Thank you for your interest in Brooklyn Free School. To learn more about teaching and working at BFS, please check below for current opportunities.
Elementary School Teachers
Brooklyn Free School is now accepting applications for teachers who have experience working with 5-10 year olds for the 2017-2018 school year.
We seek a teacher who is a self-starter, energetic, creative and highly motivated, who has strong communication skills and can establish positive relationships with students, parents and colleagues. We are especially seeking a teacher who specializes in building math, literacy, and science skills in meaningful contexts, is certified in Special Education, has experience in diverse environments, and has taught or co-taught in another educational setting. Applicants must have experience teaching a wide range of learners and an interest in actively and joyfully engaging with young people in multiple ways.
The school is located in the Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. We serve students pre-k through 12 grade. Teachers receive an annual salary of approximately $42,000 and employee health insurance. Teachers are expected to work full time, including 5-10 evenings for occasional meetings and events. Teachers receive time off for all school holidays and breaks and during the summer months.
Brooklyn Free School’s mission is education for social justice. Always advocating for young people’s voices to be heard, Brooklyn Free School engages students and staff in democratic decision-making and problem solving. We honor student choice and facilitate student centered learning through play and exploration, constructivist teaching, collaborative course work and self-directed student initiatives. We support social and emotional development through conflict mediation, personal reflection, diversity awareness and community responsibility.
We seek a staff that reflects the diversity of our community.
Candidates of color are encouraged to apply.
To Apply: Submit a cover letter, current resume, three references, including one from an educational supervisor, and any additional information you think we should consider in evaluating you as a candidate. Strong applications will succinctly address the following questions:
a. What makes you a strong candidate for the position?
b. What assets/skills/knowledge would you bring to this position?
c. What challenges do you anticipate and how do expect to address these challenges?
All materials and inquiries need to be submitted electronically as an attachment or in the body of an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline to receive full consideration is Friday, April 21, 2017; early applications will be reviewed as they are received.
All candidates will be informed if they were selected for a first-round interview on a rolling basis with an anticipated hiring decision made by May 2017.
Brooklyn Free School is an equal opportunity employer.
Mission Statement: Brooklyn Free School’s mission is education for social justice. Always advocating for young people’s voices to be heard, BFS engages students and staff in democratic decision making and problem solving. We honor student choice and facilitate student-centered learning through play and exploration, constructivist teaching, collaborative coursework and self-directed student initiatives. We support social and emotional development through conflict mediation, personal reflection, diversity awareness and community responsibility. BFS works in the service of students and their families, partners with progressive educators, and embraces our larger community.
Occasionally we need substitute teachers. If you have experience working with groups of children in non-classroom settings (camps, after school programs, etc), a flexible schedule, and would like to be on our list of possible subs please email your resume and letter of interest to email@example.com.
Brooklyn Free School’s Non-Discrimination Statement:
Brooklyn Free School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identification in the administration of its educational policy, scholarship and loan programs, admissions, and other school-administered programs.