Employment

Applicants are asked to send resumes and cover letters for posted positions by e-mail to resumes@barrie.org.

Current Openings

  • Track & Field Head Coach

    The Barrie School Athletic Department requires a qualified HEAD COACH for the VARSITY TRACK AND FIELD TEAM in the Spring of 2015. The period of this coaching position is from March 2, 2015 through May 30, 2015. Practices will take place between 4:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Monday through Thursday. Competitions will take place off-campus after 4 p.m. (possibly on a Friday). Travel to other schools may require a 3:00 p.m. departure with the team.

    Experience in coaching track and field events is required. Prior experience in educating and working with young athletes should be briefly described in the cover letter. Prior competitive track and field experience is preferred.

    A resume and cover letter should be emailed to Richard Chin at rchin@barrie.org with "TRACK AND FIELD COACHING POSITION" in the subject line. The position will be open until filled.

  • Middle and Upper School Humanities Teacher

    Barrie School, a student-centered learning community with students from 18 months-Grade 12, seeks a full time Middle and Upper School Humanities Teacher for 2015-2016.

    About Barrie

    Barrie is a learning institution comprised of three distinct yet mutually supportive divisions: Barrie Montessori (serving students age 18 months through grade 5, and aspiring Montessori educators at the Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies); Barrie Prep (serving students in grades 6 through 12); and Barrie Camp (a summer day-camp program serving children ages 4 through 14). Barrie's mission is to empower individuals to expand their intellectual abilities, develop creative talents, and discover their passions to make a positive impact in a rapidly changing world.

    Barrie serves approximately 330 students, and since our founding in 1932, has maintained a commitment to multiculturalism and diversity. Our extraordinary environment for learning is located on 45 wooded acres just outside Washington, D.C.

    At Barrie, faculty appreciate students as individuals. Learning is a hands-on experience for all our students: they are fully engaged in their own education. Each division (Montessori, Prep, and Camp) plays a distinct and valuable role as an integral part of the overall institution; all serve to complement the others and advance the mission of the whole.

    Responsibilities

    The qualified candidate will employ the latest technology and demonstrate a desire and ability to teach outside a traditional classroom setting, utilizing our ponds, trees, wooded trails, streams, and horses. Embracing our values of respect for self, others, and the environment, Barrie teachers are committed to working with a diverse group of learners in a collaborative and flexible community.

    The Humanities Department explores cultures in an interdisciplinary manner, starting with English and History and extending to religion, economics, and philosophy. Classes are double periods. He or she should be comfortable instructing both Middle School and Upper School students.

    Requirements

    The qualified candidate must be eager to advise students and willing to carry out the tasks expected of full-time faculty. In addition to teaching two double block Humanities classes, the teacher will teach one or two trimester-long electives and teach an Extended Study Week program. An interest in coaching, drama, or other after-school activities is expected. A creative spirit, desire to collaborate, and a sense of humor is essential.

    A love of teaching writing and knowledge of differentiation techniques are required.

    A Bachelor’s degree is required; graduate work is preferred.

    How to Apply

    To apply, please send a cover letter and resume in PDF format to resumes@barrie.org

  • HEAD OF MONTESSORI (LOWER SCHOOL)

    Barrie School seeks candidates for the 2015-2016 school year for the position of Head of Lower School (also known as Barrie Montessori), with employment beginning Summer 2015.

    ABOUT THE SCHOOL

    Barrie School currently serves 335 students age 18 months through grade 12 in two divisions: Lower School (Barrie Montessori) and Middle-Upper School (Barrie Prep). Our nationally respected Montessori school encompasses four programs: Toddler (for ages 18 months-3), Primary (for ages 3-6), Lower Elementary (grades 1-3), and Upper Elementary (grades 4-5).

    ABOUT THE POSITION & QUALIFICATIONS

    Barrie seeks candidates who are experienced, credentialed Montessori educators who also embrace research-driven, innovative approaches to 21st-century learning and professional development. Working in close partnership with the Head of School, the division head serves as a key part of the school’s administrative team.

    Both administrative and instructional leadership experience are essential, as the division Head leads an established program staffed by experienced educators as well as Montessori interns. The division Head should possess the ability to work with individual teachers to provide thoughtful guidance and feedback on teaching and to collaborate on crafting professional development. We welcome candidates with background in public and private school settings.

