Are you a talented educator, deeply committed to enriching kids' lives through unique Jewish education programming? Do you want to get in at the ground floor of an innovative new start-up? Are you burning to disrupt the antiquated, traditional Hebrew School model and create something amazing? Fig Tree is hiring smart and inspirational teachers who are passionate about helping kids get their Judaism on.
Job Description: Teacher (3's/4's, K/ 1st, 2nd/ 3rd, or 4th/ 5th)
Fig Tree teachers are part time, teaching anywhere from 2 - 8 one-hour classes per week. Fig Tree curriculum is standardized, so teachers are not expected to lesson plan- however personal and creative interpretation of the material by the teacher is highly encouraged.
Fig Tree teachers are also invited to contribute their own unique curriculum content at the conclusion of each semester; cash and/ or equity bonuses are awarded if Fig Tree adopts content proposed by teachers.
This ain't your bubbe's Hebrew school. Fig Tree teachers look at Jewish education in a new way. The right candidates will be creative and and resourceful, yet will be able to confidently lead a class of excited learners. Candidates should possess an innate love of learning, and- above all- a rich knowledge of Jewish religion, culture, and heritage. Teachers applying to teach children in kindergarten and above must have a working fluency in Hebrew.
Experience working with pre-school and/ or elementary aged children is required. Teaching experience- religious or otherwise- a big plus. BA or MA in relevant field strongly preferred. All potential candidates subject to background check.
Teachers are paid an extremely competitive hourly rate, commensurate with experience.
During the 2015-16 school year, all classes will be held in Brooklyn. Beginning in 2016, there will be opportunities in other cities. If you're a fabulous teacher who happens to not live in Brooklyn, yet for whom Fig Tree strikes a chord, let's talk! We'd like to know you.
To start the process and explore the possibility of a part-time teaching gig at Fig Tree, please email us with the following:
- A short cover letter explaining what excites you about Fig Tree and why you'd be an incredible addition to our program.
- Your resumé.
- Any additional material or content that represents your knowledge base and/ or teaching style.