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.

While full-time positions are listed when they become available, please feel free to contact Assistant Head of School Art Hall (ahall@towerhill.org) should you be interested in considering opportunities at Tower Hill School.

Teaching Openings

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  • Long-Term Sub (Middle School and Upper School French)

    Tower Hill School is seeking a full-time French teacher to teach in our Middle and Upper School Divisions. This position is a maternity leave replacement position to start in January of 2020. 
    Responsibilities include:
    • Teach a range of courses in French language and culture to students in grades 6-10
    • Collaborate with students, the department and divisional colleagues to advance linguistic and communication skills as well as cultural competence
    • Utilize a diverse range of teaching methods for language acquisition to meet the needs of all learners 
    • Use technology (including online resources and a learning management system) to organize, monitor and enhance student learning
     
    Candidates of all skill levels are encouraged to apply. A cover letter and copy of a recent resume should be sent to Mr. Art Hall, Assistant Head of School and Dean of Students, at ahall@towerhill.org.
  • Long-Term Sub (Upper School English)

    Tower Hill School seeks to hire a highly motivated and talented Upper School (Grades 9, 11, and 12) English teacher for January 2020 through the end of school in June 2020. The ideal candidate will have teaching experience at the upper school level and/or a degree in English or Education, a deep love of traditional and diverse literature, and a commitment to teaching writing, grammar, vocabulary, and critical thinking about both literature and our constantly changing world.

    This substitute will join other dedicated colleagues in a collaborative and stimulating environment. Duties will include classroom instruction, communication with students, parents and colleagues, active participation in the work of the department, advisory duties with students, and participation in department, division, and all-school initiatives.

    A cover letter and copy of a recent resume should be sent to Mr. Art Hall, Assistant Head of School and Dean of Students, at ahall@towerhill.org.
  • Technical Director (Theater)

    Tower Hill School seeks a Technical Director to join its growing Theater Department. The position includes support of all school productions, supervision of the student stage crew, as well as support audiovisual needs throughout the school. The ideal candidate is a theatre professional that has experience working with children in an educational setting as well as proficiency in stage carpentry, lighting and sound. Hours are typically 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 months a year. Hours may be adjusted around evening events and performances.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    Theatre:
    • Support student involvement in technical theatre by organizing and overseeing the student stage crew
    • Maintain functionality and overall physical appearance of the du Pont Theatre, 1919 Auditorium and performance/meeting spaces.
    • A member of the School's calendar committee
    • Technical support of Theater (sound, lighting and construction): Concerts, plays and productions in the fall and spring, talent shows, movie nights, outside performances, etc.
    • Inventory/storage and care of supplies, tools, A/V equipment, lighting equipment
    • Stagecraft and construction
    • Maintain theater plans and specifications.
    • Make recommendations to the theater and music leadership regarding capital purchases of technical equipment.
    • Attend rehearsals in order to supervise and assist in the technical aspect of the mounting of shows.
    • Be able to lift, push or pull objects up to 100 pounds using appropriate tools.

    Audio/Visual (AV):
    • Direct oversight of AV for events such as, but not limited to, regularly scheduled divisional student assemblies, special divisional assemblies, all colleague meetings, Back to School, Admissions events, External Relations events, graduation events, etc.
    • Attend Divisional and All School events
    • Assist with the planning and implementation of upgrades of AV equipment within allocated budget with the Business Manager and Innovation Department.
    • Act as an emergency backup for all A/V and educational resources within the classroom (including, but not limited to, Smart Boards, White Boards, Document Camera, Etc.).
    • Assistant with event setup and breakdowns.    

    Bachelor's degree preferred
    Minimum of 1-2 years of experience in technical theater

    A cover letter and copy of a recent resume should be sent to Mr. Art Hall, Assistant Head of School and Dean of Students, at ahall@towerhill.org.
  • Technology Teacher (Lower/Middle School)

    Tower Hill School is looking for a Lower and Middle school technology teacher and technology integration specialist to join its vibrant and growing Lower and Middle School Divisions. 
     
