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GUIDED BY OUR MISSION

Rooted in an inspiring natural setting, Berkshire School instills the highest standards of character and citizenship and a commitment to academic, artistic, and athletic excellence. Our community fosters diversity, a dedication to environmental stewardship, and an enduring love for learning.

Our Motto

Pro Vita Non Pro Schola Discimus "Learning—not just for school but for life."


 

 

Berkshire School strives to create a global community that reflects the world around us and the backgrounds, experiences, identities, genders, perspectives, races, religions and talents that each member brings to our school. We believe that a diverse and inclusive community supports and respects all cultures, ethnicities, languages, philosophies, political views and sexual orientations that exist within and beyond our school.

Berkshire School is a boarding community dedicated to serving the best interest of the students and adults living within it. We hire proven leaders who recognize the benefit of hard work, building community and sharing success. While most full-time faculty will teach four sections, coach two seasons and work within the residential program, every successful employee working at the School understands and appreciates the twenty-four hour nature of a Berkshire education, which is why working at Berkshire is a way of life and not simply a job.

Salary for all employees is competitive, and full-time employees are entitled to a rich benefit plan, including participation and school contributions to a TIAA-CREF retirement plan, health insurance (including vision and dental plans), generous medical and parental leave plans, reduced rates at our on-campus day care center, reduced tuition at a nearby private school, day-student tuition at Berkshire School for legal dependents, and use of school facilities.

FACULTY POSITIONS

Our faculty members intentionally choose Berkshire because they recognize we are fully committed to expanding opportunities for our students and furthering their education both inside and outside of the classroom. They are passionate about aligning their work to reflect new understandings of how students learn best and to preparing them for a world driven by exponential change. More than 80% of Berkshire faculty members live in campus housing. Beyond teaching, most faculty members serve as an advisor, coach a sport, help with clubs and activities, and often take on other supervisory roles, which means students interact with faculty multiple times each day in a variety of contexts.

Additional benefits for faculty include year-round housing with utilities, including internet, and meals when school is in session. Funding also exists to support advanced degree work, as well as participation in professional conferences, workshops, summer student and travel.

Send inquiries to:

Jean Woodward Maher
Associate Head of School
Berkshire School
245 North Undermountain Road
Sheffield, MA 01257

email jmaher@berkshireschool.org
fax 413-229-1010

SPANISH TEACHER

Berkshire School seeks to hire a dynamic, full-time, Grade 9-12 Spanish teacher beginning in the 2020-2021 academic year.  The ideal candidate will have advanced knowledge of the Spanish language and Spanish speaking cultures, combined with experience in language instruction.  The candidate will possess fluency in both Spanish and English, and will have the ability to teach all levels of the curriculum.  They are expected to have the affection for adolescents, capacity for teamwork, and disposition that life in a residential school demands.  In addition to teaching, applicants should expect to be actively involved in all aspects of the School's programs, including living in a dormitory and participating in the school's athletic and/or co-curricular programs as a coach or program director.  A bachelor's degree in Spanish or a closely related field is required and a master's degree or higher in Spanish or a related field is preferred.  Interested candidates will send a cover letter, resume, and statement of educational philosophy to Jean Woodward Maher, Associate Head of School.

Berkshire School strives to create a global community for students and adults that reflects the world around us and the backgrounds, experiences, identities, genders, perspectives, races, religions and talents that each member brings to our school. We believe that a diverse and inclusive community supports and respects all cultures, ethnicities, languages, philosophies, political views and sexual orientations that exist within and beyond our school. Berkshire School welcomes candidates who identify with groups traditionally underrepresented in independent school communities.

Salary is competitive and includes year-round housing plus utilities, and meals when school is in session. Health and retirement benefits, including TIAA-CREF, are part of the compensation package. Funding exists to support advanced degree work, as well as participation in professional conferences, workshops, summer study, and travel.

STAFF POSITIONS

Our staff members are valued members of the Berkshire School community and are vital to the success of achieving our mission. We have numerous staff who have been with Berkshire School for many years, and they cite the warm and supportive community of adults, as well as the enjoyment of working with or around our vibrant, energetic and diverse student body as reasons they enjoy working at Berkshire. In addition to the benefits described above, we have a generous vacation benefit, and all staff are welcome to have meals in our dining hall when they are working. 

