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

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.

Summer Fun Camp Employment Opportunities

Lead Camp Counselor (4/5 year old’s)

St. Michael’s Country Day School is seeking a Lead Summer Camp Counselor to run our 4 and 5 year old Morning Adventures Program. The camp runs for 7 weeks starting on June 28th, 8:45am – 12:45am, Monday – Friday.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan fun, engaging and developmentally appropriate activites and projects for campers related to the weekly theme
  • Supervise and enthusiastically engage with campers ages 4 and 5 and provide support and guidance as needed
  • Overse and mentor assistant counselor
  • Ensure adherence to all safety guidelines including routine safety and disinfecting procedures

Ideal Candidate: 

  • Ability to lead, plan, organize and implement program activities
  • Strong organization and communication skills
  • Enjoys interacting with children ages 4 – 5
  • Minimum age of 18
  • Ability to follow directions and work as part of a team
  • 3+ years experience working with young children
  • First Aid/CPR certification or willingness to obtain

If you think you’re the right fit, apply today.

Send resume/cover letter to: Nicole at summerprograms@smcds.org

If interested, send resume/cover letter to Nicole Nicoletta/Camp Director: Here

Toddler Camp Assistant Counselor

(Part-Time, Short Term)

If interested, send resume/cover letter to Nicole Nicoletta/Camp Director: Here

Lifeguards (2) Part- Time, Two Shifts

If interested, send resume/cover letter to Nicole Nicoletta/Camp Director: Here

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 Lauren Abraham, Head of Lower School 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.

Middle School (5-8) Science Teacher 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 class sizes ranging from 15-20 students (5-8).  The school emphasizes strong academics and features a comprehensive arts program.  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 gorgeous 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: The ideal candidate is one who puts an emphasis on project-based learning through a collaborative, inquiry-based approach, where open-ended experimentation and design play a significant role in the science classroom. Content expertise, knowledge in differentiated instruction and assessment, willingness and ability to collaborate and implement innovative pedagogical initiatives, including technology, that focus on a student-first, hands-on, experiential learning is desired. 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.

Third and Fourth Grade Teaching Positions 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 class sizes ranging from 15-20 students (5-8).  The school emphasizes strong academics and features a comprehensive arts program.  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 gorgeous 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 this age group. 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.  Knowledge of Singapore math and Responsive Classroom practices, and Writer’s Workshop is desirable.  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.

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.