Career Opportunities

Tower Hill School recognizes and celebrates the fact that outstanding teachers make for an exceptional student experience. Our faculty build valuable connections with students that motivate academic excellence and shape character development—in the classroom, on the fields and out in the community. Every day, our teachers model the intellectualism and growth mindset that we foster in our students.

Founded in 1919 in the entrepreneurial spirit of creating a model day school for Wilmington and the country, Tower Hill School serves students age three through Grade 12 under one roof. Our student-centered approach incorporates personalization and innovation, while building upon a strong traditional foundation. Teachers are the heart of the school, and on any given day in any given classroom, you will encounter curiosity, rigor and laughter. In fact, investing in faculty is a core element of our strategic plan.

To apply for a position or express interest in future opportunities, please contact Dean of Hiring and Recruitment Lindsay Acevedo at lacevedo@towerhill.org.

Teaching Openings

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  • Lower School Part-Time Preschool Assistant Teacher

    Tower Hill is seeking a part-time Preschool Assistant Teacher who will work alongside, and partner with, classroom teachers to experience firsthand all facets of teaching including, but not limited to, curricular instruction, lesson planning, and classroom management. Assistant teachers support the work of lead teachers in a multitude of ways. They have a range of responsibilities depending on their interests and level of experience and on the particular lead teacher with whom each is working. Over the course of the year, an assistant teacher is typically involved in most of the following duties:

    Responsibilities:
    • Assist the classroom teacher(s) in planning and implementing lessons that adhere to the established curriculum
    • Share in classroom management to create a healthy and positive learning environment for all students
    • Work alongside classroom teacher to address issues of social justice, diversity, equity, and anti-bias education in the curriculum and in our community while fostering an inclusive and diverse learning environment
    • Interact with students throughout the day by assisting them with curricular activities, offering needed support, building a healthy student/teacher relationship
    • Participate in recess and lunch coverage with the grade level team
    • Participate in early morning duties and assist with lunch
    • Attend specials with class if needed
    • Help classroom teachers to set up, maintain and clean up classrooms at the start of the day
    • Meet on a regular basis with lead teachers to review the lesson plans and student needs
    • Assist classroom teachers with parent communication when asked

    Other information: 
    • Attendance at regular Faculty Meetings is welcomed but not required
    • Attendance on in-service days will be determined based upon the content of the in-service
    • Attendance for all Back to School meetings is required
    • Providing assistance in setting up classrooms at the start of the school year is welcome but not required
    • Assistant teachers are welcome to apply for funds for Professional Development Opportunities through the Faculty Development Council (FDC). FDC will consider all requests and make decisions concerning funding
    • There is the opportunity for daily interaction with classroom teacher to discuss instruction and students
    • SEED training is required
    • Hours are 7:45am - 12:45pm, Monday through Friday

    Ideal candidates should possess the following credentials and qualities:
    • Motivated, creative, show initiative 
    • Enjoy collaborating with others 
    • Degree in Elementary Education preferred or TECE 1 and 2
    • One to three years of experience preferred 

    Tower Hill School is a coeducational private school for age 3 through Grade 12, dedicated to living our motto Multa Bene Facta — Many Things Done Well. With a beautiful 44-acre campus located in northwest Wilmington, Tower Hill has the reputation as one of the top academic schools in the region. Our unparalleled resources include excellent faculty, state-of the-art facilities and individualized learning support.

    Tower Hill School prepares students from diverse backgrounds for full and creative engagement with a dynamic world. Each student is provided with an educational experience that emphasizes the development of an inquisitive, discerning and critical mind; the value of being creative and aesthetically sensitive; the appreciation of physical well being; the ability to collaborate and to function as part of a team; and the growth of character.

    Tower Hill is an equal opportunity employer.

    Please submit a resume and cover letter as soon as possible. Apply here.
  • Lower School Visual Arts Teacher

    Tower Hill School is seeking a Lower School Visual Arts Teacher to begin in August 2022. The successful candidate will support our vibrant arts program and our community in an engaging and meaningful way in line with the mission and goals of Tower Hill School. This position will include teaching a wide variety of art processes and materials with grades 1st - 4th. This is a full-time, benefitted, 10-month position.
     
