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: The Ethel Walker School

Part Time Spanish Teacher

The Ethel Walker School seeks a part time teacher for Spanish. Classes range from beginner to advanced composition and conversation. The successful candidate will have a dedication to a total immersion classroom in all levels of the language. Fluency in Spanish is required. Candidates must be comfortable or willing to learn how to integrate new technology into the classroom.

A highly developed sense of collaboration and a willingness to work with colleagues is required for this position; you will work closely with colleagues to make sure the School’s goals are being met but you will also have a large amount of autonomy in planning lessons and developing units and assessments. The successful candidate will show an empathy for and a willingness to work with adolescent girls at this phase in their development.

Skills and traits necessary for this position include:

  • Experience teaching Spanish at the middle and/or high school level
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of educational technology for Spanish language teaching
  • Facility with the use of technology (preferable Apple and iPad) in learning techniques
  • A strong sense of community involvement
  • A strong sense of collegiality
  • Willingness to collaborate
  • Strong work ethic (timely adherence to deadlines and ability to self motivate)
  • Other duties as assigned

To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter and list of three references in one PDF document to hr@ethelwalker.org.

Advancement Associate

Reports to: Director of Advancement
Full Time, Non-exempt

The advancement associate will be instrumental in the smooth operation of the School’s Institutional Advancement Office and will provide support to the Director of Advancement, and to several committees of the Board of Trustees (Advancement and Trusteeship Committee, and Equestrian Committee).

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Part Time School Bus Drivers

We have an opening for a part time licensed School bus driver. Responsibilities include picking up and dropping off students at established stops within the school calendar schedule. Drivers must be attentive to traffic and weather conditions while staying on schedule and ensuring the safety of the passengers. They must ensure that their vehicles are operating properly and conduct a vehicle inspection each day. Drivers are also responsible for maintaining a safe environment within the bus by enforcing rules on conduct and responding to emergencies. For more information, please call 860-408-4244 or email hr@ethelwalker.org.

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. Walker's currently has coaching opportunities available in the following sports:

  • JV Tennis
  • 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, resume and three references to hr@ethelwalker.org. Attn: Athletic Director

Current Openings: Horizons at The Ethel Walker School

Assistant to the Executive Director

The assistant to the executive director of Horizons at The Ethel Walker School will perform a variety of administrative and clerical tasks. In this capacity, the assistant will provide support to the executive director, assist with daily office needs, and manage general administrative activities for Horizons.

The assistant to the executive director responsibilities include making travel and meeting arrangements, preparing reports and maintaining appropriate filing systems. This candidate must possess strong technical and analytical skills including MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), web familiarity, and must become an expert with fundraising software, preferably Raiser’s Edge. Grant writing skills and experience is preferred. This position requires dealing professionally with highly confidential information.

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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.


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