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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Administrative & Staff Openings

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  • Advancement Assistant (part-time)

    Summary: The Advancement Assistant will support the work of the Advancement Office, handling gift entry, acknowledgment letters, merge-mailings, design and execution of blast emails, preparation of occasional meeting agendas and materials, supplies ordering, and other administrative tasks. This is a 12-month, part-time position (5 hours/day, 5 days/week).
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  • Advancement Events Coordinator (part-time)

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    Beginning in January 2019, the Advancement Events Coordinator will work with the Director of Development and Alumni Affairs on a part-time hourly basis through the end of the Fiscal Year (June 30, 2019), to manage the Alumni Art Show, the Parents of Alumni Evening, the Past Trustees Advisory Meeting, and Reunion Weekend. This position also provides logistical event support in collaboration with the school’s three volunteer-led parent groups: the Parents Council (“P.C.”), Diversity At Shady Hill (“D.A.S.H.”), and Parent Community Events (“P.C.E.”). The anticipated time commitment is three hours a day, five days a week except as the larger events draw closer, at which point the workload expands to as much as 20-30 hours a week for a very limited period through the event itself.
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  • Custodian/Light Maintenance Worker

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    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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  • Laborer/Carpenter

    The Laborer/Carpenter will be responsible for performing general campus maintenance including light construction, repairs, restoration and installation of structural woodwork, while also contributing to the cleanliness of the campus and completion of other work orders.  
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  • Network Administrator

    The Network Administrator is responsible for oversight of Shady Hill’s multi-platform campus network serving 18 buildings.  The network is comprised of 27 virtualized servers (VMware ESXi, Mac OS X 10.12.6-10.14.1, Windows 2008R2, 2012R2 and 2016, CentOS 4-10 & Kali Linux), approximately 400 user computers (desktops and laptops) running Mac OS (10.12.6-10.14.1) and Windows (7-10), and 95 iPads (iOS 12.1).  All servers are running in VMWare VSphere 6 and 6.5 virtualized environment(s) utilizing HP servers and storage. Backups are done through Veeam 9.5 and Archiware P5 utilizing Drobo storage devices.
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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
  • Junior Varsity Middle School Girls’ Basketball Coach

    Shady Hill School seeks an energetic and qualified individual to be its Junior Varsity Middle School (6-8) Girls’ Basketball Coach for the Winter 2018-19 season.  Practices begin on November 27, 2018, and conclude on February 7, 2019. Practices are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 3:15-4:45 and games may be scheduled for Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 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 contest. 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’ Basketball Coach" to Melissa Carver, Interim Director of Athletics and Physical Education, at melissa.carver@shs.org or call 617-520-5243.
     
  • 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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  • Varsity and JV Middle School Boys’ Basketball Coaches

    Shady Hill School seeks an energetic and qualified individual to be its Varsity Middle School (6-8) Boys’ Basketball Coach for the Winter 2018-19 season.  Practices begin on November 27, 2018, and conclude on February 7, 2019. Practices are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 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 contest. 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’ Basketball Coach" to Melissa Carver, Interim Director of Athletics and Physical Education, at melissa.carver@shs.org or call 617-520-5243.

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