Job Openings

Blair Academy, in the treatment of employees and applicants for employment, is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination.

School Setting

Founded in 1848, Blair Academy is a dynamic, coeducational boarding school in northwest New Jersey where 450 students pursue a superior college preparatory education amid a caring, vibrant community. Strong faculty-student relationships lead to exceptional learning and empower students to become persons of great accomplishment and character.

How to Apply—Faculty Positions

Unless otherwise specified in the job listing, a résumé, letter of interest, 2-3 letters of recommendation, and a current transcript (which may be unofficial) should be forwarded to Maria Bowditch, director of faculty hiring, by mail at P.O. Box 600, Blair Academy, Blairstown, N.J.  07825-0600 or, by email at bowdim@blair.edu

Director of Choral Music

Blair seeks an experienced and dynamic Director of Choral Music for the 2016-2017 school year. The key role of the Choral Director is to promote the choral music program. Strong preference will be given to candidates with an advanced degree in choral conducting and/or vocal performance and a minimum of three years of comparable teaching experience. The most competitive candidates will have significant experience directing upper school choirs, be prepared to teach private voice lessons and display competency on the piano.  Candidates must enjoy working with adolescents and possess an exceptional work ethic, strong communication skills, a commitment to collegiality and a sense of humor. 

Responsibilities  

The candidate will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the choral music program including, but not limited to: directing at least one choral ensemble, preparing repertoire for at least three major performances each year, managing the choral music budget, and organizing/assist with organizing off-campus concerts and performance tours.  In addition to the choral music responsibilities, the candidate will also have the opportunity to teach electives in music history, serve as the vocal music director for the winter musical and teach private voice lessons.  Additional activities and responsibilities, such as dormitory duty, extra-curricular activities and coaching will be expected of the candidate as a full-time* faculty member in a boarding school environment.  *[Consideration will also be given to candidates interested in a part-time position.  Please be in touch with Ms. Bowditch for further details.]  

Spanish Teaching Fellow

Blair Academy seeks a recent college graduate for employment as a Teaching Fellow for the 2016-2017 school year. Candidates must enjoy working with adolescents and possess an exceptional work ethic, strong communication skills, a commitment to collegiality and a sense of humor. Preference will be given to candidates with a subject-area degree in Spanish and study abroad, as well as those with a background in coaching and/or college athletics. In addition to classroom teaching and coaching, the position includes dormitory duty, student advising and extra-curricular activities. Housing, meals and medical coverage are included in the benefits package. The Teaching Fellow will work with master teachers, coaches and residential faculty throughout the year.

Robotics/Technology Teacher

Position Available: Blair Academy seeks an experienced Robotics/Technology teacher for employment beginning in the 2016-2017 school year. Candidates must enjoy working with adolescents and possess an exceptional work ethic, strong communication skills, a commitment to collegiality and a sense of humor. Strong preference will be given to candidates with an advanced degree in computer science and/or engineering and five years of teaching experience. Candidates must be able to teach robotics, programming and other technology-focused electives as well as have technical expertise in the essential tools for these courses, like 3D printers and Lego robotics. The position includes dormitory duty and extra-curricular activities.

Responsibilities: The candidate will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of a growing robotics program, both during the school day and in extracurricular activities. In addition to robotics, the candidate will have the opportunity to teach courses in computer science and/or technology and provide input on the development of Blair’s upcoming Center for Innovation and Collaboration. The candidate will be responsible for the management, oversight and development of the Makerspace facilities at Blair, working in conjunction with the academic leadership of the school to integrate technology and design throughout the curriculum.

School Setting: Blair Academy is a co-ed, 9-PG boarding school located in rural northwestern New Jersey, approximately one hour west of New York City. The school is 75%-80% boarding, possesses fine facilities and faculty housing, and is committed to the continuing education of the faculty. The campus and programs may be viewed at the school’s website, www.blair.edu.

How to Apply: Résumé, letter of interest, current transcript (which may be unofficial) and 2-3 letters of recommendation should be forwarded to Maria Bowditch, Director of Faculty Hiring, P. O. Box 600, Blair Academy, Blairstown, N.J. 07825-0600 or, by email, to bowdim@blair.edu.

Please contact Ms. Bowditch with questions or for further information regarding the school.

Blair Academy, in the treatment of employees and applicants for employment, is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination.

Head Boys' Soccer Coach

Blair Academy seeks an experienced Soccer Coach for part-time employment beginning in the 2016-2017 school year. Strong preference will be given to candidates with a high-level coaching background and experience as a college athlete. Knowledge of the college recruiting process for student-athletes is required. Candidates must demonstrate an enjoyment of working with adolescents and must possess an exceptional work ethic, strong communication skills, a sense of collegiality and a genuine interest in working in a boarding school community.

How to Apply: Résumé, college transcript(s) (which may be unofficial), 2-3 letters of recommendation, and letter of interest should be forwarded to Maria Bowditch, Director of Faculty Hiring, P.O. Box 600, Blair Academy, Blairstown, N.J. 07825-0600 or, by email, to bowdim@blair.edu.

How to Apply—Staff Positions

Inquiries about non-teaching positions should be directed to the email address listed in the individual position descriptions. 

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