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

    Please note: The Teaching Fellow in Theater position is not a part of the Charles C Alexander program. If you are a candidate for the Theater position, please consult that job posting under Faculty Positions. Hiring for 2021–22 Fellows has been completed with the exception of the Teaching Fellow in Theater, for which we are still accepting applications.

    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.

    Hiring for the 2021–22 school year has been completed, and we are not accepting further applications.

    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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  • Dance Instructor (Part-Time)

    Groton School seeks a dance teacher to join its vibrant performing arts program, a program committed to the school's ideals of diversity and inclusion. We seek an instructor with a strong background in ballet who can teach all levels.

    Classes will be taught as part of the school's afternoon program on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 3:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. The successful candidate will enjoy working with adolescents, choreographing, and coaching students in making their own work. Experience producing dance performances is also helpful. Candidates should have a college degree in dance or commensurate professional dance experience. 

    At Groton School, dance is part of the afternoon program, meeting during each of three trimesters. Dance performances usually occur in the fall and spring terms. The successful candidate will join the current instructor, who teaches on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Collaboratively, the two instructors will offer a program that can support the development of all dancers, from beginners to advanced. 

    Compensation will be based on experience and does not include benefits. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and resume to candidates@groton.org.

  • Groundskeeper (Full-Time)

    Groton School's Buildings and Grounds Department is seeking an energetic, team player to be a full-time groundskeeper. This is an entry-level, full-time position with benefits. The position requires an individual who can work a flexible forty-hour week (7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.): Spring and Fall—Tuesday to Saturday; Winter and Summer—Monday to Friday.

    Applicants should possess good mechanical skills and be able to operate a variety of grounds care equipment, including tractors, mowers, grass trimmers, and hand tools. The successful candidate will have a positive attitude and very good interpersonal skills since they will be performing work among students, faculty, and peers on campus grounds and among faculty housing landscapes. Snow removal and heavy lifting are required. A minimum of a high school or trade school diploma and a current driver’s license are required.  A hoisting license 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 "groundskeeper" in the subject line. Groton School is an equal opportunity employer.
    June 8, 2021
  • Part-Time Registered Nurse

    Groton School is seeking a part-time Registered Nurse to begin 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.