About Us

Working at Annie Wright

Our talented and committed group of faculty and staff is at the heart of Annie Wright's strong community. Employees can expect a warm and collegial atmosphere, where children, ages 3-18, are at the center of all we do. A supportive administration, beautiful setting, excellent resources and a spirit of fun make Annie Wright a wonderful place to work.

Equal Opportunity Employment

The Board of Trustees of Annie Wright Schools remains firmly committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. Annie Wright shall hire, promote, transfer, terminate, and make all other employment related decisions without regard to an employee’s race, color, creed, sex, religion, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, political ideology, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Disability & Accommodation

To the extent required by law, the Schools will make reasonable accommodations if you have a disability that affects your ability to perform the essential functions of your job. Although all employees must be able to properly perform their essential job duties, the Schools may be able to adjust work schedules, transfer you to a vacant position for which you are qualified, or make other modifications or accommodations to permit you to perform the essential functions of your job and to continue working.
 
If you have a disability that affects your ability to work and believe that you may need an accommodation, you are strongly encouraged to discuss your circumstances with your supervisor. Your supervisor will treat such information as confidential, except to the extent that other employees need to know to evaluate your request for an accommodation or to accommodate your disability.
For more information, please contact Judy Skipper, Human Resources and Payroll Manager.

Available Benefits

  • Medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • 403 (b) retirement plan
  • Flexible spending account
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition remission

Employment Announcements

Tacoma-Based Faculty Positions

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  • Grade Level Teaching Assistant

    Annie Wright is seeking Grade Level Teaching Assistants in the Middle School (Grades 6-8).

    School Overview
    Tradition meets innovation at Annie Wright Schools, where we honor our rich history and traditions, embrace the present, and continue always to move forward. Founded in 1884, Annie Wright Schools serve students from age three through high school. Annie Wright Lower and Middle Schools offer co-ed programs in Preschool through Grade 8, while separate Upper Schools for boys and girls offer day and boarding options in Grades 9 through 12, welcoming students from around the world. We are proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School, delivering IB programs in every division.

    Annie Wright’s strong community cultivates individual learners to become well-educated, creative and responsible citizens for a global society.

    Position Overview: duties & responsibilities

    Grade Level Teaching Assistants...
    • provide instructional support to grade level teachers;
    • aid students in their daily tasks, online or in person as needed, to help ensure their understanding of subject matter and use of materials;
    • provide supervision and support during recesses/breaks and lunch;
    • and maintain a professional attitude in all manner of conduct with students, faculty, and parents, including a commitment to confidentiality.
    Qualifications
    Grade Level Teaching Assistants…
    • hold a BA, ideally in education or a related field (teaching certification is a plus);
    • has experience working with and/or teaching youth;
    • are detail-oriented and demonstrate the ability to follow written and oral instructions;
    • demonstrate effective and appropriate communication with students, faculty, and staff, and parents;
    • demonstrate the ability to cultivate relationships with students in a short period of time;
    • exhibit confidence and capability in providing instruction;
    • and are available from 7:30 am-4:00 pm.
    Compensation & benefits
    Compensation includes an hourly wage of $17.02 and competitive benefits.

    Application process
    Annie Wright Schools remains firmly committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. Annie Wright shall hire, promote, transfer, terminate, and make all other employment-related decisions without regard to an employee’s race, color, creed, sex, religion, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, political ideology, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, or any other basis prohibited by law. Applicants of diverse and underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

    To apply, email a resume, email, and telephone contact information for 3-5 professional references, and a cover letter, all in PDF format, to Ms. Erin Gann, Executive Assistant to the Head of Schools, at erin_gann@aw.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
     
  • Substitute Teachers (Lower & Middle Schools)

    Annie Wright is seeking Substitute Teachers in the Lower School (Preschool-Grade 5) and Middle School (Grades 6-8).

