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Employment Opportunities


We are pleased to know that you are interested in a position at St. Andrew's-Sewanee School.

We expect a lot from our employees. Faculty and staff at St. Andrew's-Sewanee School wear multiple hats as we strive each day to provide our students and their families with an outstanding education and community experience. In exchange for their dedication, our employees receive competitive compensation and excellent benefits, including health insurance, lunches, and tuition remission for their dependents. More than half of our faculty live on campus, receiving housing and meals in exchange for their leadership as houseparents.

Full-time Opportunities

Chaplain Fellowship

St. Andrew's-Sewanee School seeks candidates for the Chaplain Fellowship, a one-year fellowship program giving those interested in school chaplaincy the opportunity to preach, teach, and offer pastoral care to a boarding and day school community. The Chaplain Fellow will work closely with the Chaplain to inspire, guide, and support the spiritual life of St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School.


Named one of the eight most beautiful high schools in the South by Southern Living magazine, St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School ( is a private, co-educational, Episcopal, day and boarding college-preparatory school serving 250 students in grades 6-12. We challenge our students to fulfill their greatest potential while helping them to cultivate lives of balance and joy. With more than 150 years of tradition of serving students from diverse backgrounds, the school is poised to enhance the many ways students learn, live, and play in community. St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School recently completed a strategic-plan, a campus master plan, and is in the early stages of an ambitious capital campaign.


This fellowship is a 10-month, full time position and reports to the Chaplain.

The Chaplain Fellow will:

  • Help lead the liturgical life of the community
  • Inspire and coordinate faculty and student participation in worship by recruiting and training servant leaders as acolytes, readers, chalice bearers
  • Help guide the school in maintaining and communicating its Episcopal identity
  • Orient new students and faculty to the liturgy of the Episcopal Church
  • Teach an academic religion course
  • Sponsor and/or assist with two afternoon programs throughout the academic year
  • Perform weekend and night responsibilities to support the life of the residential community as assigned
  • Assist in pastoral care for students, faculty, staff, and parents
  • Participate in all aspects of campus life
  • Assist in the care of the school’s historic St. Andrew’s Chapel
  • Participate in the life of the Diocese and wider church
  • Perform additional duties as directed by the Head of School

The Chaplain Fellow serves as a student advisor, is part of a weekend team, and helps plan and execute class trips, retreats, and special events throughout the year.


Applicants must have completed a Master of Divinity Degree. Preference will be given to candidates (i) ordained in the Episcopal church and/or familiar with its theology, tradition, and worship, and/or (ii) candidates with experience living or working in a boarding school. Candidates will be expected to have experience working with adolescents.


The Chaplain Fellow will work under the close guidance of a faculty mentor and receive a stipend, housing (including utilities and basic cable), meals when school is in session, health and dental insurance, worker’s compensation, short-term and long-term disability, group life insurance, defined contribution retirement plan,.


Submit a letter of interest, a résumé with references, and a philosophy of ministry to the Chaplain Fellowship Search Committee at  Applications will be considered as they are submitted. The fellowship residency will begin in August.

St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Theater Teacher and Director (begin August 1, 2019)


St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School seeks a dynamic Theater Teacher and Director with a commitment to Middle and Upper School arts education in a boarding/day school with a diverse and welcoming Episcopal environment. This is 10-month, fulltime position and reports to the Academic Dean. The Theater Teacher and Director is a member of the Arts Department. Outstanding candidates will be self-directed, possess exceptional rapport-building skills, have a generally upbeat and enthusiastic disposition, and enjoy working with other adults to encourage challenge, balance, and joy in the lives of adolescents.


Named one of the eight most beautiful high schools in the South by Southern Living magazine, St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School ( is a private, co-educational, Episcopal, day and boarding college-preparatory school serving 250 students in grades 6-12. Established in 1868, the school welcomes students from around the country and around the world. Our faculty and staff appreciate abundant outdoor adventure, access to the cultural opportunities of the nearby University of the South, and the joy of cultivating close relationships in a small community.


