Employment

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When you choose employment with The Hun School, you’re not simply accepting a job—you’re becoming part of a legacy.

Our close-knit community of faculty and staff is dedicated to shaping young people who make a difference in the world. As a faculty member, you’ll forge deep connections with students and share experiences with passionate colleagues by leading Harkness discussions, coaching student-athletes on the field, and sharing meals in the Dining Hall. As a staff member, you’ll uphold our tradition of excellence and find real purpose in your everyday. Our beautiful forty-five acre campus is within walking distance to Princeton and is just 50 miles to New York City and 45 miles to Philadelphia.

Come discover what it means to be an integral part of The Hun School community.

Available Positions

Hun School Teaching Fellows

Hun School Teaching Fellows

Hun School Teaching Fellows live on campus as they hone their teaching skills and build a network of teaching colleagues from around the world. Throughout the year, they gain experience in four areas foundational to independent schools – classroom pedagogy and practice, resident life responsibility, coaching, and advising. 

Fellows will participate in a diverse cohort, engage in select readings, and work with a mentor while performing duties essential to resident life at The Hun School. In the second semester of the academic year, fellows will teach a section of Seminar 9.

Communications and Marketing Associate, Writer and Photographer

The Hun School seeks an energetic and creative, professional to support and enhance a broad range of communications and marketing strategies. The associate will have a skill set that includes writing, editing, and photography. The associate works collaboratively with members of the Marketing and Communications Office and reports to the director of strategic marketing and communications. Ability to work beyond and outside the typical workday, including afterhours, on weekends, and during holidays in order to meet the needs of the Communications and Marketing Office and the School. 

Responsibilities:

·       Pitch, research, and write news and marketing content for The Hun School;

·       Serve as the School’s lead photographer;

·       Co-manage a team of student photographers;

·       Direct professional photo shoots;

·       Work with team to manage the School’s visual assets;

·       Pitch, research, and write press releases on behalf of The Hun School;

·       Identify and coordinate communications strategy for key media contacts;

·       Coordinate press interviews, prepare briefing materials, speaking points, and media kits;

·       Monitor, catalogue, and archive media coverage;

·       Maintain the School’s Style Guide, proofread materials for adherence to the guide;

·       Coordinate production of print materials, as assigned;

·       Complete additional tasks as assigned by the Director of Strategic Marketing and

        Communications;

·       Support various school events and projects as needed. 

In addition to experience in a related role and environment, the successful candidate will possess:

·      Bachelor’s degree in communications or related field;

·      Excellent photography skills;

·      Fluent in the latest technology and software pertinent to the role;

·      Experience in the field of communications or marketing;

·      Excellent writing, proofreading, and editing skills required;

·      Organized and proven commitment to deadlines;

·      Ability to work efficiently in a fun, high-energy, deadline-driven environment;

·      A collaborative, trust-based work style with a high level of personal and professional integrity;

·      Personal qualities including resilience, approachability, and kindness;

·      Ability to work in busy, highly trafficked office;

·      All employees must be fingerprinted and pass a full criminal history background check. 

The Hun School of Princeton, an independent, coeducational boarding and day school, with a diverse student body of 650 in grades 6-PG, is distinguished by its highly engaging college preparatory curriculum, broad extracurricular programs, supportive faculty, and a happy and kind community spirit. 

This position is full-time, twelve (12) months per year, exempt from overtime, and eligible for all benefits afforded to full-time Hun School employees. The working environment is an office and school environment on a hilly 45-acre campus in Princeton, New Jersey. The abilities to occasionally lift files and storage boxes, walk up and down stairs, attend meetings in varying locations throughout campus, and continually use computers and related office equipment are required. Not all buildings on campus have elevators. 

To apply:  https://hunschool.isolvedhire.com/jobs/

Qualities of a Successful Hun Teacher

General Teaching Qualifications

A primary qualification for teaching at The Hun School is an interest in students as people. We also look for teachers who want to challenge and help students develop the skills to learn at a higher level than they thought they were capable of achieving.

Capability and interest in working with students outside the classroom in clubs, coaching, and other activities is a must.
While teacher certification is not required, our teachers must have a minimum of a bachelor's degree in the teaching subject field or a related field. For teachers with no formal classroom experience teacher certification, teacher training, or experience working with children is a plus.

The Hun School strives to find ways to use technology in appropriate ways throughout the curriculum and experience and comfort with computers is a must.

All physically qualified faculty members are required to obtain a CDL license in order to be able to transport students in our 16 passenger school buses.

Teaching Environment

The Hun School is a diverse community with students of varying ethnic backgrounds, interests, and academic skills. Class sizes generally average fourteen students.

In matters of curriculum, teachers enjoy a great deal of academic freedom while working toward some common purposes as a member of an educational team. A number of courses designed by faculty members have been added to the curriculum.

Hun School faculty members are encouraged to seek ongoing professional development and to share ideas with colleagues. The School encourages and supports faculty member attendance at workshops and conferences. The School also supports faculty members who seek advanced degrees. The faculty salary structure seeks to recognize the increasing contribution of faculty members as they gain seniority at The Hun School and build on a foundation of fundamentally sound teaching practices through consistent demonstration of professional growth.

Teaching Load

As in most independent schools, teachers at Hun play several roles. Teaching assignments are generally four or five classes during an eight period day. The schedule rotates so most classes meet at different times each day during the week. Teachers are generally asked to cover one study hall period each week. With regard to extracurricular activities, all teachers are asked to contribute the time and energy equivalent of coaching two seasons of athletics. Each faculty member acts as advisor to a small group of students who meet together weekly.

Faculty members are expected to support our students by attending School events such as athletic contests, dramatic productions, and alumni events. All students must meet yearly community service requirements and faculty members are encouraged to take students to community service programs and work alongside them.

The academic schedule has a period each day set aside for students to seek extra help from teachers. We believe that every student deserves the opportunity to explore ways to improve their academic work regardless of their level of achievement. The extra help period also provides an opportunity for teachers and students to get to know each other better. One of Hun's greatest strengths (and founding principles) is the bond between students and teachers.

Boarding

Because The Hun School has both day and resident students, a number of faculty members live on campus and either help supervise the dorms or help plan and lead activities with the resident students. Faculty members who do not live on campus are expected to participate several times each semester in the resident life program. At times, specific teaching positions may also require living on campus while at other times living on campus may not be possible.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Hun School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristics or activity protected by law.

The Hun School will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.

“When I came to Hun for the first time, I felt like I was on the grounds of an institute. It’s a place that fosters learning among students and teachers, where we are constantly encouraged to learn and innovate. Our teachers are as cutting edge as the technology.”

 

Middle school math teacher Megan Skelly