Employment Opportunities

The Well School has been an innovative leader among elementary schools in the Monadnock Region of New Hampshire for over 50 years. Since its inception, the school has offered an education focused on the whole child using a curriculum that embraces outdoor experiences and the arts and emphasizes community participation. The school’s core values of kindness, cooperation, and respect permeate daily life on campus. A deliberately small community, The Well School currently enrolls 142 students.

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  • Third Grade Primary Teacher

  • Upper School Science Teacher (Grades 5-8)

  • Music & Theater Teacher


To apply, send a cover letter and resume to TJ Mackey, Head of School.


The Well School is an equal opportunity employer.
We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


Third Grade Primary Teacher


Job Summary

The Third Grade Primary Teacher reports directly to the Head of School. This position is responsible for developing lesson plans; delivering group and individual student instruction within established curriculum guidelines; collaborating with other teachers, staff, and administrators in addressing instructional and/or classroom issues; supervising students within the classroom and other assigned areas; and responding to a wide range of inquiries from students’ parents or guardians regarding student progress and the instructional program, among other related responsibilities.

The Third Grade Primary Teacher will seek to model the school’s philosophy of education through instruction and example, and provide lessons that meet the school’s requirements as well as students’ interests and capabilities. The Third Grade Primary Teacher will take precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities, and will keep accurate records.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Report to work by 7:45 a.m., Monday through Friday, and leave between 3:30 and 5:00 p.m., pending staff meetings, parent meetings, and classroom prep

  • Attend and help facilitate five Saturday school days throughout the academic year

  • Create and/or implement the school’s recommended curriculum

  • Plan and execute daily lessons

  • Communicate with parents about student progress, achievements, and expectations  

  • In a classroom of 10 to 15 students, create a developmentally appropriate, positive, and inclusive culture that cultivates motivation and enthusiasm for and growth in learning

  • Differentiate instruction based on student level

  • Maintain records of student work, student progress, and attendance

  • Create progress reports and report cards

  • Collaborate with Academic Support and Specials teachers (Art, Spanish, Handwork, Music, and Physical Activity)

  • Monitor students in a variety of educational settings (e.g. classroom, cafeteria, playground, field trips, etc.)

  • Handle social, emotional, and behavioral issues as they arise

  • Procure materials for the classroom

  • Report safety and wellness incidents to maintain students’ personal safety and adhere to state law

  • Meet with students and parents to discuss education-related issues

  • Work to be an example of and promote healthy interpersonal relationships with coworkers and students

  • Prepare for assigned classes and provide lessons at designated times

  • Integrate suitable use of technology

  • Plan and supervise assignments and activities for teacher assistants and volunteers as required

Qualification Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in elementary school education or similar, Master’s degree preferred

  • Proficient knowledge of teaching strategies and methods

  • At least 5 to 10 years of experience in a school or youth-serving organization

  • Outstanding organizational skills

  • Proficient computer skills

  • Valid driver’s license

  • Availability to work extended hours on occasion

  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, with a professional and empathetic approach

  • Able to work well collaboratively

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Detail-oriented

  • High-energy and enthusiastic about working in an academic atmosphere

  • Self-starter

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to TJ Mackey, Head of School.


Upper School Science Teacher (Grades 5-8)


Job Summary

The Upper School (Grades 5-8) Science Teacher reports directly to the Head of School and works with fellow teachers to implement a science program that builds a solid 5th through 8th curriculum alignment, focusing on an investigative approach to teaching and learning.  This position is responsible for developing lesson plans; delivering group and individual student instruction within established curriculum guidelines; collaborating with other teachers, staff, and administrators in addressing instructional and/or classroom issues; supervising students within the classroom and other assigned areas; and responding to inquiries from students’ parents or guardians regarding student progress and the instructional program, among other related responsibilities.  Class lessons plans should be a blend of inquiry-based learning, discussion, writing, collaborative group work, testing various solutions, interpreting data, etc., in order to generate a higher level of comprehension, motivation, and reflection.

The Upper School Science Teacher will seek to model the school’s philosophy of education through instruction and example, and provide lessons that meet the school’s requirements as well as students’ interests and capabilities.  In a learning environment that focuses on caring student-teacher relationships and meaningful curriculum, the Upper School Science Teacher takes keen interest in each student’s academic and personal growth as they progress through middle school.  


