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Since 1915, Shady Hill, a school of 520 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 of 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 enables 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 18 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, Shady Hill seeks teachers with certification or a demonstrated 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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  • Grade I Gradehead (One year appointment 2022-2023)

    A hallmark of a Shady Hill education is the Central Subject methodology. Students in Grades III-VIII engage in an assigned Central Subject, an in-depth, integrated study of a particular time or people in history. The year-long study, which emphasizes strong content, the use of primary sources, understanding of multiple perspectives, acquisition of essential skills, and self-discovery, forms the core of our curriculum. ”Gradeheads” (lead teachers) are both humanities teachers and advisors, supporting the academic and social-emotional experience for their 14-18 students. Additionally, gradeheads in Beginners through Grade IV are responsible for implementing instruction in mathematics. Gradeheads are responsible for developing content and implementing instruction in the humanities, with the support of faculty in other disciplines, such as science, to integrate the curriculum.
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Administrative & Staff Openings

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  • Associate Director of Auxiliary Programs

    Summary: Shady Hill School’s Auxiliary Program is seeking an Associate Director for the 2022-23 school year. This is a .6 FTE position for one full year. We are seeking a dedicated, dynamic educator to join our experienced Auxiliary team.

    Hours:
    Monday – Friday 1:30 PM – 5:45 PM (Wednesday 10:45-5:45)
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  • Auxiliary Programs Afterschool Teacher

    Basic Purpose: The Shady Hill Auxiliary Programs team is seeking dedicated, dynamic and engaging instructors to join our experienced Afterschool team for the 2022-2023 school year. This is a part-time position. 

    Auxiliary Programming is available to all Shady Hill families from Beginners through Grade VIII, and provides families with much needed after school childcare. Staff members are expected to supervise and engage students both during indoor and outdoor play time, support students with homework, and work with coworkers to develop and implement fun, enriching, developmentally appropriate activities for students.  

    Hours:
    Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays               2:45 PM – 5:45* PM
    Wednesdays                                                11:45 AM – 5:45* PM
    Thursday’s                                                   1:15 PM – 5:45* PM

    Afterschool staff are required to stay until the last child leaves on a rotating basis
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  • Custodian/Light Maintenance Worker

    Summary:
    The Custodian/Light Maintenance Worker will be responsible for performing second shift custodial, maintenance, event preparation, and safety/security functions for the purpose of ensuring an attractive, sanitary, and safe environment for students, staff, and visitors. 
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  • Director of Marketing and Communications (Beginning Fall 2022)

    Basic Purpose: The Shady Hill School seeks an experienced Director of Marketing & Communications who will work with the School’s senior administration team to develop and implement dynamic marketing and communications strategies and plans that advance the School’s mission and goals. The successful candidate will ensure a consistency of messaging and brand across all of the School’s digital, print and video platforms and will create or manage content for Admission, Development, Head of School and other Administrative initiatives of the School. The Director of Marketing & Communications is a member of the senior leadership team. This is a full-time, 12-month position that supervises a staff of two.
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  • Multimedia Marketing Specialist

    Basic Purpose: Shady Hill School is seeking a talented and energetic Multimedia Marketing Specialist to take a leading role in the creation, management, and execution of multimedia marketing content. Reporting to the Director of Marketing and Communications, the School’s Multimedia Marketing Specialist will inform and engage the School’s external audience by creating digital and print marketing content that reflects the vibrant and diverse set of voices that make up the Middlesex community.  
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Other Openings

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  • Middle School (6-8) Flag Football Coach

    Shady Hill School seeks an experienced flag football coach for the middle school (6-8) program.  Practices begin on September 8 and conclude on November 8, 2022.  Practices are Monday, Thursday, and Friday from 3:15-4:45 and games may be scheduled for Thursday and/or Friday. Coaching and/or playing experience are required. This is a stipend-paid position. Shady Hill School is a coeducational, independent PK-8 school in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references with the subject line "Flag Football Coach" to Melissa Carver, Director of Athletics and Physical Education, at melissa.carver@shs.org.
  • Middle School (6-8) JV Boys Soccer Coach

    Shady Hill School seeks an energetic and qualified individual to be its Junior Varsity Middle School Boys Soccer Coach for the Fall 2022 season. Practices begin on September 8 and conclude on November 8, 2022. Practices are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 3:15-4:45 and games may be scheduled for Tuesday and/or Thursday. Coaching and/or playing experience are required. This is a stipend-paid position. Shady Hill School is a coeducational, independent PK-8 school in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references with the subject line "Soccer Coach" to Melissa Carver, Director of Athletics and Physical Education, at melissa.carver@shs.org
  • Middle School (6-8) JV Girls Soccer Coach

    Shady Hill School seeks an energetic and qualified individual to be its Junior Varsity Middle School Girls Soccer Coach for the Fall 2022 season. Practices begin on September 8 and conclude on November 8, 2022. Practices are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 3:15-4:45 and games may be scheduled for Tuesday and/or Thursday. Coaching and/or playing experience are required. This is a stipend-paid position. Shady Hill School is a coeducational, independent PK-8 school in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references with the subject line "Soccer Coach" to Melissa Carver, Director of Athletics and Physical Education, at melissa.carver@shs.org.
  • Middle School (6-8) Varsity Boys Soccer Coach

