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For all openings, send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three to five professional references in PDF or Word format to the appropriate email address listed in the individual job description below. For teaching positions, please include a statement of educational philosophy with your application materials.
 
When submitting your resume, kindly be sure to clearly reference your first and last name, the position you are applying for and where you heard about the position in the subject line ie: Smith, John - Math Teacher - Friends Website
 
Certain job openings have specific requirements. Please read the job descriptions for details. An acknowledgement email will be sent once we receive your resume. Kindly submit your information only once per school year. No phone calls, please.

Friends Seminary actively promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion in all programs and operations, including admissions, financial aid, and hiring. 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.

Current Openings

List of 5 frequently asked questions.

  • Part Time Outdoor Education Program Leader – Leave Replacement 

    The Outdoor Education Program Leader will:
    • Co-lead two 5-day sea kayaking expeditions  (June 15 to 19) (June 22 to 26)
    • Co-lead two 5-day hiking expeditions (August 17 to 21) (August 24 to 28)
    • Assist with pre-trip preparation and post-trip clean-up
    • Maintain a positive and safe atmosphere and create excitement for the expeditions among the students.
    • Insure safety protocols are followed and help with student supervision and the overseeing of risk management throughout the trip.
    • Be familiar with student medical forms and other pertinent participant information.
    • Help create and maintain an environment of support and inclusion for all participants.
    • Prepare lessons/activities on pre-agreed topics to teach during the expedition.
    • Take notes on student performance throughout the trip.
    • Assist with cooking, general custodial and gear maintenance duties, as necessary.
    • Help encourage Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics practices in wilderness areas.
    Required Experience
    The minimum qualifications/skills needed for this job include:
    • Knowledge and previous experience in kayaking and backpacking: instruction, equipment usage and group management
    • Current First Aid and CPR certification
    • Ability to serve in an expeditionary leadership role
    • Valid Driver’s License
    • Ability to demonstrate competence in Friends Seminary's School Driving Orientation
    Preferred Qualifications
    Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder
    Prior experience working with adolescents
                                                                 
    Required Education
    Bachelor’s Degree

    Interested candidates must submit a completed Friends Seminary Employment Application,  a Cover Letter, Resume, and contact information for three references to jobs@friendsseminary.org.

    When submitting required documents, kindly reference in the subject line: your first and last name, the position you are applying for and where you heard about the position.  You will receive a confirmation email when you submit your application online. Kindly submit your information only once per school year. No phone calls, please.

    Friends Seminary actively promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion in all programs and operations, including admissions, financial aid, and hiring. 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.
     
  • Middle School Drama Teacher – One Year Leave Replacement – 2020-2021 School Year

    The successful candidate must have a background and experience in developing and teaching curriculum-based drama as well as directing plays for young actors grades 5-8. Classes focus on various levels of storytelling, devising work, character creation, ensemble building, and scene study. Each class will culminate in a presentation of work or an in-class play.
     
    Responsibilities
    • Directing responsibilities include the 7th/8th grade play in the winter and the 5th/6th grade play in the spring. Both shows perform in our blackbox theater and rehearse after school.
    • Teaching responsibilities include semester long 5th grade Drama classes and semester long 6th grade Drama classes as well as a year-long 8th grade Drama class.
    Required Experience
    • Teaching drama to students in grades 5 – 8.
    • Creating and adapting scripts that connect to and enhance curricular goals.
    • Directing students through a play production process leading to performance.
    • Working collaboratively and having a schedule that will allow for afternoon, evening, and occasional weekend rehearsals.
    • Must have a love for working with young students and the performing arts.
     
    Required Education
    • Bachelors Degree required, Masters Degree in Educational Theater preferred.
    To apply
    Interested candidates must submit a completed Friends Seminary Employment Application, a Cover Letter, Resume, Statement of Educational Philosophy, and contact information for three references to performartsjobs@friendsseminary.org.
    When submitting required documents, kindly reference in the subject line: your first and last name, the position you are applying for and where you heard about the position. You will receive a confirmation email when you submit your application online. Kindly submit your information only once per school year. No phone calls, please.
    Friends Seminary actively promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion in all programs and operations, including admissions, financial aid, and hiring. 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.
  • Upper School Computer Science, Engineering and Design Teacher – 2020-2021 School Year

    Friends Seminary seeks an enthusiastic and innovative educator to lead educational programs in Computer Science, Engineering, and Design. The Upper School Computer Science, Engineering and Design teacher will be responsible for introductory and advanced courses in computer programming, physical computing, robotics, web design, app design, and more. This role also includes collaborating with teachers in other disciplines who wish to incorporate computing, coding, design thinking, or engineering into their curriculum. Additional responsibilities include leadership for relevant student clubs, organizational and creative support of the annual ‘Maker Day’ event, and participation in the ongoing growth and development of STEM programs school wide. Most faculty also serve as Advisor to a small group of US students.
     