    School Overview
    Tradition meets innovation at Annie Wright Schools, where we honor our rich history and traditions, embrace the present, and continue always to move forward. Founded in 1884, Annie Wright Schools serve students from age three through high school. Annie Wright Lower and Middle Schools offer co-ed programs in Preschool through Grade 8, while separate Upper Schools for boys and girls offer day and boarding options in Grades 9 through 12, welcoming students from around the world. We are proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School, delivering IB programs in every division.

    Annie Wright’s strong community cultivates individual learners to become well-educated, creative and responsible citizens for a global society.

    Position Overview: duties & responsibilities
    Substitute Teachers...
    • provide instruction and fulfill duties during the short-term absence of faculty; aid students in their daily tasks, help ensure their understanding of subject matter and use materials provided by absent teachers to attain lesson goals;
    • manage classroom behavior in a positive way and reach out to other faculty members for support as needed and manage classroom procedures, including taking attendance and maintaining orderly classrooms and student work, in compliance with the school’s procedures, guidelines, and policies;
    • and maintain a professional attitude in all manner of conduct with students, faculty, and parents, including a commitment to confidentiality.
    Qualifications
    Substitute teachers…

    • hold a BA in education or a related field (teaching certification is a plus);
    • has experience working with and/or teaching youth; 
    • are detail-oriented and demonstrate the ability to follow written and oral instructions;
    • demonstrate effective and appropriate communication with students, faculty, and staff, and parents;
    • demonstrate the ability to cultivate relationships with students in a short period of time;
    • exhibit confidence and capability in providing instruction;
    • are willing and able to work while standing for most of the day, with few breaks to sit (especially for Lower School Substitute Teachers);
    • are available on short notice and on a regular basis, and respond promptly to requests for substituting;
    • and are available from 7:30 am-3:30 pm.
     
    Application process
    Annie Wright Schools remains firmly committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. Annie Wright shall hire, promote, transfer, terminate, and make all other employment-related decisions without regard to an employee’s race, color, creed, sex, religion, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, political ideology, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, or any other basis prohibited by law. Applicants of diverse and underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

    To apply, email a resume, email, and telephone contact information for 3-5 professional references, and a cover letter, all in PDF format, to Erin Gann, Executive Assistant to the Head of Schools, at erin_gann@aw.org.

Tacoma-Based Staff Positions

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  • Bus Driver

    Annie Wright is seeking a substitute Bus Driver to be available immediately. This is a part-time position.

    School Overview
    Tradition meets innovation at Annie Wright Schools, where we honor our rich history and traditions, embrace the present, and continue always to move forward. Founded in 1884, Annie Wright Schools serve students from age three through high school. Annie Wright Lower and Middle Schools offer co-ed programs in Preschool through Grade 8, while separate Upper Schools for boys and girls offer day and boarding options in Grades 9 through 12, welcoming students from around the world. We are proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School, delivering IB programs in every division.

    Annie Wright’s strong community cultivates individual learners to become well-educated, creative and responsible citizens for a global society.

    Position Overview: duties & responsibilities
    The Substitute Bus Driver must be available to drive our regular morning and afternoon routes as well as frequent assignments for transporting athletics teams.

    Qualifications
    The Substitute Bus Driver must have:
    • A valid Washington State driver’s license, including CDL with passenger endorsements;
    • An acceptable driving record;
    • And a current Medical Examiner’s Certificate.

    Salary & benefits
    Compensation includes an hourly wage.

    Application process
    Annie Wright Schools remains firmly committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. Annie Wright shall hire, promote, transfer, terminate, and make all other employment related decisions without regard to an employee’s race, color, creed, sex, religion, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, political ideology, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, or any other basis prohibited by law. Applicants of diverse and underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

    To apply, email a resume, email and telephone contact information for 3-5 professional references, and a cover letter, all in PDF format, to Erin Gann, Executive Assistant to the Head of Schools, at erin_gann@aw.org.
  • Extended Day Staff

    Annie Wright is seeking Staff for the Extended Day program.

