Job opportunity

Watchmaking instructor EN/FR

Full time / 100%

Location : Neuchâtel, Switzerland


Main Job Objective 


The candidate will join the WOSTEP Team in ensuring that participants in WOSTEP programs and courses throughout the world achieve the required skills and competencies. This objective will be fulfilled under the following functions :


·     Supporting the technical team in the formulation and development of training projects, course material and technical documents


·     Teaching courses and modules on campus at WOSTEP Neuchâtel according to need


·     Supporting the WOSTEP Worldwide Partnership school network on site


Main Duties and Responsibilities


· Training and Education (50%)

-      Support in course preparation, verification of existing equipment, organisation of tools, components, course material and documents

-      Support and participate in course delivery

-      Teach short-term courses (3-10 weeks) and/or longer program modules (12-20 weeks) as required


·     Support the management of technical documents and course material (40%)

-      Identify and anticipate training needs

-      Ensure quality and availability of course material

-      Support the development of new course material according to need

-      Create technical drawings


·     Support WOSTEP Neuchâtel (CH) and Worldwide Partnership schools (10%) – examinations, courses and compliance of working environment

-      Provide advisory support for Partnership Instructors

-      Travel, 1 week to 10-day trips, to Partnership school locations, 1 or 2 times a year

-      Prepare, invigilate and assess examinations

-      Generate results and final reports




·       WOSTEP 3000-hour certificate or 4-year watchmaking CFC, or equivalent watchmaking education

·       Further training and education (postgraduate degree, adult teaching diploma, examination expert certificate), an asset

·       Formal training in CAD (in particular Inventor), an asset




·     3 or more years recent experience as a bench watchmaker

·     Micromechanical operations


Further assets, experience in


·       Teaching / training / coaching experience, in watchmaking and/or other areas

·       Customer Service environment

·       CAD 2D / 3D software


Key Competencies


·       Business level English (min. CEFR level B2)

·       Business level French (min. CEFR level B1/B2)

·       German – an asset

·       Excellent communication skills

·       Pedagogical skills

·       Analytical skills

·       Systematic, methodical approach

·       Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite


Other skills and personal qualities


·       Autonomous, self-organized personality

·       Open-minded, with an interest in other cultures

·       Mission-driven personality

·       Excellent interpersonal skills and a strong team spirit

·       Strongly motivated

·       Flexibility with regard to evolving demands and rapidly changing environments

·       Rigorous, pragmatic approach, with the ability to simplify

·       Diplomatic


Job environment


·       Small team in a Swiss and International environment

·       Watchmaking training and education centre based in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, with over 10 Partnership schools worldwide

·       Working in close collaboration with the Swiss watch industry

·       Fully-equipped classrooms and workshops, small student-to-teacher ratio

·       Reporting to the Director

·       IT environment: Apple




Neuchâtel, Switzerland




Applications, including curriculum vitae and motivation letter in Englishto be sent to :

Fondation WOSTEP, Att. HR, Rue des Saars 99, 2000 Neuchâtel, or


Application closing date : 15th April 2021          Start date : 1st June 2021 or to be agreed