Employment

St. Michael’s Country Day School is a secular, independent Preschool (age 3) to 8th grade day school in Newport, RI. St. Michael’s Country Day School provides a dynamic curriculum that is built on excellence and inspires students to:

Learn with confidence • Lead with character • Achieve lasting success

Open Positions

Summer Fun Camp Employment Opportunities

Assistant Sports Counselor (1 – 4th graders)

Temporary- Two weeks

Monday – Friday, 9am – 1pm

Aug 2 – 6 & Aug 9 – 13

St. Michael’s Country Day School Summer Fun Camp in Newport is seeking an Assistant Sports Counselor for two weeks, Monday – Friday, starting on August 2nd, from 9am – 1pm.

Perks:  Work outside on our beautiful 7 acre campus and take daily dips in our in-ground pool. Short morning hours from 9am – 1pm, 2 weeks only.

The ideal candidate should:

  • Enjoy interacting with, playing, and teaching sports skills to campers. 
  • Have experience in camp, youth programs or extracurricular activities/sports.
  • Have the ability to follow directions and work as part of a team.
  • Have the ability to successfully supervise children on the playground, during transitions and at the pool.

CPR/First Aid certification is a plus.

Think you’re the right fit? Apply today. Send resume/short note explaining why you are right for this position to: summerprograms@smcds.org

Theatre at St. Michael’s Camp Employment Opportunities

Theatre at St. Michael’s (TASM) Camp is the performing arts summer program based at St. Michael’s School in Newport RI. Since its first summer in 2001, TASM has grown into a jam-packed summer program with a variety of theatrical sessions for kids ranging in age from 8-18.  This summer, TASM runs 6 weeks, from June 28 – August 9, with 3 major theatrical performances – two Shakespearean plays (2021 shows are Hamlet and Much Ado About Nothing) and one original musical.  Each of those productions has a 2 week rehearsal process, and concurrently a 2 week rehearsal/tech/run process.  There are generally a handful of campers who register to do tech in addition to the campers who register to act, and the supporting staff includes a production team of director, choreographer, and assistant or musical director for each show, as well as a number of camp counselors who help out with all aspects of the productions. The TASM website and photo gallery  have more information about the camp program, as well as opportunities to see the shows done in past years.

Tech Director

For summer 2021, TASM is accepting applications for a Technical Director to design & implement set, lights & sound, and help with costumes & props, for 3 shows through the Theatre at St. Michael’s summer camp program.  In addition, the TD would be working with a handful of kids signed up as techies (ages 8 – 18 in the various sessions) to help them learn & do the tech work. The position of TD would support the camp productions by designing (or mentoring campers to design) the sets & lighting for each session, leading a team of campers and counselors to implement those designs for performances, and helping to run the shows.  In addition, the TD should be ready to support the costuming needs and sound system (though costume and sound design can generally be headed up by another member of the production team).

The camp day runs Monday-Friday, from 9:00 – 4:00 for campers, but faculty and staff often work beyond those hours to ensure that all is ready for the production.  Performances are held on Friday and Saturday nights, July 9 & 10, July 23 & 24, and August 6 & 7, with a full summer camp strike day on Monday August 9.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and list of references to Christina Johnston, TASM Camp Director, at cjohnston@smcds.org.

Staff Accountant

Job Summary

St. Michael’s Country Day School is an independent day school in Newport, RI serving students Toddler (age 2) through grade eight.   Due to a promotion, we are currently recruiting for an Accountant in our Business Office.  Position is part-time (20 hours per week). Ideal work conditions in a professional environment.
 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The accountant:

  • Prepares asset, liability, and capital account entries by compiling and analyzing account information. 
  • Documents financial transactions by entering account information. 
  • Responsible for Billing, Collections, Accounts Payable and sundry duties.
  • Recommends financial actions by analyzing accounting options. 
  • Summarizes current financial status by collecting information; preparing required periodic reports. 
  • Substantiates financial transactions by auditing documents. 
  • Maintains accounting controls and assists in development of policies and procedures. 
  • Reconciles financial discrepancies by collecting and analyzing account information. 
  • Maintains financial security by following internal controls. 
  • Manages vendor relationships by timely reporting and communication. 
  • Any other duties as directed by CFO / Business Manager and/or Head of School.

 Common Qualification Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree, accounting or finance preferred
  • Two years of experience in finance/accounting in a professional office environment
  • Advanced skills in automated accounting and technology programs
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities – organizing people and processes
  • High ethical standards and ability to handle confidential information.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • The ability to work collaboratively with manager and all other school community members and meet deadlines
  • Keen analytical skills and a detail-oriented work style

Qualified candidates should email resume Human Resources at hr@smcds.org.

Extended Day Aide

St. Michael’s Country Day School is an independent day school in Newport, RI serving students in preschool through grade eight.   The school is recruiting for positions in our Extended Day Programs.  Our Extended Day Program runs from 3:00 to 5:30 each school day.  Aides have some flexibility as to the days and hours they work.

