About MA
About MA

Employment

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 400 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:
 
Scott Young, Dean of Faculty
1600 Mission Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901
deanoffaculty@ma.org

Electronic submissions of resume and letter of interest may be sent to deanoffaculty@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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  • English Department Chair & Teacher

    Marin Academy seeks an experienced English teacher and school leader for a full-time position beginning in August 2018. Department Chairs at Marin Academy teach three sections and have a one section release focus of their chair duties. Candidates should have at least 5 years of teaching experience and 2 years of demonstrated leadership experience at the high school level, a degree in English, and a desire to teach core courses as well upper level electives. 

    Marin Academy’s ninth grade English I course is focused on building a strong foundation of analytical reading and writing skills, and our tenth grade English II course continues to build on these skills while studying world literature specifically. Our elective offerings are vibrant and vary from year to year but may include courses on the 20th Century American Novel, Shakespeare, African American Literature, and the Foundations of Western Literature. Candidates should have a strong background in the teaching of writing.

    Download the full job description here.
  • History Department Chair & Teacher

    Marin Academy seeks an experienced History teacher and school leader for a full-time position beginning in August 2018. Department Chairs at Marin Academy teach three sections and have a one section release focus of their chair duties. Candidates should have at least 5 years of teaching experience and 2 years of demonstrated leadership experience at the high school level, a degree in History or a related area, and a desire to teach core courses as well as upper level electives.
     
    The History Department at MA requires students to take three years of history including Modern World History I, Modern World History II and U.S. History. The School also offers a rich variety of elective courses for seniors. These elective courses vary from year to year but may include International Relations; History, Culture and Identity; Justice in America; Hidden Histories; Constitutional Law; and area studies such as Middle Eastern Studies.  

    Download the full job description here.
  • Music Teacher (Part time)

    Marin Academy seeks an experienced Music teacher for a part-time (0.25 FTE) position beginning in August 2018. Candidates should have experience teaching music at the high school or college level. A bachelor's degree in music or a related field is required. A Masters of Music or a related field is desired.   
     
    The mission of the Performing Arts Department is to cultivate the imagination, creativity, passion, and aesthetic sensibility of each student, balancing theory and practice, process and product, structure and free exploration.  We view the student as an emerging artist and creator first.  All performing arts courses are strongly experiential.  Lessons in history and theory are integrated into the doing. 

    Download the full job description here.
  • Spanish Teacher

    Marin Academy seeks an experienced Spanish teacher for a full-time position beginning in August 2018.  Candidates should have at least 3 years of Spanish teaching experience at the high school level and a desire to teach introductory, intermediate and advanced levels. A bachelor’s degree in Spanish or a language-related field is required. A master’s or higher-level degree in Spanish or a language-related field is preferred. Heritage Spanish speakers and Spanish as a second language speakers are encouraged to apply. 

    The World Language Department at Marin Academy requires that students take three years of one language no matter their level of entry.  Our Spanish program includes levels 1, 2, 3, 3-honors, 4, 4-honors, 5, and 5/6-honors. MA’s world language program is a full immersion program beginning at level one. Level two Spanish is a rigorous study of vocabulary and grammar. Levels three through four focus on the development of fluency, and levels five and six focus exclusively on literature, history, and current events.

    Download the full job description here.

Current Staff Openings

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Current Administrative Openings

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