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afterschool faq

Interested in teaching classes with HeyCurated? Learn more about the program below! 

How does the HeyCurated Afterschool program work for teachers?

We work with private schools around the city to help design their afterschool programs, and connect freelance teaching artists to teach these classes! As a teaching artist you have the responsibility & opportunity to create your own curriculum within the subject. 

What types of teaching roles are available?

There are two different teaching roles available. All classes will have a lead teacher, and assistant teachers are assigned on a case-by-case basis. 

Lead teachers create lesson plans and activities, provide materials for students, create an engaged and joyful classroom environment. Certain classes will have an extra weekly material stipend added to the pay rate per class, so that teachers can provide awesome supplies to students for experiments & projects. 

Assistant teachers manage classroom behavior so that the lead teacher can focus on moving the lesson plan forward. Assistant teachers take photos of activities and upload them in a weekly post report. Assisting is a great opportunity to train under a lead teacher. 

What are classes like?

Classes take place once a week at their schools, and typically last between 60-90 minutes. Teachers should plan to arrive at least 15 minutes ahead of class to set up the classroom and gather the kids, and may be expected to stay a few minutes after class to help with dismissal. 

Classes typically have between 6-12 students, and the general vibe should be engaging and fun! Think movement activities (regardless of the class subject), simple experiments, acting games, and lots of arts and crafts. You don't need to be an expert in a subject to teach it- as long as you're excited about it, students will be too! 

What is the time commitment for teaching?

Classes happen once a week at their schools, and generally last between 60-90 minutes. Between arrival, set-up, teaching time, clean-up, and dismissal, teachers can expect to be at schools for 1-2 hours depending on the class length. 

Teachers can commit to 1-5 classes a week (one per afternoon). Teachers must be able to commit to weekly classes for the entire semester (8-14 weeks depending on the school). All class dates are given in advance of the semester for assigned classes.

How much are teachers paid?

Pay will vary depending on the teaching role and the class. But overall, lead teachers are paid between $65-75 per class session, while assistant teachers are paid between $40-45 per class session. 


These rates are per-diem and all inclusive. For lead teachers, this rate includes planning and report time, teaching time, and a material stipend. For assistant teachers, this includes teaching and report time.

How can I get started?

Email with a resume to get started!

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