Teaching at Princeton Day School
At Princeton Day School, the pursuit of excellence is a cooperative process nurtured by an outstanding faculty. Our experienced teachers believe in creating a classroom atmosphere where the learning process is valued. At PDS, the classroom extends beyond the walls of the school house and is equally regarded on the fields, courts, ice, and stage. The world-class faculty believes strongly in professional growth and development, and teachers routinely receive in-service training, participate in conferences, attend graduate courses, and travel for enrichment opportunities—all fully supported by the school.We are always interested in meeting outstanding teachers who are looking to teach in a supportive community of learners. Professionals with a Master’s Degree and several years of teaching experience are encouraged to apply. Princeton Day School values the contributions of teachers who:

  • Demonstrate excellence in the classroom
  • Understand the powerful influence of technology on students’ lives
  • Enjoy connecting with students outside the classroom through: advising, coaching, attending games and concerts, chaperoning events, sponsoring activities
  • Have a sense of humor and like to laugh
  • Are strongly committed to their students and colleagues

Employment Opportunities

As of July 2014, the following positions are available:

Head of Middle School
Director of Technology
Part-Time Custodian
Full-Time Custodian
Building Mechanic
Development Officer
Part-Time Ice Rink Attendant
Part-Time After School Teacher Assistant

JV Tennis Coach
JV Field Hockey Coach


 

Private Voice Instructor
Choral Music Section Support
Lower School Classroom Assistants

 

HEAD OF MIDDLE SCHOOL
PDS is seeking a strong, experienced, collaborative middle school leader who can understand the culture of the school and quickly earn the trust and respect of all constituents.  To view the position statement, qualifications, process and application requirements, please click here.

 CUSTODIAN – PART-TIME
Princeton Day School seeks an experienced, part-time member of the custodial staff responsible for keeping the building in a clean and orderly condition by performing the general cleaning duties in assigned areas including but not limited to: vacuuming, dusting, trash removal, recycling, carpet/floor maintenance. Shift hours are 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.  Candidate should be a self starter with the ability to work independently. Must be able to lift 60 lbs.  Valid driver’s license and background check required.   Interested candidates should submit their resume and references to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at mroach@pds.org.

CUSTODIAN - FULL TIME
Princeton Day School seeks an experienced, full-time custodian responsible for keeping the building in a clean and orderly condition by performing the general cleaning duties in assigned areas including but not limited to: vacuuming, dusting, trash removal, recycling, carpet/floor maintenance. Shift hours are 3:30 pm - Midnight, Monday-Friday.  Candidate should be a self starter with the ability to work independently. Must be able to lift 60 lbs.  Valid driver’s license and background check required.   Interested candidates should submit their resume and references to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at mroach@pds.org. 

BUILDING MECHANIC
Princeton Day School seeks an experienced Building Mechanic who will work within multiple buildings on the campus and will be responsible for operating, maintaining, troubleshooting and repairing mechanical, plumbing and electrical equipment. Carpentry, painting and general maintenance skills are also required. Black seal boiler license and Universal Refrigeration license preferred. Must posses a valid driver’s license. Must be able to work inside/outside - summer/winter, use ladders and lift 80 lbs.  Applicants should submit resume, cover letter and references to the attention of Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at mroach@pds.org

DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
Princeton Day School has an opening for a 10-month, full-time, staff member to provide administrative support and program work for a dynamic, active office.  The position will work from September 2014 to June 2015.  The successful candidate will have experience working in an office setting and ideally have experience in a fundraising office.  In addition, a candidate will have the ability to work on multiple assignments with varying deadlines, to communicate effectively – both in written and oral formats, and to respond and follow through on all assignments and responsibilities in a timely manner.  The candidate should also possess a sense of humor, flexibility, energy, collegiality, a willingness to learn, and the ability to work effectively with a team. Candidates should forward their cover letter, resume and three references to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at mroach@pds.org.  Deadline for applications is August 15, 2014. 

