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Forest School Teacher Brooklyn Forest

  • Date Posted June 23, 2019
  • Location Brooklyn, NY
  • Category Education
  • Job Type Part-Time
Company Description Brooklyn Forest offers classes in Central Park and Prospect Park for young children and their caregivers. We believe a wonderful childhood starts with imaginative play and a supportive community; with a meaningful connection to nature and wildlife; with vigorous physical work and nourishing food; with simple rhythms and constant singing; with feeling at home in the forest. Brooklyn Forest began in 2011 as a small class in the woods of Prospect Park for a handful of families from nearby neighborhoods. Now, eight years later, hundreds of children and caregivers from all over the city come every week to play and learn with us in the park. Our classes are still small, but our community is growing. Job Description Brooklyn Forest is seeking an assistant forest school teacher to help guide our outdoor parent-child classes in the mornings starting July 8 and continuing until the end of August or, depending on availability, into the fall season. 

At Brooklyn Forest, we work to nurture the whole child with a simple class that includes imaginative play, delicious food and a lot of singing. Learn more about us at

We value creativity, a high level of attention to detail, and hard work. We are seeking like-minded individuals who are up for the hard, yet invigorating work of a forest school teacher. Potential candidates must be flexible and exhibit a willingness to perform any job, be it singing in the rain, getting down in the dirt to make mud pies, or lifting and/or moving up to 50 pounds of logs and equipment. They must have an appreciation for nature and good food, and a respect for childhood.

Starting wage is $20/hr.

Teachers must be available weekday mornings between July 8 and August 30, and available for training in the next two weeks. Preference will be given to candidates who would be available to continue teaching throughout the school year. Compensation this position is PAID: hourly, varies DOE, $20.00 - $22.00 How to apply Please click here to sign in and view application details.
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