Employment Opportunities

Bixby School is a community of learners and we are committed to supporting colleagues who see themselves as passionate educators and show willingness to reflect, collaborate, and adhere to the highest professional standards in their field or area of expertise.

4th/5th Literature/Reading Teacher (Part-time)

Compensation: Compensation based on experience.

Employment type: part-time

Summary:The part-time 4th/5th grade literature/reading teacher is responsible for implementing an engaging reading program that focuses on fostering joy for literature and developing students’ comprehension, vocabulary, and fluency skills through independent reading within the literary genres.

This is a part-time (0.3-0.5 FTE) position (scheduled between the hours of 8:30 and 3:15, M-Th).

Position is available immediately and continues through May 2019.

Class size is approximately 8-10 students per class.

The part-time reading teacher reports to the K-5 Academic Director and Head of School.

Non-Discrimination: Bixby School provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or status as a veteran.

Application: Letter of interest, resume, three current references, and either 1) a description of an activity you have done with a lit/reading class and how it went, or 2) a dream activity that you would like to do with a lit/reading class and why. Send your materials to Cindy Benson, office@bixbyschool.org or 4760 Table Mesa Drive, Boulder, CO, 80305. Position will remain open until filled. A background check will be completed for applicants being considered for employment.

Background: Founded in 1970, Bixby is an independent nonprofit school, deeply rooted in the values of progressive education. Bixby seeks to serve a community of cognitively diverse students, each of whom is deeply known and loved as an individual. Our 35 preschool and 75 K through fifth-grade students are nurtured in a rare educational community on a child-centered campus. The committed teachers at Bixby are experts in their subject area and create a customized curriculum emphasizing inquiry, critical thinking and deep understanding, while supporting individualized social-emotional growth. We provide a dynamic, extended day continuum of learning that includes summer.  Our students’ days are richly balanced with academics, play, movement, Spanish, music, art, swimming in our pool, and a nourishing, chef-prepared lunch.

Student progress is tracked through authentic, whole child assessments that include an in-depth multi-dimensional rubric which was designed at Bixby. Our three-acre facility includes an indoor swimming pool, two large sandboxes, an amphitheater, playing fields and a one-of-kind 3600 square foot playground known as Lower Yard – a maze of climbing structures and ropes, platforms and swings that make for a remarkable and imaginative play area. This is a close-knit community, permeated by a strong sense of trust and common purpose, striving to ensure that every member is respected, heard, and valued.

 

Bixby Summer is looking for fun, motivated, flexible, and reliable teachers to work in a dynamic day camp environment. Experience working with children in a school or other setting is required.

Assistant Director

May 6-August 16. Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday

Bixby Summer is looking for a candidate to fill our Assistant Director position. The Assistant Director will be in charge of helping the Camp Director with day to day operations, scheduling, and field trips. He/She will hold responsibility over the Counselor in Training program as well as the management of the preschool program. A successful candidate has at least 2 years of experience working with children ages 2-14 years in a school or camp setting as well as training working with children. Must be 21 years or older.

Please send resume and short bio to Julie Trinh at summer@bixbyschool.org to express interest and for more details regarding this position.

Department Lead Teachers

May 28-August 16. Hours: 8:00am-3:00pm, Monday-Friday

Bixby summer is looking for fun, energetic, and flexible teachers to work in a dynamic day camp environment. Department Lead Teachers will co-lead units, teach department-based workshops with campers, and attend weekly hikes and field trips. Experience working with children in a school or other setting is required.

We have openings for the following departments:

  • Exploring (leading hikes)
  • Science
  • Sports/Games
  • Swimming

Must be available May 28– August 16. Hours: 8:00am – 3:00pm, Monday- Friday. Mandatory orientation before camp begins. Please send resume and short bio to Julie Trinh at summer@bixbyschool.org to express interest and for more details regarding this position.

Extended Day Teachers

May 28-August 16. Hours: 2:45pm-5:45pm, Monday-Friday

Extended Day Teachers are a vital part of our Bixby community. Extended Day Teachers will be responsible for transitioning our extended day campers into the summer camp after care program. Extended Day Teachers will also prepare snack during the transition period, run the afternoon group time, and prepare indoor and outdoor activities for campers. Experience working with children in a school or other setting is required.

Must be available May 28– August 16. Hours: 2:45pm – 5:45pm, Monday- Friday. Mandatory orientation before camp begins. Please send resume and short bio to Julie Trinh at summer@bixbyschool.org to express interest and for more details regarding this position.