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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.
  • Electrician (full-time)

    Groton School is seeking a full-time licensed electrician, to begin 7/1/2019, who will maintain secondary electrical systems and equipment, including distribution of secondary power, fire alarm and security systems, energy management and back-up power supply systems (UPS), and telephone and data wiring. This position includes benefits.

    A minimum of three years’ experience as a licensed electrician is required, along with a high school or trade school diploma. Candidates must have a valid driver’s license.

    If you are a team player and interested in being part of a diverse and busy work environment, please send a resume to jobs@groton.org and reference Electrician in the subject line.
  • Nurse (full-time)

    Groton School is seeking a full-time Registered Nurse to begin in August 2019. Working hours will be 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., including some weekends. This is a full-time position offering full benefits. 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 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 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.
  • Nurses (per-diem)

    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.
  • Part-time Administrative Assistant

    The Academic Dean’s Office at Groton School is looking for an administrative assistant to work approximately 25 hours per week year-round. The individual should be an energetic team player with a positive attitude and good interpersonal skills. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
    • providing general administrative support for the Academic Office
    • creating, processing, and maintaining records for the academic program
    • providing customer service to internal and external requests
    Applicants should possess good communication and organizational skills and excellent attention to detail with five to seven years of administrative experience. Should be proficient in Word, Excel, and database use. Job does not include benefits. Please apply to jobs@groton.org and reference Academic Dean in the subject line.

    Groton School is an equal opportunity employer
  • Part-time Campus Security Officer Position

    Saturday and Sunday – first shift (7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)
     
    The Buildings and Grounds Department is seeking a Campus Security Officer to join the Security Department. Applicants must possess a valid and unencumbered Massachusetts driver’s license, a Massachusetts Class “A” firearms permit, and First Responder/CPR training. Applicants will be required to successfully complete a physical ability test and will have a full background check performed. Candidates will have a positive attitude with very good interpersonal skills for performing work duties among students, faculty, staff, and guests on campus. Snow shoveling and occasional heavy lifting are required. This position requires 1-3 years previous experience in school or campus security, law enforcement, military police training, or correctional officer training. Please apply in person at the Buildings and Grounds Office, Groton School, Farmers Row (Route 111), Groton MA 01450 or download an application and email to jobs@groton.org or call 978-448-7541. Please put "security" in the subject line.

    Groton School is an equal opportunity employer.

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.