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Employment

The Town School offers faculty and staff competitive salaries and benefits, a collegial and supportive work environment, and significant support for professional development. We seek educators who view their work as a calling, who work hard and are dedicated to their students, and who expect to continue to grow as professionals. Our ideal staff members have a flexible, team-oriented approach and a clear understanding of how their work supports the school's mission.

Town Faculty and Staff benefits include (for full time employees)

  • Medical and dental coverage for employees; partial subsidy towards family medical coverage with choice of plan
  • Optional flex spending, 403b plans
  • Pension plan
  • TransitCheks, qualified parking, and computer loan program
  • Long and short term disability and life insurance, plus the option for supplemental insurance at group rates
  • Additional benefits such as discounted health club membership, discounted Verizon personal wireless service for employees, and complimentary lunch

To apply

Unless otherwise noted, applicants for all positions should send a resume, letter of interest, and the names and contact information of three professional references to Douglas Brophy, Head of School at employment@townschool.org.


Employment Opportunities

Resumes and inquiries are welcome at any time; our main hiring season takes place in early Spring for the following school year.

Lower School Science Teacher for 2022-23 School Year

The Town School seeks an experienced elementary school science teacher (Gr. 1-4) for the 2022-23 school year.

Lower School Science Teacher Major Responsibilities:

  • Teach Science classes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Grade students (approximately 160 students total) using a hands-on, inquiry-based approach.
  • Work with 5th/6th and 7th/8th Grade Science teachers to ensure cohesiveness, appropriate sequencing, and program alignment across the Science curriculum, including building and managing a grade-level spring science community event.
  • Maintain and care for science classroom insects, plants, animals, and materials.
  • Work collaboratively with homeroom teachers, the Guidance team, and parents to closely monitor and support student progress.
  • Differentiate instruction to attend to the needs of individual children.
  • Communicate effectively with colleagues, parents, and administration.
  • Collaborate as appropriate with other departments and homeroom teachers to develop connections with other areas of curriculum.
  • Contribute constructively to all faculty discussions and continue to grow professionally (i.e. conferences, in-service training, current literature).

 
Qualifications:

  • Related Bachelor's Degree required, Master's Degree preferred
  • 3-5 years experience teaching elementary students
  • Experience teaching Science using a hands-on, inquiry-based approach
  • Excellent classroom management and time management skills
  • Interest in and experience with coding/educational technology a plus
  • Ability to work as a member of the larger Science team
  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, students, and parents 
  • Supportive of Town’s mission and values, and a demonstrated commitment to the aspirations in our school’s Statement on Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity.
  • Personal characteristics of an outstanding professional: warmth, empathy, discernment, strong organization skills, and a good sense of humor

Town aspires to be an equitable and inclusive school community and therefore strongly encourages applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences, as well as a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

To apply:  Send a resume, a letter of interest, and the names and contact information of three professional references to David Andrew Wood, Head of Lower School at employment@townschool.org. No phone calls, please.

2nd Grade Co-Head Teacher for 2022-23 School Year

Town seeks a 2nd Grade Co-Head Teacher for the 2022-23 school year.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively and professionally with co-teacher, grade-level, divisional, and school-wide colleagues for curriculum planning, student support, and mentoring
  • Actively partner with parents and Guidance team to closely monitor and support student progress
  • Differentiate instruction to attend to the needs of individual children
  • Communicate effectively with colleagues, parents, and administration
  • Contribute constructively to all faculty discussions and continue to grow professionally (i.e. conferences, in-service training, current literature)

Qualifications: 

  • 3-5 years of teaching experience in an elementary setting required
  • Experience with TC Readers/Writers Workshop, Fundations, TERC Investigations, Contexts for Learning, Imaginative Inquiry
  • Experience incorporating technology in support of student learning
  • Experience differentiating instruction to best support students
  • Supportive of Town’s mission and values, and a demonstrated commitment to the aspirations in our school’s Statement on Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity
  • Personal characteristics of an outstanding professional: warmth, empathy, discernment, strong organization skills, and a good sense of humor
  • Commitment to continued professional development
  • Advanced degree

Town aspires to be an equitable and inclusive school community and therefore strongly encourages applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences, as well as a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

To apply:  Unless otherwise noted, applicants for all positions should send a resume, letter of interest, and the names and contact information of three professional references to David Andrew Wood, Head of Lower School at employment@townschool.org. No phone calls, please.

Director of Admissions, Beginning July 1, 2022

The Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management is responsible for all aspects of the school’s admissions process. The Director oversees marketing initiatives, the assessment and selection of students, the enrollment and orientation of new families, and the re-enrollment of current families. The Director reports to the Head of School, is a member of the school's senior leadership team, and sits on the Board of Trustees’ marketing committee. This is a twelve-month position.

Responsibilities include:

  • Oversee and manage the workings of a robust admissions operation, including supervising two admissions colleagues and partnering with our Director of Communications on marketing initiatives
  • Effectively communicate the school's mission, philosophy, values, and programs
  • Partner with Academic Team on retention strategies
  • Partner with the Director of Equity and Community Action to ensure an equitable approach to the admissions process
  • Foster powerful relationships with feeder programs, fellow admissions professionals, and relevant community organizations
  • Compile and analyze admission data trends and projections and share them with the Administrative Team and the Board of Trustees
  • Support newly enrolled students' and families’ transition into the school
  • Participate in the financial aid decisions team

Qualifications:

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree; be highly supportive of and aligned with Town’s mission and philosophy; show demonstrated commitment to equity, inclusion, and belonging; have at least five years’ experience working within an independent school admissions office or equivalent; be proficient with tools such as SchoolAdmin and other relevant technology; and have the personal characteristics of an outstanding school professional: sensitivity and warmth, relationship building and collaboration, superb communication, discernment, high energy, and a good sense of humor.

To apply: Candidates should send a letter of interest, a resumé, and the names/contact information of three professional references (in a supervisory capacity) to Doug Brophy, Head of School, at employment@townschool.org.
 
Town is committed to an equitable and inclusive program and a diverse faculty, staff and student body. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are therefore especially encouraged to apply. 


Equal Employment Opportunity

The Town School is strongly committed to equal employment opportunities for all individuals. The School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, religion or religious practices, color, gender, including gender identity/expression, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, creed, citizenship status, military or veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, prior arrest or conviction record, genetic predisposition, status as a domestic violence or stalking victim, caregiver status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable state, federal, or local laws.