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. 

Part-Time Music/Orchestra Teacher

A part-time(hourly)Music/Orchestra Teacher position is needed for the 2018-2019 School Year.

We believe children have an innate desire to express themselves through music. Music making nurtures self­ expression for the individual and the Group. Combined with teacher and peer encouragement, students’ musical interests are fostered through various activities and discussions throughout their years at C&C. Participation in ensembles (instrumental and choral) develops children’s sense of responsibility, participation, collaboration, and cooperation. City and Country’s Music program has its roots in traditional American folk music. Many of the traditional songs we sing at assemblies and in Music classes come from a songbook created at C&C. In an effort to create a more diverse music curriculum, songs from a variety of cultures have also been added to the School’s repertoire. The overarching goal of the program is to create and sustain a vibrant music community in which students are confident to express themselves individually and together through music. Within this context, we also strive to develop musically literate individuals.

City and Country has a long history of offering Afterschool private music lessons. Students may choose to study voice, violin, cello, piano, guitar, or recorder with C&C music faculty and share their repertoire in twice-yearly recitals.

The part-time (hourly) Music Teacher/Orchestra Teacher position responsibilities include:
  • Cultivating a lifelong love of learning and music
  • Teaching Music classes (exact ages TBD, age range includes ages 6-13)
  • Teaching and co-conducting Xs (5th grade) Orchestra section
  • Teaching and co-conducting Upper School (6th-8th grades) Orchestra section
  • Arranging music for Upper School Orchestra and Xs Strings Ensemble
  • Communicating effectively and establishing strong working partnership with families, students, colleagues, and administrators
  • Writing reports and conducting Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • Working collaboratively with Music Team to select music for collaborative performances, align curriculum vertically, organize music-related trips/experiences and purchase materials within yearly budget
  • Creating and revising curriculum
  • Attending some All Staff, Faculty, Professional Development, and New Teacher Orientation meetings
  • Additional hours for concert practice, concert rehearsal, and concerts are to be expected
  • Possibility of facilitating Upper School Music Elective class for 12 and 13 year-olds
  • Possibility of orchestrating the music portion of the XIIIs Graduation

Requirements for the position:
  • Ability to articulate C&C's philosophy and practice
  • Knowledge of developmental stages of children ages 6-13
  • Experience teaching elementary and middle school students
  • Effective classroom management skills
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Willingness to work in close collaboration with colleagues and children
  • Ability to differentiate instruction from a progressive perspective
  • Experience developing music curriculum, examining curriculum alignment, and engaging in the curriculum revision process
  • Bachelors degree
  • Training in the Orff approach, Kodaly method, and Dalcroze method preferred

Additional information:
  • C&C Music Teachers have the option of facilitating Afterschool private music lessons for additional compensation
  • Opportunity to substitute for Music Team absences for additional compensation

Candidates may apply here.

Middle School Shared Associates

City and Country School seeks three Middle School Shared Associates for the 2018-19 academic year, beginning in late August 2018.

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 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)
  • Substitutes for cooperating teachers as needed

In addition to the classroom responsibilities the Middle/Upper School Associates share Morning Yard duties (M-F 8-8:30 am) for additional compensation. The specific schedule is to be determined in August 2018.

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

City and Country School

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