Employment

Sayre School embraces and respects the diversity of backgrounds, outlooks, and talents individuals bring to its community.  We welcome candidates celebrating the diversity of the world in our educational program, admission policies, staff hiring, and other school-administered programs. 

Careers

Sayre School seeks employees eager to join an educational community that values empowering students in their intellectual, social and emotional development.

We offer the opportunity to teach the way you always wanted to teach. You’ll find small classes, an administration that encourages creativity and collaboration, and interesting colleagues devoted to their profession. Our joyful, inquisitive, and self-confident students approach their school experience with curiosity, passion, and engagement. We view all of our employees as role models and mentors in guiding our students through their educational journey.

Director of Food Service

Sayre School seeks a dedicated professional interested in leading its Food Service Department. The Director of Food Service reports to The Director of Finance and Operations and is responsible for the successful procurement and production for lunch service for 650 + students, faculty, and staff.  All foods prepared must be nutritious and appealing, with sufficient options to address all religious and dietary requirements. 

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Manage all food service functions for a PK-12th grade educational community
  • Produce healthy, appetizing foods for lunch service
  • Produce a la carte breakfast/break options
  • Plan and develop menus and recipes that address a range of dietary and religious requirements
  • Comply with all department budgets, as determined by the Director of Finance and Operations
  • Ensure that all storage, production, and serving areas of the kitchen are clean and operate according to the standards required by the Lexington-Fayette County Board of Health
  • Manage occasional catering work and concession needs which occur after school hours and on weekends
  • Train and supervise the department’s staff to ensure that all of the above obligations are carried out and that each staff member is successful in their particular job

Qualifications

  • 10 years of experience in food service, with at least 8 years of experience in both the production of catering and the management of a culinary team
  • Excellent cooking skills and an ability to successfully supervise a commercial kitchen staff and maintain the facility in a clean, orderly, and professional manner
  • A dedication for excellence in his/her work, and a flexibility to adapt to sudden changes in the routine
  • An ability to work well with a culinary staff, as well as professionally interact with teachers, students, other department staff members, and parents
  • A high school diploma or the equivalent is required, and an associate degree in culinary arts is preferred
  • The physical ability to maintain an 8-10 hour work shift, as well as lift 20 lbs

A current certificate of the completion of the food safety management training conducted by the Lexington/Fayette County Health Department as well as documentation of receiving the Hepatitis A vaccine is a hiring requirement.

Sayre School provides an excellent avenue to grow a successful career in food service management, and should satisfy any chef’s creative expectations. Interested applicants are asked to submit a resume, cover letter, and the names of at least two references to Brooks McLamb, Director of Finance and Operations at bmclamb@sayreschool.org

Sayre School actively seeks qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds and talents who will make a positive contribution to school life. Sayre School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, familial affiliation or any other characteristic protected by law. Sayre School values a diverse community and complies with all applicable laws regarding nondiscrimination.

Head of Upper School

Sayre School seeks a dedicated, supportive, engaging educator for the position of Head of Upper School. The Upper School Head reports to the Head of School and is a member of the Leadership Team. Sayre’s Upper School (US) is the preeminent college preparatory program in the Bluegrass and the Head of Upper School oversees all facets of a 9th-12th grade program of 260 students with 28 faculty and staff membersthat includes the Dean of Students, College Counselors, and the US Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Coordinator.

The Upper School features signature programs in public speaking, life skills (the Don Jacobs Sr. Seminars), and the ability to earn diploma distinctions in Global Studies, Environmental Sustainability, and the Creative ArtsWith the recent adoption of new strategic plan, Vision 2030, the Head of Upper School will assume a central role in the implementation and execution of key goals which include the development of an increasingly innovative, flexible, and experiential curriculum, the continued enhancement of diversity, equity and inclusion programming, and the elevation of health and social-emotional well-being initiatives.

The next Head of Upper School will join an educational community where joyful, articulate, and self-confident students are guided and nurtured by dedicated and passionate faculty and staff committed to the social, emotional, and intellectual growth of each child. Our students participate in a wide range of co-curricular activities and sports programs (18 teams for boys and girls). Through student government, Service to Society (a philanthropy elective), KYA and KUNA, leadership, advocacy, and service attributes are cultivated and reinforced. 