Candidates should have a college degree and experience working with children in at least one of the following age groups: preschool through kindergarten, grades 1-4, or grades 5-8.

St. Michael’s is an equal opportunity employer and as such does not discriminate against an individual in regard to race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws. 

Qualified candidates should email resume/supporting documents to Deborah Perez, Director of Extended Day Program at here.

Substitute Teachers (All Grades)

St. Michael’s Country Day School welcomes applications for substitute teachers in the Lower, and Middle Schools. Ideal candidates will have teaching experience, expertise in their content area, the ability to teach across grades, a passion for working with students, and a commitment to fostering a diverse community.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and list of references addressed to Hadley Bazarsky, Operations coordinator here.

Toddler Teaching Position for the 2021-22 School Year

The School: Founded in 1938, SMCDS is an independent day school of 210 students serving children from toddler through grade eight, with toddler class sizes ranging from 7-12 students. The school’s mission calls for students to learn with confidence, lead with character and achieve lasting success.

 

The Location: The school’s well-appointed 7-acre campus overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and is situated in historic Newport, Rhode Island, minutes from some of the most impressive beaches and coastal landscapes that New England has to offer.  Newport and the beaches of Aquidneck Island are destination locations and teachers have the opportunity to integrate the geographic and cultural surroundings into their curricular programming.  There are numerous universities and colleges close by, including, Salve Regina, University of Rhode Island, Brown, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence College and Roger Williams, adding to the cultural and intellectual climate of the area.  Providence is a short drive (35 minutes), Boston is a bit more (1 hour and 30 minutes) and New York City (4 hours) is close enough for a weekend trip. This is a highly desirable place to live and work.

 

Desired Qualifications: Candidates must have a passion for working with, and an understanding of, the social, emotional, and intellectual development of toddlers. The ability to work collaboratively with a team teacher to design and implement curriculum, differentiate instruction to meet the needs of a wide range of students, and communicate effectively with parents and colleagues is expected.  Strong interpersonal, organizational, and management skills are essential to the role, as is a willingness to participate fully in the community beyond the classroom.  A bachelor’s degree is required.  At least two years of successful teaching experience preferred.

To Apply: Submit the following to Walter Landberg, Head of School at wlandberg@smcds.org:

  • cover letter explaining interests and qualifications;
  • resume;
  • three references including names, email addresses, and phone numbers;
  • at least one letter of recommendation.

Early Childhood – Associate Teacher

St. Michael’s Country Day School is an independent day school in Newport, RI serving students in preschool through grade eight.   The school has opened a search for an Associate Teacher in our Early Childhood Program.  Candidates must have an excellent understanding of the developmental needs of 2 to 5-year olds and demonstrate a passion for working with this age level. Candidates should have a degree in Early Childhood Education and a minimum two years experience working with this age group.

The person hired for this position will be expected to:

  • Implement activities that nurture and develop the physical, emotional, intellectual and social skills of young children
  • Demonstrate the ability to observe children to assess their developmental level, interests and needs and use this information to facilitate learning and growth
  • Exhibit kindness, respect and compassion in all interactions with children, parents and colleagues
  • Communicate knowledgeably and effectively with parents, colleagues and students
  • Collaborate well with Lead Teacher

St. Michael’s values and supports reflective teaching practices, on-going professional development and teachers who see themselves as lifelong learners. To learn more about St. Michael’s Country Day School go to www.smcds.org.

St. Michael’s is an equal opportunity employer and as such does not discriminate against an individual in regard  to race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws.

Qualified candidates should email resume/supporting documents to Lauren Abraham, Head of Lower School here.

Associate Teacher – Lower School

St. Michael’s Country Day School is an independent day school in Newport, RI serving students in preschool through grade eight.   The school has opened a search for Associate Teachers in our Lower School (Grades 1 – 4).  Candidates must have a degree in Elementary Education and a minimum two years experience..

Expectations include:

  • Implement lessons in all area of the grade-level curriculum
  • Knowledge of Singapore Math, Guided Reading and Responsive Classrooms is desirable
  • Demonstrated ability to use technology to enhance student learning
  • Exhibit kindness, respect and compassion in all interactions with students, parents and colleagues
  • Collaborate well with Lead Teacher

St. Michael’s values and supports reflective teaching practices, on-going professional development and teachers who see themselves as lifelong learners. To learn more about St. Michael’s Country Day School go to www.smcds.org.

St. Michael’s is an equal opportunity employer and as such does not discriminate against an individual in regard  to race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws.

Qualified candidates should email resume/supporting documents to Lauren Abraham, Head of Lower School here.

St. Michael’s Country Day School has an institutional commitment to the principles of diversity.  In that spirit, the School believes that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws.