Employment Opportunities

The objectives of teaching at The Dalton School include: tailoring each student's program to his or her needs, interests, and abilities, promoting independence and dependability, and enhancing the student's social skills and sense of responsibility towards others.

Qualifications for teaching at Dalton include: BA required, MA preferred; strong background and knowledge of the desired discipline; ability to work well with a range of able, highly motivated children; ability to work well with a team; strong organizational skills, and high energy and creativity.

The Dalton School actively seeks to forward diversity through its programs and hiring.


Updated: July 17, 2015




ADMINISTRATION AND STAFF
 

TECHNICAL SUPPORT - FULL TIME
The Dalton School is currently looking for a strong technical support person. This position works under the supervision of the Director of Technology. This person should demonstrate the ability to work in a team environment, show initiative, be organized, punctual, detail-oriented, have excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills with exceptional technology skills. The support person is responsible for troubleshooting and resolving/repairing hardware, software, and A/V related issues. This person will provide support for students, faculty, staff, and administration, and provide support the 1:1 MacBook Air and iPad program. Strong working and troubleshooting knowledge of iOS, OSX and Windows operating systems is necessary. The candidate should also be familiar with cloud-based services and solutions (e.g. Google Apps). Experience with hardware, printers, projectors, digital cameras, and A/V systems are very important, as well as a basic understanding of wired and wireless networked environments. Special projects include building and deploying system images, as well as participation in school events, such as faculty professional development sessions.

Applicants should send a cover letter and resume addressed to John Neiers, Technology Director to: employment@dalton.org. Please only include TECHNICAL SUPPORT POSITION in the subject line of the email.


GENERAL INQUIRIES
For general inquiries, send a resume and letter of interest to employment@dalton.org.





FIRST PROGRAM
(LOWER SCHOOL Grades K - 3)
 

SCIENCE ASSOCIATE TEACHER
Dalton's Science Associate teachers are an integral part of the First Program Science Department. Working with a team of two Head teachers, the two Science Associates support in the instruction of concepts and skills taught to students across grades K-3 by implementing lessons related to a range of science-based topics of study. A science education background and science teaching experience are preferred. A strong interest in science teaching and learning and a developmental understanding of K-3 students are essential qualities sought.

Interested candidates should write a resume and cover letter addressed to Nora Elish, First Program Director, and attached to an email to employment@dalton.org. Please only include Science Associate Teacher in the subject line of your email.


MATHEMATICS COORDINATOR, GRADES K-3
The First Program (K – 3) at the Dalton School is seeking a Mathematics Coordinator for the 2015-16 school year.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Review and continue to develop scope and sequence of the curriculum for kindergarten through third grade
  • Ensure that the scope and sequence of the curriculum allow for a smooth transition to fourth grade (Middle School)
  • Mentor and coach classroom teachers (working with grade levels, individual teachers and in faculty meetings)
  • Help teachers differentiate instruction, particularly for more advanced students.
  • Work with most advanced students in small group settings
  • Help teachers develop an understanding of how to implement different kinds of assessments to improve instruction
  • Work in concert with Assistant Directors and Director of First Program
Experience:
  • Understand and have taught using an inquiry-based, hands-on approach to learning
  • Familiarity with Bridges, Mathematics in the City, Singapore Math, TERC, Marilyn Burns and other best practices.
  • Knowledge of instruction that emphasizes problem-solving and critical thinking
  • Familiarity with the Common Core Standards
Education:
  • Degree in math or related area
  • Degree in or experience teaching elementary school
To Apply:

Interested candidates should write a resume and cover letter addressed to Nora Elish, First Program Director, and attached to an email addressed to employment@dalton.org. Please only include Mathematics Coordinator in the subject line of your email.
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GENERAL INQUIRIES
For general inquiries, send a resume and letter of interest to employment@dalton.org.



MIDDLE SCHOOL
(Grades 4-8)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ART TEACHER PART-TIME
The Dalton School seeks a part-time Middle School Art Teacher to begin in the fall of 2015. This is an opportunity to teach small classes of 5th and 7th grade studio art. The ideal candidate has experience teaching Middle School Art and is comfortable with a broad range of materials and techniques. Candidates should be passionate and knowledgeable about progressive education. Experience with middle school aged children a must and a working artist preferred. This is a 40% FTE position that requires the teacher to be in school for portions of the day Monday through Thursday. Master degree in education or art strongly preferred, in addition to experience teaching similar content.  

