Current Openings & Application

The faculty and staff at VMS possess a wide range of experience and talents unified by an unsurpassed commitment to teaching and nurturing emotional growth. In and out of the classroom, as a member of our community you will be asked to contribute as a mentor, coach, tutor, and guide as well as other roles that emerge. You’ll work with peers who are smart, energetic, positive, motivated, and always involved. At the end of the day, you won’t be counting the minutes remaining but wishing you had time to accomplish more. It’s also likely that at the end of the day you might skin up Vail Mountain with your colleagues or go on a sunset mountain bike ride on nearby trails.

Vail Mountain School has the following opportunities available to help us fulfill our mission in and out of the classroom. Please scroll down or click the links below to jump ahead. To apply, please email your resume and a letter of interest to

2017-18 Student Support Services Fellowship

The Vail Mountain School Fellowship Program is designed for energetic, charismatic, and multi-talented individuals interested in working in the field of independent school education.  The program provides hands-on experience, training, and mentoring to prepare fellows for careers in K-12 independent schools.  Applicants need to have completed an undergraduate or graduate degree program, be eager to learn and able to collaborate in a variety of settings with a variety of constituents. The 2017/18 Student Support Services Fellow must have interest and experience working with students with dyslexia.  The position will involve working primarily with one Upper School student with dyslexia. Additional Student Support Services responsibilities will be assigned as scheduling permits.

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6th Grade Humanities

(2017-18 Start)
Vail Mountain School seeks an engaging, experienced 6th grade Humanities teacher. The ideal candidate will have experience teaching in an independent school setting with a demonstrated commitment to student-centered learning. Experience teaching ancient civilizations and familiarity with the Lucy Calkins writing curriculum preferred. The ability to connect with and communicate well with students, colleagues and parents is critical. Candidates should have an interest in and experience with outdoor education such as hut trips, alpine skiing, hiking, etc. Enthusiasm about being a part of the VMS community is a must. Preferred qualifications: three years of teaching experience; master’s degree.

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About VMS

Vail Mountain School is a Kindergarten through 12, co-educational, non-sectarian day school located in the Central Rocky Mountains, 100 miles west of Denver. The school’s primary focus is to provide a rigorous academic setting as preparation for college and for life. Co-curricular programs take full advantage of our location in the resort community of Vail and the White River National Forest. VMS is known for:
  • A robust experiential and global education program
  • The rigor of a high quality college preparatory curriculum combined with a rapport driven environment that inspires character development
  • An unparalleled collaborative relationship with our community and our mountain environment
  • The flexibility to support our athletes, thespians, musicians, artists, and diverse learners, in and outside of school
VMS values these qualities in great teachers:
  • Ability to plan and implement creative, challenging, hands-on, and engaging lessons.
  • Knowledge of effective techniques for classroom management leadership, communication, and diplomacy with parents and colleagues.
  • Demonstrated ability to build a supportive and positive learning environment.
  • Knowledge of current teaching methodologies, strategies, and research.
  • Knowledge of effective use of technology in the classroom.
  • Knowledge of differentiation and engagement strategies that support a communicative approach to teaching.
  • Knowledge of evaluation and assessment of student progress.

We are an equal opportunity employer and make all employment decisions, including those related to recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, and recognition of individuals on the basis of their ability and job related qualifications and without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other classification proscribed under applicable federal, state, or local law.