ABOUT Working for IRCSD

The Indian River Central School District in Northern New York is located in a family-oriented community offering excellent public services and recreation to residents of all ages. The town includes attractive residential properties, small businesses and professional office buildings with convenient access to the City of Watertown's cultural, educational and commercial opportunities. Indian River is a cosmopolitan community with people of diverse nationalities, religions and ethnic backgrounds.

The name Indian River Central Schools has become synonymous with quality education, and many of our district's residents choose to live here because of our outstanding educational system. Students, staff, parents and residents are proud of their schools and maintain an active interest and involvement long after their children have grown. This translates into strong, consistent support for budgets and capital projects.

The school district attracts a highly experienced, stable faculty who find the district to be a personally and professionally rewarding place to work. Parents play a special role in all schools as volunteers, as members of the PTSA, and as participants in school committees and decision-making.

Indian River's geography makes it ideal for our school organization, which includes five primary schools in which Kindergarten - 3rd graders enjoy a small school in their own community; three district-wide schools in which all students in each grade attend the same building (An intermediate school, middle school, and high school). All the district's buildings have been renovated or expanded to more adequately meet the needs of an educational program in the 21st century.

Commitment to Diversity:

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are integral to a thriving community of learners. Indian River is deeply committed to empowering students to celebrate diversity, equity, and inclusion as they embark on achieving their full potential for personal development, educational success, and lifelong learning. 

Indian River Central School District seeks candidates for faculty and staff positions that are eager to make Indian River an even more diverse and inclusive district for its students to thrive within. A range of backgrounds and perspectives leads to a variety of ideas, knowledge, and approaches, and we believe that a deep understanding and valuing of differences is necessary to our overall mission.

We are committed to equipping students with knowledge, values, and skills that will enrich their lives and enable them to become responsible, contributing citizens of a changing global community. We seek to foster a community that appreciates the benefits and responsibilities of living in a diverse world.

The Indian River Central School District is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age. Further, the District does not discriminate on the basis of religion or creed, sexual orientation, military status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, criminal arrest or conviction record, or any other basis prohibited by state or federal non-discrimination.

About Watertown:

This metropolitan region is known for its vast selection of family-oriented activities and attractions. This small city in Northern, New York is approximately 70 miles north of Syracuse and 30 miles south of Canada. It is the county seat and largest population center of Jefferson County, inhabited by a little over 111,000. Conveniently located, Watertown is a six-hour drive from New York City, 4 hours from Toronto and 2 hours from Lake Placid.

The CIty of Watertown offers many ways you can spend a day!  Here are a few ideas submitted by our Parks & Recreation department:

1. Visit our historic Thompson Park with plenty of scenic views, children's playground, zoo, golf or just relax and have a picnic.

2. Take a stroll along the River at the Veteran's Memorial Riverwalk near the Center of Town. The Center area is dug up for construction but the area along the river is a nice view, especially if the rafts go by.

3. Take a rafting ride down the Black River from one of the City's 3 rafting companies. Adirondack, Bob's or the Hudson rafting companies.

4. Visit the Alex Duffy Fairgrounds where activities happen by the hour. Collegiate baseball games are played by the Wizard's on the premier baseball field where you can grab a hot dog or a cold one. On July 5th there will be fireworks. The area has other athletic activities you can watch as well or you can go swimming at the public pool. You can also sit near the River to rest and relax. There is also an indoor sports center run by our local YMCA where you can work out or wander in to see if anything is going on there. For example, July 10, 2008, is the Josh Gracin concert at the Arena - he is a Country Western singer that was on American Idol (see www.newzjunky.com for information).

5. On Wednesdays, you can visit Washington Street by City Hall to attend the Farmer's Market which has everything from fresh fruit & vegetables to arts & crafts.

6. The City's library was just refinished and is a wonderful historic building that is now restored to its original beauty with pictures, murals and loads of culture as well as much to read.

7. If you have teens you might want to contact SOZO "a community for students". A wonderful teen center with pool tables, computers and other activities.  They just relocated and offer a nice safe environment for teens.

8. Each year, Thompson Park hosts the Syracuse Symphony concert in the Park on or near the 4th of July. Grab a lawn chair and hear the 1812 overture with fireworks and cannons shooting in the background.

9. Jefferson County Historical Society offers a wonderful blast from the past in a wonderful old mansion from our early settlers. Later on you can visit Watertown's new Chocolate Cottage where you can test some of the best chocolate around.

10. Waterworks and Marble Street Park provide a nice walking trail near the river. The Marble Street Park has a wilderness trail to the river where you can sit and watch the kayakers as they catch the waves. You can also fish nearby from the dock near Route 3.

If you want to venture outside of Watertown there are many things to do. The Thousand Islands; Bolt Castle; Boat Rides in the St. Lawrence River - Alexandria Bay; Sackets Harbor; Old McDonald's Farm - Sackets Harbor; New York State Parks; Winery Tours; buy cheese curd fresh on Mondays and Thursdays; Go-kart racing and miniature golf; Firework displays all over; or fish on Lake Ontario or along the River.

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