Become a Teacher

We're looking for 1000 talented educators to teach people about NEAR and the future of the Open Web.

We have a number of roles available, full-time and part-time, all remote, depending on your interests.

Come teach the world with us!

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Opportunities for teachers

Education grants

Receive a generous grant from NEAR Foundation for your ideas
Who should apply?

Apply for a grant if you are highly motivated and self-directed, have a specific idea in mind and are ready to get started immediately. You need the funding and we have it. At least some part of your proposal must include plans to produce something of educational value to the NEAR ecosystem.

How much is available?

In 2021.Q4 we awarded 30 recipients among 13 countries over $1M USD worth of NEAR tokens to add value to the efforts of educating the world about NEAR. In 2022.Q1 we hope to attract even more amazing proposals worth $5-10M USD, including yours.

How to apply?

Write a 1-2 page written proposal answering following questions:

1) Who are you?
2) What will you do?
3) How will you do it?  
4) How much will it cost?

The NEAR Education team will review your application and award up to tens of thousands of USD worth of NEAR tokens within a few days.

Interested? Let's talk!

Teacher in Residence

Join our fellowship program for educators and teach with us
Who should apply?

Apply for a teaching fellowship if you have some years of teaching (2+), have an existing audience of any age in any subject, and are willing and able to introduce them to lessons about the future of the web. You teach somebody something today and we want to help you teach them about the future.

You DO NOT need to be a software developer for this role.

How many teachers are you hiring?

We're looking for 1000 talented educators to teach people about NEAR and the future of the Open Web. No, seriously.  We think we need 1000 teachers to reach 1 million makers who build for 1 billion users.

How to apply?

Write a 1-2 page proposal answering the following questions:

1) Who are you?
2) What will you do?
3) How will you do it?
4) What is your expected compensation?

Once we agree on a full-time or part-time rate, you can get started as soon as you're ready!

Certified Instructor Role

Become a NEAR Certified Instructor and work with us on your terms
Who should apply?

Apply for a certified instructor role if you are already teaching or interested in becoming a teacher. You're curious about teaching with NEAR and we love teachers. You must be able to pass our NEAR Certified Developer courses for this role, it's technical.

How many instructors will you certify?

There are almost 30 million developers on the planet today. This number has been doubling about every 5 years for a while now. We need a lot of certified instructors. Our best guess at the moment is we need 1000 teachers to reach 1 million makers who build for 1 billion users.

How to apply?

Join our NEAR Certified programs to learn about reading and writing smart contracts, building full-stack applications and then attend a NEAR Certified Instructor session to learn the ins and outs of teaching NEAR.

If all goes well, you earn a certification to teach and start with us full-time or part-time as soon as you're ready!

Core Education Team Roles

Become a part of NEAR Education team as a member on a full terms and work with us
Who should apply?

Apply for a core team member role if you are looking for a leadership role on the Education Team. We are focused on growing an elite team of capable people who can help us manage the coming wave of complexity as we recruit 1000 teachers to reach 1 million makers who will build for 1 billion users.

What is the plan for the core team?

The Education Team is currently at 5 FTEs and will grow to 15-20 FTEs in 2022 including senior roles for software engineers, instructors and instructional designers, writers and program managers.

How to apply?

You choose your preferred role (Instructor, Writer, Developer or Project / Program Manager), and go through the interview gauntlet. If all goes well and we like each other, you can start in about 2-4 weeks.

Compensation is fair and generous.

Interested? Apply now!
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Let's build the Open Web!

NEAR is secure enough to manage high value assets like money, assets and  identity while being performant and affordable enough to make things useful for everyday people.

Technically speaking, NEAR is a layer 1 smart contract platform (like Ethereum but cheaper and faster) that scales by parallelizing storage and compute using a technique called “sharding”.