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 Development Associate and Gala Coordinator

The Speyer Legacy School, an independent day school in Manhattan, seeks a part-time Development Associate and Gala Coordinator.


Founded in 2009, Speyer is an independent school in Midtown Manhattan that serves accelerated learners in Kindergarten through eighth grade. It began with 26 students in a two-classroom space on West 61st street and has grown to more than 300 students in a modern, 85,000-square-foot campus on West 59th street. Speyer has developed an interdisciplinary curriculum with an innovative approach that encourages and inspires a passion for learning and questioning in each of its students. Speyer’s central principle is that accelerated learners are happier and achieve more when offered a curriculum tailored to their specific abilities and when surrounded by other high-achieving children.


This individual will work closely with the Director of Advancement, the Director of the Annual Fund and Events Coordinator, and the Communications Manager to plan, develop and implement the Speyer Gala, and support other fundraising initiatives.


Speyer Gala

  • Assist in the planning and execution of Speyer’s 10th Anniversary Gala

  • Assist in the creation of the Gala Journal by coordinating approximately 200 auction items and writing item descriptions

  • Manage spreadsheet of all auction items

  • Help create other printed auction materials (item certificates, display cards, etc.)

  • Attend Committee meetings, take notes, and distribute minutes.

  • Assist Advancement Team in coordinating with gala vendors, venue, photographer, and host committee members

  • Attend the Gala on May 16 and assist with event logistics, including setup and breakdown, and transportation of items and decorations.

Administrative Support

  • Provide support as needed to the advancement office for events, communications, and other projects

  • Help maintain Speyer’s paper and electronic donor records

  • Other duties as assigned


The individual we seek must be highly organized and detail oriented, able to multitask, be a team player, and have strong written and verbal communications skills. Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines is essential. Must be able to work independently and collaboratively. Approximately 10 hours per week, gradually increasing to 20-25 hours per week. These hours can be arranged around a mutually convenient schedule. Some early morning meetings required. Must be capable of lifting and carrying items up to 40 pounds. Candidate must be familiar with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint programs. One (1) to three (3) years of relevant experience preferred.

This position will start on March 4, 2019 and run through May 31, 2019.

Send resumes to Brad Grimmer, bgrimmer@speyerschool.org

The Speyer Legacy School is committed to inclusion in admissions, hiring, and curriculum. We strive to create a learning environment that supports diversity in terms of culture, religion, learning style, gender and gender expression, ethnic and racial backgrounds, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and worldview. We are committed to creating an environment that fosters and encourages the understanding of commonalities among people and groups. We are committed to maintaining a climate of inclusion and respect in all aspects of school operations and governance.