Employment

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

Current Openings

  • 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.

    RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

    • 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.

    SKILLS REQUIREMENTS

    • 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.

    EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND CERTIFICATIONS
    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

  • Director of Technology

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

    Barrie seeks a customer-focused IT leader who works at both a strategic level and enjoys the operational detail of successful system integration. We seek an individual committed to the integration of technology into teaching and learning, and someone who looks at our amazing campus as a classroom for discovery. The ideal individual will be able to quickly support all our operating systems and manage vendor relations and procurement processes. The person will enjoy supporting professional development of staff and interacting with students of all ages. The school is launching a 1-1 iPad program in the upper school in the fall and has up to date hardware and software.

    Barrie is part of a collaborative effort called the Future of Information Alliance. The director will represent Barrie in this effort with the Head of School and our Technology Integration Specialist. The school also uses a vendor to support our infrastructure.

    If you love technology, have an affinity for fixing things, enjoy statistics and data presentation, with experience and a desire to work with students, faculty, and the larger Barrie community, then we invite you to express your interest in joining the Barrie School.

    Candidates must have a Bachelor's degree in Information Technology or related computer field with 5 years of experience in education, as well as knowledge of iPad usage, computer hardware, software and peripherals. Must be adept at using computer systems and related technology. Must exhibit proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite as well as other programs.

    Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Understand network infrastructure to maintain and inform hardware and software choices.
    • Takes a leadership role in developing and implementing the School’s technology plan in support of the Technology Integration Specialist.

    • Manages technical budgets, allocates resources, manages the annual technology capital projects proposal, and determines appropriate project schedules.

    • Develops a technology resource approach that can be easily accessed by teachers, students and staff.

    • Develops and implements a School-wide technology in-service program. The objectives of the in-service program are to provide ongoing education and to develop campus leaders in the technology field.

    • Manages the overall acquisition of hardware and software. Maintains accurate inventories. Establishes guidelines for sharing equipment campus-wide.

    • Evaluates hardware, software, courseware for potential use in instructional or administrative areas.

    • Directly supervises Barrie technology personnel and on-site vendor. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies. Supervisory responsibilities include hiring and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

    • Provides leadership and direction for all website activities.

    • Prepares and monitors related contracts with outside vendors, and agencies.

    • Meets and consults with division and school administrators on the development, maintenance, and effectiveness of data applications; and develops and maintains effective communication and working relationships with administrative divisions and schools.

    • Coordinates the preparation of appropriate emergency information and communications, with divisions and Director of Communications.

    • Supervises the evaluation, acquisition, installation and maintenance, of information and communications technology software to support instructional and business needs of the School.

    • Coordinates on-going evaluation and recommends procedures to encourage response to instructional and business administrative needs for information and communications resources.

    • Participates as a member of the Emergency Response Committee.

    • Serve as an active member of the team working on the campus strategic plan and new building projects

    • Assess and give input to building design and construction with a focus on technology

    • Serve as resource to Board committee on facilities

    • Support Director of Communications with the Barrie website. Engage with all divisions of the school as an administrative face and to facilitate cross divisional unity and connections

    • Collaborate on development of school access, alarm, and camera systems

    • Perform related duties as assigned.

      Knowledge & Skills:

      Knowledge of:

    • Data presentation and statistical analysis

    • Data communications theory, protocols and hardware.

    • Servers and server operating systems.

    • Personal computer hardware and software.

    • Database design and management.

    • Customer service design, organization and operation.

    • Internet and Intranet development standards.

    • Strategic planning and project management.

    • Instructional methods and techniques.

    • Organization, management and control of complex computer equipment and data processing systems.

    • Principles and practices of personnel supervision and training.

    • Principles of budget preparation and administration.

      Ability to:

    • Review and check the work products of others to ensure work and information systems standards are met.

    • To plan effectively for and use technical and staff resources.

    • Develop and articulate long term strategic plans.

    • Express complex ideas clearly and accurately both orally and in writing.

    • Assign duties, supervise and evaluate the work of a technical staff.

    • Provide or direct others in providing customer service.

    • Analyze complex problems and recommend solutions.

    • Evaluate computing requirements and user needs and advise on appropriate hardware and software configurations.

    • Operate office machines and equipment.

    • Conduct meetings and make presentations.

    • Learn, interpret and follow Barrie policies and procedures.

    • Direct the training of staff.

    • Supervise and evaluate the performance of subordinate staff.

    • Establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

      Educational/License Requirements:

    Any combination equivalent to:

    • Bachelor’s degree in a related field and preferred graduate studies.

