THE FREE SCHOOL IS HIRING A EARLY-CHILDHOOD TEACHER

Our early childhood program is growing!  The Free School in Albany NY is now accepting applications from interested early childhood teachers for the 2018-2019 school year.

We seek a teacher who will work primarily with students ages 4-6 and are expected to be flexible and able to work with learners of all ages. We seek a teacher who is a self starter, energetic, creative and highly motivated, who can establish positive relationships with parents and colleagues.  Applicants must have early childhood/elementary teaching experience, Early Childhood certification (highly recommended), and an interest in actively and joyfully engaging with young learners in multiple ways. 

The Free School is located in the Mansion/South End neighborhood of Albany NY.  Teachers receive an annual salary of approximately $24,000.00. Teachers will report to work on Thursday August 30, 2018.  Your hours are daily are 7:30 - 3:30. Teachers are expected to work full time including weekly staff meeting and 5-10 evenings for occasional meetings and events. 

The Free School engages students and staff in collaborative problem solving and democratic decision-making.    We honor student choice and facilitate student centered learning through play and exploration, constructivist teaching,collaborative work and self directed student initiatives.  We support social and emotional development through conflict resolution, mediation, personal reflection, diversity awareness and community responsibility. Find out more about us by exploring our website:  www.albanyfreeschool.org 

We seek staff that reflects our diverse community.  Candidates of color are encouraged to apply. The Free School  is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply: Please submit a cover letter, current resume, three references, including one from an educational advisor, and any additional information you think we should consider in evaluating you as a candidate.

Strong applications will succinctly address the following questions:

  1. What makes you a strong candidate for the position?

  2. What assets/skills/knowledge would you bring to the position?

  3. What challenges do you anticipate and how do you expect to address these challenges?

***All inquiries need to be submitted electronically as a pdf document(s) to THE FREE SCHOOL, ATTN: Teaching position at albanyfreeschool@gmail.com.   Any questions you have can be directed to that same email.  Deadline to receive full consideration is June 8, 2018. All candidates will be informed if they were selected for a first round interview by June 11, 2018, with an anticipated hiring decision made by June 18, 2018.