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About Browne

Career Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in employment at Browne Academy.

Browne Academy seeks candidates who will inspire students to meet the challenges of our academic programs, develop a passion for learning, and grow as engaged and compassionate global citizens. We are guided by the belief that a diverse community is a necessary component of an excellent education; therefore, we seek qualified teachers, administrators, and staff who are:

Available Positions

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  • Lower School Music Specialist

    Browne Academy is seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic long-term, substitute music teacher who loves the arts and working with children in preschool through 4th grade.  This position would be available starting December 2021 until Spring 2022, with the possibility of additional opportunities.  
    Job category: Professional
    Reports to: Head of Lower School 

    Primary Purpose

    Provide students with appropriate learning activities and experiences in music designed to fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, musical and social growth. Enable students to develop competencies and skills to reach their intellectual, creative and musical potential.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Experience in a performing arts ensemble such as choir, band, orchestra, etc. 
    • General knowledge of curriculum, elementary music instructional strategies and state music standards
    • Knowledge of childhood development with appropriate singing and instrument playing techniques for children
    • Training in music education methods such as Orff, Kodaly, Feierabend, and Dalcroze preferred
    • Knowledge of reading music notation, piano skills preferred
    • Comfortable singing for students and teaching proper vocal techniques
    • Comfortable moving and dancing

    Major Responsibilities and Duties

    Program Planning:
    • Implement pre-prepared lesson plans 
    • Integrate technology to strengthen the teaching/learning process
    • Conduct ongoing assessment of student achievement
    Classroom Management:
    • Create classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students
    • Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities
    Communication:
    • Establish and maintain open lines of communication with parents, students, heads of school, and teachers
    • Maintain professional relationships with colleagues, students, parents, and community members
    • Use effective communication skills to present information accurately and clearly
    Professional Responsibilities:
    • Demonstrate behavior that is professional, ethical, responsible, and supportive of Browne Academy’s mission
    • Compile, maintain, and fill all reports, records, and other documents required
    • Comply with school policies 
    • Adhere to the school’s safety and COVID policies and procedures
    • Demonstrate regular attendance
    • Other duties include recess and carline duties as assigned
    Browne Academy, located in Alexandria, Virginia, is a diverse coeducational independent school enrolling students age three through grade eight.  Founded in 1941, Browne Academy inspires and empowers students through extraordinary academics to be lifelong learners prepared to thrive in a dynamic global community.  Browne Academy began as one of the first integrated schools in Virginia. Today that spirit of inclusion endures, as our core values – excellence, diversity, character, and community – are an integral part of our school’s tapestry. By encouraging all members of our community to exemplify these values every day, we are building a foundation of empathy and respect that will serve our students throughout their lives.

    We believe in providing our students with experiential learning opportunities that encourage thoughtful questioning, personal engagement, use of the greater community, and a deeper understanding of the world. Through our inquiry-based approach, we strive to foster our students’ natural curiosity and develop their lifelong love of learning. 

    We intentionally keep our class sizes small to nurture each child’s academic, social, and emotional growth. Students feel safe and cared for in such an environment, and as a result, we see them thrive. Our graduates are equipped both academically and personally to navigate life after Browne Academy with confidence.

    Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Kim McCue, Head of Lower School, kmccue@browneacademy.org

  • Morning and After-Care Counselors

    Morning and After-Care Counselors
    Browne Academy, located in Alexandria, Virginia, is a diverse coeducational independent school enrolling students age three through grade eight. Founded in 1941, Browne Academy inspires and empowers students through extraordinary academics to be lifelong learners prepared to thrive in a dynamic global community.
     
    After-Care Counselor
    We are seeking enthusiastic and qualified applicants to join our Auxiliary Services Department in the After-Care Program. The ideal applicant is someone who enjoys working with children, ages 3-13 years of age. Applicants should excel in supervision, activity planning, and reliability. The core schedule is Monday-Friday, 3:00-6:00PM, and this position is paid based on experience and qualifications. Please email resume and cover letter to auxiliary@browneacademy.org for consideration.
     
    Morning-Care Counselor
    We are seeking enthusiastic and qualified applicants to join our Auxiliary Services Department in the Morning-Care Program. The ideal applicant is someone who enjoys working with children, ages 3-13 years of age. Applicants should excel in supervision, activity planning, and reliability. The core schedule is Monday-Friday, 7:00-8:00AM, and this position is paid based on experience and qualifications. Please email resume and cover letter to auxiliary@browneacademy.org for consideration.
  • Substitute Teachers

    Browne Academy is seeking highly motivated and enthusiastic substitute teachers who love working with children in preschool through 8th grade.
    Job category: Professional
    Reports to: Head of Lower School

    Primary Purpose

    Provide students with appropriate learning activities and experiences designed to fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth. 

    This is a great opportunity to make professional connections with passionate mentor educators, teach small groups of students in person, and be welcomed into a community of fully vaccinated adults, with many other pandemic precautions in place. 

    Qualifications and Experience

    Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree and experience teaching and/or working with children.

    Major Responsibilities and Duties

    • Program Planning
      • Implement pre-prepared lesson plans 
      • Integrate technology to strengthen the teaching/learning process
    • Classroom Management
      • Create classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students
    • Professional Responsibilities
      • Demonstrate behavior that is professional, ethical, responsible, and supportive of Browne Academy’s mission
      • Comply with school policies 
      • Adhere to the school’s safety and COVID policies and procedures
      • Other duties include recess and carline duties as assigned
    Browne Academy, located in Alexandria, Virginia, is a diverse coeducational independent school enrolling students age three through grade eight.  Founded in 1941, Browne Academy inspires and empowers students through extraordinary academics to be lifelong learners prepared to thrive in a dynamic global community.  Browne Academy began as one of the first integrated schools in Virginia. Today that spirit of inclusion endures, as our core values – excellence, diversity, character, and community – are an integral part of our school’s tapestry. By encouraging all members of our community to exemplify these values every day, we are building a foundation of empathy and respect that will serve our students throughout their lives.

    We believe in providing our students with experiential learning opportunities that encourage thoughtful questioning, personal engagement, use of the greater community, and a deeper understanding of the world. Through our inquiry-based approach, we strive to foster our students’ natural curiosity and develop their lifelong love of learning. 

    We intentionally keep our class sizes small to nurture each child’s academic, social, and emotional growth. Students feel safe and cared for in such an environment, and as a result, we see them thrive. Our graduates are equipped both academically and personally to navigate life after Browne Academy with confidence.

    Interested candidates for all grades should submit a cover letter and resume to Kim McCue, Head of Lower School, kmccue@browneacademy.org

Now Accepting Resumes

Browne Academy accepts employment applications on a rolling basis. If you would like to be considered for a position at our school, please email your resume and cover letter as follows:

For preschool-4th grade, please submit your application to Head of Lower School Kim McCue.

For 5th-8th grades, please submit your application to Associate Head of School and Head of Middle School Bonita Lea.

Diversity Statement

Browne Academy is strongly committed to equal opportunity for all its employees. Browne Academy does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identification, or any other characteristic protected by law. Browne Academy actively seeks diverse candidates for employment.

Conditions of Employment

Employment at Browne Academy is contingent on the verification of background information submitted by the applicant, including the completion of a criminal record check and education, when applicable.