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Lead Teacher, Arts-Integrated Preschool

Bubbles Academy
Chicago, IL 60614
$39,000 - $42,000 a year - Full-time

Location

Chicago, IL 60614

Benefits
Pulled from the full job description

  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Tuition reimbursement

Full job description

ARTS-INTEGRATED PRESCHOOL LEAD TEACHER JOB DESCRIPTION

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POSITION: ARTS-INTEGRATED PRESCHOOL LEAD TEACHER
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REPORTS TO: PRESCHOOL DIRECTOR
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FLSA STATUS: Exempt
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Position Summary: This position participates in delivering high-quality classes in accordance with Bubble Academy’s standards, providing guidance and instruction for children ages three to five. In this role, the employee must have excellent communication skills, be able to inspire enthusiasm among participants, articulate verbally, and proficiently operate required equipment and software.
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ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Physical Requirements: lift up to 50 pounds; stand, twist, and bend for extended periods of time including kneeling; move, and/or set up tables, large foam climbers, boxes with art supply shipment, etc.; utilize stairs and/or ladders to access parent lounge and attic areas where we store supplies and equipment; ability to discern audible sounds such as program music as well as for the safety of the children be able to hear children and see children.
  • Observes and follows all company rules and policies, including anti-harassment policies.
  • Upholds Bubbles Academy’s mission statement.

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General Functions:

  • Arrives at Bubbles Academy at least 30 minutes before class starts to ensure full preparedness.
  • Makes sure to have all supplies needed for class prior to class starts.
  • Ensures classroom is prepared for the class including the technology and the space.
  • Greets parents and interacts with students at least 5 minutes before scheduled start time of class.
  • Assists in creating developmentally appropriate and flexible lesson plans to respond to student curiosity and needs
  • Scaffolds lessons and skills so that each student may experience success and joy of learning
  • Participates in curriculum brainstorming and content development based on early learning standards for Illinois.
  • Facilitates ongoing communication with parents, assists in the creation of classroom newsletters, emails and meetings
  • Conducts bi-annual parent-teacher conferences
  • Maintains written documentation of classroom observations and assessments
  • Attends and participates in professional development and session meetings. Completes at least 15 contact hours of professional development per year
  • Makes daily announcements as required.
  • Upholds health and safety standards including washing supplies that have been put in a child’s mouth.
  • Fosters a positive self-image and confidence in each respective child.
  • Lovingly cares for all children. Is attentive to all class members, tailoring all programs to what is most appropriate for the children in the class.
  • Thinks actively about class pace and flow.
  • Addresses any questions or concerns parents may have.
  • Ensures and participates in housekeeping standards by:
  • Putting all supplies away in a neat manner.
  • After class, clearing classroom and washing dirty toys/ instruments.
  • Wiping down countertops, straightening storage areas if messy and hang to dry.
  • Turns off equipment at the end of class.
  • Is fully prepared for each class by having full knowledge of lesson goals and having all materials prepared.
  • Will be assigned to observe trainees and provide as much support and feedback as needed. Training teachers will be expected to meet after class with a trainee and provide verbal feedback.
  • Maintains a positive outlook and attitude and mutually respectful relationships with staff.

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Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Skill to use a personal computer and various software packages.
  • Ability to establish priorities, work independently, and proceed with objectives without supervision.
  • Ability to handle and resolve recurring problems.
  • Knowledge of current research and best practice in early childhood education.

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Credentials and Experience:

  • Experience working with children under the age of 5 years.
  • Experience in the Visual or Performing Arts
  • A degree from a four-year college or university with at least six (6) semester hours in courses directly related to child care and/or child development from birth to age 6.
  • Two years experience in a child enrichment center or preschool.

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Special Requirements:

Must possess special skill associated with each class (i.e. must be a skilled visual artist to teach a visual arts class, etc. for Music, Creative Movement & Dance). Able to work overtime, holidays, and weekends as requested by position.
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Schedule:

Available 8am-5pm or 9am-6pm Monday-Friday
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More info at: http://www.bubblesacademy.com/curriculum/
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Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $39,000.00 - $42,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Tuition reimbursement

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Application Question(s):

  • Do you have a least 6 hours of ECE credits?
  • Briefly describe your interest in working at Bubbles Academy.

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Preferred)

Work Location: In person