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

Open Positions

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  • Custodian - Full Time Position

    Position Overview: Park City Day School, a small, independent PS-Grade 8 school located in Park City, UT, seeks an experienced custodian to join our team.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Plan and organize custodial services including minor preventative maintenance.
    • Perform routine custodial activities; sweep, scrub, mob, wax & polish floors; vacuum rugs & carpets of site facilities; spot clean and shampoo carpets
    • Clean classrooms, cafeterias, gymnasium, lounges, offices, hallways and other facilities as assigned; empty waste receptacles; spot mop spills; remove gum, debris, etc.
    • Assist in minor maintenance repair work such as painting, plumbing and other projects as assigned.
    • Operate, maintain & repair various types of custodial/grounds equipment (i.e. vacuum cleaner, power washer, snow blower, etc.)
    • Monitor and maintain inventory levels of custodial supplies; distribute and replenish supplies & materials as directed; maintain various records related to inventory and custodial activities
    • Assist with ice and snow removal
    • Lead and participate in the thorough cleaning and restoration of campus during summer and school break periods.
    • Prepare school for daily operations ensuring facilities are operational and hazard free.
    • Inspect & maintain buildings and adjacent grounds in a clean, orderly condition.
    • Prepare classrooms. gymnasium, and other facilities for special events or meetings; set up chairs, tables, equipment; clean equipment and debris following events.
    • Respond to inquiries from staff, students, or visitors and provide information or direction to the appropriate personnel.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • Methods of industrial cleaning for floors, carpets, furniture, walls & fixtures.
    • Proper methods, techniques, storage of tools, materials, supplies & equipment used for custodial work.
    • Requirements of maintaining buildings in a safe, clean and orderly condition.
    • Basic knowledge of tools and equipment used to perform minor repairs.
    • Strong interpersonal skills, using tact, patience and courtesy.
    • Appropriate safety precautions and procedures including proper lifting techniques.
    Qualifications:
    • A minimum of 3 years experience preferred, or equivalent education.
    • Criminal Justice/Background Clearance

    Application Process:  Candidates can submit their application online to jobs@parkcitydayschool.org or in person, Monday through Friday, 8:00 - 3:00.
  • Dean of Students

    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 Dean of Students.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Develop and manage social policies, protocols and practices that support student development,  learning, health and safety;
    • Maintain and support a system of discipline and restorative practices, including reinforcing accountability, school culture, and our Strive for Five values;
    • Address disciplinary infractions and communicate appropriately with parents and staff;
    • Serve as the Round Square representative;
    • Keep the head of school informed regarding student issues;
    • Teach at least one academic course;
    • Coordinate and supervise the assembly schedule, house system, and student leadership activities;
    • Collaborate with advisors and homeroom teachers in the development and implementation of a meaningful SEL curriculum, connected to the Round  Square Discovery Framework and our Strive for Five values;
    • Supervise the Student Support Specialist in our academic and social emotional support and interventions;
    • Supervise and coordinate  the implementation of a schoolwide service leadership program;
    • Oversee our after school enrichment program and after care;
    • Partner with the Director of Curriculum and Instruction and Student Support Specialist in the administration of standardized testing;
    • Participate in the school community including collaboration meetings, weekly faculty meetings, professional development sessions, and special events.  
    • 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:
    • An appreciation and respect for children and adolescents and a nuanced understanding of child development; 
    • Excellent professional/personal judgment including discretion;
    • Collegial and collaborative management style;
    • Strong communication skills;
    • Strong conflict management skills;
    • Demonstrated commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion;
    • Flexibility to manage multiple and, at times, competing priorities;
    • An appreciation for the outdoors and for experiential learning;
    • 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 and/or child development strongly preferred
    • A minimum of five years teaching experience is strongly preferred
    • Experience in a school leadership position working with students, faculty/staff, and families in an educational setting
    • Experience creating and implementing student programming
    • Demonstrated commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    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.