    Responsibilities include:
    • Teaching Lower School art classes
    • Maintain a rotating display of student artwork in the hallways and annual all-school art exhibition
    • Manage and oversee a studio with diverse supplies and resources in a manner that fosters inclusivity and accessibility for all students
    • Assist with student supervision and chaperoning outside the classroom
    • Participate in faculty collaborations and meetings
    • Complete skill based progress reports twice/year
    • Support all Lower School students and teachers in the creation of community art-based projects.
    Qualifications and Skills:
    • Experience and demonstrated interest in teaching Elementary age students
    • Bachelor’s degree or MFA in Visual Arts, Education, or related field
    • Experience and/or demonstrated interest in TAB (Teaching Artistic Behavior) classrooms / studio environments that foster self-directed learning and choice-based education
    • Ability to manage and oversee a busy classroom
    • Knowledge of varied art media including but not limited to drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and ceramics
    • Sensitivity to the developmental stages and well-being of children
    • Excellent organizational and time management skills
    • Experience with a variety of digital media such as Google Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, basic video and photo editing software/apps
    • Commitment to inclusive art history practices and teaching with a knowledge of historical, contemporary, non-western, and outsider art/artists
    • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
    • Strong communication skills, both verbal and non-verbal
    • Enthusiasm for professional growth, academic excellence and creative teaching
    • Ability to plan and organize educational content
    • Commitment to broad participation in school life
    • Experience in and commitment to the ongoing development and maintenance of an inclusive campus community
    • Ability to safely lift and move moderately heavy objects frequently
    Tower Hill School is a coeducational private school for age 3 through Grade 12, dedicated to living our motto Multa Bene Facta—Many Things Done Well. With a beautiful 44-acre campus located in northwest Wilmington, Tower Hill has the reputation as one of the top academic schools in the region. Our unparalleled resources include excellent faculty, state-of the-art facilities and individualized learning support.

    Tower Hill School prepares students from diverse backgrounds for full and creative engagement with a dynamic world. Each student is provided with an educational experience that emphasizes the development of an inquisitive, discerning and critical mind; the value of being creative and aesthetically sensitive; the appreciation of physical well being; the ability to collaborate and to function as part of a team; and the growth of character.

    Tower Hill is an equal opportunity employer.

    Please submit a resume and cover letter as soon as possible. Apply here.
  • Middle School English Teacher

    Tower Hill School seeks to hire a talented and energetic Middle School (Grades 5-8) English teacher to start in August 2022. The ideal candidate will have a strong literature background, English teaching experience, and a commitment to teaching writing and critical thinking. Our new English teacher will join other dedicated colleagues in a collaborative and stimulating environment. Tower Hill’s English Department is committed to teaching students how to articulate fully developed critical opinions, both orally and on paper. The Department also promotes a life-long enjoyment of reading through the study of extraordinary literature, helping students understand the various worlds that surround them. This is a full-time, benefitted, 10-month position.

    Primary Responsibilities:
    • Teach four sections of English per semester
      • The specific teaching assignment will be based on the background and specialties of the teacher, as well as the needs of the department
    • Participate in regular conferences with students, parents and colleagues
    • Engage in the design and development of curricular materials
    • Serve as a student advisor
    • Participate in faculty collaborations and meetings 
    • Assist with student supervision and chaperoning

    Qualifications and Skills:
    • English teaching experience at the middle school level (more than three years)
    • Bachelor’s degree in English, Education, or related field
    • Sensitivity to the developmental stages and well-being of children 
    • Excellent organizational and time management skills 
    • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
    • Strong communication skills, both verbal and non-verbal 
    • Enthusiasm for professional growth, academic excellence and creative teaching
    • Ability to plan and organize educational content 
    • Commitment to broad participation in school life
    • Experience in and commitment to the ongoing development and maintenance of an inclusive campus community

    Tower Hill School is a coeducational private school for age 3 through Grade 12, dedicated to living our motto Multa Bene Facta — Many Things Done Well. With a beautiful 44-acre campus located in northwest Wilmington, Tower Hill has the reputation as one of the top academic schools in the region. Our unparalleled resources include excellent faculty, state-of the-art facilities and individualized learning support.

    Tower Hill School prepares students from diverse backgrounds for full and creative engagement with a dynamic world. Each student is provided with an educational experience that emphasizes the development of an inquisitive, discerning and critical mind; the value of being creative and aesthetically sensitive; the appreciation of physical well being; the ability to collaborate and to function as part of a team; and the growth of character.

