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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To apply for a position, send a cover letter and resume to TJ Mackey, Head of School, at tjmackey@wellschool.org.

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


Preschool Assistant Teacher


Job Summary

The Well School is looking to hire an enthusiastic Preschool Assistant Teacher. The right person will be nurturing, energetic, creative, and a team player, and will have a love for nature and for supporting the whole child.

The Preschool Assistant Teacher reports directly to the Lead Teacher. This position is responsible for collaborating with other teachers, staff, and administrators in addressing instructional and/or classroom issues; supervising students within the classroom and other assigned areas; and other related responsibilities.

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


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Report to work by 7:45 a.m., Monday through Friday, and leave by 3:30

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

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

  • Collaborate with Specials teachers (Art, Spanish, and Music)

  • Monitor and engage with students in a variety of activities and educational settings (e.g. classroom, playground, lunch time, etc.) and ensure safety at all times

  • Handle social, emotional, and behavioral issues as they arise with the support of the Lead Teacher

  • Demonstrate courtesy, compassion, and respect in relating to children, families, visitors, and coworkers

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

  • Support classroom learning centers and activities

  • Assist the Lead Teacher in imparting classroom curriculum

  • Maintain a safe, clean, and organized classroom environment

  • Support the Lead Teacher in ensuring the classroom is aesthetically attractive so that students enjoy their surroundings while learning

  • Provide support to the Lead Teacher in planning lessons and daily activities based on the principles of child development

  • Ensure development of positive relationships with children for promoting self-esteem and self-discipline

  • Observe each child to assist in assessing skills, interests, and needs, and use this information to facilitate individual learning and growth

  • Record any crucial observations regarding student development and ensure that it is communicated to the Lead Teacher

  • Assist Lead Teacher in handling evaluation and creating reports

  • Provide comfort to distressed children through compassion and tact

  • Assume the role of Lead Teacher in case of his/her absence


Qualification Requirements:

  • A minimum of ECE credits or an Associate’s degree in elementary school or early childhood education

  • Outstanding organizational skills

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

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Detail-oriented

  • High-energy and enthusiastic about working as a member of the preschool team

  • Must be able to participate in a physically active program

Salary:  $25,000, equivalent to $16.87 per hour

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to TJ Mackey, Head of School, tjmackey@wellschool.org.


Lower School Handwork Instructor


Job Summary

The Well School seeks a part-time Handwork Instructor for our Lower School program (Kindergarten through Grade 4). The purpose of our Handwork program is to develop a child’s fine motor skills, confidence, and concentration as well as a sense of pride in their completed projects. This position requires a commitment of two days per week during the academic year.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Experience working with elementary-age children

  • Strong crafting, sewing, and knitting skills

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

  • Communicate with classroom teachers

  • Maintain language consistent with classroom teachers when speaking with students

  • Recess duty

  • Other duties assigned by Head of School


Qualification Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED

  • Detail-oriented

  • Enthusiastic about working with students

  • Self-starter

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to TJ Mackey, Head of School, tjmackey@wellschool.org.


Bus Driver


Job Summary

We have an opening for a School Bus Driver starting in late August. The successful candidate will have experience driving a mini-bus as well as working with young children. We’re particularly interested in  candidates who have transported elementary and middle school school children in the past. Our Bus Drivers play an essential part in our school, and we value their contributions. We offer a competitive salary. This position is responsible for operating a 14 seat school bus and transporting children and other authorized personnel safely and efficiently over specified routes to and from school. The School Bus Driver conducts pre-trip inspections; observes safety regulations and policies; enforces student discipline on the bus; and performs or refers related work. The Bus Driver reports directly to the Head of School and works with teachers and students in Preschool through Eighth Grade.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The bus picks up at 7:00 a.m. in Milford; delivers students to school by 7:45 a.m., Monday through Friday. Return trip departs school at 3:35 p.m.

  • Ensure that the bus can be operated safely before driving and conducts pre-trip safety inspections.

  • Operate the vehicle safely over an assigned route, picking up and delivering only authorized students at assigned bus stops, and watches to ensure that no one hurrying for the bus is left behind.

  • Keep assigned time schedules, which may require driving during pre-daylight and dusk periods, and makes every effort to be on time while ensuring safety.

  • Obey all traffic laws and transportation practices.

  • Observe all mandatory safety regulations for school buses and keeps all emergency exits clear of obstructions.

  • Secure car seats, and other restraining devices on the bus as needed.

  • Maintain student discipline on the bus and enforces rules governing student conduct.

  • Report undisciplined students to the proper authority and compiles written reports.

  • Conduct semi-annual bus evacuation drills and implements evacuations as required in an emergency to include safely exiting from the rear of the school bus.

  • Report all accidents immediately, requesting police or ambulance service as needed; assists injured persons until services arrive; and completes required accident reports.

  • Notify the proper authority in cases of mechanical failure, safety deficiencies, when off schedule, or other incidents.

  • Regulate heating, cooling, and ventilating equipment provided on the bus for the comfort of passengers.

  • Communicate and/or meet with parents as needed.

  • Maintain vehicle records.

  • 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.

  • Communicate with classroom teachers.

  • Maintain language consistent with classroom teachers when speaking with students.

  • Carry out other duties assigned by Head of School.


Qualification Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED

  • Valid NH driver's license required

  • Experience driving a school bus or larger vehicle (training provided for the right candidate)

  • No at-fault traffic accidents in the last 5 years

  • Clean driving record (no traffic citations in last 5 years)

  • Ability to carry out assigned route on time

  • Excellent communication skills

  • 2+ years working with children preferred

  • Detail-oriented

  • Enthusiastic about working with students

  • Self-starter

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to TJ Mackey, Head of School, tjmackey@wellschool.org.