Employment

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.

Current Employment Announcements

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  • Substitute Bus Driver

    We are seeking candidates for a non-benefited, substitute school bus driver.  The driver will be used as a substitute for our regular routes, as well as frequent assignments for driving athletic teams. Must have a valid Washington state driver's license including CDL with passenger endorsements, acceptable driving record, and current Medical Examiner's Certificate. Email resume to judy_skipper@aw.org.
  • Summer@Annie Wright - Camp Positions

    Now Hiring for our Summer@Annie Wright camp program. At Annie Wright, we believe whole-heartedly in the idea of children being free to enjoy the fun-filled days of summer, and so we developed a day camp program that does just that.

    We are looking for positions in our day camp programs: Camp Wright (for campers entering Grades 1-8) and Camp Junior (for youngers campers, starting at age 3). 
     
    Interested? Apply here! 
     
    Camp Wright Counselor
    Applicant will be in charge of directing groups of 20-28 kids in a manner that promotes safe behaviors and improves the quality of the children's interaction with one another. Additionally, applicant will participate in all activities with their groups to provide engagement and support throughout each day at camp. Finally, applicant will manage assistant counselors and volunteers to ensure a safe environment for all campers. Will be attentive to and follow administrative notices defining camp procedures and routines.
     
    Camp Wright Assistant Counselor
    Applicant must be at least 16 years of age, be first aid certified, and be willing to work in a flexible environment with parents, campers, coworkers, and supervisors. Applicant will assist in leading groups through daily schedules and assure camper safety and accountability at all times. Additionally, applicant will participate in all activities with their groups to provide engagement and support throughout each day at camp. Will be attentive to and follow administrative notices defining camp procedures and routines.
     
    Camp Jr. Counselor
    Applicant must be at least 18 years of age, be first aid certified, and be willing to work in a flexible environment with parents, campers, coworkers, and supervisors. Applicant will be in charge of directing groups of 15-25 kids in a manner that promotes safe behaviors and improves the quality of the children's interaction with one another. Additionally, applicant will participate in all activities with their groups to provide engagement and support throughout each day at camp. Finally, applicant will manage assistant counselors and volunteers to ensure a safe environment for all campers. Will be attentive to and follow administrative notices defining camp procedures and routines.
     
    Camp Jr. Assistant Counselor
    Applicant must be at least 16 years of age, be first aid certified, and be willing to work in a flexible environment with parents, campers, coworkers, and supervisors. Applicant will assist in leading groups through daily schedules and assure camper safety and accountability at all times. Additionally, applicant will participate in all activities with their groups to provide engagement and support throughout each day at camp. Will be attentive to and follow administrative notices defining camp procedures and routines.
     
    Front Desk
    Applicant must be at least 18 years of age, with a HS diploma. Responsibilities include, but not limited to: greeting parents and campers, answering phone lines, data entry, emailing and office assistance. *Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with many types of personalities. (including young children) *Must be able to operate basic office machines i.e. copier, fax, printer, etc. *Display a positive attitude.
     
    Life Guard
    Applicant must be at least 18 years of age and be first aid/CPR certified and must show completion of a lifeguard certification course. Must also be willing to work with kids ages 3-15 and be confident watching them and ensuring safety at all times. It is crucial that the applicant understand pool policies and rules and work to uphold them throughout each day. Additionally, applicant must be positive and engaged with all campers in the pool and helpful in the locker room.
     
    Volunteer
    Applicant must be at least 13 years of age, be willing to work with kids and assist Counselors and Assistant Counselors with activities and camper safety. Applicant will be responsible for helping to navigate kids to different stations and also running small groups of them to bathrooms and water fountains. Finally, applicant must be willing to complete additional jobs throughout the day to keep the campus clean and running smoothly.
     
  • Upper School Computer Science & Math Teacher

    POSITION:    Upper School Computer Science & Math Teacher
    STARTS:        August 2017
     
    Founded in Tacoma in 1884, Annie Wright Schools are comprised of a co-educational Day School (grades PS-8) and two single-gender Upper School divisions (grades 9-12). The Upper School for Boys will enroll its first class this fall.  The Upper School for Girls, which has existed since the School’s founding, totals 188 students, 95 of whom live in residence, and offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.
     