    School Overview
    Tradition meets innovation at Annie Wright Schools, where we honor our rich history and traditions, embrace the present, and continue always to move forward. Founded in 1884, Annie Wright Schools serve students from age three through high school. Annie Wright Lower and Middle Schools offer co-ed programs in Preschool through Grade 8, while separate Upper Schools for boys and girls offer day and boarding options in Grades 9 through 12, welcoming students from around the world. We are proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School, delivering IB programs in every division.

    Annie Wright’s strong community cultivates individual learners to become well-educated, creative and responsible citizens for a global society.

    Position Overview: duties & responsibilities
    Extended Day at Annie Wright offers programming for students in Preschool through Grade 8 before and after the regular school day and during school vacations. Extended Day includes a variety of opportunities for students in a safe and nurturing environment. On school days, Extended Day runs from 2:45-6:00 pm, and on non-school days including school breaks and summer, Extended Day runs from 7:00 am-6:00 pm. Extended Day Staff responsibilities include:
    • supervising students, tracking students’ attendance, and providing support to ED leadership and Annie Wright faculty;
    • organizing and leading activities for students, including arts & crafts and games;
    • and supporting for Extended Day leadership and other Faculty and fulfill other duties as assigned, such as supervising a study hall.

    Qualifications
    Extended Day Staff:
    • have experience working with and managing groups of students;
    • demonstrate strong communication skills, a positive attitude, flexibility, and the ability to work independently;
    • are consistently available during ED times, listed above (limited hours are available);
    • are eligible to work in the United States.

    Compensation
    Compensation includes an hourly wage of $12.35/hour.

    Application Process
    Annie Wright Schools remains firmly committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. Annie Wright shall hire, promote, transfer, terminate, and make all other employment-related decisions without regard to an employee’s race, color, creed, sex, religion, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, political ideology, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, or any other basis prohibited by law. Applicants of diverse and underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Qingdao-Based Faculty Positions

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  • Science Teacher

    Baishan Annie Wright Schools (Baishan AWS) is seeking a Science Teacher for Grades 9–12 who can teach Biology and General Science for the 2021–2022 school year, starting August 21, 2021. 

    School Overview
    Located in Qingdao, China, Baishan AWS is a co-educational 5-day boarding school, and natural response to a decades-long partnership and exchanges between Annie Wright Schools and Qingdao Baishan School. Opening with Grades 9 and 10 in 2019, adding Grade 11 in 2020, and Grade 12 in 2021, the program affords students in China opportunities to earn an AWS diploma and greater access to Western universities. Baishan AWS offers Advanced Placement (AP) courses until the school completes the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) accreditation process.

    Much like Tacoma, Qingdao is a port city with beautiful mountains and sailing. Voted as one of the most expat-friendly cities, Qingdao offers many of the same shopping and services as western cities.  

    Annie Wright’s strong community cultivates individual learners to become well-educated, creative and responsible citizens for a global society.

    Position Overview: duties & responsibilities
    Baishan Annie Wright Schools seeks an inspiring high school Science teacher with abilities to develop a passion for the subjects with students. The teacher should be able to teach Biology to seniors and General Science to Grade 9. Teachers with AP and IB experience will be considered first.  
    • design and implement appropriate lesson
    • aid students in their daily tasks, online or in person as needed, to help ensure their understanding of subject matter and use of materials
    • maintain a professional attitude in all manner of conduct with students, faculty, and parents, including a commitment to confidentiality

    Qualifications
    • holds a teaching certificate
    • at least 2 years teaching experience;
    • has experience working with Grades 9–12
    • clear criminal records and ability to work in China
    • available from 7:30 am–4:30 pm

    Compensation & benefits

    Compensation: 
    • $37,240 – $55,404 commensurate with experience and degree
    Benefits:
    • considerable savings opportunities
    • assistance from experienced Human Resources with securing Chinese Z-Visa for families
    • generous housing allowance is provided to staff as part of the contract
    • overseas staff receive annual flights to home of record
    • after the second year of employment, overseas staff receive an annual bonus that increases in value each year
    • professional development allowance
    • a moving allowance is provided either at the beginning or end of the contract
    • daily transportation to school/home
    • overseas staff have International Medical Insurance with Aetna 

    Application process

    Baishan Annie Wright Schools remains firmly committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. Baishan AWS shall hire, promote, terminate, and make all other employment related decisions without regard to an employee’s race, color, creed, sex, religion, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, political ideology, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, or any other basis prohibited by law. Baishan AWS is actively seeking to create a more culturally diverse school community and accordingly, applicants of color and underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply. 

