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.

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. 

Communications Assistant

Blair Academy’s Communications Office has an opening for a full-time Communications Assistant. This 12-month position provides administrative and technical support to members of the office in the areas of website maintenance and multimedia asset management, as well as additional tasks and projects. The successful candidate will be highly organized and collaborative with strong computer skills and an ability to quickly and independently learn how to use complex software and HTML shortcuts. This individual reports to the Director of Communications. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

(The following list of duties & responsibilities are not intended to be complete or all-inclusive and does not preclude management from assigning other or related functions.)

  • Website maintenance, including creating and updating pages, gathering data for analytics and assisting with website redesign
  • Photo & video processing & organization, as well as archiving and tagging files and assisting with logistical tracking of multimedia 
  • Other ad hoc assignments, including editing, writing and research, interfacing with printers and mailing houses, and assisting with production schedule management 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 1 year previous office experience, preferably in an educational setting
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to edit
  • Ability to multi-task and work independently 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Apps for Education (Drive, Docs, Sheets, Forms)
  • Knowledge of Finalcut, Adobe Photoshop, Bridge and Acrobat, and HTML coding strongly preferred  
  • Ability to expediently learn and utilize new software as needed to meet the demands of this busy office

How to apply :

Resume and salary requirement should be forwarded to Human Resources, PO Box 600, Blair Academy, Blairstown, N.J. 07825-0600 or, by email to HR@blair.edu. E.O.E.

Please send cover letter and resume to Human Resources, Blair Academy, PO Box 600, Blairstown, NJ 07825 or email them to hr@blair.edu .  No phone inquiries, please. E.O.E.

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