Working at Grammar

At Grammar, we believe it takes a team of passionate and dedicated faculty and staff to inspire the next generation of student leaders. Our employees play an integral role in creating and sustaining a vibrant, inclusive, and caring Grammar community.

To ensure relevancy, we periodically benchmark our package with other public and independent schools within Nova Scotia. Doing so ensures that we are able to attract, hire, and retain the very best personnel for Halifax Grammar. Compensation packages include competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package, and access to professional development opportunities.

Positions will be posted as they become available. However, individuals interested in joining our team are invited to send their resume to careers@hgs.ns.ca at any time.

Positions Available

List of 3 frequently asked questions.

  • After School Program Assistant

    Summary of the Position:

    The After School Program Assistant reports to the Director of the After School Program to plan, organize, and supply a safe, fun, and age-appropriate after school program for students aged 4-12. This is a salaried position. The hours are 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

    Key Responsibilities and Tasks
    • Plan for and implement a daily, scheduled program;
    • Develop programs for indoor and outdoor environments;
    • Ensure a caring, stimulating, and inclusive environment for all students;
    • Alongside the ASP Staff, ensure the safety and security of the ASP students ;
    • Be knowledgeable of and practice emergency procedures;
    • Communicate with parents, students, and school staff in a timely manner;
    • Maintain accurate records; and
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Job Qualifications and Requirements 
    • Registered Early Childhood Educator (ECE) or Bachelor of Education (B. Ed.) qualifications are an asset;
    • 1 – 2 years experience working with school-aged children;
    • Must have a current criminal background check;
    • Valid First Aid and CPR training;
    • Demonstrated ability to program, plan, and implement age-appropriate activities;
    • Professional, positive, approachable and empathetic demeanour ;
    • Creative and flexible in a variety of situations;
    • Ability to take initiative and follow directions;
    • Ability to work independently with little supervision; and
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including an ability to confer with parents and faculty regarding students involved in ASP.
    Employment and Application Details

    This position is effective August 17, 2020.  Interested applicants can apply by sending a resume to Ms. Bernice Suitor, Director of After School Program at bsuitor@hgs.ns.ca. We will review applications as we receive them. We thank all candidates in advance. We will, however, contact only those selected for an interview.
     
  • Day Porter (Custodian) - Full-time one-year term

    Halifax Grammar School (Grammar) invites applications for the full-time one-year term position of Day Porter (Custodian) to join our Facilities team under the supervision of the Facilities Manager. This position is responsible for the daytime cleanliness of the school and grounds and other facilities related tasks as assigned. 

    The successful candidate will possess previous cleaning/janitorial experience, strong organizational skills, excellent communication skills in order to deal effectively with students, parents, and staff. Given the nature of the position, it is essential the Day Porter be organized, adaptable, have basic computer skills, the ability to handle multiple demands and a can-do attitude.
     
    Interested candidates may forward a cover letter and resume to Brian Perry, Facilities Manager, Halifax Grammar School, 945 Tower Road, Halifax, NS, B3H 2Y2, or via email to careers@hgs.ns.ca. Please quote DP06292020 – W in the subject line. We will review resumes upon receipt.
     
    We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.



  • Substitute/Supply Teachers

    Teaching staff interested in substituting may forward a cover letter and resume to careers@hgs.ns.ca. We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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"I'm proud of the work we do and the high standards we uphold at Grammar. Our kids leave here with a real sense of worth, and I'm privileged to be a part of that."

- Ms. Karla Silver, Senior School Art Teacher
"The passion and dedication among our staff is truly next to none, and I’m inspired to watch teachers go above and beyond daily to give children the best education possible."

- Ms. Jane Messenger, Grade One Teacher