About / Job Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in employment at Georgiana Bruce Kirby Preparatory School.

General Inquiries

In keeping with the spirit of our namesake, Kirby is an intellectually stimulating and community-minded school that prepares students to be life-long learners through college and beyond. Our student body of 275 students, grades 6-12, is warm, enthusiastic, and academically oriented, and they often tell us their teachers are the best part of attending Kirby.

Our middle and high school curriculum is a rigorous, college prep program centered on strong academic coursework, including art, theater, digital media, chorus, and student publications. Our emphasis on progressive education includes intensive study paths in the humanities, foreign language, art, and science. Small individual classes averaging just twelve students provide faculty the opportunity to develop strong relationships with students, and ongoing curricular dialogs invite teachers to share research and ideas with colleagues.

If you have a passion for lifelong learning, an interest in encouraging students to take responsibility for their own education, and an openness to the rich, creative work of colleagues from widely different backgrounds, then please consider becoming a faculty member at Kirby.

To apply, send a resume with a cover letter explaining your background and interest in working at Kirby School to employment@kirby.org.

Kirby School seeks diversity in its community and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, veteran status, marital status, or sexual orientation.

Faculty Openings for 2017-2018

Position: Visual Art Teacher

Description: Kirby School seeks a part-time Visual Arts teacher for either middle school or high school (depending on experience) for the upcoming 2017-18 school year. The candidate should possess a teaching credential in the field of Art and/or two-plus years of relevant teaching experience in the area of visual arts for the target grades (6th/7th or 10/11th).

At a small school, versatility is key, so other areas of expertise and/or interest are welcome.  Though certainly not a requirement for the position, if you have qualifications and interest to teach other subject areas, such as science, technology, or humanities, please mention it in your cover letter.

We offer small class sizes and a highly collaborative faculty. For more information about our academic program, mission, and philosophy, we welcome you to explore the rest of our website.

To Apply: Please forward a relevant cover letter, current resume, and at least two letters of reference to Susana Terrell at sterrell@kirby.org and Joe Poirot at jpoirot@kirby.org.

Contact: Ms. Susana Terrell, Art Department Co-Chair and Mr. Joe Poirot, Assistant Head of School and Dean of Faculty

Deadline: Thursday, April 27, 2017

Administrative Openings for 2017-2018

Position: Admissions Assistant

Description: Kirby School is looking for a full-time Admissions Assistant to work closely with the Director of Admissions and International Programs. The ideal applicant is a positive, “can do” collaborator, interested in helping families ascertain whether Kirby is a good fit for their student(s). The Admissions Assistant helps with all aspects of admissions: maintaining digital and hard copy admissions files, leading our student ambassador group, managing shadow days for prospective students, providing support for admissions events, and assisting with administrative tasks associated with our international student program. The start date for this year-round position is August 1, 2017.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead our student ambassador group, providing training and maintaining engagement to ensure maximum success of our shadow program.
  • Assist in scheduling tours, shadows, and interviews for prospective families and placement tests for accepted students, and greet families when they arrive on campus for these events.
  • Answer general questions about the school and the admissions process.
  • Help maintain digital and hard copy admissions files for each applicant.
  • Help create and implement retention and outreach campaigns both locally and online.
  • Follow up with prospective families to ensure that documents are submitted in a timely manner.
  • Provide support for open houses, school fairs, and other events.
  • Assist in reviewing student applications.
  • Collaborate internally with Administration, faculty, and staff.
  • Help new families transition into the school.
  • Assist with international student oversight.
  • Issue & update documents for student visa applications.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • College educated
  • Strong people skills (good with names and faces)
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong computer skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Friendly and personable
  • Able to start work at 8 or 8:15 on most days and attend occasional events in the evening/on weekends
  • Able to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Willing to do what it takes to get the job done
  • Bilingual English/Spanish is a plus

Wages and Benefits: This position is paid at a competitive hourly rate, commensurate with experience. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, and life/disability insurance plans for full time employees, 403(b) retirement plan, paid holiday, sick time, and 15 days of paid vacation.

To Apply: To apply, send your resume, along with a cover letter explaining your background and interest in working at Kirby School, to admissionsassistant@kirby.org.

Deadline to apply is May 8, 2017