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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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  • Chaplain

    Groton School seeks a school chaplain to oversee the spiritual life of its students and to care for the school’s Episcopal tradition. Consistent with the Episcopal tradition, the chaplain must be open to including readings and prayers from other world religions in the weekday services and to creating an environment welcoming to people of many faiths. Dedicated to inclusivity, the school increasingly is home to students of diverse religious backgrounds. The chaplain is expected to collaborate with and encourage leaders of other religious groups on campus.

    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings begin with an 8:00 a.m. chapel service of about twenty-five minutes. The chaplain coordinates and leads these weekday services, which typically include a prayer, a reading, and a fifteen-minute talk by a member of the school community, most often a student. All students are required to attend a weekend worship service, according to their faith, and the chaplain is responsible for planning and leading the Sunday Episcopal service in St. John’s Chapel.

    This is a faculty position; the chaplain participates in the general life of the school and usually lives on campus in school housing. There is a possibility to teach in the Religious Studies and Philosophy department.

    Please send a cover letter, resume, and references to Andy Anderson, Associate Head of School, c/o Rita Lalli, PO Box 991, Groton, MA, 01450, or email candidates@groton.org, referencing “chaplain” in the subject line.

    Founded in 1884, Groton School is devoted to inspiring lives of character, scholarship, leadership, and service within a diverse, inclusive, and close-knit community. 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, 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.

    Groton School is an equal opportunity employer.
  • English Teaching Fellow

    Groton School is seeking an English teaching fellow—a dynamic candidate with a strong interest in writing pedagogy and in teaching literature 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. The fellow will teach two courses of English in collaboration with experienced members of the department.

    Groton School requires faculty members 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 health insurance.

    Founded in 1884, Groton School is devoted to inspiring lives of character, scholarship, leadership, and service within a diverse, inclusive, and close-knit community. 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, 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 fellows@groton.org.

    Groton School is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Mathematics Teaching Fellow

    Groton School is seeking a mathematics teaching fellow, who will teach two courses with the guidance of experienced members of the department.

    Interested candidates should have a B.A. or B.S. in mathematics and be willing to teach at higher levels, including multivariable calculus. Experience in programming is a plus, but not required.

    Groton School requires faculty members 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 health insurance.

    Founded in 1884, Groton School is devoted to inspiring lives of character, scholarship, leadership, and service within a diverse, inclusive, and close-knit community. 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, 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 fellows@groton.org.

    Groton School is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Physics Teaching Fellow

    Groton School is seeking a physics teaching fellow, who will teach two courses of introductory physics in collaboration with experienced members of the department.

    Groton School requires faculty members 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 health insurance.

    Founded in 1884, Groton School is devoted to inspiring lives of character, scholarship, leadership, and service within a diverse, inclusive, and close-knit community. 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, 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 fellows@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.

    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, 2020. Questions should be directed to Ms. Rita Lalli at 978-448-7502 or fellows@groton.org.

Staff Positions

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  • Head Girls Varsity Tennis Coach

    Groton School is seeking a head girls varsity tennis coach to work up to twenty hours per week during the spring sports season, which runs from March 2, 2020 through May 27, 2020. Duties include running all phases of the girls varsity tennis program, including but not limited to conducting practices, motivating students, instructing student athletes in match strategies and techniques, helping with day-to-day logistics, supporting the tennis program, attending home matches and traveling to away matches, and communicating with all members of the Groton School community.

    Candidates should be energetic, enthusiastic, and prepared to work with adolescent students. Required qualifications: two or more years experience working in a school setting and a valid driver's license.

    Please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@groton.org and reference "tennis" in the subject line.
  • Housecleaner

    Groton School is seeking a year-round housecleaner to work five hours per day, Monday through Friday, with occasional weekends. The position includes benefits. The housecleaner will be responsible for the daily, weekly, monthly, and seasonal cleaning of a private residence. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, general cleaning, polishing, ironing, sweeping and mopping floors and stairs, vacuuming rugs, cleaning and dusting furniture, washing windows and glass, cleaning all bathrooms and kitchens, changing beds, and other responsibilities that help maintain a clean and pleasant environment.

    This job requires the ability to work individually, attention to detail, physical strength, and the stamina to work long shifts. Candidates should be professional in mindset and must always use discretion. A high school diploma or equivalent and previous work experience are necessary. Please send resumes to jobs@groton.org and reference “house” in the subject line. Please provide references with your resume.
  • 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.