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Mark Day School is an independent, K-8, all-gender school. We consider all qualified candidates without regard to gender, race or ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or national origin.

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Mandarin Support Teacher (Part-Time)

POSTED JULY 13, 2018

Mark Day School seeks a self-motivated Mandarin support teacher to support a K-8 classroom for approximately 10 hours per week. The ideal candidate should have comfort with Mandarin, previous classroom experience and have a positive, encouraging demeanor with children. Click here to learn more and to apply.

8th Grade English and 7th Grade History Teacher (Part-Time)

POSTED JUNE 12, 2018

Mark Day School seeks a collaborative, innovative educator with a passion for teaching English and history and working with middle school students. Teach one section of 8th grade English (22 students), one section of 7th grade history (22 students), and collaborate with existing English and history faculty toward sharing objectives. To learn more about the position and to apply, click here.

4th Grade Support Teacher (Part-Time)

POSTED MAY 11, 2018

Mark Day School seeks a self- motivated support teacher to support the lead fourth grade homeroom teachers for 18 hours a week. The ideal candidate should have previous classroom experience, be able to take initiative to support the lead teachers and students, and have a positive, encouraging demeanor with children. To learn more about this position and to apply, click here.

Tinkering School Camp Collaborator/Maker/Listener/Explorer

POSTED MAY 9, 2018

Tinkering School Summer Camp at Mark Day School is looking for a camp collaborator/ maker/ listener/explorer to join us as a counselor (We call them Collaborators-as we collaborate in building and fun)June 18-July 27.

Our Collaborators are people who are as comfortable with a chop saw as they are with cleaning skinned knees. As handy with a hot glue gun as they are with navigating the social emotional needs of six-year-olds. As deft with developmental, social and play-based needs of a ten-year-old as they are with an impact driver or sewing needle. Our Counselors can curate and shape an environment that tilts us all towards engagement, but follows a child’s lead as they explore that environment. We are willing to go into that uncomfortable place where learning happens with the children, not just pushing or pulling from the comfortable, known world at the finish line.

We are looking for candidates with experience in open-ended learning environments and the challenges they present. Kids across ages hang out all day and during every activity. Ideally you can hold space for a five-year-old’s unbelievably fascinating tangential story and talk to an eleven-year-old with the adult tone they crave and deserve. We can teach you how to use tools and you can learn to build alongside the kids, but it is essential that you firmly believe children are already whole people with important things to say. Are you ready to admit you don't know what to do, then ask questions and do what a seven year old suggests? Does the mystery of a project soon-to-be designed by kids excite you!?

We are as eager to talk to bombastic college students as we are to talk to educators with 35 years of experience. We are as eager to talk to master storytellers that can handle a crowd as we are to talk to quiet listeners that will take the time to hear the tiniest voice of the shyest camper. We seek to create a well-rounded group full of adults that children of all inclinations can relate to, build relationships with, and trust. What really matters is a focus on the kids.

Apply to join our team by emailing tinkeringschool@markdayschool.orgwith your resume, a cover letter, and samples (photos are fine) of some cool project you’ve worked on. Applications accepted on a rolling basis (sooner is better) Submit your application in PDF format only, please.

Substitute Teacher Openings

POSTED MARCH 22, 2013

The Heads of the Lower and Upper School invite credentialed teachers to apply to be placed on the substitute list. Send a letter of interest and a resume to the appropriate head.