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The Town School offers its teachers highly competitive salaries and benefits, a collegial and supportive work environment, and significant support for professional development. We seek teachers 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. The Town School is an equal opportunity employer.

Town Faculty/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 Tony Featherston, Head of School at employment@townschool.org.

Employment Opportunities for 2018-19

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

Math Specialist, Grades 5 – 8

Math Specialist, Grades 5 – 8

The Town School seeks an experienced middle school educator for the Math Specialist for Grades 5 - 8 position for the 2018-19 school year.  
 
The math specialist will work in partnership with the Nursery through Lower School math specialist and will work with guidance and student support teams. The position requires a background in math as well as experience with curriculum development and an understanding of how students learn math. The specialist will oversee curriculum and work with Upper School math teachers to help implement curriculum to meet the needs to all students. 

Qualifications include:
  • a Master’s degree in math education/leadership
  • 5 years of experience as a math teacher, specialist, or curriculum developer. 
  • being knowledge about math learning and instruction at the grade 5 – 8 level
  • excellent communication skills with both students and teachers as well as various constituencies
  • experience with TERC Investigations and Connected Math Project 3 are a plus.
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 Andrea DeJesus at employment@townschool.org.  No phone calls please.

Business Office Associate

Business Office Associate

This is a full-time, annual non-exempt position with competitive salary and generous benefit package, including more than six weeks paid time off. The Business Office Associate assists the business office team and reports to the Controller.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Cash Receipts:

    • Receive & code all incoming funds 

    • Process bank deposits

  • Assist Faculty & Staff with ordering classroom & office supplies

  • NYS DOE reimbursement processing

  • Filing of accounts payable invoices

  • Assist with billing systems

  • Payroll and benefits reconciliations

  • Provide payroll and benefits processing support to the Controller and the Finance Manager 

  • Maintain personnel files

  • Record and reconcile petty cash

  • Assist with annual audit preparation as necessary

  • Assist with meeting preparation

  • Special projects and clerical duties as needed

Qualifications:
  • Minimum 2 years experience in a finance environment

  • Strong Microsoft Office skills, especially Excel & Word

  • Experience with Blackbaud/Financial Edge and ADP a plus

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Highly organized and efficient

  • Discretion with sensitive / confidential matters 

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred or equivalent experience


Maternity Leave Music Teacher for Grades Nursery 3 - 1st & 4th, 9/2/18 – 11/2/18

Maternity Leave Music Teacher

For Grades Nursery 3 - 1st and 4th for September 2 – November 2 for the 2018 – 2019 school year.

This position involves teaching all general music classes in Grades Nursery – 1st Grade and 4th Grade. Directing a vocal performance at one All School Assembly in October will also occur.  

Requirements:

A Bachelor’s degree in music, some teaching experience and the ability to play piano are required.  

To Apply:

Interested applicants can send resumes to omuskin@townschool.org.

Health Educator for Grades 5 - 8

Health Educator for Grades 5 - 8

We are seeking an experienced health educator to teach grades 5 through 8 the following topics: puberty, decision making, healthy relationships, gender development, sexual health and protection and consent.

Primary Responsibilities:

Teaching health classes from middle of November - end of February:  grade 5 for 6 classes; grade 6 for 6 classes; grade 7 for 6 classes; grade 8 for 6 classes.

Qualifications:
  • Teaching experience specifically with middle school students, parents and faculty.
  • Access to age appropriate materials and resources to enhance our curriculum as well as a background in equity and diversity pedagogy.
  • Experience in the independent school setting who will collaborate with the Assistant Head of Upper School on curriculum and schedule.
     
To apply:  

Send a resume, letter of interest, and the names and contact information of three professional references to Andrea DeJesus, Head of Upper School at employment@townschool.org. No phone calls please.
 

Art Intern/Assistant, Kindergarten

Art Assistant / Intern for Kindergarten Classes

The part-time art intern/assistant to support the teaching of four 40-minute Kindergarten classes of 12 children each beginning September 2018.  Hours will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursdays.  Interested candidates should possess an art degree or be in the process of earning a degree in art.  Familiarity with clay is preferred as well as experience in working with young children. 


Responsibilities:

The part-time art intern/assistant will work alongside the Head Kindergarten through 4th Grade Art teacher.  The intern/assistant will work on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Responsibilities include supporting the teaching of four 40 minute Kindergarten art classes of 12 children each as follows:  

  • Preparation of various materials including clay
  • In class help
  • Clean-up
  • File Management
  • Displaying art work
  • Additional responsibilities include:
  • Assisting in class facilitation of projects
  • Management of various materials including printing, painting, weaving, clay, kiln emptying Helping with creation/installation of play scenery 
  • Installing and maintain displays throughout the school 
  • Setting up the Annual Art Exhibit in September

 

Qualifications:
  • Candidates should possess:
  • Arts degree or in the process of earning a degree
  • Familiarity with teaching kindergarten aged children
  • Personal experience in facilitating studio art/design thinking/problem solving 
  • Good organizational and communication/interpersonal skills.
  • Basic computing skills for making signs and display documentation.
  • Photo and movie editing a plus.
  • Flexibility, enthusiasm, and initiative.
To apply:

Interested candidates should their resume to omuskin@townschool.org.

Contact

540 East 76th Street
New York 10021
p 212-288-4383
f 212-988-5846
info@townschool.org