The Dome School

Dome School is hiring! [Deadline April 1]

Thank you for your interest in our teacher positions! The Dome School seeks the following staff for the 2019-2020 school year:

  • 2 preschool co-teachers
  • 1 kindergarten co-teacher
  • 1 upper elementary teacher (grades 3-5)
  • 1 secondary teacher (grades 6+)
  • 1 co-administrator

Our school is a strong parent cooperative and we are proud to support community-based learning and experiential education. Community members often work in myriad ways to support the school. Communication and community involvement skills are highly important components to these positions.

Our Preschool and Kindergarten programs have a strong focus on social and emotional development and learning self-regulation through a play-based curriculum. Hours for the position are 8:30am-1:30pm, Tues & Thurs for Preschool, and/or 8am-3:30pm, Mon, Wed, & Fri for Kindergarten. Prior teaching experience preferred.

Our Upper Elementary program (Grades 3-5) includes a thematic, emergent curriculum. We build our curriculum around different themes that stem from children’s interests. Arts, crafts, and other hands-on projects are always a large part of our curriculum. One full-time position available. Position hours are 8am-3:30pm, Monday through Friday. Prior teaching experience and a 2-4 year degree preferred.

Our Secondary program (Grades 6+) features a holistic approach to academics. One part-time position available, with some flexibility of hours due to splitting class time with other teachers between 8am-3:30pm, Monday through Friday. Prior teaching experience and a 2-4 year degree preferred.

Our Co-Administrator helps oversee the day-to-day functioning of the school. Computer proficiency required. One part-time position available, approximately 6 hours per week.


Salary - Staff are paid monthly; beginning July 1, 2019, the starting pay rate is $11.25, with an additional amount based on certification or degree ($.25 for A.A., $.50 for Bachelors, or $.75 for a Masters degree).

Additional Benefits - Staff with students at the school also qualify for a generous tuition discount based on number of hours worked. Staff also receive nutritious lunches, paid holidays, and paid sick/personal days equivalent to 2 weeks of their regular schedule.

Positions begin with staff meetings in June, July, and August, professional training days in late August, and a regular teaching schedule commencing in September. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume. Please clearly indicate which position(s) you are applying for. Applications can be dropped off at the school emailed to, or mailed to Dome School Hiring Committee, care of the address below. All applicants will be considered carefully. Those candidates selected for interviews will be notified shortly after the closing date. All applicants will be notified when the position is filled.

Deadline to submit is April 1, with interviews held April 1-15. For more information, please peruse the rest of our website (particularly our history, our mission/philosophy page and our info for parents). Feel free to call us with any questions. Our office number is 541-592-3911 and we’re here weekdays 9am-3pm.

The Dome School has a non-discriminatory policy concerning gender, race, color, creed, religion, and national and ethnic origin.

Please note: Any offer of employment made by the Dome School is contingent upon satisfactory results of a criminal background check.