Careers

City and Country School is a coeducational independent, progressive school for children ages 2-13 in Greenwich Village. Children at City and Country develop responsibility and a strong sense of community through group experiences such as block building and work with other open-ended materials in the Lower School, and group jobs in the Middle and Upper School. Through trips, books, and opportunities for other first-hand experiences, children learn to ask questions and conduct meaningful research. We believe the teacher's place is alongside the child, posing questions that elicit imaginative thinking, problem-solving and decision-making in pursuit of a deeper perspective. An underlying respect for children, the group process, and a social-studies driven, interdisciplinary approach are among the hallmarks of our program.

City and Country School is an Equal Opportunity Employer with interest in developing diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. City and Country School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, age, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, national origin, citizenship, or disability.

Eighth Grade (XIIIs) Group Co-Head Teacher

City and Country seeks a full-time Eighth Grade (XIIIs) Group Co-Head Teacher position for the 2020-2021 school year, beginning August 2020.

The XIIIs study 20th century American history in a global context. In recent years, the focus has been on the role of the media in the representation of race relations. Through reading Richard Wright’s Black Boy, the XIIIs explore the historical context of the book by examining the period from 1908 to 1927, the years covered by that work. Finally, in the spring the XIIIs read Orwell’s 1984 as they explore control of media and surveillance by governments and corporate entities. In addition to strengthening and expanding their math, language arts and research skills, the XIIIs write and publish a bi-weekly newspaper that covers City and Country from IIs-XIIIs, along with other contemporary issues of interest to the XIIIs.
 
KEY ELEMENTS
  • Experience with a head teacher of history or language arts
  • Experience with the age range
  • Experience developing a social studies program that integrates other disciplines  such as art, music, drama, science, and Spanish
  • An interest in current events and journalism
  • Experience with the teaching of math a plus, though not essential
  • Experience with InDesign software would be most welcome
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Collaborate and coordinate closely with co-teacher, both day-to-day and during the high school application process
  • Work in close partnership with colleagues and children
  • Share responsibility for approximately 25 eighth graders
  • Commitment to equity, progressive education and the core values and mission of the School
  • Chaperone both an overnight trip and a week-long trip with the XIIIs
  • Master’s Degree in education or related field
To apply, click here, and include a cover letter with your resume.

School Nurse

City and Country seeks a part-time School Nurse, beginning March 2020.  

A full job description can be found here

Candidates can apply here.

Technology Support Specialist

City and Country seeks a full-time Technology Support Specialist for the 2020-2021 school year, beginning July 2020.
 
A full job description can be found here.
 
Candidates may apply here.

Associate Teachers

City and Country School seeks Associate Teachers for the 2020-2021 academic year, beginning in late August 2020.
 
Associate Teachers are needed in various Lower School classrooms to work with children ranging from two through seven years of age. This is an excellent opportunity for candidates looking to work in close partnership with individual Head Teachers in a progressive setting.
 
These are the key elements for these positions:
  • Ability to collaborate flexibly
  • Interest in progressive education
  • Experience working with young children
  • Committed to a graduate education program preferred
These positions offer part-time and full-time opportunities.

Candidates may apply here.

Floating Associate Teacher

City and Country School seeks a Floating Associate Teacher for the 2020-2021 academic year, beginning in late August 2020.

A full-time Lower School Floater is needed to work with two through seven-year-old children. Candidates should be energetic and possess good classroom management skills. This is a great position for someone who likes to work one-on-one with children or in small groups and who is comfortable with a flexible schedule; it is also an opportunity to learn more about our school. Hours: 8:30a.m. – 5:00p.m.
 
These are the key elements for this position:
  • Ability to collaborate flexibly
  • Interest in progressive education
  • Experience working with young children
Candidates may apply here.

Middle School Shared Associate Teachers

City and Country School seeks Middle School Shared Associate Teachers for the 2020-2021 academic year, beginning in late August 2020.
 
The Shared Associate primarily works with either 3rd, 4th or 5th graders. With two groups at each age level, the Associate will be shared by two cooperating teachers. Each group has approximately 16 students. 

The job of the Shared Associate is two-fold: 
  • Four days a week the Shared Associate works with their cooperating teachers, supporting individual students, working within a small group setting and facilitating large group lessons.
  • One day a week the Shared Associate "floats," (or acts as a substitute) as needed, within the Middle and Upper School (3rd- 8th grade). If no coverage is needed on an Associate's "Float Day,” they remain in the classroom.
A Shared Associate responsibilities include:
  • Assists students and teachers with classroom instruction
  • Confers with students in Library each day
  • Facilitates a literature circle two or three times a week with a group of 6-7 students
  • Accompanies Groups on field trips
  • Meets regularly with teachers to confer and plan
  • Assists in the Play process
  • Helps draft student reports and participates in Parent Conferences
  • Covers Lunch/Yard at least once a week
  • Attends weekly Staff Meetings (Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30 p.m.) 
  • Substitutes for cooperating teachers as needed
In addition to the classroom responsibilities the Middle/Upper School Associates share Morning Yard duties (M-F 8:00-8:30 a.m.) for additional compensation. The specific schedule is to be determined in August 2020.

Candidates may apply here.

Human Resource and Benefit Coordinator

City and Country School seeks a full-time Human Resource and Benefit Coordinator.

A full job description can be found here.
 
Candidates may apply here.
 

Middle/Upper School Substitute Teachers

City and Country School seeks Middle/Upper School Substitute Teachers for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Middle/Upper School Substitute Teachers work with grades 3-8.

Responsibilities may include:
  • Enacting lesson plans left by Group Teacher/Specials Teacher
    • Work may include Social Studies, Language Arts, Math, Spanish, Technology, Art, Shop, Science, Music and Physical Education
  • Supporting students in the work of the classroom
  • Managing classrooms of children
  • Providing feedback to Group Teacher/Specials teacher with regard to the lesson and the group
  • Accompanying and overseeing children during Lunch, in the Library and in the Yard
  • Joining groups on trips
  • Overseeing Morning Yard
  • Supervising Afterschool Homework/Library

Key elements for candidates include:
  • Flexible approach  
  • Experience with the age range
  • Strong communication skills
  • Experience with progressive teaching approaches
  • Interest in working within a progressive teaching environment

Candidates may apply here.
 
 

City and Country School

146 W 13th Street New York, NY 10011
Phone: 212.242.7802