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The Chestnut Hill School is a dynamic and vibrant community dedicated to developing joyful learners who think critically, embrace diversity, and act with empathy. Faculty and staff alike play an integral role in shaping the experiences of our students. We pride ourselves in recruiting and retaining exceptionally dedicated and talented employees who are passionate about their field and value lifelong learning.

With more than 50 faculty and staff members, the diverse CHS community is one big family where each individual contributes to the whole. We cultivate genuine relationships that honor and celebrate the identities and perspectives of others. 

CHS fosters a challenging and supportive work environment and offers many opportunities for personal and professional growth.

We provide competitive salaries and a robust benefits package including medical, dental, retirement, flexible spending accounts, life, long-term disability, retirement and more.

CHS is committed to a policy of equal opportunity employment and does not discriminate on the basis of 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. 


Current Job Openings

Intern Teacher (Kindergarten - Sixth Grade) (Full Time) - 2022-23 School Year

Position Summary:  Multiple openings for Intern Teachers. Interns are assigned to specific grades from Kindergarten through sixth and gain hands-on teaching experience as they support Lead Teachers in the implementation of the academic program. 

Salary: Salary: $24,000 per annum for first year

The Intern Teacher will:

  • Support the mission of the school.
  • Ensure the safety and well-being of all students.
  • Teach homeroom subjects in partnership with the cooperating teacher.
  • Lead Open Circle Meetings in partnership with the cooperating teacher (as appropriate).
  • Participate in and support the planning for special events/activities.
  • Attend regular planning, grade-level, staff meetings, and intern cohort meetings as scheduled. 
  • Help to manage classroom transitions, including walking students to specials, lunch, and recess.
  • Attend special subject classes as needed.
  • Attend Faculty Professional Development Days, Curriculum Night (September) and Carnival (September).
  • Contribute to reports each term. 
  • Attend parent-teacher conferences. 
  • Contribute to communications to CHS families, including weekly website updates.
  • Support the tone for routines and behavioral expectations set by the cooperating teacher.
  • Reinforce any language, consequences, or strategies as appropriate.
  • Maintain open two-way communication with cooperating teacher.
  • Perform arrival, dismissal, recess, and other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements:

  • Experience working with children
  • Proven ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues
  • Commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse learning environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Core competencies: 

  • Equity and inclusion - Employee lives the stated mission of the school, and values and respects diversity in all facets of school life. Employee promotes equity and inclusion in work with students, families, and colleagues.
  • Collaboration - In keeping with Chestnut Hill School’s commitment to a strong community, employee exemplifies cooperation and collaboration, demonstrates leadership when necessary, is a supportive team member when needed, and assists others to ensure deadlines and goals are met. 
  • Communication - Employee exercises clear, constructive, and appropriate communication with students, colleagues and administration in written and verbal communication. 
  • Critical observation and problem-solving - Employee shows the ability to not only gather information but to also interpret, analyze, and suggest next steps based upon data. Employee assesses problems and utilizes all available resources to resolve challenges through proper channels.

Interested candidates for the 2022-2023 school year should send their resume and cover letter to: Qiana Rudek and Gary McPhail, Intern Co-Coordinators, at chsinterns@tchs.org

All applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Associate Teacher, Early Childhood

Position Summary:  The Associate Teacher - Early Childhood, works collaboratively with one or two lead teachers in the classroom to assist our youngest students at the school, starting at age three. 

The Associate Teacher will:

  • Support the mission of the school
  • Ensure the safety and well-being of all students
  • In collaboration with grade-level colleagues, plan and implement the academic program
  • Implement the Open Circle curriculum and attend to the social and emotional development of individual students and the class as a whole
  • Administer assessments to evaluate student progress toward learning objectives
  • Differentiate teaching methods or assessments to meet students’ needs
  • Maintain a classroom environment that is conducive to student learning and safety
  • Write narrative progress reports to record and communicate students' progress
  • Manage classroom administrative tasks, including taking daily attendance
  • Perform dismissal, lunch, and recess duties as assigned
  • Attend staff meetings as scheduled
  • Participate in all-school activities, such as Admission Open Houses 
  • Assume responsibility for other projects as assigned by the Head of School or Academic Dean/Dean of Faculty

Position Requirements:

  • Experience working with children in this age range in a nursery or preschool setting
  • Proven ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues
  • Commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse learning environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Creative problem-solving skills, a positive attitude that allows one to cooperate and collaborate effectively with others

Core competencies:

  • Equity and inclusion - Employee lives the stated mission of the school, and values and respects diversity in all facets of school life. Employee promotes equity and inclusion in work with students, families, and colleagues.
  • Collaboration - In keeping with Chestnut Hill School’s commitment to a strong community, employee exemplifies cooperation and collaboration, demonstrates leadership when necessary, is a supportive team member when needed, and assists others to ensure deadlines and goals are met.
  • Communication - Employee exercises clear, constructive, and appropriate communication with students, colleagues and administration in written and verbal communication.
  • Critical observation and problem-solving - Employee shows the ability to not only gather information but to also interpret, analyze, and suggest next steps based upon data. Employee assesses problems and utilizes all available resources to resolve challenges through proper channels.

Qualified candidates should send their resume and cover letter to employment@tchs.org to the attention of Kerryn Hinds,  Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. Please include “Associate Teacher” in the subject line of your email.

Early Childhood Music Teacher (Pre-K to 1st Grade), part-time, 2022-23 School Year

Position Summary: This specialist position is responsible for teaching music starting with our youngest students in Pre-K (starting at age 3) through 1st Grade. The Music Teacher will be responsible for creating an enjoyable learning environment to inspire young minds and help them grow in their appreciation of music and may include teaching general styles of music, singing and playing musical instruments; communicating with families about students’ progress; and supporting the mission of the school. The ideal candidate will bring a history of collaborative, self-directed work as well as a good sense of humor.  This specialist will work a full day schedule on Mondays on all days that school is in session. 

This is a part-time, 20% equivalent, hourly position for the 2022-23 school year. 

The Music Teacher will:

  • Possess a thorough understanding of the curricular and instructional elements of music instruction
  • Demonstrate a love of teaching music and the desire to nurture and shape the lives of young students through inquiry and experimentation
  • Design learning objectives, lessons and activities that are tactile and or incorporate active learning activities to understand musical styles 
  • Guide students in their social-emotional development, maintaining expectations and support for positive and productive student behavior
  • Respectfully engage with families and demonstrate sensitivity to cultures, values, family configurations, and beliefs.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • Minimum 3 years of demonstrated music teaching experience, particularly with young children
  • Able to sing; ability to play various music instruments a plus
  • Demonstrated experience working in a culturally diverse community
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills
  • Creative problem-solving skills and a positive attitude that allows one to cooperate and collaborate effectively with others.

Core competencies

  • Equity and inclusion - Employee lives the stated mission of the school, and values and respects diversity in all facets of school life. Employee promotes equity and inclusion in work with students, families, and colleagues.
  • Collaboration - In keeping with Chestnut Hill School’s commitment to a strong community, the employee exemplifies cooperation and collaboration, demonstrates leadership when necessary, is a supportive team member when needed, and assists others to ensure deadlines and goals are met. 
  • Communication - Employee exercises clear, constructive, and appropriate communication with students, colleagues and administration in written and verbal communication. 
  • Critical observation and problem-solving - Employee shows the ability to not only gather information but to also interpret, analyze, and suggest next steps based upon data. Employee assesses problems and utilizes all available resources to resolve challenges through proper channels.

Qualified candidates should send their cover letter and resume to employment@tchs.org. Please include “Music Teacher” in the subject line of your email.