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How to Apply
Job openings have specific requirements. Please read the job descriptions for details. To apply, follow the instructions listed in the job description for which you are applying and forward your materials to the email address provided.

For most positions, we ask that you submit the following:
1. Completed Friends Seminary employment application
2. Cover letter
3. Resume
4. Contact information for three to five professional references
5. A statement of educational philosophy (for teaching positions)

When submitting your materials, kindly be sure to reference your first and last name, the position for which you are applying, and where you heard about the position in the subject line. i.e. [last name], [first name] - Math Teacher - ABC Recruiting. You will receive a confirmation email when you submit your application. No phone calls, please.
 
An acknowledgement email will be sent once we receive your resume. Kindly submit your information only once per position. No phone calls, please.

Current Openings

List of 12 frequently asked questions.

  • ASSOCIATE TEACHER (K OR GRADE 1) - LOWER SCHOOL

    Friends Seminary educates students from kindergarten through twelfth grade, adhering to the values of the Religious Society of Friends. We strive to build a diverse school where students exercise their curiosity and imagination as they develop as scholars, artists and athletes. In a community that cultivates the practices of keen observation, unhurried reflection, critical thinking, and coherent expression, we listen for the single voice as we seek unity. The disciplines of silence, study, and service provide the matrix for growth:  silence opens us to change; study helps us to know the world; service challenges us to put our values into practice. At Friends Seminary, education is rooted in the Quaker belief in the Inner Light – that of God in every person. Guided by the testimonies of integrity, peace, equality, and simplicity, we prepare students to engage in the world that is and to help bring about a world that ought to be.
     
    Founded in 1786, Friends Seminary, the oldest continually operating coeducational, independent Quaker school in New York City, seeks a creative, organized team player to serve as an Associate Teacher in Kindergarten or Grade 1 beginning in the 2024-2025 school year.
     
    The community of Friends Seminary celebrates the uniqueness of each child. In the Lower School, we encourage our children to “follow their curiosity and exercise their imaginations… to bring about a world that ought to be.” We help children cultivate a strong sense of their identity and academic talent through joy, structure and play in a child-centered environment.
     
    An Associate Teacher (AT) at Friends collaborates with the lead teacher in planning curriculum and reviewing lesson plans. ATs prepare and study the materials being taught in order to be knowledgeable of lesson objectives. The AT works with the lead teacher to support student learning through whole class, small group, or individualized instruction, and works in conjunction with the lead teacher to maintain a positive classroom learning environment to support the academic, emotional, and social development of students.
     
    ATs report directly to the Assistant Head of Lower School.
     
    Responsibilities
    • Attend faculty meetings, grade-level meetings, and all required events.
    • Engage in ongoing professional development relevant to the position.
    • Attend specialized meetings to support professional growth and development.
    • Support the mission and philosophy of the School.
     
    Qualifications  
    • Experience guiding children in a preschool or lower school setting. 
    • Some proficiency with the Spanish language is a plus.
     
    Required Education
    • Bachelor's degree required; master’s degree preferred.
     
     
    Compensation
    Annual salary range for 2024-2025 based on years of teaching experience and level of degrees earned: 
    $60,000-$63,000
     
    Benefits
    Friends Seminary offers excellent benefits including paid time off, health, dental, vision, 403(b) with a School-paid match; wide-ranging opportunities for professional development, including tuition support and summer grants; and a talented and dedicated team of teaching colleagues and supportive administrators. Successful candidates will join a dynamic and forward-thinking teaching community of over 150 educators.
     
    To apply, please submit the following:
    1. Completed Friends Seminary employment application
    2. Cover letter
    3. Resume
    4. Contact information for three to five personal references
    5. A statement of educational philosophy
     
    When submitting your materials, kindly be sure to reference your first and last name, the position for which you are applying, and where you heard about the position in the subject line. i.e. [last name], [first name] - LS Associate Teacher (K or Grade 1) - Friends Seminary website. You will receive a confirmation email when you submit your application. No phone calls, please.
     
    Submit all materials to: lowerschooljobs@friendsseminary.org
     
    Friends Seminary actively promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in all its programs and operations, including admissions, financial aid, hiring, and all facets of the educational experience. To form a community which strives to reflect the world’s diversity, we do not discriminate on the basis of race or color, religion, nationality, ethnicity, economic background, physical ability, sex, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. Friends Seminary is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates of color and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. We urge all applicants to identify and express their individuality and the ways in which they might enrich and diversify the School community.
     
    Moreover, all successful applicants, whether for a faculty or administrative staff post, must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in their professional lives. Applicants for a faculty position should highlight ways their curriculum, pedagogy, and classroom culture may advance these goals. Applicants for an administrative staff position should highlight ways they seek to promote these goals in their office work, programming, or operational endeavors.
  • COMPUTER SCIENCE, ENGINEERING AND DESIGN TEACHER - MIDDLE SCHOOL (DEPARTMENT CHAIR POSSIBILITY)

    Friends Seminary educates students from kindergarten through twelfth grade, adhering to the values of the Religious Society of Friends. We strive to build a diverse school where students exercise their curiosity and imagination as they develop as scholars, artists and athletes. In a community that cultivates the practices of keen observation, unhurried reflection, critical thinking, and coherent expression, we listen for the single voice as we seek unity. The disciplines of silence, study, and service provide the matrix for growth: silence opens us to change; study helps us to know the world; service challenges us to put our values into practice. At Friends Seminary, education is rooted in the Quaker belief in the Inner Light – that of God in every person. Guided by the testimonies of integrity, peace, equality, and simplicity, we prepare students to engage in the world that is and to help bring about a world that ought to be.
     
    Founded in 1786, Friends Seminary, the oldest continually operating coeducational, independent Quaker school in New York City, seeks a Middle School teacher for the Creative Computing program to join the faculty in August 2024 as a member of the Department of Computer Science, Engineering and Design. In Middle School, Creative Computing happens in trimester-long classes for each grade. The curriculum at each level is student driven and stands firmly upon elements of design thinking, especially empathy and curiosity in understanding a challenge, creativity and prototyping at the solutions stage, and iterative thinking and learning from failure in order to strengthen final products. These engineering mindsets are practiced in high and low tech contexts and emphasis is placed on hands-on experiences. 
     
    The successful candidate will have experience with middle school aged children and a passion for a hands-on, learn-by-doing environment which has characterized a Friends education since the late 19th century when “shop” became a required class in the Middle School. Friends will also be naming a Department Chair for Computer Science, Engineering and Design, and candidates with leadership interest and experience are encouraged to apply. 
     
    Responsibilities  
    • Design, collaboratively plan, and teach Creative Computing classes for students in grades 5-8 that emphasize creative problem-solving with computer science and robotics, as well as low tech formats such as fibers or recycled materials.
    • Collaborate with teachers in all subjects to integrate design thinking into their existing curricula or to develop new curricula.
    • Plan for and work to increase participation from underrepresented groups in computer science, engineering, and design programs.
    • Identify opportunities to collaborate across disciplines with an emphasis on computer science, engineering, and design.
    • Work closely with the other teachers of computer science, engineering, and design to create a seamless K-12 curricular program.
    • Work to design, develop, and program co-curricular activities related to the core curriculum, including club offerings in robotics, coding, and 3D building; the annual Maker Day festival; and/or competitive engineering and computer science teams.
    • Serve as a Middle School advisor and club leader.
     
