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Employment

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

Open Positions

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  • Lower School Homeroom Teacher 2020-21

    Position Overview: Park City Day School, a small, independent PS-Grade 8 school located in Park City, UT, seeks an experienced, creative, and energetic educator to join our team as Lower School Homeroom Teacher.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    -  Lead a homeroom classroom of approximately 15-18 students;
    -  Instruct students in literacy (reading and writing), social studies, science, and math utilizing  experiential, collaborative units of inquiry;
    -  Develop and implement the PYP Program of Inquiry;
    -  Knowledgeable in the instructional application of the following resources through thematic, collaborative, and integrated learning units: Words Their Way spelling, writer’s workshop and 6+1 Traits of Writing models, and Bridges math program
    -  Know and implement the PCDS Teaching Framework based on the Charlotte Danielson model;
    -  Prepare weekly lesson plans including instructional objectives, learning activities, collaborative integration with specialist teachers, assessment, and use of resources;
    -  Implement effective classroom management procedures aligned with the PCDS “Strive for Five” values to create a classroom environment that promotes learning, nurtures age-appropriate development of social-emotional skills, and establishes a welcoming, collaborative classroom culture, consistent with our school’s mission;
    -  Use technology tools and resources (Smartboard, iPads, Laptops, Google Apps, online resources, school-specific software) to enhance, differentiate, innovate, and extend instruction;
    -  Actively lead, participate and support outdoor education opportunities aligned with or as organized by the Outdoor Education department;
    -  Participate in the school community including collaboration meetings, weekly faculty meetings, professional development sessions, and special events.  Responsibilities also include recess, lunch, and morning care duties as assigned;
    -  Communicate regularly with families and complete a weekly newsletter.  Return phone calls/emails in a timely manner, and conference frequently with parents regarding student progress;
    -  Utilize the Park City Day School Learning Management System (MyPCDS) to track and communicate student progress and communicate classroom information via the online portal;
    -  Adhere to Park City Day School policies and procedures as a professional educator.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    -  Experience implementing units of inquiry as defined by the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program;
    -  Evidence of strong curricular integration and collaboration;
    -  Demonstrated understanding of thematic learning;
    -  Demonstrated knowledge of developmental characteristics of age level taught;
    -  Experience implementing Outdoor Education opportunities, including extended trips;
    -  Demonstrated ability to develop and create materials for instruction when appropriate;
    -  Evidence of strong organizational, written and oral communication, and interpersonal skills;
    -  Demonstrated understanding and successful implementation of differentiated instruction;
    -  Willingness to adapt to and utilize existing school curriculum and resources;
    -  Demonstrated experience with technology use and application in a classroom setting;
    -  Willingness to actively engage in regular school improvement work and training;
    -  Knowledge of the Danielson Teacher Framework and its use in professional growth. 

    Personal and Professional Qualities: The successful candidate should possess the following personal qualities: 
    -  Educational Expertise: PCDS teachers evidence a successful academic background and a mindset for lifelong 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.  
    -  "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.”

    Qualifications:
    -  A minimum of a college bachelor’s degree is required; master’s degree preferred. Coursework with an emphasis in education strongly preferred
    -  A minimum of three years teaching experience is strongly preferred
    -  A minimum of two years experience with the IB Primary Years Program is desirable

    Application Process Candidates will submit the following in one PDF file to jobs@parkcitydayschool.org. Successful candidates who may receive additional consideration will be contacted for an initial interview before a potential visit to the school.
    -  A current resume showing all relevant employment;
    -  A cover letter expressing interest in the position;
    -  A list of references that can be contacted at the appropriate time.


  • Middle School Math Teacher 2020-21

    Position Overview: Park City Day School, a small, independent PS-Grade 8 school located in Park City, UT, seeks an experienced, creative, and energetic educator to join our team as a Middle School Math Teacher.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    -  Teach a core middle school math curriculum in grades 6, 7, 8;
    -  Guide the development of the middle school math curriculum into the Middle Years Program of the IB;
    -  Know and implement the PCDS Teaching Framework based on the Charlotte Danielson model;
    -  Prepare weekly lesson plans including instructional objectives, learning activities, collaborative integration with specialist teachers, assessment, and use of resources;
    -  Implement effective classroom management procedures aligned with the PCDS “Strive for Five” values to create a classroom environment that promotes learning, nurtures age-appropriate development of social-emotional skills, and establishes a welcoming, collaborative classroom culture, consistent with our school’s mission;
    -  Use technology tools and resources (Smartboard, iPads, Laptops, Google Apps, online resources, school-specific software) to enhance, differentiate, innovate, and extend instruction;
    -  Actively lead, participate and support outdoor education opportunities aligned with or as organized by the Outdoor Education department;
    -  Participate in the school community including collaboration meetings, weekly faculty meetings, professional development sessions, and special events.  Responsibilities also include recess, lunch, and morning extra help sessions;
    -  Communicate regularly with families and complete a weekly newsletter.  Return phone calls/emails in a timely manner, and conference frequently with parents regarding student progress;
    -  Utilize the Park City Day School Learning Management System (MyPCDS) to track and communicate student progress and communicate classroom information via the online portal
    -  Adhere to Park City Day School policies and procedures as a professional educator

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    -  Experience teaching Pre-Algebra, Geometry and Algebra;
    -  Experience implementing units of inquiry as defined by the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program or eagerness to develop this capacity;
    -  Evidence of strong curricular integration and collaboration;
    -  Demonstrated understanding of thematic learning;
    -  Demonstrated knowledge of developmental characteristics of age level taught; 
    -  Experience implementing Outdoor Education opportunities, including extended trips; 
    -  Demonstrated ability to develop and create materials for instruction when appropriate;
    -  Evidence of strong organizational, written and oral communication, and interpersonal skills;
    -  Demonstrated understanding and successful implementation of differentiated instruction;
    -  Willingness to adapt to and utilize existing school curriculum and resources;
    -  Demonstrated experience with technology use and application in a classroom setting;
    -  Willingness to actively engage in regular school improvement work and training;
    -  Knowledge of the Danielson Teacher Framework and its use in professional growth.

    Personal and Professional Qualities: The successful candidate should possess the following personal qualities: 
    -  Educational Expertise: PCDS teachers evidence a successful academic background and a mindset for lifelong 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.  
    -  "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.”

    Qualifications:
    - A minimum of a college bachelor’s degree is required; master’s degree preferred
    -  Coursework with an emphasis in education strongly preferred
    -  A minimum of three years teaching experience is strongly preferred
    -  A minimum of two years experience with the IB Middle Years Program is desirable

    Application Process Candidates will submit the following in one PDF file to jobs@parkcitydayschool.org. Successful candidates who may receive additional consideration will be contacted for an initial interview before a potential visit to the school.
    -  A current resume showing all relevant employment;
    -  A cover letter expressing interest in the position;
    -  A list of references that can be contacted at the appropriate time.



  • 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.

How to Apply

Qualified candidates for published openings should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to jobs@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 jobs@parkcitydayschool.org:
  • a completed subsitute teacher application
  • 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 and endeavors to select and retain individual teachers that consistently demonstrate the following qualities.

List of 6 items.

  • 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.
By immersing ourselves in the Park City community, in the great outdoors of Utah, and through project-based learning, students and teachers grow by being truly invested together in the learning outcome. Park City Day School provides a Big Education by being a small, vibrant community dedicated to growth. 
- Ramsay Hill Chodounsky, LS Teacher

Park City Day School