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Employment

Teachers at Advent are collaborative members of a learning community, who are expected to participate actively in professional development and the documentation of student learning.

The Advent School employs two teachers in every classroom, Early Childhood through Sixth Grade. Specialists teach art, library, music, physical education, science, Spanish, and yoga. The Advent School’s administrative team includes Admission, Business, and Development officers.

For teaching candidates it is preferred that they have a Masters Degrees and a minimum of two to three years experience in a school with a comparable program, but a Bachelor’s Degree is sufficient for application. We expect teachers to be competent at curriculum design and current in the teaching of literacy and mathematics.

Since 1961, The Advent School has stayed true to its founding vision: an urban school whose community reflects the diversity of Boston; a forward thinking curriculum that inspires and engages a child’s passion for learning; a commitment to social justice; and a culture of collaboration where every child has the confidence to take action in a connected world.

Current Openings

Staff

Program Coordinator for the Enrichment Program

The Advent School is seeking a committed, passionate individual to serve as the Program Coordinator for the Enrichment Department. In this role, the Program Coordinator will support the Director of Enrichment and share responsibility with the overall success of Advent’s  Enrichment programs. This will include directly leading some special programs/classes for students, supporting program planning with administrative work and research, and supporting teachers with classroom management and logistics. This is a salaried position for the 2017-2018 academic year that includes benefits.

The Enrichment Department is composed of six robust programs that serve up to 100 students per day: After-School Education, The Advent School Engineering and Design Summer Program (Dream, Design, Discover), vacation week programs,  ADVENtures Days, Makerspace Saturdays, and childcare for Parent Association events. Up to 75% of students enrolled at Advent  participate in the after-school program each day. We offer around 50 classes per week that range from robotics to sailing, as well as a private music and language lessons.

Qualifications

  • One to two years related experience, as a program coordinator or site director in an after-school, camp, or child-care program
  • Prior classroom, after-school, or program teaching experience with elementary aged students. Strong STEM knowledge is a plus!
  • Strong administrative skills, including comfort with computers and technology, data and supply organization skills, etc.
  • Flexible, and demonstrates a passion to work with children
  • Ability to communicate in a professional manner with children, parents, staff, and other management
  • Ability to remain calm and maintain a high-level of professionalism at all times
  • Well-organized, thorough, and highly reliable/dependable
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume as a single document to Evan Roman, Director of Enrichment, at eroman@adventschool.org. No phone calls, please.

Faculty

First Grade Co-Teacher, Maternity Leave (September – December)

The Advent School, located in the Beacon Hill neighborhood in downtown Boston, is looking for experienced, collaborative lower elementary teacher who brings intelligence, creativity, and knowledge of the teaching of literacy and mathematics to the classroom.

Advent takes pride in its thematic curriculum, an integrated course of study based on the School’s mission of social justice and environmental sustainability. Co-teaching teams design their curricula interweaving basic skills with contemporary world issues. Applicants must be adept at generating original learning experiences and have strong writing skills. They must be comfortable communicating with parents within a family-oriented school community.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and references to: Gretchen Vice, Dean of Faculty, at careers@adventschool.org.

Part-Time Art Teacher (Early Childhood – Sixth Grade)

The Advent School, located in the Beacon Hill neighborhood in downtown Boston, is looking for an experienced, collaborative part-time art teacher who will bring intelligence, creativity, and knowledge of art instruction to the classroom. Applicants must have a minimum of 3-5 years of experience teaching in elementary schools.

Art teachers at Advent teach in both the art studio and within an integrated arts framework, in which they collaborate with the classroom teachers and other specialists. Advent takes pride in its thematic curriculum, an integrated course of study based on the School’s mission of social justice and environmental sustainability. Art teachers design their curricula by interweaving the creative process with grade level themes and contemporary world issues.

Applicants must be adept at generating original learning experiences and have strong oral and writing skills. They must be comfortable communicating with parents within a family-oriented school community. A bachelor’s degree in art education or similar field is required. A master’s degree in related field is preferred.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and references to: Gretchen Vice, Dean of Faculty, at careers@adventschool.org.

Substitute Teachers

The Advent School is seeking substitute teachers for the 2016-17 academic year.

Substitutes at Advent may teach alongside another teacher in the homeroom or fill in for a specialist. They are expected to provide instruction and implementation of lesson plans, manage the classroom, and ensure student learning.

Experience teaching or working with elementary age students is preferred, and candidates should demonstrate a history of flexibility, punctuality, and responsibility.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and references to Gretchen Vice, Dean of Faculty, at careers@adventschool.org.