Career Opportunities

The Knox School in Saint James is a nonsectarian, independent college preparatory boarding and day school for grades six through twelve with a post graduate year. Knox provides students with a strong and supportive academic program, a familial environment, small class sizes, and enriching arts and athletic programs.

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Per Diem RN

A private boarding school is looking for a Per Diem RN for the 2022/23 academic year. The hours are Monday through Thursday 3 pm to 7 pm on campus with 7 pm to 7 am on-call,  Fridays 7 am to 7 pm with on-call 7 pm to 7 am, and Saturday and Sunday 24-hour on-call. The schedule is flexible and set each month based on availability. 

The ideal candidate has experience working in a school setting or pediatrics, is outgoing and positive, and is available for at least one Friday shift a month. Please send a letter of interest and resume to: opportunities@knoxschool.org

Theatrical Show Audio & Lighting Technician

The Knox School of Saint James, NY, a nonsectarian, independent college preparatory boarding and day school for grades six through twelve with a post-graduate year, is accepting applications for a part-time theater technician to support the Performing Arts Department’s Spring Musical and The Knox School’s end-of-year ceremonies.

Working alongside the Theater Director and Director of Technology, the Technician will support the department in the following ways:

Lighting

  • Hanging, cabling, addressing, and focusing fixtures
  • Programming
  • Console operation

Audio

  • Installing and cabling speakers
  • Assembling amp racks
  • Tuning audio systems
  • Operating audio console
  • Operating lighting and sound equipment for the Spring Musical, School Talent Show, Awards Ceremonies, and Commencement
  • Conducting maintenance and repair of facility equipment
  • Assisting in the installation, operation, and strike of all shows and events
  • Other duties as assigned

Hours will be Monday-Friday, 3:00-6:30 p.m. or later if necessary, and on weekends leading up to the performance (this schedule will be determined by the Theater Director). Some evening and weekend hours will be required for end-of-year ceremonies in late May-early June. 

Interested candidates should submit a résumé via email to opportunities@knoxschool.org. No phone calls, faxes, or unsolicited visits, please. A background check and fingerprinting are required for all positions at The Knox School.

Math Teacher

The Knox School, of St. James NY, a nonsectarian independent college preparatory boarding and day school for grades six through twelve with a post-graduate year is expanding its faculty and currently accepting applications for a middle and upper school Math teacher for grades nine through twelve. The Knox School provides students with a strong and supportive academic program, a familial environment, small class sizes, and enriching arts and athletic programs.

The Math Teacher will become a member of a dynamic academic team led by the Dean of Academics and will be responsible for teaching up to 6 classes and maintaining the professional responsibilities including, but not limited to, posting of grades and assignments, and communicating with students and families. Class sizes range from 4 to 12 students.

 

Our ideal candidate is an energetic and articulate team player. This person will have excellent communication and organizational skills, strong classroom management skills, and will be passionate about promoting college-level work to our students. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Math. Preference will be given to a strong candidate with a Masters’s degree and/or teacher certification.

Teachers at The Knox School are expected to coach or assist with an after-school activity for two terms. Faculty housing is available on a limited basis but is not mandatory for employment. Interested candidates should submit a resume via email to opportunities@knoxschool.org. No phone calls, faxes or unsolicited visits, please.

Bus Driver

The Knox School of Saint James, NY, a nonsectarian, independent college preparatory boarding and day school for grades six through twelve with a post-graduate year, is currently accepting applications for a parttime and fulltime weekday and weekend per diem bus driver for immediate placement. The Knox School provides students with a strong and supportive academic program, a familial environment, small class sizes, and enriching arts and athletic programs. Experience driving in NYC and the interstate a plus.

The position requires the driver to transport students to and from school. The hours are 5:15 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Additional hours during the week and weekend are available to drive students and faculty to special events, field trips, & sporting events. The position requires the ability to pre/post trip vehicle inspection, act & react in a mature professional manner, be responsible for the safe and timely operation of school bus van. The potential candidates must have good verbal communication skills, be dedicated, reliable and a team player. The rate of pay is $21.00 an hour.