    Required Qualifications
    • Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree strongly preferred.
    • 3-5 years of teaching experience.
    • Interest and experience working with middle school aged students.
    • Commitment to increasing participation from underrepresented groups in STEM fields.
    • Commitment to the School’s mission and the Quaker values which underpin it.
     
    Desired Qualifications
    • Experience developing curricula.
    • Experience working with Google Apps and Learning Management systems.
    • Creative and self-driven technologist, tinkerer, and educator.
    • Experience with programming, robotics, and 3D design technologies, preferably Scratch, Arduino, and Tinkercad.
    • Interest and experience in creating maker environments conducive to tinkering, designing, and innovation.
    • Commitment to creating a safe, respectful, and dynamic environment for students to learn and grow.
     
    Compensation
    Annual salary range for 2024-2025 based on years of teaching experience and level of degrees earned: 
    $80,000 - $161,000+
     
    Benefits
    Friends Seminary offers excellent benefits including paid time off, health, dental, vision, 403(b) with a School-paid match; wide-ranging opportunities for professional development, including tuition support and summer grants; and a talented and dedicated team of teaching colleagues and supportive administrators. Successful candidates will join a dynamic and forward-thinking teaching community of over 150 educators.
     
    To apply, please submit the following:
    1. Completed Friends Seminary employment application
    2. Cover letter
    3. Resume
    4. Contact information for three to five personal references
    5. A statement of educational philosophy
     
    When submitting your materials, kindly be sure to reference your first and last name, the position for which you are applying, and where you heard about the position in the subject line. i.e. [last name], [first name] - MS CSED Teacher - Friends Seminary website. You will receive a confirmation email when you submit your application. No phone calls, please.
     
    Submit all materials to: jobs@friendsseminary.org
     
    Friends Seminary actively promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in all its programs and operations, including admissions, financial aid, hiring, and all facets of the educational experience. To form a community which strives to reflect the world’s diversity, we do not discriminate on the basis of race or color, religion, nationality, ethnicity, economic background, physical ability, sex, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. Friends Seminary is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates of color and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. We urge all applicants to identify and express their individuality and the ways in which they might enrich and diversify the School community.
     
    Moreover, all successful applicants, whether for a faculty or administrative staff post, must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in their professional lives. Applicants for a faculty position should highlight ways their curriculum, pedagogy, and classroom culture may advance these goals. Applicants for an administrative staff position should highlight ways they seek to promote these goals in their office work, programming, or operational endeavors.
  • DIRECTOR OF INSTITUTIONAL ADVANCEMENT

    Lindauer is pleased to partner with Friends Seminary in their search for a Director of Institutional Advancement.

    Friends Seminary, NYC's oldest coeducational school, is seeking a seasoned professional to fill the role of Director of Institutional Advancement. With a 238 years history, Friends Seminary provides a rigorous education grounded in Quaker values, shaping students from K–12 into scholars, artists, and athletes committed to creating a world that reflects integrity, equality, and peace.

    This role will contribute to the broader mission of creating a world aligned with Quaker principles, shaping the future of education, ensuring sustainability, and fostering a community committed to integrity and equality. This is an exceptional opportunity to lead transformative change and make a lasting impact on students, educators, and the community.

    Successful candidates will:
    • Oversee all fundraising efforts, including major and planned giving, campaigns, and donor relations.
    • Manage a personal portfolio of prospects and donors, ensuring successful cultivation and stewardship.
    • Partner with the Head of School to set ambitious long-term fundraising and community-building initiatives and supervise a team of six professionals.
    • Ensure consistent growth of the Annual Fund, providing leadership and guidance to volunteers from all constituencies and overseeing alumni relations.
    • Serve as a core member of the Administrative Committee, engaging with the Head of School and other leadership on fundraising activities.
    • Be a supportive manager and mentor to staff.
    Salary: $275,000-$300,000

  • ENGLISH TEACHER - MIDDLE SCHOOL

    Friends Seminary educates students from kindergarten through twelfth grade, adhering to the values of the Religious Society of Friends. We strive to build a diverse school where students exercise their curiosity and imagination as they develop as scholars, artists and athletes. In a community that cultivates the practices of keen observation, unhurried reflection, critical thinking, and coherent expression, we listen for the single voice as we seek unity. The disciplines of silence, study, and service provide the matrix for growth:  silence opens us to change; study helps us to know the world; service challenges us to put our values into practice. At Friends Seminary, education is rooted in the Quaker belief in the Inner Light – that of God in every person. Guided by the testimonies of integrity, peace, equality, and simplicity, we prepare students to engage in the world that is and to help bring about a world that ought to be.
     
    Founded in 1786, Friends Seminary, the oldest continually operating coeducational, independent Quaker school in New York City, seeks applications for a Middle School English Teacher. They will be responsible for collaborating with faculty and staff to teach in support of the School’s mission, curricular goals, and students. The ideal candidate possesses creative problem-solving skills, a sense of humor, enthusiasm for innovative curriculum, a positive attitude toward growth, a gentle curiosity, an ability to observe and express without judgment, and strong interpersonal skills that allow one to cooperate and collaborate effectively with others. This is a full-time position beginning in the 2024-2025 school year.
     
    Duties & Responsibilities
    • Teach four sections of Middle School English.
    • Collaborate with departmental colleagues on English curriculum and pedagogy.
    • Plan and implement motivating lessons for students which reflect knowledge of curriculum, students’ interests and abilities, students’ social and emotional needs.
    • Demonstrate a passion for lifelong learning on a daily basis. 
    • Collaborate with colleagues, across and within disciplines and divisions, with respect to further develop curriculum and design interdisciplinary projects/units of study, content, pedagogy, use of appropriate technology resources, and the social and emotional needs of Middle and Upper School students.
    • Participate in the School community, including faculty and committee work, and School duties.
    • Attend faculty meetings and other planning meetings as necessary.
    • Prepare student reports which include narrative descriptions of students' achievements and needs.
    • Serve as a Middle School Advisor.
    • Actively engage in anti-bias and equity work, understanding both culturally responsive pedagogy and the social justice dimensions of education.
    • Communicate respectfully with families and demonstrate sensitivity to cultures, values, configurations, and beliefs.

    Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities  
    • Knowledge of child development, best practices, and current trends in education specifically related to middle school aged children and the English discipline.
    • Passion for and success in building foundations in grammar, close reading and literary analysis, and compositional and imaginative writing, all while cultivating an appreciation of and love for reading and writing.
    • Demonstrated classroom management skills, including allocating time, space, and materials for most effective learning.
    • Experience in differentiated instruction.
    • A proven commitment to creating an inclusive environment for all learners.
    • Creativity and innovation in both curriculum and instruction.
    • Versatility and flexibility both within and outside of the classroom, encouraging students to think creatively, work collaboratively, embrace failure, and communicate effectively with others.
    • Outstanding interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.
    • Comfort and experience with educational technology including Canvas, Google Suite apps, and other digital learning platforms.
    • Skill in creating a learning environment that is challenging, motivating, and developmentally appropriate.

    Required Experience
    • 3+ years of experience preferred.

    Required Education
    • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field required; master’s degree preferred.

    Compensation
    Annual salary range for 2024-2025 based on years of teaching experience and level of degrees earned: 
    $80,000 - $161,000+
     
    Benefits
    Friends Seminary offers excellent benefits including paid time off, health, dental, vision, 403(b) with a School-paid match; wide-ranging opportunities for professional development, including tuition support and summer grants; and a talented and dedicated team of teaching colleagues and supportive administrators. Successful candidates will join a dynamic and forward-thinking teaching community of over 150 educators.
     
