The faculty at Country Day teach in small classes and have a great deal of autonomy in the classroom while also utilizing a team approach to planning curriculum. Teachers address many facets of students' lives and act in tandem with parents and fellow educators to do so. Collegial behavior at Country Day takes many forms. It can be the relationship between a master teacher and a mentee, a group of teachers working on strategies to help a student write better essays, or committees deciding to change curriculum. As part of this community, teachers find themselves surrounded by supportive colleagues and are involved in community life.

Job Openings

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  • 3rd/4th Long Term Substitute

    Metairie Park Country Day School seeks an experienced elementary grade teacher who enjoys working with young people to fill the position of  Grades 3rd and 4th Maternity Substitute Teacher. A Bachelor’s degree is required. Substantial experience teaching elementary-aged children is also preferred. This position will be available January 2022 through March 2022. This is a combined multi-grade third and fourth grade classroom. This position will join a co-teacher to co-teach 24 third and fourth grade students. Ideally,  we would like for this teacher to be available several days in December to help support a successful mid-year transition. This  3rd/4th grade Maternity Substitute Teacher reports to the Lower School Principal.
     
    Information about Country Day is available on our website: www.mpcds.com
     
    Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
     
    • Supporting a homeroom environment that supports our philosophy of strength of intellect and strength of character
    • Teaching all subjects including, but not limited to language arts, math, geography/social studies, and history
    • Following lesson plans, which provide individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student
    • Communicating with the larger student support team including teachers, parents, tutors, and learning specialists focused on progress and remediation if needed 
    • Teaching concepts with direct instruction that reach diverse learners
    • Supporting learning environments that are stimulating where the children can develop their potential and experience growth
    • Helping students gain the appropriate attitude, skills, and knowledge
    • Communicating with parents and the school’s leadership on the progress of the children
    • Working well with colleagues to collaborate and plan best practices of teaching and learning 
    • Collaborating and communicating with the third/fourth grade team, divisional and departmental teams as well as promoting and maintaining curricular alignment and enrichment
    • Being open-minded and flexible
    • Supporting the Mission of the School and its leadership. 
    Interested parties may send a resume, a cover letter with teaching philosophy, and a personal statement with a specific description of what we might see in a class taught by the candidate as an email to careers@mpcds.com. Applicants should title all of their documents as their first and last name. Applicants should also include “Full Time 3/4 Teaching Position” in the subject line of the email.
     
    Although emailing is preferred, application materials may also be mailed to the following address:
     
    Careers
    Human Resources Manager
    Metairie Park Country Day School
    300 Park Road Metairie, LA 70005
     
    Metairie Park Country Day School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.
     
    In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.
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  • Maintenance/ Housekeeping

    Building and Grounds Housekeeping position
    Full Time, non-exempt, hourly
    Must be able to work flexible hours
    Excellent wages and benefits
    Must be able to perform the following duties:
     
    Carpet:  Spot vacuum on daily basis; thorough mop on weekly basis
    Restrooms:  General cleansing daily (mop floors & clean fixtures with germicide) Spot check twice on daily basis (paper and soap stock)
    Hardwood Floors:  Dust mop on daily basis; thorough mop on weekly basis
    Furniture:   Dust weekly
    Vinyl & Ceramic Tile:  Spot mop on daily basis, thorough mop on weekly basis; strip and wax floors annually

    Interested parties may send a cover letter with resume to:
    Careers@mpcds.com

    Metairie Park Country Day School considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, age, or disability.



  • Middle / Upper School Substitute Teacher

    Substitute Teacher in the Middle and/or Upper School

    Metairie Park Country Day School is currently accepting experienced applicants who are willing to work as a Substitute Teacher in the Middle School (Grades 6 through 8) and/or Upper School (Grades 9 through 12) for the 2020-2021 school year. Individuals should have experience working with young children in the classroom and should have a flexible schedule to be available readily. Upon completing the application process and approval, you will be added to our substitute list and will be contacted by faculty members for full or half-day coverage, with advanced or short notice, depending on the situation.

    Information about Country Day is available on our web site: www.mpcds.com

    Interested candidates should apply through Kelly Services 
     
    Notice of Non-Discrimination
     Based on receipt of federal financial assistance through a Paycheck Protection Program loan administered through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) under the CAREs Act, the School acknowledges its obligation to prohibit discrimination, harassment, or retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, citizenship status, genetic information, handicap or disability in admissions, access, employment, tuition assistance, educational policies, or other school administered student and employee programs and activities.  Questions regarding the School’s compliance with the application and administration of the School’s nondiscrimination policies should be directed Mike McGuire, Athletic Director (Title IX), mike_mcguire@mpcds.com, 504-849-3190, 300 Park Road, Metairie, LA 70005; Jen Sciortino, Director of Academic Excellence (Section 504), jen_sciortino@mpcds.com, 504-838-3304, 300 Park Road, Metairie, LA 70005; Bonnie LaGraize, Chief Financial Officer (Title IX and Section 504), bonnie_lagraize@mpcds.com, 504-849-3106, 300 Park Road, Metairie, LA 70005, or to the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) or to the SBA.  Please refer to the School’s SBA Non-Discrimination Compliance Policy on the School’s website for information on how to file complaints with OCR or the SBA.
    This notice will remain in effect until the School has satisfied and paid off the SBA Paycheck Protection Loan.  


    In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

How to Apply

  • Employment Application
    Please send an educational philosophy statement, cover letter, resume, and application to careers@mpcds.com.  Please include the position title you are applying for in the subject line of your email.
Mentors
Each new faculty member is assigned a fellow teacher as a mentor. This person functions as part of a larger support structure for new teachers, which includes the New Faculty Committee, the administration, and all other faculty members. Mentors are paired with new faculty to help new teachers learn the culture of the school and grow professionally. These experienced and respected members of the Country Day community are a "friendly face" for teachers on campus. Mentors help teachers grow professionally by partnering with them to evaluate their work.

Professional Development
Professional Development opportunities are often fully funded by Country Day because we believe that ongoing training is crucial to teacher growth and development. Annual ISAS and NAIS conferences, workshops in a teacher's subject or grade area and specialized training with the newest researchers in learning and child development are resources that faculty take advantage of to continue to improve their craft as teachers.

On campus, opportunities for professional growth abound. Department chairs, mentors, division heads, and other administration observe classes and meet with faculty about their professional growth. At the end of each school year, every faculty member meets with the Head of School to discuss their professional development over the past year. This is an opportunity for teachers to bring up concerns with the Head, review their accomplishments, and discuss goals for the coming year. In addition to the ongoing individual professional development during the year, at the beginning and end of each school year, faculty gather to discuss important curricular matters, work together in cross-divisional groups, and meet with experts in the field of education, curriculum, diversity, and child development.

Metairie Park Country Day School considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, age, or disability.
300 Park Road, Metairie, LA 70005 (504) 837-5204
Established in 1929, Metairie Park Country Day School is a coed private school for New Orleans area students in early childhood through Grade 12. From the elementary grades through upper school, the care and cultivation of each child comes to life in our exciting academic program, creative arts, and competitive athletic offerings.

Country Day accepts qualified students without regard to race, color, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national or ethnic origin.