

    hi,I’m actually a transport manager in Australia,working for a company who deals direct with China, I have come up thru the ranks from a driver to where I am today,I dont have uni qualifications as such,is there a way to overcome this hurdle in Asia,as all jobs seem to want a degree in most things?
    regards Mike

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