THE PARK SCHOOL OF BALTIMORE
LOWER SCHOOL LIBRARIAN
The Park School is seeking a Lower School Librarian, part-time, for Kindergarten through second grades beginning in the 2017-18 school year. This position is 60% of full-time.
The Lower School Librarian works within the combined Park School Libraries, which cover all grades K-12, collaborates on projects and special events with librarians who teach students in the Middle and Upper Schools, and serves as a resource for teachers in curricular planning.
Library classes for our youngest children may include: reading aloud, book talks, storytelling, browsing time, helping children to find resources for class projects, and, above all, consistent encouragement of children to develop a lifelong love of reading.
Park’s Lower School
Park’s Lower School is committed to progressive principles of education. Respect for children and confidence in their natural capacity to learn—and to enjoy learning—are key. The program at all grade levels centers on experiential learning within an integrated curriculum. Our approach emphasizes open-ended inquiry and problem-solving, collaborative projects, and exposure to a wide range of learning activities and materials, anchored by a focus on essential understandings and attention to basic skills.
The Lower School includes grades Pre-Kindergarten-Fifth, with an enrollment of 275 students and 42 faculty members. Support personnel include a Lower School Principal, Assistant Principal, Learning Resource Teacher, and Counselor.
Salary and Benefits
Park salaries and benefits are competitive with those in other leading independent schools. For new appointments, salaries reflect experience and training equated to Park’s scales. In addition to normal retirement and health benefits, the school offers the following distinctive programs:
Faculty & Curricular Advancement (FACA) Program
A $5.6 million endowed program, established in 1989, supports summer professional development work by faculty. This program provides full salary and benefits for work on group or individual projects. Approximately 40% of Park faculty participate in FACA projects each summer. Projects are selected through a formal, competitive review process.
Under current policy, faculty who have been employed at Park full-time for two years are eligible to receive full tuition remission for their children who attend Park. (Faculty children must meet the same standards for admission as all other applicants.) During the first two years of employment, faculty may apply for financial assistance through Park’s need-based Financial Aid program.
Please send letter of interest, resume, statement of educational philosophy, and recommendations via email or U.S. mail.
Associate Head of School
The Park School of Baltimore
2425 Old Court Road
Baltimore, MD 21208
Telephone (410) 339-4159
FAX (410) 339-4125
The school does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, ancestry, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or any physical or mental disability unrelated to a reasonable performance of an employee's duties.