    EXPECTATIONS OF THE NEW HEAD OF BARRIE MONTESSORI

    • Increase enrollment, achieve a lower attrition rate, and improve public awareness of program.
    • Work collaboratively with the Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies and champion the philosophy and pedagogy of the Montessori method, including support of our growing intern program.

    ABOUT THE SEARCH PROCESSAll applicants are asked to send a CV or resume, cover letter, and statement of philosophy and leadership style along with references, via e-mail to resumes@barrie.org. Interviews will be held on campus and at the AMS Conference.
    Click here to download a PDF of the full job description.

  • Upper Elementary Lead Teacher

    Barrie is a student centered learning community with students age 18 months – grade 12 located on a beautiful 45-acre campus just outside Washington, D.C. Our program encourages students to develop their own individual interests and talents through hands-on experiential learning.

    Barrie School is a leader in Montessori education, with the Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies housed on campus as well as a robust salaried Montessori Internship Program. The ideal candidate embraces teamwork, collegiality, and professional development.

    Qualifications:

    • Seeking a self-motivated Teacher Leader
    • Strong classroom management skills, positive parent engagement, and an ability to keep student expectations high
    • Uphold an authentic Montessori approach
    • Experience with Curriculum Coordination in language, math, and/or cultural areas strongly preferred.
    • As a 21st century educator, integration with technology, the arts, the outdoor campus, and off campus partnerships are essential to Barrie’s curriculum cohesion.

    Requirements:

    • 5+ years of experience strongly preferred.
    • Candidates must hold a Bachelor’s degree, at minimum.
    • MACTE Accredited Montessori Elementary Credential preferred, or willingness to enroll in the Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies

    Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to resumes@barrie.org

  • Salaried Montessori Internship Program

    Barrie School is a center of expertise in Montessori Education and benefits from a close relationship with the Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies (IAMS), which has been preparing Montessori educators for over thirty years and is housed on the Barrie campus. Barrie is one of the few Montessori schools in Maryland to hold full Accreditation from the American Montessori Society (AMS). The school seeks candidates interested in a position as a salaried intern at Barrie for SY 14-15.

    Candidates must be enrolled in a Montessori certification program at the Toddler, Primary or Lower Elementary level. Interns are paired with a Master Teacher and fully participate as Barrie faculty members in duties and responsibilities at the school. Interns benefit from being part of vibrant adult learning community and being on campus with the operation of the Montessori Institute.

    Here are some thoughts and comments from current Interns:

    “Interning here at Barrie has provided a wonderful opportunity to work with master teachers in a nurturing environment. As most of the Barrie faculty were once IAMS students, they knew exactly where I was coming from and always offered insight and encouragement. Barrie's internship program truly prepared me with the skills to be able to lead a 3-6 classroom with confidence. I have developed muscles in places I never knew existed. Just as I was trained to nurture and guide the child, I was also supported and encouraged as a new teacher.

    “During my internship year I was always encouraged to incorporate my professional expertise and my experience as a mom. The internship year at Barrie is rigorous and offers many opportunities to gain real life experience as a Montessori teacher and member of the broader school community. I loved my time interning here at Barrie!”

    “The Barrie community was not just a teaching ground for me. It was my home away from home. I definitely learned so much from the IAMS and working as a lower school intern at The Barrie School was a dream job. I continue to learn daily from my supervising teacher, colleagues, students, and parents. I am very grateful to be in a community that is nurturing and accommodating.”

    Candidates interested in applying for the salaried internship program should either be enrolled in a Montessori certification program already or seek enrollment at the Barrie Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies. Educators new to the field of Montessori education are encouraged to apply.

    Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to resumes@barrie.org

    If you have questions about the Intern Program, please contact Nikki Moody, Head of Lower School, at nmoody@barrie.org.

    If you have questions about the Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies, please contact Hilary Green, Director Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies, at hgreen@barrie.org.

  • Administrative Assistant - Barrie Montessori (Ages 18 months - 5th Grade)

    About Barrie

    Barrie is a learning institution comprised of three distinct yet mutually supportive divisions: Barrie Montessori (serving students age 18 months through grade 5, and aspiring Montessori educators at the Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies); Barrie Prep (serving students in grades 6 through 12); and Barrie Camp (a summer day-camp program serving children ages 4 through 14). Barrie's mission is to empower individuals to expand their intellectual abilities, develop creative talents, and discover their passions to make a positive impact in a rapidly changing world.