Sayre School is committed to equity and justice and aspires to be a community where every member feels engaged, heard, and valued. We embrace the contributions of all members of our community as we foster a culture of respect. Sharing perspectives and experiences beyond our boundaries through exploration, introspection, and civil discourse is integral to our mission of creating an inclusive learning environment.

At the heart of our success lie the strong relationships between faculty and staff, and students and their parents. We all share the same goal of providing the best educational and social experience for our students to prepare them to thrive in life beyond Sayre.

Qualified candidates will possess a master’s degree in a relevant field, strong leadership and communication skills, knowledge, and experience of best practice in curriculum and pedagogy, a willingness to maintain a visible presence in the daily life of the school, an enthusiasm for engaging with students, faculty and parents, and a desire to work with a dynamic leadership team that values candor, commitment, and humor.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter expressing their interest and qualifications for the position, a resume with supporting material including an educational philosophy statement, and a list of three references including contact information (references will not be contacted without the candidate’s knowledge).  All material should be sent electronically to Stephen Manella, Head of School, at smanella@sayreschool.org with the subject line “Upper School Search." 

Sayre School actively seeks qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds and talents who will make a positive contribution to school life. Sayre School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, familial affiliation or any other characteristic protected by law. Sayre School values a diverse community and complies with all applicable laws regarding nondiscrimination.

Lower School Spanish Teacher

Sayre School is currently accepting applications for a full-time, dedicated educator who loves Lower School students to teach Spanish to three-year-olds through fourth graders beginning in August 2021. Sayre's World Language program empowers students to explore, comprehend, and appreciate cultures and languages as curious and empathetic world citizens.

The candidate should, at a minimum, possess a degree in Spanish, Elementary Education or a related field, an interest in collaborating with a team of teachers, and experience working with three- through nine-year-olds.  An active curiosity about kids and their learning styles, passion for language teaching, flexibility and a sense of humor are key. This is a wonderful independent school and a great place to work. 

The position includes teaching students in Pk-3, Pk-4, and K-4th grade. A comprehensive, rich curriculum guide with hands on materials, music, and literature is available to be used by the hired teacher as the basis of their program, although instruction need not be limited by this curriculum. An organized teacher with a love of young children and the Spanish language will thrive!

Students in our classes are engaged in active learning. They develop cultural competency and spoken language for interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communication. The thoughtful use of authentic materials, the regular use of the target language, and vibrant and purposeful engagement with existing and emerging technologies guide students toward building a robust second language and general literacy skills, making them better citizens of an ever-changing world.

Applicants are asked to submit a resume, cover letter, and the names of at least two references to Luanne Stiles at lstiles@sayreschool.org.

Sayre School actively seeks qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds and talents who will make a positive contribution to school life. Sayre School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, familial affiliation or any other characteristic protected by law. Sayre School values a diverse community and complies with all applicable laws regarding nondiscrimination.

Lower School Educator

Sayre Lower School is seeking a progressive and passionate educator to join our elementary team beginning August 2021. We desire an individual with the knowledge and skill to craft an engaging, student-centered curriculum which includes strong, conceptually driven instruction in math, reading, language arts, and social studies. Experience with project work is a plus! Ideal candidates will be collaborative team players who relish the opportunity to weave rich, contextual, integrated curriculum and work closely with colleagues across disciplines and age groups. We seek to hire an individual with a strong understanding of child development, knowledge of child-directed learning approaches, expertise and experience in all areas of elementary curriculum, and a healthy dose of humor and kindness.

Successful candidates will:

  • Have strong interpersonal skills, flexibility, and good organization.
  • Have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in early or elementary education; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Have experience teaching at the Lower School level; at least three years of experience is preferred.
  • Demonstrate an innovative and energetic approach to teaching which is compatible with the school’s philosophy and demonstrates knowledge of 21st century skills, differentiated instruction and inquiry-based learning.
  • Be committed to professional growth and collaboration with the broader Lower School faculty.
  • Possess a true love for working with children in these critically important and formative elementary years.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references including contact information. All material should be sent electronically to Luanne Stiles, Assistant to the Head of Lower School, at lstiles@sayreschool.org.

Sayre School actively seeks qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds and talents who will make a positive contribution to school life. Sayre School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, familial affiliation or any other characteristic protected by law. Sayre School values a diverse community and complies with all applicable laws regarding nondiscrimination.