    To apply, please submit the following:
    1. Completed Friends Seminary employment application
    2. Cover letter
    3. Resume
    4. Contact information for three to five personal references
    5. A statement of educational philosophy
    When submitting your materials, kindly be sure to reference your first and last name, the position for which you are applying, and where you heard about the position in the subject line. i.e. [last name], [first name] - MS English Teacher - Friends Seminary website. You will receive a confirmation email when you submit your application. No phone calls, please.
     
    Submit all materials to: englishjobs@friendsseminary.org
     
    Friends Seminary actively promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in all its programs and operations, including admissions, financial aid, hiring, and all facets of the educational experience. To form a community which strives to reflect the world’s diversity, we do not discriminate on the basis of race or color, religion, nationality, ethnicity, economic background, physical ability, sex, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. Friends Seminary is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates of color and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. We urge all applicants to identify and express their individuality and the ways in which they might enrich and diversify the School community.
     
    Moreover, all successful applicants, whether for a faculty or administrative staff post, must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in their professional lives. Applicants for a faculty position should highlight ways their curriculum, pedagogy, and classroom culture may advance these goals. Applicants for an administrative staff position should highlight ways they seek to promote these goals in their office work, programming, or operational endeavors.
  • HOMEROOM TEACHER - LOWER SCHOOL

    Friends Seminary educates students from kindergarten through twelfth grade, adhering to the values of the Religious Society of Friends. We strive to build a diverse school where students exercise their curiosity and imagination as they develop as scholars, artists and athletes. In a community that cultivates the practices of keen observation, unhurried reflection, critical thinking, and coherent expression, we listen for the single voice as we seek unity. The disciplines of silence, study, and service provide the matrix for growth:  silence opens us to change; study helps us to know the world; service challenges us to put our values into practice. At Friends Seminary, education is rooted in the Quaker belief in the Inner Light – that of God in every person. Guided by the testimonies of integrity, peace, equality, and simplicity, we prepare students to engage in the world that is and to help bring about a world that ought to be.
     
    Founded in 1786, Friends Seminary, the oldest continually operating coeducational, independent Quaker school in New York City, seeks a responsible, experienced elementary school teacher to begin in the 2024-2025 school year. Qualified candidates will demonstrate strong organizational skills, flexibility and a passion for working with Lower School students. Additionally, solid collaboration skills are critical as this position requires working closely with grade level colleagues and content area specialists. Fostering a classroom with a focus on inquiry based learning and the active exchange of ideas is central to our Lower School program. 
     
    The community of Friends Seminary celebrates the uniqueness of each child. In the Lower School, we encourage our children to “follow their curiosity and exercise their imaginations… to bring about a world that ought to be.” We help children cultivate a strong sense of their identity and academic talent through joy, structure and play in a child-centered environment.
     
    Lower School teachers report directly to the Head of Lower School.
     
    Responsibilities
    • Foster community, social emotional development, and academic learning for 18 students
    • View curriculum as well as classroom and School culture through a lens focused on the core values of equality, diversity, and community engagement.
    • Collaborate with the teachers on the grade level to plan and implement child-centered, research-based curriculum.
    • Collaborate with specialist teachers to foster curricular integration and student support.
    • Administer ongoing assessment to foster knowledge of students and inform instruction.
    • Partner with learning specialists and Lower School psychologist to support individual learning and emotional needs of students.
    • Communicate with families through newsletter, informal email and conversation, family visiting, and fall conferences.
    • Attend grade level meetings during the school day and faculty meetings weekly on Monday after school.
    • Support the mission and philosophy of the School.
    • Perform additional responsibilities as assigned.
     
    Qualifications  
    • Proficiency with the use of technology for teaching and learning.
    • Familiarity with or training in Responsive Classroom.
    • 3+ years of teaching experience with elementary school aged children.
    • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
     
    Required Education
    • Bachelor's degree in elementary education or relevant field required; master’s degree preferred.
     
    Compensation
    Annual salary range for 2024-2025 based on years of teaching experience and level of degrees earned: 
    $80,000 - $161,000+
     
    Benefits
    Friends Seminary offers excellent benefits including paid time off, health, dental, vision, 403(b) with a School-paid match; wide-ranging opportunities for professional development, including tuition support and summer grants; and a talented and dedicated team of teaching colleagues and supportive administrators. Successful candidates will join a dynamic and forward-thinking teaching community of over 150 educators.
     
    To apply, please submit the following:
    1. Completed Friends Seminary employment application
    2. Cover letter
    3. Resume
    4. Contact information for three to five personal references
    5. A statement of educational philosophy
     
    When submitting your materials, kindly be sure to reference your first and last name, the position for which you are applying, and where you heard about the position in the subject line. i.e. [last name], [first name] - LS Homeroom Teacher - Friends Seminary website. You will receive a confirmation email when you submit your application. No phone calls, please.
     
    Submit all materials to: lowerschooljobs@friendsseminary.org
     
    Friends Seminary actively promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in all its programs and operations, including admissions, financial aid, hiring, and all facets of the educational experience. To form a community which strives to reflect the world’s diversity, we do not discriminate on the basis of race or color, religion, nationality, ethnicity, economic background, physical ability, sex, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. Friends Seminary is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates of color and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. We urge all applicants to identify and express their individuality and the ways in which they might enrich and diversify the School community.
     
    Moreover, all successful applicants, whether for a faculty or administrative staff post, must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in their professional lives. Applicants for a faculty position should highlight ways their curriculum, pedagogy, and classroom culture may advance these goals. Applicants for an administrative staff position should highlight ways they seek to promote these goals in their office work, programming, or operational endeavors.
  • HISTORY TEACHER - MIDDLE SCHOOL (ONE-YEAR CONTRACT, HALF-TIME)

    Friends Seminary educates students from kindergarten through twelfth grade, adhering to the values of the Religious Society of Friends. We strive to build a diverse school where students exercise their curiosity and imagination as they develop as scholars, artists and athletes. In a community that cultivates the practices of keen observation, unhurried reflection, critical thinking, and coherent expression, we listen for the single voice as we seek unity. The disciplines of silence, study, and service provide the matrix for growth: silence opens us to change; study helps us to know the world; service challenges us to put our values into practice. At Friends Seminary, education is rooted in the Quaker belief in the Inner Light – that of God in every person. Guided by the testimonies of integrity, peace, equality, and simplicity, we prepare students to engage in the world that is and to help bring about a world that ought to be.
     
    Founded in 1786, Friends Seminary, the oldest continually operating coeducational, independent Quaker school in New York City, seeks applications for a half-time Middle School History Teacher. They will be responsible for collaborating with faculty and staff to teach in support of the School’s mission, curricular goals, and students. The ideal candidate possesses strong content knowledge of global history and social sciences, as well as a demonstrable passion for working with young students. They will have creative problem-solving skills, a sense of humor, enthusiasm for innovative curriculum, a positive attitude toward growth, a gentle curiosity, an ability to observe and express without judgment, and strong interpersonal skills that allow one to cooperate and collaborate effectively with others. 
     
