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Work Exchange

WHAT IS WORK EXCHANGE?

Work Exchange is an important way that High Meadow School maintains socioeconomic diversity as well as enriching our programming and beautifying our facilities. By utilizing work exchange, High Meadow has been able to benefit from the hard work and wide range of talents and expertise held by HMS parents and community members. 

Work Exchange is defined as a parent, guardian or family member providing skilled services to High Meadow and remuneration is received in the form of a credit toward tuition. Compensation is at a non-profit rate and does not necessarily reflect market value. This remuneration is documented at the end of the calendar year as non-employee compensation Form 1099 and submitted to the IRS. 

Opportunities

Academic – Highly skilled parents can serve as teachers or assistant teachers in the Elective programs in technology, performing arts, mathematics, fine art, music, sports, writing, and the sciences. These individuals must be experts in their fields with experience as a classroom teacher.   

  • Academic Electives in the Upper School
  • Performing Art Electives in the Upper School (dance, instrumental, voice)
  • World Languages 
  • Afterschool Enrichment Classes
  • Before care/aftercare/ lunch coverage 
  • Athletics (assistant coaching) 

Student Support Services – Licensed experts to provide medical services for students and professional development sessions for our teachers. Examples include: Nursing Staff, School Counselors and Therapists, Instructional Support Team, Occupational and Vision Therapists, Documenting the Curriculum, Social/Emotional Literacy, Differentiation and Project-Based Learning, Technology, and Language Arts. 

  •  Medical 
  •  Mental Health Services
  •  Professional Development for Staff 
  •  Behavioral specialists

Administrative Support Highly skilled parents can bring their professional expertise to High Meadow through work-exchange in the areas of marketing, development, technology, and public relations. 

  • Communications Support (PR, editing)
  • Data Entry 
  • Technology Support (WordPress/PHP/SIS) 
  • Marketing Support (graphic design/branding, event photography/videography/ SEO) 
  • Development Support (grant writing/research) 
  • Technical theater/ event support (sound, lights, set and costume design)
  • Fundraising
  • Book Audit 
  • Library set-up
  • Filing/ Copying/ General Clerical

Physical Plant – Skilled tradespeople among our parent body can provide architectural, project- management, cabinet-making and carpentry, plumbing, electrical, landscaping, and HVAC services. These are people whose work and reputation are known to the school. High Meadow School complies with state law in only engaging licensed workers with the proper insurance to do any substantive and non-cosmetic work to our facilities. 

  • Grounds (snow, lawn, garden, landscaping) 
  • Garden (planting, weeding, watering)
  • Buildings (Architectural, Carpentry, Plumbing, Electrical, HVAC, cleaning and painting) 

APPLICATION PROCESS 

If an individual is interested in applying for Work Exchange, please answer the following questions and submit paperwork for a criminal background check. Confirmations will be announced mid-February.  A detailed scope of services must be drafted by the applicant and included with this application. An application review and interviews will be conducted by an  Administrative staff member.  Once a scope of work is finalized and tax documentation (W-9)  is submitted, a final agreement will be generated.  Work exchange compensation will be applied to the tuition invoice quarterly or AFTER the completion of the work exchange project .  

What position are you interested in performing as a work exchange applied towards tuition?  

  • What is your availability (hours/weeks) during the academic and non-academic year? 
  • What specific experiences, licenses, or certifications qualifies you for this work? 
  • A detailed proposal of the scope of services/projects.
  • A resume of related experience.