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The Town School offers faculty and staff competitive salaries and benefits, a collegial and supportive work environment, and significant support for professional development. We seek educators who view their work as a calling, who work hard and are dedicated to their students, and who expect to continue to grow as professionals. Our ideal staff members have a flexible, team-oriented approach and a clear understanding of how their work supports the school's mission.

Town Faculty and Staff benefits include (for full time employees)
  • Medical and dental coverage for employees; partial subsidy towards family medical coverage with choice of plan
  • Optional flex spending, 403b plans
  • Pension plan
  • TransitCheks, qualified parking, and computer loan program
  • Long and short term disability and life insurance, plus the option for supplemental insurance at group rates
  • Additional benefits such as discounted health club membership, discounted Verizon personal wireless service for employees, and complimentary lunch
To apply

Unless otherwise noted, applicants for all positions should send a resume, letter of interest, and the names and contact information of three professional references to Douglas Brophy, Head of School at employment@townschool.org.

Resumes and inquiries are welcome at any time; our main hiring season takes place in early Spring for the following school year.

Employment Opportunities
Maintenance Team Member
Security Staff Member
Nursery through 8th Grade Substitute Teacher
Part-time After-School Clubhouse Associate

Maintenance Team Member

The Town School, which serves children from nursery school through eighth grade, is currently seeking to fill the position of Maintenance Team Member for the 2024-2025 school year to assist in the oversight and maintenance of the school’s facilities. This position reports to the school’s Facilities & Security Director and will work closely with the Building Engineer and the entire Team in Blue. The Town School provides both a competitive salary and a robust benefits package. 

The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of the intricacies of maintenance, including the trades. A stand-out candidate will have project management and prior supervisory experience, along with professional certifications. In addition, the ability to collaborate, work within a team, demonstrate a commitment to equity, and interact effectively with multiple departments is a must. 

At Town we ask that all Faculty and Staff are:

  • Committed to promoting and maintaining a collaborative work environment with inclusive decision-making processes
  • Supportive of the Town’s mission and philosophy
  • Able to demonstrate commitment to equity and is visibly supportive of the Town’s Statement on Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity
  • Outstanding professional with characteristics of warmth, empathy, tact, discernment, superb communication and organization skills, high energy, and a good sense of humor

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates working knowledge of custodial duties to ensure a daily clean and safe environment for students, faculty and staff
  • Provide safe and organized storage for supplies, materials, and tools
  • Create, maintain and monitor inventory of materials, supplies, and tools
  • Work in conjunction with the Facilities & Security Director and maintenance staff to plan, schedule, and execute projects
  • Event setup and breakdown
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable codes and standards such as Fire, Building, OSHA, and DOH standards
  • Ensures prompt response to maintenance requests initiated by faculty and staff
  • Snow and other weather event cleanup
  • Ability to perform additional duties as assigned that support the needs of the school
  • Working knowledge of electrical, plumbing, sheetrocking, painting, and woodworking preferred

Basic Responsibilities:

  • Has a working knowledge of policies and procedures relevant to the job function
  • Supports a sustainable workplace
  • Practices good stewardship, ownership, and care in the maintenance of facilities
  • Flexible and enthusiastic regarding change; persistent in overcoming obstacles to change 
  • Demonstrates an ability to think and act independently while exercising good judgment and taking the initiative to solve problems
  • Proposes innovative ideas and methods to improve, expand knowledge and develop professionally

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities/Experience:

  • Valid Driver's License
  • 2-3 years of maintenance staff experience required
  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • Ability to pass a federal background check
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including weekends
  • Ability to work outside in all weather conditions
  • A familiarization with all local, state, and federal regulations governing schools preferred  or the demonstrated ability to acquire such knowledge
  • OSHA 10 Certification preferred
  • Fitness Certificate F01 Fire Guard for Impairment, or must obtain within three months of hire
  • Fitness Certificate F03-04 Indoor/ Outdoor Assembly Safety Personnel, or must obtain within three months of hire 

Physical Demands/Work Environment:

The physical demands and work environment described here represent those that an employee must meet or encounter to successfully perform this job’s essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, handle or feel for objects, tools, or controls, reach with hands and arms, speak, and hear. In addition, this position requires an employee to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee must regularly lift and move up to 50 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds, and occasionally lift over 100 pounds. This job’s specific vision abilities include distance, color, peripheral, and the ability to adjust and focus.

Town aspires to be an equitable and inclusive school community and, therefore, strongly encourages applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences, as well as a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Compensation: $50,000 - $55,000 (position is eligible for over-time) with a generous benefits package

To apply:  Unless otherwise noted, applicants for all positions should send a resume, letter of interest, and the names and contact information of three professional references to Elisa Román at employment@townschool.org. No phone calls, please.

 

 

Security Staff Member

The Town School, which serves children from nursery school through eighth grade, is seeking to fill the position of Security Staff Member. This position reports to the school’s Facilities and Security Director and is responsible for the safety and security of the school’s property, guests, students, faculty, and staff. 

