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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 ability and learning differences, race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, gender identity, and sexual orientation. We welcome candidates representing the diversity of today’s global world in our educational programs, admission policies, financial aid program, hiring, and school-administered programs.

Job Openings

Lab is seeking strong candidates for the position of Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) beginning in August 2020. The ideal candidate has experience in the field of DEI, strong interpersonal and organizational skills, the ability to inspire others and work collaboratively with colleagues. A Bachelor’s degree is required. The School welcomes candidates of diverse backgrounds. Candidates should email cover letter, resume, and three professional references to diana.meltzer@labschool.org. ​

Lab is seeking a music teacher for the 2020-2021 school year for fifth and sixth grade students. B.A. in Music or Music Education required. Master’s degree in Special Education and/or experience working with students with learning differences ideal. Candidates must hold teacher certification or be willing to complete additional coursework to be certified in the District of Columbia.  

Candidate should have the ability to teach students about music literacy, instrument families, and history. Candidates should have proficiency on the piano or keyboard, the ability to teach choral groups, develop student performance skills on instruments and training in the Orff Schulwerk approach to music education.
 
Candidates should possess excellent interpersonal skills, a sense of humor, and would thrive in a collaborative environment. The Lab School welcomes candidates of diverse backgrounds.  Please submit cover letter, resume, and three references to intermediaterecruiting@labschool.org

The Lab School Junior High (7th/8th grades) is seeking a math teacher for the last quarter of the current school year. Requirements include a degree in Math Education or Special Education, experience working with students with learning differences, teaching experience from basic skills through Algebra I, solid interpersonal, written language and communication skills required; Master’s Degree preferred. Join a dynamic team of educators.

Please submit cover letter, resume, and three references to jhrecruiting@labschool.org.    ​
 

As a Group Leader, you will be the anchor, the one consistent person, for a group of twelve students. You will accompany the children to their scheduled classes where you will assist the teachers. You will receive supervision from the Coordinators of the Summer Program.

This is an unpaid position, but we assure you that you will receive excellent training and experience. We will write you a letter of recommendation at the conclusion of the Summer Session. For those of you who wish to gain college credit, check with your university as to whether or not they will give credit to you for this summer’s experience as an independent study. Paid positions in The Lab School’s After School program may also be available.

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Lab's Junior High Division (7th and 8th) grade seeks a full-time administrative assistant. This is a 10 month position. The ideal candidate would have a Bachelor's degree and experience in a similar position. The administrative assistant is responsible for handling phone calls, attendance, email communication, calendars, and other duties in support of the Head and Associate Head of Junior High. Organization, the ability to multi-task in a fast paced, collaborative environment, proficient writing skills, and attention to detail are sought-after attributes. The School welcomes candidates of diverse backgrounds. Candidates should email cover letter, resume, and three professional references to jhrecruiting@labschool.org. ​

Lab is seeking a middle school English teacher for the 2020-2021 academic year. B.A. required in English or Humanities preferred. Master’s degree in English, Secondary Education, or Special Education, experience working with middle school students with learning differences, and knowledge of age-appropriate literature ideal. Candidates must hold teacher certification in or be willing to complete additional coursework to be certified in DC. Must be comfortable with technology and possess excellent interpersonal, written language, and communication skills. Applicants should enjoy working in a collaborative, team environment. The School welcomes candidates of diverse backgrounds.

Please submit cover letter, resume, and three references to jhrecruiting@labschool.org (subject "Junior High School English  Position").

 

Lab is seeking a full-time Reading Specialist in the Junior High program for 7th and 8th grades. The ideal candidate should possess: 3-5 years of experience teaching reading to students with language-based learning differences, training and experience in using a Structured Literacy program to address decoding, encoding, and fluency and an ability to work with students in small groups and individually. Candidate must have enthusiasm, creativity, imagination and an exceptional ability to collaboratively plan and implement lessons with a teaching team in an arts-infused environment. A Master’s Degree in Special Education, Speech/Language, or Reading preferred. Candidates must hold teacher certification in or be willing to complete additional coursework to be certified in DC. The School welcomes candidates of diverse backgrounds. Email cover letter, resume, and three references to jhrecruiting@labschool.org. ​

Lab is seeking a full-time co-teacher in the Elementary program for students in the 1st-4th grades. B.A. required in education or child psychology. Master’s degree in Speech/Language, Reading, Elementary Education and/or Special Education preferred. Candidates must hold teacher certification in or be willing to complete additional coursework to be certified in DC. The co-teacher will be responsible for shared planning and teaching in math, written language, and literacy. Position requires proficiency in written reports on student progress. Candidate must have enthusiasm, creativity and an exceptional ability to collaboratively plan and implement lessons with a teaching team. The School welcomes candidates of diverse backgrounds. Please email cover letter, resume, and three references to amy.oswalt@labschool.org

The Lab School of Washington is an inclusive and welcoming school that celebrates diversity, including ability and learning differences, race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, gender identity, and sexual orientation. We welcome candidates representing the diversity of today’s global world in our educational programs, admission policies, financial aid program, hiring, and school-administered programs.