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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.

Central to our mission and philosophy is our deep commitment to community. Creating meaningful connections inspires us and centers our work with each other and with the children. Click here to learn more about our community.

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.

Current Opportunities

The City & Country School is New York City’s preeminent progressive nursery through eighth-grade school. Located in the West Village and founded in 1914 by progressive education pioneer Caroline Pratt, C&C’s unique program uses social studies as the anchor for the academic program. Her vision that we learn from children remains our guiding principle. Teacher autonomy and flexibility are fundamental tenets of the student experience; each faculty member leads the development of a dynamic and ever-evolving program that centers around developmental stages and students’ interests. 

We look to strengthen the collective educational experience of our students by examining the entire arc of the academic program and vitalizing throughlines in the curriculum. Reporting directly to the Principal, the Director of Curriculum will work closely with all faculty, division directors, school leaders, student support staff, and the school’s Education Committee, to guide this work. 

Responsibilities

  • Partner with faculty, division directors, and the Director of Community Life, Equity, and Inclusion to strengthen alignment and continuity throughout C&C’s academic program for ages 2 through 13
  • Serve as a resource and thought partner for teachers and teaching teams
  • Consider the collective 2s through 13s program from an anti-racist lens 
  • Collaborate with faculty and support curriculum development  
  • Partner with faculty, Division Directors, and the Office of Community Life, Equity, and Inclusion to support healthy identity development in students 2s through 13s
  • Explore the scope of the entire program with an eye for continuity and academic throughlines 
  • Partner with the professional development committee and division directors to design PD that supports teachers in the ongoing work of curriculum development 
  • Support cross-divisional and cross-curricular conversations centered around progressive education, teaching practices, and curriculum 
  • Communicate externally and internally around consistency and continuity in our pedagogy and practice

Requirements

  • Strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as a proven track record in implementing anti-racist programming with students and adults
  • Strong leadership skills centered around relationship building, collaboration, and flexibility
  • Experience in a leadership position at a school
  • Deep understanding of progressive pedagogy, curriculum development, and teaching practices
  • Relevant experience teaching/leading a wide range of student ages, preferably from nursery through 8th grade
  • Collaborative leadership style 
  • Requisite experience using Google Apps and Microsoft Office Applications
  • Masters Degree in Education

*This position is a 12 month position with an annual salary of $115,000-$125,000. The deadline to submit resumes and cover letters is March 15.  Qualified candidates should send their materials to Frank Patti, Principal, at frankp@cityandcountry.org.

City and Country School seeks two Middle School Shared Associate Teachers for the 2024–2025 academic year, beginning in late August 2024.

Job Description

The Middle School Associate Teacher reports to the Division Director and is an integral part of the teaching faculty. The Middle School Associate Teacher partners on instruction with an interdisciplinary approach, finding authentic ways to connect course materials to student’s understandings of social studies. Our Teachers bring warmth, patience, and understanding to the classroom every day, encouraging children to learn and grow. 

Responsibilities

  • Assist the Group Teacher in encouraging lifelong thinking and exploration for students through various avenues for developing and consolidating skills in mathematics, writing, reading, and group problem solving
  • Assists students and teachers across the grade level with curriculum planning, library conferences, field trips, small group and whole group classroom instruction four days per week
  • Collaborate with Group Teachers, Specials Teachers, Specialists, and Division Heads to find ways to integrate instruction with other curricular subjects, namely social studies and Jobs programs
  • Assist the Group Teacher in maintaining an equitable and inclusive learning environment
  • Communicate effectively and establish strong working partnerships with families, students, colleagues, and administrators
  • Assist the Group Teacher in writing reports and conducting Parent/Teacher conferences
  • Assist the Group Teacher in providing curriculum updates to Learning Specialists in supporting ongoing education
  • Attends weekly Staff Meetings (Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30 p.m.) and monthly Associate Meetings
  • Manages Morning Program including Yard and Library duties (M-F 8:00-8:30 a.m.) 
  • Substitutes for cooperating teachers as needed

Requirements 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Education or related field
  • Prior teaching experience and/or professional field experience is a plus
  • Developmental knowledge of and experience with elementary aged children
  • Experience developing and revising curriculum with an integrative approach
  • Willingness to work in close collaboration with colleagues and children
  • Familiarity with project-based, experiential teaching and lesson development
  • Commitment to creating a culture of equity and inclusion
  • Effective classroom management skills
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Valid First Aid, Adult and Infant CPR Certificate issued by an authorized agency

City and Country School offers a competitive compensation package, commensurate with level of experience, plus benefits. The salary range for this position is $47,470–$50,545. 

