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Join our team

If you’re looking for a chance to change the world for children and young adults with multiple disabilities and visual impairments, Perkins School for the Blind has opportunities for you.

We’re looking for energetic and talented individuals committed to helping people 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.

Check out our job openings, including entry-level teaching assistant positions, to learn more about our benefits and workplace culture.

Who we are

At Perkins School for the Blind, we believe that every single employee has the power to make a difference in the life of a child or young adult who is blind or visually impaired. We value diversity in our staff, because our community is stronger when unique ideas and perspectives are shared. We build accessibility into every aspect of our work environment, giving talented employees of all backgrounds an opportunity to shine.

We value hard work, creativity and passion, and truly believe that the success of each employee leads to the success of the organization as a whole – that’s why we empower staff members to grow and pursue new opportunities across campus.

Our commitment to our mission of blindness education has never wavered since we opened our doors in 1829. Every day, we build on that tradition to create the best possible programs and services, driven by our dedicated employees.

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Our Core Values

While the world has changed since Perkins’ founding, our fundamental beliefs have remained constant. Our Core Values guide and inspire our work every day.

  • Excellence in Education: We pursue excellence and innovation to enable all students to reach their full potential.
  • Tradition: We look to our legacy to inform our future.
  • Empowerment: We work to ensure that every person has the opportunity to make their voice heard.
  • Integrity: We behave in a way that is honest and principled.
  • Accessibility: We strive to be a model of accessibility in our actions and attitudes, fostering and advocating for an environment of inclusion.

Our Benefits

At Perkins School for the Blind, we’re committed to helping every employee thrive – and that’s why we offer excellent benefits. We’ve got the essentials covered, starting with competitive salaries, numerous opportunities for career growth – including tuition reimbursement – and excellent health, dental and vision insurance. And we have all sorts of perks, including yoga and kickboxing classes, wellness reimbursements, campus-wide festivals with food and games, discounts at local businesses, on-campus massages and free American Sign Language classes.

Here is a summary of benefits currently available at Perkins. All benefits are subject to change.

  • Medical Coverage
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Personal Days
  • Vacation
  • Perkins Retirement Plan: 401(a)
  • Tax Sheltered Annuity: 403(b)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Tuition Remission
  • Flexible Spending Plan, Medical
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Plan
  • Credit Union
  • Wellness Program
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Contact us

If you have questions or would like additional information about our careers, please contact Recruiter@Perkins.org or call 617-972-7210.