• Full Time
  • San Francisco
  • This position has been filled

The Bay School of SF

Job announcement: Academic and Athletic Program Intern

Reports to: Dean of Academics and Innovation

Status: Full-time (100%), non exempt, 10 month, non-renewable

Start date: July 2022

Located in the Presidio of San Francisco, The Bay School is an independent, college-preparatory high school committed to providing its students with a challenging, innovative curriculum and a collaborative, supportive community. Our staff and faculty members (“staffulty”) foster and model curiosity, critical thinking, intentionality, open dialogue, and good humor as well as a commitment to equity and inclusion within Bay and beyond. Bay students have been described as engaged and thoughtful self-advocates who value community and courage. Please visit our precepts and academics pages to learn more about our school.

The Bay School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to having a staffulty and student body that reflect the diversity of the Bay Area. We strongly encourage those with a demonstrated dedication to social justice, collaboration, innovation and student-centered education to apply. We encourage BIPOC candidates to apply.

As of this posting, The Bay School is conducting school in-person. All Bay School employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with an approved vaccine prior to starting work unless exempted from an immunization in accordance with law, and provide documentation confirming such immunization and/or exemption.

We do not sponsor work visas.

Overview: The Bay School offers a paid internship for an individual who has an interest in working in an independent school but is not yet sure in what area/department. This internship focuses on both academics and student life, including athletics. The intern must be willing to support a variety of school needs. In the 22-23 academic year, this includes supporting the following programs: academic, athletic and, to a smaller extent, student life(see below for examples).  The intern will also receive exposure to classroom teaching by serving as a Teacher’s Assistant (TA) in a core course, engaging with the course team and observing them teach. In their capacity as a TA, the intern will not be the instructor of record but will have the opportunity to teach portions of the class/course under the supervision of a Bay teacher. The intern will also be assigned a mentor.

The intern’s responsibilities will be determined weekly by the Academic Office in consultation with the Director of Athletics. Within the intern’s schedule, priority will be given to the athletic and academic support roles which, at times, may limit the hours available for the TA role.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Academic Support:

  • Act as the primary person for same-day sub coverages (up to 4 classes per week).
  • Act as a “flex” monitor twice per week for a 60min period.
  • Support the science department with lab and lab equipment management.
  • Approximately 10 hours per week


  • Attend coaches’ beginning of season trainings (mid-August)
  • Monitor attendance for activity classes on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and/or work home games (i.e. set up for the game, act as the scorer for the game and clean up after the game).
  • Transport athletes to/from athletic events by driving school vans or chaperoning teams on chartered buses as needed.
  • Provide sub coverage for activities instructors and coaches as needed.
  • Assist with Sports Nights/Senior Nights or other events as needed.
  • Meet with the Director of Athletics weekly to review performance/departmental needs.
  • Support the athletic department with uniform and equipment management.
  • Approximately 15 hours per week

Teacher’s Assistant:

  • Attend course team meetings throughout the week for the designated core course each semester.
  • Attend at least 2 classes of the core course per week. Observe lead teacher, focusing on pedagogical approaches, classroom management techniques and student interactions.
  • Coordinate with teachers (of classes beyond the core course assigned) to schedule classroom observations in order to experience teaching in a variety of disciplines (a minimum of one observation per month).
  • Offer tutorial in the core course during tutorial periods (schedule TBD).
  • Attend Teaching Seminars when not committed to another after school activity.
  • Meet with mentor and Assistant Dean or Dean of Academic and Innovation each once per month to debrief/review takeaways/ask questions regarding teaching.
  • Approximately 15 hours per week

Other Responsibilities (to be determined with supervisor):

  • Support student life office when needed with chaperone duties, transportation and/or overnight events.
  • Serve as a club leader
  • Serve on committees
  • Act as an admissions interviewer
  • Serve as a co-advisor

Required qualifications:

  • Must be able to life #50lbs
  • Must have a clear CADL
  • Must have a clear LiveScan
  • Must successfully complete the following trainings: CPR, Mandated Reporter, Sexual Harassment

Candidate Qualifications:  The ideal Intern candidate:

  • Finds resonance with The Bay School mission, philosophy and precepts;
  • Possesses a Bachelor’s degree in a subject related to the core course;
  • Has worked with high school students in some capacity (e.g as teacher, tutor, coach or camp counselor);
  • Is seriously considered the teaching profession and wants to explore a skill set that will prepare them for teaching at the secondary school level, particularly in an independent school;
  • Brings a diversity of teaching and life experience;
  • Has demonstrated experience in working collaboratively and sees collaboration as a means to improvement and growth;
  • Is dedicated to anti-bias, anti-racism, and equity work and working to understand both culturally responsive pedagogy and the social justice dimensions of education;
  • Is committed to on-going feedback and professional growth;
  • Demonstrates a passion for subject matter as well as for teaching and learning;
  • Enjoys working with and inspiring high school learners in all areas of school life.

The school offers a salary commensurate with expertise and experience as well as a strong benefits package.

Please review our website (www.bayschoolsf.org) to familiarize yourself with our school and our community. If interested in the position, please send all of the items below to jobs@bayschoolsf.org, subject line: Intern22.

1. Cover letter describing your interest in the position.
2. Resume/C.V.
3. A list of references–minimum of 3, including a current supervisor and at least one colleague.