Substitute Teachers

Occasionally we need substitute teachers.  If you have experience working with groups of children in nonclassroom 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

Guest teachers

Guest teachers are occasionally sought to support student interest in a specific subject area. In the past, guest teachers have supported science, language, and arts instruction in weekly classes which meet over a two-to-three-month month period. Guest teachers plan lessons, differentiate instruction to meet a variety of learners' needs, respond to evolving student interest, and write brief individual evaluations when the course is complete. Guest teachers receive $25/hour and a materials budget if needed. Guest teacher openings will be posted here when available. 

Interested in Learning More about teaching at bfs?

Every year Brooklyn Free School hires new teachers. If you are an elementary, middle or high school teacher and are interested in working at BFS then we are interested in knowing you.

We seek teachers who are self-starters, energetic, creative and highly motivated, who have strong communication skills and can establish positive relationships with students, parents and colleagues. We are especially seeking teachers who specialize in building math, literacy, and science
skills in meaningful contexts, are certified in Special Education, have experience in diverse environments, and have 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 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 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.