Working at Groton

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Working at Groton School means entering a close community that is dedicated to nurturing students in grades eight through 12 and preparing them, as the School’s founder Rev. Endicott Peabody said, for “the active work of life.” Groton School provides competitive salaries and an appealing benefit package to a diverse workforce of faculty and staff.

Faculty Positions

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Teaching Fellow Program

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  • Charles C. Alexander Teaching Fellow Program

    Groton School, a coeducational boarding school in Groton, Massachusetts, welcomes applicants to the Charles C. Alexander Teaching Fellow Program. This program serves recent college graduates interested in working under supervision to develop the varied skills required of secondary boarding school teachers. The program offers as wide an exposure as possible to all aspects of boarding school life.

    The teaching fellow's responsibilities will include teaching two classes under the supervision of an experienced member of the department as well as observation of other classes. The fields open to fellows are English, History, Mathematics, Classics, French, Spanish, Chinese, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Religion, and the Arts (not Art History), but the departments with openings vary from year to year. Openings will be listed on this page. Fellows also help coach athletics during at least two but preferably three seasons, assist in dormitory supervision one or two evenings per week and every fourth Saturday evening (or as needed), and participate in other areas of school life commensurate with their interests and talents.

    Teaching fellow appointments are one-year, salaried positions. Also provided are living quarters, meals in the school's Dining Hall, and full utilities, except for telephone. Medical insurance is offered, with recipients paying a small percentage of the premium for the plan chosen.

    Hiring for the 2021–22 school year has been completed, and we are not accepting further applications.

    College seniors and recent graduates interested in applying for the Fellows program should submit a cover letter; a resume indicating education, previous employment, interests, and athletic experience; a copy of their college transcript; and three letters of recommendation to the Charles C. Alexander Teaching Fellow Program, Groton School, 282 Farmers Row, P.O. Box 991, Groton, MA 01450-0991. Questions should be directed to Ms. Rita Lalli at 978-448-7502 or fellows@groton.org.

Staff Positions

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  • Assistant Varsity Hockey Coach

    Groton School is seeking an assistant coach for its boys varsity hockey program for the 2021–22 winter term (late November through early March).

    This position is for up to 20 hours per week, Monday
    through Saturday, and reports to the Athletic Director. The successful candidate will have a strong hockey background and enjoy working with a diverse group of high school students. Compensation will be based on experience and does not include benefits.

    Responsibilities and Duties:
    • With the head hockey coach, instructing players in the techniques of the game
    • Organizing and directing individual and small group practice activities/exercises
    • Assessing player skills and monitoring players during competition and practice
    • Assisting the head coach in determining game strategy
    • Supervising athletes during practices and competition
    • Performing additional duties as assigned by supervisors
    • Traveling with the team to away contests
    The ideal candidate will have:
    • Two or more years of hockey coaching experience
    • Ideally played two or more years of hockey at a high level (e.g., in college)
    • Excellent teaching skills and a deep knowledge of the game
    • An inclusive approach to teaching and educating
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a wide array of people (students, coaches, staff, faculty, health care providers)
    Please note that, prior to hire, the selected candidate will be asked to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19 and will require a background check.
    Please send your resume to jobs@groton.org with Assistant Hockey Coach in the subject line.
  • Mailroom and Student Petty Cash Coordinator (Part-Time)

    Groton School is seeking a part-time Mailroom & Student Petty Cash Coordinator. This position serves as the first point of contact for mail distribution to student and faculty mailboxes and for petty cash transactions. 

    The hours are Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and
    Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Hours are reduced during school breaks and during the summer

    The successful candidate will:
    • have a high level of organization, strong communication skills, and the ability to function with frequent interruptions
    • be able to process and accurately record simple financial transactions
    • enjoy a fast-paced environment with high school students and adults
    • be comfortable using computers, including familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite (especially Excel) and Google Apps (especially Forms)
    Interested candidates should send their resume to jobs@groton.org with "Mailroom: in the subject line.

    Please note that, prior to hire, the selected candidate will be asked to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19​.​​
  • Squash Head Coach – Girls Varsity

    Groton School seeks a head coach for our girls varsity squash program, to join our Athletic Department for the 2021–22 Winter Term (early December through early March).

    The successful candidate has a strong squash background, enjoys working with adolescents, and can engage well with a diverse group of students. Compensation will be based on experience and does not include benefits.

