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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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  • Assistant Director of Admission and Multicultural Outreach

    Summary:
    The Assistant Director of Admission is in integral part of the Admission Office team with shared responsibilities for all the Office’s activities during the year. The Office welcomes hundreds of families every year during the Admission season, processes applications for these families, and is the first and most extensive point of contact for many people’s experience with Shady Hill. As a member of the admissions team, this position will play a key role in the recruitment, selection and ongoing engagement and success of a diverse student population as outlined by our Diversity Mission Statement. The position will also have a focus on the engagement of prospective and current families from underrepresented populations.  The Assistant Director’s duties include a wide array of tasks and management for all the varying aspects of the Admission cycle.
     
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  • Middle School Central Subject (Humanities) Teacher

  • 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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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