Extended Day Program Substitute Teacher

Faculty / Full-Time

Fayerweather Street School, Cambridge, MA

We are seeking experienced, energetic, and creative educators to work with PreK-2nd grade or 3rd grade-8th grade during our extended day program for the 23-24 school year. The teacher will work collaboratively with other extended day teachers to keep children safe and engaged in projects that align with the mission of the school, and in turn, the extended day program.

In an effort to provide ample support during teacher vacations and absences, we are looking for an experienced educator who can bring flexibility, enthusiasm and varied interests to our team. Successful candidates will have experience working with a variety of learners in various age groups, and be passionate about working with children within a team. We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible for the current school year. Former classroom teachers and camp counselors strongly encouraged to apply!


  • Supervise outdoor & indoor free play
  • In collaboration with teaching partner(s), oversee daily projects/activities which could be STEM, arts, sports, nature, or movement based
  • Adhere to Extended Day schedule, balancing the moments for free choice activities with structured time
  • Maintain a safe, welcoming, and friendly environment for all students
  • Ensure safe student dismissal to families/guardians
  • Attend check-in meetings with Director of Extended Day & fellow team members if able to make it
  • Manage behavioral expectations
  • Prepare & serve snacks
  • Room prep and clean up

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Adaptability, flexibility, and ability to modify programming when necessary
  • Ability to respond efficiently and effectively in an emergency situation
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment
  • Self-motivated and organized with reliability, commitment and follow-through
  • Demonstrates strong cultural awareness and responsiveness, as well as experience supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives
  • Values a strong community built upon authentic relationships


  • Candidates must have experience working with school-age children in a childcare, school, or camp setting
  • Prospective employees must pass all necessary background checks 

Schedule:      Mondays 2:45-6:00 from now to the end of May 2024

Coverage for staff absences T-F 2:45-6:00 as needed

Flexibility with hours/dates and future opportunities for the right candidate


Fayerweather Street School Fayerweather Street School has a rich and progressive history of successfully educating students for over 50 years. Fayerweather Street School (FSS) is a co-educational independent day school enrolling approximately 200 students in Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade. Located in the Fresh Pond neighborhood in Cambridge, Fayerweather offers a progressive, hands-on experiential learning environment where the pace of childhood is respected, and where children develop a love of learning, know how they learn best, and have voice and agency in their school community. We help young people develop the knowledge, skills and awareness to flourish in a complex, diverse and increasingly interdependent world. We believe that truly knowing each child is the heart of a great education, and we are committed to building a diverse, welcoming and equitable community in which compassion, humor and respect are woven throughout the curriculum and spirit of the day. 

To Apply: Please submit a brief cover letter and resume with the subject: EXTENDED DAY SUBSTITUTE TEACHER. Please be prepared to provide three references, and at least one of your references must be, or have been, your direct supervisor.


Fayerweather Street School

Cambridge, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School
All Gender