MUSE Academy (museacademybk.com) is seeking an Assistant Preschool Teacher who will be responsible for helping to deliver a unique early childhood education experience at an exciting, new independent school in Brooklyn, NY.
MUSE Academy provides students with a comprehensive humanist education, that includes, arts, languages, humanities, mathematics, and sciences, with a strong focus on music and the performing arts. MUSE Academy is opened in the Fall of 2018 for students from Pre-K3 to kindergarten and will eventually expanding up to high school. Starting in PreK3, students receive daily classes in music and dance/movement. In addition a world language teacher teaches Spanish daily. Students will progress through an arts-integrated, academically enriched curriculum. Our mission is to help children grow into fully rounded students, artists, and citizens who are highly successful academically, develop their full potential in music and the performing arts, and acquire the skills necessary to be able to thrive in a fast evolving world.
This position will report directly to Head Preschool Teacher.
We are seeking a flexible and creative educator with exceptional skills in early childhood pedagogy. The position requires a strong knowledge of early childhood development and a passion for teaching and our school mission. We also require an entrepreneurial energy level and drive required to be a member of the founding team at a new, highly differentiated educational institution. Experience with music and the performing arts is an asset, but not necessary.
THIS IS AN HOURLY POSITION
The job includes responsibility for helping to define and deliver an arts-integrated, early childhood education at MUSE Academy , including:
- Assist with the implementation of the daily Pre-K program under the direction of the Lead teacher
- Assist in planning and preparing the learning environment, setting up learning centers, and preparing materials and supplies for daily activities
- Work with students as needed to review classroom instructions, assist in answering questions
- Supervise playground activities with Lead teacher
- Set up and store small musical instruments and art supplies
- Help children with routine tasks (removing coats, fastening buttons, zipping zippers)
- Accompany children to the restroom
- Assist with the supervision of students on field trips
- Supervise classroom when the teacher is out of the room
- Assist in any other appropriate ways as requested by the Lead teacher or Head of School
- Creating an environment that is student-centered, inquiry-based and allows students to reach their potential in all areas
We are looking for an exceptional individual to realize our ambitious vision for a brand new independent school within the context of a century-old music school located in the heart of Brooklyn’s cultural district. Qualifications include:
Proven excellence as an educator who can inspire and engage children
Knowledge of early childhood development, pedagogy and instructional strategies
Capacity to accurately reflect on one’s practice and engage in a professional community that strives for continued excellence
Effectively collaborate with classroom assistant and other faculty
Ability to thrive in a startup environment
Performance will be evaluated on basis of tangible markers of success, including:
Achieving high levels of engagement from students, enabling them to develop to the fullest extent of their individual talents and passion
Participating in an active professional development community
Effectively managing responsibilities for both the classroom and school
Building lasting relationships with students and families
This is a unique chance to make your mark in how children are educated in one of the most diverse, sophisticated, and fast-growing educational markets in the country. If you believe you are the right person, please forward a resume and cover letter indicating why you are a proper fit for the position.
Who We Are
MUSE Academy provides students with a comprehensive humanist education that includes arts, languages, humanities, mathematics and sciences, with a strong focus on music and the performing arts. MUSE Academy opened in the fall of 2018 and will expand to include full grade school and a middle school over the following years. Our mission is to help children grow into fully rounded students, artists and citizens who are highly successfully academically, develop their full potential in music and the performing arts, and acquire skills required to thrive in a fast evolving world. MUSE Academy is closely affiliated with the Brooklyn Music School, a community school for the performing arts, founded in 1909.
Role: Assistant Preschool Teacher
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