Laboratory Schools: Extended Day Assistant Teacher-1

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Hyde Park Campus

11437 Lab Schools Finance & Oper

About the Unit
The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools provide one of the world's most outstanding pre-collegiate educational experiences. Because Lab is part of the University of Chicago, the importance of intellectual life—of thought and exploration—infuses all aspects of our curriculum, and students in every grade benefit from outstanding UChicago academicians and access to unmatched resources. John Dewey—one of the great minds in education—established the Schools in 1896 as a place to explore and implement his theories on childhood education. Today's students still benefit from his vision, and today's Lab faculty are recognized as experienced leaders in their field. Families who choose Lab care deeply about curiosity, inquiry, and creativity. Approximately 60 percent of Lab families are affiliated with the University, half live in Hyde Park, and the rest come from across Chicago, the suburbs, and northern Indiana. Lab's student body reflects the diversity that is deeply valued by the Schools and its community; approximately half of our 2,000 students are people of color and families report speaking nearly 40 different languages in their homes. The Laboratory Schools seek the finest employees—people who wish to inspire a love of learning in our students and join a vibrant learning community. We employ people with a wide range of skills and training, in many different disciplines. At Lab, we value learning experientially, exhibiting kindness, and honoring diversity. We seek employees who share a similar commitment to these values. Lab people are engaged and excited by our mission of igniting and nurturing an enduring spirit of scholarship, curiosity, creativity, and confidence in the youngest members of the University of Chicago's academic community. The Laboratory Schools is a great place to work and our connection to the University provides our faculty and staff with opportunities that would be nearly impossible to match in any other environment.

Job Information

Job Summary:

The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools runs an Extended Day program supporting 700+ students. We are searching for part-time Teaching Assistants to work with children on our Early Childhood campus (N3 through 2nd Grade) or our Historic Campus (3rd through 8th Grade).


  • Early Childhood Assistants will collaborate with the Teaching Intern as well as up to one other Assistant in managing the daily tasks of an enriching, warm, and organized after school program.
  • Each teaching team works with a group of same-aged students in Nursery 3 - 2nd Grade through the afternoon hours.
  • Each day consists of providing a snack, going outside, engaging in developmentally-appropriate and fun activities, including arts and crafts, music, science, games, as well as plenty of time for constructive imaginative play.
  • Lower & Middle School Assistants will collaborate in supporting students either in grades 3 through 5 or grades 6 through 8 in a variety of activities after school including homework, arts & games, gross motor play, cooking, computer time, and more.
  • Assistants will work with Lower and/or Middle School students to provide them with rewarding experiences, while building their capacity for self-direction.

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with others.
  • Strong customer service skills as well as a friendly and professional demeanor.

Additional Requirements

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree preferred.

  • Experience working with children preferably with previous experience in a camp or school setting.

Technical Knowledge or skills:
  • Comfort working with mobile technology is strongly preferred.

Additional requirements:
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.

Required Documents:
  • Cover letter
  • Resume

Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualification

Scheduled Weekly Hours


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Drug Test Required?

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Health Screen Required?

Background Check Required?


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Part time

About Us
The University of Chicago is an urban research university that has driven new ways of thinking since 1890. Our commitment to free and open inquiry draws inspired scholars to our global campuses, where ideas are born that challenge and change the world.

We empower individuals to challenge conventional thinking in pursuit of original ideas. Students in the College develop critical, analytic, and writing skills in our rigorous, interdisciplinary core curriculum. Through graduate programs, students test their ideas with UChicago scholars, and become the next generation of leaders in academia, industry, nonprofits, and government.

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Job No:
Posted: 2/21/2018
Application Due: 4/22/2018
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