Classroom Assistant

Staff / Full-Time

Shady Hill School, Cambridge, MA


Shady Hill School has an exciting position for those interested in exploring education as a career path and looking to work in a school setting for the remainder of the 2021-2022 academic year. The Classroom Assistant will be a full-time member of our faculty. In compliance with safety guidelines and protocols, the CA will be assigned to and work primarily with one grade head (lead teacher) and a small pod of students. Placement of CAs will be based on candidates’ experience and interests in specific grade levels.

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities

*May include any and/or all of the following:

  • Support students to engage in online and/or on-campus teaching in partnership with the grade head (lead teacher)
  • Participate in and support special (live and/or virtual) events/activities as needed
  • Learn, assist and integrate academic technology into curriculum and student experience (i.e. Zoom, Seesaw, Google Classroom, Swivl, etc.)
  • Perform arrival, dismissal, lunch, recess, and other support duties as assigned
  • Help to manage virtual classroom transitions, including supporting students who cannot be physically present as needed
  • Help teachers maintain classroom and instructional materials
  • Attend and support specialist classes with assigned pod as needed
  • Attend faculty professional development days
  • Support the tone for routines and behavioral expectations set by the grade head
  • Ensure the safety and well-being of all students and community members


  • Prior work experience with children preferred (i.e. camp counselor, coach, tutor)
  • A strong desire to work with children under the guidance of a master teacher
  • A desire to learn about multicultural and anti-bias teaching practices
  • An understanding of or a willingness to learn about the social and emotional development of lower school and middle school children
  • The ability to be flexible and work collaboratively with faculty in a developmentally appropriate, child-centered classroom environment
  • The ability to work independently

How to Apply

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Please be sure to include “Classroom Assistant” in the subject line of the e-mail.

The hours of the Classroom Assistants would fall within the regular school day- 7:45 am to 3:30 pm. This offer of employment is contingent upon the School’s learning being on campus for 2021-2022 Academic Year. Classroom Assistants will not support gradeheads if instruction occurs offsite and online. Additionally, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the School may need to modify your duties, responsibilities, and/or schedule based on enrollment and business needs.

COVID 19 Protocols:

All Shady Hill employees are required to wear a mask while indoors, maintain social distance, participate in bi-weekly testing and proof of vaccination is required. All health and safety protocols are subject to change based on state, local and CDC guidelines and at the discretion of the Health and Safety Team.



Shady Hill School

Cambridge, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School
All Gender