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/History Teacher

The Ethel Walker School, a boarding and day school for girls in grades six through 12 plus a postgraduate year, located in Simsbury, CT, is seeking a full-time Middle School English and history teacher for the 2019-2020 school year. We are committed to intellectual rigor, academic excellence, personal development and social justice. Candidates should have a B.A. in English and/or history or a closely related field. Preference will be given to those candidates with advanced degrees (M.A., Ph.D.) in English, History or Education/Teaching and who have two to five years of classroom teaching experience. Certification is desired, but not required.

  • Ability and desire to teach both Middle School English and Middle School History
  • Collaborate enthusiastically with members of the English and History Departments
  • Supervise school clubs/activities
  • Perform after school supervisory or coaching duties as assigned
  • Participate in our residential life program
  • Supervise study hall or other academic day duties as assigned
  • Engage in personal and professional development
  • Other duties as assigned

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Full Time Spanish Teacher

The Ethel Walker School seeks a dynamic and innovative full-time Spanish teacher. The successful candidate will have native or near-native fluency in Spanish and the skills to teach all levels of Spanish from introductory to advanced. Bachelor's degree in Spanish language and literature required and Master’s degree preferred.

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Full Time English Teacher

The Ethel Walker School, a boarding and day school for girls in grades 6-12 located in Simsbury, CT, is seeking a full time English teacher for the 2019-2020 school year. Our students and curriculum are committed to intellectual rigor, academic excellence, personal development and social justice. Candidates should have a B.A. in English or a closely related field. Preference will be given to those candidates with advanced degrees (M.A., Ph.D) in English or education/teaching and who have 2-5 years of classroom teaching experience. Certification is desired, but not required.

  • Ability and desire to teach any level of Upper and/or Middle School English
  • Collaborate enthusiastically with members of the English Department
  • Supervise school clubs/activities
  • Participate in our Residential Life program
  • Perform after school supervisory or coaching duties as assigned
  • Supervise study hall or other academic day duties as assigned
  • Engage in personal and professional development
  • Other duties as assigned

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College Counseling Administrative Assistant

42-week Position: August 15 to June 30 of each school year
Hourly Position: 20-25 hours per week

Together with the director and assistant director of college counseling, the assistant is responsible for providing a professional, thorough, and high-quality college guidance program for the Walker’s community. The college counselors and the assistant will work as a team to ensure precise and accurate communication from the School on behalf of its students applying to college.

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Associate Barn Manager/Show Groom

Objective

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.
 

Administrative/Management

  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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Varsity Volleyball Coach

The Ethel Walker School has an opening for a Varsity Volleyball coach to head the program beginning in the fall of 2019. 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 court but in other areas of school life and he/she would be expected to adhere by league and school policies. 

To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter and contact list of three professional references in one document to: hr@ethelwalker.org Attn: Athletic Director.

Other 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.

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

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.

Current Openings: Horizons at The Ethel Walker School

Assistant Director

Position Summary

The assistant director will report directly to the executive director, and will help lead Horizons’ continued growth and success through effective partnership with a variety of stakeholders, including Horizons students and families, staff, Board, and donors; The Ethel Walker School’s administrative leadership and broader community; Hartford Public Schools; and Horizons National. S/he oversees many aspects of Horizons’ activities and operations, including: ensuring the quality of all programming; hiring and supervising an excellent team of staff; assisting in the management of a growing annual budget, currently $300,000, with a projected growth of $750,000 at its full maturity; and broadening Horizons’ base of support through effective fundraising and marketing initiatives. S/he benefits from Horizons’ strong community of support, including talented staff, committed families, and an exceptional Board, and will guide the program toward future success.

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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.