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 Services Manager

    The Advancement Services Manager is responsible for the management of the Shady Hill Advancement Office database and is integral to the Advancement team via maximizing the effectiveness of the Raiser’s Edge database and leveraging data for fundraising initiatives. This person reports to the Director of Development and Alumni Relations. This is a full-time, 12 month position.
     
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  • Interim Director of Admission

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    The Admission Office seeks an Interim Director of Admission for the fall of 2018 to provide coverage during the medical leave of the school’s current director.  The ideal candidate will be very familiar with Shady Hill School, and be comfortable representing the School’s program, mission and curriculum to prospective families. The job will run from hire date through the end of January with the possibility of extension through March. Hours could range from part-time to full-time based on the candidate’s availability and the changing needs of the season. Some evening and weekend hours will be required.
     
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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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  • Afterschool Teacher: Primarily Working with Grade 2

    Openings: 1

    Basic Purpose: The Shady Hill Co-Curricular Program is seeking after school staff members for the 2018-2019 school year. This is a part-time position. We are seeking dedicated, dynamic and engaging instructors to join our experienced after school team.
     
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  • Afterschool Teacher: Primarily Working with Grades 4 & 5

    Openings: 2

    Basic Purpose: The Shady Hill Co-Curricular Program is seeking after school staff members for the 2018-19 school year. This is a part-time position. We are seeking dedicated, dynamic and engaging instructors to join our experienced after school team.

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  • Junior Varsity Middle School 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 2018 season.  Practices begin on September 6 and conclude on November 8, 2018. 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. This is a stipend paid position.
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  • Varsity 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 6 and conclude on November 8, 2018. 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. This is a stipend paid position.
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  • Varsity Middle School Field Hockey Coach

    Shady Hill School seeks an energetic and qualified individual to be its Varsity Middle School (6-8) Field Hockey Coach for the Fall 2018 season.  Practices begin on September 6 and conclude on November 8, 2018. 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. This is a stipend paid position.
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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