Brightworks is a school that says “Yes.” You want to send a GoPro to the stratosphere in a weather balloon? Let’s do it! You want to build a sail car and go on a journey down an abandoned railway? Sure thing! You want to create a life-sized simulation of a Mars habitat? Alright, let’s figure it out together! We trust that children are instinctual learners, and we value their partnership in their educational path. That is why we call our teachers “Collaborators”. To be here is to work side by side lovingly and in full support of the children who populate this place with their dreams, attempts and ideas. We ask Collaborators to think big, improvise, and learn alongside students. By taking the best practices from both early childhood education and hands-on, project-based experiential learning, we strive to meet students' needs in a flexible, mixed-age environment that breaks the traditional walls between school and the community outside the classroom. Brightworks is in its eighth year and currently consists of ~90 students ages 5-18.
Brightworks is seeking experienced candidates for the teaching position of Collaborator. The Collaborator will be responsible for teaching a group of eight to ten elementary-age students in the K through the 8th-grade range.
We are seeking candidates for the position of Collaborator who have:
Experience teaching grades K-8
A deep commitment to progressive, inquiry-based education
Highly Fluent in the Languages of Children
Curious, Creative, Collaborative, Kind
To apply for the position of Collaborator, we ask applicants to send the following PDF documents to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Cover LetterWho are you? Where do you come from? Why are you excited to work with us? What’s the last project that excited you?
2. Resume of relevant work and educational experiences to support your candidacy
Brightworks is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions based on merit. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, pregnancy, and breastfeeding), sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality), national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, age, medical condition, genetic characteristics or information, military and veteran status, and physical or mental disability, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.
Additional Salary Information: Fully Benefited with Professional Development Stipends
About Brightworks School
Brightworks is a San Francisco independent K-12 school that believes "everything is interesting". We are a learning community that strives to create a meaningful learning experience for students based on depth of inquiry, collaboration through trust and creativity, and development into capable, adaptable citizens of the world. We use real tools, real materials, and real problems to encourage students’ love of learning, curiosity about the world, ability to engage, tenacity to think big, and persistence to do amazing things. The Brightworks mission is to ensure that engagement, constructivist learning is accessible to all children, families and educators. To that end, we tour and provide professional development to hundreds of educators each year both nationally and internationally.