Employment

Founded in 1926, Brooks School offers a co-educational, college-preparatory program for approximately 380 students in grades nine through 12 on a 270-acre campus overlooking beautiful Lake Cochichewick in North Andover, Massachusetts.

At Brooks School, we seek to provide the most meaningful educational experience our students will have in their lives. To that end, adults and students work closely in the classroom, in the dormitories and in extracurricular activities, fostering a healthy adult/student relationship that is at the core of our close-knit community. Students participate in an active learning environment within a challenging academic curriculum including our signature Winter Term. Guided by our core values of empathy, engagement, integrity, passion, confidence, and creativity, all members of our community are committed to the school’s mission.

We seek applications from both new and experienced teaching candidates who demonstrate a passion for their subject area, an enthusiasm for working with young people, and the energy to fully commit to working in and fostering an inclusive residential academic community. A willingness to embrace our curricular philosophy of competency-based education is an important aspect of any candidate’s profile.

We especially welcome candidates who will add to the diversity of our population.

Available Positions

English Teacher

Brooks School seeks candidates for the position of English teacher. This appointment will be effective July 1, 2019.

The mission of Brooks School is to provide the most meaningful educational experience to our students. To successfully do that, teachers at Brooks must be fully engaged in all aspects of the students' lives, both in and out of the classroom. Brooks teachers are expected to teach, advise, supervise, care about the students, work in partnership with parents, advocate and promote the school, work collegially with administrators and fellow faculty, and grow professionally. A full-time teaching position includes teaching four sections, coaching two sports/activities, residential, and community responsibilities.

The successful candidate will:

  • Engage class with variety of approaches, assignments, and projects, and be able to provide suitable differentiated teaching. Build an appropriate rapport with classes and individual students.
  • Be proficient in the teaching of writing, both in a classroom setting and in one-on-one settings with students.
  • Be proficient in the teaching of contemporary forms of communication such as different genres and mediums of writing, video creation, podcasts and audio recording, oral and visual presentation.
  • Be proficient in helping students manage the reception and creation of multiple streams of information both digital and non digital, including the proper use of these resources.
  • Be proficient in teaching textual analysis and close reading, with "text" being defined in a contemporary sense: any and all forms of writing, video and film, audio, or presentation, to name a few.
  • Be proficient in the teaching of critical thinking skills and original idea generation.
  • Be committed to the idea of diversity in the classroom, such as the creation of a diverse and varied reading list, and the acknowledgment and acceptance of our students' diversity of  culture, gender, sexuality, as well as their educational, economic, and geographic backgrounds.
  • Be able to incorporate the concept of creativity into the teaching of essential skills.
  • Staff the Brooks Writing Center a designated number of times per week to work one-on-one with students seeking help on written assignments.
  • Contribute to the productive, collegial functioning of the department by contributing positively to department meetings and taking on responsibilities outside of classroom duties, such as department projects, reports, and initiatives.

THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL HAVE:

  • A Bachelor's degree (required); Master's degree preferred.
  • Five+ years teaching preferred.
  • Commitment to working in and fostering an inclusive community.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues within the department.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter with a résumé/CV and a statement of teaching philosophy to Beth McNeff, director of human resources, at hr@brooksschool.org.

Theater Director

Brooks School seeks candidates for the position of Theater Director. This is a full-time position effective July 1, 2019.

The mission of Brooks School is to provide the most meaningful educational experience to our students. To successfully do that, teachers at Brooks must be fully engaged in all aspects of students life, both in and out of the classroom. Brooks teachers are expected to teach, advise, supervise, care about the students, work in partnership with parents, advocate and promote the school, work collegially with administrators and fellow faculty, and grow professionally. A full-time teaching position includes teaching four sections, coaching two sports/activities, residential and community responsibilities.

THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL:

  • Teach theater classes as well as direct our fall play and winter musical.
  • Assist in growing the theater arts program by providing the vision, skills and knowledge to instruct students in all facets of theater production.
  • Be a highly effective teacher who fosters a passion for the arts and lifelong learning, while making live theater relevant in today’s learning environment.

