Teacher Assistant_Sprit at Play

Missoula, MT, USA

Job Type

Job Description

We are in search of a part time assistant teacher, 15-20 hour per week. This candidate would ideally have at least two years of experience in the early childhood education field, interest in a collaborative, supportive work environment, and someone who can demonstrate skills for interacting professionally and happily with children, parents and coworkers. Possession of strong team-player skills, knowledge of child development, ability to work in a fast-paced school environment, and a love of children are a must.


All of our teachers hold a diverse array of strengths including child-related degrees, years working in early education, incredible knowledge and experiences and above all, passion for the field. Additionally, SAP teachers engage in a large variety of ongoing professional development courses every year and continuously strive to be the best educators possible. While we are hoping to hire an individual with a ECE background, we're willing to branch out for the right person who would fit our team!  


Must have up to date immunizations. 

Must have or obtain current First Aid/CPR. 

All applicants must successfully pass a criminal background check. 

Successful applicants must have or be willing to take all required classes related to licensing within the first three months of hire.  


The following physical demands are representative of those that must be met by the teacher to successfully perform the essential functions of the job: 

Standing for long periods of time, walking, hiking, reaching, bending, kneeling, squatting, talking, hearing, visual acuity, significant time spent outdoors in all weather conditions, and lifting up to 50 lbs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


Spirit at Play's policy is that every person has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination. Spirit at Play hires, promotes, transfers, terminates, and makes all other employment related decisions without unlawful consideration of an employee's race, creed, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, age, or national origin, or any other basis prohibited by local, state or Federal law. 


This teaching assistant position would begin as soon as possible and go through the 2021/2022 school year until the middle of August 2021 with the potential to extend beyond.

About Us

Spirit at Play

Spirit at Play Early Childhood Program is a Missoula area preschool for 2.5-5 year old students (up to 9 year old students in the summer) with an emphasis on sustainability, the development of social-emotional skills and connection with community. Nature and our beloved town become our second classrooms, kindness guides our days, and we believe in the power of learning through play.

Website: https://spiritatplay.org/

Contact Information:
Susan Wolfsen
director@spiritatplay.org