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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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  • Director of Communications and Marketing

    Reporting to the Dean of Strategic Operations, and working closely with the Headmaster and other administrators on campus, the Director of Communications and Marketing serves as the school’s communications and marketing strategist, leading the design and implementation of a multi-year strategy focused on producing clear and effective communications while ensuring brand identity, messaging coherence, and consistency across all channels.

    Specific Responsibilities
    • Contributes to the design and implementation of the school’s short- and long-term communications and marketing strategy, working collaboratively with the Headmaster, Dean of Strategic Operations, Director of Digital Communications, and senior administrators across campus
    • Maintains the school’s style guide, supervising all public-facing written communications to ensure compliance
    • Develops and maintains a communications calendar to ensure timely and coordinated publication of news and announcements
    • Oversees the school’s public relations strategy, writing press releases and maintaining relationships with important local and regional news organizations
    • Generates and edits written content to be used in publications, social media, online newsletters, and on the website
    • Edits and produces the school’s magazine, the Quarterly, leading creative direction and design, contracting writers, designers, and printers as needed for production
    • Partners with the Director of Digital Communications to manage online communications, website design, social media strategy, livestreaming events, and generations of photo and video content for web and print publications
    • Additional duties as assigned

    Requirements
    • 10-plus years of experience in communications, marketing, and/or journalism, preferably including experience in the independent school or college/university setting 
    • Strong editorial skills and experience generating news content 
    • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with a variety of constituencies, including the Headmaster, Board of Trustees, faculty and staff, alumni, parents, and friends of the school  
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills, strong computer skills, and proficiency with database software systems  
    • Commitment to Groton’s mission, including its focus on access and inclusion, and the ability to communicate this mission effectively to constituents
    • Willingness and ability to participate fully in a boarding school community, working nights and weekends as needed and taking on additional duties, as assigned  
    • Bachelor’s degree required
    • Community safety is a top priority at Groton School and all community members are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19
    • Ability to pass a background check

    To Apply
    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 characteristics protected by law. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.

    To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and 3 writing/editorial samples to jobs@groton.org, indicating “Communications and Marketing” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.
  • History Teacher

    Groton School invites applicants for a full-time history position starting in September 2023. We are seeking a dynamic candidate with a strong interest in teaching world history from a wide range of periods, voices, and cultures. The successful candidate will join a department committed to the school’s ideals of diversity and inclusion. Responsibilities will include teaching four courses of history in collaboration with other experienced members of the department. 

    Faculty members are also expected to contribute to the extracurricular life of the school and share some dormitory and residential school responsibilities. Qualifications, therefore, include a demonstrated interest in coaching or coordinating extracurricular activities and a willingness to fulfill evening and weekend duties.
     
    Teachers are provided with living quarters, meals in the school Dining Hall, utilities (except for telephone), and medical insurance. Please note that, prior to hire, the selected candidate will be asked to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19. 
     
    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 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 characteristics protected by law. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.
     
    Interested candidates should send a resume and a letter of interest to candidates@groton.org and put “History Teacher” in the subject line.
     
    Groton School is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Mathematics Teacher

    Groton School seeks a full-time faculty member with a strong background in calculus to teach mathematics and collaborate with other members of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. The position will begin in September 2023, and responsibilities will include teaching four courses of math (including at least two sections of AP Calculus BC).

    Qualified candidates will have prior teaching experience and be able to teach various levels in a program that begins at Algebra 1 and continues through Multivariable Calculus and specialized tutorials. Experience with programming and computer science is a plus, but not required.

    Faculty members are also expected to contribute to the extracurricular life of the school and share some dormitory and residential school responsibilities. Qualifications, therefore, include a demonstrated interest in coaching or coordinating extracurricular activities and a willingness to fulfill evening and weekend duties.
     
    Teachers are provided with living quarters, meals in the school Dining Hall, utilities (except for telephone), and medical insurance.

    Please note that, prior to hire, the selected candidate will be asked to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19. 
     
    Founded in 1884, Groton School is a diverse community devoted to inspiring lives of character, scholarship, 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 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 characteristics protected by law. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.
     
