Working at St. Luke's

The talent, dedication and enthusiasm of St. Luke's faculty and staff define the experiences of our students and reputation of the School. We attract the best and brightest by creating a vibrant learning community and fostering professional growth and fulfillment. St. Luke’s offers competitive compensation as well as a generous benefits package that includes:

  • Retirement benefits
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Short- and Long-term disability benefits
  • Vacation, personal and sick days
  • Maternity and paternity leave
  • Educational expenses reimbursement
  • Healthy lunches and snacks, daily, for free
  • Partial tuition remission

St. Luke’s offers an inclusive environment where differences in race, culture, and personal beliefs are embraced as assets that enhance education. St. Luke’s prides itself on being a forward-thinking school and home to the Center For Leadership - where students hone their own distinct leadership skills by developing a Design mindset, an Inclusive ethos, a Global perspective, and a Service orientation.
 

Teaching Opportunities

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  • 2021-22 Opening: Middle School Art Department Chair

    St. Luke’s School seeks an inspiring and collaborative artist and educator who is eager to apply their strengths to leading our middle school art program. As Department Chair - with clarity, compassion, and creativity - you will steer the professional growth and development of faculty, promote the appreciation and value of art in the community, and spark the creative expression of our middle school students.

    The Visual Arts program at St. Luke inhabits an environment that is tailor-made for artistic exploration. The 2018 completion of our new Arts & Humanities wing resulted in stunning classrooms that look south through floor-to-ceiling windows into the woods of a serene Connecticut landscape. Dedicated Visual Arts studios occupy three floors, including pottery kilns and a darkroom photography studio; the adjacent St. Luke’s designLab opened its doors on a 4000+ sq ft digital and physical fabrication lab which has fueled numerous collaborative arts projects; and our new Art Gallery has showcased the resulting work of students, faculty, and visiting artists.
    The Middle School Art department consists of two teachers, as does the Upper School department.  As chair you will lead the ongoing development of hands-on, project-based curriculum focused on children making meaning in art. Through visual problem-solving projects, a wide range of two-and- three-dimensional media, and drawing upon observation, memory and imagination, you will help students discover the joy of individual creation, the principles and elements of art as a discipline, and the universal cultural value of art as a visual language.

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  • 2021-22 Opening: Middle School English Teacher

    St. Luke’s School seeks an inspiring, collaborative educator to join our Middle School English Department.  A successful candidate will join a team of passionate teachers who bring language and story to life for our students. Our English Department faculty are enthusiastic teachers who love being a joyful presence in the lives of “tweens” and teens.  

    The English Department is asking questions common to middle school teachers everywhere: how do we inspire a love of reading in an age of endless digital distractions? How do we nurture young writers in order to ensure both mastery of forms and the development of an authentic writing voice? How do we help students thoughtfully explore and affirm their own and their peers’ individual identities at a developmental stage where the drive to “fit in” is deeply-seated? Determined to explore these questions in partnership with our students, we are looking for a highly collaborative colleague who revels in the discussion, is as engaged by the questions as by the answers, and brings expertise to share in using project-based learning and culturally responsive pedagogy to help drive the process.

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  • 2021-22 Opening: Upper School English Teacher

    St. Luke’s School seeks an experienced high school English teacher to join a department known for its scholarship and wit. This is a team of creative teachers who care deeply for literature and are always eager to explore new ways to inspire student engagement with language and story. The St. Luke’s Literary and Art Magazine, The Pendulum, routinely wins gold medals from the Scholastic Awards, and St. Luke’s poets are celebrated at informal coffee-house events as well as seasonal poetry readings. 

    The English Department is asking the same questions as humanities teachers everywhere: how do we assert the centrality of reading, thinking, and writing in an age of bytes and tweets? Which texts and teaching methods are timeless, which are relevant, and which are we simply fond of? How do we craft a curriculum that not only includes but also centers and celebrates multiple voices and perspectives? Determined to explore these questions in partnership with our students, we are looking for a highly collaborative colleague who revels in the discussion, is as engaged by the questions as by the answers, and brings expertise to share in using Project-Based Learning to help drive the process. This is an exciting opportunity for a teacher who is eager to help shape the curricular direction for the Upper School English program.

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  • 2021-22 Opening: Upper School History Teacher

    St. Luke’s School seeks an experienced full-time teacher to join our Upper School History Department.  A successful candidate will join a team of passionate and enthusiastic teachers who bring history to life for students, love teaching and learning, and relish being a joyful presence in the lives of teens.
    At this moment, History teachers stand at a critical juncture in educating young people to understand and navigate the political, economic and social contexts in which we all live. We seek a colleague who understands their classroom role as mentor and coach to be every bit as crucial as content expert; who enthusiastically advocates for critical reading, reflection, and research as the tools of responsible students and citizens; and who embraces opportunities for difficult conversations about race, class, gender, sexuality, religious liberty, etc. in and out of the classroom. Candidates with experience teaching interdisciplinary courses, an expertise in a particular region of Global History, and/or a strong interest in the histories of underrepresented communities and identities are strongly encouraged to apply. 

