Hutchison School, a PK2-12 school for girls, seeks a full-time Director of Sustainability for the 2021-2022 school year. The Director cares for and manages the school’s working farm year-round, which consists of 36 raised beds and the school greenhouse. Additionally, the director provides weekly instruction aligned to sustainability and classroom units for all early childhood and lower school students. Finally, he/she assists with middle school and upper school projects as well. Candidates should be conversant with current practices in hands-on sustainability education, culturally responsive teaching, best practices in farming.
The ideal candidate will have experience managing and keeping a learning garden, teaching young learners and natural sciences in an independent school setting, and will be comfortable teaching girls in a student-centered environment. A Bachelor’s degree is required, and advanced degrees are preferred. Candidates should be passionate about both the field of agri-science, instruction, and the development of adolescent girls.
About Hutchison School
Founded in 1902, Hutchison is a vibrant leader in the Memphis community. While preserving time-honored traditions and respect for its founding on Judeo-Christian principles and values, Hutchison welcomes faculty and students of all faiths and teaches appreciation for the differences among us. Within a structured and nurturing environment, Hutchison encourages each student to develop a lifelong joy of learning, to sharpen her intellectual curiosity, to cultivate artistic expression, and to strive for physical well-being. Students, administrators, parents, and teachers—the entire community—work together to develop each girl’s self-reliance and her commitment to our core values: integrity, respect, responsibility, honor, and excellence.
Interested and qualified candidates should submit the following electronically as separate documents to email@example.com.
● Formal letter of application for the position;
● Current resume;
● Statement of educational philosophy and practice;
● List of at least five references with name, title, phone number, and email address.