Pomfret is a boarding and day school located in the appealingly rural northeast corner of Connecticut. The school is committed to preparing students for the intellectual rigors of college and the personal, social, and moral demands of adolescence and adulthood. Pomfret seeks educators with passion, purpose, and personality.

We believe our faculty must teach with passion, instruct with purpose, and be able to make the classroom experience memorable. Our teachers must commit to spending time with students, getting to know them as people, speaking honestly with them, holding them accountable, and demonstrating by doing. We also believe faculty must exhibit the same values they hope to instill in their students – a love of learning, a commitment to excellence, a concern for the common good and respect for others, a strong work ethic, and empathy. Finally, we seek faculty members who are willing and skilled at working together to create a positive environment for learning and growing.

Bobby Fisher
Dean of Faculty, Chaplain


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  • Crew Coach

    Pomfret School seeks a qualified part-time head girls’ crew coach for the spring, 2016 season. The head coach will be responsible for coaching the girls’ first and second varsity fours. Pomfret races a competitive schedule in the NEIRA league, in four-person sweep shells.  Pomfret has a full boathouse on a restricted-use lake, with excellent equipment. There is a supportive and experienced staff of fellow coaches who work as a team. Candidates should have relevant coaching experience and/or competitive rowing experience at a high level, as well as the energy and enthusiasm to work with intermediate to advanced female rowers. This is a great opportunity to work with motivated and experienced rowers. Coaches should have an intermediate understanding of rigging, or be willing to learn. Coaching will be five afternoons per week, Monday through Friday, with eight race days, usually on weekends. Connecticut safe boating license required (the one-day class can be reimbursed by the school). Interested candidates should follow application directions on the employment web page; please send an email expressing interest to hiring@pomfretschool.org.
  • Director of Facilities Services

    Interested candidates should contact Human Resources Manager, Sandra Dean, at sdean@pomfretschool.org.

    Job Description

    Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer for all facilities related activities at Pomfret School, the Director of Facilities Services is an integral team member in the Pomfret School community.

    Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

    • Monitoring the condition of all 64 school buildings and 500 acres to set the standard for maintenance and repair
    • Serving as Administration Representative on the Facilities Committee of the Board of Trustees
    • Managing the maintenance department staff of approximately 25 persons including clerical, carpenters, housekeepers, groundskeepers, mechanical personnel, painters, utility workers and security personnel
    • Establishing and monitoring facilities department budget including Operating, Major Repair, and Capital Funds
    • Managing maintenance activities to insure compliance with school safety programs, environmental management systems, asbestos management program (AHERA), lead paint regulations, and right to know code/life safety requirements; including adherence with all permits, approvals, and licenses
    • Managing operation of school sewer system in accordance with regulatory compliance standards
    • Managing operation of school water system in accordance with State of Connecticut standards and annual testing requirements
    • Identifying Capital Projects and draft/maintain the PPRSSM list for accomplishment of deferred maintenance and new projects
    • Annually identifying, budgeting, scheduling and overseeing all major repair work
    • Serving as a school contact with architects for development and planning of new construction
    • Budgeting, scheduling and overseeing all contracted repair work and services
    • Participating in budget and scheduling process while providing oversight of all in-house repair work
    • Budgeting and overseeing all purchasing including oil, gas, major equipment, housekeeping and maintenance supplies
    • Managing the purchase and maintenance of the fleet of school vehicles
    • Overseeing key, lock, and security systems for the school
    • Having overall responsibility for the School’s carbon footprint, energy management, and sustainability programs
    • Utilizing technology to remain current in the management of tasks and responsibilities
    • Maintaining communications with Town, State, and Federal agencies
    • Maintaining high moral and safe working conditions within the maintenance department
    Essential Physical Requirements:

    • Extensive amount of walking around campus and through buildings, climbing stairs, and driving
    • The ability to lift and carry objects will be necessary on occasion 
    Minimum Requirements:

    • Extensive experience in facilities in a supervisory capacity
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Thorough working knowledge of trades, project management, and scheduling. 
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, including all forms of communication and the ability to negotiate terms on behalf of the School


SPHERE is a consortium of eleven Hartford-area independent schools committed to broadening diversity of our student bodies, administration, faculty and staff. All educators are invited to attend a diversity hiring fair hosted by our Deans of Faculty and Directors of Diversity. Candidates of color are strongly encouraged to attend.

POMFRET SCHOOL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, handicap or veteran status. Applicants for teaching positions must submit official transcripts of all academic work and three letters of recommendation, interview on campus, and acquire a Public Service License.


Candidates should have the following qualifications:
• A Bachelor’s degree (or higher; the foreign equivalent is acceptable) in the discipline, education, or a closely related field
• A minimum of one year of teaching experience at the high school level
• Commitment to the 24/7 essence of life at a boarding school
• Genuine appreciation of and commitment to working with adolescents
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Commitment to one’s own professional growth
Interested candidates should send the following to hiring@pomfretschool.org:
• A letter summarizing your reasons for wanting to teach at Pomfret School.
• Three letters of recommendation accompanied by the telephone numbers of the writers.
• A current resume, college and (if applicable) graduate school transcript.
(You may download our application form here.
Finalists for all positions are required to spend a day on campus meeting with faculty and administrators, attending classes, and all-school gatherings.

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Pomfret School cultivates a healthy interdependence of mind, body, and spirit in its students as it prepares them for college and to lead and learn in a diverse and increasingly interconnected society.

Pomfret School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, handicap, gender, sexual orientation, age, or national origin in the administration of its education policies, admissions policies, financial aid, or other programs administered by the School.