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Brooklyn Friends School seeks candidates with a strong personal interest in and commitment to issues of diversity and social justice. People of color and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Teaching at Brooklyn Friends requires a BA or equivalent, and MA is preferred.

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Brooklyn Friends School is committed to maintaining an environment in which all people are respected and valued. To that end, discrimination in any form, such as that based on race, religion, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, or socio-economic status will not be tolerated. The school actively strives to recognize, respect and celebrate the differences and commonalities that shape the individual and collective identities of its members.

This section of the website is updated regularly, and notice is provided when the positions are filled. No mail or fax please. All applications should be directed to the email listed in the position description.

Openings for the 2017-18 School Year

ALL SCHOOL:  Director of Annual Fund
Brooklyn Friends School seeks a Director of Annual Fund to plan, execute and facilitate a $1+million annual giving campaign, building on and further developing an existing volunteer structure and working as part of a great team. Requirements: Five (5) years of professional experience in Annual Fund or related fundraising programs, proven track record of developing and growing successful fundraising initiatives. Facility with Raiser’s Edge, volunteer management, and desire to work in a dynamic professional environment is a must!
For the complete job description, go to: bfsdirectorofannualfundjobdescription
Interested applicants should submit resume and cover letter to advancementposition@brooklynfriends.org.


PERFORMING ARTS DEPARTMENT: Theater Production Manager 
Brooklyn Friends School seeks a Theater Production Manager (full-time position with benefits). The Theater Production Manager also serves as Technical Director for the school’s main theater space. Responsibilities include working with students, directors and designers to implement lighting, sets, props and sound for three full theatrical productions, a large dance concert, and several concerts and showcases each academic year. The Production Manager builds all sets, hangs/focuses lights, implements audio for all productions based either on their own designs or the designs of others, and supervises student stage managers and crew in running all technical rehearsals, performances, and strikes. The Production Manager is responsible for managing the theater space, including the booking calendar, and the upkeep of all equipment. Additional responsibilities include budgeting for all productions, publicity, ticketing, and documentation of performances.

Candidates should have a background in all areas of theatrical production including carpentry, scenic painting, electrics/lighting, and audio; candidates should also have experience managing a budget. Design experience in one or more area is preferred. Candidates must work well both with the adult production team and with student crews ranging in age from 6th through 12th grades.  Hours are variable throughout the school year, with the heaviest hours occurring around major productions. Work occurs throughout the regular school day, into the late afternoon and early evening. Periodic weekends are required. Interested applicants should submit resume and cover letter to performingartsposition@brooklynfriends.org


BUSINESS OFFICE:  Accounts Payable Coordinator
See job description and how to apply here: accounts-payable


LOWER SCHOOL: K-4 Associate Teachers
We seek candidates with a bachelor’s degree, and ideally those who are either enrolled in or about to enter an advanced degree program in education. Candidates require the ability to work collaboratively in a teaching team. Duties include, but are not limited to, planning and conducting small group or whole class lessons, assessing and documenting students’ needs, and supporting the Head Teacher in the daily maintenance of the classroom. All Lower School associate teachers are expected to be active community members, sharing supervisory duties and general support and care of the school community. Interested applicants should submit resume and cover letter to LSassistantteacherpositions@brooklynfriends.org


LOWER/MIDDLE/UPPER SCHOOL: Physical Education Teacher – One-Year Interim Position with Possibility of Full Employment
Brooklyn Friends School seeks a physical education teacher to teach lower, and also middle and upper school classes.  The PE curriculum enables all children and young people to enjoy and succeed in many kinds of physical activities. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum that meets the needs of all students.  Our K-4 curriculum has a strong pedagogical approach towards developing fundamental movement skills, and the successful applicant will have excellent understanding of this stage of child development. Beginning in Middle School and continuing through Upper School, our PE program uses a pathways approach which allows for more student choice and exploration. PE teachers are responsible for the development and implementation of age-appropriate curriculum in collaboration with department members and department head. All teachers are expected to be active community members, sharing supervisory duties and general support and care of the school community.  We seek candidates with significant teaching experience, especially with younger students. In addition, the successful applicant will have experience in coaching youth sport-specific teams, as all PE teachers are expected to coach. Interested applicants should submit resume and cover letter to peposition@brooklynfriends.org.


MIDDLE SCHOOL:  History Teacher
BFS has an opening for a full-time, experienced History teacher to teach four sections of Middle School History, and to serve as a Middle School student advisor.This position includes collaboration and planning with other grade level peers along with the chair of the History department as well as Advisory responsibilities. Advisors in the Middle School oversee students’ progress in all classes, serve as the primary contact with parents, and participate in other responsibilities such as overnight trips, teaching our anti-bias curriculum, and leading service learning activities.

All Middle School teachers are expected to be active community members, sharing supervisory duties and general support and care of the school community.  Experience teaching with and knowledge of pre-adolescent students is expected. Comfort with and desire to utilize interactive, creative and inspirational teaching techniques, assessments, and technology in the classroom is desired. Interested applicants should submit resume and cover letter to historyposition@brooklynfriends.org


MIDDLE SCHOOL: Sixth Grade Science Teacher Short-Term Leave Replacement

(Approx. End of Aug – End of Nov 2017) BFS seeks a 6th Grade Science Teacher Short-Term Leave Replacement for the first 9-12 weeks of school.  This position entails being a 6th grade student advisor and teaching four 6th grade science classes. The ideal candidate will have experience with teaching middle school or upper elementary age students, a commensurate amount of science and/or science education coursework, and the ability to teach Physical Science. This position requires a science teacher who is capable of, and comfortable with, teaching students of a diverse range of backgrounds and ability levels. Experience teaching a laboratory science course and a Master’s degree in a lab science or in science education is desired. A comfort level with current classroom wi-fi internet technology is expected.  

All Brooklyn Friends teachers are expected to be active community members, sharing supervisory duties and general support and care of the school community.  Advisory responsibilities include overseeing students’ progress in all classes, being the primary contact with parents, and other responsibilities such as participating in overnight trips, teaching our anti-bias curriculum, and leading service learning activities.  Interested applicants should submit resume and cover letter to scienceposition@brooklynfriends.org.


POSITIONS FILLED AS OF MAY 16, 2017
ALL-SCHOOL: Director of Health Services and Director of Library Services
FAMILY CENTER: Administrative Assistant, Assistant Teacher, Part-time Admissions Associate
PRESCHOOL: Preschool Administrative Assistant, Preschool Assistant Teachers
LOWER SCHOOL: Second Grade Head Teacher, Part Time Woodworking Associate Teacher
LOWER/MIDDLE/UPPER: Visual Arts Teacher
MIDDLE SCHOOL: Learning Specialist, 5th Grade Humanities Teacher, 6th Grade History Teacher,  and 6th Grade Science Teacher
MIDDLE SCHOOL/UPPER SCHOOL: Spanish and French Teacher
UPPER SCHOOL: Math Teacher