    Duties & Responsibilities  
    • Teach two sections of either grade 5 Ancient History, grade 6 Ancient & Medieval History, or a combination of both.
    • Collaborate with departmental colleagues on History curriculum and pedagogy.
    • Plan and implement motivating lessons for students which reflect knowledge of curriculum, students’ interests and abilities, and students’ social and emotional needs.
    • Demonstrate a passion for lifelong learning on a daily basis. 
    • Collaborate with colleagues, across and within disciplines and divisions, with respect to the further development of curriculum and design interdisciplinary projects/units of study, content, pedagogy, use of appropriate technology resources, and the social and emotional needs of middle school students.
    • Participate in the School community, including faculty and committee work, and School duties.
    • Attend all Monday meetings (divisional, departmental, and committee) in person.
    • Prepare student reports which include narrative descriptions of students' achievements and needs.
    • Serve as a co-advisor in grade 5.
      • Lead advisory lessons independently on scheduled teaching days.
      • Co-facilitate Fall and Spring conferences.
    • Actively engage in anti-bias and equity work, in an effort to implement culturally responsive pedagogy and understand the social justice dimensions of education. 
    • Communicate respectfully with families and demonstrate sensitivity to cultures, values, configurations, and beliefs.
    • Fulfill ancillary duties on scheduled teaching days.
    • Be available to meet with students on scheduled teaching days.
    • Collaborate with the other .5 History Teacher to ensure consistency in curriculum and program experience for students.
    • Run a Middle School club if scheduled to teach on a club day.
    • Attend Meeting for Worship on scheduled teaching days.
    • Attend all professional development days.
     
    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
    • Knowledge of child development, best practices, and current trends in education specifically related to middle school aged children and the History discipline.
    • Broad historical knowledge.
    • Demonstrated classroom management skills, including allocating time, space, and materials for most effective learning.
    • Experience in differentiated instruction.
    • Creativity and innovation in both curriculum and instruction with creativity and flexibility in pedagogical approach.
    • A proven commitment to diversity, equity, and belonging in the classroom, curriculum, and community. 
    • Versatility and flexibility both within and outside of the classroom, encouraging students to think creatively, work collaboratively, embrace failure, and communicate effectively with others.
    • Outstanding interpersonal, organizational, writing, and communication skills.
    • Comfort and experience with educational technology such as Canvas, Google Suite apps and other digital learning platforms.
    • An ability to connect with students in support of their learning and development as young adults.
    • Skill in creating a learning environment that is challenging, motivating, and developmentally appropriate.
    • A commitment to collaborating with other educators, both in History and other disciplines, with respect to content, pedagogy, Service Learning, and use of technology.
     
    Required Experience
    • Experience working with middle school children is preferred.
     
    Required Education
    • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field required; master’s degree preferred.
     
    Compensation
    Annual salary range for 2024-2025 based on years of teaching experience and level of degrees earned: 
    $40,000 - $80,500
     
    Benefits
    Friends Seminary offers excellent benefits including paid time off, health, dental, vision, 403(b) with a School-paid match; wide-ranging opportunities for professional development, including tuition support and summer grants; and a talented and dedicated team of teaching colleagues and supportive administrators. Successful candidates will join a dynamic and forward-thinking teaching community of over 150 educators.
     
    To apply, please submit the following:
    1. Completed Friends Seminary employment application
    2. Cover letter
    3. Resume
    4. Example of lesson plan
    5. Contact information for three to five personal references
    6. A statement of educational philosophy
     
    When submitting your materials, kindly be sure to reference your first and last name, the position for which you are applying, and where you heard about the position in the subject line. i.e. [last name], [first name] - MS History Teacher (Half-Time) - Friends Seminary website. You will receive a confirmation email when you submit your application. No phone calls, please.
     
    Submit all materials to: historyjobs@friendsseminary.org
     
    Friends Seminary actively promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in all its programs and operations, including admissions, financial aid, hiring, and all facets of the educational experience. To form a community which strives to reflect the world’s diversity, we do not discriminate on the basis of race or color, religion, nationality, ethnicity, economic background, physical ability, sex, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. Friends Seminary is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates of color and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. We urge all applicants to identify and express their individuality and the ways in which they might enrich and diversify the School community.
     
    Moreover, all successful applicants, whether for a faculty or administrative staff post, must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in their professional lives. Applicants for a faculty position should highlight ways their curriculum, pedagogy, and classroom culture may advance these goals. Applicants for an administrative staff position should highlight ways they seek to promote these goals in their office work, programming, or operational endeavors.
  • HISTORY TEACHER - UPPER SCHOOL

    Friends Seminary educates students from kindergarten through twelfth grade, adhering to the values of the Religious Society of Friends. We strive to build a diverse school where students exercise their curiosity and imagination as they develop as scholars, artists and athletes. In a community that cultivates the practices of keen observation, unhurried reflection, critical thinking, and coherent expression, we listen for the single voice as we seek unity. The disciplines of silence, study, and service provide the matrix for growth: silence opens us to change; study helps us to know the world; service challenges us to put our values into practice. At Friends Seminary, education is rooted in the Quaker belief in the Inner Light – that of God in every person. Guided by the testimonies of integrity, peace, equality, and simplicity, we prepare students to engage in the world that is and to help bring about a world that ought to be.
     
    Founded in 1786, Friends Seminary, the oldest continually operating coeducational, independent Quaker school in New York City, seeks an experienced History Teacher in the Upper School for a full-time position beginning in the 2024-2025 school year. Teaching responsibilities will include multiple sections of the grade 9 foundations of history course, Beliefs & Belief Systems, and the grade 10 World History course. 
     
    The ideal candidate will possess strong content knowledge of global history and social sciences, along with a desire to decentralize Eurocentric perspectives. The History Department is committed to representing multiple cultures and narratives in its approach, and the successful candidate will enthusiastically embrace an inclusive approach to engaging students in historical study. This position will also play a substantial role in further refining the department’s approach to analytical writing. In addition to their classroom and teaching responsibilities, Upper School teachers also serve as an Advisor to a small group of students and are encouraged to participate in other aspects of the community.
     
    Qualifications  
    • Significant experience working with high school students.
    • Broad historical knowledge.
    • Commitment to diversity, equity, and belonging in the classroom, curriculum, and community.
    • Creativity and flexibility in pedagogical approach.
    • Excellent writing and communication skills.
    • Experience in developing effective curriculum.
    • Ability to connect with students in support of their learning and development as young adults.
    • Desire to find and use Service Learning opportunities effectively to deepen and enrich students’ understanding.
    • Commitment to collaborating with other educators, both in History and other disciplines, with respect to content, pedagogy, Service Learning, and use of technology.
    • Experience and enthusiasm for incorporating technology into teaching and learning.
     
    Required Education
    • Bachelor's degree required; master’s degree preferred.
     
    Compensation
    Annual salary range for 2024-2025 based on years of teaching experience and level of degrees earned: 
    $80,000 - $161,000+
     
    Benefits
    Friends Seminary offers excellent benefits including paid time off, health, dental, vision, 403(b) with a School-paid match; wide-ranging opportunities for professional development, including tuition support and summer grants; and a talented and dedicated team of teaching colleagues and supportive administrators. Successful candidates will join a dynamic and forward-thinking teaching community of over 150 educators.
     
    To apply, please submit the following:
    1. Completed Friends Seminary employment application
    2. Cover letter
    3. Resume
    4. Contact information for three to five personal references
    5. A statement of educational philosophy
     
    When submitting your materials, kindly be sure to reference your first and last name, the position for which you are applying, and where you heard about the position in the subject line. i.e. [last name], [first name] - US History Teacher - Friends Seminary website. You will receive a confirmation email when you submit your application. No phone calls, please.
     
