Teaching Asst

Rochester, NY


General Purpose:

Assists with assembling instructional materials, set-up and clean-up of classroom hands-on projects, and assists students and classroom teachers throughout each class session. The Teaching Assistant is responsible for supervising students before and after class time, in class, and during recreation breaks as needed.


  • Manages sign in and sign out process conveying important messages when needed.

  • Assists with documentation of student work & behavioral reports as needed.

  • Helps establish and maintain an organized, well-managed, welcoming classroom environment that encourages student participation.

  • Assist teachers with instruction (particularly) by preparing materials, providing individual instruction and helping to displays student artwork).

  • Provides students with assistance, guidance, and encouragement

  • Remains attentive to student safety at all times – helps enforce classroom safely measures (mask wearing, sanitizing spaces, guiding children to wash hands, etc.).

  • Collaborates with program staff to facilitate games and fun activities during recreation period.

  • Helps to clean up studio spaces after class.

  • Adheres to all University of Rochester and MAG policies.

  • Participates in mandatory meetings and trainings.

Other duties as assigned


  • High School Diploma required

  • or equivalent combination of education and experience required

  • BA or BFA in art, art education, or education or A.S. in Education or related experience. Strong interpersonal communication skills, the ability to work collaboratively and to communicate effectively with students, teachers, and parents/guardians from diverse backgrounds preferrede.

  • Related experience with childcare, children’s programs (after school, summer camps, etc.) and/or student teaching preferred.

The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Pay Range

Pay Range: $16.50 - $21.45 Hourly

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job’s compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

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