South Kent School, established in 1923, is a college preparatory school for boys in grades 9 through 12 nestled in the hills of picturesque northwestern Connecticut.  South Kent School prepares young men to succeed in college and thrive as thoughtful and engaged citizens in a rapidly changing and intensely competitive world.

Stand-out features of South Kent:

  • Challenge-based learning techniques encourage students to solve real-world problems by employing the principles they learn
  • 600 acre campus with 10 miles of bike trails, two ponds, a working farm, and a teaching kitchen
  • A strong international student presence offers unique opportunities for cross-cultural learning and the development of international contacts
  • Elite level athletic programs that foster an overall environment of physical and mental fitness

If you are interested in employment opportunities, please submit your resume to Phil Darrin, Director of Student Success, at [email protected]

Open Faculty and Staff Positions:

South Kent School will be hiring for the following positions beginning in July of 2019

This position is an entry level position ideal for a recent graduate looking to gain experience working for a private school or to build a portfolio of professional work. Strong writing skills and the ability to tell a compelling story are a must. In this position you will be expected to be an active member of the South Kent School community and to produce content that reflects the activities and spirit of the school. A background in communications is a plus, and candidates will be expected to improve their talents and acquire new skills throughout their employment at SKS.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent writing skills
  • Strong organizational skills with keen attention to detail
  • Creative flair
  • Copywriting experience
Beneficial
  • Videography experience
  • Experience in managing social media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram)
  • Proficiency in video, web, and print production software
Software knowledge preferred includes:
  • Final Cut/Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign/Photoshop/Illustrator/Acrobat)
  • Microsoft Office (Word/Excel/Powerpoint
  • Mac and Windows OS
  • Standard Web Browsers

Responsibilities include:

Writing (1-3 per week)
  • Short articles about SKS happenings
  • Articles for The Hillside
  • Press Releases
  • Student, Alumni, and Faculty Interviews
  • Proofreading and editing
  • Coordinate Email Newsletter
Video (1-3 per month)
  • Development videos (About 4 per year)
  • Youtube ads
  • Documenting SKS happenings
  • Student, Alumni, and Faculty Interviews
Student Broadcasting and Instruction (5-6 per week)
  • Instruct students on:
    • Broadcast techniques
    • Video Editing
    • Social Media
  • Coordinate broadcasts
Social Media (Daily)
  • Document and post school happenings
  • Promote upcoming events
  • Plan and coordinate schedule
  • Track performance and interact with community
Website (Ongoing/as needed)
  • Publish content
  • Edit pages
  • Monitor and update content as needed
  • Manage Athletic/Academic Calendar
Photography (Bonus skill but not most important)
  • Community events
  • Supporting photos for writing and video projects
Community
  • Participate with
    • Classes and academic events
    • Alumni Events
    • Community Events
    • Athletic Events
  • Assist with preparations for the School’s centennial, SKS: The First Century
  • Assist with Archives Room
  • Driving (Must get Public Service License)
  • Coordinate and Implement Programming (Depending on ability)

Compensation

This full-time position qualifies for medical and retirement benefits as well as paid time off (vacation, personal, holiday, and sick), working a flexible schedule based on the need, including weekend work. The starting rate of pay for this position will be based on experience.

Application Procedure:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to [email protected]

We want to see a wide range of your work, please include the following if you have them:

  • Print (or multimedia with heavy print element) stories
  • Press release
  • Marketing copywriting
  • Video
  • Photo gallery or series of photos with captions

South Kent School seeks an on-call driver who will work with the Health Center to drive students to medical appointments. The driver is needed on an on-call basis.

Most medical appointments are scheduled for the morning hours with some exceptions. Driving may be required on weekends. Appointments are usually scheduled 24-hours in advance, but the position may require driving for emergencies on short notice. 

Drivers must have a valid driver’s license, (CDL and/or PSL from the State of Connecticut, or a comparable out-of-state license), a clean driving record, and must pass a criminal/sexual abuse background check. Random drug screening will be required as well. 

Interested candidates should submit an employment application to:

South Kent School Business Office

Employment Application