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Working at MKA

When you join the MKA faculty and staff, you will meet committed and enthusiastic professionals who deeply engage in their work with young people. MKA continuously seeks to add to its ranks educators who not only are experts in their fields of study, but also take a creative and flexible approach to working with students and with each other.

We look for educators who see themselves as learners. MKA’s robust faculty development program supports teacher growth in a variety of ways: teachers attend in-house summer enrichment workshops, participate in national conferences, create curriculum with the support of school-sponsored grants, and develop personalized, inquiry-based questions to drive their learning during the school year.

Teachers new to MKA should expect to join a faculty in full swing, one that examines current research, considers new instructional strategies, explores new uses of technology, and collaborates to develop ideas. Also, they should expect to work deliberately and persistently with their peers to create a collegial and collaborative atmosphere based on mutual respect, intellectual curiosity, and institutional loyalty. MKA promotes an inclusive environment that celebrates differences and supports all members of our community.

Our salaries and benefits are competitive with other leading independent day schools of similar size in the East. Across-the-board raises, merit pay, and special one-time bonuses shape the structure of our compensation. Our benefits package, which includes dental and life insurance, is among the strongest of all private schools in New Jersey. Opportunities for administrative experience are also available as the school takes pride in cultivating its own leadership.

Employment Opportunities

It is MKA's policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons regardless of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background or disability not related to the requirements for being a successful employee at MKA. We especially welcome applications from all individuals with the ability to contribute to MKA’s continuing commitment to social and cultural diversity, inclusiveness, and the transformative power of our differences.

Montclair Kimberley Academy, an innovative PK – 12 independent day school with a strong national reputation and a recognized 1:1 laptop program, seeks the below positions.


Head of Primary School

MKA is seeking a Head of Primary School who will be responsible for all day-to-day, campus-wide operations, supported by the Primary School Administrative Team (Assistant Head of Primary School, Coordinator of Curriculum and Instruction, and Educational Technology Coordinator), faculty, and staff. Learn more about the opportunity, the school, and the application process. 

Interested candidates should submit the required materials to Cristina Junquera, Executive Assistant to the Head of School.

Director of Major Gifts

MKA is seeking a Director of Major Gifts. Reporting to the Director of Development, this person is an instrumental member of Montclair Kimberley Academy’s Development Department and is responsible for leading and implementing a major gifts program to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward prospects. Read more about the position.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Director of Development Laela Perkins.

Extended Day Staff Member

Extended Day is hiring a part-time, tri campus, position. Staff will work approximately twenty hours a week, 2:00-6:00 pm Monday through Friday.

Extended Day Staff members are responsible for watching and engaging students, grade Pre-K through eighth grade, in daily activities and providing homework help to students as needed.

If you are interested in the position, please email Teri Butler or call 973-509-4872.


Head of Primary School

See above for Head of Primary School position information.


Spanish and French teacher

MKA is seeking a full-time, experienced Middle School Spanish and French teacher beginning December 13, 2021.  Responsibilities include teaching 3 sections of Spanish language, 1 section of French language, and serving as a co-advisor to a group of up to 16 students. Coaching a sport and/or supervising an after-school activity may also be available. Read more about the available position.

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and resume to Interim Head of Middle School Carlaina Bell, Ed.D.



Laboratory Technician, Part-time

MKA is seeking a part-time Laboratory Technician to help maintain our lab spaces and to collaborate with teachers on lab activities. The position is an outstanding opportunity for a graduate student interested in student lab research and science education, an early career teacher, or a retired professional. The successful candidate will join MKA at an exciting time of growth of our STEM program and facilities. Read more about the position.

Interested candidates should send all requested materials by email to Petra Sauer, PhD, Upper School Science Department Chair.  

Faculty Who Love to Learn:
Professional Development
at MKA

MKA faculty members are exceptionally accomplished–and learners at heart. An ingrained part of the school’s professional growth culture, the professional development program is a hallmark of the community. MKA’s rich array of professional development offerings engage teachers in examining current research on learning and teaching, learning new instructional strategies, increasing knowledge in their discipline, exploring new uses of technology, collaborating to develop ideas, and planning how to move students forward in their learning. In addition, meaningful professional development accompanies any significant curricular change.

Faculty Who Live to Teach

As I reflect back on my MKA experience, what I valued most were my fellow students, our faculty and the engagement in scholarship, community, and friendship that occurred between students and faculty. — Michael Feldman '80