Employment Opportunities at HCCPS

The Hilltown Cooperative Charter Public School was founded in 1995 as a Massachusetts Public Charter School.
Our mission is:

  • To engage young people in a school which uses experiential, hands-on activities, the arts, and interdisciplinary studies, to foster critical thinking skills and a joy of learning.
  • To sustain a cooperative, intimate community of students, staff, families and local community members which guides and supports the school and its educational program.
  • To cultivate children’s individual voices and a shared respect for each other, our community, and the world around us.

Open Postings:

Special Postings:


Physical Education Teacher

The Hilltown Cooperative Charter Public School, an innovative K-8 public school, seeks a dynamic Physical Education teacher. This is a part-time, benefited position beginning January 2. This is a long-term substitute position with potential for permanent work. Areas of responsibility include planning and teaching twelve classes per week, supervising some lunch and recess periods, and coaching a co-ed 5-8 Ultimate Frisbee team. Bachelor’s degree and related experience are required. Please send letter of inquiry and resume to Lara Ramsey, Director of Teaching and Learning, at lramsey@hilltowncharter.com.


Special Education Teaching Assistant

The Hilltown Cooperative Charter Public School, an innovative K-8 public school, seeks a Special Education Teaching Assistant to support students in 7th and 8th grade. This is a full or part-time, benefited position beginning January 2. Areas of responsibility include working with students (individually and in small groups) during instructional periods, supervising some lunch and recess periods, and participating in a recreational after-school program. Bachelor’s degree and related experience are required.Please send letter of inquiry and resume to Lara Ramsey, Director of Teaching and Learning, at lramsey@hilltowncharter.com.


General Employment Inquiries

If none of the open postings suits your skills but you are still interested in submitting a general inquiry for future consideration, please submit a resume and letter of interest to hiring@hilltowncharter.org.


Hilltown Teaching Fellowhship

The Hilltown Teaching Fellowship is a two-year program offered by Smith College and the Hilltown Cooperative Charter Public school that offers an intensive internship in multi-grade classrooms, Kindergarten through Grade Eight. In unique and select instances, a one year internship may be available.

Teaching Fellows work the full school year with the supervising teacher (192 days),
performing essential functions and working the hours of a teacher, provided they do not
conflict with the required course load at Smith College. Daily work hours are generally 8
am-4 pm, with occasional meetings past 4 pm.

Teaching Fellows assist the classroom teacher and other staff in facilitating the creation
of a respectful, safe, and nurturing classroom environment. Fellows plan and facilitate
lessons in all curricular areas on a weekly basis. They work individually with assigned
students and with small groups on activities planned by the special education and
classroom teachers. Fellows develop and maintain good working relationships with
families of classroom students, participate in professional development activities and
staff meetings, and provide observational feedback on student performance/behavior to
teachers.

Teaching Fellows manage the whole class when needs arise taking the teacher away from
the class. They prepare materials needed for lessons as assigned by the classroom
teacher, perform classroom clerical duties including correcting and documenting student
work, and supervise and monitor students during lunch and recess as assigned.

Hilltown Teaching Fellows will serve their first year in a mixed-age classroom, and their
second year in a different mixed-age classroom. Fellows will leave the program with
teaching experience at four different grade levels. The Fellowship pays a $10,000 annual
stipend.

  • Hilltown Teaching Fellowship printable program description (pdf)

  • Hilltown Cooperative Charter Public School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.