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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, pre-Kindergarten (ECC) through Sixth Grade. Specialists teach art, library, music, physical education, science, Spanish, and yoga. The Advent School’s administrative team includes the office of Advancement, Department of Learning Services, Head of School’s office, and the Business office.

For teaching candidates it is preferred that they have a master’s degree 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.

Current Openings

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UPPER GRADES TEACHER (FOURTH - SIXTH GRADE)

Job Description:

The Advent School, a progressive independent elementary school in downtown Boston, seeks collaborative, passionate, creative teachers for anticipated Upper Grades co-teaching positions (Fourth through Sixth Grade).

Upper Grade teachers at The Advent School know their students well and use this knowledge to design and facilitate thematic, academically rigorous, student-centered curricula. The Upper Grades program, designed specifically to promote collaborative problem solving and student-directed project work, includes an advisory model rooted in principles of social justice for the support of social-emotional learning.

The Advent School promotes progressive, hands-on, project-based teaching that interweaves the arts, academic skills, and social justice themes.

The Advent School enrolls 185 students, of which 35% self-identify as students of color. The Advent School is committed to the faculty’s professional growth, especially in regards to anti-bias and diversity work.

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree minimum
  • 2+ years of independent/public school teaching or related experience
  • An advanced degree is preferred
  • The ideal candidate will have previous experience teaching thematic or project-based units and an extensive knowledge of how to instruct students in the development of literacy and mathematics skills using the workshop model.

Advent’s new Upper Grades teachers should be:

  • Lifelong learners
  • Advocates for anti-bias teaching, both for children and adults
  • Enthusiastic, caring practitioners who believe that their students are able to change the world
  • Strong writers, comfortable communicating with families and colleagues

Contact:

Gretchen Vice, Dean of Faculty
15 Brimmer St, Boston, MA 02108
careers@adventschool.org

Application Notes:

Send cover letter, resume, and three references to careers@adventschool.org. In your cover letter, please include your connection to the mission of The Advent School:

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.

MATERNITY LEAVE POSITION – FIRST GRADE (August-November)

Job Description:

The Advent School, a progressive independent elementary school in downtown Boston, seeks collaborative, passionate, creative teachers for a First Grade maternity leave position.

Teachers at The Advent School know their students well and use this knowledge to design and facilitate thematic, student-centered curriculum that combines academic and social-emotional learning. The Advent School promotes progressive, hands-on, project-based teaching that interweaves the arts, academic skills, and social justice themes.

The Advent School enrolls 185 students, of which 35% self-identify as students of color. The Advent School is committed to the faculty’s professional growth, especially in regards to anti-bias and diversity work.

Qualifications:

BA/BS degree minimum. An advanced degree is preferred.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience teaching project-based units, knowledge of how to teach developing literacy and numeracy skills using the workshop model, and a dedication to supporting the whole child through social emotional learning.

Contact:

Gretchen Vice, Dean of Faculty
15 Brimmer St, Boston, MA 02108

Application Notes:

Send your cover letter, resume, and three references to careers@adventschool.org. In your cover letter, please include your connection to the mission of The Advent School.

MATERNITY LEAVE POSITION – THIRD GRADE (August-December)

Job Description:

The Advent School, a progressive independent elementary school in downtown Boston, seeks collaborative, passionate, creative teachers for a Third Grade maternity leave position.

Teachers at The Advent School know their students well and use this knowledge to design and facilitate thematic, student-centered curriculum that combines academic and social-emotional learning. The Advent School promotes progressive, hands-on, project-based teaching that interweaves the arts, academic skills, and social justice themes.

The Advent School enrolls 185 students, of which 35% self-identify as students of color. The Advent School is committed to the faculty’s professional growth, especially in regards to anti-bias and diversity work.

Qualifications:

BA/BS degree minimum. An advanced degree is preferred.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience teaching project-based units, knowledge of how to teach developing literacy and numeracy skills using the workshop model, and a dedication to supporting the whole child through social emotional learning.

Contact:

Gretchen Vice, Dean of Faculty
15 Brimmer St, Boston, MA 02108

Application Notes:

Send your cover letter, resume, and three references to careers@adventschool.org. In your cover letter, please include your connection to the mission of The Advent School.

SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS

The Advent School accepts resumes for substitute teachers on an ongoing basis.

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.

SUMMER PROGRAM TEACHER/COLLABORATOR

Job Description:

The Advent School is seeking makers, collaborators, builders, and artisans for the Engineering and Design Summer Program: Dream, Design, Discover. The School seeks candidates with experience in open-ended learning environments – and the challenges they present – and who will be focused on the learning experience of the students. To learn more about the program, please visit our website.

Open Positions:

  • Wood Shop Instructor: Applicants must have experience managing a wood shop and teaching woodworking to children aged four to 12.
  • Group Activity Leaders: A background working with youth, and/or experience in STEM or early childhood development, is preferred.

Requirements:

  • Ability to plan and co-teach a STEAM based curriculum
  • Be punctual, reliable, and have excellent communication skills
  • Flexibility! Every lesson plan is a starting place and is subject to change
  • Experience working with children aged four to 12. Please specify your preferred age group in your cover letter.
  • Experience with – or a desire to teach in – a setting that honors the independence of children
  • Additional experience with project-based curriculum design, fine arts, and/or applied arts is welcomed

Position Hours & Dates:

  • Monday, July 9 – Friday, July 20 and Monday, July 23 – Friday August 3
  • 8:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
  • There is mandatory training sessions on Friday, May 4 and  Sunday, May 20.
  • Compensation varies, and is based on experience

Apply:

Send a cover letter, resume, and samples of a cool project you’ve worked on to Evan Roman, Director of Enrichment, at eroman@adventschool.org. Samples may be images attached to the email or links to a portfolio site.

PART-TIME AFTER-SCHOOL POSITIONS

The Advent School seeks makers, artists, chefs, dancers, scientists, and athletes to teach in our After-School Program for the 2018-19 school year. We are currently looking for staff interested in teaching classes to children in pre-Kindergarten through Second Grade. This is an independent contractor position and the pay range is $15 to $20 per hour.

Candidates must commit to a schedule of Monday-Thursday from 3:00 p.m. to  5:15 p.m. from September 2018 through mid June 2019. Some staff members may be considered for the Friday session from 12:15 to 5:15 p.m.

The School is specifically seeking candidates who are skilled and passionate about teaching:

  • Athletics: circus arts, dance, yoga, sports
  • Arts: Beading, cooking, painting, sewing
  • STEM: Hands-on science, gardening, robotics, coding, stop motion animation, videography
  • Creative problem solving, chess, strategy games
  • Bring us your ideas!

Qualifications:

  • Education and experience in the given subject area
  • Willingness to undergo a background check and fingerprinting
  • At least one year of experience working with elementary-aged children
  • The ideal candidate will be able to commit their time and skills for the entire school year, and have strong group management and relationship-building skills. Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree are strongly preferred.

Contact:

Evan Roman, Director of Enrichment
eroman@adventschool.org

Application Notes:

Send cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to eroman@adventschool.org. In your cover letter, please include your expertise and availability.