    Shady Hill School seeks an energetic and qualified individual to be its Varsity Middle School Boys Soccer Coach for the Fall 2022 season. Practices begin on September 8 and conclude on November 8, 2022. Practices are Monday, Thursday, and Friday from 3:15-4:45 and games may be scheduled for Thursday and/or Friday. Coaching and/or playing experience are required. This is a stipend-paid position. Shady Hill School is a coeducational, independent PK-8 school in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references with the subject line "Soccer Coach" to Melissa Carver, Director of Athletics and Physical Education, at melissa.carver@shs.org.
  • Middle School (6-8) Varsity Girls Soccer Coach

    Shady Hill School seeks an energetic and qualified individual to be its Varsity Middle School Girls Soccer Coach for the Fall 2022 season. Practices begin on September 8 and conclude on November 8, 2022. Practices are Monday, Thursday, and Friday from 3:15-4:45 and games may be scheduled for Thursday and/or Friday. Coaching and/or playing experience are required. This is a stipend-paid position. Shady Hill School is a coeducational, independent PK-8 school in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references with the subject line "Soccer Coach" to Melissa Carver, Director of Athletics and Physical Education, at melissa.carver@shs.org.
  • Middle School (6-8) Volleyball Coach

    Shady Hill School seeks an experienced volleyball coach for the middle school (6-8) program.  Practices begin on September 8 and conclude on November 8, 2022. Practices are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 3:15-4:45 and games may be scheduled for Tuesday and/or Thursday. Coaching and/or playing experience are required. This is a stipend-paid position. Shady Hill School is a coeducational, independent PK-8 school in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references with the subject line "Volleyball Coach" to Melissa Carver, Director of Athletics and Physical Education, at melissa.carver@shs.org.
  • Part-time Ceramics Teacher

    Shady Hill School is seeking a Ceramics Teachers for our 7th- and 8th-grade Arts Electives program. This class will meet 2x per week on Tuesday mornings and Thursday afternoons for 1 trimester (approximately 11 weeks). 
     
    Class size will be 10-15 students. Specific curriculum to be designed by the teacher, but could include handbuilding, wheel throwing, and surface and glazing techniques. Knowledge of how to fire a cone 6 electric kiln and reclaim clay is desired but not mandatory. 

    This is a part-time, stipend position.
     
    How to apply: Please send a pdf including a cover letter and resume to: nina.alexander@shs.org. Please be sure to include “PT Ceramics” in the subject line of the email. 
  • Part-time Drama Teacher

    Shady Hill School is seeking a Drama Teacher for our 7th- and 8th-grade Arts Electives program. This class will meet 2x per week on Tuesday mornings and Thursday afternoons for 1 trimester (approximately 11 weeks). 


    Class size will be 10-15 students. Specific curriculum to be designed by the teacher, but may include improvisation, movement, character development, collaborative playmaking, monologues, scene study, etc.

    This is a part-time, stipend position and may or may not be combined with the Stage Director - Musical position also listed on this page.
     
    How to apply: Please send a pdf including a cover letter and resume to: darin.goulet@shs.org. Please be sure to include “PT Drama Teacher” in the subject line of the email. 
  • Part-time Visual Arts Teacher

    Shady Hill School is seeking an Art Teachers for our 7th- and 8th-grade Arts Electives program. This class will meet 2x per week on Tuesday mornings and Thursday afternoons for 1 trimester (approximately 11 weeks).

    Class size will be 10-15 students. Specific curriculum to be designed by the teacher and should be centered around their area of expertise or passion, i.e. sculpture, performance art, illustration, collaborative art-making, puppetry, animation, etc.

    This is a part-time, stipend position.

    How to apply: Please send a pdf including a cover letter and resume to: nina.alexander@shs.org. Please be sure to include “PT Visual Arts Teacher” in the subject line of the email.
  • Stage Director - 8th-grade Musical

    Shady Hill School is seeking a Stage Director for our 2023 8th-grade Musical, scheduled to perform March 11-12, 2023. Rehearsals begin in early December and the Director will meet with students 2-3 times per week. 

    Students are all 8th-graders and the cast will number 20-30 students. Titles recently produced at Shady Hill include Mary Poppins, Jr. and James and the Giant Peach, Jr. 

    This is a part-time, stipend position and may or may not be combined with the Drama Teacher position also posted.
     
    How to apply: Please send a pdf including a cover letter and resume to: darin.goulet@shs.org. Please be sure to include “Stage Director” in the subject line of the email. 
  • Substitute Teacher

    We are currently taking applications for substitute teaching positions in our Lower and Middle School for the 2021-2022 academic year. Candidates for substitute teaching positions should have at least a bachelor’s degree and experience working with children; preference will be given to candidates with degrees in education and to those with a master’s degree. SHS employees are also required to be vaccinated. 
     
    Please send a cover letter, resume and references to:
     
    Leslie Bliss, Sub Coordinator- leslie.bliss@shs.org

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