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

Open Positions

List of 6 items.

  • Junior Kindergarten Lead Teacher

    Position Overview: Park City Day School, a small, independent Preschool-Grade 8 school located in Park City, UT, seeks a dynamic and experienced educator to join our Early Childhood program as the Lead Junior Kindergarten Teacher for the 2021-22 school year. The Lead Junior Kindergarten Teacher will be responsible for cultivating a safe and supportive classroom environment and implementing thematic units of inquiry that foster language development and provide our young students with authentic learning opportunities through exploration and play. A qualified candidate should possess a holistic view of children, an understanding of the developmental needs of early childhood children, and an eagerness to work as part of a larger early childhood team. 

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Lead a homeroom classroom of approximately 15-18 students;
    • Knowledgeable in the instructional application of an emergent literacy and math curriculum through thematic, collaborative, and integrated learning units and has a demonstrated understanding of Creative Curriculum;
    • 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 classroom culture consistent with our school’s mission;
    • Work collaboratively with a classroom assistant teacher as a mentor teacher;
    • Use technology tools and resources to enhance, differentiate, innovate, and extend instruction;
    • Actively lead, participate, and support outdoor education opportunities aligned with or as organized by the Outdoor Education Coordinator;
    • Participate in the school community including collaboration meetings, weekly faculty meetings, professional development sessions, and special events.
    • Communicate regularly with families and complete a weekly newsletter;
    • Utilize the Park City Day School Learning Management System (MyPCDS) to track and communicate student progress;
    • Know and implement the PCDS Teaching Framework based on the Charlotte Danielson model;
    • Adhere to Park City Day School policies and procedures as a professional educator.

    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 early childhood education is strongly preferred;
    • A minimum of three years related experience is strongly preferred.

    Application Process:  Candidates will submit the following to jobs@parkcitydayschool.org
    • A current resume showing all relevant employment;
    • A cover letter expressing interest in the position;
    • A list of three professional references that can be contacted at the appropriate time.
  • Lower School Homeroom Teacher: 1st and 2nd Grades

    Position Overview: Park City Day School, a small, independent Preschool-Grade 8 school located in Park City, UT, seeks an experienced, creative, passionate, and enthusiastic educator to join our lower school team. We are currently searching for both a first grade and a second grade homeroom teacher.  

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Lead a homeroom classroom of approximately 15-18 students;
    • Instruct students in literacy (reading and writing), math, and social studies utilizing experiential, collaborative units of inquiry and actively partner with the lower school science teacher to facilitate science instruction;
    • Knowledgeable in the instructional application of the following resources through thematic, collaborative, and integrated learning units:
      • Fountas & Pinnell, Words Their Way, writer’s workshop model, and Bridges math program.
    • Prepare weekly lesson plans including instructional objectives, learning activities, collaborative integration with specialist teachers, assessment, and use of resources;
    • Use technology tools and resources to enhance, differentiate, innovate, and extend instruction;
    • 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 classroom culture consistent with our school’s mission;
    • Actively lead, participate, and support outdoor education opportunities aligned with or as organized by the Outdoor Education Coordinator;
    • Participate in the school community including collaboration meetings, weekly faculty meetings, professional development sessions, and special events.  Responsibilities also include recess and lunch as assigned;
    • Communicate regularly with families and complete a weekly newsletter;
    • Utilize the Park City Day School Learning Management System (MyPCDS) to track and communicate student progress;
    • Know and implement the PCDS Teaching Framework based on the Charlotte Danielson model;
    • Adhere to Park City Day School policies and procedures as a professional educator.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • Evidence of strong curricular integration and collaboration;
    • Demonstrated understanding of thematic learning;
    • Willingness to adapt to and utilize existing school curriculum and resources;
    • Demonstrated ability to develop and create materials for instruction when appropriate;
    • Demonstrated understanding and successful implementation of differentiated instruction;
    • Demonstrated knowledge of developmental characteristics of age level taught; 
    • Evidence of strong organizational, written and oral communication, and interpersonal skills;
    • Demonstrated experience with technology use and application in a classroom setting;
    • Experience or deep interest in implementing Outdoor Education opportunities, including extended trips; 
    • 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