The Theater Teacher and Director will:

  • Teach 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Theater and an Upper School Theater Arts course
  • Direct two productions each year, including one musical
  • Coordinate Creative Expression Assemblies, school-wide opportunities to share creative works
  • Help students with speaking and presentation skills, as needed
  • Participate in departmental planning and curricular review
  • Assist with weekend campus activities and supervision
  • Serve as an advisor

Additional responsibilities as assigned.


  • Enthusiasm and commitment to caring for adolescents
  • Commitment to St. Andrew’s-Sewanee’s mission and vision and comfort with the tenets of the Episcopal Church
  • Minimum of an undergraduate degree, and preferably a graduate degree, in Theater or a related field
  • Commitment to innovative teaching methods
  • Familiarity with technical theatre (lighting/sound) and set building
  • Experience with dance
  • A willingness to fully participate in a boarding school environment, and
  • Enthusiasm for teaching within a diverse community of learners.

Applicants with prior teaching and directing experience and/or boarding school experience will be given preference.


This is a full-time, academic year position. Salary is dependent on education and experience; teachers are given salary credit for teaching experience. Benefits include a tuition remission plan, health and dental insurance, worker’s compensation, short-term and long-term disability, group life insurance, defined contribution retirement plan, and eligibility for grants for professional enrichment and continuing education, on-campus housing, and meals.


Applications should be directed to the Search Committee. Please include a letter of introduction, a résumé, a teaching statement, and at least two professional references. In addition to fulfilling application requirements as stated in this position posting, all applicants must complete an Employment ApplicationWe will begin reviewing applications immediately and will close application when the position is filled. 

Direct applications and inquiries to:

Theater Search Committee
c/o Andrea Booher (
Assistant to the Head of School


Part-time Opportunities

Part-time opportunities, particularly coaching positions, may be combined with teaching positions to form full-time benefits-eligible positions.

Part-time Driver

St. Andrew's-Sewanee School seeks a driver for occasional local student transportation. This person will be provided with a school vehicle for these trips. Drivers must have an impeccable driving record. A background and driving record check will be required prior to employment. A CDL is NOT required for this position, but CDL holders would have the opportunity for additional employment. Please complete an Employment Application and send it to Dean of Students Laura Clay ( No phone calls, please.

It's not just a job

Every job at SAS is unique, and rarely will a job match this list precisely. Specific responsibilities of full time teachers include the following or their equivalent.

  • Teach 4 year-long classes (or 5 year-long classes with no afternoon programs)
  • Sponsor 2 trimester afternoon programs
  • Additional clubs, activities, or committee assignments as designated
  • Participate in continual departmental curricular review and development
  • Communicate proactively with parents
  • Serve as an advisor to students and keep regular contact with advisee parents
  • Attend chapel, assemblies, faculty meetings, and advisory periods
  • Plan and support grade level events and house activities
  • Be available during work periods for student support
  • Serve on weekend team for campus supervision and activities
  • Participate in working groups and departmental planning
  • Serve as a substitute for colleagues in classes and afternoon programs
  • Assist with other responsibilities in the academic day, such as driving students to and from the University and other destinations on the Mountain
  • Provide creative offerings and support for special events and projects such as Opening Weekend/Orientation, Family Weekend, Winterim, Earth Day, and Commencement Weekend
  • Support students by attending school events, such as plays, concerts, and games
  • Acquire and maintain a TN CDL Bus-driving License (if applicable to coaching responsibilities)

In addition to listing employment opportunities here, SAS lists most positions with TABS, NAIS, NAES, SAIS, and TAIS.

St. Andrew's-Sewanee School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to a program of equal opportunity and nondiscrimination with all employees, students, and applicants for employment, and will actively carry out all federal and state regulations. All aspects of your working at St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School will be governed on the basis of competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, handicap or veteran status, or any other status protected by law.
All decisions made with respect to recruiting, hiring and promotions will be based solely on individual qualifications related to the requirements of the job.
Likewise, all other personnel matters such as compensation, benefits, transfers, staff reductions, training, education and social/recreation programs will be administered free from illegal discriminatory practices.

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