    The Perfect Candidate:  The perfect candidate for this position will be… 
     
    -         experienced and passionate about teaching STEM subjects, particularly computer science and math; 
     
    -         experienced with robotics, either as an advisor or participant;
     
    -         energized by empowering students to engage real-world issues through experienced-based activities and curriculum;
     
    -         interested in exploring formative assessment strategies that compliment traditional summative assessment practices;
     
    Responsibilities:  This full-time position involves teaching one section of IB Computer Science (SL), one section of Intro Computer Science, and two sections of math.  In addition, this teacher will lead our Robotics Team.
     
    Qualifications: Strong applicants will have experience teaching computer science and math at the high school level, ideally within independent schools.  They will have a palpable passion for STEM and an ability to inspire, encourage, and support students.  They will have strong computer skills and must be effective communicators.
     
    Salary/Benefits:  Compensation includes salary (based on education and experience) and full benefits, including daily lunch and tuition remission.
     
    Interested applicants should send resume and cover letter to:
    judy_skipper@aw.org
  • Upper School for Girls: Social Studies Teacher

    POSITION:                Upper School for Girls: Social Studies Teacher
    STARTS:                    August 2017
     
    Founded in Tacoma in 1884, Annie Wright Schools are comprised of a co-educational Day School (grades PS-8) and an all-girls Upper School (grades 9-12). The Upper School totals ~180 students, ~100 of whom board, and offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.
     
    The Perfect Candidate:  The perfect candidate for this position will be… 
     
    -         passionate about global politics and current events; 
     
    -         experienced with Model UN, either as an advisor or participant;
     
    -         deeply knowledgeable about US history;
     
    -         interested in exploring formative assessment strategies that compliment traditional summative assessment practices;
     
    -         energized by empowering students to engage real-world issues via local, national, and international travel
     
    -         able to teach the IB Environmental Systems & Societies class, which requires a solid background in environmental sciences.
     
    Responsibilities:  This full-time position involves teaching either IB Global Politics (SL) or IB History of the Americas (with a focus on US history).  Ideally, this person would also teach one section of IB Environmental Systems & Societies.
     
    Qualifications: Strong applicants will have experience teaching social studies at the high school level, ideally within independent schools.  They will have a palpable passion for social studies and an ability to inspire, encourage, and support students.  They will have strong computer skills and must be effective communicators.
     
    Salary/Benefits:  Compensation includes salary (based on education and experience) and full benefits, including daily lunch and tuition remission.
     
    Interested applicants should send resume and cover letter to:
    judy_skipper@aw.org
  • Upper School Teachers

    POSITION:                      UPPER SCHOOL TEACHERS
    STARTS:                           August,2017
     
    Founded in Tacoma in 1884, Annie Wright Schools are comprised of a co-educational Day School (preschool-eighth grade), an all girls’ Upper School (grades 9-12, day and boarding) and beginning in August, 2017, an all boys’ Upper School (also grades 9-12, day and boarding).  Annie Wright is proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School, offering the Primary Years Program, the Middle Years Program and the high school Diploma Program in grades 11 and 12.
     
    Annie Wright Schools boys’ upper school program will initially include one section of ninth grade boys, both day and boarding.  In addition to teaching mastery—ideally including successful experience teaching of boys in one or more of the subject areas listed below--potential applicants must possess a strong sense of adventure, creativity, flexibility, humor, and commitment.  This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to building a division and culture in partnership with administrators, other teachers and a pioneering group of young men
     
     
    Teachers will be hired to teach the following classes, part-time, or full-time if candidates are qualified to teach multiple subjects
     
    • one section of ninth grade English
    • one section of ninth grade history
    • two sections of English as a Second Language (levels to be determined*)
    • two sections of Spanish (likely years one and two*)
    • one section of woodshop activity/elective (four times weekly)
    • other activities/electives possible based on interests of boys, experience of teachers
    *Spanish and ESL will be taught concurrently
     
    Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume to Judy Skipper, Human Resources, at judy_skipper@aw.org.
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
  • Free parking

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  • Disability and 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.
  • Equal Employment Opportunity

    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.
For more information, please contact Judy Skipper, Human Resources and Payroll Manager, at 253.284.8621.

Contact

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 co-ed programs in Preschool through Grade 8, while separate Upper Schools for boys, starting in Fall 2017, and girls offer day and boarding options in Grades 9 through 12. Annie Wright is proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School. Learn more at www.aw.org.