The ideal candidate should understand the logistics associated with emergency response, conflict management, and collaboration with city agencies. The competitive candidate will have demonstrated the ability to cultivate positive relationships with all members of the Town Community. Finally, the ability to collaborate, work within a team, demonstrate a commitment to equity, and interact effectively with multiple departments is a must. 

At Town we ask that all Employees are:

  • Committed to promoting and maintaining a collaborative work environment with inclusive decision-making processes
  • Supportive of Town’s mission and philosophy
  • Able to demonstrate commitment to equity and is visibly supportive of Town’s Statement on Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity
  • Outstanding professional with characteristics of warmth, empathy, tact, discernment, superb communication and organization skills, high energy, and a good sense of humor

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Front Desk/Security Coverage
    • Monitor and assist with the flow of students, families, and visitors entering and leaving the building.
    • Support incoming calls and direct them to the appropriate party
    • Assist with emergency management drills
    • Respond to onsite emergencies and liaise with first responders as needed
    • Assist in the creation and maintenance of ID cards
    • Assist with background checks for new employees as required by the City and State of New York
    • Receive, create, and maintain daily reports 
    • Manage incoming and outgoing mail and packages
  • Student Arrival / Dismissal
    • Aid with directing bus and car traffic for student arrival and dismissal
  • Public Assembly Safety Personnel
    • Pre-event safety inspection ensure clear egress and safety
    • Regular safety  inspection during events to ensure clear egress and safety

Qualifications:

  • Prior Security or site management experience preferred
  • Experience in a school, non-profit, or similar organization is a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends 
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • New York State Security License
  • Fitness Certificate F01 Fire Guard for Impairment 
  • Fitness Certificate F03-04 Indoor/ Outdoor Assembly Safety Personnel 

Compensation: $50,000 - $55,000 (position is eligible for over-time) with a generous benefits package

Town aspires to be an equitable and inclusive school community and, therefore, strongly encourages applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

To apply:  Unless otherwise noted, applicants for all positions should send a resume, letter of interest, and the names and contact information of three professional references to Elisa Román at employment@townschool.org. No phone calls, please.

 

Nursery through 8th Grade Substitute Teacher

The Town School, a Nursery through 8th Grade co-educational school of 320 students on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, seeks substitute teachers on-site on an as-needed basis for the 2024-25 school year. Town embraces high academic and ethical standards for each student, and all members of the community are guided by our school motto, “Let there be joy in learning.” 

Major Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively with co-teacher, grade-level, divisional, and school-wide colleagues
  • Support the academic program by covering classes in a teacher’s absence
  • Differentiate instruction to attend to the needs of individual children
  • Help students transition from one activity to another
  • Communicate effectively with colleagues and administration
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Heads of Nursery-Kindergarten- , Lower-, and Upper School and the Academic Dean

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Experience in a preschool and elementary setting 
  • Experience incorporating technology in support of student learning
  • Passion for teaching young children

Town aspires to be an equitable and inclusive school community and therefore strongly encourages applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences, as well as a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

To apply:  Unless otherwise noted, applicants for all positions should send a resume, letter of interest, and the names and contact information of three professional references to employment@townschool.org. No phone calls please.

Part-time After-School Clubhouse Associate

The Town School is seeking a Clubhouse Associate to serve as an active leader in our after-school program. The person in this role will be part of a team of supervisors facilitating programming such as art projects, story time, board games, outdoor recess, and snacks between 2:00pm and 6:00pm. The Clubhouse Associate will be a reliable part of the auxiliary team, enjoy working with primary-aged children, and is willing and able to support student safety and social-emotional needs during their shift.

At The Town School we:

  • Are committed to promoting and maintaining a collaborative work environment with inclusive decision-making processes
  • Are supportive of Town’s mission and philosophy
  • Are able to demonstrate commitment to equity and is visibly supportive of Town’s Statement on Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise Town Clubhouse students
  • Enforce Clubhouse processes and procedures
  • Support a safe and engaging environment of fun programming
  • Communicate any student conflicts or behavioral issues with the Director each day
  • Support admin paperwork associated with Clubhouse on an as-needed basis.

Qualifications:

  • Experience as a teacher, camp counselor or general working with children aged 4 to 12.
  • At least 18 years of age
  • CPR & First Aid certification is preferred but not required.
  • An outstanding professional with characteristics of warmth, empathy, tact, discernment, superb communication and organization skills, high energy, and a good sense of humor
  • Ability to be cleared to work with children in an education setting by the State of New York

Clubhouse Associate positions are compensated at an hourly rate based on experience: $17-$25/hour. Programming runs Monday through Friday from 2:00-6:00pm. There is schedule flexibility for the right candidate.

Town aspires to be an equitable and inclusive school community and, therefore, strongly encourages applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

To apply: Unless otherwise noted, applicants for all positions should send a resume, letter of interest, and the names and contact information of three professional references to Monica Masterson at employment@townschool.org. No phone calls, please.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Town School is strongly committed to equal employment opportunities for all individuals. The School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, religion or religious practices, color, gender, including gender identity/expression, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, creed, citizenship status, military or veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, prior arrest or conviction record, genetic predisposition, status as a domestic violence or stalking victim, caregiver status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable state, federal, or local laws.