    Responsibilities
    • Develop and oversee the Upper School Computer Science, Engineering, and Design curriculum
    • Teach required and elective computer science and/or engineering classes
    • Work with LS and MS Computer Science and Technology teachers to coordinate, implement, and evaluate technology and computer science curriculum across three divisions
    • Serve as an advisor to a small group of US students
    • Work collaboratively with other Computer Science, Engineering, and Design teachers to manage and support the School’s evolving program spaces
     
     
    Qualifications
    • Enthusiasm for working with Upper School students
    • Sense of humor
    • Patient, flexible demeanor
    • Ability to take initiative and work independently
    • Experience using educational technologies in a classroom environment
    • Experience collaborating with faculty and team-teaching
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
    • Dedicated to creating safe, respectful, and dynamic digital learning environments
    • Commitment to anti-bias and equity work; understands culturally responsive pedagogy and the social justice dimensions of education
     
     
    Required Education
    Bachelors Degree, Masters highly preferred
     
    Required Documents
    Interested candidates must submit a completed Friends Seminary Employment Application, a Cover Letter, Resume, Statement of Educational Philosophy, and contact information for three references to techjobs@friendsseminary.org.
    When submitting required documents, kindly reference in the subject line: your first and last name, the position you are applying for and where you heard about the position. You will receive a confirmation email when you submit your application online. Kindly submit your information only once per school year. No phone calls, please.
    Friends Seminary actively promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion in all programs and operations, including admissions, financial aid, and hiring. 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.
  • Mandarin Language Teacher – 2020-2021 School Year

    Friends Seminary is accepting applications for a full time teacher of Mandarin. Qualified applicants will be able to teach from beginning to advanced levels of Mandarin to students in grades 4-12. 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. Experience integrating technology into the curriculum is also a plus.
     
    Qualifications
     
    • Speak native or near-native Mandarin
    • Work effectively with a wide range of students
    • Think broadly and dynamically about curriculum and pedagogy
    • Weave cultural competence into the curriculum and classroom
    • Value collegial collaboration and program building
    • Dedication to anti-bias and equity work regarding culturally responsive pedagogy and the social justice dimensions of education
     
    Required Education
    Bachelors Degree, Masters strongly preferred
     
    Required Documents
    Interested candidates must submit a completed Friends Seminary Employment Application, a Cover Letter, Resume, Statement of Educational Philosophy, and contact information for three references to languagejobs@friendsseminary.org.
    When submitting required documents, kindly reference in the subject line: your first and last name, the position you are applying for and where you heard about the position. You will receive a confirmation email when you submit your application online. Kindly submit your information only once per school year. No phone calls, please.
    Friends Seminary actively promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion in all programs and operations, including admissions, financial aid, and hiring. 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.
  • Upper School Science Teacher – 2020-2021 School Year

    Friends Seminary seeks a dynamic teacher of science capable of teaching introductory levels of high school life science and physical science. Ability to teach advanced levels of life science also a plus. The individual’s primary responsibilities will be to teach four sections of science and serve as an advisor to a small group of upper school students. Qualified candidates should show evidence of using a hands-on laboratory approach. The Friends science program is currently a physics-first sequence that emphasizes student-centered pedagogy, with the goal to expand our inquiry-based curriculum and project-based learning components. The Science department at Friends Seminary values teacher collaboration, thoughtful reflection on pedagogy and innovative teaching practices.
     
    Qualifications
    • Enthusiasm for working with Upper School students
    • Sense of humor
    • Patient, flexible demeanor
    • Ability to take initiative and work independently
    • Experience using educational technologies in a classroom environment
    • Experience collaborating with faculty and team-teaching
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
    • Dedicated to creating safe, respectful, and dynamic learning environments
    • Commitment to anti-bias and equity work; understands culturally responsive pedagogy and the social justice dimensions of education
    • Maker mind-set
     
    Required Education
    Bachelors Degree, Masters highly preferred
     
    Required Documents
    Interested candidates must submit a completed Friends Seminary Employment Application, a Cover Letter, Resume, Statement of Educational Philosophy, and contact information for three references to sciencejobs@friendsseminary.org.
    When submitting required documents, kindly reference in the subject line: your first and last name, the position you are applying for and where you heard about the position. You will receive a confirmation email when you submit your application online. Kindly submit your information only once per school year. No phone calls, please.
    Friends Seminary actively promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion in all programs and operations, including admissions, financial aid, and hiring. 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.

Substitute Teaching

If you would like to apply to be a substitute teacher at Friends Seminary, please submit a completed Friends Seminary Application, a cover letter and resume to the appropriate divisional administrative assistant.

Lower School:   Laura McGinley
Middle School:   Elle Hauschen
Upper School:   Denman Tuzo
Friends Seminary — the oldest continuously operated, coeducational school in NYC — serves college-bound day students in Kindergarten-Grade 12.

 
FRIENDS SEMINARY
222 East 16th Street
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P: 212-979-5030
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