Employment Opportunities


Equal Opportunity Employer


Nantucket Lighthouse School is an equal opportunity employer.  It is the school’s policy to grant equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental handicap, military status, citizenship status and other status protected by federal, state or local law.  The school provides equal opportunities in employment, promotion, wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment.  It is our policy to make reasonable accommodations as required under the law.

Head of School


NLS seeks a Head of School who will be enthusiastic about joining this established learning community. We are seeking an individual who is committed to the mission-centered educational programs, one who has experience in and/or understanding of Waldorf education, i.e. someone who respects the pace of childhood and understands the importance of modifying a “standard curriculum” to be hands-on, story-based, experiential.


Additionally, our best candidate is one who takes leadership in fundraising, administration, financial health, and professional development for faculty and staff. This position requires energy, passion, and a willingness to do "whatever it takes" to engage with the school community – students, families, teachers, staff and Board of Trustees. A successful candidate for NLS will be an approachable and compassionate leader, a reflective problem-solver and an overall positive presence.


The position will report directly to the Board of Trustees, while all faculty and staff report to the Head of School (barring any conflicts of interest, which are to be disclosed to the Board immediately).


1. The Head of School will promote best practices in Waldorf-inspired project-based learning while honoring the long history of traditions that are so valued at NLS.
2. The Head of School will support a talented faculty and staff by working closely and collaboratively with lead teachers to review the curriculum and pedagogical practices to ensure an exceptional educational experience for students. This will include: reviewing the professional growth opportunities for administrators, faculty, and staff (consistent feedback, assessments, and professional development).
3. The Head of School will work to clearly define outcomes for the students in order to enhance the retention of families through the fifth grade. The next Head of School needs to be a confident and effective communicator with all stakeholders: the Board, administrators, faculty, staff, and families. The Head will pacify the school community during this transitional period while upholding the message that NLS is a progressive, holistic choice for whole child education in Nantucket.
4. The Head of School will be responsible for the operating budget to ensure the viability of NLS by carefully weighing income and expenses, including tuition assistance, faculty and staff compensation, other revenue opportunities, and annual fundraising.
5. The Head of School will have executive responsibility to distribute leadership roles fairly and act decisively in a transparent fashion that builds trust, as well as a shared sense of purpose and vision for NLS.


1. Appropriate Master’s Degree in education, or a relevant field.
2. The desire to have an active involvement in the Nantucket community.
3. Prior teaching, leadership and/ or school administrative/management experience.
4. Excellent organizational and operational skills.
5. Highly effective verbal and written communication skills.
Salary and benefits commensurate with experience


To apply:
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume by January 31, 2023 to: admin@nantucketlighthouseschool.org
Please include at least three references. Position to start on or before July 1, 2023

Admissions Director


Nantucket Lighthouse School is seeking an Admissions Director to work part-time beginning April 2023. The Admissions Director reports to the Head of School and is part of the senior administrative team. They work closely with PALS, Education Work Group, Outreach Committee, faculty and staff, event committees, and volunteers to oversee the school’s admissions-related activities.


• To oversee the program of admissions of new students to the school;
• To present the school to prospective students and parents, which includes systematic and efficient handling of applications and communication with candidates and their parents; and communicating final decisions to the appropriate individuals;
• To oversee the admissions ‘office,’ creation of the admissions budget, and appropriate admissions and marketing materials, mailings, and publications;
• To act as a member of the Financial Aid Committee, the program for scholarships and financial aid;
• To evaluate continually and redesign where appropriate all aspects of the admissions and marketing program with the goal of maintaining a capacity enrollment of qualified students;
• To manage the re-enrollment of current students for the succeeding year;
• To oversee the network of parents, former parents, and alumni to assist in the admissions program.
• To keep relevant statistics on all aspects of the admission and re-enrollment program;
• To provide staff support, in conjunction with the Head of School, to the Communications Committee of the Board;
• Keep relevant, AISNE-required, statistics on all aspects of the admissions and re-enrollment program;
• Organize and oversee school’s Outreach group;
• Plan and execute Admissions Events.


• Enroll new students throughout the school year;
Additional Responsibilities
• Understand and support Nantucket Lighthouse School’s mission and objectives;
• Plan and participate in school-wide special events;
• Be organized, prepared for each day and punctual for work and meetings;
• Maintain confidentiality;
• Communicate personnel matters to the Head of School;
• Perform other duties as assigned;
Salary and benefits commensurate with experience


To Apply:
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume by to:
Please include at least three references.
Position to start April 2023


Development Director


The Nantucket Lighthouse School (NLS) Development Director reports to the Head of School (HOS) and is an integral part of the administrative team. S/he works closely with the Board of Trustees and the Development Committee to coordinate fundraising events, run annual and capital campaigns, cultivate donors, secure major gifts, and write grant proposals.


The Development Director should have strong writing skills and excellent interpersonal skills. S/he should have a positive and collaborative approach in his/her ability to promote NLS awareness in the community and work with our Communications and Event Director.


Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to

Chad B. Small, Interim Head of School

1 Rugged Road, Nantucket, MA 02554 or csmall@nantucketlighthouseschool.org

Please include at least three references.


Spanish Teacher (part-time)


Nantucket Lighthouse School is looking for a part-time Spanish teacher for the upcoming
22-23 school year. NLS seeks a qualified educator to teach Spanish language and culture in
preschool through grade 5. Native or near-native fluency in Spanish is required, as is knowledge
of the world’s Spanish-speaking cultures. The ideal candidate has experience in elementary
education, strong interpersonal and communication skills, experience working with a range of
abilities, and a solid understanding of early childhood education and development.


1. Establish and maintain a healthy and trusting learning environment, fostering nurturing
relationships with students while supporting the social, emotional, and academic lives of
each child.
2. Create and deliver dynamic, interactive project-based Spanish lessons for all students in
preschool through grade 5 with an emphasis on Spanish language and culture.
3. Evaluate students' progress throughout the year to monitor growth and differentiate
instruction to meet the needs of all learners.
4. Communicate about student growth, write comments for reports and additions to weekly
newsletters, and meet with administrators and other faculty to share student learning.
5. Collaborate with colleagues, attend weekly faculty and/or division meetings.
6. Desire to take advantage of continuing personal goals and increasing knowledge of
educational innovations through opportunities for professional development.


To Apply:

Interested candidates may email a letter of interest, resume, and three references to:

Chad B. Small, Interim Head of School

Position to start on August 2023


Substitute Teachers and Enrichment Unit Teachers


Nantucket Lighthouse School is occasionally in need of substitute teachers and/or enrichment unit teachers across all subjects.


If you wish to be considered as a substitute or enrichment teacher at Nantucket Lighthouse School, submit a resume along with a cover letter indicating your interest to


Chad B. Small, Interim Head of School
1 Rugged Road
Nantucket, MA 02554


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