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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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  • Student Support Specialist

    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 Student Support Specialist.  The role of the Student Support Specialist combines duties of both an academic learning specialist and a school counselor.  The Specialist helps students understand their learning styles and assists teachers in working with students with different learning needs.  The Specialist is responsible for the overall organization, monitoring and remediation of student support services, both academic and social-emotional. The Support Specialist reports directly to the Director of Studies.  For the 2020-21 school year the position will be 0.6 FTE.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    Learning Specialist:

    -  In-class teacher support for implementing interventions and accommodations;
    -  Individual and small group student support;
    -  Reviewing evaluations with parents and teachers to design support plans; tracking and overseeing the implementation of accommodations as a child progresses through each grade level;
    -  Participating in the admissions screening process;
    -  Assist the Director of Studies and classroom teachers with the administration of standardized tests;
    -  Oversee the Carson Smith Scholarship Program.    

    Counselor:

    -  Educate the school’s students on a host of pertinent topics including but not limited to bullying, cyber safety, and child safety matters;
    -  Educate the school’s parents on those issues that affect their children;
    -  Help monitor student safety during the school day (morning drop off, lunch, parent pick up, recess, etc...);
    -  Support teachers and administrators with student behavioral interventions;
    -  Adhere to ethical standards of the counseling profession, abiding by the laws, policies, and procedures that govern the school;
    -  Communicate effectively with all school stakeholders.

    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 counseling, special education or psychology strongly preferred;
    -  A minimum of three years related experience is strongly preferred.

    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.

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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, 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