Resident Teachers - Lower School (K-4th) and Humanities (5th/6th)

San Francisco, CA

The New Teacher Institute at Town School for Boys is seeking full-time Lower School and Humanities Resident Teachers to join our collaborative, vibrant, and joyful faculty beginning mid-August 2023.

Our two-year training program emphasizes daily teaching, curriculum planning, and professional development.  The NTI provides structured training for beginning teachers including lesson observations and feedback, meetings and workshops with the cohort, support from the Head Teacher, and total immersion in the school community. Resident Teachers are considered full-time faculty and an integral part of the teaching staff.


  • Collaborate with the Head Teacher to implement curriculum and manage the classroom 

  • Exercise sound judgment and decision-making

  • Apply feedback to teaching practice

  • Maintain established school procedures and a positive learning environment

  • Collaborate with other grade level classroom teachers

  • Perform other school related duties such as lunch and recess supervision

  • Attend grade level, faculty, and professional growth meetings

  • Report to the Director of Teacher Development and Strategic Initiatives

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required

  • Experience working with children (informal or volunteer work is welcomed)

  • Strong communication and collaboration skills

  • Flexibility, adaptability, initiative

  • Two-year, full-time commitment

We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of our qualifications described.

Individuals with a strong interest in an elementary teaching career are encouraged to apply. Resident Teachers are paired with experienced Head Teachers for a rich learning experience. 

Each Lower School Resident Teacher teaches in one grade for the entire year, and there is a change in grade placement after the first year. Lower School Resident Teachers teach in grades K-4. 

Each Humanities Resident Teacher teaches in 5th grade for one year and 6th grade for another year. 


At Town, salaries are one component of a compensation package that includes daily lunch, health & dental insurance, and life, AD & LTD insurance. Resident Teacher roles are full-time, paid positions. The First Year Resident Teacher salary is $55,500. Additional opportunities are available for supplemental income. Tuition assistance for credential and/or graduate school programs is also available. In addition to those factors, we believe in the importance of pay equity and consider internal equity with our current employees as a part of any final offer. 

Please note a complete application includes all of the following:

  • Resume: include education and relevant work experience

  • Academic Transcript(s): unofficial copies are fine

  • Cover letter/Personal Statement: Describe your reasons for applying, including why you want to become a teacher and how you could contribute to the New Teacher Institute (1-2 pages typed).

  • Names and Contact Information of Three Professional/Academic References

    • At least one must be a direct supervisor

  • Letters of Recommendation are strongly encouraged

    • Letters may be submitted through the online form.

    • OR letters may be emailed/mailed directly by the references to: Ms. Jennifer Liu, Director of Teacher Development and Strategic Initiatives, 2750 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94115, 

Our preference is that all materials are submitted at the same time through the online platform. Please make sure that reference letters are submitted in a timely manner if you do not submit them through the online form.  Thank you.

For more information, click here for a full description of the New Teacher Institute.