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Since 1915, Shady Hill, a school of 512 students (PK-VIII) and 90 faculty, has been a leader in progressive elementary education. The year-long Central Subject study, which emphasizes strong content, the use of primary sources, acquisition of essential skills, and self-discovery, forms the core of our curriculum. Grades 3-8 engage in Central Subject, an in-depth, integrated, yearlong thematic  study of a particular time or people in history.  Faculty who teach a Central Subject are responsible for the skills and content in both social studies/history and language arts and with the support of performing arts and visual arts faculty, the integration these disciplines.  Each Central Subject teacher also serves as a homeroom/advisor for 15-19 students.

Shady Hill is a deeply mission-driven school.  We seek to develop independent, joyful and curious learners who respect their own accomplishments and those of others. We strive to be a community whose values are strong and which is unafraid to engage students in important questions.The school’s program allows children to explore their worlds and test their powers.  As a diverse school, we believe that an inclusive community is an educational and moral imperative that empowers us all. Therefore, we seek to hire teachers who share this commitment and demonstrate the skills of culturally competent educators.

Shady Hill School is also a teaching training institution.  Its long-standing Teacher Training Course, which brings as many as eighteen apprentice teachers to campus each year, prepares talented men and women for careers in education and allows each faculty member the opportunity to be a mentor and meaningful contributor to the teaching field.  Because of the school’s commitment to teacher training, the school seeks teachers with certification or demonstrate interest in working towards certification when hired by Shady Hill School.

Shady Hill School actively seeks to forward diversity through its program and hiring.

Faculty Openings

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  • Librarian (50% FTE)

    Basic Purpose: The Shady Hill Library is an essential resource for our students, faculty, and apprentice teachers. Librarians provide weekly instruction, as well as reference, readers’ advisory and curricular support for the entire school community. Our fully automated facilities include a collection of over 30,000 books and audio-visual materials.

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  • Music Teacher

    Specific Responsibilities:
    • Teach General Music classes to grades B-II, with emphasis on singing, movement, musical games and use of handheld and mallet percussion instruments
    • Co-direct weekly Lower School music assemblies as well as all-school festival assemblies
    • Write reports and meet with administrators to support the needs of students
    • Document curriculum using Curriculum Mapping software
    • Serve as a full community member by attending weekly faculty meetings and volunteering for coverage duties
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  • Studio Arts Teacher (80% FTE)

    Basic Purpose: The school, especially in the seventh and eighth grade elective program, affords a great deal of flexibility and autonomy for content within the arts. This 80% full-time position, with full benefits, will be responsible for teaching the fundamentals of clay, drawing, painting, and printmaking to elementary and middle school students.
     
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Administrative & Staff Openings

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  • Afterschool Homework Club Coordinator- Grades III-V

    Basic Purpose: The Shady Hill Auxiliary Program is seeking an Afterschool Homework Club Coordinator for Grades III-V for the 2019-20 school year. This is a part-time position. We are seeking a dedicated, dynamic, and engaging professional to join our experienced Afterschool team to assist students in the completion of their homework.
    For over 100 years, Shady Hill has been a leader in progressive elementary education and Afterschool is part of that tradition. The program allows children to explore their worlds and test their powers; we seek to develop independent, joyful and curious learners who respect their own accomplishments and those of others. As a diverse school, we believe that a varied and inclusive community is an educational and moral imperative that empowers us all. Therefore, we especially welcome applications from candidates who will contribute to our multicultural community.
     
    This position will be responsible for ensuring that all Afterschool students in Grades III-V have been to the Homework Club to work on homework for a minimum of thirty minutes.
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  • Afterschool Sports Facilitator

    Basic Purpose: The Shady Hill Auxiliary Program is seeking an Afterschool Sports Facilitator for the 2019-20 school year. This is a part-time position. We are seeking a dedicated, dynamic, and engaging physical education instructor to join our experienced Afterschool team.
    For over 100 years, Shady Hill has been a leader in progressive elementary education and our after school program is part of that tradition. The program allows children to explore their worlds and test their powers; we seek to develop independent, joyful and curious learners who respect their own accomplishments and those of others. As a diverse school, we believe that a varied and inclusive community is an educational and moral imperative that empowers us all. Therefore, we especially welcome applications from candidates who will contribute to our multicultural community.
     
    This position will be responsible for all sport programs conducted within the Afterschool program unless specialist instruction is required (such as martial arts, for example).
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  • Director of Inclusion & Multicultural Practice

    Summary:
    Shady Hill School, a Pre-K through Grade 8 coeducational, progressive day school with over 500 students and 90 faculty located in Cambridge, MA, is seeking a Director of Inclusion and Multicultural Practice to begin August 1, 2019. The Director will be a member of the senior administrative team and report directly to the Head of School.
     
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Other Openings

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Whom To Contact

If we have no posted job openings and you would like to be considered for a future position at our school, please send your cover letter and resume to:

Allison Godlewski
Human Resources Manager

Shady Hill School
178 Coolidge Hill
Cambridge, MA 02138
allison.godlewski@shs.org
617.520.5260        178 Coolidge Hill    Cambridge MA 02138