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Current Openings

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  • Director Of Squash

    Position Title:       Squash Director 
    Reports To:           Athletics Director
    Classification:        Administration
    Status:                    Exempt
    FTE:                          1.0
     
    The Shipley School
    The Shipley School, founded in 1894, is a co-educational, college preparatory, independent day school currently enrolling 835 students in grades Pre-K through 12. Located in the western suburbs of Philadelphia, the school is committed to educational excellence and dedicated to developing in each student a love of learning and a compassionate participation in the world. 

    Position Summary
    The Squash director is responsible for management of the scholastic squash program and club at The Shipley School working with all constituencies identifying developmental needs to enhance both our program and club. Potential revenue sharing options.

    Duties And Responsibilities
    • Coach Shipley squash teams as required
    • Travel with the team to all matches and confirming transportation with the Athletic Office
    • Responsible for inspiring our coaches to assist our student athletes in reaching their full potential
    • Schedule matches for all levels of Shipley Squash grades 6-12
    • Recruit student athletes of all ages for application to Shipley
      • Provide private coaching to Shipley squash club members
    • Offer clinics, squads and other forms of instruction
    • Oversee all Shipley Squash programs grades 6-12 and youth development in the Lower School and PE classes.
      • Monitor practices
      • Develop lesson plans
      • Oversee skill development
    • Provide a variety of opportunities for students and local community members to create a vibrant squash atmosphere
    • Host local and regional US Squash Tournaments
    • Host Shipley Squash Club and upper school squash tournaments
    • Responsible for the organization of all squash trips, including nationals ensuring school guidelines are adhered to
    • Other duties as assigned
     
    Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities
    • Proficient in MS Office and Cloud based POS system
    • Must be able to operate in a P/L environment
    • Must have progressive management experience in a successful squash program
    • Must be goal oriented
    • Possess the ability to develop, accelerate and maintain successful squash program for various age levels
    • Possess excellent communication and organizational skills
    • Eagerness to work in a school community and build relationships with all school constituencies to market the squash program and club
    • Must be able to establish and maintain a high level of customer service and lead by example for squash staff
    • Must be positive, respectful, trustworthy, supportive and believe in a student’s potential and run program reflecting Shipley’s Mission – see
    • https://www.shipleyschool.org/page/about/shipleys-history
    Qualifications
    • Must have a minimum of 5 years prior coaching experience
    • Track record of coaching experience at the Pro, College or High School level
    • Proven ability to manage, motivate and inspire personnel
    • Must have an entrepreneurial mindset and understand the business side of squash as it relates to a 5-court facility on a school campus
    • Must be able to work evenings, weekends and holidays
     
    Expectations For All Employees
    • Successful completion of state and federal clearances
     
    Interested candidates should upload a cover letter, resume and completed application to the attention of Mark Duncan, Director of Athletics, at mduncan@shipleyschool.org by July 21, 2017.  Please – no phone inquiries.
     
  • Interim Director of Choral Music

    Reports To: Division Directors

    The Shipley School
    The Shipley School, founded in 1894, is a co-educational, college preparatory, independent day school currently enrolling 835 students in grades Pre-K through 12. Located in the western suburbs of Philadelphia, the school is committed to educational excellence and dedicated to developing in each student a love of learning and a compassionate participation in the world. The Upper School has 335 students in grades 9-12 and a faculty of 60.

    Summary
    The Shipley School seeks an experienced choral director. The candidate will have a background in music and specifically in choral work. The candidate must also possess a clear educational philosophy, which is consistent with the mission of the school. The ability to work with others on the PK-12 music team is essential.

    Key Responsibilities
    • Direct the 6th grade choir, 7th and 8th grade choir, Upper School Glee Club (large, un-auditioned choir) and Shipley Singers (auditioned select ensemble)
    • Work with other music faculty to collaboratively plan concerts and other performances
    • Accompany the School Song at assemblies and other school functions
    • Teach an Upper School music elective, “Studio Music,” which is a composite of music appreciation, basic theory, and beginning composition
    • Direct and produce the Upper School and/or Middle School Musical OR be the Musical Director for a musical, depending on the makeup of the other faculty
     
    Qualifications
    • Strong keyboard skills for leading rehearsals and accompanying, as needed
    • Experience with high school a cappella repertoire; specifically, arranging or procuring custom arrangements that work for a specific group of singers
    • Experience teaching students to love a variety of repertoire, ranging from classical to contemporary
    • Proven choral techniques and vocal pedagogy
    • Familiarity with the Kodaly method and ability to incorporate regular solfege (moveable do) work into each rehearsal
    • Strong classroom management and communication skills
    • Provides positive, frequent communication with colleagues, administration, families, and performers
    • Must be creative, energetic, and positive as he or she encourages, instructs, and evaluates the students in his or her care 
     
