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.

  • Full-time French and Science teacher (one-year term)

    The Halifax Grammar School (Grammar) is seeking a full-time French and Science teacher for a one-year term position.

    The successful candidate will work collaboratively with the French and Science departments and should not only strive for excellence in teaching but also be comfortable with current approaches to teaching and learning. The successful candidate will also be committed to the co-curricular program of the school.  
     
    Successful candidates will have, as a minimum, a Bachelor of Education degree and a Bachelor of Arts with a Major in French. Knowledge of an independent school environment would be a definite asset.
     
    Interested candidates may forward a cover letter and resume, to Steven Laffoley, Headmaster, Halifax Grammar School, via email to careers@hgs.ns.ca. Please quote 2020FRENCH-W in the subject line.
     
    We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • Elementary Teacher

    Grammar invites applicants for an experienced Elementary teacher to join our Prep School Team for a full-time teaching position, beginning August 24, 2020.

    We are seeking a dedicated and inspiring educator to join our Prep School team. This educator will have a broad knowledge of elementary literacy and numeracy curriculum innovations, including differentiated instructional strategies and assessment practices. They can plan, organize and implement dynamic instructional programming in an engaging and caring learning environment. They will be able to inspire and encourage students to develop and fulfil their academic potential. They must be nurturing, have exceptional communication skills and be confident users of technology. Finally, this individual must be a collaborative team player who will thrive with the opportunity to work on parallel programming in grade teams. The desire to actively contribute to co-curricular activities and be part of the Grammar school community is necessary.
     
    Qualifications:
    • Bachelor of Education Degree with a focus on elementary grades.
    • Nova Scotia Teaching Licence (or equivalent).
    • 3-5 years experience teaching at the elementary level (primary - grade 4).
     Knowledge & Experience:
    • Strong interpersonal, communication and collaborative skills;
    • Excellent curriculum planning experience, including support of interdisciplinary learning opportunities;
    • Strong background in literacy and numeracy;
    • Ability to use a wide variety of teaching and assessment strategies to meet the learning needs of all students;
    • Demonstrated experience co-planning in close collaboration with colleagues to ensure curriculum expectations, as well as students’ needs, are addressed in the program;
    • A record of encouraging, nurturing and supporting students’ joy of learning;
    • Ability to integrate technology to enhance learning, including experience with the Google Apps for Education suite as an asset;
    • Demonstrated attitude to never stop learning and continually seek best practices in elementary education to enrich your practice;
    • Knowledge of the IB curriculum and the independent school environment would be definite assets;
    • Desire to seek opportunities that go above and beyond to contribute to a dynamic academic and co-curricular learning environment.
    Interested candidates may forward a cover letter and resume by May 1st to the Headmaster, Halifax Grammar School, 945 Tower Road, Halifax, NS, B3H 2Y2, or via email to careers@hgs.ns.ca. Please quote Prep2020-W in your subject line.  

    We thank all applicants for their interest. 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