    Tower Hill is an equal opportunity employer.

    Please submit a resume and cover letter as soon as possible. Apply here.
  • Upper School History Teacher

  • Upper School Spanish Teacher

    Tower Hill School is seeking a full-time Spanish teacher to join our Upper School Division for the 2022-2023 school year. The Tower Hill Language Department adheres to a communicative and student-centered approach to modern language instruction. Candidates must possess native or near-native proficiency in Spanish, be able to teach beginner to advanced level Spanish courses, and be eager to assist in international travel programs. In addition to expertise in language teaching, the ideal candidate demonstrates a cultural awareness that encompasses the complex historical, political, and social realities of the Spanish-speaking world.

    Primary Job Responsibilities:
    • Teach four sections of Spanish in the Upper School
      • Courses will be assigned based on the experience and interests of the teacher as well as the needs of the department
    • Utilize a variety of pedagogical approaches and instructional technologies to enhance students’ language acquisition and cultural competence
    • Provide timely feedback that promotes student growth
    • Collaborate regularly with language department colleagues to evaluate pacing, assessments, and curriculum
    • Serve as an advisor for up to 10 students
    • Participate in department and faculty meetings
    • Assist with student supervision and chaperoning
    Qualifications and Skills:
    • Bachelor’s degree in Spanish or a related field (master’s degree preferred)
    • Experience teaching Spanish at the secondary level (preference will be given to candidates with three or more years of teaching experience)
    • Proficiency in other languages is a plus but not required
    • Ability to teach other languages is a plus
    • Sensitivity to the developmental stages and well-being of children 
    • Excellent organizational and time management skills 
    • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
    • Strong communication skills, both verbal and non-verbal
    • Enthusiasm for professional growth, academic excellence and creative teaching
    • Ability to plan and organize educational content
    • Commitment to broad participation in school life
    • Experience in and commitment to the ongoing development and maintenance of an inclusive campus community
    Tower Hill School is a coeducational private school for age 3 through Grade 12, dedicated to living our motto Multa Bene Facta—Many Things Done Well. With a beautiful 44-acre campus located in northwest Wilmington, Tower Hill has the reputation as one of the top academic schools in the region. Our unparalleled resources include excellent faculty, state-of the-art facilities and individualized learning support.

    Tower Hill School prepares students from diverse backgrounds for full and creative engagement with a dynamic world. Each student is provided with an educational experience that emphasizes the development of an inquisitive, discerning and critical mind; the value of being creative and aesthetically sensitive; the appreciation of physical well being; the ability to collaborate and to function as part of a team; and the growth of character.

    Tower Hill is an equal opportunity employer.

    Please submit a resume and cover letter as soon as possible. Apply here.
  • Substitute Teachers and/or Proctors

    Tower Hill is looking for energetic and motivated substitute teachers and/or proctors to work with teachers at all levels, from Preschool to Upper School, in a hybrid learning environment. Qualified candidates will have a bachelor’s degree and enjoy working across different disciplines. Flexibility in schedules is helpful as there are times we need a substitute without advanced notice. 
     
    Substitutes will be provided with lesson plans from the full-time classroom teacher and are asked to follow those in a way that ensures consistency and optimal learning. In addition to providing a positive learning environment, substitutes will also fulfill any duties that the full-time classroom teacher was assigned for the day(s) they serve as the classroom teacher. 

    Proctors will be charged with various duties, ensuring classrooms run smoothly at the direction of remote instructors.
     
    Preferred candidates will possess a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Education and experience working with groups of children.

    Please click here to apply.
  • Kaleidoscope After School Program

    Tower Hill is looking for energetic and dependable candidates to work in the Kaleidoscope After School Program. Preferred candidates will possess a bachelor’s degree in education or experience working with groups of children.

    A cover letter and copy of a recent resume should be sent to Cindy Sardo, Director of Auxiliary Programs at csardo@towerhill.org.

Staff Openings

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  • Athletic Groundskeeper/General Outdoor Maintenance

    Under the direction of the Director of Facilities in coordination with the Athletics Department, maintain and facilitate physical education/athletic fields and facilities; and maintain related athletic equipment. Perform various maintenance tasks as related to the outdoor campus as a whole. Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision. A valid driver's license is required.
     
