Renbrook School (West Hartford, CT), an independent day school for children age three to Grade 8, seeks a full-time teacher to develop and lead our design lab and woodshop in the Upper School (Grades 5-8). With a strong tradition of woodworking and an institutional commitment to design thinking and maker mindsets, this developing program requires a creative leader. Ideal candidates will have teaching experience with complimentary woodworking, maker, and/or, fabrication skills.
Our vision for the position:
Teach foundational “Build Class” to students in grades 5 through 8.
Work closely with STEAM teachers in the creation of collaborative projects.
Develop students’ foundational “builder skill set” and complimentary “maker mindset” to balance the creative with the skills to create and execute a plan.
Develop and manage the woodworking / maker space.
Develop an understanding of Renbrook’s other Upper School courses to facilitate interdisciplinary building projects for “push-in” opportunities.
The review of candidates will begin immediately with an expected start date in August 2021.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org, with “Design/Woodworking Position” in the subject line.
The successful candidate will have many of the following qualifications:
Experience working with or teaching children, particularly in an independent, day, college preparatory or like school setting.
A love and enthusiasm for teaching middle school.
Strong references that convey teaching ability, capacity to connect with students, and mastery of subject area.
Experience in direct instruction, inquiry-based learning, and cooperative learning with a focus on a student-centered approach.
Skills, talents, and flexibility for contributing to an independent school community in additional capacities. ?For example: coaching sports, leading homeroom, advising extracurricular activities, etc.
Proven history of building positive relationships with and among students, parents, and faculty.
An open mind and an appreciative mindset with a singular dedication to serving children.
A Master's Degree (preferred) or Bachelor's Degree with experience in a STEAM-related field.
Experience with Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing.
Internal Number: Renbrook 2021 E
About Renbrook School
Founded in 1935, Renbrook School is a pre-eminent preschool through ninth grade co-educational independent day school located in West Hartford, Connecticut. The school enrolls 330 students from 30 cities and towns in Connecticut and Massachusetts. The Renbrook experience is defined by a high degree of academic rigor, personalized attention as a result of small class sizes, a nurturing environment, and an emphasis on values and respect among members of a tight-knit community.
Renbrook School is an affirmative action - equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, ancestry, present or past history of mental disability, intellectual disability, learning disability or physical disability, including but not limited to blindness, veteran status, sexual orientation, and other protected classes.
Renbrook School will make a reasonable accommodation to known disabilities of a qualified applicant or employee, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on its operation.