Careers

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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  • Grade V Gradehead Teacher-Parental Leave

    Opening of 2018-2019 Academic Year
                          (Approximate August 27, 2018 through October 19, 2018)
     
    Specific Responsibilities:
    • Teach Grade V Central Subject, Ancient and Modern China
    • Monitor the social, emotional and academic lives of early adolescent students
    • Communicate about student progress, write reports, hold parent conferences, and meet with administrators and other faculty  to support the needs of individuals
    • Work collaboratively with grade level team and other members of the Central Subject department to shape and refine the curriculum
    • Serve as a full community member by attending weekly faculty meetings, sitting on committees, participating in admissions activities and covering duties and other routine faculty responsibilities
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  • Physical Education Teacher and Coach (75% FTE)

    Specific Responsibilities:
    • Teach select physical education classes in grades PreK-8
    • Coach a 6-8 athletic team each of the three seasons
    • Attend weekly curriculum planning and department meetings
    • Write reports on student progress
    • Provide department office support and assist with major events, such as Movement Assembly and Fitness Night
    • Serve as a full community member by attending weekly faculty meetings, sitting on committees, participating in admissions activities and covering duties and other routine faculty responsibilities
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Administrative & Staff Openings

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  • Director of Auxiliary Programs

    The Director of Auxiliary Programs is responsible for innovating, leading, enhancing, and evaluating a wide range of auxiliary programming at Shady Hill, including Afterschool Programs and our new Summer STEAM Program with our charter school partner. Our goal is to provide relevant, consistently excellent programs that will support the mission of the Shady Hill School. The Director will be responsible for the programming and oversight of approximately 50 students and the supervision of approximately 10 staff members. The Director will also serve as the liaison to our new Partnerships with Purpose initiatives.
     
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  • Director of Development and Alumni Relations

    The Director of Development and Alumni Relations is responsible for all fundraising functions of the school.   
    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: managing the Advancement department, providing strategic direction for fundraising goals and creating inspiring and creative tactical plans to meet those goals, developing meaningful alumni and parent relationships, managing and conducting solicitations, and meeting the Annual Fund goal.
     
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  • TEMPORARY CUSTODIAN

    The Shady Hill School in Cambridge, MA seeks a custodian who will be responsible for general cleaning and maintenance tasks such as mopping, vacuuming, waxing floors, dusting, and carrying supplies and materials on a job site. The individual must be able to work efficiently and effectively with minimal supervision. This is a non-exempt, full-time, temporary position (summer only).
     
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  • TEMPORARY LABORER (2 OPENINGS)

    The Shady Hill School in Cambridge, MA seeks a Laborer who will be responsible for general maintenance tasks such as weeding, lawn mowing, raking, painting, cleaning, and carrying supplies and materials on a job site. The individual must be able to work efficiently and effectively with minimal supervision. This is a non-exempt, full-time, temporary position (summer only).
     
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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