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"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, Prep School Teacher

Working at Grammar

At Grammar, we believe it takes a team of passionate and dedicated faculty and staff to inspire the next generation of 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 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 Joan MacLeod, HR Coordinator at careers@hgs.ns.ca at any time.

Positions Available

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  • Director of Athletics

    Building on the Halifax Grammar School’s record of excellence, we are seeking an exceptional leader as our next Director of Athletics. Reporting to the Head of School, the Director will be a driven individual with a demonstrated ability to align athletics with our school mission, vision, and values. The successful candidate will teach part-time as well as bring a strong sense of purpose, energy, and integrity to our athletic program.
     
    Specifically, the Director of Athletics will provide overall leadership and direction in athletics and sports at the Halifax Grammar School; articulate Grammar’s athletics philosophy; oversee and develop all athletic programs; recruit and evaluate coaches and team managers; work closely with student-athletes; prepare a co-curricular athletic budget; organize athletic schedules; and report regularly on athletics to students, faculty, parents, and the broader Grammar community. The Director of Athletics will also be the primary contact with the NSSAF, the ACIS Athletics Directors, the CAIS Athletics Directors, the local universities, and other sports organizations. 

    Qualifications:
    • Bachelor of Education Degree
    • Nova Scotia Teaching Licence (or equivalent).
    • 3-5 years of experience teaching and coaching is preferred.
    The Halifax Grammar School offers a comprehensive and competitive compensation package. Salary to commensurate with qualifications and experience.

    If you are interested in this challenging, exciting, and engaging opportunity, please forward a cover letter and resume to Steven Laffoley, Head of School, via email careers@hgs.ns.ca.

    Please quote 202106DA-W  in the subject line.

    We welcome all applicants and thank you for your interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • French Teacher

    Grammar invites applicants for an experienced French teacher to join our Senior School Team for a part-time teaching position, beginning August 24, 2021.

    We are seeking a dedicated and inspiring educator. This educator will have a broad knowledge of french curriculum innovations, including differentiated instructional strategies and assessment practices. They can plan, organize and implement dynamic instructional programming in an engaging and innovative learning environment. They must have exceptional communication skills and be confident users of technology. Finally, this individual must be a collaborative team player. The desire to actively contribute to co-curricular activities and be part of the Grammar school community is essential.

    Qualifications:
    • Bachelor of Education Degree
    • Bachelor of Arts with a Major in French
    • Nova Scotia Teaching Licence (or equivalent).
    • 3-5 years of experience teaching at the Senior High level, is preferred
     
    Knowledge & Experience:
    • Strong interpersonal, communication and collaborative skills;
    • Excellent curriculum planning experience, including support of interdisciplinary learning opportunities;
    • Strong background in French;
    • Ability to use a wide variety of teaching and assessment strategies to meet the learning needs of all students;
    • Ability to integrate technology to enhance learning, including experience with the Google Apps for Education suite is an asset;
    • Commitment to lifelong learning;
    • 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 June 18, 2021, to Joan MacLeod, HR Coordinator at careers@hgs.ns.ca. Please quote SSFRE2021-CB in your subject line.  

    We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • Receptionist

    Grammar invites applicants for an experienced Receptionist to join our administrative team for a full-time position, beginning August 16, 2021. The receptionist serves to facilitate the smooth flow of calls, people, and property at the Grammar School with 572 students and approximately 100 staff and faculty who enter and exit the school daily. 

    Given the nature of the position, it is essential for this individual to be organized, adaptable, resourceful and cooperative; anticipating potential problems and taking the initiative to plan accordingly. The candidate must be comfortable administering first aid to students aged 4-17.  Strong knowledge of Google workspace. Knowledge of the independent school environment and Blackbauld would be considered an asset. 

    The successful candidate is required to have first aid certification and a diploma in office administration or equivalent combination of education and experience.  They must be genial and collegial with excellent interpersonal skills.  This position requires discretion and the successful candidate must possess excellent communication skills in order to deal effectively with students, parents and staff.  They must be flexible and able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.  

    The Halifax Grammar School offers a comprehensive and competitive compensation package. Salary to commensurate with qualifications and experience.

    If you are interested in a challenging opportunity, please forward a cover letter and resume to Steven Laffoley, Head of School, via email to careers@hgs.ns.ca. Please quote 20211001REC-W in the subject line.

    We welcome all applicants and thank you for your 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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