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Middle School Art Teaching Assistant
The American Dream Charter School


Middle School Art Teaching Assistant

Job Description

About the American Dream School

The American Dream School is a dual-language (Spanish/English) middle school in the Mott Haven area of the South Bronx. We offer a project-based, dual-language program that cultivates bilingualism and biliteracy.

About the Position

The Art Teaching Assistant will provide a wide range of instructional duties in direct services to students or parents. The ideal candidate will also be passionate about art and learning,


  • Classroom Preparation
  • Discuss assigned duties with teachers for planning, preparation and development of teaching aids
  • Prepare lesson materials, including technological equipment and bulletin boards
  • Distribute materials and assist in other time management/organizational duties
  • Type, file, and duplicate materials
  • Teaching Responsibilities
  • Tutor and assist children individually or in small groups
  • Assist in the distribution, collection and grading of tests and homework assignments
  • Observe students’ performance, and record relevant data to assess progress
  • Prepare and deliver focused reading intervention instruction in small group setting (10-15 students per group)
  • Participate in teacher-parent conferences regarding students’ progress or problems
  • Provide extra assistance to students with special needs including physical help
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings
  • Organize and supervise games and other recreational activities
  • Create and monitor student progress towards achieving instructional objectives and goals on student plans
  • Teach 6th-8th grade visual arts
  • Promote students self-expression and exploration while deepening their knowledge and understanding of art, design and art history
  • Classroom Management Responsibilities
  • Supervise and manage students in all spaces, upholding ADS core values, rules and policies
  • Instruct, maintain, and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and material
  • Maintain accurate records and create reports
  • Other Responsibilities
  • Perform other duties

Position Requirements

• Bilingual Spanish/English;

• Strong organizational skills;

• Maintain confidentiality and meets deadlines, complete assignments with consistent accuracy;

• Tech-savvy; familiarity and experience with Microsoft Office, Gmail, Google docs/drive;

  • Effective verbal, writing and listening skills
  • Skill at interpretation of assessment data to drive instruction.
  • Willingness and flexibility to implement a visual arts curriculum
  • New York State Teaching Certification is preferred.
  • At least a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred




None specified


4-year degree


To Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to explaining your interest in the role and outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the Middle School Art Teaching Assistant position. In addition, please describe how the mission of the American Dream School speaks to you. Resumes without cover letters will not be reviewed.

Date posted:

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Contact email:
NYC AiE Roundtable