    Interested candidates should send a resume and a letter of interest to candidates@groton.org.
     
    Groton School is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Mathemathics Fellow

    Groton School is seeking a mathematics teaching fellow, beginning in September 2023, to teach two courses with the guidance of experienced members of the Mathematics and Computer Science Department. Candidates should have a B.A. or B.S. in mathematics and be able to teach at higher levels, including AP Calculus BC or Multivariable Calculus. Experience in programming is a plus, but not required.

    Faculty members are also expected to contribute to the extracurricular life of the school and share some dormitory and residential school responsibilities. Qualifications, therefore, include a
    demonstrated interest in coaching or coordinating extracurricular activities and a willingness to fulfill evening and weekend duties.
     
    Teachers are provided with living quarters, meals in the school Dining Hall, utilities (except for telephone), and medical insurance.

    Please note that, prior to hire, the selected candidate will be asked to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19.
     
    Founded in 1884, Groton School is a diverse community devoted to inspiring lives of character, scholarship, 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 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 characteristics protected by law. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.
     
    Interested candidates should send a resume and a letter of interest to candidates@groton.org.
     
    Groton School is an equal opportunity employer.

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.

    We are accepting applications through January 10, 2023 for the 2023–24 school year.

    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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  • Head Coach, Girls Junior Varsity Hockey

    Groton School is seeking a head coach for its girls junior varsity hockey program, beginning in the 2022–23 winter term (late November through early March). This position requires 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:
    • Instruct players in the techniques of the game
    • Organize and direct individual and small-group practice activities/exercises
    • Assess player skills and monitor players during competition and practice
    • Determine game strategy
    • Supervise athletes during practices and competition
    • Perform additional duties as assigned by supervisors
    • Travel with team to away contests
    The ideal candidate will have:
    • Two or more years of hockey coaching experience
    • Ideally two or more years experience playing 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 send your resume to jobs@groton.org and put “Girls Junior Varsity Hockey Coach" in the subject line. 

    Groton School is an equal opportunity employer.

    Please note that, prior to hire, the selected candidate will be asked to submit proof of vaccination (including booster) against COVID-19.
  • Part-Time Archivist

    Groton School seeks a part-time archivist to manage the school archives, assembling, preserving, and cataloguing a rich and treasured collection; maintaining an archival database; and devising and implementing policies for departments’ archive-worthy record-keeping. 
     
    The archivist will maintain the orderly storage of the school’s archival collection to allow for expedient retrieval, using accepted best practices, always mindful of legal guidelines and privacy concerns. 
     
    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, items of historic significance, and cabinet drawers of ephemera. A 2020 consultant’s report, including a thorough inventory, will provide an overview and substantial information.
     
    Long-term goals will include managing digitization for historical materials of greatest interest to the general public, historians, and student researchers; helping create an accessible online repository for selected items; determining best uses for an extensive collection of already digitized audio-visual materials; and working with the communications and alumni offices on engagement efforts involving the archives. 
     
    Requirements for the job include:
     
    • A master’s degree in archival studies, library sciences, or a related field, or equivalent experience
    • Experience in records and archives management
    • Ability to interact collegially with members of various departments 
    • Integrity and tact
    • Attention to detail
    • Ability to work independently
    • Experience with electronic records and archives management software or willingness to learn
    • Genuine enthusiasm to work at a school with a rich history 
    • Lifting heavy material may be necessary.
     
    Compensation will be commensurate with experience and hours per week negotiable. However, the archivist will be expected to work in person for a significant portion of the job. The position includes meals in the school's Dining Hall during the academic year as well as access to Athletic Center facilities.

    Please note that, prior to hire, the selected candidate will be asked to submit proof of vaccination (including booster) against COVID-19.
     
    Founded in 1884, Groton School is a diverse community devoted to inspiring lives of character, scholarship, 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 a resume and cover letter to jobs@groton.org, indicating “Archivist” in the email subject.
  • Rowing Coach for Spring 2023

    Groton School is seeking a rowing coach to work with boys or girls varsity boats 3&4 for the spring season. Typical of schools with smaller enrollments, Groton rows coxed fours. Our third and fourth boats are usually made up of a mix of kids with some experience and talented novice athletes. Practices take place six days a week from roughly 3:30-5:30. Salary is dependent on experience with rowing and with teenagers. This position would require a start in the last week of March and finish on May 27, 2023.

