Open Positions at The Harley School

Located in Brighton NY, and founded in 1917, Harley enrolls approximately 500 students in Nursery through Grade 12. Our rigorous academic programs and exceptional fine arts curriculum are combined with unique offerings (hospice, glass studio, organic farming, chess), a commitment to experiential service learning, a deep commitment to the centrality of the student voice, and a nurturing environment for young people. The School is committed to diversity and the education of students in a global perspective.

For most positions, resumes are reviewed until the successful candidate is found. Due to the volume of applications, we regret that we will not acknowledge receipt of every application. Only candidates of interest are contacted.

The Harley School is an Equal Opportunity employer and welcomes candidates who add to our diversity.

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The following employment opportunities are available at The Harley School:


Upper School Chemistry Teacher

The Harley School seeks a full-time Chemistry teacher to begin on January 3, 2017. This is a long-term substitute position and we’ll be conducting a search for a permanent appointment in the spring; if the long-term sub were to make him or herself a candidate for the permanent position, that would of course be welcome.

This is a full faculty position, including teaching Chemistry, Honors Chemistry and AP Chemistry, advising students, leading stude​​nts in activities, and more.

Harley School is a college-preparatory, K – 12 school located in Brighton, New York. There are 185 students in the Upper School; average class size is about 12. Teachers value working at Harley for the strong academic culture and great work environment​​.

Candidates should have an advanced degree in the sciences, strong preparation for teaching Chemistry, and enthusiasm for working with teenagers.

To apply, candidates should send a letter of interest and a resume to Larry Frye at lfrye@harleyschool.org.


Development Associate, Horizons at Harley, Full Time

The Horizons Student Enrichment Program at The Harley School employs an experiential model of teaching focused on reading, writing, and math. The program has been in existence for 22 years. Our hands-on project-based curriculum successfully counteracts the negative effects of summer learning loss and the associated achievement gap. In particular, we provide low-income students high-quality academics and enrichment with key program characteristics grounded in research on learning and child development during the summer. Horizons at Harley rethinks how summers could be used to support student success given that low-income students suffer disproportionately from summer learning loss and the associated achievement gap. 


The Development Associate will develop and implement both existing and new fundraising programs, cultivating constituent relationships for the Horizons Program, including, but not limited to:

Management of Raiser’s Edge database, preparing mailing lists and preparing reports as requested.

Managing a minimum of two special events per year.

Managing Year-End campaign responsibilities including recording acknowledgement of all donations received, drafting solicitation letters and working directly with volunteers.

Leading Horizons National Giving Day effort through social media.

Lead Development Committee, scheduling and chairing meetings and creating work-back plans to ensure the success of upcoming projects.

Cultivation and Stewardship of donor base.

Assisting with administrative projects and program support as needed.


A Bachelor’s degree is required and at least two years of experience in a development setting,. Candidates must have significant experience with data entry and database management (knowledge of Raiser’s Edge is preferred), as well as the ability to maintain and promote relationships between Horizons and the donor base.  Qualified candidates will have excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to manage multiple projects. Candidates should also be able to demonstrate excellent writing skills and working knowledge of fundraising through Social Media.

To apply, please submit resumes to rmitchell@harleyschool.org.


Part-Time Maintenance/Cleaning 

The Harley School, located on Clover Street in Brighton, is looking for two part-time Office Cleaners. Hours are 5 pm through 9 PM, Sunday through Thursday, or Monday through Saturday. Additional hours as needed. Weekend hours are flexible. Schedule could be adjusted to accommodate the right person!

Job Responsibilities: Including but not limited to:

Clean office floors and hallways by sweeping, mopping, scrubbing, or vacuuming.

Gather and empty trash and various recyclables

Service, clean, and supply restrooms.

Clean and polish furniture and fixtures.

Clean windows, glass, and mirrors.

Dust furniture, walls and office machines.

Weeding of shrubs & flowers.

Various light set up tasks such as moving tables and chairs

Other projects as assigned


Ability to read and follow directions.

Ability to perform routine, repetitive tasks on a continuous basis.

Physical demands include pro-long walking and standing, climbing, bending, reaching, kneeling. Push, pull, squeeze, lift and move objects.

Previous Experience: 1 year preferred

Screenings: Drug Screening and Background Check

No phone calls please - Harley will contact qualified applicants for an interview.

To apply, interested candidates can call Mike Buck at 442-1770 Ext. 1213 or e-mail at mbuck@harleyschool.org.


All Divisions - Instructional Substitutes

The Harley School is seeking substitute teachers to provide per diem instructional services in various subject areas for its Lower, Middle and Upper School Divisions (Nursery (age 3) through Grade 12). Bachelors degree required. New York State teacher certification preferred, but not required. Candidates must be punctual and dependable; demonstrate professional demeanor; possess strong interpersonal and organizational skills; and the ability to interact effectively with faculty and students.

To apply, submit the following to jobs@harleyschool.org:

  • Cover letter indicating the grade levels and subject areas in which you prefer to work

  • Resume

  • At least one reference letter

  • Proof of completion of Bachelor’s degree (transcript or the degree certificate itself)

  • If applicable, New York State teaching certificate or valid certification from another state


Equal Employment Opportunity

The Harley School is an equal opportunity employer, and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity characteristics or expression, disability, medical condition, U.S. Military or veteran status in recruiting, hiring, training and promoting. All other aspects of employment such as compensation, benefits, terminations, training, tuition assistance, etc., shall continue to be administered so as to reflect the above policy.