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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, we 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
badgerj@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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Other Openings

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  • Assistant Varsity Soccer Coach - Part Time

    SUMMARY
    Assistant varsity soccer coach for the fall 2017 season. This is a temporary part-time position from September 6 through November 11, 2017, for 20–25 hours per week.  

    Time commitments include practices Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m., and home and away games Wednesday and Saturday afternoons.

    REQUIREMENTS
    • Able to coach the entire fall season at the times listed above
    • Prior soccer coaching experience and/or a high level of playing experience
    • Able to travel to away games

    HOW TO APPLY
    To apply, please submit a letter of interest, resume, and three references via email to Mike Marich, marichm@gunnery.org (Adobe® PDF format preferred) and include “Soccer Coach” in the subject line. No phone calls please.
  • Assistant Crew Coach - Part Time
     

    SUMMARY
    Assistant rowing/crew coach for the fall 2017 and spring 2018 seasons. This is a temporary part-time position from September 6, 2017 through November 11, 2017, and February 26 through June 2, 2018, for 20–25 hours per week.  

    Time commitments include practices Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m., and Wednesday and Saturday afternoons, plus home and away regattas on the weekends.

    REQUIREMENTS
    • Able to coach for the full fall and spring seasons, at the times listed above
    • Prior crew coaching experience and/or a high level of rowing experience
    • Able to travel to away regattas

    HOW TO APPLY
    To apply, please submit a letter of interest, resume, and three references via email to Mike Marich, marichm@gunnery.org (Adobe® PDF format preferred) and include “Assistant Crew Coach” in the subject line. No phone calls please.


     
  • Assistant JV Hockey Coach - Part Time

    SUMMARY
    Assistant jr. varsity ice hockey coach for the winter 2017 season. This is a temporary part-time position from November 13, 2017 through February 24, 2018, for 20–25 hours per week.  

    Time commitments include practices (typically held Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.), and home and away games Wednesday and Saturday afternoons.

    REQUIREMENTS
    • Able to coach the entire winter season at the times listed above
    • Prior ice hockey coaching experience and/or a high level of playing experience
    • Able to travel to away games

    HOW TO APPLY
    To apply, please submit a letter of interest, resume, and three references via email to Mike Marich, marichm@gunnery.org (Adobe® PDF format preferred) and include “Hockey Coach” in the subject line. No phone calls please.
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. Minorities, women and Veterans of the Uniformed Services are encouraged to submit applications to The Gunnery.

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.