Career Opportunities

Tenacre is a small school with 195 students in Pre-Kindergarten through 6th Grade and a staff of 56. 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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  • Director of Tenacre Summer Programs

    Director of Summer Programs
    Exempt, salaried position; reports to Head of School

    Tenacre Country Day School is seeking a Director of Summer Programs with an extensive background in day camps. The Director of Summer Programs oversees the daily operation of all summer programs at Tenacre. The Day Camp program has 200–250 campers (aged 3-12) per day and approximately 100 seasonal staff. The Director is responsible for programming, staffing, planning, scheduling, enrollments, income and expenses, payroll, direction and supervision of all camp programs, campers, and staff. The Director assesses problems and determines solutions as best suited for the safety of the campers and the success of the program. This is a management position that requires extensive planning, organization, and decision-making. Tenacre Summer Programs is an integral part of the larger Tenacre Country Day School organization.

    Tenacre Summer Programs Overview:
    Day Camp (Ages 3-12): Day Camp offers three program options: the Three's Program for three year olds, the Four's Program for four year olds, and Full Day for children entering K through 6th grade. Day Camp consists of traditional camp activities such as sports, crafts, archery, nature, science, music, and ropes course. Every camper receives a swimming lesson every day, and Full Day campers have an additional free swim period in the afternoon.

    Specialty Programs (K-Gr. 6): The two-week Specialty Camps offer programs for a wide variety of interests that campers might have. While participating in a Specialty Camp, campers spend approximately half of their day focused on their specialty, and half of the day participating in traditional camp activities.

    Aftercamp Child Care: Aftercamp Child Care is offered as a convenience to camp families and is available daily from 3:15 p.m. until 6:00 p.m Monday through Thursday, and 3:15 p.m. until 5:15 p.m. on Friday.  This service is for all campers who are enrolled until 3:15 p.m. 

    June Swim Lessons (Ages 3 and up): The June Swim Lesson program is separate from Day Camp. This is a program that offers children a week of 30 minute swim lessons in June. When regular Day Camp starts, the campers will have swimming lessons every day at camp.

    Rising Star Sports (Age 3 to entering Gr. 2): In addition to the Day Camp program, Tenacre offers two, week-long sessions of sports for children ages 3 to entering 2nd grade. Now in its 12th year, the primary goal of Rising Star Sports is to have fun while building skills and confidence through drills and games. Depending upon age, children play soccer and t-ball/baseball.

    Camp Staff: The foundation of Tenacre’s camp success is the quality of the staff.  Tenacre prides itself on the ability to create a team of amazing staff who are kind, friendly, hard-working, and wonderful role models for the campers. The staff team  is composed of approximately 100 teaching professionals and college students who work together to shape a community where kids (and staff) can create lasting friendships and memories.
    • At least five years of camp supervisory experience is required
    • Strong leadership and organized with an eye for detail; able to create and maintain effective systems
    • Ability to manage a budget and strong financial acumen with desire to enhance skills
    • Flexibility to meet changing needs and demands while balancing multiple tasks efficiently
    • Ability to promote the safety features of camp to parents in order to build trust and confidence
    • Ability to communicate clearly, maturely and compassionately, both internally with staff and externally with campers and families
    • Working knowledge of MS Office is required and adaptability to learn new software programs
    • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred
    Program Development and Management
    • Design and evaluate camp programs that meet the needs and interests of the campers. 
    • Understand and promote the philosophy of Tenacre Summer Programs through actions and attitudes.
    • Foster an inclusive, positive, and welcoming program culture. 
    • Oversee staff hiring policies, procedures, interviews and CORI, SORI and fingerprinting requests.
    • Supervise and evaluate approximately 100 seasonal staff and 2 year-round staff. 
    • Create and facilitate appropriate staff training. 
    • Update staff manual. 
    • Monitor performance, offer feedback and support to activity specialists, counseling and pool staff regularly throughout the season in conjunction with the seasonal directors. 
    • Design and implement a marketing plan.
    • Coordinate publicity, open houses and promotion of the camp.
    • Prepare and analyze enrollment trends including initial grouping of campers. 
    Financial Management
    • Oversee the financial management including processing of tuition income, payment of invoices, statements and any other expenditure. 
    • Develop and monitor the budget and day-to-day expenses. 
    • Manage the payroll of seasonal staff. 
    • Manage the business functions of the camp which include tuition statements, communication of policies, information and procedures. 
    • Develop and implement crisis and risk management procedures. 
    Administration and Operations
    • Manage program registration software. 
    • Ensure that the camp meets and complies with the ACA standards and any applicable local, state, and national standards, licenses, and permits. 
    • Keep current with Massachusetts State licensing regulations and maintain needed material for inspections.
    • Ensure all camper and staff medical information is accurate and updated. 
    • Make certain that the staff and participants follow all camp policies, rules, and procedures correctly.
    • Seasonally supervise the use and maintenance of all equipment and facilities, including two swimming pools. 
    • Update Parent Information Resource guide. 
    • Handle parent concerns, contacting parents when appropriate, and serve as a secondary resource person for problems counselors encounter in caring for their campers.
    • Facilitate planning of activities and ordering of necessary supplies.
    • Maintain personal professional development through literature, workshops, etc for continued education. 
    This year-round position is full time and has responsibilities outside of normal work hours. This position is exempt, which means that the director must work any hours necessary to complete job responsibilities. This includes “core” working hours, during which the director is generally expected to be physically present at the school, plus any other hours that the job may require. While core working hours for most of the Camp Year (November 1–October 31) will be about 40 hours per week, since this is an exempt position there may be some weeks where the director will actually work more or fewer than 40 hours. The director may be required to vary the below schedule or work outside these hours on weekdays or weekends in order to complete job responsibilities. 

    Generally, the core working hours for the months of November through May, and September and October, are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For the month of June, the core working hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. or until the office closes, plus weekends and attendance at staff training held in the evenings. For the months of July and August, the core working hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., plus family nights and many evenings until 6:00 p.m. to assist with the Aftercamp child care program. 

    Please submit a resume and cover letter to:
    Will Crissman
    Head of School
    Tenacre Country Day School
    78 Benvenue Street
    Wellesley, MA 02482
    (781)-235-2282 x201
    Tenacre Country Day School considers 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 candidates who will increase the diversity of our school.
  • On-Call Per Diem Substitute Teachers 2022-2023

    Tenacre Country Day School is seeking On-Call Per Diem Substitute Teachers for the 2022-2023 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
    • Must be Covid vaccinated
    • 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.