Employment Opportunities 

Sayre School actively seeks qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds and talents who will make a positive contribution to school life. The School is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, citizenship status, uniform service member status, genetic information, religion, handicap or disability, if the individual is a smoker or non-smoker as long as the individual complies with workplace smoking policies, or any other protected status in accordance with all federal, state, or local law.


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Preschool Substitute Teacher

Sayre Lower School is currently accepting resumes from qualified individuals who are interested in substitute teaching in our preschool program (ages 2-5). We are seeking kind, responsible individuals who enjoy working with very young children.  Priority will be given to candidates who have previous experience with this age group and have already completed the early childhood training components required by Kentucky Child Care Licensing, including the 6 hour orientation.  Please submit a resume and cover letter to lstiles@sayreschool.org.


Lower School Teacher

Sayre Lower School is seeking a progressive and passionate educator for an anticipated opening in our elementary program beginning August 2019.   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.  Our Lower School is a Project Based Learning school and experience with project work is a plus!   A willingness to learn how to conduct meaningful project work with children is a requirement for this position.   Close collaboration between classroom and specialty teachers allows for creativity and the integration of music, visual art, technology, science, and drama.  Candidates who delight in crafting rich, complex, hands-on experiences for children will feel at home in our curriculum.

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 3 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.
•    Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

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.

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 3-year-olds through 4th graders beginning in August 2019. 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 3- through 9-year olds. An active curiosity about kids and their learning styles, passion for language teaching, flexibility and a sense of humor are key. The position 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 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.

Middle and Upper School Science – Part or Full Time

Sayre School seeks a dedicated professional who loves Middle and Upper School students to teach in our Science program beginning in the 2019 – 2020 school year. Sayre’s mission focuses on fostering academic excellence, embracing challenge, and cultivating integrity. The Middle School places special emphasis on meeting the needs of the whole child in the areas of cognitive, social, emotional, and aesthetic development. The Upper School maintains the same focus on student needs in a college preparatory environment.

The successful candidate holds a Master’s Degree or equivalent experience in Chemistry, Physics, another area of science, Education, or a related field, an interest in collaborating with a team of teachers, a strong sense of purpose in education, and expertise in teaching in a strong, differentiated curriculum including experiential learning. An active curiosity about kids of this age, openness to all forms of human diversity, flexibility and a sense of humor are key. Sayre Middle School has a 1-to-1 iPad program, and the Upper School has a 1-to-1 laptop program, and therefore our teachers are familiar with integrating technology into the curriculum. This is a wonderful independent school and a great place to work.

Located in downtown Lexington, Kentucky, Sayre School recognizes and respects the diversity of backgrounds, outlooks, and talents individuals bring to its community.  Sayre defines diversity as differences embodied in (but not limited to) age, ethnicity and race, family status, gender, geographic origin, learning styles, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status. We welcome candidates celebrating the diversity of the world in our educational program, admission policies, staff hiring, and other school-administered programs.

Job responsibilities include:

-Teaching classes in 8th Grade Science (Physical Science) and Chemistry or Physics

-Guiding a group of advisees through their Middle School years

-Working collaboratively with the team of Middle School teachers and the PreK – 12 Science faculty

-Writing narrative term comments about students

-Duties around the school and extracurricular activities such as sponsoring a club or coaching a sports team

-Preparing students for the transition from Middle School to Upper School

Mission: Sayre School provides an innovative and inclusive learning environment that empowers students to achieve academic excellence, embrace challenge, and cultivate integrity in order to lead purposeful lives in an ever-changing world.

Applicants are asked to email a resume, cover letter, and the names of at least two references to Timothy O’Rourke, Head of Upper School, torourke@sayreschool.org, Kristin Seymour, Head of Middle School, kseymour@sayreschool.org, and Sarah Leer, Middle School Administrative Assistant, sleer@sayreschool.org. Please include your last name and “science position” in the subject line.

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.

General Information

If you would like to be considered for future teaching or administrative opportunities at Sayre, please email your résumé and cover letter to employment@sayreschool.org.
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