PART-TIME ICE SKATING RINK ATTENDANT
PDS seeks an employee for a part-time, 12 month opportunity – weekend and holiday hours are available.  Responsibilities include but not limited to operating the Zamboni (will train), cleaning of rink facility, sharpening ice skates.  Valid driver’s license and background check required.   Applicants should submit resume, cover letter and references to the attention of Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at mroach@pds.org.

PART-TIME AFTER SCHOOL TEACHER ASSISTANT
PDS seeks Part-Time Assistant for the After School Program beginning in September 2014. Under general supervision of the Director of After-School Programs, the Assistant’s primary responsibility is ensuring a safe and orderly environment for after school care.   Experience in working with children ages 4 – 11 years. General duties include: providing assistance to the Director of After-School Programs in the implementation of the after school care including effective management of large groups, small groups, and individual children both indoors and outdoors.  Ability to work independently, understand and carry out oral and written directions and maintain cooperative working relationships with staff, students, and parents.  Interested applicants should submit resume, cover letter and three references to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at mroach@pds.org

DIRECTOR OF TECHNOLOGY
The Director of Technology will manage all aspects of the school’s PK-12 academic technology integration and IT services for academic and administrative departments. The Director will serve as a member of the senior academic team.   Responsibilities will include meeting the needs of all technology end-users (students, faculty, administration, staff, and external users); managing the technology systems currently in place; leading the planning, design, renovation, or new construction of technology infrastructure; collaborating with librarians to evaluate, refresh, and renew the multiple systems, platforms, and technologies supported and used in the division libraries.  The Director will also provide leadership in technology education and the integration of technology into the classroom; lead, support and assess a staff consisting of network and computer services technicians and faculty technology coordinators; supervise the deployment and maintenance of network servers, services, and network software; and  monitor the School's network in order to ensure efficient operation and expansion as needed.

Qualifications include but not limited to:
• Demonstrated successful experience in meeting the complex needs of demanding end-users in an educational environment.
• Forward thinking, visionary leader of both people and programs.
• Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s degree in Computer Science/Technology and/or Apple Distinguished Educator designation preferred)
• Specialization in IT Management a plus
• Strong skills in organization, time management, and both written and oral communication. 
• Extensive familiarity with both Windows and Macintosh platforms, as well as, Blackbaud and other administrative software.
• Technical skill and experience with networks and related hardware, and a proven ability to diagnose and solve network problems.
• Knowledge and experience in teaching adults and leading professional development programs.
• Record of creative and innovative applications of technology in education
Candidates should forward their cover letter, resume and three references to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at mroach@pds.org

COACH – GIRLS’ JV TENNIS HEAD COACH
PDS is seeking a head coach for the JV Girls’ Tennis Team.  Coaching season runs from August 18th  through November 1st  .   Practice is held from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Monday through Friday.  Candidate should have experience organizing and leading groups; possess a comprehensive knowledge of the sport and the ability to teach fundamentals; be highly organized, reliable and energetic; have effective communication skills and work well with children.  Applicants should submit resume and cover letter via email to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at mroach@pds.org. 

COACH – ASSISTANT JV FIELD HOCKEY
PDS is seeking an assistant coach for the girls’ JV field hockey team.  Coaching season runs from August 18th  through November 1st. Practice is held from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Monday through Friday.   Candidate should have coaching/playing experience; possess a comprehensive knowledge of the sport and the ability to teach fundamentals; be highly organized, motivated, reliable and energetic; have effective communication skills; work well in team situations and work well with children.  Applicants should submit resume and cover letter to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at mroach@pds.org

FACULTY OPENINGS
An Equal Opportunity Employer, Princeton Day School seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds who bring with them significant experience and responsibility and who wish to use their talents and skills on behalf of an outstanding student body, in a vigorous, vital school community. Salary, benefits, and opportunities for professional development are generous.