Upper School English Teacher

Sayre School’s English Department offers the opportunity to teach the way you’ve always wanted to teach. You’ll find small classes, engaged students, an administration that encourages creativity, and interesting colleagues devoted to their profession.

We’re looking for a teacher who believes that reading good books carefully and writing about complex ideas makes our lives better, if not happier. A teacher who believes that every student deserves their full attention, and who directs rather than controls the education of students. We’re looking for a teacher who is comfortable differentiating learning and assessment and who values diversity in the classroom.

Teaching responsibilities include a combination of classes on different grade levels, as well as an English elective open to 10th-12th graders. Fulltime teachers have an advisory group, chaperone a three-day class trip, and perform other duties as necessary in the Upper School.

You should have a Masters degree in English or English Education and several years of teaching experience at the high school or college level. Be able to both contribute meaningfully to the development of overall department goals and to work independently. We are a laptop school, so we’ll be interested in hearing your ideas for incorporating technology into your classroom.

Located in downtown Lexington, Kentucky, Sayre School is committed to equity and justice, and aspires to be a community in which every member feels engaged, heard, and valued. Appreciating the broad spectrum of human diversity, we embrace the contributions of all members of our community as we foster a culture of respect.

We welcome candidates celebrating the diversity of the world in our educational program, admission policies, staff hiring, and other school-administered programs. To find out more about Sayre School please access our web site at www.sayreschool.org

If interested in this position, please email a resume, statement of teaching philosophy and references to Tim O’Rourke, Head of Upper School at torourke@sayreschool.org.

Sayre School actively seeks qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds and talents who will make a positive contribution to school life. Sayre School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, familial affiliation or any other characteristic protected by law. Sayre School values a diverse community and complies with all applicable laws regarding nondiscrimination.

Physical Education and Health Teacher

Sayre seeks a dedicated professional who can teach in all divisions to work in our Physical Education and Health Department.  Sayre’s mission focuses on fostering academic excellence, embracing challenge, and cultivating integrity. Sayre puts emphasis on meeting the needs of the whole child in all areas of intellectual, emotional, physical, social and aesthetic development.

The successful candidate holds a Master’s Degree or equivalent experience in Physical Education and Health and an interest in collaborating with a team of teachers, a strong sense of purpose in teaching lifetime skills, an active curiosity about kids and their success. Teaching experience is preferred but not required.  This is a wonderful independent school and a great place to work.

Sayre School is committed to equity and justice, and aspires to be a community in which every member feels engaged, heard, and valued. We embrace the contributions of all members of our community as we foster a culture of respect. Sharing perspectives and experiences beyond our own boundaries through exploration, introspection, and civil discourse is integral to our mission of creating an inclusive learning environment.

Students in our classes are engaged in active learning. They develop critical thinking skills, the ability to collaborate, and a love of learning. As a faculty, we enjoy each other and a collegial working environment.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Teaching classes in Physical Education and Health in Pre-School, Elementary, Middle and Upper School.
  • Administer lessons which work on skills, strategies, sportsmanship, game concepts, etc.
  • Working collaboratively with and support team teachers in the Physical Education Department 
  • Be an active member of school life outside the classroom.
  • Grading and writing narrative term comments about students
  • Coaching sports teams
  • Other duties around the school (chaperoning dances, class trips, supervision at recess, etc.)

Applicants are asked to submit a resume, cover letter, and the names of at least two references to Cindy Eason at ceason@sayreschool.org

Sayre School actively seeks qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds and talents who will make a positive contribution to school life. Sayre School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, familial affiliation or any other characteristic protected by law. Sayre School values a diverse community and complies with all applicable laws regarding nondiscrimination.

Preschool Substitute Teacher

Sayre Lower School is currently accepting resumes from qualified individuals who are interested in substitute teaching in preschool. We are seeking kind, responsible individuals who enjoy working with preschool aged children. Please submit a resume and cover letter to lstiles@sayreschool.org.

Sayre School actively seeks qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds and talents who will make a positive contribution to school life. Sayre School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, familial affiliation or any other characteristic protected by law. Sayre School values a diverse community and complies with all applicable laws regarding nondiscrimination.

