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

Current Openings

  • Extended Day Staff

    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


    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.

  • College Counselor/Registrar

    Barrie School, a student-centered learning community with students age 18 months though Grade 12, seeks a college counselor/registrar. Barrie is located on a beautiful 45 acre campus just minutes from Washington DC. Our program encourages students to develop their own individual interests and talents through hands-on experiential learning.

    The College Counselor/Registrar reports to the Head of the Middle and Upper School and is responsible for administering all aspects of the college search and admissions process and supervising the program schedule and record keeping for the Upper School students. Duties include:

    College Counseling:

    • Educating students and parents about colleges, the college admissions process, trends, procedures, and testing; advising and supporting classes of 30-50 seniors and families as they go through the process; and helping students and families aspire realistically and choose wisely.
    • Meeting with juniors and seniors, individually and in groups, to talk about process and individual college choices. The College Counselor also advises 9th and 10th graders on curricular choices, as needed, and works with international students to understand US college admissions, especially aspects unique to them. We are a small school who should understand 9th and 10th graders and coach them towards applying to selective colleges in the 12th grade.
    • Meeting with all college admissions representatives who visit our campus and facilitating meetings between college representatives and our students. The College Counselor also serves as a liaison with College admissions offices throughout the year.
    • Compiling an annual Profile of the School, as well as information on grade distributions in junior and senior courses and courses offered at our school.
    • Writing an official school recommendation for each senior. To do so, the Counselor gathers information from parents, teachers, school records, and students themselves. The College Counselor also completes all School Report and mid-year report forms requested by colleges, including evaluations of students.
    • Administering the College Counseling Office budget and purchasing, maintaining, and sharing information on colleges, college guides, scholarships, financial aid, and paying for college.
    • Updating an annual College Search Handbook, a resource mailed to junior and senior parents each summer, an extensive assembly of information about the college search process. The College Counselor also keeps parents informed through a monthly column, a newsletter for parents, and in letters about test dates, local college events, and financial aid.
    • Acting as co-advisor to the senior class as a whole and advising several individual seniors each year, providing academic and personal counseling. In addition to working with senior class on class events, class meetings provide an opportunity to disseminate information about the college application process.
    • Teach 2-3 sections of Upper School Life (1 period per week per class), with a focus on college preparation.
    • Keeping track of admission decisions, statistics, and making a report to the Board of Trustees.
    • Making informational presentations to parents, such as the annual presentations to parents of 8th graders, parents of juniors, new parents, and the Parents' Association.
    • Being aware of issues and trends in college admission, higher education, testing, as well as keeping up-to-date about specific colleges and maintaining membership in professional organizations: the College Board, the National Association of College Admission Counselors, the New England Association of College Admission Counselors, etc.
    • Maintaining and disseminating information about standardized tests such as SAT, ACT, and TOEFL, helping to administer AP and PSAT exams, serving as AP Coordinator, and working with the Registrar to arrange for or extended time on these tests, as warranted.
      Coordinating selection of college book award winners and presents them on Graduation weekend. The College Counselor also organizes various aspects of Graduation such as the graduation photo, certificates, and creating programs for Graduation.


    • Oversees the master schedule, taking input from Head of MUS and Deans.
    • Oversees the menu of electives to ensure we offer courses that meet students’ needs
    • Participates in the review of our schedule and helps develop a model for 2014-2015 that facilitates project-based learning and shared use of Barrie campus resources with Lower School.
    • Interfaces with students and families about course selection, including AP classes and electives
    • Plans summer communication to families about course selection data.
    • Leads the facilitation of the school’s student information management system for Middle and Upper School students; trains new staff in the system’s functions;
    • Maintaining records on all students, including GPA's and transcripts.
    • Overseeing the development of the school schedule and making recommendations on course assignments.


    Necessary skills include excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong organizational ability and the ability to meet deadlines. Experience in college admissions or high school college counseling, teaching experience, and computer skills are pluses.

    The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills; familiarity with the goals, objectives, and mission of an independent college preparatory school; the ability to respond effectively to the needs of a diverse and demanding student and parent population; knowledge of colleges, their academic programs, admission policies, and financial policies and procedures. The college counselor must possess a deep appreciation for the potential of adolescents and bring with them a creative spirit and a sense of humor. Candidates will also be expected to teach, coach or participate in other administrative areas of the school.

