Job Opportunities

Just 20 minutes outside of Hartford, The Ethel Walker School, located in Simsbury, Connecticut, excels at preparing girls to make a profound difference in the world. Members of this diverse community are dedicated to global citizenship, scholarship, the arts, athletics, wellness, and community partnerships. The satisfaction of achievement and joy of friendship are fundamental principles as the School empowers girls to lead with integrity, respect, confidence, courage, conviction and a love of learning.

As a residential boarding school and home away from home, Walker’s provides an environment of support, challenge, safety, and engagement to our girls. Girls are given many opportunities to grow, learn and lead within our community and beyond. Learn more about student life at Walker’s.

Teaching faculty engage in our students’ lives in multiple ways inside and outside of the classroom. All teaching faculty are required to serve as a student advisor. Faculty are also expected to fulfill other duties which could include coaching, leading student activities, or mentoring a club. Faculty are expected to
participate in extra-curricular life and support our residential program. Successful candidates are committed to all-girls’ education and empowerment, welcome being in a boarding and day school, and want to be a part of an inclusive and welcoming community.

Current Openings

Gift Processor - Advancement Department

Employment category: Staff – Non-Exempt
Full/part time: Full time
Work year: 12 month
Supervisor: Advancement Services Manager

Performs a variety of complex duties associated with a highly confidential gift processing function. Responsible for receiving gifts to The Ethel Walker School in the form of cash, checks, charge cards, stock transfers, payroll deduction and more. Enters pledges and pledge payments, processes matching gifts, and generates institutional donor acknowledgements letters. Additional database responsibilities will be required. Work is performed under general supervision within established policies and procedures.

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Director of Equestrian Program

Department: Riding
Status: Full time, Exempt

The Ethel Walker School has an opening for the director of equestrian program. The Ethel Walker School, founded in 1911, has more than 3,000 alumnae. Riding has been an important part of life at Walker's since the School was established in 1911. In the decades since, thousands of riders have explored hundreds of miles of trails on campus, formed new friendships with horses and their peers, gained new skills under the watchful eyes of accomplished instructors and felt the thrill of a hard-earned win. Our nationally-acclaimed program has gained recognition as one of the leading scholastic equestrian programs in the country. Every Walker's rider becomes a "complete rider" and is exposed to all aspects of equestrian pursuits from equitation, hunters, jumpers, dressage and combined training, to horse care and stable management. The School also offers a very unique equine science class that our students can take as an elective. The Walker’s riding program accommodates all levels of riding, from the absolute beginner to the most experienced, competitive rider. Students may board their own horse at Walker’s or utilize the dozens of school horses available for the lesson program and for lease.

The director of equestrian program oversees all facets of the program and provides leadership to a staff of trainers, grooms and barn staff.

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Horizons at The Ethel Walker School - Various Positions

Horizons at The Ethel Walker School is the nation's first all-girls Horizons program, and serves underserved students who attend Hartford public schools. Horizons creates the conditions, connections, and community that enable every girl who attends to gain the skills, confidence and motivation to overcome the opportunity gap and realize her potential. The following positions are open for 2017 - please visit for more information and to apply.

  • Kindergarten Lead Teacher
  • Third Grade Lead Teacher
  • Assistant Teacher - All Levels

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Faculty Positions

The Ethel Walker School anticipates faculty positions for the 2017-2018 school year in the following areas. Please check back on this page for specific information about each position.

  • French
  • Computer Science
  • Art History
  • Art

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 Attn: Athletic Director

Please contact us with any inquiries in specific areas and send your resume to

The Ethel Walker School is an equal opportunity employer.

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