    Submit all materials to: historyjobs@friendsseminary.org
     
    Friends Seminary actively promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in all its programs and operations, including admissions, financial aid, hiring, and all facets of the educational experience. To form a community which strives to reflect the world’s diversity, we do not discriminate on the basis of race or color, religion, nationality, ethnicity, economic background, physical ability, sex, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. Friends Seminary is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates of color and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. We urge all applicants to identify and express their individuality and the ways in which they might enrich and diversify the School community.
     
    Moreover, all successful applicants, whether for a faculty or administrative staff post, must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in their professional lives. Applicants for a faculty position should highlight ways their curriculum, pedagogy, and classroom culture may advance these goals. Applicants for an administrative staff position should highlight ways they seek to promote these goals in their office work, programming, or operational endeavors.
  • JAZZ TEACHER - MIDDLE AND UPPER SCHOOL

    Friends Seminary educates students from kindergarten through twelfth grade, adhering to the values of the Religious Society of Friends. We strive to build a diverse school where students exercise their curiosity and imagination as they develop as scholars, artists and athletes. In a community that cultivates the practices of keen observation, unhurried reflection, critical thinking, and coherent expression, we listen for the single voice as we seek unity. The disciplines of silence, study, and service provide the matrix for growth:  silence opens us to change; study helps us to know the world; service challenges us to put our values into practice. At Friends Seminary, education is rooted in the Quaker belief in the Inner Light – that of God in every person. Guided by the testimonies of integrity, peace, equality, and simplicity, we prepare students to engage in the world that is and to help bring about a world that ought to be.
     
    Founded in 1786, Friends Seminary, the oldest continually operating coeducational, independent Quaker school in New York City, seeks applications for a full time position for our Upper School and Middle School jazz music program, beginning fall 2024. Qualified candidates should be fluent in conducting and leading jazz ensembles and bands as well as teaching beginning and intermediate lessons in a variety of brass instruments. The successful candidate will be a proven program builder who has a natural rapport with students in this age group.
     
    As a full time member of the faculty, the successful candidate will engage with the community beyond their classes. Expectations include: advising a group of Upper or Middle School students; attending and participating in all faculty meetings; attending community meetings; being a presence and advocating for the Performing Arts department within the School.
     
    Duties & Responsibilities
    • Conduct and teach the Middle and Upper School Jazz Ensembles, as well as conducting and teaching brass classes in grades 5 and 6, and teaching Upper or Middle School electives such as Applications of Music or History of Jazz.
    • Organize and co-facilitate concerts for both divisions of the School.
    • Collaborate with departmental colleagues on designing and implementing an evolving instrumental music program. 
    • Plan and implement motivating lessons for students which reflect knowledge of curriculum, students’ interests and abilities, students’ social and emotional needs.
    • Incorporate music teaching technology into the student learning experience. 
    • Demonstrate a passion for lifelong learning on a daily basis.
    • Participate in the School community, including faculty and committee work, and school duties.
    • Attend faculty meetings and other planning meetings as necessary.
    • Collaborate with colleagues, across and within disciplines and divisions, with respect to further develop curriculum and design interdisciplinary projects/units of study, content, pedagogy, use of appropriate technology resources, and the social and emotional needs of Middle and Upper School students.
    • Prepare student reports which include narrative descriptions of students' achievements and needs.
    • Actively engage in anti-bias and equity work, understanding both culturally responsive pedagogy and the social justice dimensions of education.
    • Communicate respectfully with families and demonstrate sensitivity to cultures, values, configurations, and beliefs.
     
    Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities  
    • Knowledge of child development, best practices, and current trends in education specifically related to middle school aged children and the instrumental music discipline.
    • Passion for as well as competency and expertise in brass instruments across a variety of genres. 
    • Demonstrated classroom management skills, including allocating time, space, and materials for most effective learning.
    • A proven commitment to creating a learning environment that is challenging, motivating, and developmentally appropriate, as well as inclusive for all learners.
    • An appreciation for multiple learning styles and the ability to meet students where they are. 
    • Dedication and energy to engage Middle and Upper School students in their musicianship.
    • Creativity and innovation in both curriculum and instruction.
    • Versatility and flexibility both within and outside of the classroom, encouraging students to think creatively, work collaboratively, embrace failure, and communicate effectively with others.
    • Outstanding interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.
     
    Required Experience
    • Experience conducting and teaching students grades 5-12.
    • Multi-instrumentalist with proficiency in piano, guitar, bass, piano, trumpet, saxophone, drums and improvisation skills.
    • Participation and collaboration in designing and implementing an evolving jazz music program.  
    • Fluency in a broad set of musical canons representing multiple cultures and voices. 
    • Ability to incorporate music teaching technology into the student learning experience.
    • Appreciation and understanding of pedagogical techniques for teaching students with multiple learning styles.
     
    Required Education
    • Bachelor's degree required; master’s degree preferred.
     
    Compensation
    Annual salary range for 2024-2025 based on years of teaching experience and level of degrees earned: 
    $80,000 - $161,000+
     
    Benefits
    Friends Seminary offers excellent benefits including paid time off, health, dental, vision, 403(b) with a School-paid match; wide-ranging opportunities for professional development, including tuition support and summer grants; and a talented and dedicated team of teaching colleagues and supportive administrators. Successful candidates will join a dynamic and forward-thinking teaching community of over 150 educators.
     
    To apply, please submit the following:
    1. Completed Friends Seminary employment application
    2. Cover letter
    3. Resume
    4. Contact information for three to five personal references
    5. A statement of educational philosophy
    When submitting your materials, kindly be sure to reference your first and last name, the position for which you are applying, and where you heard about the position in the subject line. i.e. [last name], [first name] - MS/US Jazz Teacher - Friends Seminary website. You will receive a confirmation email when you submit your application. No phone calls, please.
     
    Submit all materials to: performartsjobs@friendsseminary.org
     
    Friends Seminary actively promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in all its programs and operations, including admissions, financial aid, hiring, and all facets of the educational experience. To form a community which strives to reflect the world’s diversity, we do not discriminate on the basis of race or color, religion, nationality, ethnicity, economic background, physical ability, sex, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. Friends Seminary is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates of color and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. We urge all applicants to identify and express their individuality and the ways in which they might enrich and diversify the School community.
     
    Moreover, all successful applicants, whether for a faculty or administrative staff post, must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in their professional lives. Applicants for a faculty position should highlight ways their curriculum, pedagogy, and classroom culture may advance these goals. Applicants for an administrative staff position should highlight ways they seek to promote these goals in their office work, programming, or operational endeavors.
  • SCIENCE TEACHER - LOWER SCHOOL

    Friends Seminary educates students from kindergarten through twelfth grade, adhering to the values of the Religious Society of Friends. We strive to build a diverse school where students exercise their curiosity and imagination as they develop as scholars, artists and athletes. In a community that cultivates the practices of keen observation, unhurried reflection, critical thinking, and coherent expression, we listen for the single voice as we seek unity. The disciplines of silence, study, and service provide the matrix for growth:  silence opens us to change; study helps us to know the world; service challenges us to put our values into practice. At Friends Seminary, education is rooted in the Quaker belief in the Inner Light – that of God in every person. Guided by the testimonies of integrity, peace, equality, and simplicity, we prepare students to engage in the world that is and to help bring about a world that ought to be.
     
