Assistant Teacher, 92NY Nursery School

92nd Street Y
New York, New York, United States
$40,000 - $55,000 USD yearly

Job Summary

It is the aim of the 92nd Street Y Nursery School to create an atmosphere of shared responsibility, mutual respect and a relatively equal division of labor during the school day. The Nursery School fosters a sense of commitment to the profession of Early Childhood Education by providing an environment that encourages professional and personal growth in a program that strives for excellence in teaching. Assistant teachers are responsible for working collaboratively with all other Nursery School staff to support the delivery of the school’s mission and vision as it pertains to teachers, parents, and children.

Job Responsibilities Include

  • Create a harmonious atmosphere in the school by being flexible, respectful, and cooperative with all staff as well as sharing expertise and materials. Participate in curriculum planning under guidance and direction of Head Teacher. Implement plans concerning daily/weekly schedule, as well as individual and group activities for the children.
  • Bring to the classroom one’s own particular interests and abilities, which can contribute to the curriculum.
  • Develop skills in working with individual children, in small groups, and with the whole group. To implement and reinforce agreed upon behavior management strategies.
  • Interact with children in activities during the day to encourage development of self-reliance, social skills, and intellectual growth.
  • Assist in recording observations of students.
  • Participate in parent conferences as requested by the Head teacher.
  • Supervise children in all activities, indoors and outdoors.
  • Attend faculty and team meetings.

Experience, Education, & Skills Desired

  • Previous experience working with young children preferred.
  • Ability to work with a diverse cultural population.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and diplomatic communication skills.
  • An understanding of Jewish traditions and culture a plus.
  • Must hold or be able to obtain all relevant qualifications to comply with the New York City Department of Health requirements.


Work Environment & Requirements

37.50 hours per week, Monday – Friday.


Application Instructions

Interested applicants should forward a resume and a cover letter with salary requirements.


Due to a high volume of applications that we receive, we are only able to contact those applicants whose experience most aligns with the position profile.


Compensation Range

$40,000 - $55,000


The actual compensation offered will be based on a number of factors including, but not limited to the qualifications of the applicant, years of relevant experience, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and if applicable, the location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will be performing the job.