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Extended Day Program Enrichment Teacher 2018-2019

Georgetown Day School’s Office of Auxiliary Programs seeks instructors for its GDS 360 Extended Day Program Enrichment classes.
GDS Auxiliary Programs Mission:  While participating in GDS Auxiliary Programs, children will explore, learn, and create through hands-on and interpersonal inquiry, gaining an appreciation for themselves, others, and the world. GDS Auxiliary Programs Team Members teach new skills and provide tools that enable children to develop into great people who strive to learn and understand, try new things, and care for others.

Position Description:GDS 360 Extended Day Program seeks to hire instructors to teach enrichment classes that will challenge our students academically, physically, and artistically. We seek individuals with experience teaching children ages 4–13 as well as professional expertise in such areas as science, math, visual or performing arts, language arts, computer programming, technology and engineering, and more. Classes run for one semester (13–22 classes) for about an 1.25 hours per week and for children in grade increments (PK–K, 1st–2nd, 3rd-5th, 6th-8th).

Instructors must be enthusiastic and knowledgeable about ways to support learning through guided activities. The ability to provide rich, mission-aligned content and creative pedagogy, to establish authentic relationships, to work collaboratively with colleagues, and to place children’s interests and experiences at the heart of the classroom are essential components of the job. Instructors must also submit a semester-long syllabus and weekly lesson plans. As a diverse, inclusive school devoted to preparing our students to live and work in an increasingly globalized and multicultural society, GDS is particularly interested in professionals with demonstrated interest and experience in working in such a school setting.

This position reports to the GDS 360 Extended Day Program Director.

Seeking instructors for the following enrichment classes:
  • After-School Math
  • Odyssey of the Mind
  • French, Spanish, or Chinese Language and Culture
  • Homework Support
  • Suzuki Violin
  • Lego Engineering
  • Minecraft
  • Robotics
  • Drumming
  • Geographic Bee
  • Journalism Club
  • Financial Literacy
  • Filmmaking
  • Cooking and Culture
  • Computer Programming with Scratch or Scratch Jr.
  • Computer Programming with HTML and Javascript, using an Arduino
  • Reading and Writing Enrichment
  • Machine Sewing and Fabric Arts
  • Various Sports (Basketball, Flag Football, Ultimate Frisbee, Soccer)
  • Art
  • Mindfulness
  • Group Guitar
  • Outdoor Education

Responsibilities include the following:
  • Submit a season syllabus prior to the start of the program
  • Submit weekly lesson plans that include class objectives and learning goals
  • Lead classes, ensuring that learning goals are met
  • Arrive promptly and prepared for class
  • Supervise snack at the start of each class
  • Prepare a demonstration of mastery as a culmination to each season
  • Ensure that students are learning in creative, hands-on, interactive, and age-appropriate ways
  • Incorporate opportunities for students to collaborate, problem-solve, create
  • Provide a weekly write up of the topics and accomplishments in class to send home to families
  • Other duties as assigned
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience in the subject area
  • Professional experience in the subject area
  • Prior history of teaching the class to the target age group
  • Must enjoy working with children and demonstrate good judgement in doing so
  • Previous teaching experience preferred; demonstrable teaching and behavior management skills required
  • Ability to think on one’s feet
  • Ability to work collaboratively
Position Status: This is apart-time, stipended position with a desired start date around August 22 for staff training; classes begin in September.
Hours: 3:30pm–4:45pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, and/or Thursdays, and/or 2:30–3:45pm and/or 4:00–5:00pm Wednesdays. If you work in other capacities at GDS, those responsibilities must not overlap with this role.

Pay:  Ranges from $50-75/ per class depending on role and experience

To Apply: Complete the online application at
Georgetown Day School does not discriminate on the basis of gender, age, marital status, race, religion national origin or ethnic origin or sexual orientation in the hiring or retaining of staff. In addition, GDS makes every effort to comply with all governmentally mandated regulations applicable to independent schools including, but not limited to, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1991.


4530 MacArthur Boulevard, NW, Washington, DC 20007


4200 Davenport Street, NW, Washington, DC 20016

Georgetown Day School is a coed, preK-12, non-sectarian private school in Washington, DC with small class sizes and a diverse school community. Our comprehensive, innovative curriculum includes hands-on learning, honors and AP classes, as well as advanced-level math and STEM courses. An education is not just college prep and SAT scores. GDS teachers focus on providing the best education for each child, from elementary grades through high school. The school performing arts program includes theater, dance, and music. The athletics program offers competitive sports for student athletes, including cross-country, track, soccer, lacrosse, and crew/rowing. With our strong commitment to financial aid, an independent school tuition is affordable.