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Employment

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.

1st Grade Co-Head Teacher

1st Grade Co-Head Teacher 

 
Major Responsibilities:
  • Work collaboratively and professionally with co-head teacher, grade-level, divisional, and school-wide colleagues for curriculum planning, student support, and mentoring

  • Actively partner with parents and Guidance team to closely monitor and support student progress

  • Differentiate instruction to attend to the needs of individual children

  • Communicate effectively with colleagues, parents, and administration

  • Contribute constructively to all faculty discussions and continue to grow professionally 

Qualifications: 
  • Master’s degree required

  • At least 3 years teaching experience in an elementary setting required

  • Experience with Teachers College Readers and Writers Workshop and TERC Investigations preferred

  • Interest in continued professional development


Members of under-represented groups strongly encouraged to apply.

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. No phone calls please.

Physical Education Teacher

N-8 Physical Education Teacher

As a member of the Physical Education Department, this position reports directly to the Director of Physical Education and Athletics.  As a Physical Education teacher at Town one is expected to:     

  • Work collaboratively with co-teachers and the PE Department.
  • Provide clear and consistently high quality physical education instruction, Teach and lead students in fitness and physical education
  • Set and maintain high standards for all students, instill the Self, Others, Surroundings
  • Plan and implement physical education curricula and lesson plans
  • Develop and use a variety of assessments (peer assessment, group projects, sport education model) that frequently measure student progress
  • Communicate effectively with students, parents, and colleagues
  • Travel with their class to Randall’s Island and other facilities for Upper School PE classes.
  • Participate in coaching duties

The right candidate will demonstrate:

  • A passion for teaching
  • Enthusiasm and knowledge of physical education
  • Values collaboration with staff and parents
  • Is proactive and dynamic
  • Flexible, creative, and able to work with a variety of learning styles and age levels.

Qualifications:

  • A dedication and commitment to the mission of The Town School
  • Bachelor’s degree required with at least 2 years teaching experience is required
  • State certification in Physical Education preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

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. No phone calls please.

5th Grade English and History Teacher

Upper School History/English Teacher (5th grade)

Town seeks an experienced middle school teacher for 5th Grade English/5th Grade History Teacher for the 2018-19 school year.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Teach 5th grade English, and 5th grade history classes.
  • Co-lead a 5th grade homeroom and advise 5th grade students during the first year of their transition to the Upper School.
  • Work collaboratively and professionally with subject area, grade-level, divisional, and school-wide colleagues for curriculum planning, student support, and mentoring.
  • Actively partner with parents and Student Support team to closely monitor and support student progress.
  • Differentiate instruction to attend to the needs of individual children.
  • Partner with grade level and department colleagues regarding writing English and history curricula.
  • Communicate effectively with colleagues, parents, and administration.
  • Serve as a full community member by attending meetings, participating in committees and volunteering for various duties supervising students.
  • Contribute constructively to all faculty discussions and continue to grow professionally (i.e. conferences, in-service training, current literature).  

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree required.
  • 5 years teaching experience in a middle school setting required.
  • Commitment to equity and inclusion in support of student learning and personal and professional growth.
  • Passion for teaching middle school age children.
  • Experience incorporating technology in support of student learning.
  • Knowledge of teaching humanities curricula.
  • Interest in continued professional and curriculum development.

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. No phone calls please.

4th - 6th Grade Learning Specialist

Grades 4 – 6 Learning Specialist

Town seeks an experienced learning specialist for grades 4 through 6. The Learning Specialist will report to the Lower and Upper School Divisions Heads and will work closely with two other learning specialists (N-3 and 7-8). 

Responsibilities include: 

  • Team collaboration in identification of individual and group learning goals
  • Designing, monitoring and delivery of differentiated learning instruction and materials
  • In-class teacher support for implementing interventions and accommodations
  • Individual and small group student support
  • Reviewing evaluations with parents and teachers to design support plans
  • Tracking and overseeing implementation of accommodations as a child progresses through each grade level
  • Participating in the admissions screening process. 

Qualifications:

  • Three to five years of experience as a learning specialist
  • A comprehensive understanding of cognitive development across all domains of learning and neuropsychological testing
  • Advanced degree in special education with an emphasis on learning differences
  • A dual degree in school/clinical psychology is a plus, along with knowledge of special education schools in the New York City area.

To apply:  Applicants should send a resume, letter of interest, and the names and contact information of three professional references to Ms. Muskin or Ms. Vance at employment@townschool.org. No phone calls please.

Contact

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