Employment

Overfield is a school where joy, wonder, and imagination foster life-long learning in preschool-aged children. The Reggio Emilia philosophy inspires our school’s mission to support self-discovery and creativity through a child-centered, responsive curriculum. A beautiful campus, committed teachers, and a supportive learning community make Overfield a place where children bloom.

Open Positions

Office Administrator

The Overfield School is seeking an experienced Office Administrator.  The Office Administrator works directly with families, faculty, school leadership and board members.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Candidate will be proficient in the Microsoft Office platform, Google Drive and general data entry; able to multitask with a positive attitude; have excellent interpersonal and communication skills with emphasis on grammatical literacy; and be organized and detail oriented.
  • Associates degree or above in Office Management or related field required.
  • Knowledge of Reggio Emilia philosophy of Early Childhood Education preferred.
  • Experience in a school office setting a plus.

Naturalist

The Naturalist works with all children and teachers, promoting knowledge of, care for, and advocacy on behalf of nature.  

Job responsibilities include:

  • Work with children and teachers to use the environment as a learning lab. Foster a spirit and practice of inquiry, research, and appreciation for nature.
  • Work collaboratively with teachers, children, and families to support learning inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy of early childhood education.  
  • Be a resource for teachers by working collaboratively with all faculty members in order to develop and support ongoing investigations into the natural world in a project-based, emergent curriculum.  This goal is accomplished through the Naturalist’s flexibility with classroom schedules; attendance at and participation in team meetings and faculty meetings; and by providing appropriate resources and materials as needed.
  • Assist with and develop the recycling/conservation efforts at Overfield, supporting an ethos of sustainable practices.
  • Listen to children’s questions and wonderings, co-researching with them as they discover the world around them and build knowledge.
  • Conduct daily assessments of the indoor and outdoor spaces to ensure that spaces are inviting and materials are easily accessible to children.  Care for all plants and animals in these environments. Maintain gardens and school grounds, with the assistance of children and families.
  • Assist in facilitating community outreach and partnerships with nature organizations.
  • Train staff on science education; be a resource for teachers to support projects centered on nature and the sciences.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in natural sciences or related field and a desire to work in a team environment are required.  Experience with young children (ages 2-3rd grade) is preferred.

Preschool Teacher

The Overfield School is seeking enthusiastic, knowledgeable, imaginative teachers for our preschool classrooms for the 2021-22 school year. The successful applicant will be well-versed in best practices for teaching young children, and passionate about team-teaching utilizing the inspiration of the Reggio Emilia philosophy.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field is preferred.
  • We are looking for a teacher who understands and supports the philosophy, policies, and goals of the Overfield School, and has familiarity with the Reggio Emilia philosophy of education.  We are seeking a candidate who believes in the importance of active, play-based programs for young children, and has an image of children as strong, capable, and deserving of having a central voice in their own learning.
  • This person should ensure a safe and inviting environment for children and parents, and display the ability to work independently and in a team environment, cooperating with co-teacher as well as studio artist and naturalist.
  • The ideal candidate would generously share ideas, time, talent, materials, and seek to help others achieve their best.
  • The teacher would develop and implement curriculum appropriate to the developmental stages of the children, deciding this with the teaching team, adapting the general curriculum to meet the needs of the individual child with concern for his/her interests, special talents, challenges, style and pace of learning.
  • We are seeking candidates who would treat each child with dignity and respect, accommodating individual differences and working with the individual child when need arises.  We are also looking for teachers who are interested in the arts and nature, and have experience using these as an integrated part of the curriculum.