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Working at Groton

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.

    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, before January 10, 2019. Questions should be directed to Ms. Rita Lalli at 978-448-7502 or fellows@groton.org.

Staff Positions

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  • Archival Consultant (Part-Time)

    Groton School seeks an archives consultant to develop a plan for the school's archival collection. The plan will act as a guide for organizing the school archives according to best practices and devising policies for paper and electronic record-keeping, mindful of both current legal obligations and appropriate privacy concerns. The consultant will advise on how the plan will be implemented and sustained. The ideal applicant will be a trained archivist interested in both the first steps of consulting/planning and the subsequent implementation of the agreed-upon plan.
     
    Groton School's archives, now stored in a water- and fireproof, climate-controlled space, includes boxes of manuscripts and correspondence of past headmasters, 100,000 plus photographs, reels of recently digitized film, and many, many cabinet drawers of ephemera. The plan should include step-by-step guidelines for cataloging existing as well as anticipated materials. Additional considerations may include digitizing key historical materials of greatest interest to the general public and historians as well as those that would prove most useful for student research projects, as well as determining best uses for an extensive collection of already digitized audio-visual materials. 
     
    A key aspect of plan development will be interviewing all heads of departments in order to understand how they currently handle records and what policies would improve their practices. The plan may also include suggestions for using archival materials to build alumni engagement.
     
    While the archival consultant must be willing to dedicate extensive time to the project, schedule and length of contract are negotiable. Compensation will be commensurate with experience. The non-benefited position does include meals in the school's Dining Hall during the academic year as well as access to Athletic Center facilities. 
     
    The ideal consultant will have experience helping institutions organize and optimize their archives, as well as genuine enthusiasm to work at a school with a rich history. Founded in 1884, Groton School is a diverse community devoted to inspiring lives of character, learning, leadership, and service. Three hundred eighty students in grades eight through twelve benefit from the guidance of more than ninety faculty members who live on a bucolic New England campus with world-class facilities, all less than an hour’s drive from Boston, Massachusetts. Groton's graduates include President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, statesmen Dean Acheson and McGeorge Bundy, authors Louis Auchincloss and Curtis Sittenfeld, and actors Sam Waterston and Bill Camp, to name a few of the school's prominent alumni. 
     
    Groton School is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity. 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 characteristics protected by law. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.
     
    Please send proposals, including anticipated length of project and required compensation, to candidates@groton.org.
  • Assistant Girls Varsity Basketball Coach

    Groton School is looking for an assistant girls varsity basketball coach to work approximately 20 hours/week during the winter sports season, which runs from November 11, 2019 through February 29, 2020. Duties include but are not limited to: assisting the head coach with organizing the basketball program and conducting practices, motivating students, instructing athletes in game strategies and techniques, helping with day-to-day logistics, offering game statistical support, attending home games and traveling to away games, and communicating with all members of the Groton School community.

    Candidates should be energetic, enthusiastic, and prepared to work with adolescent students. The ideal candidate will have two or more years of experience working in a school setting, as well as up-to-date professional certifications including CPR, AED, and first aid, and a valid driver’s license. Please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@groton.org and reference "basketball" in the subject line.
  • Part-Time Head Varsity Swimming Coach

    Groton School is looking for a Head Varsity Swimming Coach to work approximately 20 hours/week during the winter sports season, which this yearruns from November 11, 2019 through February 29, 2020. The hours will vary based on practice and meet times. Duties include but are not limited to: operating the swim program, including supervising, instructing, and coaching all students; organizing home swim meets and travel to away meets; and communicating with all members of the Groton School community.

    Candidates should be energetic, enthusiastic, and prepared to work with adolescent swimmers of all abilities. Required qualifications: current up-to-date professional certification including CPR, AED, water safety, and first aid; two or more experiences working in an aquatic setting; and a valid driver’s license. Please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@groton.org and reference "swim" in the subject line.
  • Part-Time Registered Nurse

    Groton School is seeking a part-time Registered Nurse to beginning immediately. Working hours will be Saturday and Sunday, 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., every other weekend. This is a part-time position offering no benefits. The ideal candidates will have experience working with adolescents in an office, urgent care, emergency room, or school setting, or have other relevant nursing experience.

    Job responsibilities include first aid, assessment, and prescribed treatment of illness and injury, medication administration, triage, emergency response, and electronic medical documentation in a school setting. Candidates should have a Bachelor's in Nursing with current Massachusetts RN license, a minimum of three years of nursing experience, and excellent communication skills.

    To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@groton.org and reference RN in the subject line.

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.