Current Openings

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

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.

Library/Media Specialist

Summary: Maintains library collections of books, serial publications, documents, multimedia, and other materials, and assists groups and individuals in locating and obtaining materials by performing the following duties.

  • Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Aligns the library’s mission with the mission and objectives of the school.
  • Assists students and staff with research skills and resources.
  • Collaborates with teachers within units of instruction on the use of resources and tools.
  • Helps instill a love of creating, learning, reading, writing, sharing, …
  • Provides equitable access to information and resources.
  • Advocates for the library and promotes the library as an essential part of the learning community.
  • Assists students who wish to read and learn for pleasure and academics.
  • Assists with library technology and digital resources and other library equipment.
  • Collaborates with teachers as a partner in the instructional process as needed.
  • Cooperates and networks with other libraries.
  • Evaluates or provides educational technologies or resources to support learning/teaching, which includes collection development and OPAC.
  • Develops, maintains, and purchases library resources appropriate to the curriculum, learners, staff, and instruction within the school community.
  • Fosters a creative, flexible library environment as a part of the learning community.
  • Has procedures for selection and circulation and deaccession of resources and materials.
  • Manages budget, expenses, equipment and resources which support the library mission.
  • May offer special events or promotions or outreach activities
  • Promotes the ethical use of information such as, copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual property.
  • Provides and helps plan “In Context” informational instruction with the teacher.
  • Serves on decision making teams or committees.
  • Stays current in professional development and belongs to national and state library associations.

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.