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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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  • Kindergarten Lead Teacher

    Beginning August 2017
    Description:
    • 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 Lower School team as Kindergarten Lead Teacher.
    • Essential Duties and Responsibilities
      • Lead a homeroom classroom of approximately 15-18 students
      • Instruct students in literacy, social studies, and math utilizing  Words Their Way spelling resources, writing workshop and 6+1 traits of writing models, and TERC Investigations math program
      • Prepare appropriate weekly lesson plans including instructional objectives, planned activities, cross-curricular integration, assessment, and resources
      • Regularly review/update curriculum guide to ensure appropriate instructional priorities, pacing and coordination with divisional progress in each academic area
      • Implement effective classroom management procedures to create a classroom atmosphere that promotes joyful learning, nurtures age-appropriate development of social-emotional skills, and establishes a welcoming, collaborative classroom culture, consistent with our school’s mission. Training in the Responsive Classroom approach is an advantage
      • Use technology tools and resources (Smartboard,, iPads, Google Apps, online resources, school-specific software) to enhance, differentiate, innovate, and extend instruction
      • Participate in the school community including weekly faculty meetings, professional development meetings, recess and before care duties as assigned, as well as special events
      • Communicate regularly with families, returning phone calls/emails in a timely manner, posting weekly updates to online classroom community, and frequent conferencing with parents regarding student progress
    Requirements:
    • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
      • Evidence of strong curricular integration with other subject-area teachers
      • Demonstrated understanding of thematic learning
      • Demonstrated knowledge of developmental characteristics of age level taught
      • Evidence of strong organizational, written and oral communication, and interpersonal skills
      • Demonstrated understanding and successful implementation of differentiated instruction
      • Willingness to adapt to existing curriculum as well as contribute ideas to enhance academic programs

    • 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.”

    • General Qualifications
      • A minimum of a college bachelor’s degree is required; master’s degree preferred
      • A minimum of three years teaching experience is strongly preferred
  • Visual Arts Teacher | LS & MS

    Beginning August 2017
    Description:
    • 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 faculty as Visual Arts teacher for lower and middle school grades.
    • Duties and Responsibilities/Essential Functions
      • Teach multiple sections of Visual Art in grades JrK-8
      • Prepare appropriate weekly lesson plans including instructional objectives, planned activities, cross-curricular integration, assessment, and resources
      • Regularly review/update curriculum guides to ensure appropriate instructional priorities and pacing, guided by the National Art Education Association standards
      • Implement effective classroom management procedures to create a classroom atmosphere that promotes joyful learning, nurtures age-appropriate development of social-emotional skills, and establishes a welcoming, collaborative classroom culture, consistent with our school’s DNA.   Training in the Responsive Classroom approach is an advantage
      • Use technology tools and resources (Smartboard, iPads, Google Apps, online resources, school-specific software) to enhance, differentiate, innovate, and extend instruction
      • Organize annual art show and maintain student art displays throughout the Lower School building on a regular basis
      • Participate in the school community including weekly faculty meetings, professional development meetings, recess and before care duties as assigned, as well as special events
    • Communicate regularly with families, returning phone calls/emails in a timely manner, posting weekly updates to online classroom community, and frequent conferencing with parents regarding student progress

    Requirements:
    • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
      • Knowledge of effective instructional methodologies in art education, including process-based focus on studio habits of mind
      • Demonstrated ability to work successfully with a variety of grade levels
      • Proven experience teaching elementary-aged students to work with a variety of two and three-dimensional materials, including drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, ceramics, sculpture and digital media
      • Evidence of strong curricular integration with oth subject-areael teachers
      • Demonstrated understanding of thematic learning
      • Demonstrated knowledge of developmental characteristics of age levels taught
      • Evidence of strong organizational, written and oral communication, and interpersonal skills
      • Demonstrated understanding and successful implementation of differentiated instruction
      • Willingness to adapt to existing curriculum as well as contribute ideas to enhance academic programs
    • 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.”
    • General Qualifications:
      • A minimum of a college bachelor’s degree is required; master’s degree preferred.
      • A minimum of three years teaching experience is strongly preferred
  • 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. 

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 Tess Miner-Farra, Assistant Head of School, at jobs@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.

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