Working at Northwest Academy

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  • Passionate & Dedicated Professionals

    Northwest Academy hires professionals who are passionate about working in schools and who thrive in a creative, dynamic setting. We encourage you to explore our website to learn about and experience our school’s inspiring program, culture, and community.

    Northwest Academy is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to welcoming and celebrating a diverse student and faculty population. We believe every employee has the right to work in an environment free from all forms of unlawful discrimination. It is the policy of the school that employment decisions for all applicants and employees will be made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, disability or other characteristics protected under local, state or federal law. No employee will be retaliated against for raising concerns under this policy. We seek each employee’s cooperation and assistance in helping us maintain equal employment opportunity.

Open Positions

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  • Dance Teacher

    The Dance Teacher is responsible for teaching middle and high school dance classes, including contemporary, jazz, and ballet. Experience in tap, theater dance, and yoga is also valuable. Classes may feature students at all levels, from beginning to more advanced, as daytime classes are determined by grade level, rather than ability level. The exception is the Advanced High School Dance Class, to which students are admitted by ability.  Dance Teachers are members of the Performing Arts Department and are expected to participate in the development and activities of the Performing Arts program. This is a .8 FTE position with opportunities to extend to 1.0 FTE with classes outside of the department. 


    View the position description here.
  • Middle & High School English/Humanities Teacher

    We are seeking an English/Humanities and World History teacher for the 2022-23 school year. This is a 0.8-1.0 FTE position. The ideal candidate will have experience teaching middle and high school English and History, as well as a demonstrated passion for teaching students in a program that emphasizes writing and critical thinking/analysis.  

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  • Middle & High School French Teacher

    This position includes beginning and intermediate level French classes.

    The Northwest Academy World Language Program fully immerses students in the target language at all levels. The emphasis is on learning language in a vibrant, interactive, organic environment--as opposed to rote memorization and textbook practice. Students are assessed across the four modes of expression via benchmarks established by ACTFL.

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  • Middle & High School Math Teacher

    This position may involve a mixture of middle and high school classes depending on need. Courses taught are likely to include Pre-algebra, Algebra 1, and others based on the applicant’s experience.

    The Northwest Academy mathematics program offers a rigorous curriculum that develops critical and creative thinkers and problem-solvers. By exploring their connections to mathematics, students learn to confidently apply mathematical knowledge. Attention is given to applying math concepts in academic and everyday contexts and situations. Northwest Academy math teachers are passionate about teaching math to middle and high school students, and they recognize that effective teaching emphasizes providing individualized support to students with a range of academic abilities; creating an inclusive, supportive classroom culture; and differentiating instruction to promote student success.


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  • Middle School Visual Arts Teacher

    The Northwest Academy Arts Program is committed to providing a safe yet challenging creative environment in which students cultivate various methods of personal expression through experience in diverse artistic genres, disciplines, and mediums. Through expert instruction and individualized attention, arts students develop their abilities to realize their creative visions and to synthesize connections among their academic and artistic pursuits. The Visual Arts Program values Process and Maturation, Creative Self-Expression, Collaboration, Creative Problem Solving, Cultural Literacy, Cognitive and Emotional Development through the Arts, and Self-Discipline.

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  • Spanish Teacher

    This position includes both middle school and high school classes at advanced levels. The NW Academy World Language Program follows a natural language acquisition program in which students are fully immersed in the target language at all levels. The emphasis is on learning a language in a vibrant, interactive, organic environment--as opposed to rote memorization and textbook practice. Students are assessed across the four modes of expression via benchmarks established by ACTFL.

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  • Ongoing Positions

    Northwest Academy is always interested in receiving resumes from teachers and artists who would like to be considered for future teaching opportunities. Qualified applicants will be contacted by Northwest Academy as positions become available.
  • How to Apply

    Please submit a resume and a cover letter explaining why you are interested in working at Northwest Academy to careers@nwacademy.org. If you are applying for a specific position posted above, please tailor your letter to that position. No phone calls please.
  • For Teachers

    Candidates who are considered for an interview must be prepared to submit a concise portfolio of their work as a teacher. Please do not submit these items prior to being scheduled for an interview.
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