Equal Opportunity Employer
Watkinson is committed to providing a work environment that is free from all forms of unlawful discrimination. It is and will continue to be the policy of the school that all persons shall have equal employment and advancement opportunities based on merit, qualifications, demonstrated skills and abilities. Employment practices and decisions will be made without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, pregnancy, disability, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, status as a veteran, or any other characteristic or status which cannot lawfully be considered under local, state, or federal law as a basis for employment-related decisions. Watkinson expects all employees to act in accordance with these principles and to reflect their spirit in all relationships with each other and with customers, with vendors and with other business associates or contacts. This policy applies to every aspect of employment including, but not limited to, recruitment, screening, application, hiring, training, assignment, development, evaluation, promotion, transfer, rates of pay, benefits, discipline, termination and layoff.

Further, it is Watkinson’s policy that all vendors, suppliers, contractors and others doing business with the school adhere to these principles. Any employee who feels that he or she has not been treated in accordance with the policies and principles stated herein may bring the matter to the attention of his/her immediate supervisor, the Director of Finance or the Head of School.

Watkinson is committed to the employment of qualified individuals with a disability who with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of the job the individual seeks, wants to hold or holds. Employees with a disability who need or believe they need a reasonable accommodation are encouraged to review the matter with the Director of Finance. Supervisors and managers may be informed regarding necessary restrictions on the work or duties of the employee and reasonable accommodations to be made.

University of Hartford Courses

Full-time employees may take up to four courses (12 credits) a year tuition-free at the University of Hartford. They must be taken in different semesters and cannot include PhD courses. Employees should not take more than one course per semester during Watkinson’s regular academic year. Do not schedule courses that meet on Tuesdays during the school year, as these conflict directly with Watkinson's weekly faculty meetings.

Specifics about additional benefits, including vacation time, are detailed in Watkinson’s Employee Handbook. Should you be applying for a position at Watkinson, please ask to review a copy of the handbook.

Job Openings

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  • SUMMER POSITION: Full-time Elementary School Teacher-SPHERE Summer Program

    Watkinson School, offering inventive teaching to Hartford and surrounding communities since 1881, seeks a summer-only full-time elementary school teacher. SPHERE is a non-profit, five-week program for 80 Hartford youth entering grades 1-5 held at Watkinson School.

    Classes are aligned with the Common Core State Standards which includes teaching literacy, math, science, reading, and technology. Successful applicants will demonstrate creative approaches to instruction and a commitment to reaching all students. Applicants must possess enthusiasm for working in a dynamic environment, teaching heterogeneously grouped classes and developing and sustaining positive relationships with parents, students, colleagues and other summer program staff.

    A bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and proven successful experience teaching at this level is required. In addition to classroom teaching responsibilities, this position includes supervising high school student counselors assisting in the classroom and occasionally moderating an afternoon activity.

    Watkinson School is an equal opportunity employer and an open and affirming community. We seek candidates of diverse backgrounds. This position commences on June 25th and concludes on August 2nd and is a summer only position. If interested, please send cover letter, resume, and three letters of recommendation to sphere@watkinson.org.
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