Candidates may apply here

City and Country School seeks an Art Teacher for the 2024–2025 academic year, beginning in late August 2024. 

Job Description

The Art Teacher reports to the applicable Division Director and is an integral part of the Specials program. They inspire students to express themselves without bounds or criticism, cultivate natural curiosity, and develop a deep sense of appreciation for various artforms and mediums.

Responsibilities

  • Encourages lifelong appreciation for the arts and its impact on culture and the world. 
  • Develop, revise, and teach art history and practice-related curriculum.
  • Provides instruction utilizing paint, clay, paper, collages, plaster, metal, chalks, inks, charcoal and other drawing materials.
  • Collaborate with Specials Teachers, Specialists, and Division Heads to find ways to integrate instruction with other curricular subjects, namely social studies.
  • Maintain an equitable and inclusive learning environment.
  • Communicate effectively and establish strong working partnerships with families, students, colleagues, and administrators.
  • Write reports and conduct Parent/Teacher conferences.
  • Attend weekly staff meetings.

Requirements 

  • 3-5 years experience as an art teacher
  • Bachelor’s degree in fine arts with teaching qualification or equivalent, master’s preferred
  • Demonstrated excellence in a variety of art mediums and techniques, practicing artist a plus
  • Developmental knowledge of and experience with 8-13 year old children
  • Experience developing and revising curriculum with an integrative approach
  • Willingness to work in close collaboration with colleagues and children
  • Familiarity with project-based, experiential teaching and lesson development
  • Commitment to creating a culture of equity and inclusion
  • Effective classroom management skills
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Valid First Aid, Adult, and Infant CPR Certificate issued by an authorized agency

City and Country School offers a competitive compensation package, commensurate with level of experience, plus benefits. The salary range for this position is $66,000–$125,305. 

Candidates may apply here.

City and Country School seeks Lower School Associate Teachers for the 2024–2025 academic year, beginning in late August 2024. 

Job Description

The Lower Associate Group Teacher reports to the applicable division director and is an integral part of the teaching faculty. The Lower School Associate Teacher partners on instruction with an interdisciplinary approach, finding authentic ways to connect course materials to student’s understandings of social studies. Our Teachers bring warmth, patience, and understanding to the classroom every day, encouraging children to learn and grow. 

Responsibilities

  • Assist the Group Teacher in encouraging lifelong thinking and exploration for students through various open-ended materials; blocks, paint, clay, paper, wood, sand, and water.
  • Assist the Group Teacher in developing, revising, and teaching of lower school curriculum (nursery through second grade).
  • Collaborate with Group Teachers, Specials Teachers, Specialists, and Division Heads to find ways to integrate instruction with other curricular subjects, namely social studies.
  • Assist the Group Teacher in maintaining an equitable and inclusive learning environment.
  • Communicate effectively and establish strong working partnerships with families, students, colleagues, and administrators.
  • Assist the Group Teacher in writing reports and conducting Parent/Teacher conferences.
  • Assist the Group Teacher in providing curriculum updates to Learning Specialists in supporting ongoing education.
  • Attend weekly Staff Meetings.

Requirements 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Education or related field
  • Prior teaching experience and/or professional field experience is a plus
  • Developmental knowledge of and experience with elementary aged children
  • Experience developing and revising curriculum with an integrative approach
  • Willingness to work in close collaboration with colleagues and children
  • Familiarity with project-based, experiential teaching and lesson development
  • Commitment to creating a culture of equity and inclusion
  • Effective classroom management skills
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Valid First Aid, Adult and Infant CPR Certificate issued by an authorized agency

City and Country School offers a competitive compensation package, commensurate with level of experience, plus benefits. The salary range for this position is $47,470–$50,545. 

Candidates may apply here.

City and Country School seeks a IXs (4th Grade) Group Teacher Leave Replacement for the 2023-2024 academic year, beginning in April through June 2024.

Job Description 

The IXs (4th Grade) Group Teacher reports to the applicable Division Director and are an integral part of the teaching faculty. Group Teachers approach instruction with an interdisciplinary approach, finding authentic ways to connect course materials to student’s understandings of social studies. Our Teachers bring warmth, patience, and understanding to the classroom every day, encouraging children to learn and grow. 

Responsibilities 

  • Encourage lifelong thinking and exploration for students through various avenues for developing
  • and consolidating skills in mathematics, writing, reading, and group problem solving. 
  • Develop, revise, and teach fourth grade curriculum. 
  • Collaborate with Specials Teachers, Specialists, and Division Heads to find ways to integrate instruction with other curricular subjects, namely social studies and Jobs Program 
  • Maintain an equitable and inclusive learning environment 
  • Communicate effectively and establish strong working partnerships with families, students,
  • colleagues, outside service providers, and administrators 
  • Write reports and conduct Parent/Teacher conferences 
  • Provide curriculum updates to Learning Specialists to support ongoing education 
  • Attend weekly Staff Meetings (Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30 p.m.) 