Lower School Long-term Substitute Teacher

Sayre Lower School is looking for a long-term substitute teacher for an elementary classroom to begin in January, 2021. Candidates should have a degree in elementary/primary education, at least three years of successful teaching experience,the ability to teach remotely as necessary, and strong relationship skills. She/he should also bring joy, strong organizational skills and a sense of humor to the role. You will be joining a collaborative team that values cognitive, academic, physical and social development. Preferred qualities include familiarity with project work and/or Responsive Classroom curriculum and the ability to remain in this role all spring if needed to provide stability for our students.

To apply for the position please email a cover letter, an updated resume, and the names of three references to Annie Papero at apapero@sayreschool.org and Luanne Stiles at lstiles@sayreschool.org.

Sayre School actively seeks qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds and talents who will make a positive contribution to school life. Sayre School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, familial affiliation or any other characteristic protected by law. Sayre School values a diverse community and complies with all applicable laws regarding nondiscrimination.

K-12 Substitute Teacher

Sayre School is currently accepting applications for kindergarten through grade twelve substitute teachers. Sayre’s mission focuses on fostering academic excellence, embracing challenge, and cultivating integrity. We meet the needs of the whole child in the areas of cognitive, social, emotional, and aesthetic development.

The successful candidate holds a Bachelor’s Degree, a passion for teaching, and an active curiosity about kids and their success. Openness to all forms of human diversity, flexibility and a sense of humor are key. This is a wonderful independent school and a great place to work.

Sayre School is committed to equity and justice, and aspires to be a community in which every member feels engaged, heard, and valued. Appreciating the broad spectrum of human diversity, we embrace the contributions of all members of our community as we foster a culture of respect. We believe diversity inspires personal and academic growth. Sharing perspectives and experiences beyond our own boundaries through exploration, introspection, and civil discourse is integral to our mission of creating an inclusive learning environment.

Students in our classes are engaged in active learning. They develop critical thinking skills, the ability to collaborate, and a love of learning. We emphasize the development of the whole child. As a faculty, we enjoy each other and a collegial working environment.

Applicants are asked to submit a resume, cover letter, and the names of at least two references to the appropriate Administrative Assistant below:

For the Lower School : Luanne Stiles

For the Middle School: Sarah Leer

For the Upper School: Robin Haden

**Please include the words “Substitute Teacher” in the subject line.

Sayre School actively seeks qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds and talents who will make a positive contribution to school life. Sayre School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, familial affiliation or any other characteristic protected by law. Sayre School values a diverse community and complies with all applicable laws regarding nondiscrimination.

Buildings and Grounds Staff

Buildings and Grounds staff position. One year of similar experience, valid driver’s license and a background check required. Competitive compensation/benefits package. Send letters of interest and/or résumés to Brooks McLamb, Director of Finance and Operations.

 Staff Application for Employment at Sayre School (Revised May 12, 2020)

Buildings and Grounds Staff/Bus Driver

Buildings/Grounds/Bus Driver staff position. One year of similar experience, valid driver’s license and a background check required. Competitive compensation/benefits package. Send letters of interest and/or résumés to Brooks McLamb, Director of Finance and Operations.

 Staff Application for Employment at Sayre School (Revised May 12, 2020)

  

Based on receipt of federal financial assistance through a Paycheck Protection Program loan administered through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) under the CARES Act, the School acknowledges its obligation to prohibit discrimination, harassment, or retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, citizenship status, genetic information, handicap or disability in admissions, access, employment, tuition assistance, educational policies, or other school administered student and employee programs and activities. Questions regarding the School’s compliance with the application and administration of the School’s nondiscrimination policies should be directed to Cindy Eason, Title IX Compliance Officer, 194 North Limestone Street, Lexington, Kentucky 40507, (859) 254-1361 ext. 222, ceason@sayreschool.org; Rich Little, Title IX Compliance Officer, 194 North Limestone Street, Lexington, Kentucky 40507, (859) 254-1361 ext. 221, rlittle@sayreschool.org; Brooks McLamb, Section 504 Compliance Officer, 194 North Limestone Street, Lexington, Kentucky 40507, (859) 254-1361 ext. 213, bmclamb@sayreschool.org; or the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) or to the SBA. Please refer to the School’s SBA Non-Discrimination Compliance Policy on the School’s website for information on how to file complaints with OCR or the SBA.

Posted May 12, 2020


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