    Founded in 1786, Friends Seminary, the oldest continually operating coeducational, independent Quaker school in New York City, seeks a creative, organized team player to serve as a Lower School Science Teacher for the 2024-2025 school year.
     
    The community of Friends Seminary celebrates the uniqueness of each child. In the Lower School, we encourage our children to “follow their curiosity and exercise their imaginations… to bring about a world that ought to be.” We help children cultivate a strong sense of their identity and academic talent through joy, structure and play in a child-centered environment.
     
    An inquiry based, hands-on specialist program at Friends Seminary, the science curriculum is designed to foster critical thinking, collaboration, and problem-solving skills, build connections, and promote curiosity. 
     
    The Lower School Science Teacher reports directly to the Head of Lower School as well as to their Department Chair.
     
    Responsibilities
    • Plan, organize materials, and teach a hands-on, science lab-based K-4 science curriculum with a focus on assorted life, physical, and earth science topics, as well as engineering and technology.
    • Create an inquiry based classroom with exploration stations for students to imagine, wonder, and explore independently.
    • Set up, support, and maintain the Friends Seminary Rooftop Greenhouse as a teaching and learning space for all Lower School students.
    • Collaborate with colleagues across the Lower School to support student growth and curricular integration where appropriate.
    • Attend weekly division, department, or full faculty meetings.
    • Write progress reports at the end of each semester.
    • Collaborate with colleagues within the division and within the Science department.
    • Support the mission and philosophy of the School.
    • View curriculum as well as classroom and School culture through a lens focused on the core values of equality, diversity, and community engagement.
    • Perform additional responsibilities as assigned.
     
    Qualifications  
    • Experience developing K-4 science curriculum.
    • 3-5 years of Lower School teaching experience.
    • Comfort with and knowledge of composting, red wriggler worms, planting, and greenhouse programming.
    • Familiarity with or training in Responsive Classroom.
     
    Required Education
    • Bachelor's degree in elementary education or relevant field required; master’s degree preferred.
     
    Compensation
    Annual salary range for 2024-2025 based on years of teaching experience and level of degrees earned: 
    $80,000 - $161,000+
     
    Benefits
    Friends Seminary offers excellent benefits including paid time off, health, dental, vision, 403(b) with a School-paid match; wide-ranging opportunities for professional development, including tuition support and summer grants; and a talented and dedicated team of teaching colleagues and supportive administrators. Successful candidates will join a dynamic and forward-thinking teaching community of over 150 educators.
     
    To apply, please submit the following:
    1. Completed Friends Seminary employment application
    2. Cover letter
    3. Resume
    4. Contact information for three to five personal references
    5. A statement of educational philosophy
     
    When submitting your materials, kindly be sure to reference your first and last name, the position for which you are applying, and where you heard about the position in the subject line. i.e. [last name], [first name] - LS Science Teacher - Friends Seminary website. You will receive a confirmation email when you submit your application. No phone calls, please.
     
    Submit all materials to: lowerschooljobs@friendsseminary.org
     
    Friends Seminary actively promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in all its programs and operations, including admissions, financial aid, hiring, and all facets of the educational experience. To form a community which strives to reflect the world’s diversity, we do not discriminate on the basis of race or color, religion, nationality, ethnicity, economic background, physical ability, sex, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. Friends Seminary is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates of color and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. We urge all applicants to identify and express their individuality and the ways in which they might enrich and diversify the School community.
     
    Moreover, all successful applicants, whether for a faculty or administrative staff post, must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in their professional lives. Applicants for a faculty position should highlight ways their curriculum, pedagogy, and classroom culture may advance these goals. Applicants for an administrative staff position should highlight ways they seek to promote these goals in their office work, programming, or operational endeavors.
  • SPANISH TEACHER - LOWER SCHOOL

    Friends Seminary educates students from kindergarten through twelfth grade, adhering to the values of the Religious Society of Friends. We strive to build a diverse school where students exercise their curiosity and imagination as they develop as scholars, artists and athletes. In a community that cultivates the practices of keen observation, unhurried reflection, critical thinking, and coherent expression, we listen for the single voice as we seek unity. The disciplines of silence, study, and service provide the matrix for growth: silence opens us to change; study helps us to know the world; service challenges us to put our values into practice. At Friends Seminary, education is rooted in the Quaker belief in the Inner Light – that of God in every person. Guided by the testimonies of integrity, peace, equality, and simplicity, we prepare students to engage in the world that is and to help bring about a world that ought to be.
     
    Founded in 1786, Friends Seminary, the oldest continually operating coeducational, independent Quaker school in New York City, seeks a responsible, experienced elementary school Spanish teacher for the 2024-2025 school year. Qualified candidates will demonstrate strong organizational skills, flexibility, and a passion for working with Lower School students. Additionally, solid collaboration skills are critical as this position requires working closely with grade level colleagues and content area specialists. Fostering a classroom with a focus on inquiry-based learning and the active exchange of ideas is central to our Lower School program. This is a position that requires a deep love and appreciation for Spanish language, Latin cultures, and the learning needs and styles of our youngest learners at Friends Seminary. Warmth, patience, and a sense of humor are key elements to being successful in this role.
     
    The community of Friends Seminary celebrates the uniqueness of each child. In the Lower School, we encourage our children to “follow their curiosity and exercise their imaginations… to bring about a world that ought to be.” We help children cultivate a strong sense of their identity and academic talent through joy, structure, and play in a child-centered environment.
     
    The Lower School Spanish teacher reports to the Head of Lower School and World Languages Department Chair.
     
    Responsibilities
    • Teach Spanish in grades K-4, as assigned. 
    • Foster community, social emotional development, and academic learning for Lower School students.
    • View curriculum as well as classroom and School culture through a lens focused on the core values of equality, diversity, and community engagement.
    • Collaborate with the World Languages teachers on curriculum development and documentation.
    • Collaborate with Lower School colleagues to foster curricular integration and student support.
    • Utilize assessment to foster knowledge of students and inform instruction.
    • Partner with learning specialists and the Lower School Psychologist to support individual learning and emotional needs of students.
    • Communicate with families through curriculum evenings, newsletters, informal email and conversation, family visiting, progress reports, and conferences.
    • Attend faculty meetings weekly on Monday after school.
    • Support the mission and philosophy of the School.
    • Perform additional responsibilities as assigned.
     
    Qualifications  
    • Native level proficiency in Spanish.
    • Proficiency with the use of technology for teaching and learning.
    • Familiarity with or training in Responsive Classroom.
    • 3+ years of teaching experience with elementary school-aged children.
    • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
     
    Required Education
    • Bachelor's degree in relevant field or elementary education required; master’s degree preferred.
     
    Compensation
    Annual salary range for 2024-2025 based on years of teaching experience and level of degrees earned: 
    $80,000 - $161,000+
     
    Benefits
    Friends Seminary offers excellent benefits including paid time off, health, dental, vision, 403(b) with a School-paid match; wide-ranging opportunities for professional development, including tuition support and summer grants; and a talented and dedicated team of teaching colleagues and supportive administrators. Successful candidates will join a dynamic and forward-thinking teaching community of over 150 educators.
     
    To apply, please submit the following:
    1. Completed Friends Seminary employment application
    2. Cover letter
    3. Resume
    4. Contact information for three personal references
    5. A statement of educational philosophy
     
    When submitting your materials, kindly be sure to reference your first and last name, the position for which you are applying, and where you heard about the position in the subject line. i.e. [last name], [first name] - LS Spanish Teacher - Friends Seminary website. You will receive a confirmation email when you submit your application. No phone calls, please.
     