    Barrie serves approximately 330 students, and since our founding in 1932, has maintained a commitment to multiculturalism and diversity. Our extraordinary environment for learning is located on 45 wooded acres just outside Washington, D.C.

    At Barrie, faculty appreciate students as individuals. Learning is a hands-on experience for all our students: they are fully engaged in their own education. Each division (Montessori, Prep, and Camp) plays a distinct and valuable role as an integral part of the overall institution; all serve to complement the others and advance the mission of the whole.

    Position Description

    Daily Operations

    • Provide administrative support to the Head of Barrie Montessori
    • Schedule meetings of visitors, faculty, and parents
    • Manage office incoming and outgoing email, mail, and phone communication
    • Manage Substitute Teacher administration (scheduling, tracking, time-sheets, procedures binder)
    • Update and maintain pertinent manuals and handbooks (Emergency Binders, Daily Operations, etc.)
    • Write and distribute staff meeting agenda and minutes
    • Register faculty for Professional Development
    • Manage arrival and dismissal
    • Coordinate scheduling of school events and trips (school pictures, field trips)
    • Student attendance tracking and reporting
    • Maintain current and past student files, in accordance with school requirements and COMAR regulations, and transcript correspondence
    • Manage attendance for safety drills and exercises
    • Maintain updated student and parent database information, class pages, etc.
    • Coordinate internally with the Camp office, Institute office, Barrie Prep, Administrative team, and Admissions office
    • General divisional administration (duty rosters, time sheets, new student/faculty check-lists, etc.)
    • Ensure regulatory compliance with The Maryland Office of Childcare (OCC)


    Coordinate Events and Maintain Budgets

    • Event planning for division events (New Parent Orientation, Back to Barrie, Parent Ed etc.).
    • Monthly management of classroom budgets (tracking ordering, sharing updates)
    • Ordering of Montessori classroom supplies, office supplies, and snack for Primary grades


    Benchmarking and Research

    • Research assigned topics as requested and prepare associated reports in the required format (PPT, Inspiration, Prezi, etc.).


    Behavioral Expectations

    • Intuitive Team Work
    • Ask clarifying questions before making assumptions
    • Innovation
    • Working collaboratively
    • Multitasking
    • Self-directed, self-motivated


    Learning Expectations

    • Active participation in Barrie School activities.
    • Participation in Professional Development opportunities


    Authority

    • Manage the dissemination of on-line communications to Barrie Montessori and school community.
    • Coordinate Barrie Montessori calendar and usage of Montessori facilities.


    Position Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of five years of experience in school administration.
    • Demonstrated initiative and team-work
    • Experience working in a child-centered environment with a wide range of students, teachers and parents
    • Experience in using and maintaining data tracking and administration systems
    • Ability to gain a working knowledge of the school programs, and ability to explain these programs clearly both in writing and verbally to current and potential families and staff
    • Ability to support fellow staff, and parents in a friendly, respectful, and exemplary manner
    • Excellent communication skills, oral and written, to a range of constituents
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Google Apps for Education, and other web-based tools for communication, attendance and information dissemination
    • Ability to speak a second language an asset


    To apply, please send a cover letter and resume in PDF format to resumes@barrie.org

  • Receptionist/Admission Office Assistant

    About Barrie

    Barrie is a learning institution comprised of three distinct yet mutually supportive divisions: Barrie Montessori (serving students age 18 months through grade 5, and aspiring Montessori educators at the Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies); Barrie Prep (serving students in grades 6 through 12); and Barrie Camp (a summer day-camp program serving children ages 4 through 14). Barrie's mission is to empower individuals to expand their intellectual abilities, develop creative talents, and discover their passions to make a positive impact in a rapidly changing world.

    Barrie serves approximately 330 students, and since our founding in 1932, has maintained a commitment to multiculturalism and diversity. Our extraordinary environment for learning is located on 45 wooded acres just outside Washington, D.C.

    At Barrie, faculty appreciate students as individuals. Learning is a hands-on experience for all our students: they are fully engaged in their own education. Each division (Montessori, Prep, and Camp) plays a distinct and valuable role as an integral part of the overall institution; all serve to complement the others and advance the mission of the whole.

