Employment Opportunities at Williston

Recognized as an exemplary secondary school by the United States Department of Education, the Williston Northampton School has been cited for its excellence in many areas, including "exemplary teaching, wide range of academic offerings, safe and attractive campus."

Williston is committed to the professional growth of faculty and to the development of a diverse, inclusive community. The school has been described as "warm, friendly, supportive and caring, as well as purposeful and challenging ... a model boarding school."

The Williston Northampton School combines the academic traditions of Williston Academy, founded in 1841, and Northampton School for Girls, established in 1924. The merger of these two schools in 1971 resulted in a 125-acre independent, coeducational boarding school with 550 boarding and day students including 80 day students in a 7th and 8th grade Middle School.

Students come to Williston from far and wide, from nearby neighborhoods and from countries around the world. Our graduates go on to pursue a broad range of disciplines at the nation's finest colleges and universities. 

The Williston Northampton School is an equal opportunity employer.


Dining Services Cook (Staff)

The Williston Northampton School has an opening for a full-time, calendar-year Cook. Tuesday through Saturday 5:30 AM – 2:00 PM; 40 hours per week, may occasionally include some overtime for special event coverage.

Responsibilities will include: direct food preparation of buffet meals (about 1200 meals daily); chopping vegetables, preparing meats and measuring out ingredients; reviewing menus and analyzing recipes in order to determine which ingredients are needed; planning menus and food utilization based on anticipated number of students, faculty and staff dining, nutritional value, palatability, popularity, and costs; establishing and enforcing nutritional standards for independent school dining services; assisting in the preparation and service of menu items as assigned by Head Chef, or Production Manager; cooking and preparing menu items according to acceptable food preparation methods; garnishing and presenting foods for consumption in an acceptable and appealing manner; coordinating assignments with other cooking personnel in order to ensure economical use of food and timely preparation; maintaining clean, safe work areas free of clutter that ensures proper production of wholesome and palatable food items in a timely and efficient manner; maintaining production equipment and food storage systems; utilizing knowledge and understanding of safe food handling and storage guidelines; reviewing work procedures and operational problems in order to determine ways to improve service, performance and/or safety; some scratch baking. Must be physically capable of: standing for substantial periods of time; reaching; bending, pushing, kneeling, crouching, stooping; lifting and handling boxes, trash containers, trays of food, and other items that may be up to 50 lbs of weight; carrying, moving, transporting materials and foodservice equipment. Full job description available, see below.

The successful candidate: must have three to five years of progressive experience preferably in an educational setting; will preferably have a culinary degree; will have demonstrated strong organizational, interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills and the ability to multi-task; will have knowledge gained through prior positions in food handling, storage, cooking and related areas; must be able to work intuitively and independently as well as part of the Dining Services food production team; will have a solid working knowledge food service equipment; must have the ability to work in a school environment by successfully passing the state mandated CORI, Criminal Offender Record Information check, a SORI, Sex Offender Record Information check and a general background check; must be able to pass a post offer employment physical. Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Interested/qualified candidates may submit their resume, cover letter, and references to Kevin Martin, Director of Dining Services, preferably via email to kmartin@williston.com  or c/o The Williston Northampton School, 19 Payson Avenue, Easthampton, MA  01027.  Competitive salary, full benefit eligibility. Non-smoking campus. EEO.

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History Teacher (Faculty)

The Williston Northampton School is seeking to hire a full time teacher of History. Teaching responsibilities will include teaching three or four sections and may include teaching at the middle school level. Strong candidates for this position will have a few years of teaching experience, ideally in independent schools. An advanced degree is preferred, but not required. This position includes involvement with our afternoon program, as well as student advising and will likely include residential responsibilities. Driving a school mini-bus is also an expectation of this position. Candidates must also be able to successfully complete the state mandated CORI, as well as SORI and a general background check. It is important that candidates possess the flexibility, energy, commitment to teamwork and appreciation for adolescents that life in an independent school boarding community requires. Please direct all inquiries, including a cover letter, current resume, and contact information for three references, to Peter Valine, Dean of Faculty at facultyjobs@williston.com.

The Williston Northampton School
19 Payson Avenue, Easthampton, MA 01027 | Phone: (413) 529-3000 | Fax: (413) 527-9494

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Founded in 1841, Williston is a student-centered, coeducational institution comprising a Middle School of day students and an Upper School of boarding and day students from 25 states and 27 countries.
Williston is a good fit for motivated students who want to be challenged by a variety of academic, athletic, and extracurricular opportunities. We look forward to hearing from you!
Williston classes are discussion based and collaborative, and we have developed outstanding programs that inspire students to excel. Our faculty members provide a model of critical thinking and enthusiastic engagement.

Williston offers the opportunity to pursue your passions and explore your independence in a community of adults there to guide you. Live and learn on a campus where leadership skills and lifelong friendships take root. 

Williston offers an academic arts program complemented by parallel extracurricular arts activities—all taught by faculty members who are practicing musicians, actors, and visual artists.
Williston fields 67 interscholastic teams at the varsity, junior varsity, and beginner levels to give students a full range of opportunities to play. We also offer recreational options and fitness training.
The Middle School at Williston is a close community of 80 seventh- and eighth-graders. The relationships formed here support a powerful, collaborative learning experience that prepares students for the Upper School.
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