Employment Opportunities

The Speyer Legacy School is a K-8 NYC independent school designed to meet the educational and social emotional needs of accelerated learners. Speyer currently has an enrollment of more than 300 students and is located on 59th Street and Ninth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan.

Speyer continually seeks new members of our school community from diverse backgrounds and with wide ranging experiences. If you are interested in joining our community, please see our employment listings below.

For more information about employment opportunities at The Speyer Legacy School, please email employment@speyerlegacyschool.org.

The Speyer Legacy School is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity among our faculty and staff.

Part-Time K-8 Art Teacher

The Speyer Legacy School seeks a dynamic, innovative, and passionate part-time K-8 Art teacher. This part-time, 10-month position is responsible for collaborating with faculty and staff to teach in support of the school’s mission and curricular goals and will report to the Head of Lower School and Head of Middle School. The ideal candidate possesses creative problem-solving skills, a sense of humor, enthusiasm for designing innovative curriculum, a positive attitude toward change, and strong interpersonal skills that allow one to cooperate and collaborate effectively with others.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Plan and implement motivating lessons in Art, which reflect knowledge of curriculum and students’ interests and abilities.

  • Implement rules for behavior and classroom procedures and routines. 

  • Evaluate students' performance, including academic, behavioral, and social-emotional.

  • Write student progress reports, which include narrative descriptions of students' achievements and needs.

  • Engage respectfully with families and demonstrate sensitivity to cultures, values, configurations, and beliefs.

  • Communicate regularly with families about classroom happenings and student progress. 

  • Demonstrate a passion for lifelong learning and actively pursue professional development rooted in individual and schoolwide goals. 

  • Demonstrate a desire to meaningfully integrate technology into the classroom.

  • Update curriculum and materials as needed.

  • Participate in the school community, including faculty and committee workas well as school duties.

  • Promote respect for diversity, equity, and inclusion  as a corevalue of the School, a shared responsibility in partnership with the school community.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities  

  • Knowledge of child development, best practices, and current trends in education.

  • Demonstrated classroom management skills, including time, space, and materials for most effective learning.

  • Experience in differentiated instruction.

  • Creativity and innovation in both curriculum and instruction; ability to incorporate 21stcentury skills.

  • Capable of generating high quality instructional materials.

  • Outstanding interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.

  • Ability to integrate technology effectively into classroom instruction to enhance student learning.

  • Skilled in creating a learning environment that is challenging, motivating and age-appropriate.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in art or education-relatedfield preferred. 

  • Master’s degree preferred.

  • Experience teaching Art is preferred.

Application Information

Please apply by sending your resume, cover letter, a one-page educational philosophy statement, and names of three references to employment@speyerlegacyschool.org. Please reference “Part-Time Art Teacher” in the subject line. The Speyer Legacy School welcomes candidates who will add to the diversity of our community and who have demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in their teaching and learning.

The Speyer Legacy School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or family composition or any other status protected by applicable law in the administration of its employment, education, admission, financial aid, and other policies and programs.