    Please email your resume and cover letter to resumes@barrie.org

  • Part-Time Resident Filmmaker Internship

    Barrie, a child-centered learning community with students age 18 months – grade 12 and campers from age 4 to 14, seeks a filmmaker. The community includes the School, the Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies, and the Day Camp. We seek a part-time filmmaker who can conduct all facets of video production, including informal (candid) and on-location event shoots to include lighting, capturing, and providing overall artistic expertise. Barrie is located on a beautiful 45-acre campus just outside Washington DC. Our program encourages students to develop their own individual interests and talents through hands-on experiential learning, directed exploration and study in and out of the classroom. Housing is provided, and the position comes with an honorarium. Position can be for up to one year but a shorter time frame is possible.


    • Capture video images in various indoor and outdoor settings of students and the school environment.
    • Act as a visual storyteller, offering creative solutions regarding the shooting and editing of projects based on input from Director of Communications and Head of School; ensuring quality control and consistency on final project.
    • Perform technical post-production and editorial functions for video including importing, rough cuts, graphic design & integration, audio sweetening, color correction, fine cut and final delivery for website uploading. Add metadata as needed.
    • Manage output of video deliverables and archive of projects.
    • Possibly teach an elective class.


    • Creative eye and/or artistic vision to communicate through the video medium.
    • Command of modern digital video production, equipment and processes.
    • Must have experience with location video shooting, lighting and field audio.
    • Proficient and quick with Final Cut Pro, Motion or After Effects.
    • Familiarity with Adobe CC applications a plus.
    • Ability to work effectively with children of all ages in a school environment.
    • Well organized and able to handle multiple assignments with varying deadlines.

    Bachelor's/Master's Degree in Fine Arts, Photography, Communications, Media, or related field preferred
    3+ years' experience setting up/operating video cameras and editing HD video
    Samples of work available electronically for review
    Experience working in an educational setting preferred

    Please send a cover letter, resume, and link to online portfolio to resumes@barrie.org

  • Montessori Credentialed Infant/Toddler Teacher

    Barrie School, a student-centered learning community with students ages 18 months through Grade 12, is seeking a full time Montessori Infant/Toddler teacher for one of our three toddler classrooms for school year 2014-2015. Our mission is to empower individuals to expand their intellectual abilities, develop their creative talents, and discover their passions to make a positive impact in a rapidly changing world. 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). Barrie is located on a wooded 45 acre campus just outside Washington DC, one mile north of the Glenmont Metro. Applicants are asked to send a resume and cover letter by e-mail to psimon@barrie.org.

  • Grade 7 Humanities Teacher

    Barrie School, a student-centered learning community with students age 18 months - Grade 12, seeks a Middle and Upper School Humanities Teacher for 2014-15. This position will focus on 7th grade. Please note that the position is provisional upon an anticipated enrollment increase.

    Barrie is located on a beautiful 45-acre campus just outside Washington, DC. Our program encourages students to develop their individual interests and talents through hands-on experiential learning. Our curriculum embraces grade-level themes and promotes interdisciplinary project-based learning.

    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 writing, religion, economics, and philosophy. Classes are double periods. We seek a person with knowledge of world history and/or literature. Although primary duties will be teaching 7th grade, he or she should be comfortable instructing both Middle School and Upper School students. A love of teaching writing is required.

    Additionally, the qualified candidate must be eager to advise students and willing to carry out the tasks expected of full-time faculty. An interest in coaching, drama, or other after-school activities is expected. A creative spirit and a sense of humor is essential.

    Please send cover letter and resume to resumes@barrie.org.

  • Teaching Fellow for 2015-16 School Year

    Application Deadline March 1, 2015

    Barrie at a Glance Barrie’s 45 acre campus provides space for learning, play, and exploration. Whether taking water samples at the pond, riding on the tricycle track, or quietly reading near the fireplace, the campus is a lively environment. Middle and Upper School classes have broad themes woven into the curriculum and engage our students in experiential learning. The middle school focuses on respect for self, others, and the environment. Grades 9 and 10 focus on Invention and Discovery, and Grades 11 and 12 Diplomacy and Global Issues. Barrie is also located less than 1 mile from Glenmont Metro station and 13 miles from The White House.

    Barrie School’s Teaching Fellowship Program Barrie School offers 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 by March 1, 2015 via e-mail to resume@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.