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

Part-Time Bus Driver

St. Michael’s Country Day School is an independent day school in Newport, RI serving students in Toddler through Grade Eight. The school has opening for a driver of its Mini Bus. Proper licensing and background checks are required.Hours are morning pickup as well as field trips and after school sports.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 Ted Ferry or call 401-849-5970 ext 304.

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 Walter Landberg, Head of School 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 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.

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 Walter Landberg, 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.