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The Nightingale-Bamford School Physical Education Teacher in New York, New York

The Nightingale-Bamford School seeks an educator to join the Physical Education Department for the 2024-2025 school year. We are seeking an eager, creative, and flexible faculty member to work with students in grades K-12. This is an exempt, full time, 10 month position.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE (but are not limited to):

  • Teach physical education across all three divisions:  Lower, Middle and Upper Schools

  • Implement a skill based curriculum that prompts an active and healthy lifestyle amongst students

  • Co-teach Lower school classes focusing on areas including but not limited to foundational locomotive movements, fitness, sport specific skills, team concepts and small games

  • Coach a minimum of two seasons of Middle or Upper School athletics (Volleyball Preferred)

  • Develop creative and innovative Middle School and Upper School classes with a focus on life long skills  

  • Design engaging and relevant student-centered lessons

  • Collaborate with other faculty to infuse interdisciplinary strategies. 

  • Participate actively in school life; assemblies, advisory, clubs, faculty meetings, professional development, and other community events

  • Must instill an enthusiasm for movement and fitness in students

  • Perform other school duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in physical education and health education

  • Dual-certification in physical education and health education preferred

  • 3+ years experience teaching physical and/or health education in a K-12 setting

  • Possess excellent communication skills, a positive attitude, the ability to be flexible, and a passion for working with children

  • Varsity level coaching experience

  • CPR and first aid certification

  • Demonstrated commitment to anti-racist work, equity and inclusion

  • Experience engaging with and adapting to diverse learners

  • Experience designing and implementing developmentally-appropriate and varied activities


  • A shared understanding of the mission of the School and a demonstrated commitment to the core principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion 

  • Must demonstrate cultural competence and be able to understand, appreciate, and work with constituents across varied backgrounds and cultures

  • High professional and ethical standards for teaching in an educational setting

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and an ability to work collaboratively with all levels of constituents

  • Superb oral and written communication skills

  • High level of initiative, proven ability to work independently and collaboratively 

  • Possesses a sense of humor and appreciates this trait in others


    Interested candidates should apply by submitting a cover letter and resume online at .


    I n compliance with NYC’s Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is $70,000 - $85,000. Nightingale considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer


    Founded by two bold, visionary educators in 1920, The Nightingale-Bamford School’s mission is to inspire girls to go beyond barriers. Tied to this mission is a broader vision of students who are joyful learners who have the intellectual depth and courage to be critical thinkers, compassionate citizens, and agents of their own lives. Nightingale educates girls’ minds and hearts and, in so doing, infuses their lives with meaningful relationships, teaching them to value difference as a means of growth and empowering them to question the status quo with confidence, empathy, resilience, and reason. Nightingale’s commitment to social justice and anti-racism requires that all community members engage actively and thoughtfully in work around diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage applications from candidates with broad and diverse backgrounds.


    It is the policy of the School to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military status, marital status, familial status, caregiver status, predisposing genetic characteristics, actual or perceived domestic violence victim status, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The School’s employment practices and decisions adhere to the principles of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity. This commitment to equal opportunity applies to and is reflected in all School activities, including, but not limited to, recruiting, interviewing, hiring, staffing, training, promotions, compensation practices, employee benefits, social programs, discipline, and termination of employment. The School maintains zero tolerance for violations of this policy and expects all employees to abide by and support this policy without reservation.




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