About Us

Employment

Park City Day School always welcomes applications from experienced teachers—particularly those with independent school backgrounds.

Open Positions

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  • Immediate Opening: Part-Time Development Director

    Park City Day School is experiencing exciting growth and is seeking a part-time Development Director to work closely with the Head of School, Director of Advancement, Board of Trustees and Development Committees to advance and continue to strengthen the school’s culture of philanthropy. This part-time position is Monday through Thursday with some evenings and weekend hours.
     
    Key Position Responsibilities
     
    • Oversees preparation of the annual development plan and development budget
    • Monitor and evaluate all fundraising activities to ensure that the fundraising goals are being achieved
    • Creates strategies and goals to increase fundraising effectiveness including; annual giving, major gifts, grant acquisitions, stewardship, fundraising campaigns/events, and future capital campaign
    • Collaborate with the Trustees; Head of School and Assistant Head of School to create a fund development plan which increases revenues to support the strategic direction of the school
    • Oversees stewardship program designed to further establish a culture of philanthropy and to appropriately thank and recognize donors
    • Organize and directs various committees related to development
    • Responsible for gift processing and information systems, ensuring that internal systems and technology are in place to support development efforts
    • Collaborate with Advancement team regarding public relations duties including marketing, social marketing, press releases, website presence
    • Oversees annual spring dinner/auction designed to raise significant revenue for the school and to build community.
    • Oversees alumni and community relation efforts to establish and strengthen ties with the school’s constituents, including parents, grandparents, alumni, and parents of alumni.
    • Attend a minimum of 8-10 hours of monthly school committee/staff meetings.
     
    Minimum Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Business, related field, or equivalency
    • Three years of fund-raising experience which includes direct solicitation of contributions, volunteer leadership support, written and verbal presentations, annual giving, major gifts, events, constituent relations, stewardship, and campaign management
    • Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills required.
    • Experience in grant and/or proposal writing
    • Comfort working with governance boards and standing committees;
    • Familiarity with the culture of independent schools.
               
    How to Apply:  Send cover letter, resume, and three professional references to info@parkcitydayschool.org
  • Immediate Openings: Substitute Teachers

    PCDS seeks qualified, flexible, and passionate educators to add to its Substitute Teacher list in all areas and at all grade levels. Contact Jennifer Kanzler at our Front Desk for information and application. 
  • PCDS is growing...and hiring.

    In anticipation of continued growth, PCDS welcomes resumes from qualified, experienced teachers at all levels to keep on file for current and future openings.  In addition, PCDS is actively building its Substitute Teacher list and invites interested candidates to submit resumes and complete the Substitute Teacher Application to be added to the list. 

How to Apply

Qualified candidates for published openings should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to info@parkcitydayschool.org.

In addition, we continue to build our substitute teacher list. If you are interested in applying for a career opportunity at Park CityDay School, please email the following materials as pdf attachments to Tess Miner-Farra, Assistant Head of School, at info@parkcitydayschool.org:
  • a cover letter indicating areas of interest and availability
  • a resume
  • contact information for three professional references

Park City Day School Teachers

Abiding in the tradition of progressive education begun by John Dewey, Park City Day School rises as high as the effectiveness of its teachers. The success of our collective enterprise depends upon the collaborative efforts of a team of highly-motivated educators.  The School values diversity but endeavors to select and retain individual teachers that consistently demonstrate the following qualities.

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  • Educational Expertise

    PCDS teachers evidence a successful academic background and a mindset for life-long learning and continuous professional improvement.
  • Rapport with Children

    PCDS teachers instruct in a broad range of curricular and co-curricular areas; however, the true subject (not object) of a PCDS education is children.  PCDS teachers’ ability to connect, both individually and collectively, with children is critical to their success.
  • Collegiality

    Although the self-confidence and autonomy to plan and lead classes is essential, PCDS teachers collaborate with colleagues and share ideas to ensure that the whole is more than the sum of its parts.  In peer groups, successful Park City Day School teachers serve both as contributing followers and respectful leaders.
  • Engagement

    As invested citizens of a school community and world network, PCDS teachers model the active intellectual and moral engagement necessary for a successful, sustainable society.
  • Adaptability

    To set a high standard in a world characterized by constant and rapid changes, PCDS teachers adapt creatively in response to institutional and global circumstances, advances in educational technology and innovation in instructional methods.  Successful PCDS teachers plan their courses well to provide consistently excellent instruction and communication within and between grade levels, but are ready and able to shift in order to take advantage of unplanned educational opportunities.
  • "Strive for Five" School Values

    Our teachers daily model our five School Values - Integrity, Responsibility, Respect, Teamwork, and Compassion - and actively integrate them into the fabric of our school community through reflective opportunities and other daily “teachable moments.”

Working at Park City Day School

Full-time teachers and staff at Park City Day School receive health and dental insurance, paid vacations periods appropriate to responsibilities, and contributions to retirement savings through TIAA/CREF. Full time employees also qualify for a 50% tuition remission for their academically qualified children in grades with available openings.

Park City Day School is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate or give preferential consideration because of gender, race, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, citizenship, marital status, veteran status, ethnic or national origin in the employment of qualified persons or in any aspect of the employment relationship.
The mountains in our backyard provide amazing outdoor education experiences for Park City Day School students. As a teacher at PCDS, I have the unique opportunity to bring my class to a trailhead steps from our school to hike and snowshoe, and I love sledding during recess!
--Megan Ollett,  Lower School Teacher