    Contact Information
    Interested candidates should send materials by June 14, 2017 to Valerie Dillard, Assistant to the Head of School, at vdillard@shipleyschool.org
     
  • Lower School Second & Art Teacher

    Reports To:           Classroom Teacher & Head of Lower School
    Classification:       Faculty
    Status:                   Exempt
    FTE:                   1.0               
     
    The Shipley School, founded in 1894, is a co-educational, college preparatory, independent day school currently enrolling 835 students in grades Pre-K through 12.  Located in the western suburbs of Philadelphia, the school is committed to educational excellence and dedicated to developing in each student a love of learning and a compassionate participation in the world. 

    The Shipley School is committed to equal employment opportunities for all individuals. The school will make all employment decisions for employees and applicants without unlawful discrimination as to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, disability, pregnancy, age, marital status, military or veteran status, gender identity and expression, creed, genetic predisposition, victim of domestic violence or any other basis protected by law.

    Position Purpose: 
    The Second Teacher is responsible for assisting implementation of the daily program under the direction of the lead teacher. The PK/K Art Teacher is responsible for implementing the prekindergarten and kindergarten art program within the framework of the PK-12 art program.
     
    Essential Functions:
    Second Teacher
    • Assist in designing and implementing curriculum
    • Assist in the management of the classroom in accordance with the lead teacher
    • Instruct children in small and large groups
    • Provide individualized support during instructional times
    • Participate in parent teacher conferences and in house meetings as needed
    • Supervise outside playground activities
    • Set up interest centers, prepare materials as needed, support technology needs.
    • Supervise the classroom when the teacher is out of the room
    • Help with general housekeeping and classroom tasks
    • Attend all staff meetings and recommended training programs and conferences
    • Participate in morning, lunch/recess and afternoon duties as needed
    Art Teacher
    • Teach Art classes for prekindergarten and kindergarten
    • Create a safe, welcoming classroom environment that fosters creativity, critical thinking and problem solving
    • Work closely with 1st-5th grade art teacher and develop curriculum and activities in conjunction with PK-12 Art program
    • Participate in the Art PK-12 committee
    Qualifications:
    • BA/BS degree required
    • Ability to work collaboratively with lead teacher and other faculty to enhance curriculum and community
    • Strong verbal skills with students, colleagues and parents
    • Strong ability to multi-task and keep to a schedule
    • Commitment to professional development and best practices in education
    • Education experience in a variety of instructional methods
    Physical Requirements and Work Environment:
    • Works in a highly stressful environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines and a varied and diverse array of contacts.
    • May work at a desk and computer for extended periods of time.
    • Be able to occasionally lift up to 30 lbs.
    • Work primarily in a traditional climate controlled classroom environment. 
    • Work intermittently in outside weather conditions, including extreme heat and cold.
    Interested candidates should upload a cover letter, resume, Philosophy of Education Statement a completed Employment Application and forward all to Mary Lou Mangino at mmangino@shipleyschool.org
     
     
  • Lower School Substitute Teacher

    The Shipley School seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Lower school substitute teacher.

    The candidate will: Have, at minimum, a bachelor’s degree and certification in Education.Teaching experience of 1-2 years preferred. Ability to implement lesson plans in grades pre-k to 5th grade. Demonstrate kindness, enthusiasm, a sense of humor, a cooperative spirit and a commitment to teamwork.

    Interested candidates should upload a cover letter, resume, and complete the online application to Dr. Usha Balamore at Ubalamore@shipleyschool.org.
  • Maintenance - Groundskeeper

    Reports To:          Director of Physical Plant
    Status:                  Non- Exempt
    Classification:      Physical Plant
    FTE:                      1.0
     
    The Shipley School
    The Shipley School, founded in 1894, is a co-educational, college preparatory, independent day school currently enrolling 835 students in grades Pre-K through 12.  Located in the western suburbs of Philadelphia, the school is committed to educational excellence and dedicated to developing in each student a love of learning and a compassionate participation in the world. 
    The Shipley School is committed to equal employment opportunities for all individuals. The school will make all employment decisions for employees and applicants without unlawful discrimination as to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, disability, pregnancy, age, marital status, military or veteran status, gender identity and expression, creed, genetic predisposition, victim of domestic violence or any other basis protected by law.
     