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Teach acting, playwriting, directing or other theater-related classes to students in grades 9-12.
  • Provide instruction appropriate for individual student differences and learning styles. Create a learning environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social and emotional development of students and aligned with the stated mission of the school.
  • Direct two plays, as well as a fall and a winter musical.  Work as consultant/advisor to a student production in the spring production.
  • Oversee production budget.
  • Establish rehearsal, production-meeting and production-week schedules.
  • Audition and cast students for a fall play in the second week of our school year.
  • Provide an information session for our spring musical in mid-November.
  • Audition and cast in collaboration with a production team.
  • Lead direction, which takes place weekdays and some Saturdays for approximately eight to 10 weeks, including Production Week. (There are two dress rehearsals for each production, with the second dress rehearsal open to faculty and staff in the fall and faculty, staff, alumnae and parents of alumnae in the spring). In the course of direction, the theater director is expected to teach acting principles, techniques, styles, script analysis, character development, etc, as well as conduct exercises in voice and speech, movement for the actors, improvisation skills and additional warm-up or specialty exercises as needed for performance.
  • Invite consultants and specialists from within the faculty or the theater community as necessary for the productions.
  • Collaborate with technical director on set design, prop accumulation, sound, lights, box office technology and seating configuration for the fall play.
  • Collaborate with music director, choreographer and technical director for the musical.
  • Hire and collaborate with costume designer.
  • Collaborate with students to create poster and program art.
  • Arrange for dispersal of posters.
  • Arrange for on-campus publicity.
  • Create performance program.
  • Create a production assistant schedule.
  • Guide and oversee student production assistants during the rehearsal period in activities that include assistant direction, stage management and production protocol.
  • Guide and oversee student production assistants during Production Week in activities that include house management, box office and concessions.
  • Establish communication with families about schedules, ticket purchase, volunteer opportunities.
  • Coordinate parent volunteers.
  • Establish communication with Admissions & Development (Communications, Alumni) departments to release publicity, offer complimentary tickets, etc.
  • Communicate with Facilities and Security regarding Production Week schedules and set-up needs.
  • Arrange for a “lobby board” of photographs and photography display.
  • Provide rehearsal and performance schedules for school’s master calendar committee.
  • Other duties as assigned.

qualifications 

  • Minimum of five years of related professional experience teaching acting, directing and producing theater plays and musicals.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field required; Master’s degree, preferred.
  • Experience working with high school students, preferred.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter with a résumé/CV and a statement of teaching philosophy to Director of Human Resources Beth McNeff at hr@brooksschool.org.

Mathematics Teacher

Brooks School seeks candidates for the position of Teacher of Mathematics. This appointment will be effective July 1, 2019.

The mission of Brooks School is to provide the most meaningful educational experience to our students. To successfully do that, teachers at Brooks must be fully engaged in all aspects of the students' lives, both in and out of the classroom. Brooks teachers are expected to teach, advise, supervise, care about the students, work in partnership with parents, advocate and promote the school, work collegially with administrators and fellow faculty, and grow professionally. A full-time teaching position includes teaching four sections, coaching two sports/activities, residential, and community responsibilities.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Proficiency teaching Geometry, Algebra 2, and Pre-calculus, and a desire to teach AP Calculus.
  • Innovative student-centered teaching practices and experience or interest in problem based-learning pedagogy that balance the development of procedural skills, conceptual understanding of mathematical ideas, appropriate use of technology, and opportunities for critical thinking and problem solving.
  • Enthusiasm to utilize technology to enhance instruction and student learning.
  • Commitment to working in and fostering an inclusive community
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues within the department.
  • A Bachelor's degree (required); Master's degree preferred

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter with a résumé/CV and a statement of teaching philosophy to Beth McNeff, director of human resources, at hr@brooksschool.org.

