Nichols School is committed to attracting and maintaining an outstanding faculty and staff. The Board of Trustees recognizes that the quality of our School is measured by the people who compose it and who support the necessary intellectual, physical and character development for our students.

Simply stated, Nichols seeks a faculty of men and women, who are competent and excited about their teaching field, are committed to a high standard of academic excellence, and who are sensitive and respectful of the needs of young people. The School maintains a well-rounded faculty of diverse background. We expect our faculty to commit to the School’s procedures, philosophy and standards, and serve as worthy role models for its students. Furthermore, Nichols seeks staff members, who are proficient and enthusiastic about their field of expertise, and who are supportive of the needs of the School and its students.


Current Openings

Special Events and Volunteer Coordinator

Nichols School is seeking a Special Events and Volunteer Coordinator. Under the supervision of the Director of Advancement, the Special Events Coordinator is responsible for the planning, implementation and growth of revenue-generating and cultivation initiatives that are sponsored by the Advancement Office, including The Nichols Fund and Campaign events, Big Green Event, Nichols Night, Welcome BBQ, new parent dinners, and other fundraising events. This individual is part of the school’s advancement team and is involved with all advancement-related activities. Please click here to learn more.

Interested candidates should send their resumes by email to Jennifer Clarey, Director of Human Resources at

Middle School Choral - Long Term Sub

Nichols School has an opening for a full time, long-term substitute position for grades 5-8 general music and chorus.  Estimated employment dates are February 2020 through June 2020.  Teaching responsibilities include four sections of general music (grades 5-8) and directing the 5/6 and 7/8 choirs and preparing students for All-County and NYSSMA vocal solos.  Piano and guitar skills, and experience with Finale software are necessary.  

Please send cover letter, resume and references to Jennifer Clarey, Director of Human Resources at

Zamboni Driver

Nichols School is seeking part-time, seasonal, Zamboni Drivers for nights and weekends.  Individuals will be responsible for the proper operation and basic maintenance of the machine, maintain the bay areas that house the machinery and prepare the ice surfaces for scheduled skating events. They will also be responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of all locker rooms, team benches, bleachers, the mezzanine, lobby, and restrooms, employee only areas, and outside spaces. Qualified candidates must love to work in the cold, be willing to have a flexible schedule and have previous experience with the Zamboni machine.  

Email or call Brian Parkot, Rink Manager at (716)332-6338 for more information.

Our aim is to train minds, bodies and hearts for the work of life, and to carry into all we do the highest ideals of character and service.

Fast facts
Average Class Size: 14
Student/Teacher Ratio: 8:1
Acres: 30
Founded: 1892
Average Enrollment: 555
Boy/Girl Ratio: 50% / 50%
Endowment: $30 million
AP Classes: 20

Pursuit of Excellence
At Nichols, inspired teachers and students are committed to a quality standard of learning and achievement in all aspects of school life.

Integrity of Character
Our community strives to cultivate each student's sense of responsibility, compassion, honesty, and self-discipline, producing confident and ethical young people.

Tradition and Change
Grounded in the wisdom of the past, we stimulate adaptive and innovative abilities to prepare our students for the future.

Rigor and Balance
Our challenging expectations and structured environment bring out potential. Each student is encouraged to find the balance among academic, artistic, athletic and extra-curricular involvements.

Diverse Community
Nichols School reflects the region's neighborhoods and the wider world, building mutual respect and understanding. In our daily school life, we strive to be a caring community for each individual.