Website Brightworks School

We’re Hiring!

Long Term Upper School Math Sub

Employment dates: March 27th – June 14th

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 la 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 11th  year and currently consists of ~110 students ages 5-18.

Brightworks is seeking experienced candidates for the teaching position of Substitute Upper School Math Collaborator. The Collaborator will be responsible for working with fellow educators and students to design and implement a holistic interdisciplinary math curriculum.  We draw resources and inspiration from Dan Meyer’s Three Act Math, Jo Boaler’s You Cubed and Desmo’s Middle School Curriculum.

Compensation and Benefits

$30-$40/hour depending on experience


Candidate Requirements

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

  • Experience teaching math to students in grades 7-12
  • A deep commitment to progressive, inquiry-based education
  • Highly Fluent in the Languages of Children.
  • Curious, Creative, Collaborative, and Kind.

Application Procedure and Hiring Timeline 

To apply for the position of Collaborator, we ask applicants to send the following PDF documents to

Cover Letter

How did you hear about us? Why are you excited to work with us? What projects are you working on?


Include relevant work and educational experiences to support your candidacy

We will start reviewing resumes on a rolling basis.
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



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