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Founded in 1880, Brimmer and May is a PK – 12 co-ed day school located in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Brimmer enrolls 390+ students each year, with an average class size of 12. Teachers personalize instruction in a student-centered, project-based learning environment. We recruit and retain an outstanding and diverse faculty who place students at the center of each decision, view their colleagues as essential collaborators, and are committed to their own growth and development as educators.
Brimmer celebrates our faculty as thought leaders in educational practice with a growth mindset and supports and fosters their professional development through the funding of conferences, workshops, and graduate courses. We hope you will browse our open positions and take the time to learn more about our School. Feel free to contact Cecelia Pan or Carl Vallely for more information.

The School follows the NAIS Principles of Good Practice in its hiring policies.

Brimmer at a Glance

  • Minutes from Boston with easy access to public transportation
  • Small, community-oriented setting where the student teacher relationship is important
  • Students from more than 50 communities in Greater Boston and several foreign countries
  • Critical Friends Groups to facilitate professional growth and development
  • Mentor Program for all new faculty
  • Small class size with 6:1 student-faculty ratio
  • Professional growth and advancement with the opportunity to take leadership roles and to design and implement new programs and curricula
  • Strong financial support for faculty professional development and summer study  
  • Cutting-edge technology program with in-house training
  • A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion for students, parents, and faculty and staff including affinity groups for parents and students

Teacher Mentor Program

Our Teacher Mentor Program is designed to support classroom performance, foster an understanding of working within the Brimmer community, provide opportunities for collaboration and professional growth, and support new teachers in all areas of School life. Each new teacher is paired with a colleague who serves as their mentor for two years. New faculty meet with their mentors regularly, as a cohort with the Co-Directors of Faculty Recruitment & Mentoring, and in Critical Friends Groups (CFG). Mentors also meet regularly as a group to discuss best practice as they work to support our new faculty.
Brimmer is an equal opportunity employer. We select the best qualified applicant for the job based on job-related qualifications, regardless of age, race, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, familial or marital status, national origin, ancestry, or any other characteristic protected from discrimination under state or federal law. As an inclusive community, we welcome candidates who will increase the diversity of our school.

Directors of Faculty Recruitment & Mentoring

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Cecelia Pan

    Cecelia Pan 

    Science Dept. Chair, Director of Ed. Initiatives, Co-Director of Faculty Recruitment & Mentoring
  • Photo of Carl Vallely

    Carl Vallely 

    Assistant Head of School, Head of Middle School

Current Employment Opportunities

Piano Teacher
We are looking to add to our staff of After School Music teachers, who will teach half-hour piano lessons on weekdays after school to students of varying ages and skill levels. Individuals hired for this position are independent contractors. Click here for more information.

Extended Day Teacher
We are looking for a cohort of dedicated, caring, and energetic Extended Day Teachers to assist in providing fun and safe programming for students staying after the conclusion of the school day. The Extended Day program provides supervised play and activities to students in PK - Grade 5, and supervised study hall for Middle School students. This is a part-time position (approximately 15 hours per week) and is not eligible for benefits. Interested candidates should send their resume to Claire Harrison, Director of Extended Day, at charrison@brimmer.org.

Athletics Coaching Positions
• Varsity Volleyball Coach

Coaches are responsible for practice planning, player improvement, effective communication and game management. Practices and games are scheduled Monday through Friday from 2:30-4-15 pm in the Middle School and 3:15-5:30 pm in the Upper School. Game days may require an occasional later end time. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and resume to both Athletic Director
Brett Kelly and Assistant Athletic Director Tom Nelson. Stipends are commensurate with experience. 
As an inclusive private school community, Brimmer welcomes students who will increase the diversity of our school. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, or any other characteristic protected from discrimination under state or federal law, in the administration of our educational policies, admissions practices, financial aid decisions, and athletic and other school-administered programs.