After-school Teaching Assistant - Middle School - #9820394

Manhattan Youth

Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Manhattan, NY
Salary: $20 per hour
Contract type: Full time
Manhattan Youth is looking for several part-time After-school Teaching Assistant to join our dedicated Middle School team for the 2023-2024 school year. We are seeking dynamic and energetic individuals to assist in delivering a wide variety of programs including sports, recreation, and competitive activities; STEM and other academic enrichment; visual, performing, and creative arts; and leadership, community service, and social justice As a Group Leader/Teaching Assistant, you will serve a critical role in our ability to deliver programs to the children in our community. Working with Activity Specialists, you will gain hands-on experience with students in our after-school programs. After-school Group Leaders/Teaching Assistants are expected to help create an environment that encourages in children creative thinking, verbal communication, independent exploration, self-confidence, self-awareness, and a problem-solving approach to conflict Qualified candidates will be punctual, reliable, personable, organized and fun. The right candidate will love, understand, nurture, support, accept all children, and be ready to return to in person learning We are looking to fill multiple roles in order to return our after-school programs to in-person learning. These are part-time, hourly positions available during the school year from September through June, following the NYC DOE schedule. After-school programs run from 2:00-3:00 to 6:00pm Monday through Friday. Individual schedules will vary by school.

PAY: $20/hour

Primary Responsibilities

  • Greet students, take attendance and supervise students during transition periods (arrival, snack time, transfer to other activities, dismissal);
  • Assist students in recreational and/or sports activities;
  • With Activity Specialist, prepare activities and materials for daily schedule and assume responsibility when necessary;
  • Maintain open communication with Site Director, Activity Specialist(s) and other staff;
  • Ensure safety of students during all activities and address occasional emergencies;
  • Participate in professional development opportunities and work toward leading classes independently;
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.


  • 2+ years after-school, camp or classroom experience or currently pursuing a degree in education or a related field;
  • Excellent communication skills, ability to express ideas clearly;
  • Ability to work on a team, take initiative, proactively address challenges, and maintain a positive attitude;
  • Willingness to learn, work hard and take responsibility;
  • Excellent references;
  • Previous experience working with children in an after-school program preferred;
  • Past participation in theater groups, varsity sports, ongoing art competency or significant volunteer experiences a plus.



About Manhattan Youth

Fostering Joy, Success & Belonging through Early Childhood, After School, Adult & Senior programming throughout New York City
Manhattan Youth Recreation and Resources, Inc. provides the highest quality childcare and After-School programs plus academic, recreational and cultural activities for children, families and individuals who live or work in Manhattan, regardless of income. We respond to the needs of our community through programs that stimulate, challenge and strengthen children, teens, adults, seniors, and families. We also engage in a number of civic issues that impact community life in Manhattan Why Join Us At Manhattan Youth, we treat each other as we treat the children in our programs, with kindness, compassion and respect. We provide a fun, collaborative and nurturing environment that focuses on personal well-being and professional development. By joining our team, you are joining a group of people dedicated to improving the lives of the people in our community. We are looking for people with the same commitment to our mission and a desire to become part of a passionate and motivated team that genuinely gets along and loves what they do

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