Medical Driver, Part-Time

Reporting to the Director of the Health and Wellness Center, the part-time, permanent staff Medical Driver/Administrative Assistant will drive students to and from medical appointments, Monday through Friday (with varying hours). This position requires scheduling flexibility and the ability to work additional hours as necessary.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND KEY OBJECTIVES

Using his or her own car, drive students to and from medical appointments

QUALIFICATIONS

Experience

  • MA driver’s license with an excellent DMV driving history report
  • Person must be responsible, interact well with adolescents, and be organized.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to effectively interact and present information to students, parents, health care providers and members of the community
  • Discretion and the ability to handle confidential and sensitive matters appropriately
  • An open and collaborative work style
  • A high level of integrity and work ethic
  • Understanding of HIPAA

 

NOTE: The employee will typically use his or her own car to transport students, although there may be times when he or she may drive a Brooks School vehicle. Mileage will be reimbursed. The School will require a certain level of insurance coverage, and successful completion of the Criminal Offender Records Investigation check. The School will also require an acceptable Registry of Motor Vehicles report.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Reports to the Director of Health and Wellness Center

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Ability to climb stairs to reach the office
  • Ability to drive in a variety of weather conditions
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds

If interested, please send a short letter of introduction and a resume to Beth McNeff, director of human resources at hr@brooksschool.org.

Licensed Plumber

Brooks School seeks a full-time, permanent licensed plumber (to work 40 hours per week; overtime as assigned and be on-call every six weeks for two weeks). The licensed plumber will perform work to repair, maintain and improve steam and gas services on campus and will perform HVAC repairs, maintenance and improvements. These plumbing and HVAC tasks are associated with buildings maintenance and the delivery of these services to the entire campus. This position may be assigned to other roles within the Facilities Department, based on workload and economic conditions, including but not limited to snow removal.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND KEY OBJECTIVES

  • Interpret blueprints and building specifications to map layout for pipes, drainage systems, and other plumbing materials.
  • Install pipes and fixtures, such as sinks and toilets, for water, gas, steam, air, or other liquids. 
  • Install supports for pipes, equipment, and fixtures prior to installation.
  • Assemble fittings and valves for installation.
  • Modify length of pipes, fixtures, and other plumbing materials as needed for a building.
  • Use saws and pipe cutters as necessary.
  • Install heating and air-conditioning systems, including water heaters.
  • Collaborate with contractors, construction workers, electricians, pipefitters, and steamfitters in installing and repairing plumbing.
  • Test plumbing systems for leaks and other problems.
  • Analyze problems and identify appropriate tools and materials for repair.
  • Choose plumbing materials based on budget, location, and intended uses of building.
  • Follow health and safety standards and comply with building codes.
  • Write reports documenting problems and a summary of actions taken.
  • Perform inspections of plumbing systems to identify and replace worn parts.
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Current plumbing license
  • 10 years of experience with hands-on trouble-shooting and experience with steam, gas and HVAC
  • Confined-space training preferred.
  • Experience performing plumbing work in a campus setting preferred.
  • Experience working in other trades is a plus.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The work performed by the licensed plumber is extremely physical and requires eight- hours-a-day of physical activity including, but not limited to, performing the following tasks:

  • Bend, lift, twist, kneel, reach and perform other movements to fulfill the daily tasks.
  • Move from one building to another on campus in all types of weather, walking distances on irregular paths and climbing steps while carrying equipment.
  • Read and understand employment-related safety information.
  • Lift up to 80 pounds repeatedly.
  • Work in manholes and in confined spaces.

If interested, please send a short letter of introduction and a resume to Beth McNeff, director of human resources at hr@brooksschool.org.

Employment Application

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If you have any questions, please contact Director of Human Resources Beth McNeff at bmcneff@brooksschool.org or email hr@brooksschool.org.

Thank you for your interest in Brooks School.

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Brooks School does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, sexual orientation, disability or religion in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, employment policies, financial aid and loan programs, athletic programs and other school administered programs and activities.