Employment & Practicums

The Hundred Acre School is currently hiring or offering the the positions listed below. Click the job title to see the detailed description for each position. If you are interested in an open job, please send the required items listed in the position posting.

TITLE:                             PreK Classroom Teacher
DEPT:                              The Hundred Acre School
REPORTS TO:                Director of The Hundred Acre School
FLSA STATUS:               Full-time, exempt, year-round
 

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

The perfect candidate must be a passionate educator who believes in high-quality early childhood education as a career path, not just a paycheck.  You must be an intentional, creative, thoughtful educator who loves children, hands-on learning, STEM, and teaching and learning in the outdoors.   As one of 3 teachers in our PreK classroom, you will be responsible for providing learning experiences that align with our curriculum and the school’s philosophy.   

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

School & EEC:

  • When the School Director and the Assistant Directors are not in the school, the Lead Teacher with the most seniority will assume the role of Designation of Administrative Authority
  • Required acceptable CORI, DCF, and fingerprinting background checks
  • Adhere to all EEC regulations
  • Attend all staff meetings, staff trainings, conferences and workshops
  • Complete yearly EEC required professional development hours and trainings
  • Complete an IPDP yearly
  • Uphold the mission and goals of The Hundred Acre School at Heritage Museums & Gardens
  • Be able to project a positive image and be an ambassador of the school both at HMG and while out in the public at large.
  • Support overall efficiency of the school on a daily basis (i.e. assisting with dishwasher, plants, laundry)
  • Follow all regulations needed during health crisis (i.e. masks, disinfecting materials)
  • Treating students, families, staff, and visitors at the school with respect

Classroom:

  • Prepare and maintain an engaging, nurturing, clean and safe learning environment
  • Establish strong parent and family relationships
  • Work cooperatively with co-teaching staff

Teaching Requirements:

  • Assist lead teacher in classroom management and daily routines
  • Work cooperatively with co-teaching staff
  • Prepare and maintain an engaging, nurturing, clean, and safe learning environment
  • Exhibit excellent organizational skills as the classroom is not a storage area. Classrooms are set up with a defined purpose and intentional learning environment.
  • Enjoy your role and appreciate the gift of student learning and growth
  • Complete daily TS Gold observations
  • Support lead teacher completing student assessments and progress reports three times a year
  • Use outdoor experience to extend student learning daily for at least 2 hours of outdoor time.
  • Willingness to work outdoors in uncomfortable weather or conditions (i.e. winter, rain, summer)
  • Stand on your feet for up to 90% of the day
  • Ability to sit on the floor and squat down to meet any child’s needs
  • Capable of lifting up to 30 pounds unassisted

Teaching Style:

    • Enjoy your role and appreciate the gift of student learning and growth
    • Love kids and their energy, excitement, curiosity and innocence
    • Maintain control of the classroom through praise and patient practice
    • Meeting the needs of all children and individualizing lessons as needed
    • Encourage students to use problem-solving skills and practice positive behavior guidance

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • MA Early Education & Care (EEC) licensed Preschool Teacher or more required
  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or related field required
  • Previous experience required
    • Full time (exempt), year-round position2022-2023 school year schedule is 8:30am-4:30 pm Monday – Friday
    • The summer program hours Monday – Friday will be your choice of 7:30am-3:30pm or 8:00am-4:00pm

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please submit the following items via email to Melissa Russell, School Director, at mrussell@heritagemuseums.org.  Applications are welcome until the position is filled. 

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Required: Proof of EEC Certification or list of criteria to apply for certification.
  4. Application Questions:
  • #1: Please visit our school’s website to learn more about us. What strengths will you bring to our school and to a STEM curriculum?
  • #2: How does your teaching style align with the job description?
  • #3 What qualities would you bring to a three-teacher co-teaching classroom?

TITLE:                             PreK or Elementary Substitute Teacher
DEPT:                              The Hundred Acre School
REPORTS TO:                Director of The Hundred Acre School
FLSA STATUS:               Part-time, non-exempt, hours vary
 

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

The perfect candidate must be a passionate educator.  Perhaps you are recently retired from teaching and want to come have fun with students for a day or you are new to teaching and want to be a part of a great school.  You must be an intentional, creative, thoughtful educator who loves children, hands-on learning, STEM, and teaching and learning in the outdoors.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

School & EEC:

  • Adhere to all EEC regulations
  • Uphold the mission and goals of The Hundred Acre School at Heritage Museums & Gardens
  •  
  • Treating students, families, staff, and visitors at the school with respect

Teaching Requirements:

  • Follow the lesson plans or guidance from co-teacher to ensure that the classroom runs smoothly while the teacher is absent.
  • If in PreK, assist the lead teacher in classroom management and daily routines
  • Work cooperatively with co-teaching staff
  • Prepare and maintain an engaging, nurturing, clean, and safe learning environment
  • Willingness to work outdoors in uncomfortable weather or conditions (i.e. winter, rain, summer)
  • Stand on your feet for up to 90% of the day
  • Ability to sit on the floor and squat down to meet any child’s needs
  • Capable of lifting up to 30 pounds unassisted

Teaching Style:

  • Enjoy your role and appreciate the gift of student learning and growth
  • Love kids and their energy, excitement, curiosity and innocence
  • Maintain control of the classroom through praise and patient practice
  • Meeting the needs of all children
  • Encourage students to use problem-solving skills and practice positive behavior guidance

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Required acceptable CORI, DCF, and fingerprinting background checks
  • MA Early Education & Care (EEC) certification or Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (DESE) Certification preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or related field preferred
  • Previous experience required

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please submit the following items via email to Melissa Russell, School Director, at mrussell@heritagemuseums.org.  

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter

TITLE:                           PreK Practicum Student
DEPT:                          The Hundred Acre School
REPORTS TO:            Director of The Hundred Acre School

We welcome students currently in high school, undergraduate, graduate or doctorate programs who need in classroom experiences as part of their coursework.  This could be called an internship, observation hours, student teaching, practicum or community service.  We are proud to open our doors to teachers of the future.

Please email Melissa Russell  mrussell@heritagemuseums.org with details about your course requirements.  We will then set up a Zoom meeting to discuss your needs.

TITLE:                           Elementary Practicum Student
DEPT:                          The Hundred Acre School
REPORTS TO:            Director of The Hundred Acre School

We welcome students currently in high school, undergraduate, graduate or doctorate programs who need in classroom experiences as part of their coursework.  This could be called an internship, observation hours, student teaching, practicum or community service.  We are proud to open our doors to teachers of the future.

Please email Melissa Russell  mrussell@heritagemuseums.org with details about your course requirements.  We will then set up a Zoom meeting to discuss your needs.

Full-Day & Extended Day Options For All Grades

PreK

2022-2023 Openings

5 days ( or your choice of 3 or 4):

9am-3pm only

2023-2024 Enrollment

Students must be 4 years by 9/1/23

Enrollment opens October 19, 2022