The Montclair Cooperative School seeks a full time assistant teacher in the elementary grades for the 2019-20 school year. Assistant teachers work under the supervision of head teachers. Assistant teachers work directly with students one on one, in small groups and for brief amounts of time with the whole class. Duties can include classroom management, leading discussions or projects, and supervising recess. Assistant teachers help direct art projects, cooking projects, and literacy exercises. Assistant teachers are essential supervisors on field trips. General classroom maintenance, record-keeping, and photocopying are shared tasks between head and assistant teachers. The rewarding role of assistant teacher in an independent school is an apprenticeship pathway to a head teaching position.
Qualifications Qualified candidates will have a range of experience working the children in summer camps, after-school programs, and/or schools. Preferred candidates are working towards their education degree and have completed their student teaching placement. A bachelor’s degree is required. The ideal candidate will embrace our progressive educational program, demonstrate creativity and energy working with young children, and show initiative in working closely with a head teacher.
About Montclair Cooperative School
The Montclair Cooperative School is a community of learners (nursery through 8th grade) where children are invited to take risks, question, explore, discuss, interpret, and create. We discover ways to apply learning effectively in solving problems and constructing new knowledge. We value diversity and understand that the world is composed of different people, cultures, and ideas. We are cooperative in that everyone - teachers, students, and parents - participates in the educational process. We are progressive in that children learn by building on multi-disciplinary themes and experiences. The Montclair Cooperative School actively seeks to enhance diversity through its programs and hiring. For more information about the assistant teacher opening, see http://montclaircoop.org/about-us/employment/.