    • Five years of management experience in the area of data storage, filtering, and reporting including communications products and other related data, project management of enterprise-wide software installation, support of assessment, reporting, and commitment products and data warehousing.

    • Experience with schools and instructional programs

    Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume 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.

  • Assistant Director of Equestrian Programs

    Assistant Director of Equestrian Programs

    Barrie School’s Assistant Director of Equestrian Programs will help efforts in support of our mission 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. At Barrie we provide a safe and natural setting on forty-five acres of woods, fields, streams, and stables where students are encouraged to be themselves and to explore and try new things, accept challenges, and find joy in learning.

    The Assistant Director of Equestrian Programs is a member of the riding staff and reports to the Director of Equestrian Programs. This twelve-month salaried position requires some weekend and holiday hours. Overall responsibilities include helping in the development and implementation of all equestrian programs including planning and teaching age/skill appropriate lessons, safety of all participants, supervision of summer camp staff, and care of horses. Other duties and responsibilities assigned as needed. Shared housing is available.

    Teaching Responsibilities:

    • Assist in teaching hunt seat lessons for primary, elementary, middle, and upper school students of all skill levels;
    • Assist coaching students at equitation team meets and horse shows;
    • Ability to observe student behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques;
    • Fulfill requirements of Barrie faculty / staff members.
    • Occasional weekend and holiday hours as needed for competitions and special events.

    Stable Responsibilities:

    • Daily care of horses, including feeding, mucking, turning out, clipping, lunging, bathing, grooming, tacking, and general horse health care;
    • Assist in riding, training, and conditioning school and student owned horses;
    • Assist with coordinating vendors and ordering materials;
    • Assist in the management and care of the facility and equipment;
    • Oversee daily checks of area and equipment for safety, cleanliness, and good repair;
    • Work in conjunction with the Director of Equestrian Programs to insure all activities are functioning within the operational budget;
    • Occasional weekend and holiday hours as needed for barn coverage and emergencies.

    Summer Camp Responsibilities:

    • Coordinate with Summer Camp and Equestrian Program Directors in organizing and running summer riding programs including; pony rides, specialty riding, and special events;
    • Assist in recruiting, training, and supervising summer riding staff;
    • Ensure summer riding staff and campers know and follow safety guidelines.

    Requirements:

    • Associates or bachelor’s degree in relevant field;
    • Degree in Equine Studies preferred but not mandatory;
    • CHA or USEF Trainers Certification or equivalent preferred;
    • Experience in all aspects of riding, caring for horses, teaching, and safety;
    • Professional manner in oral and written communications;
    • A valid Driver's License is required. Experience driving farm tractor and horse trailer preferred;
    • Maintain current First Aid/CPR certification;
    • Ability to work indoors and outdoors in all seasons and types of weather conditions;
    • Self-starter with a high degree of motivation, keen attention to detail, and an ability to prioritize against goals;
    • Desire to be part of a community that values diversity, creativity and humor

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

  • Nurse

    Barrie, a child-centered learning community with students age 18 months – grade 12 and campers from age 4 to 14, seeks a qualified nurse with experience across all ages. The nurse will be the Health Manager for the Barrie learning community, providing for and supporting the daily medical needs of students, campers, and staff. The community includes the School, the Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies, and the Day Camp. We seek a nurse who can facilitate health education by implementing health and safety policies for students, faculty and staff on campus. 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, and global connections.

    The school nurse provides the necessary professional expertise to identify, assess, plan, implement, and evaluate the health needs of the community. He/she will promote collegial relationships with all constituents including Student and Family Services, Athletics, Extended Day and others; to assure appropriate health services support and continuity of care.

    The Nurse will:

    • Coordinate and participate in the establishment, review, and implementation of school and camp health services, policies, and procedures.
    • Serve as liaison and coordinate with local health agencies, medical treatment facilities, and community resources, as necessary.
    • Participate and contribute as member of Barrie’s Emergency Response Team to maintain emergency health and crisis plans, establish and implement protocol for emergency medical treatment, and orchestrate rehearsals and drills.
    • Navigate Barrie’s campus on a daily basis in the Nurse Mobile attending to the medical needs of students of all ages, and enjoying full membership in our community.

