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The Chestnut Hill School reaffirms its long-standing non-discriminatory policy of employment. CHS hires faculty and staff of any race, color, religion, gender, family structure, sexual orientation, or national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally afforded or made available to employees at the school. The School does not discriminate in violation of any law or statute in the administration of its policies or programs. CHS is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to promote diversity through its hiring.

Current Job Openings

Kindergarten Teacher

Kindergarten Teacher 

The Chestnut Hill School, founded in 1860 and located in Newton, Massachusetts, is a co-educational, independent school educating students from Beginners (Age 3) through Grade 6. The School lives its mission of academic excellence, diversity and community, believing strongly that all must be in place in order for graduates to have a deep sense of themselves as thoughtful students, skilled learners, and confident leaders. CHS prides itself on graduates who are well rounded, think critically, take risks, and stand up for the rights and feelings of others. CHS is also a place with a dedicated, passionate faculty and staff who seek to enrich themselves through professional development and growth. The Chestnut Hill School endeavors to create a safe space for students, families and faculty who represent many forms of diversity. CHS is seeking individuals willing to join a warm, welcoming, and deeply committed diverse school community.

Position Summary
The Chestnut Hill School is searching for a Kindergarten Teacher for the 2018-2019 school year. The Kindergarten Teacher is responsible for planning, implementing, and assessing the academic program utilizing current best practices in education; communicating with families about students’ progress; promoting equity and diversity; and supporting the mission of the school.

The ideal Chestnut Hill School teacher will have at minimum a Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field; experience working with children of this age group and an understanding of their developmental milestones; a proven ability to collaborate effectively; a commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse learning environment; excellent verbal and written communication skills; a joyful spirit encouraging compassion, patience, and caring; and the ability to reflect on their own teaching to adapt lessons to meet different abilities and interests.

The Chestnut Hill School is an EOE and seeks to promote diversity through its hiring. Qualified applicants should send a letter of interest, resume, and references to Michael Coppola, Academic Dean/Dean of Faculty at

Executive Assistant to Head of School

The Chestnut Hill School is looking for an Executive Assistant to the Head of School. The Executive Assistant will support and participate in the school's mission, work, and daily activity. The ideal candidate will bring a professional presence, energy, and enthusiasm to the position and be able to work with all employees, families, administrators and the Board of Trustees. Essential qualifications for this job include a collaborative style, organization, flexibility, an ability to communicate effectively, to prioritize and to maintain confidentiality, knowledge of an comfort with technology, as well as a genuine openness to and respect for the perspectives and views of others. This person should also enjoy elementary school students and be drawn to the mission of the school. This position is new, and start date is immediate, with some flexibility. Send resume to:

Summer Camp Nurse

The Chestnut Hill School Summer Camp seeks an RN to take on the role of Camp Nurse. The Summer Camp Nurse oversees the health and wellness of approximately 275 campers each day (co-ed, ages 3 to 14) and about 100 staff members.  This position is full time (40 hours) during the 6 weeks of camp from July 9th through August 17th with minimal time requirements from March to June reviewing camper medical records. The nurse will report directly to the Camp Director.

The nurse will be responsible for the health, safety and welfare of the camp community through sound health promotion and practices, while complying with MA Department of Public Health Regulations.

Responsibilities include:

  1. Provide routine daily care and administration of OTC and prescribed medications.  Provide emergency care to all campers and staff when needed
  2. Review and input electronically all camper and staff medical forms for MA state compliance prior to the start of the camp session. Communicate with parents any missing information needed for compliance
  3. Maintain daily medical log records and reporting any camp incidents to camp director
  4. Maintain a well-stocked infirmary and prepare First Aid kits for groups, camp field trips
  5. Follow camp standing orders for nurse and communicate with Camp Physician as needed
  6. Communicate with parents regarding children's health conditions when appropriate
  7. Communicate with Camp Director and counselors as needed
  8. Attend pre-camp staff training and Family Orientation
  9. Maintain and distribute the camp allergy/special concerns list
  10. Follow camp standards and policies
  11. Perform other related duties as needed by the Camp Director.


  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Current CPR/ AED and First Aid certifications
  • Familiar with life threatening allergy protocols
  • Committed to working in and fostering an inclusive community
  • Respond calmly and efficiently to emergencies
  • Work collaboratively and independently
  • Maintain an enthusiastic and positive presence to all campers, staff and families
  • Physical assessment skills with children, ages 3-14 yrs old
  • Excellent organizational, problem solving and risk management skills

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Marcus Nickerson, Camp Director, at

The Chestnut Hill School (the “School”) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The School offers equal employment opportunity to all applicants for employment and all employees without regard to sex, pregnancy, or pregnancy-related condition, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, veteran status, military service, application for military service, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law.

Interns (Kindergarten-Grade 6)
Full Time - Faculty

Required Education: BA/BS required.

This full-time internship is for individuals pursuing a master’s in education and/or those who are exploring elementary school teaching. Interns are paired with a teacher in a K-6 classroom, observing classes, assisting with projects, and taking increased responsibility for classroom management and lesson planning/delivery. Interns receive formal support and take part in teaching seminars. Other responsibilities may include family/teacher conferences, meetings, and supervision duties. BA/BS required. Salary and benefits: $19,000 and medical insurance. Hours are M-Th 7:30-3:45 and Fri. 7:30-3:00. CHS is an EOE and seeks to promote diversity through its hiring. Send resume to: Michael Coppola, Academic Dean/Dean of Faculty at


Substitute Teaching
Part Time - Faculty

Required Education: Teaching experience

Applications for substitute teaching positions may be submitted at any time during the school year. Substitutes are expected to arrive by 7:45 am and work until 3:15 pm Mondays through Thursdays; the hours are 7:45 am to 12:25 pm on Fridays. The payrate is $85 to $100 per day Monday-Thursday and $50 to $60 per day on Fridays. Candidates for substitute teaching positions must have a minimum of a bachelor's degree, though preference will be given to candidates with a master's degree and/or experience in education. Send cover letter and resume to: Michael Coppola, Academic Dean/Dean of Faculty, either at or at The Chestnut Hill School, 428 Hammond St, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467.