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 4 frequently asked questions.

  • Early Childhood Educator in our Junior Primary Program 

    The Halifax Grammar School (HGS) invites applications for a full-time Early Childhood Educator in our Junior Primary Program beginning in August 2019.
     
    We are seeking a dedicated and inspiring individual to join our Junior Primary team. As the successful candidate, you will have a broad knowledge of curriculum innovations, including the philosophy and principles of emergent curriculum, inquiry-based learning, and differentiated instructional strategies. You will commit to participating in HGS co-curricular activities.
     
    The successful candidate will have extensive training in Early Childhood Education acquired through the completion of a diploma and/or degree or equivalent in ECE. Experience working with young children, particularly in a school setting, would be considered an asset.
     
    Interested candidates may forward a cover letter and resume as soon as possible to the Headmaster, Halifax Grammar School, 945 Tower Road, Halifax, NS, B3H 2Y2, or via email to careers@hgs.ns.ca. Please quote ECE04252019-W in your subject line.
     
    We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • Part-time Science Teacher

    The Halifax Grammar School (HGS) is seeking a part-time Science teacher for a one-year term position.
     
    The successful candidate will work collaboratively with the Science department 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 Science. 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, 945 Tower Road, Halifax, NS, B3H 2Y2, or via email to careers@hgs.ns.ca. Please quote 2019SCIENCE-W in the subject line.
     
    We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • Part-time French Teacher

    The Halifax Grammar School (HGS) is seeking a part-time French teacher for a one-year term position.
     
    The successful candidate will work collaboratively with the French department 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, 945 Tower Road, Halifax, NS, B3H 2Y2, or via email to careers@hgs.ns.ca. Please quote 2019FRENCH-W in the subject line.
     
    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