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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.


Employment Opportunities

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

Head of Upper School

Beginning July, 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 an experienced educator to lead our Upper School. The new appointee will build on our school’s history of excellence and collaborate with us on future possibilities. The salary range for this position is $180K - $202K. *

Responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing grades 5-8, 125 students, and 20 faculty
  • Leading and managing the day-to-day operations of the division
  • Supervising faculty, including hiring, goal setting, and evaluations
  • Designing and overseeing academic and co-curricular programs in collaboration with the Academic Team to ensure programmatic alignment  
  • Overseeing and managing the Upper School Student Support Team in order to ensure students’ educational and social-emotional well being
  • Collaborating with the Admissions office to deliver the school’s mission and evaluating prospective students
  • Communicating with parents proactively and responsively 
  • Maintaining a challenging and warm learning culture 
  • Teaching and/or advising, based on background and school needs
  • Reporting directly to the Head of School, the Head of Upper School is a member of Town’s senior leadership team

Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree; advanced degree preferred
  • Demonstrated teaching experience in or commitment to a middle school setting 
  • Background in curricular development and essential learning skills
  • Demonstrated belief that guiding faculty to reach their potential and realize professional happiness requires the interconnected practices of care, support, and accountability, alongside clear expectations
  • Love of children and belief in their potential
  • Supportive of Town’s mission and philosophy
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity and support of Town’s Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; demonstration of personal growth 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


Candidates should send a letter of interest, a resumé, and the names/contact information of three professional references (in a supervisory capacity) to Doug Brophy, Head of School, at employment@townschool.org

Our hiring practices are consistent with our values, and candidates from diverse backgrounds are therefore especially encouraged to apply. 

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

Placement Director and Teacher

Beginning September, 2023

The Town School is a 110-year-old, New York City, Nursery-8th grade, coeducational school, and we seek a new High School Placement Director and Upper School (5th-8th grades) teacher, effective September 2023. The new appointee will build on our history of excellence and guide us toward future possibilities.

The High School Placement Director is responsible for all aspects of the school’s placement process, guiding our students and families through the application and selection procedures. The Director reports to the Head of Upper School and consults with the Head of School. This role constitutes a 50% job responsibility, with the remaining 50% of duties fulfilled by teaching needs reflecting the appointed person’s skills and the school’s needs. This is a 10-month position. The salary range is $105,000 - $115,000.* During the new director’s first year, the director will work alongside the outgoing director, who will retire in June, 2024.

Responsibilities include:

  • Oversee and manage placement timeline and processes
  • Effectively communicate with students and parents concerning high schools (independent, boarding, public and parochial), and all aspects of the application cycle 
  • Develop and foster powerful relationships with admissions directors and placement directors at New York area schools
  • Partner with Town Upper School Administrators, teachers and advisors to ensure a collaborative approach for students and families
  • Compile and analyze placement data trends and projections and share them with school leadership and the Board of Trustees
  • Teach two upper-school sections in a discipline to be determined


Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree; be highly supportive of and aligned with Town’s mission and philosophy; show demonstrated commitment to equity, inclusion and belonging; have at least five years’ teaching experience; have sustained, direct experience or show strong potential in high-school placement; and have the personal characteristics of an outstanding school professional: sensitivity and warmth, relationship building and collaboration, steadiness, superb communication, discernment, high energy, and a good sense of humor.

Candidates should send a letter of interest, a resumé, and the names/contact information of three professional references (in a supervisory capacity) to Doug Brophy, Head of School, at employment@townschool.org.

Town is committed to an equitable and inclusive program and a diverse faculty, staff and student body. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are therefore especially encouraged to apply. 
 

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

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 employment@townschool.org.


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.     

Contact

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