Requirements 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or related field, Masters preferred 
  • Professional field experience is a plus 
  • Developmental knowledge of and experience with elementary aged children 
  • Experience developing and revising curriculum with an integrative approach 
  • Willingness to work in close collaboration with colleagues and children 
  • Familiarity with project-based, experiential teaching and lesson development
  • Commitment to creating a culture of equity and inclusion
  • Effective classroom management skills 
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal) 
  • Valid First Aid, Adult and Infant CPR Certificate issued by an authorized agency

The salary range for this position is $19,998-$38,252.

Candidates may apply here.

City and Country School seeks a part-time Technology Associate for the 2023-2024 academic year.

Job Description

The Technology Associate reports to the Director of Technology and is an integral part of the Technology Department. The ideal candidate is insightful, visionary, analytical, and detail-oriented, while being mindful of the importance of building meaningful relationships with the school’s various constituents. 

Responsibilities 

This individual will be a key member of the school’s technology team, reporting to the Director of Technology. The Technology Associate will help support C&C’s technology infrastructure, collaborating with the community to ensure its hardware and systems help bolster learning experiences. The applicant must have a basic knowledge of computer hardware and software. Good customer service skills are required. Experience working with children is desirable. It is essential for applicants to communicate effectively and listen perceptively to teachers, students, administrators, and team members. This job requires a set schedule, but there is flexibility in that schedule as long as the availability is between 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM. The pay range for this position is $26-$28 an hour (20 hours per week). 

Primary Functions 

  • Provide technical support to teachers and staff 
  • Install new workstations, laptops, printers, and peripherals, preparing them for use; including recycling dated machines 
  • Provide first-response technical support, including testing and troubleshooting workstations, laptops, printers, and peripherals; escalating response if needed 
  • Install, test and troubleshoot software applications 
  • Assist with Audio/Visual setups as needed 

Skills (Existing Knowledge or Interest in Learning) 

  • Knowledge of the Mac ecosystem – Macs and iPads, 
  • Knowledge of Google Suite ecosystem – GMail, Google Calendar, Drive, Docs 
  • Experience with evaluating devices that need attention, including Chromebook, iPads, Macs, PCs 
  • Basic networking/wifi troubleshooting skills 
  • General audio/visual equipment knowledge and setup experience 

Physical Demands

  • Being present and available at school during high-need times, such as the end of the school day and during special events 
  • Ability to climb stairs and move equipment 
  • Ability to occasionally balance, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, squat, grip, and grasp to service equipment and workstations 
  • Ability to lift, carry, and manipulate computer and audio visual equipment 
  • Perform repetitive motions such as typing, moving, manipulating computer equipment 
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally  

Candidates may apply by sending a resume to alicek@cityandcountry.org.

City and Country School seeks Middle School (5th-8th grade) Coaches (volleyball and soccer) for the 2023-2024 academic year.

Job Description

The Coach reports to the Athletic Coordinator, and Division Director and is an integral part of the educational support team. 

Responsibilities

  • Ensuring that students are in good physical condition, staying healthy, and avoiding injuries.
  • Maintaining positive relationships with parents, teachers, and other school staff members.
  • Scheduling practices and games, ensuring that all players are on time and prepared for practice or competition.
  • Communicating with parents about progress on the team and answering any questions they may have about their child’s performance or behavior on the team.
  • Providing instruction on techniques and strategies for playing particular positions within the team’s scheme of play.
  • Motivating students to perform their best and work hard during practices and games.
  • Evaluating students’ performance during practices and games and providing feedback on areas for improvement.
  • Accounting for students participation and attendance during travel for games and matches.
  • Hours: 3:15 – 6pm (hours may vary)
  • Pay: $45/hour head coach, $35/hour assistant coach

Requirements 

  • Prior experience coaching or directing athletics in school settings is preferred
  • Good organizational, people, leadership, and public relation skills
  • Should be in good physical condition 
  • Track record of demonstrated sportsmanship 
  • Should have knowledge of the sport and/or experience playing the sport 
  • Bachelor’s degree is a plus 
  • Valid First Aid, Adult and Infant CPR Certificate issued by an authorized agency

Apply directly to: toddr@cityandcountry.org.

City and Country School seeks Middle/Upper School Substitute Teachers for the 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.