    Purpose of Position
    • To provide for the inspection, maintenance, and repair of facility grounds and related equipment and vehicles
    • The inspection, maintenance, and repair of building systems and components, as required, in accordance with recognized industry and school standards to assure the timely and appropriate readiness of designated facilities in support of the schedule and programs of the school.
    • Hours are 7:00 am to 3:30 pm / 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.   Weekends, holidays, or extra hours for Shipley events may be necessary.
    • Regular hours may be adjusted according to school needs.
    • You may be asked to work additional hours when necessary.
    Qualifications and Experience
    • High School Diploma or equivalent.
    • Minimum of 3 year’s grounds keeping/maintenance experience preferably in an educational environment.
    • Minimum of 3 years driving experience with no moving violations.
    • Valid driver’s license.
    • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
    • Physical ability to perform duties as outlined below.
    • Satisfactory personal background checks in compliance with Pennsylvania law.
    Personal Attributes and Demands
    The Maintenance-Grounds will possess the ability:
    • To maintain a positive, can-do approach to the work at hand.
    • To meet required standards of performance with minimal supervision.
    • To communicate comfortably with the full range of school staff.
    • To anticipate problems and undertake solutions without prompting.
    • To provide continuous attention to quality, detail, and final results.
    • Ability to work independently and as a contributing member of the team.
    • Ability to lift 50 lbs. and carry this weight for a short distance.
    • Ability to perform routine tasks in a repetitive manner from a standing, kneeling or seated position.
    • Ability to climb and work from all size of ladders.
    • Ability to detect smell of hazardous odors.
    Essential Functions
    • Lawn and garden maintenance (including seasonal cutting, trimming, edging, raking, grading, seeding, irrigation, and mulching:  plant removal, replacement, and watering).
    • Be able to perform any duties assigned by the Director and/or Assistant Director of Physical Plant/CFO.
    • Maintain athletic field and all tennis courts for optimum play performance and athlete safety:  field and goal lining, tennis court and associated posts/nets upkeep, repair and refurbishment of spectator seating.
    • Removal of leaves and brush from all campus areas.
    • Removal of snow and ice, and salting as seasonally required for all areas of ingress/egress:  including drives, parking lots, walkways, and exterior access stairs.
    • Fence and sign repair and replacement, including directional signage removal and installation.
    • Parking lot safety and security, including stop block placement and overall cleanliness of parking lot surface.
    Duties and Responsibilities
    The Maintenance/Groundskeeper is responsible for:
    • Driving student, faculty, parent, and visitor groups as requested observing all safety regulations and policies.
    • Executing assigned duties within the scope of the Physical Plant Department Policies and Procedures handbook.
    • Checking perimeter and interior of campuses for paper, debris, etc.; collecting and discarding.
    • Keeping all exterior entrances, courtyards, walkways, stairwells, etc. clean and swept.
    • Maintaining all playing fields, lawns, bedding shrubs, trees, including campus housing in the best possible condition and preparing for games and scrimmages as required and documenting work done.
    • Performing routine preventive maintenance tasks on all ground equipment and vehicles as required.
    • Checking and repairing playground equipment and documenting work done.
    • Performing routine checks on all school vehicles and repairing as necessary.
    • Performing additional duties as required in case of emergencies, inclement weather, or disasters.
    • Assist in setups/tear-downs as well as storage as needed. 
    • Maintenance and custodial assistance to other maintenance staff and housekeeper including visitor parking pick-up and delivery service, custodial building cleaning and trash removal. 
    • Ability to read and follow guidelines for safe use and disposal of products/materials requested to perform job responsibilities.
    • Ability to perform duties and operate equipment in a skillful manner to accomplish the essential functions as outlined above.
    The physical requirements and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. 
     
    Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and complete the application (available online) to the attention of Deb Madden (Physical Plant Administrative Assistant) at dmadden@shipleyschool.org

Diversity

Shipley upholds and promotes the integrity of each individual. We nurture a concern for others, self-worth, and personal achievement. The School is dedicated to the ongoing process of creating a safe and accepting environment for all people. We value and honor differences in ability, age, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status.

Shipley is committed to sustaining a vibrant, inclusive, and caring multicultural community. The goal of raising cultural awareness and understanding is reflected in many areas of school life.

In seeking to fill faculty and staff positions, we encourage all applicants. We particularly encourage applicants who will enrich the diversity of our community.

Application

Applicants for positions must complete the printable application.
The Shipley School
814 Yarrow Street
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
T: 610-525-4300 F: 610-525-5082
Contact Us
The Shipley School is a private, coeducational day school for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students, located in Bryn Mawr, PA. Through our commitment to educational excellence, we develop within each student a love of learning and a desire for compassionate participation in the world.