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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 Opportunities

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

Seventh and Eighth Grade English and History Teacher

Beginning September, 2023

The Town School is a 110 year-old coeducational Nursery through 8th Grade school on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Town embraces high academic and ethical standards for each student, and our school’s motto, “Let there be joy in learning,” guides all members of the community. We are committed to equity and inclusion, creating a school community where all have a sense of belonging. Town students graduate as well-rounded emerging scholars and citizens who are articulate, resilient, morally responsible, and committed to a path of lifelong learning.

We now seek a new seventh and eighth grade English and History Teacher, effective September 2023. The new appointee will build on our school’s curricular and teaching excellence and collaborate with us on future possibilities. The salary range for this position is $64,000 - $115,000.*

Responsibilities include:

  • Teaching two sections of Seventh grade History (examining the Age of Discovery and Enlightenment, from a Global perspective) and two sections of Eighth grade English (emphasizing literary analysis and expository and persuasive writing, drawing from an inclusive range of literature)
  • Co-leading a Homeroom and serving as an advisor to a group of students in one of the grades
  • Working collaboratively and professionally with subject-area, grade-level, divisional, and school-wide colleagues for curriculum planning, student support, and mentoring
  • Actively partnering with parents and the Upper School Student Support Team to closely monitor and support students’ progress
  • Differentiating instruction to attend to the needs of individual students
  • Communicating effectively with colleagues, parents, and administration
  • Serving as a full community member by attending meetings, participating in committees, and volunteering for various duties to supervise students
  • Contributing constructively to all faculty discussions and continue to grow professionally (i.e. conferences, in-service training, current literature)

Qualifications include:

  • Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree
  • Teaching experience in a middle school setting preferred
  • Experience incorporating technology in support of student learning
  • Supportive of Town’s mission and philosophy
  • Demonstrate a commitment to equity and support of Town’s Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; demonstration of personal growth and accomplishment in this area preferred
  • Personal characteristics of an outstanding professional: warmth, tact, discernment, superb communication and organization skills, high energy, and a good sense of humor

Town is committed to an equitable and inclusive program and a diverse faculty, staff and student body with respect to race, gender, age, ability, religion, gender identity and sexual orientation. Our hiring practices are consistent with our values and candidates from diverse backgrounds are therefore especially encouraged to apply. 

Candidates should send a letter of interest, a resumé, and the names/contact information of three professional references (in a supervisory capacity) to Carol Seeley, Head of Upper School, at

Base salaries do not reflect additional compensation based on degree level, stipends, and years of service beyond step 20 on the salary scale.

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.     


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