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Forest School Teacher Brooklyn Forest

  • Date Posted May 06, 2023
  • Location New York, 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, a decade 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 School seeks a teacher to guide outdoor parent-child classes five mornings a week during our summer season, from July 5 to August 29. Based on availability, paid training would start in late May and consist of one to three mornings a week through June 16. 

The weekly summer schedule is Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 12:00 in Prospect Park or Central Park. 

The starting wage is $26/hr, plus a transportation stipend and paid sick days. Spring forest school teachers are invited to continue teaching year-round, starting with the fall season in September.  

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

We value creativity, a high level of attention to detail, and hard work. We are seeking people 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, whether it's 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.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, Brooklyn Forest School will honor your experiences, perspectives, and unique identity. Together, we strive to create and maintain a working and learning environment that is inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

Personal protective equipment (PPE) and at-home Covid-19 tests will be provided to teachers. We require all teachers to be fully vaccinated and boosted against the coronavirus. Compensation this position is : hourly, $20/hr + Application instructions
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DeadlineMay 26, 2023

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