Available Positions:

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  • Extended Day Program Teacher

    Reports to: Director of Extended Day Programs

    Hours: Part-Time; 17-20 hours/wk
    Rate: $22-25/hour

    Description:
    We are seeking energetic and creative educators to teach during our extended day program. Each teacher will be assigned to a specific age group of either PreK-2nd grade, 3rd-4th grade, or 5th-8th grade students, and will work collaboratively with other extended day teachers to develop enriching activities and projects that align with the mission of the school, and in turn, the extended day program.
    Successful candidates will have experience working with a variety of learners in various age groups, and be passionate about creating a curriculum that ignites curiosity and sparks imagination. 

    Daily Duties:
    • Supervise outdoor & indoor free play
    • In collaboration with teaching partner(s), develop, prepare, and implement 1-2 projects/activities per day which could be STEM, arts, sports, nature, or movement based
    • Adhere to Extended Day schedule, balancing the moments for free choice activities with structured time
    • Maintain a safe, welcoming, and friendly environment for all students
    • Work with the Director of Extended Day to maintain accurate and registration and attendance records
    • Ensure safe student dismissal to families/guardians
    • Regular check-in meetings with Director of Extended Day & fellow team members
    • Manage behavioral expectations
    • Prepare & serve snacks
    • Daily prep and clean up
     
    Skills & Qualifications:
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • Adaptability, flexibility, and ability to modify programming when necessary
    • Ability to respond efficiently and effectively in an emergency situation
    • Ability to work in a collaborative environment
    • Self-motivated and organized with an intention to detail, commitment, and follow-through
    • Demonstrates strong cultural awareness and responsiveness, as well as experience supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives
    • Values a strong community built upon authentic relationships
    • Spanish speaker (preferred) and/or willingness to incorporate Spanish vocabulary into daily activities
    Requirements:
    • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) preferred
    • Candidates must have experience working with school-age children in a childcare, school, or camp setting
    • Prospective employees must pass all necessary background checks
    Schedule:
    • Monday-Friday 2:45-6:15
    • One Friday/month 12:45-4:00
    • Opportunity for additional hours during school vacation week camps
    Fayerweather Street School Fayerweather Street School has a rich and progressive history of successfully educating students for over 50 years. Fayerweather Street School (FSS) is a co-educational independent day school enrolling approximately 200 students in Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade. Located in the Fresh Pond neighborhood in Cambridge, Fayerweather offers a progressive, hands-on experiential learning environment where the pace of childhood is respected, and where children develop a love of learning, know how they learn best, and have voice and agency in their school community. We help young people develop the knowledge, skills and awareness to flourish in a complex, diverse and increasingly interdependent world. We believe that truly knowing each child is the heart of a great education, and we are committed to building a diverse, welcoming and equitable community in which compassion, humor and respect are woven throughout the curriculum and spirit of the day.

    To Apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume to: emily@fayerweather.org with the subject: EXTENDED DAY TEACHER. Please be prepared to provide at least three references, and at least one of your references must be, or have been, your direct supervisor.
  • PreK Maternity Teaching Position

    Reports to: Head of School; Assistant Head of School
    Hours: Full time (January-June)

    Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt

    Description: Fayerweather seeks a full-time PreKindergarten Maternity Leave Teacher to start by the beginning to the middle of January, 2022 till the conclusion of the school year. 

    With thorough and thoughtful teacher observation in our PK program, academic progress and social-emotional development is closely monitored and nurtured. Our academic team engages in ongoing communication with families to cultivate a robust learning plan and an effective structure for each child. As learning evolves, children become confident self-starters, who are respectful of others, independent of mind, and ready to embrace a culture defined by inclusion and community.

    Imagination and exploration set the stage for Fayerweather's youngest learners in PreK. Our differentiated instruction is inherently creative, built to respond to change and to focus on each child's skills and strengths. School days for PreK students cultivate individual expression and include a mix of independent assignments, group projects, collaborations, and classroom instruction.

    More recently, our PreK classroom has adopted a Forest School program, where the curriculum is often emergent, focusing on learner-led outdoor play that encourages curiosity and exploration.

    Responsibilities, Skills and Qualifications:

    Working at FSS
    • be knowledgeable of the philosophy of progressive education
    • demonstrate strong cultural awareness and responsiveness, as well as experience supporting diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives
    Teaching at FSS
    • implement a developmentally appropriate preschool program for young children in collaboration with a co-teacher 
    • teach early math and literacy programs using developmentally appropriate, research-based curriculum
    • plan and implement activities to meet the physical, emotional, intellectual and social needs of our students.
    • actively ensure growth in every student by utilizing a variety of instructional techniques
    • maintain classroom management conducive to learning
    Responsibilities at FSS
    • performing various duties including recess coverage, lunch duty, and creating curricular displays 
    • document curriculum as it evolves throughout the year
    • narrative report writing and timely communication with parents
    • facilitate with co-teacher Spring parent conferences 
    • attending weekly staff meetings
    • participating in admissions programming as needed
    • and other duties as assigned
    Fayerweather Street School has a rich and progressive history of successfully educating students for over 50 years. Fayerweather Street School (FSS) is a co-educational independent day school enrolling approximately 200 students in Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade. Located in the Fresh Pond neighborhood in Cambridge, Fayerweather offers a progressive, hands-on experiential learning environment where the pace of childhood is respected, and where children develop a love of learning, know how they learn best, and have voice and agency in their school community. We help young people develop the knowledge, skills and awareness to flourish in a complex, diverse and increasingly interdependent world. We believe that truly knowing each child is the heart of a great education, and we are committed to building a diverse, welcoming and equitable community in which compassion, humor and respect are woven throughout the curriculum and spirit of the day. 

    Fayerweather Street School welcomes candidates who will add to the diversity of our community and who have demonstrated a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in their teaching and learning.

    Fayerweather Street School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or family composition, or any other status protected by applicable law in the administration of its employment, education, admission, financial aid, and other policies and programs.

    To Apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume to Employment@Fayerweather.org. Please be prepared to provide at least three references, and at least two of your references must be, or have been, someone you directly reported to.
  • Substitute Teaching Positions

    We are always accepting applications for substitute teachers. Please contact Tia Gary for substitute positions.
Fayerweather is a progressive Pre-K through 8th grade school and candidates should be familiar with the values and teaching methods associated with progressive education. Families are an integral part of the school and open and clear communication with parents is important.
Fayerweather values diversity in all aspects of school life and candidates of color are encouraged to apply.
Fayerweather Street School | 765 Concord Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138 | 617-876-4746
Fayerweather is a private PreK, kindergarten, elementary and middle school. We engage each child’s intellect.