Hiring - Access Center Teaching Assistant

Young Asian American and Black youth working on an art project together.

Access Center Teaching Assistant Position Description

The Access Center Teaching Assistant assists during program time, supports classroom management, lunchtime and outdoor activities. This role maintains daily operational tasks for the program.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist with drop offs and dismissals for students and complete a check-in and health screening process upon arrival.

  • Supervise students during digital learning, outdoor activities and lunch and snack time.

  • Help students log on, resolve technical issues and lead the distribution of meals.

  • Assist the Lead Teaching Artist in carrying out lesson plans and maintaining a safe classroom environment.

  • Conduct routine cleaning protocols throughout the day and ensure all students are following safety protocols.

  • Program supplies and organize as needed.

  • Work with teachers to maintain communication with parents and contact parents in emergency situations


  • Demonstrated experience working with K-6 students in group settings.

  • Strong classroom management skills.

  • Commitment to organizational values of social justice and equity.

  • PA Criminal Record, FBI fingerprint, and Child Abuse Clearance required upon acceptance of job offer.

Hours and Compensation

This is a part-time temporary non exempt hourly position at up to 27 hours/week. The position is from December 14 to March 16 . Evening and weekend hours may be required. The hourly rate is $18. The position may be eligible for benefits.

How to Apply

Interested candidates are invited to send by December11th, 2020 to jobs@asianartsinitiative.org:

  1. A cover letter a) stating where you learned about the opportunity b) your specific interest in the position

  2. Resume 3. 3-5 professional references with a variety of relationships to the candidate (direct supervisor, direct report, colleague, external partner, etc.)

Applications will be accepted through December 11th. No phone calls please. Applications missing requested materials or submitted after the deadline may not be considered.

AAI’s services and employment are provided in a nondiscriminatory manner, without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, ability and age. Asian Americans are encouraged to apply.

Organizational Overview

Asian Arts Initiative is a multi-disciplinary and community-based arts center in Philadelphia that advances racial equity and understanding, activating artists, youth, and their communities through creative practice and dialogue grounded in the diverse Asian American experience. Through exhibitions, performances, and community projects, we provide an inclusive gathering place for conversation and exchange of ideas. Our community-based arts initiatives seek out and cultivate innovative models for artists to engage with local communities, with a particular emphasis on working in partnership with our immediate neighborhood. Our primary programs include: 1) Artist residencies, commissions, and presenting of performances and exhibitions for artists to develop professionally and to create socially relevant artwork reflecting community experiences; 2) Year-round out-of-school-time programming for middle school youth, offering creative development and a safe place; 3) Participatory curatorial practices and various community development initiatives in our immediate neighborhood of Chinatown North/Callowhill.