The Jackson Hole Community School is a small, independent high school that aims to provide students with the support to thrive in a college prep environment which prioritizes connection to the community, and that prepares students to succeed in college and life beyond. We offer a challenging, academically rigorous program that strives to promote engagement and persistence, provide authentic contexts, and encourage reflection and revision. We expose our students to diverse teaching styles and hire highly qualified individuals to join our collaborative team as we strive to fulfill our mission.
The Community School places emphasis on the “community” aspect of its culture and seeks candidates who are interested in committing to its vibrancy and success. As a small school we come together to help the community flourish with a commitment to being an invested member of the team, and believe that an employee’s contribution should not be limited by his/her assigned responsibilities. Our expectation is that each employee will operate at a superior level and offer his/her services broadly to serve our students and the school community at large.
The Jackson Hole Community School is seeking a history teacher for the 2019-20 school year who aligns with the school’s mission and philosophy in a mountain west community. Teachers in the JHCS history department challenge students to think critically and analytically about the world’s past events and how those events contributed to the development and state of our modern world. Additionally, members of the history department value the development of civic identity and engagement as local and global citizen, and seek opportunities to tie the studies of their courses to participation in the Jackson Hole community, its issues, and its opportunities. Our alumni often cite their strong preparation in critical reading, writing, use of MLA, research, and public speaking as valuable skills that they developed while at The Community School. As such, we seek an individual who approaches teaching and learning in a collaborative spirit and desires to work interdisciplinary with other faculty members to develop strong academic, social, and emotional skill sets and habits of mind.
Other responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
Leading an advisory group of 5-7 students
Participating in our experiential learning program (Fall Trips, MLK Day, Community Days, and Minimester)
Proactive and timely communication with colleagues, parents and students
Attending occasional evening/weekend school events
Minimum requirements include:
A Bachelor’s degree in History or a related field; Master’s is preferred
At least 2 years experience working with high school students
Ability to facilitate a meaningful, engaging discussion among high school students