Upper School English Teacher

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

Princeton Day School actively seeks students, families, and employees who value and contribute to the fullness of a diverse community within the context of its mission. EOE.

Current Openings


Princeton Day School is seeking a full-time, upper school Chinese teacher, beginning in the Fall, 2018, as a leave replacement. The ideal candidate should be able to teach the complete range of PDS high school students, from introductory level to advanced, and contribute to the community life of PDS. A full-time teacher teaches 4 classes (4 preps) and has various duties.

The candidate will preferably:

  • be an experienced teacher
    —demonstrated experience at both introductory and advanced levels
    —complete command of the language
    —strong background, beyond the language, in Chinese cultural traditions and literature
  • have an advanced academic degree
    —in the language, literature, history, and/or culture
  • contribute to school life outside the classroom
  • have the ability to work in a highly collaborative environment, and to communicate and lead through strong interpersonal skills

Applicants should submit resume and cover letter to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at


Princeton Day School seeks an Assistant for Lower School Art with knowledge of the general concepts of early childhood growth and development as well as general knowledge of art concepts and skills. Under general supervision of the Lower School Head and the specific supervision of the Lower School Art Teacher, the ideal candidate would be responsible to support academic and social skills instruction. This is a part-time staff position working 14 hours per week for the school year. Applicants should submit resume and cover letter to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at

SECURITY - Part Time

Princeton Day School seeks an experienced candidate to join the Security team. Nights, weekends, holiday hours are available. General responsibilities include but not limited to performing security tours, traffic, monitor activities of visitors/staff/renters, and serve as an emergency responder. Valid driver’s license and background check required. Previous institutional security experience and retired law enforcement candidates preferred. Applicants should submit resume, cover letter and references to the attention of Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at


Hours: 3:00 p.m. -6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
Hourly rate: $14.85
Princeton Day School seeks a Homework Club Assistant to help supervise Middle School students after school from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. daily. The program consists of a short recess followed by a light snack and supervised study. Additional substitute opportunities may also be available outside this time frame for qualified candidates. Please send cover letter, resume and references to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at

Substitute Teachers

Princeton Day School seeks substitute teachers for all grade levels and subject areas. A substitute teacher is responsible for providing instruction, managing the classroom environment, and promoting student learning in the absence of the regular classroom teacher. Substitute teachers must implement teacher lesson plans, assign student class work and homework, maintain classroom control and discipline. Substitutes must have teaching capabilities and able to follow oral and written directions. Bachelor’s Degree required. Interested applicants should submit resume, cover letter and three references to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at


Princeton Day School anticipates an opening for a part-time, experienced school nurse to join the Health Office for the 2017-18 school year. The schedule for this position is to be determined but will be for a maximum of 29 hours/week, Monday through Friday. The successful candidate will be a licensed, registered nurse and possess CPR certification. The candidate should also possess excellent communication skills, 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

After School Assistant

Princeton Day School seeks Part-Time Assistants for the Extended Day Program. Under general supervision of the Director of After-School Programs, the position’s primary responsibility is ensuring a safe and orderly environment for after school care.

Working days/hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Wednesdays from 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Experience and/or interest 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 out-of-doors. 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

Custodian - Temporary/Substitute

Princeton Day School seeks an experienced custodian to join the maintenance staff on a temporary/substitute basis. The custodial staff is 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. 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


Princeton Day School seeks a varsity girls’ tennis coach/head of program for the Fall 2018 season. Our next coach will build upon a tradition of excellence and lead the program forward in developing individual and team success. The successful applicant will have expert knowledge of the sport of tennis, the ability to properly condition athletes in a health and safe way, and the ability to structure daily practices and match strategy in a competitive and positive manner. The applicant will be expected to demonstrate excellent administrative and communication skills for interaction with players and families as well as the ability to create and maintain a sense of program from middle school to varsity teams. In addition, experience playing and coaching tennis at a high level (college &/or high school) is preferred. Coaching season runs from August 15, 2018 through November 1, 2018 with practices/matches held on Monday – Friday from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. with some weekend matches. Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree required. Applicants should submit resume and cover letter to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at

Marybeth Roach
Director of Human Resources

Application Details

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.

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