McDonogh School, founded in 1873, is a non-denominational, coeducational day and boarding school serving 1,295 students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. Situated on a magnificent 800-acre campus in suburban Baltimore, the school was founded with a bequest from the local-born merchant and philanthropist John McDonogh. Long considered one of the finest schools in the nation, McDonogh has a reputation for being innovative and “on the move.” It is also highly regarded for its culturally diverse community and programs. The school is nearing the completion of a $75 million capital campaign, the largest of any independent school in Maryland.
McDonogh School seeks an experienced, student-focused educator to lead the Upper School and be a dynamic presence in the life of the school. The Head of the Upper School reports directly to the Headmaster and is responsible for creating an educational environment that supports and builds upon the founder’s original mission to develop in students the will “to do the greatest possible amount of good.” The Head of the Upper School serves as the administrative and academic leader of the Upper School with primary responsibility for the daily management of the academic and extracurricular programs. The new Upper School Head will lead a team of 80 faculty and staff who serve 585 students in grades 9-12, including a five-day boarding program with 80 students.
The Head of the Upper School is responsible for the supervision, evaluation, and development of Upper School faculty and administrative staff, and collaborates with other school administrators in the oversight of curriculum and other programming. The Head of the Upper School is a member of the Headmaster’s administrative team and serves on several school-wide committees that affect school policy and procedures. The Head of the Upper School will also have the opportunity to live on campus and is expected to be involved in the very active extracurricular life of the school.
The Head of the Upper School sets the tone for the division by reflecting high professional standards, integrity, and demonstrated commitment to excellence, within and beyond the classroom, in preparing young men and women for the challenges of future leadership. The successful candidate will be a proven administrator or department leader, who exudes energy, decisiveness, a sense of humor, and joyfulness, and has the organizational and interpersonal skills necessary for working with a dynamic faculty, a diverse student population, and a dedicated parent community.
This position is a tremendous professional opportunity for a talented, ambitious educator who aspires to be a significant leader in independent schools. Candidates should send a cover letter, resume, personal statement, and reference contact information to:
Charles W. Britton
PO Box 380
Owings Mills, MD 21117
Application Deadline: December 6, 2013
McDonogh School, an independent school in Baltimore, MD, seeks a qualified Technical Director to support the events, activities, and teaching, K-12, that take place in the Burck Center for Performing Arts. The Center houses a 585-seat mainstage theatre, a 120-seat black box theatre, scene construction shop, storage, and other Center-specific facilities. The successful candidate will prioritize safety, will have an unequivocal dedication to education and to students, and will actively pursue a professional-level and student-centered approach in his or her work as a Technical Director. The successful candidate will understand that education of students is fundamental to his or her work.
The Director’s responsibilities include: technical direction of all school productions and events; management and construction of sets and projects related to Center activities and events; management of project budgets; the purchasing of materials for all activities, productions, and events; the maintenance of theatrical spaces, scene and storage shops, electrics, audio, soft goods, and rigging; management and maintenance of all tools, theatre stock, and Center equipment, electronic and otherwise. Must be able to self manage project timelines and deadlines.
This is an hourly paid position with a very competitive salary based on experience. A reasonable number of hours will be guaranteed weekly throughout the school year, and many opportunities for additional hours during the school year and possible summer-time work will be available based on need. The successful candidate will have a flexible schedule allowing him or her to work evenings and some weekends.
Interested candidates should email or mail a cover letter, resume, and three references to:
Manager, Burck Center for the Performing Arts
PO Box 380
Owings Mills, MD 21117