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 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.
  • 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.
  • Track & Field Assistant Coach

    Marin Academy is seeking candidates for Assistant Coach of the boys and girls Track & Field team.  In addition to having strong sport knowledge and coaching experience, candidates must be professional, positive, and have flexible afternoon and evening schedules.  A strong candidate for this position would have coaching experience at the high school varsity or collegiate levels.  The season runs from January 28 through May.
    Requirements include a valid California driver’s license, TB test and fingerprinting. CPR and First Aid certification (or the willingness to become certified) are also necessary. Additionally, ASEP or NFHS CA Coaching Certification is mandated by the CIF for all high school coaches. All Marin Academy coaches must become certified by the Positive Coaching Alliance. 

    Read full job description here.

Current Administrative Openings

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  • Director of Technology

    At Marin Academy, we believe that educational excellence should push the boundaries of what is known today in order to prepare students for a world we can’t even imagine tomorrow. Our educational approach inspires MA teachers and students to work side-by-side every day immersing themselves deeply in their subjects while honing the ability to think critically and creatively. And because many voices are welcomed and encouraged at MA, our students cultivate the tools they need to live their lives fully—and the inspiration to contribute as compassionate citizens to our world.
    We seek a full-time Director of Technology who can start sometime between April and June of 2019. The ideal candidate will be a highly organized, self-directed, flexible, and curious systems thinker with a proven track record of transformational leadership and excellent customer service. They will be both a visionary thinker and a boots-on-the-ground tech specialist and will have the inclination and experience to work in a diverse community focused on issues of equity, inclusion, and social justice. Candidates who have the ability and desire to teach a course (in technology or another discipline) as part of their job are preferable. All candidates should have at least three years of technology experience in a school setting and ideally possess an advanced degree in a relevant field.  

    Read the full job description here.