 

 

 

LOWER SCHOOL CLASSROOM ASSISTANTS
Princeton Day School is seeking the following for the 2014-2015 academic year – one First Grade Classroom Assistant and one Second Grade Classroom Assistant. Candidates should have knowledge of the general concepts of early childhood growth and development.  Under general supervision of the Lower School Head and the specific supervision of the classroom teacher, this position would be responsible for supporting academic instruction, social development and provide assistance for the classroom teacher in the implementation of the educational program. This would be a full-time staff position beginning September 2014.  Applicants should submit resume, cover letter and references to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at mroach@pds.org


PRIVATE VOICE INSTRUCTOR
Princeton Day School is seeking an individual or individuals to teach private voice lessons to students grade 9-12. Qualified persons will be able to work flexible hours between 8:10-3:15pm with the option of after school teaching as well. The hired individual(s) will schedule lessons through our private lessons coordinator and work closely with our director of choral music to support and enhance both the choral music program and private vocal studio.
Candidates must have a Bachelors degree in Voice, Vocal Pedagogy, Vocal Music Instruction, or equivalent degree or experience. Experience with high school age voices, teaching private voice, and a proven record of student growth is preferred.
Along with a cover letter, resume and list of references, candidates should submit an audio recording of applicant’s vocal abilities and an audio recording of student, if available to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at mroach@pds.org


CHORAL MUSIC SECTION SUPPORT
Princeton Day School is seeking a qualified individual to aid in the 5th-12th grade choral classroom. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, running sectionals, aiding in classroom management, singing with sections to supplement learning, substitute teaching in event of teacher absence, working with choral teacher to monitor and assess student growth, and working with staff accompanist in a rehearsal environment. The Princeton Day School currently offers 5 curricular choral options grades 5-12. There are possible extracurricular options also available to interested and qualified applicants.
Candidates must have a Bachelors degree in Choral Music Education, Voice, Vocal Pedagogy, or equivalent degree or experience.  Experience with middle school and high school aged students, experience in a choral rehearsal, and working with a team of teachers is preferred.
Along with a cover letter, resume and list of references, candidates should submit a video recording of teaching if possible to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at mroach@pds.org

 

 

Required Materials: Princeton Day School requires of all employment applicants (1) a resume and (2) a cover letter that helps us understand more about you and your interest in our school. If you have a personal statement or copies of reference letters, we welcome these, as well.

Submitting Your Materials: Please submit your materials via email to the designated recipient. Those without internet access may mail their employment materials to the attention of Marybeth Roach, Director of  Human Resources.
We do not guarantee return of submitted materials.

No phone calls, please. We acknowledge receipt of online applications within 2 business days and mailed applications within two weeks. When we fill an open position, we remove the listing from this employment page. Thank you for respecting our No Calls policy.

Princeton Day School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, civil union status, domestic partnership status, affectional or sexual orientation, sex, gender identity or expression, disability, liability for service in the Armed Forces, or any other protected status as defined by federal, state, or local law.

If you have questions, please email Marybeth Roach. We appreciate your interest in Princeton Day School.



“Princeton Day School has been my home for many years. As a student, I was inspired by the teachers in the Upper School. These professionals encouraged me to be at my best in the classroom and on the basketball courts. PDS saw my love for children and encouraged me through professional development both within and outside of the school. Today, I am honored to be teaching some of our youngest students, as well as developing my love for basketball by coaching our Varsity boys team. Teaching second grade and coaching high school all under the same roof has been an incredibly rewarding experience.”

--Paris McLean ’00
Lower School Teacher

 

 

“I believe in the collaboration of students and teachers, who develop shared questions in a lively exchange that deepens understanding and builds community. We inspire each other to become more engaged readers and writers in a classroom environment that is as productive as it is lively. PDS continually encourages and supports me to create this type of classroom.”


--Bette Solloway
Middle School English Department Chair
25 years at PDS

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