Employment

OVERVIEW OF THE HARPETH HALL SCHOOL

The Harpeth Hall School is one of the country's premier independent college preparatory schools for girls and young women in grades 5-12. A pioneer in the field of women's education with origins in the 1860s, the school combines a superior program deeply rooted in the liberal arts tradition with proven instructional techniques that are most meaningful for girls. Teachers and administrators cultivate a love of learning, a commitment to honor and integrity, and the leadership skills students will need in the future. This is a vibrant, forward-looking school with a rigorous, innovative curriculum and exceptional teaching. In addition, outstanding and extensive arts, athletics, service learning, and co-curricular activities provide students with a rich educational experience. The strength of the school today results from the extraordinary vitality and richness of its past.

The school is situated on a beautiful, college-like suburban campus of 43 acres in the Green Hills area of Nashville. In 2001, a new 20,000 square foot library opened and serves as the information and technology hub of the school. In 2005, the new Middle School opened, to be followed in 2007 with a new Upper School building. All three bring state-of-the-art teaching methods to the classroom. In 2014, a 60,000-square-foot Athletic and Wellness Center opened. Three campus art studios and a modern photography lab also create a dynamic atmosphere. Excellent athletic facilities include a track, lacrosse, and soccer complex as well as the state's first synthetic turf field for soccer/lacrosse, two gymnasiums, tennis courts, and softball fields.

Harpeth Hall is a national leader in the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning. The campus-wide wireless network was the first in Middle Tennessee. In 1999, Harpeth Hall piloted its one-to-one laptop program. That program expanded to grades 7-12 in 2001 and to grades 5 and 6 in 2005. At every level, the faculty and students use technology to advance learning.

The Harpeth Hall School does not discriminate in hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability or any other characteristic protected under applicable state and federal law.

Faculty Positions

Upper School Spanish Teacher

Harpeth Hall, a college preparatory school for girls in grades 5-12 in Nashville, TN, seeks a dynamic, creative, Spanish teacher who possesses an enthusiasm for working with high school students, a commitment to innovative pedagogy and collaboration with colleagues, and excellent writing and communication skills. The ideal candidate will be an experienced Spanish instructor capable of teaching the language at all levels. Other important qualifications include the desire to work in a tablet laptop environment, the willingness to implement technology to facilitate teaching and learning, and an interest in the development of interdisciplinary curricula in the target language. The successful candidate will demonstrate cultural competence in multicultural classrooms and sensitivity to the needs of students from diverse backgrounds. A candidate who is qualified to teach more than Spanish will be given special consideration, and a master’s degree in Spanish is preferred. This position is full time, beginning in July 2019, Harpeth Hall is committed to an inclusive program, and candidates with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity or inclusion work are especially encouraged to apply.

Candidates should complete an online application including a letter of interest, curriculum vita, and references.

Academic Technology Specialist

The Harpeth Hall School seeks an Academic Technology Specialist beginning August 2019. The Academic Technology Specialist‘s primary responsibility is to empower students and teachers to use technology to improve teaching and learning. This is a full-time faculty (FLSA exempt) position that works with students and teachers in both the middle and upper schools, grades 5-12. The position will join the nine members of the Information Services department. He/she must demonstrate a desire to continue to grow as a culturally competent professional with sensitivity to the needs of individuals from diverse backgrounds.   This is a full-time, FLSA non-exempt position.

A complete job description listing qualification and responsibilities can be found here.

Candidates should complete an online application including a letter of interest, resume, and references.

 

Staff Positions

Gallery After Care Assistant

Harpeth Hall seeks an energetic, responsible, and positive person to oversee students during after school hours. Responsibilities include monitoring pick up of middle school girls participating in after school activities Monday-Friday from 3-6 p.m. This person will also work closely with other after school personnel to ensure the safety of middle school students all over campus after school hours.  Harpeth Hall is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community, and seeks employees who are sensitive to the needs of children from diverse backgrounds.

The position begins in early January and ends on Friday, May 10, 2019.

The primary responsibilities of the Middle School Aftercare Assistant at the Harpeth Hall Middle School are:

●       Supervise middle school students with activities after school in the theater and in fine arts activities from the time their activities end until they are picked up by a parent/guardian, or taken and signed into the Aftercare program in the dining hall

●       Ensure the safety of students in the gallery area between 3:10 p.m. and 6 p.m.

●       Monitor the space to protect artwork on gallery walls

●       Communicate with on-campus security guards to pick up and escort girls to the dining hall or other activities on campus

●       Coordinate with Aftercare Coordinator to ensure students are signed into the appropriate place

●       Sub for the other Aftercare positions as needed

 

Coaching Positions

Upper School Coaching Positions

The following coaching positions are available for the 2018-2019 school year:

  • Varsity Head Softball Coach

Interested candidates should complete the online application including resume and cover letter.

Middle School Coaching Positions

Both assistant and head coach openings are available for the 2018-2019 school year in these sports:

  • 5/6 Grade Lacrosse Head and Assistant Coach
  • 5/6 Grade Track and Field Head and Assistant Coach

Interested candidates should complete the online application including resume and cover letter.