Current Openings (Immediate)

 MacDuffie/FESCO Partnership Positions – 5 Openings

The MacDuffie School is seeking five Foreign English Teachers to embark on an overseas assignment in China.  The successful individuals would report directly to FESCO Foreign Teachers Center in Beijing, China.  The MacDuffie School will be qualifying candidates for this assignment based on the following criteria:

  • Professional Teaching Certificate in any of the following areas:
      • CELTA – Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults
      • ESL – English as a Second Language
      • TEFL – Teaching English as a foreign Language
      • TESOL – Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • At least five years of teaching experience.  Working experience in foreign enterprises is strongly preferred.

Should you meet the above requirements, please send your cover letter, resume, and three professional references to hr@macduffie.org

Human Resources Specialist – Immediate

The MacDuffie School seeks well-qualified applicants for the position of Human Resources Specialist. The Specialist will be responsible for coordination of all human resources functions of The MacDuffie School, including recruitment and development of a strong and diverse faculty. The successful applicant will have experience in human resources generalist functions, including the administration of a comprehensive benefits package (health, dental, life, and long-term disability insurances, IRAs, and 401(k) plans); compliance with applicable federal and state wage and salary laws; experience in employee hiring, renewal, retention and termination; and in the administration and development of personnel policies and records. Experience in recruiting, evaluating resumes, and conducting background checks – including state CORI and SORI authorizations – are essential.

Counselor – Part Time (16 hours per week)

The MacDuffie School seeks an experienced and dynamic part time School Counselor. The counselor is responsible for providing individual counseling to students who need emotional support, assisting with referrals to consulting psychologists/psychiatrists and coordinating student care with the Health Center. Further responsibilities include but are not limited to managing communication with parents, faculty and administrators; and advising support/guidance organizations. Qualified candidates should be licensed clinical therapists with significant experience working with adolescents. Understanding the boarding school world is an essential aspect of the job; thus, experience in this setting is preferred. Additional responsibilities will be assigned to the successful candidate as a faculty member at a boarding school, and he or she will embrace the collaborative nature of this educational environment as an energetic, engaged and active member of the community.

Openings for the 2017 -2018 Academic Year (Start in August)

College Counselor

Responsibilities include: Educating students and parents about the college application process, assisting students with all areas of the application process, writing letters of recommendation for a caseload of 30-40 students, keeping current with trends in national college admissions, creating and maintaining professional relationships with local and national college admissions officers.

Desired candidate will have broad knowledge of colleges and universities, experience in college counseling or selective college admissions, experience working with both domestic and international students.

May be required to teach one class depending on school staffing needs.

Dual Language Teacher (French and Spanish)

The MacDuffie School seeks a part-time Dual Language (Spanish and French) Teacher for the 2017/2018 academic year. Teacher must be able to provide effective instruction to both Middle and Upper School Students. Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish and/or French or related field, M.S. preferred. Must be fluent in Spanish and near fluency in French; proficiency with Spanish-Speaking and French-Speaking cultures, history and literature; minimum of 2 years language-teaching experience. Possible opportunities for full-time position.

ELL Teacher for 2017-18 school year Full-time

The MacDuffie School, has an opening for an ELL Teacher for the 2017-18 academic year.  Teach beginning to advanced level middle and high school international students.  Classes are leveled and tracked with a focus on academic reading and writing in preparation for mainstream English classes.  Experience teaching academic writing preferred.  Degree in ELL or equivalent required; advanced degree preferred.  Department Chair role may be available for the right candidate.  Email cover letter, resume and 3 references.

History Teacher

The MacDuffie School, seeks an experienced and enthusiastic history teacher for the 2017-2018 academic year to teach Middle and Upper School classes in western and non-western history.  Experience teaching ELL students helpful.  B.A. in history and experience required; advanced degree preferred.

Music Teacher

The MacDuffie School seeks a dynamic Music Teacher to join its Arts Department Faculty for August 2017.  We are looking for someone who is passionate about all kinds of music from classical, gospel, global, jazz, pop and any other types of music that tell a story and brings joy to the world. Responsibilities include supporting school-wide instrumental music activities, planning yearly trips and festival experiences, and advising students. Coursework will focus on our middle school students, including coursework, band and chorus, with the possibility of teaching  upper school elective courses.  This position also covers music directing the winter musical for high school and upper school students.

We welcome and support study of all instruments in our ensembles, so the programming is eclectic and non-traditional. The repertoire is chosen to incorporate the wide variety of instruments involved; working knowledge of a multitude of instruments is strongly preferred. The ideal candidate will be an inspired musician/teacher with a high level of expertise in middle and high school repertoire/programming. The ability to model and teach on all instruments, a degree in music, strong conducting/accompanying skills (including piano proficiency for accompaniment), and a dynamic personality and enthusiasm are required for the successful applicant, as is a baccalaureate degree. A minimum of three years of successful teaching in an instrumental music program, an advanced degree, experience in a variety of genres, and extensive performance experience are strongly preferred. Ability to working in boarding program is a plus.

