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

Middle School English and History Teacher

The Ethel Walker School seeks a Middle School English/history teacher for the 2019-2020 school year. Applicants should demonstrate success in working with students and parents, and have a commitment to best practices in teaching and learning. This multi-departmental position requires collaboration with colleagues, exhibiting strong communication and problem-solving skills. This teacher will be supervised by the English and History Department chairs in developing creative and engaging curriculum that centers Middle School girls. 

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Advancement Associate

The advancement associate is instrumental in the smooth operation of the School’s Institutional Advancement Office and provides support to the assistant head for advancement, and several committees of the Board of Trustees (Advancement, Trusteeship, and Equestrian).

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Associate Barn Manager/Show Groom


Participate in the day-to-day management and operation of The Ethel Walker School’s 60-stall equestrian barn with the barn manager and trainers. Travel to horse shows to manage the care of horses attending horse shows.


  1. Manage the facility with the barn manager
  2. Co-supervise staff of 3-4 grooms, assign them tasks, evaluate their performance and help build the team by providing feedback and recommendations to the barn manager, director, and trainers
  3. Help train the staff
  4. Welcome boarders and riders to the facility and program in a courteous and professional manner
  5. Meet early/late shipment of horses arriving to or leaving from the barn
  6. Assist barn staff in daily routine during periods of staff shortages or vacations
  7. Run night checks as scheduled
  8. Provide general support to the riding program and director as requested by the director
  9. Assist the barn manager in managing finances, supplies, vet, farrier while being budget-conscious
  10. Other duties as assigned

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Lacrosse Coach 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. The following positions are available:

  • Head JV Lacrosse Coach

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. The successful candidate would be required to recruit scholar-athletes able to contribute to the school not only on the field but in other areas of life, and would be expected to adhere by league and school policies.

To apply, please submit cover letter, resume and three references to Attn: Athletic Director

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

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

The Ethel Walker School is an equal opportunity employer.