Early Childhood Education

Part-time Assistant Teacher

Paid, $10-$12/hr10-20 hoursPhiladelphiaWinter


Position Available: Part-time Preschool Assistant Teacher
Hours/Days: 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays *Some flexibility of days if needed

Salary Range: $10-$12 per hour

Start Date: January 6th, 2020

The Big Backyard Nursery School (BBY) is an established cooperative preschool located in the Mount Airy neighborhood of Northwest Philadelphia. We are looking for a creative and energetic Assistant Teacher to join our team of ten staff and 50-some diverse co-oping families who work together to provide a unique space for our children to play and explore at their own pace.

The Assistant Teacher is responsible for assisting the Lead Teachers in our classrooms of late 2 year olds up to 5 year olds. Their job involves supervising children, encouraging each child's individual strengths, attributes and passions, reinforcing positive interactions between children and modeling appropriate behaviors, as well as assisting in fundraisers and other school events.

The ideal candidate for this position has a background in early childhood education or is working toward an early childhood education degree. They should also have a demonstrated track record of working effectively with young children as part of a team. The candidate must show initiative, resourcefulness, patience and flexibility. Most importantly, they need to be invested in the care of young children.

Interested candidates should submit a detailed, thoughtful cover letter, resume and proof of child clearances.

All applicants must be available in November/December for first round interview.


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