We’re Hiring!

We are hiring a Middle School Collaborator!

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 ninth 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 eight to ten elementary-age students in the 6th through 8th-grade range.

Candidate Requirements

We are seeking candidates for the position of Collaborator who have:

  • Experience teaching grades 6-8
  • A deep commitment to progressive, inquiry-based education
  • Experience with STEAM education
  • Curious, Creative, Collaborative, Kind.

Application Procedure and Hiring Timeline

To apply for the position of Collaborator, we ask applicants send the following PDF documents to hiring@sfbrightworks.org:

  1. Cover Letter Who are you? What is your journey? 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