    Position Description

    The Receptionist/Admission Office Assistant creates and supports a reception and work environment that is consistent with the Barrie’s mission, is responsive to the school’s needs, and is welcoming to families interested in learning more about and seeking admission to Barrie Montessori and/or Barrie Prep or visiting other Administrative Offices. S/he works fulltime and follows the twelve-month administrative calendar. S/he reports to the Director of Admission and Financial Aid who coordinates job responsibilities and coordinates the flow of work based on priority from the Office of Admission and Financial Aid, the Head of School’s Office, Institutional Advancement, and Business Office.

    Requirements
    A successful candidate for the position of Receptionist/Admission Office Assistant will have:
    • Attained at least a bachelor’s degree in a related field or commensurate with experience.
    • Strong knowledge of schools, independent and / or public. Preferably experience in a school environment.
    • Ability and willingness to learn the details and benefits of a Barrie education and to convey them to prospective families with understanding, thoughtfulness and care.
    • Ability and willingness to learn the details of the school’s financial aid program and offer knowledge with understanding and respect for confidentiality.
    • Ability to express himself/herself effectively both verbally and in writing.
    • Strong technology skills.
    • Strong organizational skills.
    • Successful completion of the required background check.

    Responsibilities by Department

    Reception
    Some duties include but are not limited to:
    • Welcoming all visitors to the Administrative Offices in a friendly, engaging and helpful manner as their important first point of contact with the school.
    • Answering all incoming calls on the school telephone line in a friendly, helpful manner. Calls are redirected as needed.
    • Maintains an orderly and welcoming Reception area.

    Admission
    Some duties include but are not limited to:
    • Positive, friendly, timely and helpful communication with and support for all calls to the Receptionist desk recognizing the importance of all calls as often first contact with the school.
    • Maintaining the admission databases from point of inquiry through enrollment and, as applicable, withdrawal.
    • Processing and tracking all inquiries which includes but is not limited to: entering in admission inquiry database, sending admission materials, and maintaining a file of all inquiries.
    • Scheduling tours and class visits and sending additional information as needed.
    • Processing applications.
    • Communicating statistical records for all admission.
    • Routinely reviewing applicant files for receipt of documents. Routinely informing colleagues and parents regarding status of applicant files.
    • Scheduling, welcoming and escorting, when needed, prospective students to their class visits.
    • Preparing admission committee materials for review of applicants including reader score cards, files, and worksheets.
    • Preparing materials for mailings.
    • Helping plan, implement and participate in on-campus and off-campus admission events during school hours and at other times such as evenings and weekends.
    • Staying current with financial aid process and procedures.
    • Responding to financial aid inquiries and providing needed materials and information.
    • Creating and maintaining financial aid files for current families and new applicant families.
    • Entering data in financial aid worksheets.
    • Assisting with the development of financial aid statistics.
    • Consistently informing applicant families of incomplete financial aid applications.

    Office of the Head of School
    Some duties include but are not limited to:
    • Responsible for covering Head of School office during absence of the Executive Assistant such as answering phones, greeting guests, duties as assigned by the Head of School.
    • Assist Executive Assistant with clerical duties such as research, typing, event planning, projects and duties as assigned.

    Office of Development and Alumni Relations
    • Responsibilities to be determined by the Manager of Development and Alumni Relations.

    To apply, please send a cover letter and resume in PDF format to resumes@barrie.org

  • Extended Day Staff

    About Barrie

    Barrie is a learning institution comprised of three distinct yet mutually supportive divisions: Barrie Montessori (serving students age 18 months through grade 5, and aspiring Montessori educators at the Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies); Barrie Prep (serving students in grades 6 through 12); and Barrie Camp (a summer day-camp program serving children ages 4 through 14). Barrie's mission is to empower individuals to expand their intellectual abilities, develop creative talents, and discover their passions to make a positive impact in a rapidly changing world.

    Barrie serves approximately 330 students, and since our founding in 1932, has maintained a commitment to multiculturalism and diversity. Our extraordinary environment for learning is located on 45 wooded acres just outside Washington, D.C.

    At Barrie, faculty appreciate students as individuals. Learning is a hands-on experience for all our students: they are fully engaged in their own education. Each division (Montessori, Prep, and Camp) plays a distinct and valuable role as an integral part of the overall institution; all serve to complement the others and advance the mission of the whole.

    Barrie School is seeking qualified Program Staff for the Extended Day Program.

