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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 3 frequently asked questions.

  • Multimedia Producer

    The Communications Office at Friends Seminary works to promote the School, both internally, and in the public eye. Through its efforts in communications and media, the office aims to safeguard the Quaker mission of the School, and showcase it in action. The Multimedia Producer is a full-time member of the Communications Office, reporting to the Director of Communications. This person has important responsibilities in creating digital, print and multimedia assets that will help tell the story of Friends Seminary.
     
    Responsibilities
    • Serve as a primary photographer and videographer for the school, which includes covering some evening and weekend events.
    • Edit and archive photographs and videos.
    • Assist in the design and packaging of multimedia for featuring on the school’s website and social media accounts.
    • Identify stories for the communications office to tell. Participate in the creation of the story (writing and/or multimedia creation).
     
    Qualifications
    • Degree in journalism, communications, web design or related major preferred.
    • Applicants must have a portfolio consisting of multimedia — primarily showcasing photography and videography skills.
    • Graphic design and web design experience a plus.
    • At least two years of professional experience preferred, but recent college graduates with strong multimedia/photojournalism/storytelling portfolios will be considered.
    • Mastery of Adobe Creative Cloud
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Acute attention to detail and a high degree of organization
    • Familiarity with email service providers such as MailChimp and Constant Contact is highly desirable
    • Ability to keep pace in deadline-driven environment across multiple projects
    • Strong ability to prioritize work based on short and long-term needs
    • Creativity and a sense of humor
     
    Required Education
    Bachelors Degree
     
    To apply
    Interested candidates must submit a completed Friends Seminary Employment Application, a Cover Letter, Resume, Writing Samples, Multimedia Portfolio and contact information for three references to communicationsjobs@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.
     
     
  • Director of Service Learning and Civic Engagement

    Friends Seminary, a Quaker coeducational K-12 school in Manhattan, is seeking a Director of Service Learning, who will work closely with the Dean of Co-Curricular Programs and the Director of Diversity and Inclusion in developing and implementing K-12 programming. Friends Seminary’s Center for Peace, Equity & Justice (CPEJ) supports student and faculty development of the core values of equality, diversity, and community engagement, which reflects Quaker testimonies and their accompanying legacy of activism. The Center brings together academic, social, and cultural programs that contribute to wider movements for social change. By connecting theory to real-world practice, the Center stresses learning through action, and equips students with global competencies that allow them to realize their human capacity to bring about the world that ought to be. Through its programs and course offerings, grounded in Quaker philosophy and practice, the Center seeks to connect ideas, resources, and people to advance social justice, build inclusive and sustainable communities, and foster lifelong commitments to public service.

    The main responsibilities for this position will be the continued development of a thriving service learning program in the three divisions of the School. Additional responsibilities include collaborating with CPEJ staff on the design and logistical support of other Center initiatives. The candidate that fills this position will demonstrate a strong commitment to civic engagement and social justice through their own educational pursuits, volunteerism and/or professional work in the philanthropic sector. An ideal candidate will have experience in community organizing, youth development, an understanding of service learning pedagogy, and diversity and inclusion best practices. This Director will report to the Dean of Co-Curricular Programs and will be part of a highly collaborative team that brings to life the School’s Quaker values. 

    Responsibilities
    • Creating and implementing, with support from the Dean of Co-Curricular Programs:
      • monthly out-of-school service opportunities for US students. 
      • a minimum of three family/alumni service events in coordination with Parents Association and Office of Institutional Advancement
      • annual 9th-grade F.L.I.N.G. event for parents and students
      • the All-School Day of Service
    • Teaching middle school social justice/service learning classes and working with the Dean of Co-Curricular Programs and the Director of Diversity & Inclusion in implementing this 5th-8th-grade goLEAD curriculum
    • Collaborating with the Dean of Co-Curricular Programs and the Director of Diversity & Inclusion in planning and implementing CPEJ initiatives such as the Learn & Serve events, Peace Week and Day of Concern
    • Archiving Center for Peace, Equity and Justice service photos and working with Communications on social media postings
    • Posting communications of service opportunities through the school’s online weekly newsletter, website dashboard, lobby monitors, and other platforms
    • Maintaining the Upper School database of student service records
    • Generating quarterly reports to advisors and US students on service records
    • Overseeing the students’ reflections on the service blog: Friends SHOUT
    • Coordinating the Service Committee weekly meetings and their agendas in consult with the student Service Clerks
    • Developing and maintaining relationships with the School’s nonprofit and community partners
    • Collaborating with CPEJ staff on professional development offerings for Friends faculty and staff
    • Providing support for teachers in the incorporation of service learning into their curricula
    • Contributing to an annual report on CPEJ work that  of school’s volunteer hours and list of nonprofit partnerships to Dean of Co-Curricular Programs
    • Collaborating with the Dean of Co-Curricular Programs on summer internship and volunteer opportunities

    Required Qualifications
    • A grounded understanding of service learning fundamentals and instructional best practices
    • An expressed value for diversity, equity, and inclusion and a demonstration of cultural awareness, including knowledge of themselves and the cultural lenses they bring to interactions with others
    • A developed global consciousness and environmental sustainability awareness and engagement
    • Experience with youth development and social justice/human rights education
    • A demonstrated experience in community building and nonprofit partnership development

    Required Education
    • Bachelors Degree required, Masters Degree preferred.
    To Apply

    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.
     
  • Part Time Middle School Brass Instrument Teacher - 2019-2020 School Year

    Friends Seminary seeks applications for a Part Time Brass Instrument Teacher.  Candidates should be eager to engender a love of music of all types and styles in Middle School students grades 5 - 8. Qualified candidates will be comfortable with beginner, novice, and intermediate musicians. We seek and welcome applicants with additional experience in ensemble instruction. Candidates should have experience working with middle school aged students and a commitment to engaging, inspirational and dynamic teaching.

    Required Experience
    • Experience working with middle school aged students.
    • Certification in the Suzuki Method through book 4 is preferred.
    • Ability to help students perform minor repairs on their instrument.
    • Piano skills also preferred.

    Required Education

    Bachelors Degree, Masters preferred.


    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.


    Friends Seminary seeks applications for a Part Time Brass Instrument Teacher.  The position is for April 15 - June 7, 2019.  Candidates should be eager to engender a love of music of all types and styles in Middle School students grades 5 - 8. Qualified candidates will be comfortable with beginner, novice, and intermediate musicians. We seek and welcome applicants with additional experience in ensemble instruction. Candidates should have experience working with middle school aged students and a commitment to engaging, inspirational and dynamic teaching.
    Required Experience
    Required Experience
    Experience working with middle school aged students.
    Certification in the Suzuki Method through book 4 is preferred.
    Ability to help students perform minor repairs on their instrument.
    Piano skills also preferred.
    Required Education
    Bachelors Degree, Masters Preferred
    Required Documents
    Resume, References

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
New York, NY 10003
P: 212-979-5030
F: 212.979.5034