     
  • Early Childhood Classroom Assistant

    Position Overview: Park City Day School, a small, independent PS-Grade 8 school located in Park City, UT, seeks a passionate, creative, and energetic Assistant Teacher to join our Early Childhood team for the 2021-22 school year. The Assistant Teacher will support the preparation, planning, and implementation of the daily program under the direction of a Lead Teacher. 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:
    • Assist a Lead Teacher with a classroom of approximately 15-18 students in Preschool or Jr. Kindergarten;
    • Maintain a clean and safe classroom environment;
    • Supervise students with daily health and hygiene routines; 
    • Support the development of weekly lesson plans including instructional objectives, learning activities, collaborative integration with specialist teachers, assessment, and use of resources;
    • Support the lead teacher when implementing 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;
    • Ability and willingness to be flexible and work in variety of scenarios, including outside play, rest/quiet time, leading the classroom when necessary, participating in Specials;
    • Participate in the school community including collaboration meetings, weekly faculty meetings, professional development sessions, and special events;
    • 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.”

    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 references that can be contacted at the appropriate time.
  • Early Childhood 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 Teacher for the 2021-22 school year. The Lead 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 and collaborative spirit to work as part of a larger early childhood team. 


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Lead a homeroom classroom of approximately 15-18 students in Preschool or Jr. Kindergarten;
    • Work collaboratively with a classroom assistant teacher as a mentor teacher;
    • Prepare weekly lesson plans including instructional objectives, learning activities, collaborative integration with specialist teachers, assessments, and use of resources;
    • Lead 2 parent teacher conferences and student support meeting with parents and other staff as needed throughout the year.
    • 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;
    • 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 communicate with parents and highlight program;
    • 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.

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    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.
  • Facilities Manager - Full Time Position

    Position Overview: Park City Day School, a small, independent PS-Grade 8 school located in Park City, UT, seeks an experienced Facilities Coordinator to manage the maintenance operations.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Perform a variety of skilled duties as needed to install, maintain and repair various electrical and mechanical systems, equipment and facility components requiring skills in HVAC, carpentry,  masonry, plumbing & electrical systems.
    • Prepare and maintain a detailed schedule of facility maintenance, including procedures & manuals; document activities and provide written reports accordingly.
    • Operate a variety of equipment; drive a vehicle. 
    • Operate, maintain & repair various types of custodial/grounds equipment (i.e. vacuum cleaner, power washer, mower, snow blower, etc.)
    • Supervise and coordinate custodial staff
    • Maintain campus grounds; landscaping & snow removal.
    • Collaborate with vendors and contractors on related projects.
    • Assist with managing daily work and workplace safety standards; direct related activities; approve materials requests.
    • Inspect repair work, equipment, daily maintenance and supplies to ensure that jobs are completed; ensure specifications are within guidelines; approve reports and payment requests according to established procedures.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • Knowledge of operations and activities involved in the general maintenance and repair of buildings, facilities & equipment. 
    • Knowledge of the requirements necessary to maintaining buildings in a safe, clean and orderly condition.
    • Methods of industrial cleaning for floors, carpets, furniture, walls & fixtures.
    • Proper methods, techniques, storage of tools, materials, supplies & equipment used for maintenance/grounds work.
    • Organize and direct operations and activities involved in the general maintenance and repair of buildings, facilities & equipment.
    • Train and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel.
    • Strong interpersonal skills, using tact, patience and courtesy.
    • Work independently with minimal supervision.
    • Use of appropriate safety precautions and procedures including proper lifting techniques.

    Qualifications:
    • A minimum of 4  years experience preferred, or equivalent education.
    • Valid Journey License as Plumber or Electrician strongly preferred
    • Valid Driver's License
    • Criminal Justice/Background Clearance

    Application Process:  Candidates can submit their application online to jobs@parkcitydayschool.org or in person, Monday through Friday, 8:00 - 3:00
  • 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.
  • 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