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 at any time.

Positions Available

List of 3 frequently asked questions.

  • Full-time term Early Childhood Educator

    The Halifax Grammar School (HGS) invites applications for a full-time term Early Childhood Educator in our Junior Primary Program.
    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 Please quote ECE01242020-W in your subject line.
    We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • Manager of Community Giving

    Halifax Grammar’s Advancement Office is committed to building awareness, cultivating stakeholder relations, and generating financial resources to support the school's mission and strategic objectives. The school recently celebrated its sixtieth anniversary with the completion of a $10 million dollar capital campaign and the opening of an inspiring new, state of the art, consolidated campus. The design, construction, and financing of the new school has been an all-consuming project for school leaders, teachers, and volunteers over the past several years. Inspired by this major strategic accomplishment, community interest in the ‘Grammar experience’ is stronger than ever.
    Reporting to the Headmaster, the Manager of Community Giving is responsible for providing leadership oversight to all aspects of the Halifax Grammar School’s community giving plan, playing a key role in developing and leading capital campaign efforts, driving fundraising activities, expanding donor networks, stewarding relationships and increasing support from individual and institutional contributors. The Manager fully embraces and understands the Grammar Experience and its community. They guide and support a talented team. Working closely with the Headmaster, employees, staff volunteers, and campaign leadership, the Manager of Community Giving plays an integral role in proactively managing the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major gifts and donations in order to make Grammar a better place for all.
    The successful candidate has an undergraduate degree in a related field coupled with 3 to 5 years of fundraising or related professional work experience spent in business development, customer relations or marketing/communications capacities. The successful candidate has excellent communication skills and a proven track record forging strong long-term relationships and partnerships. Strong organizational and attention to detail skills are required as are sophisticated written, verbal and presentation skills. Prior supervisory or management experience is preferred. Knowledge of the school, its alumni community, and external stakeholders is considered a major asset. The successful candidate is technology-versed, with experience using Raiser’s Edge and/or Blackbaud considered an asset.
    To learn more about the Halifax Grammar School, visit:
    If this exciting opportunity speaks to you, please forward your résumé and interest to Steven Laffoley, Headmaster, Halifax Grammar School, via email at Please quote MCG2020-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 We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Hear from our Teachers

"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