Chatham Hall offers a warm and collegial atmosphere for teaching professionals, administrators, and staff. We are a community of rich traditions focused on contributing to helping students step into their power and illuminate their worlds.

Chatham Hall seeks energetic faculty and staff who are passionate about working with students and helping them to develop as learners. We work in a dynamic setting with colleagues who strive to provide the best student experience possible.

For many faculty members, Chatham Hall is not just a school or job, but also a home. With 93% of students living on campus, the majority of faculty do the same to support our 24-hour community and take advantage of the benefits of living where you work.

Our students join us from all over the world, and we seek a faculty and staff base to welcome and support them in every facet of their experience. Successful employees contribute to and are committed to diversity and multicultural educational practices, show the ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations, and create an inclusive work environment.

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Faculty Positions

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Staff Positions

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  • Barn Fellow

    Chatham Hall is excited to begin the search for a Barn Fellow to begin July 2023. The Barn Fellow reports directly to the Director of Riding. This is a full-time, 12-month salaried position.
    This position at Chatham Hall is designed to allow for the Fellow to immerse themselves in all the different aspects of a boarding school equestrian program. In addition to work at the stables, the Fellow will gain experience in Student Life through living in a dorm apartment and acting as a dorm advisor. The goal of this program is to provide hands-on work experience for recent college graduates interested in a career in the horse world. 
    • Work side by side with the Barn Manager assisting in their daily duties and gaining experience in equine nutrition, veterinary care, equine health, grooming, pasture maintenance, inventory, and billing
    • Work side by side with the Director of Riding to gain experience in development and fundraising, admissions and recruitment, advertising, communications, outreach, budgeting, and staff management
    • Work side by side with the Assistant Director of Riding to gain experience in building student relationships, horse show management, off-site horse show planning and coaching, contracts and bills of sale, and IEA team management
    • Work side by side with the instructors to gain experience in lesson planning for both mounted and unmounted instruction, exercising and training of School horses, and traveling off property to horse shows
    • Manage the riding program’s social media accounts
    • Assist in the day-to-day operations of Chatham Hall Summer Riding Camps
    • Work with the Office of Student Life as a member of the dorm staff
    Benefits & Additional Information
    Salary and benefits are competitive; housing and meals are provided.  
    Review the full job description and apply by sending a resume, cover letter, and list of references to Director of Riding Ally Doyon.
  • Barn Manager

    Chatham Hall is excited to begin the search for a Barn Manager to begin July 2023. The Barn Manager reports directly to the Director of Riding. This is a full-time, 12-month salaried position that oversees four barn staff members.
    • Daily care of roughly 35-40 School and privately owned horses
    • Oversight and support of Barn Staff in managing daily tasks 
    • Oversight of tack/grooming supplies
    • Ordering of general supplies
    • Pasture care 
    • Farrier scheduling and billing
    • Veterinarian scheduling
    • Inventory oversight and regular ordering of hay, alfalfa, grain, supplements, and shavings, and proper billing for these items
    • Coordinate billing for all boarded horses 
    Qualifications & Experience
    • 3-5 years experience working in similar position preferred
    • Associate’s or bachelor’s degree in relevant field preferred
    • Competent in driving farm equipment including trucks, tractors, and trailers (both gooseneck and bumper pull)
    • Good communication skills
    • Ability to prioritize responsibilities, organize workload, and respond promptly to urgent situations
    • Ability to lift 50+ pounds
    Salary and benefits are competitive; housing and meals are provided. 
    Review the full job description and apply by sending a resume, cover letter, and list of references to Director of Riding Ally Doyon at
  • Drivers

    Chatham Hall seeks excellent part-time drivers to transport students and faculty in a School-owned minivan, 14-passenger bus, or 11-passenger Sprinter. No CDL required. May include travel to sporting events, local appointments, and airports. Must clear background check and drug screenings.

    Please contact Trasportation Coordinator Jackie Kisthardt at or 434.432.5431 to apply.
  • Security Officer

    Chatham Hall is seeking a full-time Security Officer to join our team. Campus Security Officers promote lawful behavior and protect the welfare of students, faculty, and staff as a uniformed presence on campus. They perform foot and vehicle patrols on campus to monitor behavior, secure buildings, and property, investigate disturbances, and maintain order during events and enforce regulations. Security Officers monitor the physical safety of campus buildings by locking and unlocking doors, patrolling, or monitoring using surveillance systems, and reporting suspicious behavior. They are also tasked with enforcing traffic and parking regulations when necessary.
    In emergency situations, Security Officers respond to the scene, provide first aid, and alert additional police or emergency personnel as appropriate. They maintain radio communication with other safety personnel and officers on campus, helping to coordinate emergency plans. They also write and submit incident reports to supervisors or law enforcement agencies as appropriate. Other duties may include monitoring alarm systems and responding to alerts, training additional security officers, serving as crowd control at special events, and fueling all School vehicles as needed.
    Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
    Must be able to interact with people of various ages, races, and national origins. Must be able to use a two-way communication system in the performance of daily duties. General knowledge of procedures and regulations concerning after hours use of school facilities. General knowledge of school buildings. Must possess a valid driver’s license. On-the-job training will be offered for most requirements.
    • Be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.
    • Obtained a High School Diploma or General Education Development Certificate. Be at least 21 years of age.
    • Demonstrated ability to utilize a computer using current software programs and telecommunications equipment including fire alarm systems, security alarm systems, video surveillance system, and other security equipment.
    • Preferred: Have extensive knowledge/experience in the security field.
    • Preferred: Unarmed Security Officer license obtained through the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice. First Aid, CPR, and AED certification
    To apply, please review the full job description and send your most recent resume to Director of Safety & Security Cierra Fitzgerald.

For Applicants

Chatham Hall offers a competitive benefits package for full-time faculty and staff, including:
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • Medical & Dental insurance
  • Vacation, Sick, & Personal time
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Supplemental Insurance Policies
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • Tuition Remission (for eligible children of employees to attend Chatham Hall)
  • Housing Benefit (applicable to certain positions)
  • Free Meals from the Dining Hall (while School is in session)

Application Process
If selected, those applying for faculty positions can expect to receive an email from the Dean of Academics expressing interest in continuing the process. Candidates will have an initial Zoom interview with the dean followed by a robust set of interviews on campus with faculty, administrators, and students. Additional interviews and visits may be scheduled as needed. Teaching candidates may be asked to teach a class.

Those applying for staff positions can expect to participate in a phone interview followed by an in-person interview if selected as a finalist for the position.

Living in the Region
The Town of Chatham is quaint, warm, and small, boasting 1,300 residents and the friendliness of its citizens. Chatham Hall faculty and students alike enjoy walking to Main St. for a coffee, meal, or shopping excursion. Uniquely positioned, Chatham enjoys close proximity to Charlottesville, Lynchburg, Roanoke, the Raleigh/Durham Research Triangle, and Greensboro. Check out our Visit, Stay, & Explore page to learn more about the area.

Many faculty members are able to live on campus or locally in housing provided by the School. For those looking to put down roots, the affordable housing market in the area offers opportunities to buy. Come enjoy beautiful southwest Virginia!

800 Chatham Hall Circle  •  Chatham, VA 24531
+1 434.432.2941  •
Day and boarding school for girls grades 9 -12 in the Episcopal tradition.

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