Saturday, August 27, 2011

Two ATR Job Fairs This Week

Dear Teacher, 


The summer is winding down but there are still opportunities for you to
meet face-to-face with principals who are looking to staff their
vacancies with quality experienced teachers!  You are invited to
register for two upcoming Citywide Teacher Recruitment Fairs taking
place next week on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 and Thursday, September 1,
2011.  We strongly encourage you to attend both in order to increase
your ability to network directly with principals.  You will receive
another email with instructions to pre-register online to speed up your
check-in process at the event.  However, pre-registration is not


The first citywide fair will be held on Tuesday, August 30, 2011, 2 pm
at the Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY. Due to West
Indian Day parade activities, museum parking is not available.  For
subway directions, we recommend you utilize  


The second citywide fair will be held on Thursday, September 1, 2011, 2
pm at the Armory Foundation located at 216 Fort Washington Ave, New
York, NY. We recommend you utilize the subway as there is limited street
parking available. For subway directions, we recommend you utilize  


Both of these events are for teachers interested in meeting with
principals who will be looking for quality, experienced educators to
fill their vacancies.  With over 1,600 schools and programs throughout
the city, the students that need you most may be in another district.
We encourage you to network with principals in multiple districts.  We
strongly encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity as this is
an important chance for you to connect directly with principals to find
a new teaching position before the school year begins.



Important reminders related to your status as a teacher in excess:


1)      Be proactive in your job search.  As a reminder you should make
every effort to find a new position before September 6, 2011.  Take
advantage of these remaining summer weeks to seek out a new position.
Now is the time when the widest range of positions are available.  Also
remember, that if you do not secure a position for the school year you
may be assigned to a different school each week as a member of the
Absent Teacher Reserve.

2)      Use the Excess Staff Selection System (ESSS).  In addition to
attending recruitment fairs, you can use the Excessed Staff Selection
System to search and apply for vacancies at  We
recommend you check back often as new vacancies are created throughout
the summer.  If you registered with the Open Market Hiring System (OMT)
during the transfer period, you do not need to register again.  As of
August 10, OMT has reopened as ESSS, in which only teachers in excess
will be able to view and apply for vacancies.  Being registered in ESSS
is necessary to obtain your assignment for the first day of school if
you do not secure a position prior to that time. 

3)      Visit the Teacher Hiring Support Center (THSC) website at to find a host of resources such as sample
teacher interview questions and templates to support you in finding your
next position. 


Questions.  If you have any difficulties with online pre-registration
for the recruitment fair or questions about THSC's services please
contact us at (718) 935-5280. If you have questions about your status as
a teacher in excess you should contact your school. You can also call HR
Connect at (718) 935-4000.


We look forward to helping you to find and be selected for a new
teaching position for the coming school year.   If you have any
questions about any of our events, please contact us at or (718) 935-5280. 





Teacher Hiring Support Center

NYC Department of Education

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