The Nightingale-Bamford School seeks an outstanding educator to join its Middle and Upper School Modern Language Department. This full-time teacher will work with other members of the language department, as well as the department heads, to teach four sections of French ranging from Classes V to XII. Our ideal candidate is a talented linguist (fluency in Spanish is preferred) who feels at ease teaching across age groups.
In line with the established curriculum and school goals, teach four different sections of Middle or Upper School language classes, as needed by the department.
Work with Modern Language colleagues to foster a joyful and immersive environment for linguistic and cultural learning.
Collaborate with other members of the faculty to incorporate language learning throughout the curriculum and in the life of the school.
Attend all Middle and Upper School faculty meetings and Modern Language Department meetings, and participate in related professional development activities and events.
Some additional school duties (for example, supervising lunch or recess time, etc.)
Applicants should email a cover letter and CV, along with a statement of educational philosophy and the names of references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please consolidate all documents into one PDF.
The Nightingale-Bamford School
Founded by two bold, visionary entrepreneurs in 1920, The Nightingale-Bamford School mission is to inspire girls to go beyond barriers. Tied to this mission is a broader vision of students who are joyful learners who have the intellectual depth and courage to be critical thinkers, compassionate citizens, and agents of their own lives. Nightingale educates girls’ minds and hearts and, in so doing, infuses their lives with meaningful relationships, teaching them to value difference as a means of growth, and empowering them to question the status quo with confidence, empathy, resilience and reason.
Nightingale’s commitment to social justice requires that all community members engage actively and thoughtfully in work around diversity, equity and inclusion. We actively encourage applications from candidates with broad and diverse backgrounds.
There are currently 669 students enrolled in the school. Average class size is 12, student to faculty ratio is 6:1. The school is located on the Upper East Side in Manhattan near many museums and Central Park. Students come from throughout New York City, Westchester, and New Jersey.
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Native or near-native fluency in French. Preference given to candidates with additional fluency in Spanish.
Experience or demonstrated interest in teaching foreign languages to young learners.
Knowledge of best practices in language pedagogy and second language acquisition.
Boundless energy and enthusiasm for teaching languages.
Demonstrated background of engaging with and adapting to diverse learners, creating developmentally-appropriate and varied activities.
Eagerness to work within a close-knit team, with a flexible and collaborative spirit.
About The Nightingale-Bamford School
Founded in 1920, Nightingale-Bamford is an independent school for girls, enrolling 592 students from Kindergarten through Class XII. The schoolhouse consistes of 97,000 square feet with a regulation-size gymnasium, auditorium with computerized sound and lighting systems, state-of-the-art science laboratories, computer rooms and library technology. The school is accredited by the New York State Association of Independent Schools.Full-time faculty members:92 Average tenure at Nightingale: 11 years