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

Director of Advancement

The Ethel Walker School is a progressive independent college-preparatory girls’ school, both day and boarding, steeped in tradition committed to the intellectual, physical and personal development of girls in the 21st century located in Simsbury, CT.

We are searching for an experienced, dynamic, and articulate professional, who understands the profound significance of girls’ secondary education in this era, to head our newly configured Office of Advancement. The Director will provide leadership and management of the strategic planning, direction and execution of fundraising and development including the Annual Fund (including leadership gifts, reunion, senior parents, non-senior current parents, past parents, friends, and faculty and staff giving), Capital and Major Gifts campaigns, and Planned Giving.

In addition, the Director of Advancement will oversee Alumnae Relations, the alumni/donor databases, and parents’ giving as well as foundation grants as we embark on a new chapter in the history of the school. First and foremost, the Director of Advancement will oversee and guide the cultivation and building of close relationships with alumnae, parents and donors, recognizing that successful fundraising is a byproduct of commitment to and investment in the school rather than vice versa. This is a full-time (twelve month) administrative position that will report directly to the Head of School.

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Full Time Theatre/Music Teacher

The Ethel Walker School is seeking a Middle School theatre and music teacher. The position involves directing a Middle School musical or play, teaching theatre performance fundamentals, as well as various teaching and directing duties within the music program. Both vocal and instrumental experience is preferred.

Other responsibilities include: attending faculty meetings; attending department meetings; meet with students regularly; communicating regularly with students and their parents about academic progress; meeting deadlines for written comments, grades and other school record keeping; attending all required evening events including family style dinners, faculty meetings, banquets, concerts, and assigned weekend team duties; serving as an academic advisor for four to six upper school students, serving on team duty; weekend activity coverage, approximately six weekends/year; and other duties as assigned.

The successful candidate will be required to participate in the life of The Ethel Walker School in ways that are at once typical of boarding school and unique to our close knit community including obtaining a Public Passenger Endorsement on your driver's license in order to be able to transport students in the Walker's minivans and 15 passenger buses. Requires a background check, physical exam, screening and fingerprinting.

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter in one pdf document to: 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. 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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