    Submit all materials to: languagejobs@friendsseminary.org
     
    Friends Seminary actively promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in all its programs and operations, including admissions, financial aid, hiring, and all facets of the educational experience. To form a community which strives to reflect the world’s diversity, we do not discriminate on the basis of race or color, religion, nationality, ethnicity, economic background, physical ability, sex, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. Friends Seminary is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates of color and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. We urge all applicants to identify and express their individuality and the ways in which they might enrich and diversify the School community.
     
    Moreover, all successful applicants, whether for a faculty or administrative staff post, must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in their professional lives. Applicants for a faculty position should highlight ways their curriculum, pedagogy, and classroom culture may advance these goals. Applicants for an administrative staff position should highlight ways they seek to promote these goals in their office work, programming, or operational endeavors.
  • SPANISH TEACHER - UPPER SCHOOL

    Friends Seminary educates students from kindergarten through twelfth grade, adhering to the values of the Religious Society of Friends. We strive to build a diverse school where students exercise their curiosity and imagination as they develop as scholars, artists and athletes. In a community that cultivates the practices of keen observation, unhurried reflection, critical thinking, and coherent expression, we listen for the single voice as we seek unity. The disciplines of silence, study, and service provide the matrix for growth:  silence opens us to change; study helps us to know the world; service challenges us to put our values into practice. At Friends Seminary, education is rooted in the Quaker belief in the Inner Light – that of God in every person. Guided by the testimonies of integrity, peace, equality, and simplicity, we prepare students to engage in the world that is and to help bring about a world that ought to be.
     
    Founded in 1786, Friends Seminary, the oldest continually operating coeducational, independent Quaker school in New York City, is accepting applications for a full-time teacher of Spanish. Qualified applicants will be able to teach from beginning to advanced levels of Spanish to students in grades 8-12. Dynamic, creative individuals with teaching experience and proven success in program and curriculum development are especially encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will be in touch with trends and developments in language instruction and will thrive in a work environment where teamwork is highly valued. This is a full-time position beginning in the fall of 2024.
     
    Responsibilities
    • Teach full-time load of Spanish classes in grades 8-12
    • Advise a group of 7-8 Upper School students
    • Collaborate with departmental colleagues on Spanish curriculum and pedagogy
    • Participate in community and student life of the School through supervision and leadership of activities and co-curricular programs
    • Attend faculty meetings and other planning meetings as necessary
     
    Qualifications
    • Native or near-native fluency in Spanish
    • Work effectively with a wide range of students
    • Think broadly and innovatively about curriculum and pedagogy
    • Weave cultural competence into the curriculum and classroom
    • Value collegial collaboration
    • Comfort and experience with educational technology including learning management systems, Google Suite apps, and other digital learning platforms
    • Dedication to anti-bias and equity work and an understanding of both culturally responsive pedagogy and the social justice dimensions of education
     
    Required Education
    • Bachelor's degree required; master’s degree preferred
     
    Compensation
    Annual salary range for 2024-2025 based on years of teaching experience and level of degrees earned: 
    $80,000 - $161,000+
     
    Benefits
    Friends Seminary offers excellent benefits including paid time off, health, dental, vision, 403(b) with a School-paid match; wide-ranging opportunities for professional development, including tuition support and summer grants; and a talented and dedicated team of teaching colleagues and supportive administrators. Successful candidates will join a dynamic and forward-thinking teaching community of over 150 educators.
     
    To apply, please submit the following:
    1. Completed Friends Seminary employment application
    2. Cover letter
    3. Resume
    4. Contact information for three to five personal references
    When submitting your materials, kindly be sure to reference your first and last name, the position for which you are applying, and where you heard about the position in the subject line. i.e. [last name], [first name] - US Spanish Teacher - Friends Seminary website. You will receive a confirmation email when you submit your application. No phone calls, please.
     
    Submit all materials to: languagejobs@friendsseminary.org  
     
    Friends Seminary actively promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in all its programs and operations, including admissions, financial aid, hiring, and all facets of the educational experience. To form a community which strives to reflect the world’s diversity, we do not discriminate on the basis of race or color, religion, nationality, ethnicity, economic background, physical ability, sex, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. Friends Seminary is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates of color and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. We urge all applicants to identify and express their individuality and the ways in which they might enrich and diversify the School community.
     
    Moreover, all successful applicants, whether for a faculty or administrative staff post, must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in their professional lives. Applicants for a faculty position should highlight ways their curriculum, pedagogy, and classroom culture may advance these goals. Applicants for an administrative staff position should highlight ways they seek to promote these goals in their office work, programming, or operational endeavors.
  • VISUAL ARTS TEACHER - LOWER SCHOOL

    Friends Seminary educates students from kindergarten through twelfth grade, adhering to the values of the Religious Society of Friends. We strive to build a diverse school where students exercise their curiosity and imagination as they develop as scholars, artists and athletes. In a community that cultivates the practices of keen observation, unhurried reflection, critical thinking, and coherent expression, we listen for the single voice as we seek unity. The disciplines of silence, study, and service provide the matrix for growth:  silence opens us to change; study helps us to know the world; service challenges us to put our values into practice. At Friends Seminary, education is rooted in the Quaker belief in the Inner Light – that of God in every person. Guided by the testimonies of integrity, peace, equality, and simplicity, we prepare students to engage in the world that is and to help bring about a world that ought to be.
     
    Founded in 1786, Friends Seminary, the oldest continually operating coeducational, independent Quaker school in New York City, seeks a passionate, knowledgeable, and team-oriented Art and Shop Teacher for the Lower School to begin in the 2024-2025 school year. The preferred candidate will have an extensive understanding of child artistic development and a desire to grow as a professional educator.
     
    Lower School Visual Arts teachers report directly to the Head of Lower School as well as to their Department Chair.
     
    Responsibilities
    • Teach small group art and shop classes in grades K-4.
    • Help organize and maintain art materials in the art studios.
    • Install and label exhibits of children’s artwork for all classes.
    • Manage inventory and place supply orders.
    • Communicate with parents as needed, including curriculum night.
    • Attend weekly division, department, or full faculty meetings.
    • Perform additional responsibilities as assigned.
    Qualifications  
    • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues.
    • Knowledge of artistic child development from Kindergarten through Grade 4.
    • Enthusiasm for connections between visual arts and other STEAM fields, especially engineering and design.
    • Commitment to valuing and incorporating diversity of influences and perspectives in curriculum and instruction as well as creating an inclusive experience for all students.
    • Teaching experience in elementary Visual Arts education required; minimum of 3 years preferred.
    Required Education
    • Bachelor’s degree in art or education required; master’s degree in art education preferred.
    Compensation
    Annual salary range for 2024-2025 based on years of teaching experience and level of degrees earned: 
    $80,000 - $161,000+
     
    Benefits
    Friends Seminary offers excellent benefits including paid time off, health, dental, vision, 403(b) with a School-paid match; wide-ranging opportunities for professional development, including tuition support and summer grants; and a talented and dedicated team of teaching colleagues and supportive administrators. Successful candidates will join a dynamic and forward-thinking teaching community of over 150 educators.
     