The contact person for staff positions may vary, so please check the relevant posting. General employment inquiries for staff positions may be directed to:

Cheryl Geerhold
Director of Human Resources
Berkshire School
245 N. Undermountain Road
Sheffield, MA 01257
413-229-1201
cgeerhold@berkshireschool.org

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING

The Associate Director of Communications and Marketing is a 12-month, full-time position who reports to the Director of Communications and Marketing. The primary role of this position is to manage the School’s social media accounts by generating content, engagement, and growth with a strategic and creative mindset. This position is also responsible for contributing to the School’s print and electronic publications and website.

This position requires an individual to engage in all aspects of the school in order to create content that boosts brand awareness, cultivates our community, and engages alumni while directly supporting Berkshire School’s institutional priorities and its mission.

Job Responsibilities

  • Manages the School’s official social media channels including: Facebook, Twitter, Athletics Twitter, Instagram, Pro Vita Instagram, and Vimeo. Additionally, responsible for oversight of secondary accounts primarily managed by coaches or program directors.
  • Leads the daily planning and execution of all social media content and strategies
  • Identifies compelling story ideas and creates digital content that is informative, impactful, and celebrates the School’s success stories
  • Participates in on- and off-campus events and activities to provide content for social media, publications, and the website
  • Ability to produce and edit videos for social media
  • Serve as one of the School’s photographers for campus events (i.e. concerts, plays, field trips, etc.)
  • Reports real-time athletics scores for the School’s Athletics Twitter account
  • Develops and maintains social media metrics to guide decision-making, increase engagement, and to test new approaches
  • Coordinates and executes professional photo shoots, including academic, artistic, athletics and other areas of campus to support marketing efforts across all platforms
  • Maintains and manages the photography and video database (Resource Space and Vimeo)
  • Helps proofread, edit, and fact check print and electronic communications and publications
  • Contributes to the office’s administrative duties

Requirements/Qualifications

  • Candidate must possess a bachelor’s degree
  • High proficiency in all social media applications, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. and awareness of new developments in social media
  • Organization and the ability to address multiple issues simultaneously in a busy office atmosphere
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with students and adults
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Excellent computer skills, fluent in Microsoft Office and knowledge of current desktop publishing software, preferably Photoshop, Adobe InDesign or Illustrator
  • Flexible schedule to work some evenings and weekends for school events
  • Photography skills required

Note: This is a staff position. No campus housing provided unless shared with a faculty spouse/partner.

Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to Carol Visnapuu, Director of Communications and Marketing at cvisnapuu@berkshireschool.org.

PER DIEM REGISTERED NURSE

Berkshire School has an opening for a Per Diem Registered Nurse in our Student Health Service.  Position includes some evening and weekend hours.  Berkshire’s Student Health Service provides medical care to approx. 400 high school boarding and day students. 

Successful candidates must be kind and able to communicate well with high school students and their families. Requirements: Current MA RN license, CPR/AED certification. Minimum 3 to 5 years of pediatric or school nursing. Knowledge in Electronic Medical Record keeping.  

Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to Cheryl Geerhold, Director of Human Resources, cgeerhold@berkshireschool.org.

SUBSTITUTE TEACHER

Undermountain Child Care Center at Berkshire School is looking for a substitute teacher who is available for flexible coverage. Applicants with some Early Childhood teaching experience are preferred. A CORI check and SAFIS check are both required.

Interested applicants please email or send resume and letter of interest to Director, Tammy Wysocki, umcc@berkshireschool.org, or 245 N. Undermountain Rd., Sheffield, MA 01257

HOUSEKEEPER

Full-time year-round position for an experienced housekeeper/custodian.  This position requires a detail-oriented person, good humor, and the desire to pitch-in and help others. Daily starting time 4 AM.  Full benefits package, including health insurance, retirement and vacation time.  More details can be found on the school website: www.berkshireschool.org. Interested candidates should contact John Malarney at 413-229-1336, or jmalarney@berkshireschool.org. 

ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS

Send inquiries to:

Jean Woodward Maher
Associate Head of School
Berkshire School
245 North Undermountain Road
Sheffield, MA 01257

email jmaher@berkshireschool.org
fax 413-229-1010

There are no current openings.

SUMMER PROGRAMS

There are no current openings.

Send inquiries to:

Jeff Depelteau
Director of Summer Programs
Berkshire School
245 North Undermountain Road
Sheffield, MA 01257

email jdepelteau@berkshireschool.org
fax 413-229-1010

 

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