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REAL School Budapest

Primary teacher ages 8-12

Faculty · Budapest, Hungary
Department Faculty
Employment Type Full-Time

REAL School Budapest, a new, progressive international school is currently looking for a



Join us in our quest to educate for sustainability through real-life learning!


Full time from AUGUST 2020

REAL School Budapest is a new international school for kids who will imagine and shape tomorrow - and today. Through project-based learning, kids discover the world and themselves, develop a sustainability mindset and skills to make a difference, and learn to adapt to change. The School is inspired by Green School Bali - where our founding team worked before. While the school follows the National Curriculum in England in its foundational literacies, its focus is on nurturing entrepreneurial skills, wellbeing and personal qualities of its students through holistic education.

“What’s your goal and how can I help?” - How a simple question can revolutionise education.



Are you an experienced and inspiring primary teacher who has the full toolbox of teaching and learning at their fingerprint, wanting to break out of the box? Do you care for social or environmental issues? Have you always trusted kids to have a say in their own learning? Do you feel a deep passion and responsibility for building a sustainable, equitable, peaceful world through education? Are you a brave educator with a Masters or Bachelor of Education degree and Qualified Teacher Status?


  • Have at least 4 years experience teaching any age-range between 8 and 12
  • Are excited about pushing your boundaries by teaching through projects
  • Have experience with and value diversity, engaging students from many different cultures and with a wide range of learning needs
  • Inspire the natural curiosity in kids, facilitate learning rather than deliver content
  • Engage the whole human through multiple intelligences
  • Have a high level of self-motivation to plan ahead in a holistic way, the tenacity to persevere, and the ability to improvise
  • Strive to live a sustainable lifestyle, and love to be connected with nature
  • Have started and/or supported social or environmental causes to better the world
  • Play an instrument and love jamming (a significant plus)
  • Speak native or near-native in English, some knowledge of Hungarian is a plus
  • Are caring, kind, compassionate and fun to be with


REAL School Budapest is an opportunity for entrepreneurial teachers who have the utmost passion not only for teaching, but also for being part of building a dynamic professional faculty, and for developing an innovative learning programme with a purpose. Join a community where causes take centre stage, and real-life project-based learning, student agency and sustainability are at the core of continuous innovation.



Inspire, guide and mentor a mixed-age group of lower primary kids. Create an engaging learning environment and engaging experiences through a sustainability lens. Play, play and play. Involve the parents, seek out community connections. Keep that fire of curiosity burning for connecting, learning and creating, while also keeping an eye on the children gaining the necessary “survival skills” (reading, writing, maths). Help kids connect the dots about our world, and their place in it, and help make them feel that they matter. Be a core part of the team that co-designs the learning programme for the school and builds its community. 



  • Practice and help invent progressive education with a purpose, while enjoying the freedom, independence and inspirational community REAL School offers
  • Have opportunities to get out of the box you have been teaching in, implement your ideas, projects and new learning methods
  • Earn appropriate compensation that is commensurate with making the school accessible to a diverse community
  • Enjoy the best Budapest, “the Paris of the East”, has to offer
  • Closing date: when the position is filled, starting full time either in August 2020.

Please upload your CV and a cover letter on WHY you and WHY this endeavour. Once shortlisted, we’ll ask you to send a short video that will inspire us about a topic that lights your fire.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; REAL School Budapest respects and advocates diversity and is an equal opportunity working environment. REAL School Budapest is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including references from previous employers by following our safer recruitment practice. Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure or equivalent will be required for all prior countries lived. All positions of employment are dependent on the fulfilment of Hungarian employment law requirements.

If you have any questions, please email our team at 

Let ours be a time remembered for the awakening of a new reverence for life, the firm resolve to achieve sustainability, the quickening of the struggle for justice and peace, and the joyful celebration of life.” The Earth Charter

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