Preschool Co-Teacher (Northeast Seattle)

Preschool Co-Teacher (Northeast Seattle)

08 Feb 2019

Preschool Co-Teacher (Northeast Seattle)

Roaring Mouse Creative Arts Studio, Preschool Co-Teacher (Part-Time)

Job Summary:

Our vibrant preschool is looking for a part-time Preschool Co-Teacher to begin in the 2019-20 school year with the possibility of starting sooner during our 2019 summer camps. The ideal candidate values educational philosophies that engage the whole child including creativity, social emotional learning, and play. The Preschool Co-Teacher will work collaboratively with the Directors and other teachers to foster inclusivity and encourage curiosity and exploration. Together, the Preschool Teachers will be responsible for developing a play-based, emergent curriculum integrating the arts with a focus on building interpersonal and communication skills, compassion, and kindness.

Using the arts, story-telling, music, science, and more, the Preschool Teachers weave learning activities together inspired by the students' interests. Childrens' curiosities are honored and preschool feels like a grand adventure!

We hope to find someone with a collaborative spirit who will become a part of our team, who will bring new skills and knowledge to our programs, and who will thrive in our creative community of families and co-workers. If you love working with kids and have previous experience in an early learning environment, please apply today.

For more information about our preschool, please visit our website.

Essential Duties:

-Plan, develop, collaborate with our other Co-Teacher to implement activities, including art projects, science, imaginative play, social learning, cultural studies, etc.

-Utilize emergent curriculum philosophy where appropriate.

-Share responsibilities with Co-Teacher during classes, as needed.

-Work closely with directors to enhance the programs and communicate value to potential families.

-Mentor and train new Assistant Teachers and Art Apprentices.

-Track and record benchmarks in children's work.

-Oversee set-up and clean up of projects and activities for the day.

-Coordinate preparation of materials for the class.

-Communicate with parents regarding class news on a regular basis.

-Collaborate with other teachers and employees regarding the general organization and scheduling of programs.

-Parent-teacher conferences are held twice per year: for younger children in October, for children going on to kindergarten in January. Teachers meet with parents for one conference per year per child. Observe children and prepare materials as needed.

-Collaborate and coordinate any special projects or events for the year, such as the Harvest Festival, the Art Show and our end of the year performance.

-Preparation and set up for Spring Art Show at Seattle Public Library in May.

-Preparation and facilitation of end-of-year show and commencement in June.

-Confer with Co-Teacher regarding problems with children or the program and help advise on action plans as needed.

-Supervise outdoor play, field trips, walks.

-Supervise snacks and/or lunch.

-General Housekeeping.

-Maintain Safe Environment, including upkeep for equipment.

-Attend staff meetings.

-Be familiar with Safety and Fire Procedures

You must be able to demonstrate:

-Compassion and warmth

-Consistency and fairness

-Cultural awareness and sensitivity

-Flexibility

-Respectfulness

Desired Skills:

-Analytical and problem solving skills

-Decision making skills

-Effective verbal and communication skills

-Knowledge in child development and early education theories and practices

-Knowledge of safe and appropriate activities for preschool children

-Supervisory skills

-Team building skills

-Time management skills

Desired Qualifications:

-At least 3-5 years experience as a lead preschool teacher

-Early childhood degree ideal, but not required

-Experience teaching early childhood art or working with art materials strongly preferred.

-Current CPR/First Aid Certificate (can be obtained after hiring).

-State Patrol Background Checks Required (must be obtained before hiring).

Roaring Mouse Early Childhood Class Schedule, Mid-September - Mid-June:

9:00 - 1:00on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and 9:00 - 12:00 Tuesdays and Thursdays, with the potential of adding other hours.

We generally follow the Seattle School District for all holidays and school breaks, with a few exceptions, including professional development days and early dismissal days. Typically, each class has two teachers and a maximum of sixteen students.

In addition to the school year preschool, the Preschool Co-Teacher will ideally teach during our summer camps all or part of the time.

Tentative Summer Schedule, July 8 - August 30, 2019:

Summer Creative Arts: M/F 9:00 - 12:00. Ages 2.5 - 5 years

Morning preschool camps: T/W/Th, 9:00 - 12:00

Afternoon Camps:, M - Th, 1:00 - 4:00, Ages 4 - 7

Other Opportunities:

Weekend Birthday Parties

After School/Evening Classes

School Break Camps

Kids Night Out, Saturday Evening Class

Occasional subbing as needed

Preschool Co-teacher position will begin mid-September 2019 or sooner. There will be a paid training for this position. Dates TBD.

Compensation:

Starting at $18/hour, depending on experience. Includes planning time, vacation, sick leave, and legal holidays.

To Apply:

Email resume and cover letter to the link on this posting.

Roaring Mouse is committed to a diverse workplace. This organization does not and will not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, age, sexual orientation or affectional preference, military status, or status as a special disabled or Vietnam era veteran.

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