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Report to work by 7:45 a.m., Monday through Friday, and leave between 3:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., pending staff meetings, after-school programs, parent meetings, or classroom prep

  • Attend and help facilitate five Saturday school days throughout the academic year

  • Attend staff meetings and retreats and generally participate in the life of the school

  • Create a curriculum and/or implement the school’s curriculum within the classroom

  • In a classroom of 10 to 15 students, create a developmentally appropriate, positive, and inclusive culture that cultivates motivation and enthusiasm for and growth in learning

  • Differentiate instruction based on student level

  • Maintain records of student work, student progress, and attendance

  • Assess student learning and create written progress reports and report cards twice a year

  • Teach one section of math for Grades 5 through 8

  • Maintain the lab classroom in a clean, attractive, and functional manner

  • Plan, prepare for, and execute daily lessons at designated times

  • Communicate and/or meet with parents as needed about student progress, achievements, and expectations  

  • Coordinate and facilitate an annual Science Fair for 5th through 8th grades, guiding students to follow the scientific method, present their findings, and demonstrate their understanding in writing

  • Take precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities, and keep accurate records

  • Purchase equipment for program and manage budget

  • Collaborate with faculty and staff

  • Monitor students in a variety of educational settings (e.g. classroom, cafeteria, playground, field trips, etc.)

  • Handle social, emotional, and behavioral issues as they arise

  • Report safety and wellness incidents to maintain students’ personal safety and adhere to state law

  • Work to be an example of and promote healthy interpersonal relationships with coworkers and students

  • Integrate suitable use of technology as appropriate

  • Plan and supervise assignments and activities for teacher assistants and volunteers as required

  • Communicate regularly with classroom teachers about student progress and the science curriculum so that integration can take place when possible

  • Maintain language consistent with classroom teachers when speaking with students

  • Other duties assigned by Head of School, i.e. supervise recess one time a week


Qualification Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in science or similar, Master’s degree preferred

  • Proficient knowledge of teaching strategies and methods

  • At least 5 to 10 years of experience in a school or youth-serving organization

  • Outstanding organizational skills

  • Proficient computer skills

  • Valid driver’s license

  • Availability to work extended hours on occasion

  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, with a professional and empathetic approach

  • Able to work well collaboratively

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Detail-oriented

  • High-energy and enthusiastic about working in an academic atmosphere

  • Self-starter

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to TJ Mackey, Head of School.


Music & Theater Teacher


Job Summary

The Music & Theater Teacher reports directly to the Head of School and works with teachers and students in Preschool through Eighth Grade. This position is responsible for developing lesson plans; delivering group and individual student instruction within established curriculum guidelines; collaborating with other teachers, staff, and administrators in addressing instructional and/or classroom issues; supervising students within the classroom and other assigned areas; and responding to inquiries from students’ parents or guardians regarding student progress and the instructional program, among other related responsibilities.

The Music & Theater Teacher will seek to model the school’s philosophy of education through instruction and example, and provide lessons that meet the school’s requirements as well as students’ interests and capabilities. The Music & Theater Teacher will take precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities, and keep accurate records.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Report to work by 9:00 a.m., Monday through Friday, and leave between 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., pending staff meetings, rehearsals or after-school programs, parent meetings, or classroom prep

  • Attend and help facilitate five Saturday school days throughout the academic year

  • Attend staff meetings and retreats and generally participate in the life of the school

  • Create a curriculum and/or implement the school’s curriculum within the classroom

  • Design and implement after-school programs, i.e. choir, band, private lessons, improv acting

  • Plan and assist with Coffee Houses, concerts, and graduation

  • Plan and direct annual Upper School musical and plays for various grade levels

  • Maintain the music classroom, theater, and costume attic in a clean, attractive, and functional manner

  • Purchase equipment for programs and manage  budgets

  • Plan, prepare for, and execute daily lessons at designated times

  • Communicate and/or meet with parents as needed about the music and theater program and student progress, achievements, and expectations  

  • In a classroom of 10 to 15 students, create a developmentally appropriate, positive, and inclusive culture that cultivates motivation and enthusiasm for and growth in learning

  • Differentiate instruction based on student level

  • Maintain records of student work, student progress, and attendance

  • Assess student learning and create progress reports and report cards twice a year

  • Collaborate with faculty and staff

  • Monitor students in a variety of educational settings (e.g. classroom, cafeteria, playground, field trips, etc.)

  • Handle social, emotional, and behavioral issues as they arise

  • Report safety and wellness incidents to maintain students’ personal safety and adhere to state law

  • Work to be an example of and promote healthy interpersonal relationships with coworkers and students

  • Integrate suitable use of technology as appropriate

  • Plan and supervise assignments and activities for teacher assistants and volunteers as required

  • Communicate regularly with classroom teachers about student progress and the music curriculum so that integration can take place if possible

  • Maintain language consistent with classroom teachers when speaking with students

  • Other duties assigned by Head of School, i.e. supervise recess one time a week


Qualification Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in music or theater education or similar, Master’s degree preferred

  • Proficient knowledge of teaching strategies and methods

  • At least 5 to 10 years of experience in a school or youth-serving organization

  • Outstanding organizational skills

  • Proficient computer skills

  • Valid driver’s license

  • Availability to work extended hours on occasion

  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, with a professional and empathetic approach

  • Able to work well collaboratively

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Detail-oriented

  • High-energy and enthusiastic about working in an academic atmosphere

  • Self-starter

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to TJ Mackey, Head of School.