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Employment

The Advent School, located in the Beacon Hill section of Boston, serves 200 students in pre-Kindergarten through Sixth Grade. A mission-focused school founded in the principles of social justice, Advent has served the students and families of Boston since 1961. Through its Reggio Emilia-inspired curriculum, Advent’s faculty deliver authentic, rigorous, and experiential learning opportunities that encourage students to “learn with passion, act with courage, and change the world.”

Advent follows a co-teaching model 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 Teaching and Learning, Enrichment department, Head of School’s office, and the Business office.

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. 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 the 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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THIRD GRADE CO-TEACHER

The Advent School seeks collaborative, passionate, and creative teachers for a Third Grade co-teaching position.

Third 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 Third Grade program is designed specifically to promote collaborative problem solving and student-directed project work based upon social justice topics and in support of social-emotional learning. The ideal candidate will have previous experience teaching thematic or project-based units and extensive knowledge of how to instruct students in the development of literacy and mathematics skills using the workshop model.

Qualifications for all teaching positions:

  • BA/BS degree minimum. MA/MS preferred.
  • 2+ years of independent/public school teaching or related experience.

Advent’s new teacher should be:

  • A lifelong learner
  • An advocate for anti-bias teaching, both for children and adults
  • An enthusiastic, caring practitioner who believes that their students can change the world
  • A strong writer, comfortable communicating with families and colleagues

Contact & Application Notes:

Send cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Gretchen Vice, Dean of Faculty, at careers@adventschool.org. In your cover letter, please include your connection to the mission of The Advent School.

FIRST GRADE MATERNITY LEAVE SUBSTITUTE (MAY-NOVEMBER)

The Advent School seeks collaborative, passionate, and creative teachers for a First Grade maternity leave co-teaching position to complete the 2019-20 School year (May-June) and to begin the 2020-21 school year (September-November).

First Grade teachers at The Advent School know their students well and use this knowledge to design and facilitate a 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 ideal candidate will have previous experience teaching emergent or project-based units and extensive knowledge of how to teach early literacy and numeracy skills using the workshop model.

The Advent School enrolls 200 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.

Contact & Application Notes:

Send cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Gretchen Vice, Dean of Faculty, at careers@adventschool.org. In your cover letter, please include your connection to the mission of The Advent School.

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 2019-20 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 2019 through mid June 2020. 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.

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.