French Teacher

Faculty / Full-Time

Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Natick, MA

Walnut Hill School for the Arts has an immediate opening for a full-time faculty member to join the World Languages department to teach French 1-5 for the 2022-2023 academic year. This position will be the primary French teacher in the department and will be responsible for reviewing, developing, and implementing the French curriculum for the program.

Walnut Hill language programs aim to teach language and encourage cross-cultural exploration in an immersive environment; students are required to use only the target language to engage in class, even at the introductory level. The department places special emphasis on speaking, and students hone their skills through active participation in different activities such as story-telling, songs, routine conversations, presentations, and debates. Courses are comprehensive and sequential, and celebrate language, culture, and personal growth.


Teaching & Department Duties

  • Teach the equivalent of a full-time teaching load in the World Languages department; utilize best practices in teaching within this academic discipline;

  • Prepare lessons and develop curriculum; teach, lead, and guide students;

  • Utilize technology and other educational tools to support student learning; and

  • Be prepared to teach both in person in the classroom, and online if needed.

Collaboration & Community Engagement

  • Support the Student Life program including serving as a student advisor, club advisor, chaperoning school events, weekend duty, and/or participating in other opportunities for community involvement that arise throughout the school year;

  • Work collaboratively with colleagues across all departments to foster a positive working and educational environment that supports the school’s mission, vision, and core values;

  • Attend and/or engage in student arts productions, shows, exhibitions, and performances;

  • Attend and participate in all department meetings, assembly, Professional Development days, training and orientation programs, benefit meetings, mandatory seminars, team-building exercises, and safety training; and

  • Pursue professional development opportunities in and out of school; display willingness and ability to grow, learn, explore new approaches, and practice self-reflection.

Skills and Qualifications

  • 4+ years of experience in French instruction in a high school setting or equivalent experience recommended;

  • Native or near-native fluency in French and fluency in English required;

  • Bachelor’s degree in French/Francophone Literature or equivalent experience preferred; Master’s degree recommended;

  • Ability to skillfully develop and implement multi-level curriculum;

  • Wide repertoire of teaching skills including developing in-person and online curriculum;

  • Comfort with technology and willingness to adopt new technologies as needed;

  • Innovative teaching practices and a focus on skills-centered learning;

  • Strong collaboration and team-oriented working and leadership skills;

  • Commitment to working in and fostering an inclusive community;

  • Ability to speak authentically about the imperative for diversity, equity, and inclusion in schools;

  • Be committed to learning about and practicing anti-racist work;

  • Share an educational and artistic vision that aligns with the core principles of Walnut Hill;

  • Ability to balance a pursuit of academic, artistic, and institutional excellence with compassion and nurture for each individual; and

  • Positive attitude, passion for teaching and learning, and a sense of humor!

Note: Faculty salaries are based on the School’s salary scale, education, and experience.

About us:

Walnut Hill School for the Arts, located in Natick, Massachusetts and 20 minutes from Boston, is an independent boarding and day high school offering a transformational educational experience designed for student artists in grades 9–post graduate. Walnut Hill combines a comprehensive college-preparatory academic curriculum with intensive, pre-professional artistic training in theater, dance, music, visual art, and writing, film & media arts. Walnut Hill is committed to creating and enhancing an inclusive environment, and welcoming and celebrating a wide range of cultural, artistic, and educational backgrounds that compliments and supports our diverse community.

Walnut Hill School for the Arts

Natick, MA
High School, Post Graduate
Day, Boarding
All Gender