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"I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has had to overcome while trying to succeed."
—Booker T. Washington, 1901

Seeking expertise, commitment and compassion

A man reads a Perkins Panda Book with a young boy.
All the difference in the world.

At Perkins, we are always in search of energetic and talented individuals committed to helping children and adults who are blind, deafblind or visually impaired with or without other disabilities. Our work begins with our students on our campus in Watertown, Massachusetts, but spans the globe with outreach efforts in 63 countries, many of which are in the developing world. We provide education and services that help build productive, meaningful lives for the visually impaired of all ages, from infants to the elderly.

Perkins embraces diversity in ability, thought, culture and belief. We provide equal education and employment opportunities. We value the unique talents and contributions of all our students and staff.

A history of excellence

Since 1829, Perkins staff has been made up of people determined to change the world for children who are visually impaired—people who were not satisfied with the limitations that existed but who saw the possibilities of what could be. Our efforts are now international and also aid the ever-growing population of elders facing visual impairment or blindness. Now more than ever we must continue to act with a determination to better the world.

Today, Perkins' staff of 700 showcases a diverse set of skills. We employ educators, occupational and physical therapists, teaching assistants, nurses, fundraisers, engineers, IT staff, administrators, grounds keepers, consultants, assistive technology specialists, and grant writers, just to name a few.

Join the Perkins family

This is an exciting time to be at Perkins. We are increasing both community outreach and our positions on campus to respond to the growing demand for services for the visually impaired. We seek to provide excellent benefits to a diverse staff and are committed to helping people grow their careers. Perkins offers competitive salaries and employee benefits that include health and dental insurance, a wellness initiative, and tuition reimbursement. Perkins also offers a variety of internships and volunteer opportunities.

View our current job postings and apply online today!

About Human Resources

The goal of the Perkins Human Resources department is to seek the people who can enable our vast mission. We continually advise our employees to help them find rewarding career paths while creating a workplace environment enriched by the contributions of people from culturally and socially diverse backgrounds including those with disabilities. Diversity is our strength, and we celebrate an all-inclusive educational community.

Perkins is an accredited member of the New England Association of Independent Schools and licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Education, the Department of Public Health, and by the Commonwealth's Department of Early Education and Care.

Applicants from a multicultural background who are bilingual and/or have life experiences are encouraged to apply.

Contact Us:

Mailing Address:

Human Resources
175 North Beacon Street
Watertown, Massachusetts 02472
Fax: 617-972-7635

View our current job postings and apply online today!