2018-19 Teachers

Brooklyn Free School is now accepting applications for preschool, elementary, and high school teachers for the 2018-2019 school year.   

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 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 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:

The deadline to receive full consideration is Friday, June 1, 2018; 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 in June, 2018.

Brooklyn Free School is an equal opportunity employer.

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.