Employment Opportunities

Poughkeepsie Day School employs a diverse, talented, and enthusiastic faculty, administration, and staff. Job openings are posted as they become available.

We are currently hiring for the following position:

  • Part-Time After School Program Instructor

Full description can be found below.

How to Apply

To express interest in posted positions and future employment* at PDS, please email a resume and cover letter to jobs@poughkeepsieday.org

*Note: If you choose to submit an unsolicited resume in anticipation of a position becoming available it will be kept on file for one year only.


Part-Time After School Program Instructor

Poughkeepsie Day School (PDS) is a progressive, coeducational, PreK–Grade 12 school. PDS distinguishes itself from other Hudson Valley independent schools by a commitment to a highly differentiated and interdisciplinary curriculum that is catered to each and every student. The school is committed to building a diverse and equitable community, based on inclusivity, accountability, and mutual respect.

Poughkeepsie Day School’s after-school program includes a mixed-age (PreK – Grade 6) group of students from our school and others in the area. Students engage in a variety of activities, including arts and crafts, dance, and playtime outside on our playground.

The hours for this position are Monday through Friday, 2:45 pm to 5:45 pm; the program begins at 3:00pm and students are picked up by 5:30pm. This is a part-time position running daily when school is in session.

Along with a genuine interest and delight in the well-being and happiness of children, responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Leading after school enrichment classes, leading crafts, and baking projects
  • Supervising playgroups indoors and outdoors
  • Setting up and cleaning up
  • Motivating students and providing behavior management
  • Tending to administrative responsibilities as they arise
  • Monitoring the playground while outside

The after-school instructor incorporates their interests into the development of an engaging program. For this reason, the ideal candidate will have musical ability, theater experience, an interest in dance, athletic skills, or practice in any of the visual arts.

Poughkeepsie Day School strives to have its faculty, administration, and student body reflect the diversity of the society in which we live. PDS is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of our school’s mission and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference. Poughkeepsie Day School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for the position.