Chautauqua Institution

  • EDUC: Teacher- Head (Group One)

    Job Locations US-NY-Chautauqua
    Posted Date 3 months ago(1/28/2019 9:36 AM)
    # of Openings
    Education: Youth & Family Programs
  • Overview

    The pre-eminent expression of lifelong learning in the United States, Chautauqua Institution comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship and programs, and recreational activities. Over the course of nine weeks, more than 100,000 people visit Chautauqua and participate in programs, classes and community events for all ages — all within the beautiful setting of a historic lakeside village. As a community, we celebrate, encourage and study the arts and treat them as integral to all of learning, and we convene the critical conversations of the day to advance understanding through civil dialogue.


    • Group One is a program designed for children who will enter first grade in the fall and serves as a transition between Children's School and the Boys' and Girls' Club.
    • This special full-day program (9 a.m.–noon and 2 p.m.–4 p.m.) is held Monday–Friday and uses the Sheldon Hall of Education facilities in the morning and the Boys' and Girls' Club facilities in the afternoon.
    • The program includes active play, arts activities, swimming instruction and waterfront activities, nature programs, and special events. Children remain with the same teachers/counselors throughout the day. Each of two classes is limited to 36 participants. Each classroom is staffed with: one certified head teacher; one assistant teacher; one college-age assistant; and one high school-age assistant. The teachers work as a team and share classroom responsibilities to create an enriching, positive atmosphere.
    • Head teachers for Group One are certified elementary or early childhood teachers and will plan their program to meet the needs and interests of children entering first grade. Head teachers will work with assistant teachers to build a curriculum of activities designed to be developmentally appropriate for the students. This structure provides the most appropriate approach to  encourage the appropriate academic and social growth of our students and to prepare them for the transition to the Boys' and Girls' Club.
    • To apply, please complete online application and upload current resume.


    • Teaching Certification required, elementary or early childhood preferred.


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