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Employment Opportunities

Wild Oak is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity of all kinds: race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, neurodivergence, and many other wonderful things that make us different. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all Wild Oak employees and students.

Lead Teachers

Lead Teacher – Seedling School (can be filled as an Assistant Teacher – Seedling School)

The Sprouts Teacher position can be filled as either an Assistant Teacher or Lead Teacher. This individual will join a team of teachers to support and guide a group of 15-20 children ranging in age from 3 to younger 5-year-olds for 25-35 hours per week. While this role supports and will spend a large portion of the day with the whole group of Sprouts, they will also have the opportunity to develop closer relationships with an assigned group of 8-10 Sprouts, for whom this teacher serves as primary learning guide. 

The Assistant or Lead Teacher – Sprouts will also lead Afternoon Friends, Wild Oak’s after school program for Sprouts-age students.

The role is scheduled for 25-35 hours per week, depending on candidate’s availability and preference, for the school year ending June 17, 2022. Preference given to candidates who are also available for the summer session starting starting Thursday, June 23rd and ending Friday, August 19th.

Read or download the full job description below.

Lead Teachers 2022-23 School Year

Contact Cecily at cecily@wildoakschool.org if you are interested in teaching in a multi-grade classroom and leading one “specialty” (i.e. early literacy, math, science, language arts, visual arts).

Assistant Teachers

Assistant Teacher – Seedling School (can be filled as a Lead Teacher – Seedling School)

The Sprouts Teacher position can be filled as either an Assistant Teacher or Lead Teacher. This individual will join a team of teachers to support and guide a group of 15-20 children ranging in age from 3 to younger 5-year-olds for 25-35 hours per week. While this role supports and will spend a large portion of the day with the whole group of Sprouts, they will also have the opportunity to develop closer relationships with an assigned group of 8-10 Sprouts, for whom this teacher serves as primary learning guide. 

The Assistant or Lead Teacher – Sprouts will also lead Afternoon Friends, Wild Oak’s after school program for Sprouts-age students.

This role is scheduled for 25-35 hours per week, depending on candidate’s availability and preference, for the school year ending June 17, 2022. Preference given for individuals who are available for the summer session starting starting Thursday, June 23rd and ending Friday, August 19th.

Read or download the full job description below.

Seasonal Roles and Other

Summer Staff – Summer Friends Program (3-5 yrs) and Day Camp (rising 1st – 7th)

Wild Oak is hiring seasonal staff responsible for leading and/ or assisting with our Sprouts summer camp program, “Summer Friends,” and Wild Oak’s Summer Day Camp for rising first graders through 7th graders.

To apply, send resume and cover letter to kayler@wildoakschool.org

Afternoon Academy Guides

If you are interested in any of these positions please reach out with your questions.

  • Arts Guide, particularly visual and/ or performing arts and those comfortable with using nature
  • STEM Guide, particularly those interested in starting a robotics team.
  • Math Club Guide for mixed grades: 1st-2nd and 3rd-4th, and 5th-6th (with possibility of additional teaching opportunities during the school day)

Afternoon Academy classes are held one day per week from either 2:30-3:30 (typically younger or all ages groups) or 3:45-4:45 (typically 3rd+). We expect that most Guides will teach 2 classes back-to-back one day per week, although this is flexible.

To apply submit a resume with a cover letter expressing your specific teaching interests and expertise and this form.

Important Information for Prospective Wild Oak Staff

Wild Oak strives to implement a team-based model of shared leadership within a culture of support and collaboration. 

Collaborative Culture

Wild Oak is a startup nonprofit organization. As such, we are bounding with potential and energy. Being a small startup also means that our teachers must feel comfortable working in a highly collaborative and team-oriented environment. Our teachers will share in “wearing of many hats.” In order for this model to work properly, we must have a balanced representation of skills, interests, backgrounds, and expertise among our teachers, board, and staff. 

Teachers and staff build curricula and activities collaboratively, leveraging individual strengths and experience. Wild Oak intentionally hires to ensure expertise across subjects. As a team, our teachers will have expertise not only in the sciences and humanities, but in social-emotional learning, wilderness and nature studies, environmental issues, music, and the arts, among others.

Shared Leadership

Our team model will be one that prioritizes mutual respect and trust as we all participate in creating a positive school culture where individuals thrive.  

Just as children and families are expected to collaborate in the creation of educational and personal goals, team members will create both individual and team goals to nurture and enrich their personal and professional growth. Team members should expect to be active participants in creating and supporting this culture by regularly sharing ideas and thoughts, giving and receiving feedback, being mindful of the school’s mission and culture when making decisions, and sharing accountability for Wild Oak’s ongoing success. 

We respect the relationships that will inevitably develop between teachers and students in our small model, but in the event that difficult issues arise without clear resolution, teachers should expect to work openly and collaboratively with directors, families, and outside health care and other providers (therapists, etc.) to find solutions.

Commitment to Equitable Opportunity

We believe that some business and organizational practices disproportionately hurt the most marginalized people  in society, including people of color, people from working class backgrounds, women, and LGBTQ people. Because we believe that these communities must be centered in the work we do, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other marginalized communities.

Role of the Directors

The Co-Directors will provide institutional knowledge, administrative management, and programmatic support for teachers, families, and their students, so that teachers can focus on students, their learning, and growth. 

Our organizational model is relatively “flat” and our decision-making processes democratic. However, the co-directors of the school hold the ultimate responsibility for enacting corrective action for staff, suspension from duties, or dismissal from the school. While all individual voices matter and deserve to be honored equally; the co-directors, with oversight by the Board of Directors, are tasked with ensuring the safety, health, and mission of the school.