Founded in 1843, Miss Porter’s School is an independent, single-sex, boarding school that is fully dedicated to its mission of preparing young women to “shape a changing world.” Located in the historic New England village of Farmington, Connecticut, Miss Porter's school maintains a diverse student body of around 315 girls in grades 9-12 and is committed to hiring, developing, and retaining a world-class faculty. We expect that all of our teachers will be among the best in the nation.

Apply for teaching position

Miss Porter’s School accepts applications on an ongoing basis for teaching positions. All interested educators are encouraged to send a resume and cover letter to: 

Tim Quinn
Chief Academic Officer
tquinn-careers@missporters.org.

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For those interested in non-faculty positions, please email a resume and cover letter to:

careers@missporters.org

Please include job title in your subject line.

TEACHING POSITIONS

Miss Porter’s School is committed to offering a distinctive, student-centered curriculum that helps girls to build skills in the traditional liberal arts while also specifically preparing them for successful careers in a dynamic, fast-paced future. We are in the process of designing a more interdisciplinary and experiential curriculum that will require students to explore and address authentic problems. This work will be augmented by a personalized program of instruction in core academic skills. Through this curriculum, students will be exposed to multiple methods for addressing a problem and will be required to become — in the words of our mission — “informed, bold, resourceful and ethical global citizens.”

To this end, we seek teachers who, first and foremost, are excited by the vision outlined above. Prospective teaching candidates should have expertise in at least one field, and an interest in and ability to teach in an interdisciplinary setting. They should also be adept at managing a dynamic, active, student-centered classroom, and be committed to teaching in ways that are the best for girls. Ideal candidates will be skilled in curriculum design in the UbD framework and familiar with project-based learning, authentic assessment, and standards-based grading. Faculty members are expected to contribute to the extra-curricular life of the school and share in residential-life responsibilities. Hence, an interest in coaching or coordinating extra-curricular activities and a willingness to fulfill evening and weekend duties is a must. All candidates must have strong written and oral communications skills and must be willing to work in a collaborative environment. Perhaps most importantly, candidates must have a high degree of cross-cultural competency and be committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of school life. Our teachers work to create equitable classrooms in which students have equal access and opportunities to learn and achieve to their fullest potential. Last, but not least, a sense of humor is always appreciated.

Working at a boarding school is a demanding job, and, thus, we seek candidates who are willing to work long, hard hours when school is in session, knowing that their work is worth it because they are changing lives for the better. Porter’s provides a competitive and robust set of benefits to its faculty, which include significant opportunities for professional growth. Miss Porter’s School generally provides housing for its faculty, but unlike most boarding schools, does not ask academic teaching faculty to live in dormitories. A standard workload includes four academic classes per term along with co-curricular and advising responsibilities.

There are no open positions at this time.

Staff Positions

Job Title
Housekeeper

FLSA
Non-exempt

Job Status
Full-time, calendar year

Department
Environmental Services

Reports to
Environmental Services Supervisor

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Clean and disinfect bathrooms, showers, kitchen areas, laundry rooms, common rooms, offices, corridors and other areas within campus buildings.
  • Remove trash and other debris from receptacles.
  • Check and refill soap, paper towel, and toilet tissue dispensers.
  • Sweep and damp mop floors.
  • Wipe down vertical surfaces.
  • Dust horizontal surfaces.
  • Vacuum surfaces.
  • Restock supplies in closets and storage areas as needed.
  • Assist other members of the Environmental Services Department where needed.
  • Provide periodic cleaning in campus faculty residences when necessary.
  • Inform supervisor of any problems, repairs or supplies needed.
  • Perform housekeeping and cleaning responsibilities within established guidelines and assigned areas to ensure that quality standards and safety guidelines are met.

At least one year of related experience and /or training in custodial work.

Ability to understand simple verbal instructions and ability to read and comprehend simple instructions. Ability to communicate with managers and other personnel.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee is frequently required to stand, stoop, walk, sit, and move distances between campus buildings. The employee is required to use arms, legs, hands and fingers to manipulate tools and supplies necessary for performing the duties of the job and will be subjected to repetitive hand/arm movements. The ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds is required. The employee will be exposed to dust, dirt, cleaners and disinfectants. Overtime hours are required.

The essential functions and basic skills have been included. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills, and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.

Miss Porter’s School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please submit your letter of interest electronically (include job title in your subject line) to:
Email: careers@missporters.org

Coaching POSITIONS

There are no open positions at this time.

PENN RESIDENCY MASTER'S IN TEACHING

The University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Residency Master’s in Teaching program is a groundbreaking collaboration between the Penn Graduate School of Education and a consortium of the nation’s leading Boarding Schools. The program provides aspiring teachers an opportunity to receive a master’s degree in education in concert with the exceptional fellowship programs offered by each school.

We have currently filled our Penn Fellowship positions for the 2020-2021 school year. Should you wish to apply for the 2021-2022 school year, please contact us early in 2021.

2019-20 Penn GSE Independent School Residency

Porter's policies

Miss Porter’s School is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. We seek to promote diversity through our programs and hiring.

This policy is intended to educate students, faculty, and staff about the nature of sexual harassment; to encourage members of the Porter’s community to discuss offensive conduct early to prevent such behavior and to stop it from escalating; and to eliminate any harassing behavior that may already exist.

Miss Porter’s School is a community in which all members have rights to feel safe and respected, and to live, work and learn in an environment that is free from sexual harassment. Inappropriate behavior of a sexual nature can undermine these rights. It is the policy of Porter’s that no member of the school may sexually harass another.

Sexual harassment encompasses behavior that is subtle and ambiguous as well as that which is direct and overt. It may involve peers, but it is especially serious when it involves a relationship of authority. Under no circumstances will a sexual relationship between an adult member of the community (someone over 18 not in the status of a student) and a Porter’s student be construed as consensual.

In determining whether behavior deemed offensive by the individual to whom it is directed constitutes sexual harassment and, if so, the severity of the harassment and the school’s response, the range of the circumstances will be considered. Circumstances may include the nature, frequency, intensity, location, context, and duration of the alleged offensive conduct. Perpetrators as well as victims of sexual harassment can be male or female, students, faculty, spouses or staff. Those who engage in sexual harassment will be subject to discipline up to and including dismissal.

No one should be inhibited from making a complaint of what he or she considers to be harassment for fear of reprisal. Therefore, any form of threat or retaliation against anyone who in good faith makes a complaint of sexual harassment is itself a violation of this policy and is cause for discipline. Violation of this policy, whether intended or not, will not be tolerated. The procedures that Porter’s follows are designed to ensure that incidents of sexual harassment will be investigated promptly, and that corrective actions will be taken immediately.

(excerpted from full Sexual Harassment Policy)