Job Openings

The Eliot School inspires lifelong learning in craftsmanship and creativity for all. Celebrating skills and imagination, we encourage our students to create using head, hands and heart. We believe everyone deserves access to excellent art education and the opportunity to make things by hand. Over 3,000 students learn from us each year: half in our schoolhouse, and half through our partnerships with Boston’s public schools, libraries, housing developments and community centers. 

The Eliot School is an Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a diverse workplace that is welcoming to all.

Current Openings:

+ Bookkeeper (P/T)
+ Visual Arts Teaching Assistant (P/T)
+ Woodworking Teaching Assistant (P/T)


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  • Reconcile all accounts monthly via QuickBooks Online, and set aside for Treasurer’s review: bank accounts, investment account, credit card account.
  • Collect time sheets from teachers and staff. Submit hours, wages, sick time through 3rd party payroll service.
  • Set up new employees on payroll and assist with maintaining personnel files according to company policy.
  • Review monthly payroll with Executive Director.
  • Fill out payroll-related forms as needed (unemployment claims, health insurance qualification forms, Dept. of Revenue reporting, etc.).
  • Make General Journal entries as needed.
  • Provide CPA with all necessary documentation for annual audit.
  • Keep files in clean, complete order.
  • Communicate and coordinate with Office Assistant on bookkeeping issues and tasks as needed so that systems, processes and internal controls proceed smoothly and accurately.
  • Work with Executive Director, Treasurer, CPA and/or outside vendors as needed when bookkeeping or accounting issues arise.


Familiarity and experience with bookkeeping and basic accounting principles for non-profit, tax exempt organizations. Familiarity and experience with QuickBooks OnLine, QuickBooks Online Payroll and Excel. Good communication skills. Ability to work independently and with others. Ability to self-regulate and meet monthly deadlines. At least two years relevant experience.

Hours: Flexible, estimated at about 2–3 days per month.

Environment: Flexible, informal, friendly. The Eliot School is an Equal Opportunity employer.

About Us:
The Eliot School inspires lifelong learning in craftsmanship and creativity for all. We offer classes in woodworking and furniture, fashion and fiber arts, book arts and mixed media, drawing, photography and other crafts. Our School Partnership Program sends teachers to classrooms throughout the city, and we teach both adults and children at our schoolhouse in Jamaica Plain. Children's art classes take place after school, on weekends and in our Summer Program for Children. 

To Apply:
Please send resume, cover letter and 3 references (no phone calls, please) to:
Abigail Norman,

Deadline: Rolling, starting February 6, until position is filled.

Visual Arts Teaching Assistant (P/T) • Woodworking Teaching Assistant (P/T)

Download a pdf here.

These positions are for people who want to gain experience in urban public schools providing high quality hands-on learning experiences to mostly high-need students. Commitment varies from substitute positions to once-a-week classes or multiple classes per week, depending on the needs of current partners and aides' availability. We provide professional development opportunities throughout the year in classroom management, literacy, culturally relevant approaches, curriculum development, working with Special Education students and children who have experienced trauma, and other relevant themes.

Qualifications: Experience working with school-age children. Reliability. Good communication skills. Ability to travel to various Boston locations. Visual Arts TAs must have strong visual arts skills. Woodworking TAs must have some woodworking skills and interest in developing those skills. (We can provide some woodworking training.)

Wages: $15/hour

To apply:
Send resume, cover letter and three professional references to Verónica Ramírez Martell, School Partnership Program Coordinator: with “Teaching Assistant Job” in the subject line. We hope for a September start date, but will accept applications on a rolling basis until all positions are filled; spaces occasionally open up during the school year. For job posting purposes, the deadline is listed as December 31, 2016. Please no phone calls.