Employment

Current Openings at Westside School


Why would you want to work at Westside?

Our teachers and staff work collaboratively to inspire creativity, innovation, and to deepen our sense of community. Westside faculty are exceptionally qualified in their fields, committed to being lifelong learners, and are passionate about their work. Our academic structure places a high value on integrated curriculum and project-based learning, with intentional administrative support.

Working at Westside offers unique opportunities for enthusiastic teachers to implement an academic program that is challenging, stimulating, and nurturing, in alignment with our core values.
 

At Westside School, we value different backgrounds and ideas. Individuals from all cultures and communities are encouraged to apply.

Westside School's Diversity Statement: Westside School is committed to promoting inclusiveness, diversity and cultural competence in its education, employment practices, school community and governance. It views inclusiveness as a fundamental value, diversity as a key element and cultural competence as a vital skill necessary to prepare students to participate in and contribute to a global society. Westside uses the term, diversity, broadly to encompass differences in the attributes of individuals, families and communities.


Current Openings

THEATER & MOVEMENT TEACHER

Westside School teachers and staff work collaboratively to inspire creativity, innovation, and to deepen our sense of community. Westside faculty are exceptionally qualified in our fields, committed to being lifelong learners, and are passionate about our work. Our academic structure places a high value on integrated curriculum and project-based learning, with intentional administrative support. At Westside School, we value different backgrounds and ideas. Individuals from all cultures and communities are encouraged to apply.
 
Westside School has a robust arts program, and is home to a beautiful theater space. We are searching for a full-time Theater & Movement Teacher to join our performing arts faculty for the 2019-2020 academic year. In our Middle School, the Theater & Movement teacher will teach a series of trimester-long drama and dance classes, and direct 1-2 stage productions per trimester (including one musical). In the Lower School, the teacher would build a foundation of theater & movement skills through trimester long classes at each level, generally including end of term showcases.
 
The successful candidate(s) will have the following personal and professional attributes:
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher WA State Teacher Certification or the equivalent
  • A strong background in working with like age students as a teacher, director, and production designer
  • Knowledge and experience with current best practices in elementary and middle education related to Drama and Movement instruction Experience utilizing developmentally instructive techniques appropriate to a variety of learning styles
  • Ability and willingness to work collaboratively with other adults as members of a positive, professional faculty
  • Awareness of 21st century pedagogies and technology integration
  • Joy, passion, energy, caring, and commitment
Westside School is a place where students thrive in a safe, caring and inclusive community environment. Westside faculty are supportive adults who advocate, nurture and support students with an engaging and challenging instructional program. Compensation includes medical, dental and retirement benefits.


To apply, please send a resume, a brief statement of educational/artistic philosophy, and a letter of inquiry and supporting documents employment@westsideschool.org.

Westside School is an equal opportunity employer seeking to build a more culturally diverse workplace. Westside does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, economic status, gender identity, sexual orientation or disability.

SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS

SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS

Westside School is looking for both teachers and instructional assistants with experience working with children in grades, preschool and eighth grade, to add to our substitute roster. We also need substitutes for music and performing arts, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, physical education, and visual arts.

 

The ideal candidate will be accessible for early morning calls. Candidates with partial availability during the week are also encouraged to apply. Please submit resume and references to employment@westsideschool.org.

Westside School is an equal opportunity employer.

FIELD INSTRUCTOR- FALL TRIPS

Westside's Outdoor Education program begins in 3rd grade. Through a variety of wilderness based outdoor experiences, each year introduces new skills and promotes individual student growth, teamwork, leadership, and adventure.
 
Position Summary:
Field instructors on Westside School outdoor trips are primarily responsible for outdoor skill instruction, leading activities and games, leading (or co-leading) decision making related to risk management, helping facilitate daily functions (meals, transitions, etc.), and sharing van driving responsibilities. We are currently looking for instructors for the following trips:

5th Grade: Camping and Hiking in Mt. Rainier National Park
9/10/19 - 9/13/19
The 5th grade will be camping for 3 nights, exploring the park through short day hikes, and bonding as a group through games, initiatives, and shared adventures.

6th Grade: Exploration on the Olympic Peninsula
9/10/19 - 9/13/19
This trip includes a one night ‘intro to backpacking’ in Olympic National Park, a visit to the Elwha River and dam site, tidepooling, and cultural activities with the Makah tribe.
 
Required Dates:
September 9, 2019 - September 13, 2019 with possible additional prep days the week prior.
 
Qualifications:
  • Current CPR + WFA, WRF, or higher medical certification
  • Experience working with youth, preferably middle school age
  • Diverse outdoor experience
  • Minimum of 21 years of age
  • Pass a Washington State background check
  • Current drivers license and willingness to drive 12-15 passenger vehicles
  • Preference given to candidates with experience leading outdoor overnight trips with youth in the specified trip regions, those with experience teaching LNT and other wilderness outdoor skills, and those who are able to participate in prep days (in person or via phone with teachers) before the trip.
Compensation:
$160 - $180 / day, depending on experience, for four field days, plus $100 / day for prep and orientation days.
 
Contact:
If interested, or for more details regarding either trip and/or instructor responsibilities, please submit a resume and two references to Colleen McCullagh, outdoors@westsideschool.org.

EXTENDED DAY PROGRAM STAFF

Position Summary: Westside School is seeking a part-time individual to work in our Extended Day Program (EDP). The role of the EDP staff member is to supervise children, coordinate activities and working in conjunction with other staff and the Extended Day Coordinator. This position has the potential to be full-time during the summer.

The Ideal Candidate will have:

  • • A desire to have a career working with children.
  • • Experience working with elementary school students.
  • • A willingness to learn about, reflect upon and support initiatives that benefit students.
  • • An expressed effort to collaborate with colleagues, accept feedback and conduct one’s self in a professional manner.
  • • A Food Handler’s Permit, First Aid/CPR certification and STARS ID or willingness to obtain.

Hours: up to 20 hours per week, 2:15pm-6:15pm, Monday-Friday

Start Date: September 2019

Compensation and Benefits: This is a part-time, hourly position.

To Apply: Applicants should submit a brief cover letter and resume to employment@westsideschool.org

Westside School is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Westside School is an equal opportunity employer seeking to build a more culturally diverse workplace. Westside does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, economic status, gender identity, sexual orientation or disability.