Interested candidates should submit to Employment@Dalton.org. Please only include Middle School Art Teacher in the subject line of your email. Attach a resume and cover letter addressed to Linda Hanauer, Middle School Art Chair, outlining your experience and interest in this position. Please include with your letter and resume selected examples of your art work and student artwork. 


GENERAL INQUIRIES
For general inquiries, send a resume and letter of interest to: employment@dalton.org.





HIGH SCHOOL
(Grades 9-12)

COMPUTER SCIENCE POSITION
The Dalton School’s Computer Science Department is seeking a dynamic and collaborative teacher and department member for a full-time position beginning in August 2015. The standard workweek consists of instructional time, some curriculum development, preparation, and student evaluation. Significant office hours “Lab” as well as staff and departmental meetings are also expected.

Duties and responsibilities may include but are not limited to, the following:
  1. Teach software programming and hardware courses while demonstrating the importance of writing efficient and effective code
  2. Support students in fulfilling their maximum potential in mastering course content and assessing student achievement.
  3. Provide consistent critique of the efficacy of the existing curriculum as well as an awareness of the continually changing needs of industry.
  4. Maintain a currency in programming languages and computer technologies.
  5. Pursue professional development in the computer science education field.
Technical Qualifications:
  • Java, Scratch, Python, MatLab, R, Ruby, Git
  • Web frameworks; html5/JavaScript/CSS/Jquery/MySql
  • Linux/Unix, Android/iOS
  • Electronics/Circuits/Basic Gates, Arduino, Microcontrollers, Robotics, basic mechanical engineering
  • Fab: 3d printing, laser cutting, fabrication technique
  • CAD software, Drawing, 3d modeling
Minimum Qualifications
Masters Degree in computer science or computer engineering or related field is preferred.

Download the complete job description here

Applicants should include a cover letter and resume addressed to Gordon Campbell, Chair, Computer Science Department and email them to employment@dalton.org. Please only include COMPUTER SCIENCE TEACHER in the subject line of the email.


DEBATE COACH
Dalton is seeking a part-time Public Forum debate coach for the High School Debate Team. Responsibilities include attending debate team practices and meetings (approximately four to six hours per week) at the Dalton School. The coach will also accompany team members to all debate tournaments. There are two to four local New York City tournaments per month and five to six national tournaments per year at Wake Forest, Yale, Bronx Science, Princeton, Harvard and Stanford. Additional tournaments may include the New York State Championship, the Tournament of Champions and Nationals. Dalton's team has approximately 30 members and has over the past years had several teams that have reached the TOC. This past June, Dalton had its biggest success, with one partnership placing sixth at the National Speech and Debate Championship, in Kansas.

Interested candidates should send a resume, and letter of interest in pdf format to: employment@dalton.org. Please only include Debate Coach in the subject line of your email.


GENERAL INQUIRIES
For general inquiries, send a resume and letter of interest to employment@dalton.org.



AFTER SCHOOL
(Grades K-8)

There are currently no open positions in After School.


GENERAL INQUIRIES
For general inquiries, send a resume and letter of interest to employment@dalton.org.



GENERAL SUBSTITUTE TEACHING

GENERAL INQUIRIES
For general inquiries, send a resume, letter of interest to employment@dalton.org.





ATHLETICS

There are currently no open positions in Athletics.


COACHING OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE IN ALL SPORTS
Please send all coaching materials to:
Teddy Frischling, Director of Athletics
The Dalton School
108 East 89th St
New York, NY 10128
Fax: (212) 410-4927

Email: Teddy_Frischling@Dalton.org


GENERAL INQUIRIES
For general inquiries, send a resume and letter of interest to employment@dalton.org.




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NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

Please do not submit any of your materials to the Head of School's office, or any divisional office. You will not receive an email of acknowledgment and we cannot fully guarantee that we will receive and process your application unless you send your materials to employment@dalton.org.  Thank you!

*Upon receipt of your materials we will send an email confirmation and possibly a card in the mail. We will contact you for an interview if we decide your qualifications appear to match the position requirements. Thank you for your interest in the Dalton School.