    To apply, please submit the following:
    1. Completed Friends Seminary employment application
    2. Cover letter
    3. Resume
    4. Contact information for three to five personal references
    5. A statement of educational philosophy
    When submitting your materials, kindly be sure to reference your first and last name, the position for which you are applying, and where you heard about the position in the subject line. i.e. [last name], [first name] - LS Visual Arts Teacher - Friends Seminary website. You will receive a confirmation email when you submit your application. No phone calls, please.
     
    Submit all materials to: lowerschooljobs@friendsseminary.org
     
    Friends Seminary actively promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in all its programs and operations, including admissions, financial aid, hiring, and all facets of the educational experience. To form a community which strives to reflect the world’s diversity, we do not discriminate on the basis of race or color, religion, nationality, ethnicity, economic background, physical ability, sex, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. Friends Seminary is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates of color and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. We urge all applicants to identify and express their individuality and the ways in which they might enrich and diversify the School community.
     
    Moreover, all successful applicants, whether for a faculty or administrative staff post, must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in their professional lives. Applicants for a faculty position should highlight ways their curriculum, pedagogy, and classroom culture may advance these goals. Applicants for an administrative staff position should highlight ways they seek to promote these goals in their office work, programming, or operational endeavors.

Ongoing Opportunities

List of 2 frequently asked questions.

  • ATHLETICS COACHING

    In the Friends Seminary Athletics Program, competitive spirit and Quakerism are mutually reinforced while kept in the perspective of integrity and team effort. Athletes are encouraged to pursue personal goals through cooperative effort and in pursuit of a common objective. Sport is a microcosm of life, and the lessons of cooperation, discipline, responsibility and sportsmanship are lessons of life as well as Athletics. Friends is a member of the following associations: AAIS – Athletic Association of Independent Schools (Girls) and ACIS – Athletic Conference of Independent Schools (Boys and Girls).
     
    Coaches are responsible for cultivating a positive learning environment to prepare our student-athletes for success in interscholastic competitions. Successful coaches at Friends Seminary motivate student-athletes to demonstrate commitment to their own personal growth and development, an appreciation for the sport, and strong collaboration with peers.
     
    We are seeking coaches who are able to demonstrate a high level of competency in sport skill instruction, motivation, ability to teach strategies, competitive concepts of the sport, and the ability to build community and team spirit. Coaches will also have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with school administrators, parents/guardians, and student-athletes.
     
    We are currently seeking coaches skilled in the following sports:
    • Soccer - Middle and Upper School Level
    • Cross Country - Middle and Upper School Level
    • Volleyball - Middle and Upper School Level
     
    Qualifications
    • Experience working with teenage student athletes
    • Excellent verbal, written, and organizational skills with the ability to effectively manage relationships with colleagues and supervisors, student athletes, and parents
    • Ability to provide leadership and direction to student-athletes, and support student success on all levels
    • Enthusiasm for the role of athletics in an independent school setting, vision and creativity, and the ability to work in a team-oriented environment
    • Successful completion of a criminal background check and current First Aid, CPR, and AED certifications
     
    Compensation
    Coaching at Friends Seminary is compensated via stipend for each season coached. The amount of a stipend depends on the level of sport being coached, the length of the season, the level of the coaching position (e.g. Head Coach, Asst. Coach, etc.), and also years of prior coaching experience. Stipends range from $2,000–$8,500.
     
    To apply:
    For this position, please submit the following:
    1. Completed Friends Seminary employment application
    2. Cover letter
    3. Resume
     
    When submitting your materials, kindly be sure to reference your first and last name, the position for which you are applying, and where you heard about the position in the subject line. i.e. [last name], [first name] - Coaching - ABC Recruiting. You will receive a confirmation email when you submit your application. No phone calls, please.
     
    Submit all materials to: athleticsjobs@friendsseminary.org
     
    Friends Seminary reserves the right to require all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as current and future health and safety guidelines are adopted by the School. All employees will be required to be tested for COVID-19 as the School deems necessary to protect our community and those around us.
     
    Friends Seminary actively promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in all its programs and operations, including admissions, financial aid, hiring, and all facets of the educational experience. To form a community which strives to reflect the world’s diversity, we do not discriminate on the basis of race or color, religion, nationality, ethnicity, economic background, physical ability, sex, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. Friends Seminary is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates of color and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. We urge all applicants to identify and express their individuality and the ways in which they might enrich and diversify the school community.
     
    Moreover, all successful applicants, whether for a faculty or administrative staff post, must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in their professional lives. Applicants for a faculty position should highlight ways their curriculum, pedagogy, and classroom culture may advance these goals. Applicants for an administrative staff position should highlight ways they seek to promote these goals in their office work, programming, or operational endeavors.
  • SUBSTITUTE TEACHING

    Each year Friends Seminary seeks substitute teachers in all subject areas for all age groups. When a teacher is absent, Friends strives to schedule a substitute teacher who can further the curriculum of the class or classes taught by the absent teacher. In addition, substitute teachers participate in other supervisory responsibilities such as lunch, recess or study hall.
     
    Candidates with prior teaching experience and relevant subject matter knowledge are encouraged to apply.
     
    Qualifications
    • Excellent professional skills and habits including ability to arrive on time and prepared when appropriate, timely and responsive communication, and ability to quickly read and absorb instructions
    • Reliable and regular availability during school days between 8 AM and 3:30 PM
    • Steady presence in a classroom setting
    • Successful completion of Friends Seminary background check
     
    Required Education
    • Bachelor's Degree required
     
    Compensation
    Friends Seminary compensates substitute teachers on a per day basis:
    Half day: $100
    Full day: $175
    Long term substitute: $275/day
     
    To apply:
    For this position, please submit the following:
    1. Completed Friends Seminary employment application
    2. Cover letter
    3. Resume
    4. Contact information for three to five personal references
     
    When submitting your materials, kindly be sure to reference your first and last name, the position for which you are applying, and where you heard about the position in the subject line. i.e. [last name], [first name] - Sub Teacher - ABC Recruiting. You will receive a confirmation email when you submit your application. No phone calls, please.
     
    Submit all materials to: subteachingjobs@friendsseminary.org
     
    Friends Seminary reserves the right to require all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as current and future health and safety guidelines are adopted by the School. All employees will be required to be tested for COVID-19 as the School deems necessary to protect our community and those around us.
     
    Friends Seminary actively promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in all its programs and operations, including admissions, financial aid, hiring, and all facets of the educational experience. To form a community which strives to reflect the world’s diversity, we do not discriminate on the basis of race or color, religion, nationality, ethnicity, economic background, physical ability, sex, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. Friends Seminary is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates of color and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. We urge all applicants to identify and express their individuality and the ways in which they might enrich and diversify the school community.
     
    Moreover, all successful applicants, whether for a faculty or administrative staff post, must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in their professional lives. Applicants for a faculty position should highlight ways their curriculum, pedagogy, and classroom culture may advance these goals. Applicants for an administrative staff position should highlight ways they seek to promote these goals in their office work, programming, or operational endeavors.
Friends Seminary actively promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in all its programs and operations, including admissions, financial aid, hiring, and all facets of the educational experience. To form a community which strives to reflect the world’s diversity, we do not discriminate on the basis of race or color, religion, nationality, ethnicity, economic background, physical ability, sex, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. Friends Seminary is an equal opportunity employer.

FRIENDS SEMINARY
222 East 16th Street
New York, NY 10003
P: 212-979-5030
F: 212.979.5034
Friends Seminary — the oldest continuously operated, coeducational school in NYC — serves college-bound day students in Kindergarten-Grade 12.