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. As a boarding and day school of 250 girls from grades 6-12, members of this diverse community are dedicated to global citizenship, scholarship, the arts, social justice and inclusion, 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. Walker’s provides a home away from home in 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.

Walker’s is dedicated to recruiting and supporting educators who are committed to their own ongoing learning process and growth in a collaborative work environment. Successful applicants are also dynamic individuals who are compelled to provide a positive, joyful, challenging learning environment for our girls.

Current Openings: The Ethel Walker School

Full Time History Teacher

The History Department is seeking a teacher for the Upper and Middle Schools. Successful candidates should have a strong background in history education and experience in the classroom and must embrace collaboration, continuing professional development, and community involvement. No certification is required.

The History Department at The Ethel Walker School prides itself on a commitment to teaching history by combining scholarship and practical application. The curriculum is focused on the strong connection between the people and societal forces at work at different times in history and the place where they live. A highly-developed sense of collaboration is required for this position; you will work closely with colleagues to make sure the department's goals are being met but you will also have a great deal of autonomy planning lessons and developing units and assessments.

Other responsibilities may include serving as an advisor to a group of up to six students, chaperoning weekend activities (Upper School) or supervising students after school (Middle School), coaching, or advising student clubs.

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Assistant Trainer

Job Summary

The ideal candidate is a well-rounded horse person with a hands-on approach. The riders and horses in our program are varied and diverse and we need someone who understands these differences and can adapt. This person must be a good team player who is flexible and willing to jump in when needed no matter what the task. This person needs to understand the demands of a show barn and that hours can be unpredictable at times. This person will set a good example for our girls in their work ethic, communication skills, riding ability and horse care.

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Director of Admission

The Ethel Walker School seeks an enthusiastic and experienced admissions professional to oversee a dynamic and progressive admissions program. The director is responsible for recruiting a diverse and talented population of students. The director of admission will report to the director of enrollment management. The successful candidate will have a strong and creative sense of traditional and innovative marketing and methods of communication, represent the Middle and Upper Schools to prospective students and parents, build relationships with feeder schools and educational consultants, and guide prospective families through the admission and financial aid process. The director manages a staff of five and is responsible for mentorship and professional development opportunities. The director will work collaboratively with faculty, the board of trustees and current parent ambassadors. The successful candidate must demonstrate a deep understanding of financial aid, traditional and non-traditional marketing strategies, independent school trends, data analysis, and office leadership. The director of enrollment management seeks a partner in the continued development of a contemporary, responsive and successful admission program.

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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

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 Lacrosse
  • JV Tennis

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 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.