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About The Gunnery

The Gunnery, Mr. Gunn's School, was established in 1850 by Frederick W. Gunn. We are an independent college preparatory school serving 300 boarding and day students from Connecticut as well as 20 other states and 20 countries.  The 220-acre campus borders the village green of Washington, Connecticut, a small, beautiful, and historic town in the Litchfield Hills.

Interested applicants for faculty positions should be energetic, engaged teacher/scholars who are also committed to supporting the entirety of the boarding/day school experience, which includes coaching, dorm parenting and supporting weekend student activities.  A standard teaching load includes four sections and is, whenever possible, limited to two “preps.”  If staffing allows, new faculty assume three sections in their first year of teaching.  Current faculty job openings are listed below. To apply for a position, please refer to the guidelines to the right and in the positing.

Faculty Philosophy

Accessibility is a function of the size of the school, but, more importantly, it is a function of the culture of the school, which we trace back to Frederick Gunn. It is what we live by as educators at The Gunnery.  As members of a boarding school community, Gunnery faculty members are actively involved in all aspects of campus life, as teachers, coaches, dorm parents, mentors and extra-curricular advisors. What this means for students is important – faculty members are accessible, take learning seriously, and support student exploration of many paths. Joining our faculty means joining a rich history and an embedded philosophy that we all serve as positive influences in the lives of our students.  It is in this way that our community thrives as a cohesive unit—all members participating in all aspects of life at The Gunnery.
Applicants for faculty positions should send a resume, transcript(s) and two letters of recommendation to:

Jennifer Badger
Dean of Faculty
The Gunnery
99 Green Hill Road
Washington, CT  06793
860-868-7334
employment@gunnery.org

Applicants for other positions - please refer to the contact information provided in the job posting.

Professional Development

The Gunnery encourages its faculty members to pursue professional development opportunities and training that support their specific teaching and coaching responsibilities as well as their work with adolescents in a residential community. The school funds the entirety or a portion of such professional development and training on a case by case basis. All new faculty are assigned both an academic and a social mentor to help them transition effectively to a new school community.  In addition to a week-long new faculty orientation program at the beginning of the school year, all new faculty meet regularly with the Dean of Faculty and their mentors throughout the year.  Faculty who are new to teaching also audit an experienced faculty member's course whenever possible.

Current Faculty Openings

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  • Director of the Arts 

    Reports to: Assistant Head of School for Teaching & Learning
    Start date: July 1, 2019
    Search process: Confidential Phase
    • Submit resume by March 15
    • Skype interviews scheduled by March 23
    Public Phase
    • Finalists visit campus early April

    The Gunnery is at a point of transition in our Arts programming. With the opening of the new Arts and Community Center, we are faced with a situation in which our arts resources outpace our desires for perhaps the first time in the school’s history. How can we leverage the Arts at The Gunnery for the good of the whole community and in a way that is both distinctive to our school and also responsive to the desires and capacities of our greater community of families and neighbors? How can we utilize these resources in the context of a 24/7 learning community? How can we invite our neighbors to our campus through this resource 12 months out of the year?

    The hope for the Arts at The Gunnery is to see growth first in quality, integration, intentionality, and "mission-connectedness," and then, if and as appropriate, growth in scope of offerings, graduation requirements, etc. Championing this growth in a collaborative, collegial spirit will require dedicated leadership. The position of Director of the Arts at The Gunnery will be a full-time, full-year appointment to lead the program in its entirety, leveraging the Arts for the good of the school community as a whole, and bridging relationships in Washington, CT and beyond through the Arts.

    Interested candidates should submit application materials, in confidence, via mail
    or via PDF in email by March 15, 2019 to:
    The Gunnery
    99 Green Hill Road
    Washington, CT 06793
    Attention: Wendy Rhodes, Executive Assistant to the Head of School
    rhodesw@gunnery.org

    To read the full job description please view it here and be sure to explore our Art & Community Center booklet.

Other Openings

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  • Girls Head Lacrosse Coach

    The Gunnery School, in Washington, Connecticut is seeking a Varsity Girls Head Lacrosse Coach for the 2018-19 school year. 

    Essential Functions

    • The successful candidate is a highly motivated leader with excellent communication and teaching skills, knows how to develop players, and works collaboratively with others
    • S/he has a proven ability to exemplify the highest standards of leadership, sportsmanship, and respect, both on and off the field.

    Recommended Employment Qualifications

    Qualified candidates should have college playing experience and or coaching experience on the high school or collegiate level.

    Additional Experience

    • Ability to effectively communicate and work with adults and students
    • Exemplary interpersonal skills
    • Must have strong attention to safety details
    • Strong work ethic, and ability to work independently

    Additional Requirements

    • All Gunnery employees should uphold the School's mission and philosophy, and demonstrate the School's core character values.
    • Must be able to comply with background check, including fingerprints, as required by the agency and / or state regulations.
    • Ability to travel off campus for games is a necessity of this position.

    If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please submit your cover letter, resume, and letters of reference to Mike Marich, Athletic Director, at marichm@gunnery.org.
The Gunnery is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Except in cases of a bona fide occupational qualification or need, or except as otherwise permitted or required by law, The Gunnery does not discriminate against applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, sex, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, intellectual disability, learning disability or physical disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or any other protected class status under applicable law with respect to hiring, compensation, promotion, discharge from employment or other terms and conditions of employment.

Position announcements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to the job title and the education and skills required. Descriptions are not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties and skills that are required or may be required in the future.

BACKGROUND SCREENING: The Gunnery conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer, which includes using a third-party administrator to conduct the checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

The Gunnery

gps address: 22 Kirby Road, Washington, CT 06793
mail address: 99 Green Hill Road, Washington, CT 06793
tel: 860-868-7334
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Founded in 1850 by abolitionist, educator, and outdoorsman Frederick Gunn, The Gunnery is a coeducational college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades 9 through 12/post-graduate. Dedicated teacher-mentor-coaches challenge students to reach their full potential in a home-like setting where character and citizenship are valued as much as intellect and achievement. Individualized attention and high expectations help young learners develop not only the skills and confidence they will need in college, but also the moral compass and love of learning that will serve them well in life. The school attracts ambitious, academically curious students who will both shine as unique individuals and thrive as contributing members of a deeply connected community. By the time they graduate, Gunnery students have become well rounded, grounded young adults with a sharpened sense of who they are and who they want to become.