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  • 2021-22 Opening: Upper School Math Teacher

    St. Luke’s School, a secular, college-preparatory day school serving grades 5 through 12, seeks an exceptional educator to join its Upper School Math Department. A successful candidate will join a Mathematics Department known for the extraordinary commitment of its teachers. Whether the content is Algebra I or Multivariable Calculus, our Math teachers put students first.  The Department welcomes a range of instructional methods, including direct instruction, group work, inquiry-based, and flipped classrooms. It’s the culture of the Department that any teacher will meet individually with any student for extra help, even if they’re not teaching the student that year. This is also a Department that embraces what Seymour Papert has called “hard fun.” The St. Luke’s Math Team participates in all Fairfield County math meets and also has social outings like rock climbing. Joining this Department means joining an ongoing conversation about how best to teach math, and how to do it in a way that inspires more hard fun. 

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  • 2021-22 Opening: Upper School Biology Teacher

    St. Luke’s School seeks a full-time teacher, primarily in the discipline of biology, to join our Science Department.  A successful candidate will join a team of passionate teachers who bring science to life for students.  Our Science Department faculty are enthusiastic people who love teaching and learning, with two teachers each in the following disciplines: biology, chemistry, and physics. We hold advanced degrees but wear our intellectualism lightly. We pride ourselves on professionalism, collegiality, and the supportive, innovative environment that is conducive to exceptional teacher development. 

    The recently-constructed science wing includes Harkness tables in each classroom, ample laboratory bench areas and state-of-the-art technologies, and the St. Luke’s designLab -- a 4000+ sq ft digital and physical fabrication lab and the home for design thinking, engineering, and computer science at St. Luke’s.  Our Upper School Science curriculum includes multiple advanced courses, project-based learning units that take advantage of the designLab’s capabilities, as well as a capstone senior research project for our STEM Scholars. 

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  • 2021-22 Opening: Upper School History Teaching Fellow

    St. Luke’s School, a secular, college-preparatory day school serving grades 5 through 12 in New Canaan, Connecticut, seeks a full-time Teaching Fellow to join our Upper School History Department.  A successful candidate will join a team of passionate and enthusiastic teachers who bring history to life for students, love teaching and learning, and relish being a joyful presence in the lives of teens.

    At this moment, History teachers stand at a critical juncture in educating young people to understand and navigate the political, economic and social contexts in which we all live. We seek a colleague who views their classroom role as mentor and coach to be every bit as crucial as content expert; who enthusiastically advocates for critical reading, reflection, and research as the tools of responsible students and citizens; and who embraces opportunities for difficult conversations about race, class, gender, sexuality, religious liberty, etc. in and out of the classroom.
    Teaching Fellows are typically entering their first year in the education profession, and at St. Luke’s work with both the department chair and a mentor administrator to learn the craft of teaching. This is a two-year appointment with a reduced teaching load. 

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Administrative Opportunities

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  • Immediate Opening: Payroll & Accounts Payable Specialist

    St. Luke’s School seeks a knowledgeable, experienced professional to serve as its Payroll & A/P Specialist. Reporting to the Business Manager, in this year-round position you will join a thriving, forward-thinking learning community as an integral member of our Business Office Team, directing all payroll and accounts payable activities and functions to ensure accurate and timely processing.  This includes, but is not limited to, administrative duties involving the development and maintenance of payroll systems, internal controls and records. 
    This is an exciting opportunity for someone looking to take their skills to the next level, as St. Luke’s has just begun an enterprise payroll system migration from iSolved to UKG. You will play a leading role in the setup, deployment, and implementation of this new platform and resulting processes, so a strategic systems thinker with a keen eye for detail will stand out in the successful candidate.

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Coaching Opportunities

Contact Us

If you would like to be considered for future opportunities at St. Luke’s, please email your resume and a thoughtful cover letter:

For teaching, administrative or staff positions:
Jim Foley, Assistant Head of School for Leadership and Innovation, at foleyj@stlukesct.org.

For Athletic Department positions:
Mike West, at westm@stlukesct.org

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    Equal Opportunity Employer

    St. Luke’s School is an equal opportunity employer. St. Luke’s School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law with regard to hiring, terms and conditions of employment or educational programs. We strive to provide a welcoming educational environment where the value and dignity of each and every member is respected and valued.
    St. Luke’s School is a secular private school in New Canaan, CT for grades 5 through 12 serving 25 towns in Connecticut and New York. Our exceptional academics and diverse co-educational community foster students’ intellectual and ethical development and prepare them for top colleges. St. Luke’s Center for Leadership builds the commitment to serve and the confidence to lead.