    Duties include but are not limited to the following:
    • Assist in preparing for home athletic events (outdoors and indoors) and performs clean-up tasks after events are completed.
    • Prepare athletic areas for sporting events, including but not limited to line marking, field dressing/dragging, court cleaning, and mat washing.
    • Perform routine maintenance and repair activities to equipment, fences, nets, and athletic gear.
    • Maintain vans for travel and drive teams if needed.
    • Maintain and inventory outdoor and indoor materials and supplies associated with athletic facilities.
    • Address all areas of campus for litter and empty all exterior trash cans
    • Keep all sidewalks, playgrounds and public places free from debris and maintain a neat environment.
    • Must be available to work on selected weekends and evenings.
    Knowledge/Skills
    • Athletic field dimensions and areas.
    • Equipment used in athletics and athletic grounds keeping.
    • Lift heavy objects.
    • Make minor repairs to equipment.
    • Operate a variety of athletic equipment including line markers, chalk, and paint.
    • Operate a variety of utility vehicles and passenger vans as needed.
    Requirements
    Valid driver's license
    Able to pick up a minimum of 50 pounds

    Click here to apply.
     
  • Director of Upper School Admission

    The Director of Upper School Admission oversees all aspects of the Upper School admissions process for grades 9-12 from inquiry through enrollment. Reporting to the Director of Advancement and Enrollment Management, the successful candidate will lead a collaborative effort to develop and implement both short term and long term recruitment strategies to ensure that Tower Hill School meets enrollment objectives while maintaining the School’s mission and institutional goals. 

    The ideal candidate will have 3- 5 years of admission experience, be a passionate and stalwart promoter of Tower Hill School and a creative leader in admission, recruitment and retention. The Director will develop and lead inclusive outreach efforts to draw families from diverse backgrounds to the school, and ensure that Tower Hill continues to enroll promising students who both thrive as part of the school community and in turn, contribute to the community as a whole. 

    We are seeking a team player who has a can-do spirit, warm collaborative nature, and possess superior organization and prioritization skills. They will have exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, outstanding writing and public speaking, and the ability to interact comfortably with a variety of people. This person will have a genuine empathy for prospective families and an awareness of the needs and sensitivities of parents, students, faculty, staff and administrators, and ultimately be able to manage expectations and deliver admissions decisions in a manner that is honest, caring, and true to Tower Hill’s mission.

    Primary roles and responsibilities:
    • Represent Tower Hill School and serve as the face of the Upper School (Grades 9-12)  to the broader community and with prospective families while communicating the mission.  
    • Engage and inform prospective parents and students about Tower Hill School and the benefits of this education in individual, small, and large group settings.  
    • Inspire the community to actively participate in admissions events including; individual and group tours, student shadow visits, Open Houses, student observations, testing and interviews, parent to parent connections, and individual family conversations.  
    • Establish and maintain positive relationships with area educational constituencies including area schools, consultants, admissions directors and organizations, and create networking opportunities.  
    • Lead and develop a communications plan with prospective families to move them from inquiry to enrollment.  
    • Participate in the development of admissions materials, events and marketing practices.  
    • Assist in coordinating the systematic and efficient handling of applications and communications with parents of student applicants so that the process supports and honors the student and their family.  
    • Manage parent and student expectations and deliver admissions decisions in a manner that is honest, caring, and diplomatic.  
    • Oversee the selection process of new students including the work of the admissions and financial aid committees.
    • Maintain the school’s admissions statistics.  
    • Assist with all retention efforts.
    • Support the financial aid process and participate in policy decisions, messaging/communications, and review meetings
    • Maintain a positive work environment with admissions staff including providing clear communication regarding responsibilities, practices, and feedback.  
    • Co-manage the admissions budget. 
    • Other duties as assigned.
    Tower Hill School is a coeducational private school for age 3 through Grade 12, dedicated to living our motto Multa Bene Facta—Many Things Done Well. With a beautiful 44-acre campus located in northwest Wilmington, Tower Hill has the reputation as one of the top academic schools in the region. Our unparalleled resources include excellent faculty, state-of the-art facilities and individualized learning support.

    Tower Hill School prepares students from diverse backgrounds for full and creative engagement with a dynamic world. Each student is provided with an educational experience that emphasizes the development of an inquisitive, discerning and critical mind; the value of being creative and aesthetically sensitive; the appreciation of physical well being; the ability to collaborate and to function as part of a team; and the growth of character.

    Tower Hill is an equal opportunity employer.

