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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.

The following employment opportunities are available at The Harley School:



Harley Hospice Educator – Temporary, Part-Time

The Harley School seeks a part-time Hospice teacher for the fall of 2019.  Primary responsibility is for teaching three sections of the School’s Senior-Year Elective Hospice Course and coordinating student field experiences with local comfort care homes.  

Candidates should be proficient in supporting young people in processing personal experiences of grief and loss, knowledgeable about the core tenets and history of the hospice and palliative care movements, and able to facilitate philosophical discussions around the nature of death in the context of Western culture.  The ideal candidate will teach not only the hands-on nursing assistant skills of hospice but will also equip students with the social-emotional skills required to be with those who are dying or grieving. In the interest of promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce, The Harley School welcomes candidates from all backgrounds.


  • Teaching experience    
  • Experience with end-of-life care     

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to kliotti@harleyschool.org and include Hospice Educator in the subject line.  


2019 Grade 5/6 Science

The Harley School is seeking applications from qualified persons for a science teaching position in the Middle School. Successful candidates will be innovative, creative, and committed to bringing out the very best in students. The position includes teaching 5t h grade Earth Science and 6t h grade Environmental Studies with a focus on global sustainability. The curriculum for both classes is designed to be lab-and activity-oriented emphasizing hands-on and inquiry-based learning practices.

Qualifications for 5t h and 6t h grade Science teacher position:

  •  A personable, caring individual with a specific interest in teaching early adolescents in Upper Elementary Grades.
  • Minimum of a BS or BA with a concentration in natural sciences or commensurate experience in a science related field.
  • Possession of (or progress toward) an MS or MA in science teaching or a related educational field.
  • Specific knowledge of and experience in inquiry-based/experiential teaching methods

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and statement of educational philosophy to jobs-ms@harleyschool.org. Candidates will be considered on a rolling basis. We welcome applications from candidates who will add to Harley’s diversity.


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.

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