As faculty and staff openings occur, they will be posted here. Our openings are also regularly posted in the Jobs in Education listings of the Sunday Week in Review section of the New York Times.

The Brearley School actively seeks diversity in its faculty and student body.

Current Openings

  • Director of Facilities

    Position Overview

    The Brearley School in New York City seeks a Director of Facilities who will support the facilities needs of this nationally respected learning community of 700 girls and 200 faculty and staff members. Brearley is an independent school that draws students from all five boroughs of New York City and beyond and is the center of extraordinary intellectual energy and exuberance.
    The School’s finances are robust and the resources outstanding: a large endowment, fine facilities, plans for construction of additional teaching space, a balanced operating budget and an absence of debt. This is an excellent opportunity for a Director of Facilities to help ensure the continued excellence of a school in vigorous health, poised for continued success, with an outstanding senior administrative team and a steadfast commitment to educating girls.
    The Director of Facilities will be responsible for the management of the School’s facilities, including the functions described below. S/he will also be responsible for developing long and short-term plans for addressing mission-critical facilities needs in the School’s current strategic plan.

    Key Responsibilities

    Construction Administration/Project Management
    Provide overall management of construction projects through programming, design and construction.
    Review specifications and bid documents; evaluate, negotiate and recommend award of construction contracts; develop detailed schedules; monitor compliance with contract documents, quality and progress; direct contractor operations; and resolve issues related to design and construction.
    Ensure major projects are executed in compliance with established architectural standards, national building codes, New York State building codes, local building codes, local and state fire codes, zoning ordinances and construction auditing procedures and policies.

    Planning/Fiscal Management
    Determine School maintenance needs and required levels of funding over the near and long term. Maintain a database of all building systems to provide long-term maintenance data and projected costs. Provide reports to senior school administration that project building maintenance needs and costs.
    Plan and oversee multi-year facilities budgets. Continually review projects to ensure costs are appropriate and assigned properly and that projects are kept within budget. Provide necessary reports, change orders, completion documentation, etc., as required.
    Provide multi-year plant replacement schedules to use in planning capital expenditures and to address deferred maintenance.
    Ensure cost effectiveness, sustainability, consistency, quality, accuracy and performance that adhere to school standards in all aspects of facilities management.

    Other Responsibilities

    Managerial Reporting (Internal and Board of Trustees)
    Provide staff support for Board of Trustees Building Committee and perform other duties as assigned by the CFO and Head of School.

    Operational Supervision
    Oversight of the Department of Facilities in maintaining the physical assets of the School.
    Work collaboratively with the Building Superintendent and Facilities department to ensure that all facility requirements are met for school events, and provide a high level of customer service to the employees, school families, visitors, and friends of the Brearley School.

    Energy/Regulatory Management
    Assure that all projects and all operations within the School comply with established policies/procedures, industry best practices, ADA compliance and State and New York City regulations.

    Serve on various School committees including the Board of Trustees Building Committee and the Crisis
    Management Team.
    Maintain plans for fire evacuation, disaster response and other contingency planning.


    Critical for success in this position is the ability to build strategic alliances and relationships, manage talent effectively, foster open communication and build an ethical culture. Strong interpersonal communication skills, collaboration, flexibility, problem-solving, excellent follow-through and respect for diversity is required.
    The Director of Facilities must possess strong, demonstrated leadership skills, effective performance management skills and a high level of technical knowledge of federal, state, local rules, regulations, laws, etc.
    S/he must also possess the ability to read blue prints, and must be technologically fluent (Microsoft Excel, Word, etc).
    The successful candidate must be able to manage multiple tasks in the face of time constraints.

    The Director of Facilities must be able to work various/flexible hours as needed, including evening and weekend hours and to be on call 24 hours a day for emergencies.

    Bachelor’s degree with a focus on engineering, architecture or planning highly preferred, coupled with 10+ years of experience in project management, supervising facilities construction, maintenance and ongoing operations. Building and project construction management experience in a non-profit or educational setting is
    highly desirable.

    Please submit a copy of your resume and cover letter to dfhire@brearley.org by Friday, April 4, 2014. No calls will be accepted.

  • Dance Teacher

    Full-time; at least 2 years’ experience teaching K-12 students. Responsibilities include teaching classes across all grade levels, leading Dance Troupe and coaching.

  • Latin Teacher

    F/T ; grades 7-12. 3 years’ experience required

  • Science Teacher

    Possible opening, F/T; K-8.

    Please submit cover letter and résumé to Registrar@brearley.org or by mail to Registrar, The Brearley School, 610 East 83rd Street, New York, NY 10028. No phone calls please.

  • Drama Teachers: Grades 6-12

    • F/T; sabbatical leave replacement; heavy performance and production schedule. B.A. directing experience and basic technical theater skills required.
    • P/T: one-year appointment. B.A. required. Experience directing and creating original youth theater and some tech. theater skills required.

  • History Teacher

    For Middle School and Upper School (6-12). Advanced degree required. The successful candidate will teach four courses per year, including at least two stages of the core curriculum, which includes a four-year survey of world history in grades 6-9 and U.S. history in grade 10. Brearley History courses emphasize writing, research and intensive work with primary sources. The successful candidate will also develop an advanced elective for students in grades 11-12. In addition, the successful candidate will participate in the wider life of the Brearley School by serving as an advisor to a group of Middle School or Upper School students and/or supervising an extracurricular activity.

    Please submit cover letter and résumé to Registrar@brearley.org
    or by mail to Registrar, The Brearley School, 610 East 83rd Street, New York, NY 10028

    No phone calls please.

  • Associate Teachers

    For K-5; some relevant experience preferred; Bachelor’s degree required.

    The Associate Teacher Program at The Brearley School is a unique opportunity for new teachers to strengthen their teaching skills by working closely with experienced teachers and mentors in a structured and rich environment. Learning through observations and conversations with the other teachers is one of the Program's main characteristics. As the year progresses, Associate Teachers have ample opportunities to teach, following their Room Teachers' guidance and using their own ideas and style. In addition to teaching, the Associate Teachers join the rest of Brearley's faculty by participating in Professional Development Days and special events with parents and other teachers.

    The Associate Teacher Program is a one-year, full-time position that requires a high degree of professionalism, commitment and responsibility. Candidates may apply for a second year. Associate Teachers are invited for a second year of teaching at the discretion of the school.

    Please submit cover letter and résumé to Registrar@brearley.org
    or by mail to Registrar, The Brearley School, 610 East 83rd Street, New York, NY 10028
    No phone calls please.

  • Fall 2014 Coaching Positions

    Varsity Sports
    Start Date: August 19-November 1,2014
    Practices/Games: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
    Time: 3:00pm - 5:30pm

    Open Positions
    Varsity Field Hockey - Assistant Coach
    Junior Varsity Volleyball - Head Coach and Assistant Coach
    Varsity Volleyball - Assistant coach

    Middle School Sports
    Start Date: September 3-November 1, 2014
    Practices/Games: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
    Time: 3:00pm - 5:30pm

    Open Positions
    Cross Country - Assistant Coach
    Volleyball - Assistant Coach
    Soccer - Assistant Coach

    Please contact registrar@brearley.org


The School offers many benefits to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement annuity plans, long-term disability insurance, a flexible spending plan, a computer purchase loan plan, the City’s TransitChek program, and lunch and snacks for all employees without charge. New faculty may apply for housing in a Brearley-owned building on East 77th Street.