    Support Students, Campers, and Community

    • Provide health care consultation and direct care for students, campers, and staff.
    • Administer medication to students and campers with written permission from parents; maintain log and accurate records of treatments and medication dispensed.
    • Maintain contact with parents regarding student medical information, referrals and reports.
    • Maintain state-mandated student and camper health forms.
    • Maintain adequate inventory of supplies, and first aid supplies in the nurse’s office, infirmaries and first aid stations, dispensing as needed.
    • Provide safe and secure storage of prescription and non-prescription medications.
    • Complete accident and medical reports as necessary.
    • Inform staff of any special medical issues, restrictions, or needs of children.

    Provide Health Education and Services

    • Administer Barrie’s Blood-borne Pathogen Exposure Control Policy and Plan; provide ongoing training and keep records as required.
    • Coordinate the establishment of guidelines, procedures, equipment maintenance and training in First Aid/CPR and AED programs for staff and students where appropriate.
    • Implement year-round communicable disease control, including monitoring, surveillance, and disease prevention.
    • Provide appropriate training to faculty and staff in the event that off-campus medical attention is needed (i.e. allergies, head injuries).

    While the school seeks a full-time 12-month employee to serve school, camp and the Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies, we will consider applications from those interested in a 10-month position for the school only.

    Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from accredited college or university
    • Certified and Licensed Registered Nurse (RN) in Maryland
    • Current AED, CPR/first aid certificate
    • State licensing requirements must be met and maintained(i.e. child abuse & infection control)
    • Ability to use a computer and various software applications
    • Ability to communicate appropriately and effectively with all constituents
    • Considerable knowledge of medical disorders and treatment
    • Considerable knowledge of child and adolescent growth and development
    • Calm, caring, and friendly disposition when attending children
    • Working knowledge of public health issues, specifically those facing young people, and procedures for treatment in coordination with other health and social services agencies
    • Working knowledge of Federal, State, and Local laws and regulations affecting the delivery of school and camp health services
    • Demonstrate a genuine interest in the population and its health needs
    • Minimum of three years experience working with children, preferably in a school setting
    • 4-6 years experience as a Nurse preferred.

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

  • Lead Teacher of Science and Innovation

    Barrie School, a student centered learning community with students age 18 months – grade 12, seeks a middle and upper school lead teacher of science and innovation. 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. Our curriculum promotes interdisciplinary, project based learning, and embraces grade level themes: Service Learning in the Middle School aligned with our core philosophy, “Respect for the Environment, Respect for Self and Respect for Others”, and Invention and Discovery, and Diplomacy and Global Issues in the Upper School.

    We seek a scientist with strong interdisciplinary interests and a background in STEM/STEAM initiatives who can motivate and inspire, and has a keen interest in middle and upper-school students. The individual should have broad-based scientific knowledge and leadership experience. We hope the individual will be the lead teacher in chemistry and/or physics with broader interests.

    The qualified candidate will employ the latest technology and demonstrate a desire and ability to teach outside a traditional classroom setting, utilizing our 45 acres of campus resources, including 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.

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

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

  • Teaching Fellow for 2014-15 School Year

    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 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.

  • Mathematics Teacher

    Barrie School, a student centered learning community with students age 18 months – grade 12, seeks a middle and upper school mathematics teacher for 2014-2015. 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. Our program embraces grade level themes and promotes project based learning within and across disciplines.

    Barrie School seeks a grade six through twelve math teacher with experience developing curriculum and a capacity for leadership. We seek an individual who inspires a love of math in students and shows the relevance of math in our daily living and understanding of the world. The qualified candidate must be committed to teaching in a progressive educational environment and possess a deep appreciation of the potential of children. The ideal candidate must be committed to working with a diverse group of learners in a collaborative, student-centered environment. A creative spirit and a sense of humor are essential.

    In addition to fulfilling teaching responsibilities, the qualified candidate must be eager to serve as an advisor to students, be a leader in the community in which they work, and willing to carry out the tasks expected of all full-time faculty. An interest in after-school activities is expected. Applicants are asked to send resumes and cover letters to resumes@barrie.org.

  • Physics Teacher

    Barrie School, a student centered learning community with students age 2 – grade 12, seeks a middle and upper school physics teacher for 2014-2015. 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. Our curriculum embraces grade level themes and promotes interdisciplinary, project based learning.

    We seek a scientist with strong interdisciplinary interests who can motivate and inspire students. While core teaching responsibility will be Physics, the individual should have broad-based scientific knowledge and leadership experience. In addition to physics, he or she should be comfortable teaching chemistry, biology, and/or environmental science.

    The qualified candidate will employ the latest technology and demonstrate a desire and ability to teach outside a traditional classroom setting, utilizing our 45 acres of campus resources, including 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.

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

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

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.