Working at GMS

Imagine a school where each day is alive with learning, creativity, and a spirit of adventure. The Girls’ Middle School is committed to progressive education and innovative programming, meeting the needs of a wide range of middle school girls and committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community. GMS educates girls during a pivotal time in their lives. Our multicultural curriculum encourages creativity, problem solving, and independent thought. Attention to girls’ emotional and social growth develops self-knowledge and confidence, as well as teamwork and leadership skills. GMS encourages girls to spread their wings, take risks, and be self-reliant.

There is a rich, collegial work environment at GMS. Just as we value each individual student within our community, we also value each individual teacher teaching to their passion with the autonomy and opportunity to create curriculum and learning experiences that support the common goals of each department, grade level, and the school as a whole. Our curriculum emphasizes experiential and project-based learning. Our narrative assessment process encourages students to pursue learning rather than chasing grades. Our passionate, mission-driven faculty and staff strives to create a joyful, inclusive, and respectful community of students and adults. GMS celebrates different perspectives coming together in community. We are committed to sustaining and broadening the diversity, in all dimensions, of our faculty and staff.

GMS offers competitive pay commensurate with experience, as well as a comprehensive benefit package that includes three medical plan offerings; dental, vision, life, and disability insurance; HSA and FSA programs; a 403(b) retirement plan with generous annual employer contribution; and opportunities for professional development. 

What We Look for in Our Faculty

  • Bachelor’s degree in subject-related field; advanced degree and teaching or field experience is a plus.
  • Commitment to experiential, project-based learning, narrative assessment, and other progressive pedagogies.
  • Instruction that inspires enthusiasm, confidence, and deep understanding.
  • Desire to collaborate closely and effectively with teaching teams.
  • Delight in teaching middle school girls!

Current Openings

7th Grade Humanities: Long-Term Substitute

We are seeking a long-term substitute to cover a medical leave, March-June 2019.

What we look for in a humanities teacher:

• Bachelor’s degree in English, History or other Humanities discipline – advanced degree and teaching experience a plus!

• Inspiring, student-centered educator

• Commitment to experiential, project-based learning, narrative assessment, and other progressive pedagogies

• Eagerness to collaborate closely with teaching teams

• Experience teaching an engaging and comprehensive writing curriculum

• Delight in teaching middle school girls!

Interested Candidates: Send a resume and letter of interest to Laura Reeve, Assistant Head of School.  

7th Grade Science: Long-Term Substitute

We are seeking a long-term sub to cover a maternity leave, March-June 2019.

What we look for in a science teacher:

• Bachelor’s degree in a science or related discipline – advanced degree and teaching experience a plus!

• Teaching that inspires enthusiasm, confidence, and deep understanding in science

• Commitment to experiential, project-based learning, narrative assessment, and other progressive pedagogies

• Eagerness to collaborate closely with teaching teams

• Delight in teaching middle school girls!

Interested Candidates: Send a resume and letter of interest to Laura Reeve, Assistant Head of School.  

Summer Opportunities

Please visit again in March 2019 for our upcoming year's opportunities.

Help lead The GMS Summer Experience, a dynamic and exciting program where a girl can discover her strengths and express her voice. We offer a variety of interdisciplinary activities that include engineering, design, performance art, tinkering, making, and scientific inquiry. To ensure that the girls are fully immersed in the GMS experience, the summer program is created and taught by GMS faculty and alumnae. We invite you to apply to be a part of this vibrant experience. We need GMS alumnae of all ages to help teach our STE(A)M Camp!

For more information and to apply, visit Summer Leadership Opportunities.

If GMS sounds like the environment where you would like to teach but we do not have an appropriate current opening, please send a resume and letter of interest to Laura Reeve, Assistant Head of School, employment@girlsms.org. We will hold on to your information and contact you as need arises.