Career Opportunities

Tenacre is a small school with 199 students in Pre-Kindergarten through 6th Grade and a staff of 60. There are two homeroom teachers for every homeroom, plus special subject teachers for science, Spanish, art, technology, library, music, and P.E. Tenacre also has learning specialists for reading and math. Tenacre employs its own facilities staff and work with FLIK Dining Services for meals. Supporting the operation of the school are the academic, admission, business and development offices.

Work Environment

Tenacre has a warm, friendly work environment. All staff are encouraged to participate in a variety of activities throughout the year, from community service projects with students to talking with the students about a hobby or trip during an assembly, or even attending "tadpole graduation" with the third grade in the spring! Everyone on the staff works to enhance the learning experience of the children from direct teaching, to maintaining the facilities, to providing a nutritious lunch each day. All staff are considered valuable members of the Tenacre community.

Equal Opportunity Employer

We consider applicants for all positions without regard to age, race, religion, national origin, creed, veteran or uniformed service status, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, or any non-job related physical or mental disability. As an inclusive community, we welcome candid

Current Openings

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  • On-Call Per Diem Substitute Teachers

    Tenacre Country Day School is seeking On-Call Per Diem Substitute Teachers for the 2023-2024 school year. Tenacre’s mission is to nurture and challenge each child, every day. Everything we do is designed to enhance this all-important balance over a broad range of homeroom and special subjects, along with other activities. Tenacre values diversity and inclusiveness in our curriculum and our school community and we expect all members of the community to contribute positively to the school experience.

    As a community of children and adults, we strive to work hard, to find joy, and to be kind.

    Perks for On-Call Per Diem Substitute Teachers:
    • 2-hour (paid) onboarding orientation combined with ongoing training aimed at gaining exposure to all classrooms to better understand Tenacre’s student routines
    • $160/day ($20/hour)
    • Opportunities to have lunch and recess with students to get to know them better and establish a rapport with them
    • Excellent system of communication with teachers to ensure you achieve success
    • Detailed sub plans and always a friendly teacher close by to answer any questions you may have
    • Strong feeling of respect among Tenacre faculty and staff members. Everyone in the school knows all of our substitute teachers’ names and are happy and quick to help out.
    • Bustling staff lounge with all day coffee and snacks
    • Flexibility is celebrated—you do not have to commit to being available every day
    • Must be enthusiastic, energetic, and enjoy working with children in Grades Pre-K to 6
    • Successful candidates will have some experience teaching, effective and respectful class management skills, be team-oriented, and possess flexibility and a strong work ethic 
    • Experience with Google Docs, Google Classroom, and Seesaw is helpful but not required as we will train the successful candidates.
    • Bachelor’s degree required
    • Substitute teachers are expected to deliver lessons prepared by Tenacre Country Day School faculty, organize the classroom environment, and establish routines that support children’s learning. 
    • Additional duties will be assigned, including lunch/recess duty and dismissal duty.
    Short-term (1-3 hours/day) and all-day substitute teachers are needed. Tenacre offers highly competitive per diem rates, a flexible schedule, and a welcoming community. New college graduates are  encouraged to apply.

    Tenacre welcomes candidates who would add to the racial, cultural, and gender balance of the School community. Tenacre is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  This position is not eligible for benefits.

    Please submit a resume, a short cover letter that serves as a statement of interest, and the names and contact information for three references to:

    Tom Doering
    Sub Coordinator
    Tenacre Country Day School
    78 Benvenue Street
    Wellesley, MA 02482


The following are some of the benefits offered by Tenacre:

  • Health insurance: Tufts Health Care
  • Dental: Delta Dental
  • Pension: John Hancock with a match of 7–10% based on years of service
  • Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, 125 Flex Plan, Flexible Spending Account for dependent care expenses, and Professional Development opportunities and graduate work assistance.

Current employees may click on the following link to learn more about Tenacre's benefits program: Tenacre Benefits Website, Prospective employees, please contact the Business Office at 781-431-8575, x208 for a temporary password to access the Tenacre Benefits Website.