Working at The Common School

The Common School offers a unique and vibrant working community to individuals interested in the advancement of progressive education in a collaborative, supportive work environment.


Our faculty includes a Head Teacher and Associate Teacher in each classroom, and an additional Assistant Teacher in our Nursery classrooms. Head Teacher openings are usually announced in January for next school year; Associate and Assistant Teacher openings are posted later in the spring.

Additional positions include specialists in music, physical education, Spanish language, library, and tutors.

Current Openings

The Common School seeks a Business Manager beginning May 1, 2018.
The Business Manager reports to the Head of School and is responsible for the oversight and administration of the School’s finances.  The Business Manager is responsible for accurate accounting and reporting, personnel management, risk management, financial aid, compliance with governmental regulations, and oversight of the physical plant.

The Business Manager is also responsible for annual and long term budget planning and its execution, accounting controls, contributed and invested funds, and cash management. The Manager supervises the business office activities involving payroll, A/P, A/R, benefits administration, the annual audit, and supervision of the accounting assistant.

Qualifications: Degree in business administration, finance, accounting, or general management preferred. Minimum five years experience, preferably in an educational setting. Strong interpersonal, communication (written and oral) and problem solving skills, with a blend of strategic as well as attention- to- detail capabilities.

Full job description >

We seek candidates who will add to the racial, cultural and gender diversity of the school community. Qualified candidates should send (1) letter of interest, (2) statement of educational philosophy, including comments on personal background, training, work or other experiences with multicultural education and diversity work, (3) resume and (4) references to:

Christine Lindeman, Head of School

The Common School, P.O. Box 2248, Amherst, MA 01004

See the details of our Head of School search here >

We are accepting applications for Substitute Teachers to work with all ages. Substitutes should be available for work either for pre-planned absences or for last minute (early morning) calls. Email your resume to

Applying to The Common School

Positions can be applied for by submitting a cover letter, resume, references and a statement of educational philosophy to Additional required materials for specific positions are noted when an opening is posted.