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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 Theater

    Groton School is accepting applications for a full-time director of theater, a faculty position. Responsibilities will include casting and staging three plays during the school year, one per term. The director will cast, produce, and direct three fully technically supported mainstage productions, as well as a student-run short play festival. Typically, one of these productions will be musical, which will require coordination with a musical director.

    The position involves publicizing and organizing auditions; organizing and running all rehearsals; scheduling and running all production meetings; collaborating throughout the process with students, designers, and the technical team; and overseeing all aspects of tech week, production, and strike. The director will engage students experientially and will provide a safe environment for artistic self-expression and growth. The director will also hire and host visiting artists and designers and work with and supervise a technical director.

    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 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. All employees of Groton School are required to wear a mask while indoors and must take weekly school-facilitated COVID tests.
     
    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. 
  • Chinese Teacher (Part-Time)

    Groton School invites applicants for a position as a part-time teacher of Mandarin Chinese for the 2022–23 academic year. The successful candidate will join a department committed to the school’s ideals of diversity and inclusion and will teach two courses with the guidance of experienced members of the department. This position does not include benefits.

    Please note that, prior to hire, the selected candidate will be asked to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19. All employees of Groton School are required to wear a mask while indoors and must take weekly school-facilitated COVID tests.

    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. Please put "Chinese Teacher" in the subject line.

    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 7, 2022 for the 2022-23 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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  • Payroll & HR Specialist

    Groton School is seeking a Payroll & HR Specialist to join our Business Office. 

    The Payroll & HR Specialist works closely with the Director of Human Resources to ensure the smooth operation of Groton’s HR Office. The Payroll & HR Specialist is responsible for preparing and producing timely and accurate payrolls, coordinating the administration of employee benefits, and maintaining accurate HRIS data.

    This is a full-time (40 hours per week), 12-month, hourly position with excellent benefits.

    Essential Duties

    Payroll
    •    Processes bi-weekly payroll
    •    Maintains and updates payroll records for changes in salary, exemptions, insurance coverages, etc.; runs variance and exception reports as needed
    •    Monitors and manages time and attendance system and trains new employees on use of online payroll and timesheet portal
    •    Resolves payroll discrepancies by collecting and analyzing information; makes corrections as needed

    Benefits
    •    Manages the day-to-day administration of employee benefits, such as group health, flexible spending accounts, dental, vision, accident and disability, life insurance, and retirement/403(b)
    •    Assists employees with benefits enrollment and claims, and processes benefits transactions 
    •    Provides data for annual audits of defined benefit and defined contribution plans
    Employee Onboarding and Customer Service
    •    Assists with onboarding new employees by processing employment verifications on all new hires and ensuring all forms are completed timely and correctly
    •    Serves as front line person for assisting employees with payroll and benefits questions

    HRIS and HR Support
    •    Tracks vacation, sick, and FLMA time; maintains accruals for accurate vacation reporting 
    •    Maintains employee personnel files and updates all employee and HRIS databases

    Qualifications and Requirements

    •    Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, or accounting preferred
    •    At least 2-3 years of payroll processing experience; experience with a major payroll system, such as ADP or Paylocity, strongly desired
    •    Background in benefits administration a plus
    •    Proficient with Microsoft Office and Google Suite
    •    Excellent problem-solving ability, judgment, time management, and attention to detail
    •    Ability to always maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion
    •    Demonstrates initiative and is a team player

    Please note that, prior to hire, the selected candidate will be asked to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19. All employees of Groton School are currently required to wear a mask while indoors and must take a weekly school-facilitated COVID test.

    Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to jobs@groton.org. Please put “Payroll & Human Resources Specialist” in the subject line.

    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. All employees of Groton School are required to wear a mask while indoors and must take a weekly school-facilitated COVID test.
  • Associate Technical Director—Performing Arts

    Groton School is seeking an associate technical director to join our Performing Arts Department. The associate technical director assists with daily facility operations of the Campbell Performing Arts Center (CPAC), is an integral member of the Theater Department, and works with students during afternoon activities.

    This is a full-time, salaried position during the academic year (40 hours per week from September through June), reporting to the technical director.

    Essential Duties

    The associate technical director:

    •    assists in creating drawings, determining construction methods, acquiring materials, and building scenery
    •    preps the theater shop and projects each day to teach students proper use of hand tools, power tools, and all shop equipment
    •    assists the technical director in contracting additional labor and monitoring contract labor progress
    •    teaches students to interpret technical drawings, make cut lists, and build scenery
    •    instructs students in the safe use of professional theater equipment (including operation of fly system, basic lighting systems, and sound engineering)
    •    contributes to all aspects of theater production, including props, paint, sound, and lighting
    •    assists the technical director in training stage managers and stagecraft students in the tech process and safe operation of technical equipment
    •    maintains (with the technical director) the CPAC facility by repairing equipment, organizing all storage facilities, and maintaining inventories of all shop and theater equipment
    •    supports the technical director in managing and scheduling space requests
    •    assists in sending interdepartmental communications
    •    oversees communication with contracted designers on a per show basis
    •    potentially has the opportunity to create scenic art

    Qualifications and Requirements

    The right candidate will be:

    •    A creative problem-solver who communicates effectively and professionally in a fast-paced academic environment
    •    Self-motivated, detail-oriented, organized, accountable, deadline-oriented, and able to uphold a tone of collaboration, respect, professionalism, and optimism
    •    Able to work independently as well as manage teams of students and others 
    •    Safety-conscious at all times
    •    Willing to work occasional nights and weekends for several school events and Theater Department productions

    For consideration, candidates must have a working knowledge of all aspects of theater production, both technical and performance, and a demonstrated proficiency in:

    •    technical design and interpreting technical drawings
    •    various theatrical practices and styles of construction methods 
    •    using a wide range of materials towards creative ends
    •    scenic construction, scenic painting, and scene shop operations
    •    using hand tools and power tools
    •    counterweight rigging operations
    •    basic lighting control
    •    basic audio engineering and mixing
    •    organizing and leading crews
    •    the technical production process
    •    Microsoft Excel and AutoCAD

    Additional Requirements

    •    B.A. in Theater or B.F.A. in Theater Design or Technology or equivalent professional experience
    •    Minimum five years experience in technical theater production or a related field
    •    At least one year of experience in an educational environment at the high school level is strongly desired.
    Knowledge of and experience with the following are a plus:
    •    CNC fabrication, maker spaces, and STEAM education
    •    Sketchup, Fusion, V-Carve
    •    Dante, NDI, sACN, and other network protocols used in entertainment
    •    Welding/metal fabrication 

    Please note that, prior to hire, the selected candidate will be asked to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19. All employees of Groton School are currently required to wear a mask while indoors and must take a weekly school-facilitated COVID test.

    Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to jobs@groton.org. Please put “assistant technical director” 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.