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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Summer@Sayre Associate

Summer@Sayre is looking for enthusiastic applicants to be a part of our eight-week summer program. Applicant must love working and interacting with children, ages 2 – 11. Experience with children in large group settings or as an individual is preferred. Applicant must be 18 years old and complete required on-line training. A valid driver’s license and a background check is required.

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. 

Please contact Andy Fitch at afitch@sayreschool.org or (859) 254-1361 ext. 260 with questions.

Part-Time Teaching Assistants

Sayre Lower School in Lexington, KY is seeking part-time preschool assistants to join our collaborative preschool for the 2019-2020 school year. These positions are part-time, 5 hours a day, 5 days a week M-F. These positions do not come with benefits. Experience with Project-based learning, specifically, is a plus, but not a requirement. In addition, strong candidates must love working with young children, possess a healthy respect for children’s learning capabilities, and value creativity.

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education or related field preferred but not required. Experience in a Reggio-inspired, project-based, or other constructivist setting is a plus, and experience working in a preschool setting is required.

Start Date: August 2019

 

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. 

Sayre School is an Independent PK-12 school in the heart of downtown Lexington. Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume and list of references to Luanne Stiles at lstiles@sayreschool.org.

Lower School (K-4) Science Teacher

Sayre Lower School is seeking a progressive, knowledgeable and passionate educator to lead our experiential Lower School science program.  We desire an individual who will use our beautiful, new science laboratory to facilitate a student-centered,inquiry-based science curriculum which is engaging and relevant for our students, building sound foundational skills in scientific principles and techniques while challenging them to be strong critical and imaginative thinkers. In keeping with Sayre’s dedication to constructivist teaching practices, our science program emphasizes “process” over “product” and strives to develop our students’ depth of understanding and scientific literacy, rather than mastery of scientific facts.  Ideal candidates will be collaborative team players who have the energy and skill to develop our students’ passion for scientific thought and investigation.   We seek to hire an individual with a robust understanding of child development, experience teaching science to elementary-aged children, knowledge of child-directed learning approaches, strong scientific expertise in all areas of elementary science curriculum, experience with designing science curriculum around Next Generation Science Standards, and a healthy sense of humor with a dollop of joy on the side.

In addition to our brand new Lower School building situated on our beautiful campus in downtown Lexington, Sayre School owns a 50 acre athletic complex and farm outside of the Lexington City limits.   Our next Lower School science teacher will have the opportunity to play a key role in the continued development and cultivation of this land in ways that build an outdoor education program which supports our students’ knowledge and appreciation of nature, sustainability and ecological principles.  There is an amazing opportunity for the ideal candidate to play a key role in shaping the continued development of this educational resource for future generations of Sayre students.  

 Successful candidates will:
• Have strong interpersonal skills, flexibility and good organization
• Have formal training in science/science education/STEAM (B.A./B.S. minimum;  Masters preferred)
• Have knowledge of Next Generation Science Standards
• Have experience teaching Lower School science including designing and implementing science/STEM curriculum
• 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. 

Please send cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Luanne Stiles Assistant to the Lower School Head at lstiles@sayreschool.org.

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. 

 

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.

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. 

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 – 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 yearSayre’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.

 Job responsibilities include:

-Teaching classes in 8th Grade Science (Physical Science) and Upper School 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

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.orgKristin 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.

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. 

Middle and Upper School French Teacher

Sayre School seeks a dedicated professional who loves Middle and Upper School students to teach French in our World Language program beginning in the 2019-20 school year. Sayre is an independent Pre-K -12 school in Lexington, KY, and our mission focuses on fostering academic excellence, embracing challenge and cultivating integrity. Our World Language Program offers Spanish and French, Level One through AP, and students are required to take a language for a minimum of three years. French teachers share teaching responsibilities in both the Middle and Upper Schools, with the typical teaching load consisting of five classes and three preps.

The successful candidate holds an undergraduate degree in French, and a Master’s degree in French or teaching a second language, and has native or near-native proficiency. Language classes are proficiency based so candidates should have experience teaching in an immersive environment, with the goal of staying in the target language 90-100% of the time, depending on the level. Candidates must bring a love of learning languages and cultures to the job, a willingness to contribute meaningfully to the development of the program, an active curiosity about kids of this age, openness to all forms of human diversity, flexibility, and a sense of humor.  Sayre Middle School has a 1-to-1 iPad program, and the Upper School has a 1-to-1 laptop program, so candidates should be familiar with integrating technology into the curriculum.

To find out more about Sayre School, please access our website at www.sayreschool.org.

Applicants are asked to email a cover letter, resume, and a statement of teaching philosophy and references to Tim O’Rourke, Head of Upper School at torourke@sayreschool.org; and to Kristin Seymour, Head of Middle School at kseymour@sayreschool.org. Please include your last name and French position in the subject line.

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.

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.

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.

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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