Open Positions at The Harley School

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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:


Hospice, Service Learning and Mindfulness Educator—Full-Time

The Harley School seeks a full-time Hospice, Service Learning and Mindfulness teacher to begin by the end of November 2017. This position entails teaching three sections of our unique Upper School Hospice class, leading a Middle School “flex time” activity, and perhaps leading a trimester elective. We’ll also expect this person to help coordinate and promote mindfulness activities and experiences throughout the school. Additional duties may include advising, homeroom, chaperoning, oversight of a major activity, independent studies, etc.

The Harley Hospice Educator teaches the senior elective Hospice course; collaborates with Greater Rochester area comfort care homes for classroom support and field experiences; arranges and leads an annual medical mission to Belize with our partners in the Rochester medical community; coordinates Hospice-related senior internships; and organizes the 11th grade “HANDS” volunteering program (a “pre-Hospice” opportunity). Learn more about the hospice program here:


  • Teaching experience  
  • Medical experience or experience with end-of-life care  
  • Advanced degree preferred  
  • A commitment to mindfulness practice, service learning, and empathy education

To apply, submit cover letter and resume to and include Hospice Educator in the subject line. Harley welcomes candidates who add to our 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

  • 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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