The Arts are an integral part of The MacDuffie School’s culture, which deeply values contentedness, creativity, joy, and diversity. A collaborative spirit and a desire to work in concert with the mission of the Arts Department and The MacDuffie School as a whole are essential.

Physics Teacher (Full Time)

The MacDuffie School seeks a full time physics teacher with a start date of August, 2017. Candidates should be skilled at teaching physics at introductory and more advanced levels. Ideal candidates are expected to have at least three years of teaching experience and a bachelor’s degree (a master’s degree is preferred). Applicants must be dynamic individuals who are passionate about their discipline, collaborative and innovative in their approach to teaching, and who embrace and support the diversity of our student body. Our faculty is deeply committed to the entire student experience; it is expected that faculty responsibilities will include student advising. Residential life and extracurricular activities are also encouraged, however optional.

Residential Advisors (Multiple Openings)

The primary responsibility of Residential Advisors is to ensure there is a feeling of warmth, caring and mutual respect among and between the students and the RAs. In addition, it is vital to account for the students’ whereabouts, and to be sure they are safe and fulfilling our expectations of behavior.

Advisors are expected to maintain a common standard of discipline on their floor and should work closely with other RAs, the Dean of Boarding and Dean of Students to ensure that this standard is consistent between floors as well.

Advisors are expected to circulate through their assigned area during duty hours, checking to see that students are engaged in study during study hall, on the floor by curfew, and settled down at the correct time.

Practices, such as having apartment doors wide open when on duty, send a message of availability and approachability. RAs and Prefects are expected to develop activities and customs that make life in the dormitory special. This can be accomplished through bi-weekly dorm meetings, community programming and dorm activities. These activities should be approved and documented in a timely manner using the appropriate forms.

On Duty Hours

Monday through Thursday on duty hours begin at approximately 5:00 p.m. and continue until Morning Assembly at 8:00 a.m. the next morning.  RAs are usually responsible for two nights out of these four.  Weekend duty hours begin at approximately 4:00 p.m. on Friday and continue until Assembly on Monday morning.

Weekend Duty

Weekend duty is generally every other weekend and scheduled by semester. Weekend chaperoning and supervision assignments are made at the weekly Weekend Duty Team meeting. Other duties may be assigned throughout the duration of a weekend.

There are several weekends when the entire residential staff is on duty.  These weekends include, but are not limited to, the beginning and end of the school year, the beginning and end of each school vacation period, and several three-day weekends. All RAs are expected to take turns chaperoning activities when on duty.

How to apply: Resume, letter of interest, and three professional references should be forwarded to Human Resources at hr@macduffie.org.

Athletics Openings

The Athletics Department has several Sports Coach openings for the 2016-17 Academic Year. If you enjoy working as a member of a team, as well as coaching athletes from all over the world, consider joining our expanding athletics program. Positions are available for all 3 seasons and for Varsity and sub-Varsity levels in the following sports:

The MacDuffie School is accepting applications for the following positions in the Athletics Department:

Head Tennis Coach.   Varsity Boys and Girls.  Teams compete against other New England preparatory schools.  Daily practice 4:00 – 5:30pm.  Game days are typically Wednesdays and/or Saturdays, consisting of 8-10 games each throughout April and May.  Coach should be able to instruct a diverse population with varied levels of tennis skills and experience.  

Spring Season begins Monday, March 27, 2017.

Season ends with Sports Awards on Thursday, May 25, 2017.

Assistant Ultimate Frisbee Coach.  To assist the Head Coach in a popular and expanding program.  The various levels of Ultimate teams compete in the Western Mass/Northern Connecticut region.  Daily practice 4:00 – 5:30pm.  Game days are typically Wednesdays and/or Saturdays, consisting of 12-15 games throughout April and May.   Previous Ultimate Frisbee playing or coaching experience is desirable, but not essential.

Spring Season begins Monday March 27, 2017.

Season ends with Sports Awards on Thursday, May 25, 2017.

Assistant Track and Field Coach:   Experience in coaching Throwing (Discus/Shot/Javelin), High Jump, and Hurdles are required.  The newly established team practices daily 4:00 – 5:30pm.  Meets are typically on Wednesdays and/or Saturdays, consisting of 8-10 meets throughout April and May. Competes are against other New England preparatory schools in an 8-10 meet season.

Spring Season begins Monday, March 27, 2017.

Season ends with Sports Awards on Thursday, May 25, 2017.


How to apply for Coaching positions:  Contact the Director of  Athletics 413-255-0000 x103 or athleticdirector@macduffie.org.


Please Note: When submitting cover letters, resumes and references please convert your files to PDF or Microsoft Word format and send them to hr@macduffie.org unless otherwise specified above.