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Employment and Internships

It is no surprise that many members of Lab’s faculty and staff have stayed for 15-25-35 or more years. One staff member said: "Everyone wants to stay at Lab. Who wouldn’t embrace the opportunity to be flexible and creative every day? Frankly, it feels like an honor to be a part of Lab, to play a role in our collective mission and process of helping students with learning differences discover their best selves and succeed.”

The Lab School of Washington is situated in the Palisades neighborhood of Washington, DC. Located minutes from historic Georgetown, the Potomac waterfront, and a short drive to the museums, monuments, and other local historic sites. Lab spans two campuses — just a half-mile apart — and offers its faculty and staff the opportunity to work in a creative, collegial, and collaborative atmosphere.

“It’s easy to feel excited to get up each morning and come to Lab. Sure, we work incredibly hard, but there’s nothing more rewarding than witnessing a child find success in a skill area that used to be so daunting for them like a ‘non-reader’ turning into a bookworm or a student who struggled to express herself talk enthusiastically about a family vacation or favorite movie.”
— Speech and Language Pathologist and Intermediate Reading Specialist

The Lab School of Washington is an inclusive and welcoming school that celebrates diversity, including race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, age or any other status protected by applicable law. We welcome candidates representing the diversity of today’s global world.

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Job Openings

The Lab School of Washington is seeking substitute teachers for the current school year - on-call, daily substitutes and also the possibility of a school year position. Bachelor's degree and teaching or relevant student-related experience required. The ideal candidate has experience working with students with language-based learning differences, strong organizational skills, flexibility, and the ability to step into a variety of classroom settings. Interested candidates should forward a cover letter, resume, and an application for employment (found on the school's website) to Diana Meltzer (diana.meltzer@labschool.org), Associate Head of School. Please indicate your preference, if any, for Lower School (grades 1-6) or Upper School (grades 7-12). Applications will be reviewed beginning the week of October 11.
 
The Lab School of Washington is an inclusive and welcoming school that celebrates diversity, including race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, age or any other status protected by applicable law. We welcome candidates representing the diversity of today’s global world. ​

The Lab School of Washington is an independent, progressive, arts-based school that serves students in grades 1 through 12 with diagnosed language-based learning differences on two campuses in Northwest Washington, DC.       

The School is seeking a full-time Clinical Psychologist (PhD or PsyD) to join The Reservoir Psychology Group, Lab’s in-house team of psychologists and social workers. The candidate should have 2+ years of post-doctoral clinical experience, excellent skills working with children and adolescents, the inclination to work in a highly collaborative school environment, and a passion and joy for working with young people. Job responsibilities include: conducting comprehensive psycho-educational evaluations; providing individual and group psychotherapy to a school-aged population; consulting with teachers and parents; and supporting students’ social and emotional functioning in a school setting. Both clinical and testing supervision is available, and the applicant will have access to consultation from both mental health clinicians as well as providers from other disciplines. Opportunities are available for additional outpatient work.

The Lab School uses an interdisciplinary team model, so the ideal candidate will have excellent collaborative work skills, as well as be able to work independently in a dynamic learning environment. Candidates should have experience and skills working with students with learning differences, as well as skill supporting students from a perspective of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Please see the school's website for application.  Submit resume, cover letter, three professional references, and employment application to reservoirgroup@labschool.org, with ‘Psychologist Position’ in the subject line.

The Lab School of Washington is an inclusive and welcoming school that celebrates diversity, including race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, age or any other status protected by applicable law. We welcome candidates representing the diversity of today’s global world.

The Office of Institutional Advancement seeks an individual to join a small dynamic office, reporting to the Director of Institutional Advancement.  The Marketing and Communications Coordinator will work closely with the Director of Institutional Advancement to ensure that all communications and marketing efforts effectively articulate Lab’s mission, vision and strategic objectives to our many constituencies.  
This team player should appreciate The Lab School of Washington’s mission, enjoy multi-tasking, have a sense of humor, and be a productive, high energy self-starter who can successfully balance a big picture strategic vision with the effective management of daily production tasks.

The Lab School of Washington is a national leader among independent schools serving students with learning differences.  We are a 1st through 12th grade college preparatory school that provides a unique arts based academic program that encourages scholarship and creativity for students with language based learning differences and ADHD. 

The Marketing and Communications Coordinator will work closely with the Director of Institutional Advancement, the advancement team and other faculty and staff across our two campuses to develop consistent written and visual messaging reflecting Lab’s unique and successful approach to supporting students who have struggled to learn in a traditional school setting.  

  • Support the implementation of our strategic communications plan
  • Develop and implement a robust social media strategy
  • Continually review and update our web visual and written content
  • Develop best practices to drive traffic to our recently redesigned website, with particular focus on admissions
  • Support the development of marketing plans for general school admissions, as well as Global Division and The Reservoir Group
  • Collaborate with divisions and departments to promote the work being done in the classrooms
  • Research and develop content for one print and two digital publications annually, covering school activities, features, alumni news and financial reports
  • Collaborate with divisions and departments to promote the work being done in the classrooms
  • Act as campus photographer and short form videographer
  • Manage vendor relations with outside photographers, videographers, printers and graphic designers 
  • Assist in writing for constituent communications, fundraising and media

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Marketing or Communications 
  • At least 1 year of relevant experience, preferably in a school environment
  • Strong communication skills and a sophisticated understanding of what should be communicated to different audiences, including current parents, prospective families, the general public and media outlets
  • Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite and basic website content management.  Experience with Adobe Suites, photography and/or video editing a plus
  • Ability to develop/coordinate the production of multimedia content to help tell the Lab story
  • Knowledge and ability in social media strategies
  • Initiative and ability to work independently as well as collaboratively 
  • Appreciation of The Lab School’s mission 
  • Willingness to support the Advancement Office with participation in some weekend, early morning and evening events  
  • Creativity and flexibility

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter and a completed employment application to marty.cathcart@labschool.org.