Available Positions:

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  • Extended Day Spanish Teacher ('24-'25 School Year)

    Position: Extended-Day Spanish Teacher (SY 24-25)
    Reports to: Director of Extended Day (After-School Program
    Hours: Part-time
     
    Description: We seek an enthusiastic and knowledgeable Spanish Teacher to join our Extended-Day school program starting September 2024. This position is part-time and will be taught twice weekly. The stipend for the class is commensurate with experience. This position is perfect for someone who has a flexible schedule during after-school hours and is passionate about teaching the Spanish language. Our ideal candidate will have a strong Spanish language and culture foundation and the creativity and energy to make learning an exciting experience.
    Main Responsibilities:
    • Plan and deliver engaging Spanish lessons tailored to students of varying skill levels, focusing on conversational skills, some grammar, some reading, and cultural knowledge.
    • Create a dynamic learning environment that encourages student participation and fosters a love for the Spanish language.
    • Utilize various teaching materials and methods to suit different learning styles, including multimedia tools and hands-on activities.
    • Assess student progress and provide feedback to students and parents as needed.
    • Collaborate with the Extended-Day staff to ensure a cohesive educational experience and participate in program meetings as required.
    • Manage classroom behavior and maintain a positive and safe learning environment for all students.
    Skills and Qualifications:
    • Proficiency in Spanish, both written and spoken, at a native or near-native level.
    • A bachelor’s degree in Spanish or education or a related field is preferred.
    • Prior teaching experience is highly desirable, especially with children or in groups.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively engage students and work collaboratively with staff and parents.
    • Creative and flexible in teaching approaches, with a solid commitment to developing engaging curriculum materials.
    • Must pass a background check and have a valid working permit.

    Fayerweather Street School welcomes candidates who will add to the diversity of our community and who have demonstrated a commitment to diversity, equity, and belonging in their teaching and learning. Fayerweather Street School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on 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; at least two of your references must be, or have been, someone you directly reported to.
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  • Extended Day Substitute Teacher

    Reports to: Director of Extended Day Programs
    Hours: School Year; Part-Time; 2:45-6:00 p.m. as needed (with potential for future employment)
    Rate: $22-$24 (commensurate with experience)

    Description:
    We are seeking energetic and creative educators to teach PreK-2nd grade or 3rd-8th grade during our extended day program. The teacher will work collaboratively with other extended day teachers to keep children safe and engaged in projects that align with the mission of the school, and in turn, the extended day program.

    In an effort to provide ample support during teacher vacations and absences, we are looking for an experienced educator who can bring flexibility, enthusiasm, and varied interests to our team. Successful candidates will have experience working with a variety of learners in various age groups, and be passionate about working with children within a team. We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible for the current school year. Former classroom teachers and camp counselors strongly encouraged to apply!
    Daily Duties
    • Supervise outdoor & indoor free play
    • In collaboration with teaching partner(s), develop, prepare, and implement daily projects/activities 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
    • Attend check-in meetings with Director of Extended Day & fellow team members, as available
    • 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
    Requirements:
    • 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:
    • Mondays 2:45-6:00 from now to the end of May 2024
    • Coverage for staff absences Tuesdays-Fridays 2:45-6:00 as needed
    • Flexibility with hours/dates and future opportunities for the right candidate
    To Apply:
    Please submit your brief cover letter and resume to: employment@fayerweather.org with the subject: EXTENDED DAY SUBSTITUTE TEACHER.
    Please be prepared to provide at least two references, and at least one of your references must be, or have been, your direct supervisor.

    Fayerweather Street School has a rich and progressive history of successfully educating students for over 50 years. Fayerweather Street School (FSS) is an all gender 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. 
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  • Grades 1-2 Teacher ('24-'25 School Year)

    Position: First and Second Grade Teaching Position ('24-'25 School Year)
    Reports to: Assistant Head of School
    Hours: Full-Time
    Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt
     
    Description: Fayerweather seeks an energetic and committed elementary school teacher to co-teach in a mixed-age, first and second grade classroom. This position will begin in the fall of the 2024-25 academic year. The curriculum works to be anti-bias, by amplifying multicultural voices and lived experiences that students explore through literature, history, writing, and storytelling. Students are actively engaged in learning about themselves, as well as developing an understanding of culture, history, and geography through a range of activities and hands-on projects. Students are introduced to fundamental math and literacy concepts, while engaging in projects throughout the year that focus on the concept of community with the theme of “Building a City.” Fundations and Illustrative Mathematics are two formal curricula used in this grade band.
    Main Responsibilities:
    • Create a supportive and caring classroom environment in which students can learn and interact positively with one another through student-centered instruction, collaboration, and authentic assessment.
    • Provide learning experiences that encourage curiosity, exploration, innovation, and problem-solving
    • Have enthusiasm, flexibility, and a desire to collaborate with colleagues in your grade level team and across disciplines.
    • Have an ability to teach/develop a curriculum that focuses on authentic, real-world application of learning.
    • Meet students where they are as learners by differentiating the curriculum
    • Establish and maintain excellent classroom management
    • Exhibit excellent communication with parents to provide timely and appropriate feedback regarding student progress
    • Possess a growth mindset when it comes to engaging with relevant and mission-driven professional learning
    • Knowledge of Responsive Classroom, Collaborative Problem Solving, Fundations, Writing and Reading workshops, Illustrative Mathematics is a plus
     
    Skills and Qualifications:
    Working at FSS
    • be knowledgeable of the philosophy of progressive education
    • demonstrate knowledge and commitment to the importance of diversity, equity, and belonging in an elementary school
    Teaching at FSS
    • teach social studies, literacy, math, and science curriculum to first and second graders
    Responsibilities at FSS
    • performing various duties including recess coverage, lunch duty, and creating curricular displays
    • responsible for social-emotional and academic development of a homeroom of first and second grade students
    • document curriculum as it evolves throughout the year
    • narrative report writing and timely communication with parents
    • attending weekly staff meetings
    • participating in admissions programming as needed
    • and other duties as assigned
    Fayerweather Street School welcomes candidates who will add to the diversity of our community and who have demonstrated a commitment to diversity, equity, and belonging in their teaching and learning. Fayerweather Street School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on 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 four references; at least two of your references must be, or have been, someone you directly reported to.
     
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  • Substitute Teaching Positions

    We are always accepting applications for substitute teachers. Please contact employment@fayerweather.org 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.