Blue School is an independent school in downtown Manhattan that serves children from age 2 through 8th grade. Blue School seeks to both practice and model a dynamic balance between creative thinking, academic mastery and self, and social learning, and to educate irrepressible innovators, and adaptable problem solvers. Please learn more about us at www.blueschool.org.
We are currently seeking a floater teacher to provide assistance to the teaching team to ensure a safe and consistent environment.
Report to Director or Lead Teacher upon arrival for daily assignment
Work as a team to meet the needs of the children in the classroom and school as a whole
Meet the emotional, social, physical and cognitive needs of each child
When appropriate participate in open communication with parents
Clean and arrange classroom environment in accordance to program goals and operations
Maintain a safe and healthy environment
Inspect and replace damaged or lost materials
Attend necessary staff meetings
Daily assignments may include coverage for other staff during breaks and planning time, clean toys and educational materials, clean common areas such as bathrooms, kitchen, break room and outdoor play areas, remove garbage, inventory supplies, organize art and supplies cabinets.
A deep appreciation for student?centered, engaging, and innovative teaching practices
Knowledge of independent school culture and functioning
Has experience in early childhood education
Ongoing professional development in the field of child development
Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
Technology skills and ease with using platforms like Zoom for virtual meetings
Demonstrate organizational abilities
Ability to build rapport with families and community members
Must meet physical requirements of the job including the ability to lift up to 50 pounds
Please send your resume and a letter of interest toHR@blueschool.orgwith Floater Teacher in the subject line to be considered.
Blue School is committed to achieving a diverse workforce providing equal opportunities to all employees and applicants. We value, respect, and celebrate differences. Employment is decided on qualifications, merit and school needs and not on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
Internal Number: BS2021-002
About Blue School
Blue School is an independent school in the South Street Seaport that serves children from age 2 through 8th grade. Blue School seeks to both practice and model a dynamic balance between creative thinking, academic mastery and self and social learning, and to educate irrepressible innovators, and adaptable problem solvers. Please learn more about us at www.blueschool.org.