Seasonal Position

The Brookline Arts Center (BAC) is seeking several Summer Teaching Assistants to work with children ages 5-11 during our Summer ArtVentures program.

The BAC’s popular ArtVentures program for children blends fun with learning through a balance of structured projects, creative expression and play. We promote artistic exploration while developing technique and critical-thinking skills. Each week’s theme is explored through a variety of mediums and imaginative projects. Students have three breaks during the day to explore our beautiful park, play on the connecting playground or participate in a game with their peers. Our weekly programs culminate in a mini art show designed to showcase and celebrate each child’s artistic accomplishments.

Classes meet from 9:00am-4:00pm with a one hour lunch break for children and two snack breaks. Early drop-off is available at 8:00am and late pick-up is available until 5:30pm. Current Assistant Teacher shifts are 7:45am-3:45pm and 9:30am-5:30pm. These hours may vary slightly. Teaching assistants with 8-hour shifts will have a 30-minute lunch break.

Teaching Assistants will be responsible for:

  • Supporting the lead teacher in the classroom.
  • Greeting children and families.
  • Interacting with and engaging children in activities.
  • Understanding the class plan and itinerary
  • Adopting Lead Teacher role in case of Lead Teacher absence

Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled in or have completed college (preferably in art or education related field) or equivalent work experience.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Prior experience working with school age children in a classroom/child care environment.
  • Knowledge of art materials and general care of studio space.
  • Professional and patient.
  • Ability to work effectively in teams and individually.
  • A willingness and ability to learn new skills.
  • Priority will be given to individuals available from June 22 through September 4.

The Brookline Arts Center’s Summer 2020 ArtVentures Program weeks are as follows:

Week 1: 6/22 – 6/26
Week 2: 6/29 – 7/2
Week 3: 7/6 – 7/10
Week 4: 7/13 – 7/17
Week 5: 7/20 – 7/24
Week 6: 7/27 – 7/31
Week 7: 8/3 – 8/7
Week 8: 8/10 – 8/14
Week 9: 8-17 – 8/21
Week 10: 8/24 – 8/28
Week 11: 8/31 – 9/4

 Please send resume and letter of interest to office@brooklineartscenter.com by February 29, 2020. Please include “Summer 2020 Assistant Teacher” in the subject.