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Career Opportunities

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General Information

Cambridge Friends School, the only Quaker school in Massachusetts, is a renowned leader in teaching social justice and equality, with a commitment to project-based, experiential learning. Guided by the six Quaker Testimonies of Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Equality, and Stewardship, Cambridge Friends School focuses on educating the whole child in an environment that best positions the child for their success. Cambridge Friends School is deeply committed to preparing each child for the road ahead in high school and beyond, and to inspiring a life-long love of learning.

Substitute Teachers (Faculty/Other)

The School: Cambridge Friends School is a Pre-K through grade eight day school guided by its Quaker mission. Throughout the year, the School engages children in meaningful learning experiences within a caring community. Its strength derives from the passion of its educators, students, parents, and friends and from its Quaker principles of Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Equality, and Stewardship.


The Position: Cambridge Friends has current openings for energetic, caring, and flexible substitute teachers to support its school day and extended day programs for the remainder of the academic year. We seek substitutes with the skills and temperament to maintain a positive classroom environment and to implement lesson plans for elementary and/or middle school students. Ideal candidates will be experienced and enjoy working with elementary and/or middle school students.  


Schedule: The typical academic day at Cambridge Friends begins at 8:15 am and runs until 3:00 pm. The typical extended day begins at 3:00 pm and runs until 5:45 pm. Substitute teachers should arrive at least fifteen minutes prior to welcome their students and expect to remain until their last student has left the classroom. Given the “as needed” basis of this position, we ask teachers to be flexible and yet committed to coming when coverage is requested. At times, substitutes will be called late at night and early in the morning.


Salary:  $22 per hour   


Cambridge Friends seeks candidates who will add to our diverse community and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status.


Interested candidates should send a resume and letter of interest to David Tierney at with the words “Substitute Teacher” in the subject line.


Hiring Information

Cambridge Friends School is committed to equal pay. Therefore, all faculty are awarded a salary based on the Cambridge Friends School salary scale, based on their years of experience.


In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) must be performed on all applicants and employees. As of July 1, 2013, fingerprinting is required for all new employees. 


It is Cambridge Friends School’s policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, pregnancy, identity, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or any other status protected by applicable law. It is the intent and resolve of Cambridge Friends School to comply with the letter and the spirit of the law in the implementation of all facets of equal opportunity. 


This equal opportunity policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, training, promotion, compensation, discipline, termination, and retirement. Subject to the provisions of applicable law, Cambridge Friends School will provide reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental disabilities of a qualified individual with a disability who is able to perform the essential functions of a job with such reasonable accommodation, unless to do so would cause an undue hardship on the operation of the School.