    To apply, email a cover letter, resume or CV, and email and telephone contact information for 3-5 professional references, all in PDF format, to Mr. Lorne Brandt, Program Director, at lbrandt@baishanaws.cn. Applications for this position will be accepted until August 1, 2021.
  • Social Studies Teacher

    Baishan Annie Wright Schools (Baishan AWS) is seeking a Social Studies Teacher for Grades 9–12 for the 2021–2022 school year, starting August 21, 2021. 

    School Overview
    Located in Qingdao, China, Baishan AWS is a co-educational 5-day boarding school, and natural response to a decades-long partnership and exchanges between Annie Wright Schools and Qingdao Baishan School. Opening with Grades 9 and 10 in 2019, adding Grade 11 in 2020, and Grade 12 in 2021, the program affords students in China opportunities to earn an AWS diploma and greater access to Western universities. Baishan AWS offers Advanced Placement (AP) courses until the school completes the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) accreditation process.

    Much like Tacoma, Qingdao is a port city with beautiful mountains and sailing. Voted as one of the most expat-friendly cities, Qingdao offers many of the same shopping and services as western cities.  

    Annie Wright’s strong community cultivates individual learners to become well-educated, creative and responsible citizens for a global society.

    Position Overview: duties & responsibilities
    Baishan Annie Wright Schools seeks an inspiring high school Social Studies teacher with abilities to develop a passion for the subjects with students. The teacher should be able to teach World Geography, World History, and either AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, or AP Environmental Science. Teachers with AP and IB experience will be considered first.  
    • design and implement appropriate lesson
    • aid students in their daily tasks, online or in person as needed, to help ensure their understanding of subject matter and use of materials
    • maintain a professional attitude in all manner of conduct with students, faculty, and parents, including a commitment to confidentiality
    Qualifications
    • holds a teaching certificate
    • at least two years teaching experience
    • has experience working with Grades 9–12
    • clear criminal records and ability to work in China
    • available from 7:30 am–4:30 pm
    Compensation & benefits

    Compensation:
    • $37,240 – $55,404
    Benefits:
    Benefits:
    • considerable savings opportunities
    • assistance from experienced Human Resources with securing Chinese Z-Visa for families
    • generous housing allowance is provided to staff as part of the contract
    • overseas staff receive annual flights to home of record
    • after the second year of employment, overseas staff receive an annual bonus that increases in value each year
    • professional development allowance
    • a moving allowance is provided either at the beginning or end of the contract
    • daily transportation to school/home
    • overseas staff have International Medical Insurance with Aetna

    Application process
    Baishan Annie Wright Schools remains firmly committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. Baishan AWS shall hire, promote, terminate, and make all other employment related decisions without regard to an employee’s race, color, creed, sex, religion, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, political ideology, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, or any other basis prohibited by law. Baishan AWS is actively seeking to create a more culturally diverse school community and accordingly, applicants of color and underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply. 

    To apply, email a cover letter, resume or CV, and email and telephone contact information for 3-5 professional references, all in PDF format, to Mr. Lorne Brandt, Program Director, at lbrandt@baishanaws.cn. Applications for this position will be accepted until August 1, 2021.
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Annie Wright Schools
827 North Tacoma Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98403
253.272.2216

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Founded in Tacoma, Washington, in 1884, Annie Wright Schools serve students from age three through high school. Annie Wright Lower  and Middle Schools offer coed programs in Preschool through Grade 8, while separate Upper Schools for girls  and boys offer day and boarding options in Grades 9 through 12. Annie Wright is proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School.