Careers

Spruce Street School is currently accepting applications for the following positions

Intern Teacher (Full Time), 2019-2020 school year, beginning August 12, 2019

Are you beginning your career as an educator? This position is the perfect start. Spruce Street School is looking for a dynamic, beginning educator who values social-emotional teaching and learning as well as academic teaching and learning. A qualified candidate will have experience working with children and be interested in a year-long mentored teaching experience (teaching credential preferred). In addition, the candidate must be interested in working in a small, diverse community where the mission of the school is purposefully put into action every day. This position is salaried ($28,000) and includes benefits. Teachers of color are encouraged to apply.

Application Process: The position is open until filled. Applicants should email a resume, cover letter and brief description of how their philosophy of education relates to the Spruce Street School mission in order to apply. Bachelor’s degree or higher required.

Administrative Assistant (Full Time), beginning August 1, 2019

Spruce Street School is looking for an Administrative Assistant, beginning August 1, 2019.  This position is an excellent opportunity for a person who likes a balance of high personal touch and detail-oriented projects. The Administrative Assistant is the face of the school, greeting all visitors in person and on the phone. In addition, this position supports the other members of the administrative team, the parent association and the board. The Administrative Assistant is responsible for maintaining the school’s database (DaySchool) including attendance, admissions inquiries, gift entry and serving as the registrar.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal skills and will be able to work with interruptions by children and adults throughout the day. Essential skills include excellent communications skills, ability to work independently and as a part of a team, strong problem-solving skills, a high level of accuracy and attention to detail in the completion of assigned duties, and proficiency with Microsoft Office, Google, and Adobe products, databases, and other technology applications.

This is a full time, hourly, 12-month/year position. A Bachelor’s degree and previous experience in administrative support is preferred.

Application Process: The position is open until filled. Applicants should email a resume and cover letter to apply.  No phone calls, please.

Extended Day Teacher, Part Time starting now and option for ongoing employment. College students welcome.

Do you love kids? Do you enjoy playing games and creating craft projects? Do you have fun and healthy snack ideas? Would you like to work in a school or education in the future? Are you interested in working with talented teachers? If you answered yes, then this could be an excellent position for you! Spruce Street School (www.sprucestreetschool.org) is currently hiring teachers for its after school program.

Job Description: Teacher is responsible for developing project ideas for daily or weekly theme-based projects for 5-10 year old students. Teacher will work with a team of teachers to meet the needs of 60 students in a diverse after-school program. Teacher will be responsible for the direct supervision of children.

Hours: Weekdays 2:00 – 6:00 PM, 2-5 days per week. Must be available Wednesdays. Other days also available.

Application Process: The position is open until filled. Applicants should send a resume and cover letter to hiring@sprucestreetschool.org.

Mission

Spruce Street School is a nurturing educational community that instills in a broad range of children the social, emotional and intellectual skills for lifelong participation in a diverse society.

School Description and Philosophy

Spruce Street School is a small independent K-5 school located in the Denny Triangle neighborhood near downtown Seattle. We have an exceptional, dedicated teaching staff. The curriculum is comprehensive and well balanced, emphasizing both academic and social development. Our school community places great value on diversity, inclusiveness, respect for differences, and community involvement. Our model of governance is highly participatory, with active involvement by teacher, parents, and administrators. Spruce Street School is a nurturing and supportive environment for students, their families and our staff.

Spruce Street School does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, marital status, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with disability.