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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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  • 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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Administrative & Staff Openings

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Other Openings

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  • Afterschool Piano Teacher

    We are currently taking applications for a piano teacher in our Afterschool Program on Wednesdays from 3:30 to 5:45 pm. Candidates for the piano teacher position should have experience working with children. Bachelor's degree preferred. 
     
    Please send a cover letter and resume to: 
    Mike Evans
    Director of Auxiliary Programs
  • Middle School (6-8) Boys’ Junior Varsity Lacrosse Coach

    Shady Hill School seeks an energetic and qualified individual to be its middle school junior varsity level boys’ co-coach for the Spring-2019 season.  Practices begin on March 11, 2019 and conclude on May 23, 2019. Practices are Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 3:15-4:45 and games may be scheduled for Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and some Fridays. Coaching and/or playing experience are required and interested candidates must be available at 2:30 pm on game days to travel to away contests. 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 "Boys’ Lacrosse Coach" to Melissa Carver, Interim Director of Athletics and Physical Education, at melissa.carver@shs.org or call 617-520-5243.
  • Middle School (6-8) Boys’ Varsity Lacrosse Coach

    Shady Hill School seeks an energetic and qualified individual to be its middle school varsity level boys’ co-coach for the Spring-2019 season.  Practices begin on March 11, 2019 and conclude on May 23, 2019. Practices are Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 3:15-4:45 and games may be scheduled for Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and some Fridays. Coaching and/or playing experience are required and interested candidates must be available at 2:30 pm on game days to travel to away contests. 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 "Boys’ Lacrosse Coach" to Melissa Carver, Interim Director of Athletics and Physical Education, at melissa.carver@shs.org or call 617-520-5243.
  • Middle School (6-8) Girls’ Junior Varsity Lacrosse Coach

    Shady Hill School seeks an energetic and qualified individual to be its middle school junior varsity level girls’ co-coach for the Spring-2019 season.  Practices begin on March 11, 2019 and conclude on May 23, 2019. Practices are Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 3:15-4:45 and games may be scheduled for Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and some Fridays. Coaching and/or playing experience are required and interested candidates must be available at 2:30 pm on game days to travel to away contests. 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 "Girls’ Lacrosse Coach" to Melissa Carver, Interim Director of Athletics and Physical Education, at melissa.carver@shs.org or call 617-520-5243.
     
  • Science, Art and PE Education Faculty

    Summary: Shady Hill School seeks seasonal, full-time faculty to provide direct leadership and supervision for 8-16 participants throughout the duration of Summer STEAM at Shady Hill. These individuals report to the Director of Auxiliary Programming. This is a non-exempt, temporary position.
     
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  • Substitute Teacher

    We are currently taking applications for substitute teaching positions in our Lower and Middle School. 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.
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  • Support Staff for Summer STEAM

    Summary:
    Shady Hill School seeks seasonal Support Staff to provide supervision of children throughout the Summer STEAM program. These individuals report to the Support Staff Team Lead. This is a non-exempt, temporary position, paid hourly, up to 40 hours per week.
     
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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