Please note: As of March 2020, we are still accepting and reviewing applications and will notify those candidates we are interested in.
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Watkinson School, offering inventive learning to Hartford and surrounding communities since 1881, seeks an energetic, reliable and motivated individual to join our part-time cleaning crew. The right individual should be able to work Monday through Friday with some possible weekend work.
The primary responsibilities of the position include mopping, cleaning, sweeping, scrubbing, and vacuuming floors as well as cleaning of office and classroom furniture and other surfaces. Additionally, the person in this position will gather and empty all trash bins and make sure all the cleaning products in the supply room are fully stocked. This individual will be careful and detail-oriented when mixing and preparing cleaning solutions for desktops, boards, etc. Candidate should have some experience stripping and waxing floors. Ability to operate machinery that steam cleans or shampoos carpets is a plus. Additional responsibilities include touch up painting, when required, and the setup and breakdown of school-wide events held on campus throughout the year.
Watkinson School is an equal opportunity employer and an open and affirming community. We seek candidates of diverse backgrounds. This immediate opening is a 12-month, part-time position. Planned hours include either Monday through Friday, 8am to noon or noon to 4pm. Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume, and three references to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Watkinson School, offering inventive teaching to Hartford and surrounding communities since 1881, seeks a full-time Visual Arts Teacher for students in grades 6-8. Successful applicants will demonstrate creative approaches to instruction and a commitment to reaching all students. Applicants must possess enthusiasm for working in a dynamic environment, teaching heterogeneously grouped classes, and developing and sustaining positive relationships with parents, faculty, school leadership, and staff.
The candidate must be an accomplished artist who is active and current within the field who is willing and able to help developing artists learn, grow, and progress. Responsibilities include teaching middle school visual arts courses that look to establish understanding of the principles of art and design while building confidence with and excitement for making art. Other duties include supervising clubs, being an academic advisor, and taking on other aspects of school life and activity.
A degree in a related field is necessary. The ideal candidate is a passionate and skillful artist, educator, and collaborator, who is eager to invest their talents in becoming part of a thriving creative arts program that is integral to the mission and operation of the school.
Watkinson is an equal opportunity employer and an open and affirming community. This 10-month position begins in mid-August 2020. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and three references to the following address: email@example.com
University of Hartford Benefit
Full-time employees may take up to four courses (12 credits) a year tuition-free at the University of Hartford. They must be taken in different semesters and cannot include PhD courses. Employees should not take more than one course per semester during Watkinson’s regular academic year. Do not schedule courses that meet on Tuesdays during the school year, as these conflict directly with Watkinson’s weekly faculty meetings.
Specifics about additional benefits, including vacation time, are detailed in Watkinson’s Employee Handbook. Should you be applying for a position at Watkinson, please ask to review a copy of the handbook.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Watkinson is committed to providing a work environment that is free from all forms of unlawful discrimination. It is and will continue to be the policy of the school that all persons shall have equal employment and advancement opportunities based on merit, qualifications, demonstrated skills and abilities. Employment practices and decisions will be made without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, pregnancy, disability, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, status as a veteran, or any other characteristic or status which cannot lawfully be considered under local, state, or federal law as a basis for employment-related decisions. Watkinson expects all employees to act in accordance with these principles and to reflect their spirit in all relationships with each other and with customers, with vendors and with other business associates or contacts. This policy applies to every aspect of employment including, but not limited to, recruitment, screening, application, hiring, training, assignment, development, evaluation, promotion, transfer, rates of pay, benefits, discipline, termination and layoff.
Further, it is Watkinson’s policy that all vendors, suppliers, contractors and others doing business with the school adhere to these principles. Any employee who feels that he or she has not been treated in accordance with the policies and principles stated herein may bring the matter to the attention of his/her immediate supervisor, the Director of Finance or the Head of School.
Watkinson is committed to the employment of qualified individuals with a disability who with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of the job the individual seeks, wants to hold or holds. Employees with a disability who need or believe they need a reasonable accommodation are encouraged to review the matter with the Director of Finance. Supervisors and managers may be informed regarding necessary restrictions on the work or duties of the employee and reasonable accommodations to be made.