At Perkins, people make the difference.
If you’re looking for a chance to change the world for children and young adults who are blind, deafblind or visually impaired, Perkins School for the Blind has opportunities for you. At Perkins, we’re looking for energetic and talented individuals committed to helping students reach their full potential. Our work begins with students on our campus in Watertown, Massachusetts, but spans the globe with partnerships that help the world’s most vulnerable children.
Learn more about our benefits, workplace culture and job openings, including entry-level teaching assistant positions.
Become a Teaching Assistant
Nothing is more rewarding than seeing a student’s progress, whether it’s signing a question for the first time, trying a new sport or composing a heartfelt essay for English class.
“I’ve been working with youth for a long time. I started as a TA in the Secondary Program. I always really enjoyed helping out in the gym and with the sports teams. When I saw this job opening, I was like, ‘You know what? This might be up my alley.’ Now I’m in my 11th year at Perkins.”
Bobby Vasquez, Aquatic Coordinator
“At Perkins, the therapists and nurses and teachers all work really closely to get a really good picture of the kids here. I work with the most amazing and dedicated people. Everyone’s here because they love their jobs and they love the kids.”
Kami Guthrie, Deafblind Program Nurse
“After serving as an awake overnight staffer and assistant houseparent, I became coordinator. As a team, we help our students deal with day-to- day challenges. For me, the reward is seeing them so proud of themselves. That really says it all.”
Marcia Moore, Coordinator of Residential Living
Perkins lifts up families of children with visual impairments—but it’s about so much more than being a service provider.
What I do: Coordinator of the Grousbeck Student Technology Center HuyenTran Vo shares her passion for engaging every Perkins student.
Martha Majors has taught at Perkins for 45 years.