Assistant Teacher for Upper School Science

Faculty / Part-Time

Beaver Country Day School, Chestnut Hill, MA

Beaver Country Day School—an independent day school located just outside of Boston, serving grades 6-12—seeks a creative, innovative, and forward-thinking Assistant Teacher for Upper School Science. This is a part-time, hourly position (28 hours per week) for the 2022-2023 school year that will report directly to the Head of the Science Department and the Director of the Upper School. 


About Our School & Our People:

We are not your typical independent school. Education is not traditionally seen as forward-thinking. But that’s not the case at Beaver. We welcome change and seek feedback to continuously improve. Our “Launch, Test, Refine” mindset promotes flexibility, risk-taking, open-mindedness, and innovation. Our business is providing a future-focused education rooted in real-world context and experience and our clients are our students. 

The Beaver mindset and approach to teaching place our students at the center of learning experiences in all settings, curricular and co-curricular.  

  • Our students in grades 6-12 are interesting and passionate individuals, who, above all, are genuinely happy to be at Beaver. We provide students with opportunities to be co-creators of their learning, making it a deeper, more meaningful experience.  We are committed to providing an educational environment in tune with the real world and doing authentic work.  
  • Our teachers and educational leaders are committed to—and excited about— expanding the nature of school, and igniting and fueling the passions of all our students.  
  • Our mindset is to make excellent mistakes, launch/test/refine, and not be defined by binary thinking. Instead, we look to approach things from a both/and outlook: tradeoffs don’t have to be the answer and instead, that’s where creativity comes in. We are a community of creative thinkers and doers. 
  • Our values include collaboration, partnership, and above all, creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment for our community. This work is a priority and steadfast commitment. It is never “done”, and we will always make decisions with this at the core of who we are. For all Beaver students to feel a sense of belonging, it’s important that they see themselves reflected in the community, curriculum, and all our programming. 
  • Our goal every day is to create a school that is making an impact – for our students, and for education as a whole. We don’t take that work lightly, we need people that are relentlessly committed to it and excited to do this work—together

About the Position:
Beaver Country Day School seeks a part-time Assistant Science Teacher for the Upper School (grades 9-12).  Responsibilities are as follows:


Teaching support

  • Provide ongoing support for term long science classes, including supporting students with projects and/or labs (could be several weeks to whole term placement with a specific class)
  • Flexible class support for specific hands-on activities 
  • Provide substitute teaching coverage for science classes
  • Mentor student clubs and independent study projects as well as support advisory programming initiatives
  • Cover lunch and study hall duties as needed
  • Attend and contribute to weekly science dept meetings
  • Depending on experience and expertise possibly help brainstorm and create new project ideas alongside science teachers and/or teach a class as lead instructor


Department Management Support

  • Assist with materials and equipment ordering as well as budget management
  • Organize and manage supplies and materials in each of the four science prep spaces including lab set up and tear down
  • Coordinate equipment maintenance appointments with outside vendors and keep track of equipment maintenance needs 


Competitive candidates will demonstrate the following skills and mindsets:

  • Interest and experience working with high school aged students
  • Content expertise in science
  • Willingness to participate fully in the community beyond the classroom
  • Knowledge of and commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and justice practices and commitment to ongoing growth in this area
  • Demonstrate commitment to working in and fostering an inclusive community


Additional things to know: 

  • We take cleaning and building safety seriously. You can feel confident in an attentive and flexible model of work that prioritizes our community health at every step.
  • Complete vaccination against COVID-19 (including a vaccine booster) is currently a condition of employment at the School. The School considers requests for exemption on medical or religious grounds on a case-by-case basis. The School’s COVID-19 and other policies are subject to change at any time.
  •   Generous Benefits (Health, Dental and more). For more information visit our website.
  • Breakfast and lunch provided, as well as coffee and snacks.
  • Free parking and close to the MBTA Green Line D.


Beaver Country Day School

Chestnut Hill, MA
Middle School, High School
All Gender