    Application Process:  Candidates will submit the following in one PDF file to jobs@parkcitydayschool.org
    • A current resume showing all relevant employment;
    • A cover letter expressing interest in the position;
    • A list of at least three professional references that can be contacted at the appropriate time.
  • Lower School Homeroom Teacher: 5th Grade

    Position Overview: Park City Day School, a small, independent Preschool-Grade 8 school located in Park City, UT, seeks an experienced, creative, passionate, and enthusiastic educator to join our team as Lower School Homeroom Teacher in the fifth grade for 21-22 school year. 

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Lead a homeroom classroom of approximately 15-18 students;
    • Instruct students in literacy (reading and writing), math, and social studies utilizing experiential, collaborative units of inquiry and actively partner with the lower school science teacher to facilitate science instruction;
    • 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
    • Prepare weekly lesson plans including instructional objectives, learning activities, collaborative integration with specialist teachers, assessment, and use of resources;
    • Use technology tools and resources to enhance, differentiate, innovate, and extend instruction;
    • 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 classroom culture consistent with our school’s mission;
    • Actively lead, participate, and support outdoor education opportunities aligned with or as organized by the Outdoor Education Coordinator;
    • Participate in the school community including collaboration meetings, weekly faculty meetings, professional development sessions, and special events.  Responsibilities also include recess and lunch as assigned;
    • Communicate regularly with families and complete a weekly newsletter;
    • Utilize the Park City Day School Learning Management System (MyPCDS) to track and communicate student progress;
    • Know and implement the PCDS Teaching Framework based on the Charlotte Danielson model;
    • Adhere to Park City Day School policies and procedures as a professional educator.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • Evidence of strong curricular integration and collaboration;
    • Demonstrated understanding of thematic learning;
    • Willingness to adapt to and utilize existing school curriculum and resources;
    • Demonstrated ability to develop and create materials for instruction when appropriate;
    • Demonstrated understanding and successful implementation of differentiated instruction;
    • Demonstrated knowledge of developmental characteristics of age level taught; 
    • Evidence of strong organizational, written and oral communication, and interpersonal skills;
    • Demonstrated experience with technology use and application in a classroom setting;
    • Experience or deep interest in implementing Outdoor Education opportunities, including extended trips; 
    • 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

    Application Process:  Candidates will submit the following in one PDF file to jobs@parkcitydayschool.org
    • A current resume showing all relevant employment;
    • A cover letter expressing interest in the position;
    • A list of at least three professional references that can be contacted at the appropriate time.
  • Middle School English Teacher

    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 English Teacher. 

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Teach a core middle school English curriculum in grades 6, 7, 8 and additional courses as determined by PCDS;
    • Serve as a grade level and/or service leadership advisor;
    • 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 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:
    • 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
    Application Process:  Candidates will submit the following in one PDF file to jobs@parkcitydayschool.org
    • A current resume showing all relevant employment;
    • A cover letter expressing interest in the position;
    • A list of at least three professional references that can be contacted at the appropriate time.
  • Wellness Teacher & Outdoor Education Coordinator

    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 Wellness Teacher and Outdoor Education Coordinator. 

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Teach a physical education and wellness curriculum in PS-8th grade;
    • 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 to enhance, differentiate, innovate, and extend instruction;
    • Actively develop, organize, and lead academically integrated and age appropriate outdoor education experiences for students in PS-8th grade;
    • Integrate outdoor education skills and abilities into the PE/Wellness curriculum;
    • 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:
    • Evidence of strong curricular integration and collaboration;
    • Demonstrated understanding of thematic learning;
    • Demonstrated knowledge of developmental characteristics of age level taught; 
    • Experience leading 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
    • Wilderness First Responder Certification (or equivalent)

    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 at least three professional 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, and paid vacations periods appropriate to responsibilities. 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