middle schooler laughing with teacher


teacher chopping wood with middle schoolers

We are currently accepting applications for the following openings on a rolling basis:







If you are interested in applying for our current year or for the 2023-24 school year or want to learn more about the position, please send a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to hiring@arthurmorganschool.org. Please read the below information carefully before applying.

What it Means to Work at AMS

AMS is a staff-run school, without a director or headmaster. This means all the work of the school–including teaching, houseparenting, janitorial, maintenance, administrative, and financial management–is shared by the staff. Individuals interested in joining our staff should be enthusiastic to work within the following structures:

  • consensus decision-making and non-violent resolution of conflict
  • simple living
  • family style living with adolescents
  • equal modest salary for all staff members, regardless of experience or amount of time employed
  • intense work schedules usually working sixty or more hours per week
  • frequent switching of professional responsibilities throughout the day and also from year to year
  • extensive work periods with minimal breaks punctuated by extended time off

Working at AMS also has several perks:

  • housing throughout the entire year
  • partial board, including all utilities
  • access to community resources and studio spaces
  • use of the school’s 100 acres of farm and wilderness
  • proximity to the Appalachian Mountains and Blue Ridge Parkway

Types of Work We Do

During their time at AMS staff will take on a wide variety of responsibilities, depending on their skills and experience. Work opportunities include:

  • house parenting with other staff members
  • teaching language arts, math, Spanish, social studies, science, or art classes
  • cooking meals for over 40 people
  • leading work projects
  • teaching elective courses
  • leading outdoor trips
  • working in the garden
  • performing maintenance
  • planning special events
  • academic or social advising

staff members talking

Feeling Ownership

As staff continue working at AMS and become familiar with our philosophies and structures, it is natural for them to take on a larger sense of responsibility toward the long term success of the school.  As coordinators, these staff are able to work within AMS’s consensus model to set policies and oversee specialized areas of our daily operations. Coordinatorships include:

  • Maintenance
  • Academic
  • Finance
  • Development
  • Admissions
  • Recruitment
  • Outdoor
  • Kitchen
  • Garden
  • Farm/Livestock
  • Technology

If you are interested in applying for the next school year or to send information for future consideration or want to learn more about the positions, please send a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to hiring@arthurmorganschool.org.