    Qualified candidates will have completed coursework in any youth, outdoor or education-related field; have a strong passion for positive youth development and working with youth, some experience with outdoor facilitation and a demonstrated, positive work ethic. Barrie School is a co-educational, college preparatory, independent day school, serving approximately 325 students from age 18 months through grade 12. For more information visit www.barrie.org. Openings available for pre-K and Kindergarten, Lower and Upper Elementary, or Middle School.

    Essential Functions:

    • Lead a variety of enriching activities with school-aged children, including outdoor activities, homework help, and snack time.
    • Manage a group of children and implement curriculum in a way that is consistent with Montessori and positive youth development philosophies
    • Assist in maintaining high standard of safety keeping the health and welfare of all children a priority at all times
    • Participate in scheduled staff meeting and assist program director as needed
    • Availability:

    Monday - Friday, 6:45 AM – 8:45 AM

    and/or

    Monday - Friday, 2:45 PM – 6:15 PM (or until all campers depart)

    Required Skills/Experience

    • Ability to implement program curriculum effectively
    • Ability to maintain order and to make sound judgments keeping the safety, health and welfare of students a priority
    • Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups from all social and economic segments of the community
    • Must be able to communicate with parents effectively about their child in a positive professional manner
    • CPR/First Aid certification preferred, but not required
    • Familiarity with Montessori style education helpful, but not required
    • Minimum age of 18 years
    • High School graduate with education/coursework in child development, education or otherwise related to school age children, OR proven experience at camp or in youth development
    • Pre-employment medical examination


    Send resume to Peter Vogdes, Camp and Extended Day Director - pvogdes@barrie.org, or to Jason Kromirs, Associate Director – jkromirs@barrie.org.

  • Teaching Fellow for 2015-16 School Year

    Application Deadline March 1, 2015

    About Barrie

    Barrie is a learning institution comprised of three distinct yet mutually supportive divisions: Barrie Montessori (serving students age 18 months through grade 5, and aspiring Montessori educators at the Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies); Barrie Prep (serving students in grades 6 through 12); and Barrie Camp (a summer day-camp program serving children ages 4 through 14). Barrie's mission is to empower individuals to expand their intellectual abilities, develop creative talents, and discover their passions to make a positive impact in a rapidly changing world.

    Barrie serves approximately 330 students, and since our founding in 1932, has maintained a commitment to multiculturalism and diversity. Our extraordinary environment for learning is located on 45 wooded acres just outside Washington, D.C.

    At Barrie, faculty appreciate students as individuals. Learning is a hands-on experience for all our students: they are fully engaged in their own education. Each division (Montessori, Prep, and Camp) plays a distinct and valuable role as an integral part of the overall institution; all serve to complement the others and advance the mission of the whole.

    Barrie’s Teaching Fellowship Program
    We offer a one-year paid teaching fellowship program for recent college graduates who value a career committed to youth development. The program will provide the college graduate a diverse learning environment that enhances Barrie’s teaching philosophy of hands-on and project based learning. The graduate will assist in guiding students’ learning experiences, including their academic, social, athletic, and artistic development. The program provides the applicant an opportunity to develop their teaching ability and style in and out of the classroom. The applicant will gain a deeper sense of many responsibilities and joys of the teaching profession and have the support of a mentor teacher. Fellows may be encouraged to apply for a full-time position for the following year if a suitable opening becomes available. Barrie seeks applicants who are new to the teaching career and who come from diverse backgrounds. We welcome candidates with academic interests across multiple disciplines that value integrative thinking. We also expect candidates to embrace our values of academic and personal excellence. Teaching fellows are compensated with a stipend and provided health insurance including other benefits. Shared housing is also a possibility for fellows.

    Responsibilities

    Teaching fellows will be expected to teach a minimum of two classes, an elective, lead clubs and committees, coach sports and attend extracurricular activities. They will also be expected to complete year long projects and contribute to the improvement of Barrie as a vibrant learning community. Candidates with a passion for the environment, global issues, and service learning are welcomed.

    All applicants are asked to send a resume and cover letter in PDF format by March 1, 2015 to resumes@barrie.org. Please put the position for which you are applying in the subject line. Please provide areas of teaching interest, elective courses of interest, or other extra-curricular interests.

Barrie School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, or a person's status as a qualified candidate with a disability in administration of its educational program, admission policies, financial aid program, staff hiring and other school-administered programs.