    Tower Hill provides an innovative technology curriculum based on the real-world need for computer science and technology fluency in science, math and business. We teach practical computer-based skills that will be immediately useful beyond the classroom. 
     
    This teacher will design lessons, units, projects, and classroom activities to convey computer science principles and computational thinking to Tower Hill’s lower and middle school students. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of and experience with teaching computer science, information literacy and media production, and will work to share that knowledge with even our youngest students in engaging and meaningful project-based and experiential learning activities. 
     
    Principle duties include:
    • Provide direct and partnered technology and computer science instruction to students in grades K-8
    • Collaborate with teachers to develop their own curricula to include technology literacy skills and capacities
    • Provide in-house professional development for teachers to effectively integrate technology into their practice to enhance the student experience
    • Provide curricular inspiration for teachers and help them use technology in classroom-based project work
    • Teach skills like responsible use, typing, productivity suite, web design and coding
    • Build understanding within students and families so that all are informed about the aims and goals of our technology program
     
    The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
    • A Bachelor degree or above with a concentration in some aspect of education
    • Innovative teaching experience, rich with creativity, technology and student-centric practice in an elementary or middle school environment
    • Experience teaching computer science/computational thinking to elementary or middle school students
    • The ability to promote thoughtful, inquiry-focused dialogue in the classroom
    • Interest and experience in computer science, coding and programming
    • Interest and experience in the “maker arts,” DIY and fabrication
    • Experience with Mac-based tools.
    • Skills, talents and flexibility for contributing to the independent school community in additional capacities. Example: coaching, advising extracurricular activities, etc.
    • Expertise in project and inquiry-based learning
    • Strong written and communication skills
    • An open, energetic and engaging personality
    • A positive, can-do attitude
    • The ability to differentiate instruction to meet a range of student abilities; Empathy and patience and an ability to encourage students of all levels; Ability to provide additional challenges to students who are excelling, and provide and encourage open and honest communication.
    • An insatiable need to try new things, reinvent, take risks, evolve and embody the spirit of innovation.
     
    The successful candidate will be a strong communicator, a team player and a trusted voice for teachers looking to bring technology into their classroom. They will appreciate the joys of working in a school serving a diverse student and family population. Most importantly, s/he will have a passion for working with young children and for working to enhance and bring joy to every student’s individual learning experience in equitable and meaningful ways.
     
    Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume. To apply and to find out more about the school, candidates should visit our website at TowerHill.org.
     
    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.

    A cover letter and copy of a recent resume should be sent to Mr. Art Hall, Assistant Head of School and Dean of Students, at ahall@towerhill.org.
     
  • Substitute Teachers

    Tower Hill is looking for energetic and motivated substitute teachers to work with teachers at all levels, from Preschool to Upper School. 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. 
     
    Preferred candidates will possess a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Education and experience working with groups of children. A cover letter and copy of a recent resume should be sent to Mr. Art Hall, Assistant Head of School and Dean of Students, at ahall@towerhill.org
  • 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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  • Assistant or Associate Director of College Counseling

    Tower Hill seeks an Assistant or Associate Director of College Counseling beginning July 1, 2019. The ideal candidate will have admission experience at a selective college or university, college counseling experience at a competitive high school or both.  
     
    Candidates must demonstrate excellent writing and presentation abilities, strong organizational skills and a desire to work collaboratively with other members of the school community. Salary and level will commensurate with experience. Please submit a cover letter, résumé and references to Mr. Art Hall (ahall@towerhill.org); no telephone inquiries, please.
  • Assistant Varsity Wrestling Coach

    Tower Hill School seeks an assistant varsity wrestling coach. Start date is 11/11/19 until  DIAA State Championship Meet on Friday/Saturday 2/28/20-2/29/20.
     
    If interested in learning more about this position, please contact Seth Kushkin, director of athletics, by email at skushkin@towerhill.org. Please include a copy of your resume.

Non-Discrimination Statement

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. In addition to in-service days offered throughout the year, teachers are encouraged to pursue workshops, conferences and continuing education that further their craft. They 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.

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