    Please submit a resume and cover letter as soon as possible. Apply here.
  • Substitute Nurse

    Tower Hill School seeks substitute school nurses for per diem coverage in a PreK-12 independent school setting. Additional long term substitute coverage is needed in the spring of 2020. The successful candidate will be student-centered and committed to a team approach to school-wide health and wellness. This position requires a high degree of interpersonal communication and organizational skills in addition to general nursing duties. Experience in pediatric or community health is preferred. 

    Requirements:
    • Graduate of an accredited RN nursing program 
    • Active Delaware Registered Nurse License (or compact state)
    • Must have at least two years of clinical experience 
    • Current BLS certification
    Preferred Skills: 
    • Previous School Nursing Experience or experience providing healthcare to school-aged children
    • PALS certification
    • Monitor and maintain health screening/immunization information
    • Ability to multitask in a healthcare environment
    • Serve as a liaison between school personnel, family, and community healthcare providers to ensure a healthy school environment

    Position Detail:
    • This is a per-diem (as needed) position.
    • These positions are on-call, as needed positions to fill in for our regular school nurse in their absence. There is no guarantee of hours with these positions. 
    • School hours are 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

    Please click here to apply.
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Diversity and Inclusion

At Tower Hill School we believe that diversity and inclusion enrich the educational experience and strengthen our overall community. Varied perspectives are a source of strength, creativity, enrichment and renewal in the Tower Hill community. These values are found in both our mission statement and in our institutional goals. Learn more here.

Tower Hill School does not discriminate in its educational, admissions and personnel programs and policies or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.

Professional Development

Tower Hill faculty members are lifelong learners who embrace professional development opportunities. We believe that there is a moral imperative implanted in professional development as we teachers, coaches, aides, and administrators, in so many ways, play critical roles in the lives of our students. If learning is a lifelong process, and it is, educators must be paragons of scholarship and mentorship. In addition to in-service days offered throughout the year, teachers take part in Tower Hill Educators' (THE) Collaboratory each fall, a full day of professional development that features both guest and in-house workshop leaders. This event enables faculty members to gain a collective understanding of the complexities of teaching and learning. Teachers are also encouraged and supported to pursue workshops, conferences, diversity/equity/inclusion training such as the annual NAIS People of Color Conference, and other types of continuing education that further their craft. The Faculty Development Committee approves funding for the pursuits of individual teachers so that they can attend training opportunities in their own "zones of proximal development," making PD a perfect fit for each teacher's level of training. Teachers also have numerous opportunities to coach athletics, serve as student advisors, mentor student government groups and participate in the arts, as their professional goals and interests dictate.The noble commitment to ongoing professional development at Tower Hill School, evinced by the countless hours of school-supported training opportunities that educators seek out for themselves in their respective disciplines, is also endorsed by the founding of our Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) in 2016.

About Wilmington

Wilmington, Delaware, and the surrounding Brandywine Valley are known for a thriving corporate environment and a dynamic cultural landscape. Wilmington’s economy benefits from Delaware’s business-friendly financial laws and judicial system, and residents enjoy a very low tax structure and modest housing prices. The city is a national financial center for the credit card industry and hosts numerous large organizations such as DuPont, J.P. Morgan, Capital One, AstraZeneca, Incyte, AAA, Bank of America and Widener University Delaware Law School, as well as tech startups.  

Winterthur, Longwood Gardens, the Delaware Art Museum, Hagley, Trolley Square and the Riverfront are among the area’s many attractions, and Wilmington’s excellent fine dining scene was recently featured in Food + Wine magazine. The city’s direct highway access and Amtrak service link it easily to nearby Philadelphia, with Baltimore, New York City, Washington, D.C., Delaware beaches and the Poconos located inside of a two hours’ drive.

Wilmington offers much to those who call it home, and Tower Hill faculty and parents find the area to be a great place to raise a family. Learn more.

Benefits of Employment at Tower Hill

 
Health & Wellness
Medical Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Access to Fitness Facilities  

Work-Life Balance
Paid Sick Time
Paid Personal Days
After School Program Included on specific days

Financial Security
Competitive Salary Band Structure
403(b) with Matching Component
Life Insurance
Long-term Disability Insurance
Medical Flexible Spending Account

Additional
Tuition Remission
50% Tuition Coverage for Graduate School
Lunch
Discounted Summer Camp