About MA
About MA


Working at Marin Academy

Working at Marin Academy is a rewarding and invigorating experience. Whether teaching, coaching, or staffing an office, adults at MA work with students and colleagues who are smart and hard-working and who care deeply about the school.
We are a co-educational independent high school of 437 students and approximately 50 faculty. The course curriculum is varied and deep, and our teachers enjoy teaching students at all grade levels. Our co-curricular program is incredibly strong with opportunities abounding in athletics, the arts, student-led groups, and outings. In addition we have a week of "Minicourse" in March where students and teachers take a week away from the classroom to focus on experiential learning in a non-traditional setting.

MA is a vibrant and diverse community, and students and employees alike continue to work towards the furthering of an inclusive and supportive school. The school's Diversity Council is designed to make issues of justice and equity the responsibility of all adults in the MA community and its membership includes board members, the Head of School, administrators, and teachers. Marin Academy is an equal opportunity employer and people of color and women are encouraged to apply for open positions. Salary and benefits are very competitive.
Full-time teachers teach four classes, advise a group of students, commit to a school "service" (work with a student club, lead an initiative on campus, etc.), and take an active role in the life of the school. Our teachers are passionate about their subject areas and about working with high school students. Marin Academy's block schedule (classes meet every other day for 80 minutes) requires teachers to be creative and thoughtful in pedagogy and content. Professional development opportunities are readily available and include the E.E. Ford Fellowship program (summer), graduate school support, and access to many Bay Area conferences and workshops. Teaching positions will typically be posted in the winter and spring for openings that begin in August.

Search for Faculty, Staff, and Coaches

Marin Academy asks every individual to think, question and create in an environment of encouragement and compassion, and challenges each person to accept the responsibilities posed by education in a democratic society.

Application Process

Faculty Positions
Letters of interest and resumes for faculty positions may be sent via regular mail or email to:
Stella Beale, Dean of Faculty
1600 Mission Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901

Electronic submissions of resume and letter of interest may be sent to sbeale@ma.org.

No phone calls, please.

Each year after identifying our needs, the Dean of Faculty, along with Department Chairs and administrators, will review the appropriate resumes and schedule interviews with candidates. Finalists will be invited to Marin Academy's campus for a day-long visit to meet with members of the hiring team (Head of School, Dean of Faculty, Academic Dean, Dean of Students) as well as see classes, have lunch with the department, and teach a class. If a candidate is also interested in the school's Outings Program or in coaching, appropriate meetings will also be scheduled. Successful candidates typically have two or more years of teaching experience. Prior to the final interview, the school is required to do a background check on all candidates.

Staff and Administrative Positions
Cover letters and resumes for staff positions are usually emailed to the specific manager in charge of the hiring process. The interview process will vary depending on the position.

Current Faculty Openings

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  • Full Time History Teacher

    Marin Academy seeks an experienced History teacher for a full-time position beginning in August of 2019. The MA History Department values a student-centered, inquiry-based approach to teaching that balances content mastery with an emphasis on skill development. 
    The History Department at MA requires students to take three years of history including Modern World History I, Modern World History II, and United States History. The school also offers a rich variety of elective courses for seniors. While these elective courses vary from year to year, offerings in 2018-2019 have included: “A Global History of Capitalism,” “Constitutional Law,” “History, Culture and Identity,” “International Relations,” and “World Empires.”

    Read the full job description here.
  • Full Time Photography Teacher

    Marin Academy seeks an experienced high school photography teacher for a full-time teaching position that will begin in August 2019. Candidates should have experience teaching photography to high school or college students, and a BFA or MFA in photography is desired.  Experience with a black-and-white darkroom, both film and digital cameras, film scanners, digital inkjet printing, and photographic software including Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop CC, and Adobe Bridge is required. We are also looking for a candidate with experience in studio lighting; with a knowledge of the history and contemporary state of fine art photography and photographers, and with the ability to lead critiques. Experience with drawing and painting, ceramics, and design is beneficial. A teaching credential is not required. Candidates with experience teaching digital media (including film or video production, graphic design, or animation) are especially encouraged to apply.  

    Read the full job description here.
  • Full Time Science Teacher

    Marin Academy seeks an experienced high school science teacher for a full-time position beginning in August 2019.  The successful candidate should have a background in physical sciences and be able to teach physics—including conceptual physics and advanced/calculus-based physics. The MA science department deeply values a student inquiry-based approach to the discipline, emphasizes process and skill development, and works to connect curriculum and students to the world. Candidates with a track record and a demonstrated interest in collaboration within and potentially beyond the science department are particularly encouraged to apply.

    Read the full job description here.
  • Part Time Music Teacher

    Marin Academy seeks a practicing musician with teaching experience for a permanent part-time music teaching position starting in August 2019. The Marin Academy Music program philosophy is to inspire each student to actively engage in the processes of building their own musicianship, and embrace the challenges of creating continual musical growth through rigorous practice, regular goal setting and self-reflection, and the creation of a compelling performance with a group of peers in a band setting.  Marin Academy’s ensemble-based, student-driven curriculum emphasizes skills such as listening, collaboration, and creativity while balancing technical learning and hands-on experience. The program focuses on the ability to improvise, transcribe and memorize complex passages by ear, create original arrangements and compositions, and navigate multiple interpersonal relationships within a band in order to create an engaging performance in our bi-annual concert series.  The progression of courses prepares students for performances by allowing them to work in small groups at their level and provides students opportunities to participate in a wide variety of musical styles.  

    Read the full job description here.

Current Staff Openings

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  • Communications Associate

    Marin Academy seeks a bright, communications savvy, self-starter to serve as Communications Associate. This position is part-time and will entail 20-hours of work per week. The Communications Associate will be an integral part of Marin Academy’s Communications Team, responsible for supporting the Director of Communications in articulating and promoting MA's goals, vision, and image internally and externally through both digital and printed communications collateral and media.

    Read full job description here.
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach & Mind, Body, Brain Coordinator

    The Strength & Conditioning Coach (SCC) and Mind, Body, Brain Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of the strength and conditioning program at Marin Academy, and works in close collaboration with the Athletic Trainer and Athletic Director to create the curriculum for the Mind, Body, Brain program. This position reports to the Athletic Director. The (SCC) develops curriculum for and teaches weekly classes in the Mind, Body, Brain, Program throughout the second semester on a rotating block schedule. The SCC works directly with the head coach of each sport to put together a schedule for strength and conditioning workouts for each team throughout our fall, winter, and spring seasons. They are expected to work with an entire team during training sessions as well as with individual students and faculty and staff as desired. The SCC is expected to provide expert instruction in the use of weight machines and conditioning equipment and be able to tailor different programs based on the needs of the teams or individual athletes.

    Read the full job description here.

Current Administrative Openings

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