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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, biomimicry), 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.

The following employment opportunities are available at The Harley School:

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

  • 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

All Divisions – Maker in Residence

The Harley School seeks a part-time Maker Educator in Residence for a three-four week period for 25 hours a week sometime between late January and early March. The Maker in Residence will lead a variety of applied learning and inquiry-based projects that incorporate elements of sustainability or STEAM into the authentic educational experiences. This person will work primarily in Harley’s Makerspace in the Commons as well as sustainability teaching spaces like the Baron Greenhouse and the Briggs Center for Civic Engagement. The makerspace includes an expansive workshop and a project room with technology that includes a laser cutter, 3D printer, electronics, renewable energy materials, LEGO Mindstorms, and Arduino. The maker will aim to do at least one project with each division, but most of their work will be with students in grades 7-12. The ideal candidate will balance bringing replicable projects and collaborating with teachers to create new projects.

Skills The Maker should have knowledge and experience with at least three of the following: 

  • Workshop projects with bandsaw, miter saw, power tools 
  • Coding languages possibly including block coding, app design, and script coding 
  • Graphic or Digital Design 
  • STEAM projects 
  • Laser cutter and 3D printer 


  • Teaching experience with youth ages 12-18 
  • Knowledge and experience with design thinking and makerspace principles 
  • Appreciation for working collaboratively, taking risks, managing a flexible schedule, and completing projects 
  • Interest in sustainability education 
  • Connection to community organizations that can integrate into projects preferred 
  • Safety awareness 

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to; Seth O’Bryan, Commons Director. In the interest of promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce, The Harley School welcomes candidates from all backgrounds.

    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.

    The Harley School

    1981 Clover Street
    Rochester, NY 14618
    (585) 442-1770

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