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Teacher Assistant

Job Description

The Teacher Assistant position provides a unique opportunity for talented individuals with limited or no experience in education to explore the field of education and to gain hands-on practice on supporting the mission critical work of teachers. Teacher Assistants will have an opportunity to observe best practices in classroom art instruction, auditions and rehearsals for plays, workshops, talent shows and all annual events and programs. Teacher Assistants will support teachers with tutoring, grading, data analysis, lesson plans and administrative support.

Specific Responsibilities

• Assist teachers with arts and crafts, supervising student groups of different ages during classes, auditions, rehearsals and all annual events. Other classroom responsibilities.
• Help students with art projects and all other projects assigned.
• Support students by providing one-on-one and small group tutoring daily, and small group intervention and student support.
• Observe teacher and directors during auditions, rehearsals and all events in order to improve instructional techniques and classroom management during programs.
• Provide administrative support including but not limited to copies, supervising students at all times, organizing classroom materials, etc.

As appropriate, perform all duties expected of staff, including but not limited
to:

• Participating in grade-level activities, and school-wide functions, events, and trips;
• Providing consistent rewards and/or consequences for student behavior;
• Serving as an advisor to a small group of students;
• Supervising students during afterschool programs and all youth programs, snack times, field trips, etc.,
• Communicating effectively with students, directors, families, and colleagues.
• Participating in orientation and training.

Qualifications

• Drive to improve the minds and lives of students in and out of the classroom.
• Evidence of self-motivation, willingness to be a team player, and has a strong sense of personal responsibility;
• Ideal candidates are hard-working, urgent, energetic, and are willing to learn and adapt.
• Is extremely reflective and constantly wants to improve.
• is flexible and enjoys dealing with unpredictability.
• Strong time management skills. ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
• A strong candidate will possess strong organizational skills, communication skills (particularly with children), and problem solving skills.
• Prior experience working in daycare, school, church and other youth programs
• Commitment to success of organization
• A background in education is not required, though candidates should show a demonstrated passion for working with K-12 students.

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