Qualifications:

  • Possess a valid NYS CDL with “P” and “S” Endorsements, 19A qualified & fingerprinted
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment background criminal investigation, fingerprinting, drug test, NYS DOT physical, & physical performance test. Pass all NYS 19A mandatory testing
  • HS diploma or equivalent must have maintained a CDL for the past two years & have a clean driving abstract
  • Provide three positive work references

 

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit a letter of interest and résumé Human Resources at: opportunities@knoxschool.org. No phone calls, faxes or unsolicited visits, please.

 

Athletics Coaches (Multiple Positions)

The Knox School of Saint James, NY, a nonsectarian, independent college preparatory boarding and day school for grades six through twelve with a post-graduate year, is currently accepting applications for Athletics Coaches for the 2022/2023 school year.

 

Available Coaching Positions:

  • Boys Junior Varsity Soccer Assistant Coach
  • Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball Head Coach
  • Co-ed Varsity Cross Country Head Coach
  •  Co-ed Varsity Cross Country Assistant Coach
  • Boys Varsity Basketball Head Coach
  • Boys Varsity Basketball Assistant Coach
  • Boys Junior Varsity Basketball Head Coach
  • Boys Junior Varsity Basketball Assistant Coach
  • Girls Junior Varsity Basketball Head Coach
  • Girls Junior Varsity Basketball Assistant Coach
  • Boys Varsity Volleyball Head Coach
  • Co-ed Varsity Badminton Head Coach
  • Co-ed Varsity Crew Coach

 

Job Description – The Knox School Coach

The Knox School Coaches must be able to direct, instruct, manage, and train individuals pertaining to a specific sport and must facilitate a sportsmanlike team. Most coaches are also teachers at The Knox School. This is preferred, but not required.

Role of the Coach

  • Assist student-athletes in developing to their full potential
  • Train student-athletes in a specific sport
  • Analyze the student-athlete’s performance and provide feedback for improvement
  • Instruct student-athletes in the skills relevant to the sport
  • Provide encouragement to all student-athletes

Responsibilities of the Coach

  • Motivate and inspire student-athletes to reach their potential in any area or to improve on areas for improvement
  • Actively participate in professional development and work collaboratively with coaches and instructional leaders to improve instructional training practices
  • Develop specific skill sets in the student-athlete and set individual/team specific goals important to the sport
  • Conduct intensive training sessions while preparing athletes of all skill levels to play at a competitive level
  • Create a positive sporting culture to enforce discipline, nurture student needs, and model sportsman-like behavior
  • Must be willing to travel for Knox team sporting events
  • The coach will work under the direct supervision of the Athletic Director

Experience

  • 3 years of coaching in the specific sport
  • Formal coach-related training is preferred

Interested candidates should submit a resume via email to athletics@knoxschool.org. No phone calls, faxes or unsolicited visits, please.

Part-Time Chinese Teacher

The Chinese Teacher will become a member of a dynamic academic team led by the Dean of Academics and will be responsible for teaching two and a third classes and maintaining professional responsibilities including, but not limited to, posting of grades and assignments, and communicating with students and families. Class sizes range from 2-8 students.

Classes are scheduled Tuesdays, Thursdays, and alternating Fridays from 8:00-9:10 am and 12:45-1:55 pm. For a ten-week period, there will be an additional class on Mondays, Wednesdays, and alternating Fridays from 8:00 am- 9:10 am.  Since this is maternity leave, we are looking to have someone start with us immediately (8/22 start date) and shadow our current teacher until she takes her leave so there is an easy transition for both our students and the teacher we hire.

Our ideal candidate is an energetic and articulate team player. This person will have excellent communication and organizational skills, strong classroom management skills, and will be passionate about promoting college-level work to our students. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Chinese OR a native speaker of the language. Preference will be given to a strong candidate with a Master’s degree and/or teacher certification.

Interested candidates should submit a resume via email. No phone calls, faxes or unsolicited visits, please.