Job Opportunities

Welcome to The Ethel Walker School, a diverse and inclusive community dedicated to educating and empowering girls in grades six through 12. Learn more about academics, arts, athletics, and student life at Walker’s.

Job openings are posted below. All positions require that the successful candidate is committed to an all-girls boarding and day school, and wishes to be a part of an inclusive and welcoming community.

As a residential boarding school, Walker’s serves as a second home to many of our students. We embrace an “all-in” approach, meaning that we are here for them 24/7, providing an environment in which they feel safe, supported, and engaged.

Teaching faculty impact our students’ lives in multiple ways inside and outside of the classroom. All teaching faculty are required to serve as student advisor, and fulfill other duties as assigned which could include coaching, leading student activities, or mentoring an academic club. Faculty residing on campus are also expected to participate in extra-curricular and residential programming, and are required to obtain a public passenger endorsement for their drivers' licenses.


Current Openings

Road Manager/Assistant Barn Manager

Objective

Assist the Barn Manager with the day-to-day operation of The Ethel Walker School’s 60-stall equestrian barn. Travel to horse shows to manage the care of horses attending horse shows.

Scope of Responsibilities

Horse Care

  1. Assist with the feeding
  2. Work with trainers as to individual competition horse needs
  3. Maintain a rigorous turn-out schedule. All boarders in the barn sign an agreement that provides for daily turn-out.
  4. Assist the School’s veterinarian in the care of individual horses, as instructed
  5. Assist with the scheduling of the regular shoeing of horses and work with the School’s farrier on individual horse issues
  6. Capture and return escaped horses
  7. Requirements include some heavy lifting (over 50 lbs.), frequent walking, bending, lifting

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Equine Groom

Scope of Responsibilities

Horse care and maintenance of barn and grounds:

  1. Feed and water horses
  2. General horse care as instructed by supervisor
  3. General maintenance of stalls and grounds
  4. Other assignments as needed and instructed by Barn Manager
  5. Maintain the facility and grounds to ensure they are neat, clean and orderly at all times.
  6. Requirements include some heavy lifting (over 50 lbs.), frequent walking, bending, lifting

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Director of the Annual Fund

The Ethel Walker School in Simsbury, CT seeks an experienced annual fundraising professional to join its Advancement Office. Reporting to the Director of Advancement, the Director of Annual Fund for Walker’s is responsible for the strategic development of a comprehensive annual giving program. The Director will analyze and utilize data to inform strategy, create and realize annual giving goals by donor segment, plan the annual giving calendar, develop and implement strategies to grow Walker’s annual giving and donor participation results across all constituencies, including parent and reunion giving. The Director of the Annual Fund for Walker’s will also be responsible for cultivating, soliciting and stewarding a portfolio of leadership donors. As a senior member of the staff, the Director works closely with colleagues in a team-based work environment.

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Coaching Positions

The Ethel Walker School offers many inter-scholastic sports for its student body. Many of these teams have teams at various levels, including Varsity, JV, and occasionally Thirds and Middle School teams. Ethel Walker currently has coaching opportunities available in the following sports: field hockey, soccer, basketball and lacrosse.

Experience playing and/or coaching at a high level is required. A strong commitment to providing girls with high quality instruction and coaching as well as modeling a strong balance between athletics, academics and community involvement are important qualities for candidates for this position. To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to hr@ethelwalker.org. Attn: Athletic Director

Please contact us with any inquiries in specific areas and send your resume to hr@ethelwalker.org.

The Ethel Walker School is an equal opportunity employer. We seek candidates who would add to the racial and cultural diversity of the School community and we encourage applications from women. Decisions on employment are made on the basis of individual qualifications.

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