Employment

Current Job Openings

List of 3 items.

  • Custodian - Upper School

    THE POSITION: Hawken School is seeking a Full-time (40 hours per week) custodian at the Upper School campus in Gates Mills. The hours for this benefits-eligible position are 3 - 11 PM, Monday through Friday with occasional overtime.  The essential responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
     
    • Maintain clean and tidy areas including classrooms, offices hallways, lobbies, sports facilities and restrooms;
    • Use hand-tools and automated equipment to dust, vacuum, and wash furniture, floors, walls and windows;
    • Set up and/or move tables, chairs and other equipment for meetings or events;
    • Secure all windows and doors prior to departure;
    • Perform other duties as directed by Director of Facilities.
     
    QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified candidate must be motivated, energetic, and able to work independently.  Neat appearance and positive attitude are important. 
     
    Position requires ability to lift or push 50 pounds, and stand or walk for majority of shift. High school graduate, GED or a minimum of 2 years’ experience are preferred.
     
     
    HOW TO APPLY: Qualified applicants should send letter of interest, resume and references to Hawken School, Director of Facilities, PO Box 8002, Gates Mills, OH 44040.
     
     
    HawkenSchool is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to promoting diversity in the workplace and strongly urges all qualified individuals to apply.
  • Lifeguard

    THE POSITION Hawken School is seeking an experienced lifeguard at the Lyndhurst campus pool.  An average workweek will be approximately 10-14 hours per week, between 1pm and 3:30pm Monday through Friday.  Additional hours from 3:30pm to 5:30pm needed for Middle School home meets (November - January).  Will be responsible for ensuring the safety of students (kindergarten through eighth-grade) and for responding to emergency situations in and around the pool.    
     
    QUALIFICATIONS The successful candidate will possess a current lifeguard certification.  Must be able to respond appropriately to all emergency situations.
     
     
    How to Apply:   Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume and references to hawkenemployment@hawken.edu, Attn: Katie Gallagher, Physical Education Department Chair.  We respectfully ask that interested candidates refrain from contacting us via telephone.     
     
    Hawken School is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to promoting diversity in the workplace and strongly urges all qualified individuals to apply.
     
  • Science Lab Tech - Upper School

    Hawken School is seeking a part-time (10 hours per week) science department laboratory technician at the Upper School campus in Gates Mills. The hours for this position will be 3:15 PM until 5:15 PM, Monday through Friday. The essential responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
     
    • Maintain the organization of storage areas;
    • Set up and dismantle lab equipment;
    • Retrieve and prepare chemicals;
    • Help track inventory; and
    • General cleanup.
     
    QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified candidate must have excellent organizational skills, strong communications, ability to interface with faculty and some experience handling chemicals.  Associate’s Degree is a lab science strongly preferred.
     
     
    HOW TO APPLY: Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume and references to upperschoolemployment@hawken.edu, Attn: Brendan Daly, Upper School Science Teacher/Science Department Chair, Hawken School.
     
    ***Inquiries will be accepted through September 9, 2016***
     
    HawkenSchool is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to promoting diversity in the workplace and strongly urges all qualified individuals to apply.

About Hawken

Well-recognized as a community that promotes passionate teaching, engaged learning, and confident self-expression, Hawken School seeks employees who are philosophically aligned with our mission and who are committed to eliciting the full academic, artistic, and athletic potential in every student. Because the school’s guiding principles include an appreciation for differences and individuality, we are keenly interested in candidates with a proven commitment to engaging in and promoting a diverse, multicultural community that reflects varying backgrounds and perspectives.

Founded in 1915 in Cleveland, Ohio, Hawken School is a coeducational independent day school with over 1,000 students enrolled in preschool through grade 12. With two academic campuses within 25 minutes of downtown Cleveland and an urban extension center in the cultural heart of the city at University Circle, Hawken provides a demanding and integrated course of study that features innovative schedules to support individualized student attention and educational partnerships with world renowned institutions to support real-world learning opportunities.

Hawken’s Lyndhurst campus features a stunning Early Childhood Center with nationally recognized programming and a newly designed Lower School that includes an eco-garden, musical arts center, and new science labs. The Gates Mills campus looks forward to the August 2016 opening of Stirn Hall, the school’s most significant capital expansion in over 50 years. In addition to replacing and renovating outmoded classroom facilities, the new academic facility is designed to support our unique Upper School schedule, unparalleled programming, and varied teaching and learning styles. Substantial professional development opportunities support and maintain exceptional creativity and collaboration in a classroom that expands into the greater community, locally and worldwide.

A major campaign was launched during our 2015 centennial year to complete campus renovations and to address future programming, faculty/staff development and the endowment. Funding for these initiatives will ensure that the school continues to fulfill its mission of “forward focused preparation for the real world through the development of character and intellect” during the school’s second century.

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Hawken School has been named a Top Work Place in the Plain Dealer's 2013, 2014 and 2015 listings of 100 Top Workplaces.

The Plain Dealer reported, "No matter what industry or profession we surveyed, employees in the Top Workplaces know that 'We are all in this together.' They can answer 'yes' to these three questions: 1. Connection: Do we feel our work is meaningful?  2. Direction: Are we excited about where our company is going?  3. Execution: Are we well on our way?"
 
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About Cleveland

The Greater Cleveland region is known for its world-class medical facilities; arts and cultural centers, including Severance Hall and Playhouse Square; museums; professional sports teams; and a plethora of scenic parks and nature preserves. Lake Erie, one of the largest fresh water lakes in the world, offers additional recreational possibilities for those who enjoy water sports and activities. In addition to these advantages, Cleveland’s cost-of-living falls significantly below that of other of our nation’s metropolitan areas.

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Upper School, PO Box 8002 (12465 County Line Rd), Gates Mills, OH 44040
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