Role: Midday Teacher for 2nd - 4th Grade classrooms
Schedule: Part-time (15-20 hours/week), with opportunities for occasional substitute work
Pay Rate: $17.85/hour
The midday teacher will provide classroom coverage while the head and associate teachers take turns going on their breaks and/or receiving time for prep. The midday teacher will support the daily classroom routines for two classrooms, including transitions, work time, lunch, and other activities according to the weekly schedule. Responsibilities can include setting up materials for children to use, preparing for snack and lunch, cleaning up from snack and lunch, walking individual children to the nurse’s office as needed, taking a child who needs a break from the classroom to a break space, and possibly working with small groups of children.
The Midday Teacher’s responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Work with head and associate teachers to create a supportive and collaborative classroom environment
Work cooperatively with teachers to support and foster age-appropriate activities during specials, lunch, break times and work times
Build strong relationships with students so they treat each other well and stay on task
Use classroom management skills to strategically run and support an energetic classroom of children, while maintaining and reinforcing health and safety rules
Participate as a member of a collaborative, cooperative classroom teaching team - sharing information and strategies to sustain a healthy classroom community
Support students in moving safely through the hallways and in and out of the building during various times of the day
Participate in specials, including art, drama, gym, movement, music, library, Spanish and woodshop, and during these classes, actively support children and specialist teachers in ways that the classroom head teacher and the specialist teacher help identify.
All teachers help build a collaborative, cooperative, and reflective approach to working as a classroom teaching team.
High School diploma required and Bachelor’s degree preferred
Experience managing a classroom and teaching children preferred (experience working with young children a plus)
Experience with progressive education preferred
Willingness to collaborate and work as part of a team, as well as develop skills in working with individual children, small groups, and the whole class
*This is a one-year position for the 2020-21 school year.
Please submit your cover letter and resume to apply for this opportunity.
Bank Street College of Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, national origin, ethnic origin, citizenship status, disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law in its employment policies and other college administered programs. In addition, Bank Street College of Education will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.
Bank Street has been recognized as a leader in education, and strives to have its faculty and student body reflect the diversity of the society in which they exist. Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
About Bank Street School for Children
Bank Street School for Children is a coeducational, independent progressive school on the Upper West Side of Manhattan serving students from Nursery through Grade 8. It is a working model of Bank Street College's approach to teaching and learning.