    The head coach will be expected to:

    • Supervise players during practices, matches, and other team functions
    • Draw on a deep knowledge of squash to teach proper techniques and fundamentals
    • Lead daily practices and prepare for matches (Monday–Saturday for approximately 20 hours per week)
    • Travel to away matches with students
    • Track match results
    • Work with fellow coaches on time and court management, as well as practice structure
    • Attend and participate in league coaches’ meetings
    • Maintain a membership in good standing in the league
    • Perform in compliance with league policies and procedures and Groton School’s safety program
    • Participate in an end-of-season awards ceremony

    Qualifications include:

    • Two or more years of squash coaching experience, preferably at the secondary school level
    • Excellent knowledge of and ability to communicate squash techniques and fundamentals
    • Strong motivational and communication skills
    • An inclusive approach to teaching and educating
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a wide array of constituents (students, coaches, staff, faculty, health care providers)

    Please note that prior to hire, the selected candidate will be asked to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19​.​​
  • Part-time Medical Chaperone

    Groton School is seeking part-time medical chaperones to transport students to off-campus appointments.
    These are on-call positions during the Groton School academic year (early September through June).  
    Responsibilities include:
    • Driving students to and from off-campus medical and behavioral health visits (in areas including, but not limited to, Boston and Manchester, NH).
    • A valid driver’s license and a good driving record
    • A clean and reliable passenger vehicle 
    • Evidence of adequate liability and collision automobile insurance
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality
    • Knowledge of adolescent issues and basic familiarity with the health care environment are helpful.
    Please note that, prior to hire, the selected candidate will be asked to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19 and will require a background check.
    Please send your resume to jobs@groton.org with Medical Chaperone in the subject line.
    Groton School is an equal opportunity employer
  • Gospel Choir Director (part-time)

    Groton School seeks a gospel choir director to join its vibrant performing arts and spiritual life programs. The position is part-time, approximately two hours per week when students are on campus during the academic year (September to June) The gospel choir director will report to the school’s director of choral music.

    The gospel choir director’s responsibilities include meeting once weekly for an hour-long rehearsal with the gospel choir, occasionally providing music for Sunday worship services and weekday all-school morning chapel services (outside of the 1-2 hours per week of rehearsal), directing performances at selected school concerts, and, in partnership with the director of choral music, potentially overseeing performances at gospel festivals and other off-campus settings. Separate from the Gospel Choir duties, there may be an opportunity to provide private voice or instrument lessons as part of Groton School's music program, depending on the candidate’s experience and student interest, under the guidance of the director of instrumental music.
    The ideal candidate will have experience performing traditional gospel, contemporary gospel, spirituals, and hymns in the African American tradition; a strong knowledge of the history of gospel music; experience working with adolescents; an inclusive approach to music instruction; strong communication and interpersonal skills.

    Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to jobs@groton.org.
    Groton School is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Groundskeeper (Full-Time)

    Groton School's Buildings and Grounds Department is seeking an energetic, team player to be a full-time groundskeeper. This is an entry-level, full-time position with benefits. The position requires an individual who can work a flexible forty-hour week (7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.): Spring and Fall—Tuesday to Saturday; Winter and Summer—Monday to Friday.

    Applicants should possess good mechanical skills and be able to operate a variety of grounds care equipment, including tractors, mowers, grass trimmers, and hand tools. The successful candidate will have a positive attitude and very good interpersonal skills since they will be performing work among students, faculty, and peers on campus grounds and among faculty housing landscapes. Snow removal and heavy lifting are required. A minimum of a high school or trade school diploma and a current driver’s license are required.  A hoisting license is a plus.

    If you are a team player and interested in being part of a diverse and busy work environment, please send your resume to jobs@groton.org and put "groundskeeper" in the subject line. Groton School is an equal opportunity employer.
    June 8, 2021

Become Part of Groton's Vision

A coeducational, primarily residential school of 383 students, Groton sets for its students the highest standards of academic achievement, intellectual growth, ethical awareness and behavior, sportsmanship, athletic endeavor, and service to others.

The school takes leadership seriously, and our concern for character is a point of distinction. Our mission goes well beyond preparing students for college, instead aiming to provide an experience that addresses students' growth and maturity. With a balance of tradition and innovation, Groton provides exceptional opportunities to deserving students from diverse social, geographic, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds, and accepts students without regard to their families' ability to pay tuition.
If you are applying to become a member of Groton’s faculty, you should understand that Groton believes it is essential that teachers take part in students' lives. Groton's faculty does what the best faculties do: it builds student-teacher relationships that reach beyond the classroom and affirm and nurture the spirit while challenging the mind. Faculty members are expected to fulfill the founding vision that they take up the teaching profession as "their life's work."

An inclusive, tight-knit community, the Groton faculty is dedicated to inspiring student lives of character, learning, leadership, and service.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Groton School is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity and seeks employees who reflect and support our mission-driven commitment to a diverse school community. The School complies with all government regulations regarding non-discriminating employment practices and, beyond that, provides an atmosphere that ensures all have the opportunity to succeed on their own merit, qualifications, and abilities. Groton School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.