The Montclair Cooperative School seeks a full time assistant teacher in the elementary grades. Assistant teachers work under the supervision of head teachers. They 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, literacy exercises, and 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.
About the School
Founded in 1963, Montclair Cooperative School (the Co-op) is an independent, progressive, co- educational school, serving approximately 180 students from preschool through eighth grade. For more than 50 years, Montclair Cooperative School has been dedicated to providing engaging, creative, multi-disciplinary learning as a rigorous preparation for high school and beyond. Today, the Co-op remains deeply committed to creating a diverse and nurturing environment where children flourish intellectually and develop exceptional social skills, along with a deep sense of community and social justice.
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.
Applicants should send a current resume and a cover letter that introduces themselves and explains their qualifications for this position to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.