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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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  • French Teaching Fellow

    Groton School is seeking a French teaching fellow who will teach two courses of French 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 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 fellows@groton.org.

    Groton School is an equal opportunity employer.
  • 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 also 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. 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 submit by email to candidates@groton.org (note "Chaplain" in the subject line).

    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, 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.

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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  • Nurses

    Groton School has immediate openings in our Health Center for the 2018–19 ​academic ​y​ear. Per ​diem evening and night positions are available. Nights may include 6​:00 p.m. to 6​:00 a.m. or 10​:00 p.m. to 6​:00 a.m. shifts. The ideal candidates will have experience working with adolescents in an office, urgent care, emergency room​,​ or school setting or other relevant nursing experience. Job responsibilities include first aid, assessment​,​ prescribed treatment of illness and injury, medication administration, triage, emergency response, and electronic medical documentation in a school setting. Candidates should possess a ​b​achelor's in ​nursing with ​a ​current Massachusetts RN license, a minimum of ​three​ years of nursing experience, and excellent communication skills. To apply, please send a cover letter to jobs@groton.org and reference RN in the subject line.

Become Part of Groton's Vision


As a coeducational, primarily residential school of 372 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 has never been narrowly to prepare students for college, but rather to provide an experience which, while academically rigorous, goes far beyond college requirements, addressing important personal aspects of 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.
 
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 Groton teachers take up the teaching profession as "their life's work."

A diverse and intimate 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.