Preschool Teacher

Imagine Children’s Museum is seeking a Preschool Teacher for its brand-new Adventure Preschool. Our inaugural Pre-K program for 4-year-olds will combine a hands-on, inquiry-based classroom with our one-of-a-kind Museum environment for an unmatched learning experience powered by play.

This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic, visionary preschool teacher who wants to develop this preschool with excellence and integrity to become a premier early childhood development program for regional families. This is Monday-Friday, full-time, year-round position.

The successful applicant will be an experienced early learning teacher with a commitment to play and child-led discovery. He/she/they will work with a co-teacher to lead two preschool classes four days a week (Monday-Thursday): 9 am – 12 pm and 1 – 4 pm. Fridays are for preparation, planning, meetings and training. There may be occasional evenings and weekends required in this role.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Work closely with Imagine Children’s Museum leadership, Preschool Manager, Preschool staff and Museum staff in delivering a high-quality program
  • Implement an age-appropriate, inquiry-based curriculum focused on social-emotional, physical, cognitive and academic development, including daily and weekly lesson plans
  • Evaluate children’s development and skills, adjusting the curriculum when necessary
  • Maintain assessment data and prepare progress reports
  • Create an inspiring, clean, organized classroom and environment
  • Help guide and support children through the daily classroom schedule
  • Use positive reinforcement and redirection to guide behavior
  • Develop positive relationships with students and their families through proactive communication
  • Work collaboratively with supervisor, coworkers, students and their parents
  • Mentor and provide guidance to other educators
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings and training
  • Attend school events outside regular school hours including, but not limited to: Parent/teacher conferences, curriculum nights, performances, open houses, and professional development sessions
  • Follow all Imagine Preschool and Imagine Children’s Museum policies

OTHER FUNCTIONS

  • Support and deliver Museum playful learning programming by presenting learning experiences at the Museum and in schools or other venues
  • Support, plan and teach summer camps and programming
  • Complete other job-related duties and projects as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Commitment to developing an exciting new preschool focused on playful learning
  • Experience teaching and playing with preschool aged children (ages 3-5)
  • Ability to use playful learning approaches to teach children ages 1-12
  • Excellent classroom management skills
  • Demonstrated initiative, creative problem-solving and good organizational and time-management skills
  • Patience and flexibility
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Curiosity and love of learning new or unfamiliar topics
  • Ability to use technology and proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Passion for advancing diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion in education
  • Physical ability and stamina to perform the essential functions of the position
  • Ability to lift, carry and move heavy objects, use stairs, and adapt to floor or table activities
  • Must have current CPR/First Aid and blood-borne pathogen training or the ability to obtain before beginning employment
  • Proof of full COVID vaccination required

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Completed or in the process of earning at least a two year degree in Early Childhood Education or related field, a CDA or an equivalent level of education; Bachelor’s degree preferred.

The above statements are intended to describe the essential job functions and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel occupying this position.

TO APPLY
Send resume and cover letter with salary
employment@imaginecm.org

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Imagine Children’s Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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