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Lower School Associate Teacher (K-IV)

610 E 83rd St, New York, NY 10028, USA Req #73
Friday, January 19, 2024

The Brearley School, an independent girls’ school serving over 770 students K-12, welcomes candidates for a full-time position as a Lower School Associate Teacher beginning August 2024.  Associate Teachers typically serve a two-year term. We invite interested candidates to apply for this position by completing an application and uploading a cover letter and resume.


Responsibilities include:

  • participating fully in the life of a classroom, the Lower School, and the school at large
  • supporting the everyday running of the classroom and the Lower School
  • teaching lessons in whole groups and small groups
  • supporting the social-emotional needs of students
  • meeting regularly with the Assistant Head of the Lower School as a group and individually
  • attending required meetings
  • supporting and advancing the School’s commitment to anti-racism.


The ideal candidate will:

  • have a bachelor’s degree
  • have previous experience working with children
  • have a genuine passion for and interest in pursuing a career in education
  • demonstrate a high degree of professionalism, commitment, and responsibility
  • demonstrate the desire to work collaboratively and in consultation
  • demonstrate an eagerness to learn and grow
  • have a commitment to the education of girls
  • have competence in inclusive, anti-bias, anti-racist pedagogy.


About the School

Founded in 1884, the school is a center of intellectual exuberance, attracting students from across and beyond New York City. Our mission has long combined outstanding academics with an insistence on a larger purpose: to cultivate in our students a commitment to the greater good. In pursuit of this goal, we actively strive to build, nurture, and sustain a diverse faculty and student body. We are committed to creating an inclusive, equitable, and antiracist school community, and we expect our faculty, staff, students, parents, and trustees to pursue meaningful change through deliberate and measurable actions.



In 2023-24, the salary of a Lower School Associate Teacher was $58,800. Salary ranges are updated annually in January.



Benefits offered to eligible employees include a range of options for health insurance coverage with generous employer contributions across the plans; an HSA plan; pre-tax transit benefits; long-term disability insurance; a retirement plan that includes a school contribution starting at 10% of salary with no mandatory employee contribution after 12 months of employment; breakfast and lunch without charge; support for professional growth and development; and the opportunity to participate in a community based on collaboration, mutual care, and a commitment to the greater good.  Faculty may also apply for housing in a nearby Brearley-owned building at favorable rates.


The Brearley School is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to hiring exceptional, dedicated teachers of diverse backgrounds. We consider qualified individuals for employment with the School regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or any other state or federally-protected classification.

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  • 610 E 83rd St, New York, NY 10028, USA