Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at St. Margaret's School.

We are a welcoming, diverse community that nurtures a strong sense of unity and well-being. We value our faculty and staff as one of the school's great assets because we all play an important part in providing a supportive environment where girls feel motivated and capable of stepping up to be their best.
Boarding school life is active, and we are committed to helping young women thrive academically, socially, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. F
aculty and staff are encouraged to grow and thrive in their life here. In addition to meaningful and rewarding work, St. Margaret's provides a full compensation benefits package, and we support continuing education through professional development.
Our beautiful, historic campus is located in Tappahannock, VA on the Rappahannock River in Essex County, approximately one hour northeast of Richmond, two hours south of the Washington, DC metro area, and approximately two hours from the Virginia Beach area. Tappahannock offers shopping, dining and outdoor activities, and is host to many events throughout the year. Please plan a visit to campus soon.

St. Margaret's School is currently filling the following positions:

ESL Teacher: Full-time, 10-month position
St. Margaret’s School is conducting a search for an energetic and innovative faculty member to work in its International Program and teach ESL classes. St. Margaret’s has one of the most established international programs among American boarding schools. Girls from around the world come to St. Margaret’s to strengthen their English skills, take challenging academic courses, and experience American life.This position will require the individual embrace boarding school culture, as well as our large and diverse international student population. This is a full-time, 10-month benefited faculty position that reports to the International Program Director.

Qualities of a successful candidate include:

  • Experience teaching all levels of ESL classes and working with ESL students in a residential program
  • Ability to provide support and guidance for international students as they adjust culturally and to the unique aspects of a boarding school
  • Commitment to bolstering student achievement through various teaching methods and to helping international students obtain English language acquisition skills necessary to work independently in the mainstream college preparatory curriculum
  • Willingness to work closely with fellow teachers in the ESL department and school administrators to ensure academic integration, support the total school program, and further the mission of the school
  • A master’s degree or Virginia teaching certification is preferred
  • Ability and enthusiasm for coaching welcome
  • Prefer the individual live on campus and serve as a hall adult in a girls-only residence hall

Please send a cover letter and resume to Keith Krusz, Dean of Faculty at kkrusz@sms.org

Math Teacher: Full-time, 10-month Position
St. Margaret’s School is conducting a search for an energetic and innovative faculty member to teach math. This position will teach a variety of math offerings and will be expected to engage fully in school life. In addition, the position requires that the individual serve as a hall adult, living on campus in a girls-only residence hall. This is a full-time, 10-month benefited faculty position.

Qualities of a successful candidate will include:

  • Aptitude for teaching upper level math
  • Enthusiasm for creative teaching, professional growth, and applying technology
  • Belief in the transformative power of a girls’ school
  • A master’s degree or Virginia teaching certification is preferred
  • Ability and enthusiasm for coaching welcome

Please send a cover letter and resume to Keith Krusz, Dean of Faculty at kkrusz@sms.org

About St. Margaret's School: Founded in 1921, St. Margaret’s School is an Episcopal boarding and day school for over 120 girls in grades 8–12, and a postgraduate year. We value the uniqueness of individual girls and support their learning differences. The student body is 30% international, representing 14 countries, including the United States. Our historic campus is located on the banks of the Rappahannock River in Tappahannock, Virginia, an hour northeast of Richmond and two hours south of the Washington, DC metro area. St. Margaret’s offers the intimacy of a small school with impressive academic and co-curricular offerings.

St. Margaret’s is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation or national origin in the administration of its hiring practices.