    Please note that, prior to hire, the selected candidate will be asked to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19. 
     
    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 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 characteristics protected by law. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.
     
    Interested candidates should send a resume and a letter of interest to aanderson@groton.org

    Groton School is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Full-Time Maintenance Painter 

    Groton School’s Buildings and Grounds Department is seeking an experienced painter with light carpentry skills to join the carpentry/paint team.

    Work on campus buildings, including dorms and other housing, will result in close interaction with students, faculty, and peers, requiring very good interpersonal skills. The ability to work as part of a team is a must. Snow shoveling and occasional heavy lifting are required. Occasional weekend work is required for special events on campus.

    Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license and be willing to use their own vehicle on the job.

    This position requires a minimum of three (3) years’ experience with interior and exterior paint preparation/application and light carpentry. Wallpapering and plastering experience 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 "Maintenance Painter" in the subject line. Groton School is an equal opportunity employer.
     
    Benefits include: 403(b) retirement account; health, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending and dependent care accounts; life insurance; paid time off; and parental leave.

    Please note that, prior to hire, the selected candidate will be asked to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19.
  • Part-Time Campus Safety Officer

    The Buildings and Grounds Department is seeking a campus safety officer to work Saturdays and Sundays from 11 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.

    Applicants must possess a valid and clean Massachusetts driver’s license and First Responder/CPR training. Applicants will be required to successfully complete a physical ability test and will undergo a full background check.

    The successful candidate will have a positive attitude and very good interpersonal skills, for performing work duties among students, faculty, staff, and guests on campus. Snow shoveling and occasional heavy lifting are required.

    One to three years of experience in school or campus safety, law enforcement, military police training, or correctional officer training are required.

    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 “Safety Officer” in the subject line.

    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.

    Groton School is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Head Girls Varsity Lacrosse Coach

    Groton School is seeking a head coach for its girls varsity lacrosse program beginning with the 2023 spring term (late March through early June). 

    The head girls varsity lacrosse coach is responsible for the operation of the girls lacrosse program, including organizing, completing the assigned tasks, communicating regularly with the Athletics Department, and working with students. The head coach conducts practices, motivates students, instructs athletes in game strategies and techniques, and helps with day-to-day logistics, game statistical support, and guiding assistant coaches.

    The head coach will work up to 20 hours per week, Monday through Saturday, and will report to the athletic director. Compensation will be based on experience and does not include benefits.

    Responsibilities and Duties
    • Instructs players in the techniques of the game
    • Organizes and directs individual and small group practice activities/exercises
    • Assesses player skills and monitors players during competition and practice
    • Models sportsmanship and nondiscriminatory practices in all activities and maintains appropriate conduct towards players, opponents, officials, and spectators
    • May need to perform additional duties as assigned by supervisors 
    • Collaborates with co-workers and in conjunction with other departments
    • Travels with team to away games
    The ideal candidate will have:
    • Up-to-date CPR certification
    • Three or more years of coaching experience at the high school level or above
    • Excellent knowledge and teaching skills in analysis and techniques of lacrosse
    • Strong motivational and communication skills
    • 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.
     
    Please send your resume to jobs@groton.org with Head Girls Varsity Lacrosse Coach in the subject line.
  • Part-Time Zamboni Operators

    Groton School is seeking two part-time Zamboni operators to work Saturdays and Sundays for approximately 12-18 hours per week from October through March.

    No experience necessary.

    Responsibilities include:
    • operation of ice making equipment
    • customer assistance
    • snow shoveling
    • general building cleaning
    Qualifications:
    • A valid driver’s license
    If you are a team player, interested in being part of a diverse and busy work environment, please send your resume to jobs@groton.org and put Zamboni Operator in the subject line.

    Groton School is an equal opportunity employer.
  • 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).
    Requirements:
    • 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

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.