Employment

Current Employment Opportunities
as of July 25, 2016

  • Maternity Leave Teaching Position 
  • Art Teacher Position
  • Janitorial Position
  • Substitute teachers – ongoing

Maternity Leave Teaching Position

Saratoga Independent School is seeking to fill a maternity leave position in a 1st/2nd multiage classroom of approximately 14 children.  Primary responsibilities would include teaching language arts to this class, as well math to 1st grade students.

Qualifications

  • a Bachelor’s degree in education with at least one year of full time teaching experience in grades 1-6.
  • Certification is desired, but not mandatory.
  • Experience with Wilson Fundations, Singapore Math, and/or Columbia Teachers College Reading and Writing Workshop is a strongly preferred.

Candidates must have a willingness to participate actively in the teaching team through communication, collaboration, and curriculum planning, and have proven ability to develop authentic learning experiences that engage, excite and challenge students.  The successful candidate must possess a strong passion for working with children and for being part of a community that works together to provide a respectful learning environment filled with knowledge and discovery. 

Application Deadline:

Open until filled. Anticipated start date: December, 2016.

To be considered for this position please send a résumé, letter of interest and two letters of reference to Felice Karlitz, Director of School, Saratoga Independent School, 459 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, or via email to:  employment@siskids.org.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

 

Saratoga Independent School, located in historic Saratoga Springs , was founded in 1991 and is a New York State chartered private elementary school for children Pre-K through Grade 6. The school’s mission is to empower each student to become a confident learner who is capable of critical thinking, problem solving, and teamwork in an increasingly complex world.

Art Teacher

Saratoga Independent School  invites applications for an art teacher to fill in during our art teacher’s leave of absence.  The art teacher instructs kindergarten through sixth grade students two days a week

Our approach to education weaves together the concepts of multiage learning, differentiation and authentic learning experiences. Teachers must be able to adapt the curriculum and their instructional approaches to the different abilities and learning styles within the classroom. They must have the skills to engage students at their individual level while providing opportunities for high achievement.

All of the teachers at the Saratoga Independent School are expected to share in the children’s education in a collegial, cross-disciplinary manner.

Qualifications include but will not be limited to:  A Bachelor’s degree in art or art education and/or at least one year’s experience teaching art to elementary aged students. The successful candidate must possess a strong passion for teaching and learning and the desire to be a part of a community that works together to provide a respectful learning environment filled with knowledge and discovery

To be considered for this position please send a résumé, letter of interest and two letters of reference via email to: employment@siskids.org

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Janitorial Position

We are looking for a janitor to take care of our building and carry out cleaning and maintenance. The goal is to keep our building in a clean and orderly condition.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Clean and supply designated building areas (dusting, sweeping, vacuuming, mopping, cleaning ceiling vents, restroom cleaning, etc); carry out heavy cleansing tasks and special projects; notify management of occurring deficiencies or needs for repair; stock and maintain supply rooms; work cooperately with the rest of the staff; follow all health and safety regulations.

Requirements:

Proven working experience as a janitor or cleaning person; knowledge of cleaning chemicals and supplies; integrity and ability to work independently; high school degree.

To be considered for this position please send a résumé, letter of interest, and two letters of reference to Sharon Byrnes, Director of Operations,  Saratoga Independent School, 459 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs , NY 12866, or via email to: employment@siskids.org.

 

Substitute Teachers
We are always happy to accept applications for substitute teachers and future employment.  Please send a résumé and letter of interest to employment@siskids.org.

When considering candidates for teaching positions, preferred qualifications include prior experience working with children and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Certification or degree related to early childhood, preschool, or elementary education is desired but not mandatory. Successful candidates must possess a strong passion for working with children and for being part of a community that works together to provide a respectful learning environment filled with knowledge and discovery.

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Saratoga Independent School, located in historic Saratoga Springs, was founded in 1991 and is a New York State chartered private elementary school for children Pre-K through Grade 6. The school’s mission is to empower each student to become a confident learner who is capable of critical thinking, problem solving, and teamwork in an increasingly complex world.

The School believes in providing equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate against its employees or applicants because of race, color, religion, sex, disability, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual preference or orientation, veteran status, medical condition, or any other legally protected class or status recognized by federal, state, or local law.

~We take care of ourselves, each other, our school and our community~