Now Hiring: Preschool Teaching Assistant

June 22, 2023
Do you have a passion working with children ages 2 ½ – 5 and in the arts, drama, dance, or music? Have you been looking to begin or continue your professional career in education? We are looking for creative and reliable individuals to work in our morning Preschool program as an Assistant with a team of 2-3 others.

As a preschool assistant, you will directly work with children in a group setting of 15-20 students and will help our lead teacher deliver preschool class curriculum. This is an excellent opportunity for you to expand your experience and increase your knowledge as a teacher. Many of our assistants have moved into a site supervisor or lead-teacher roles within our company, and many of our previous team members become teachers or school counselors within a public/private school setting.

Opening: Preschool Teacher Assistant

Pay Range: $19.52-21.00/hour

Job Type: Part-time mornings, 20-hours per week

Schedule: Part-time mornings, M-F 8a-12p

Start Date: September 11, 2023, with availability for Preschool Playdate during the week ahead of class (date/time TBD).

Reports To: Preschool Director

Illumination Learning Studio provides after-school cultural, performing and fine arts classes for ages K-5th grade with two locations serving Ballard and Phinney Ridge. We are NW Seattle’s premier studio for performing and fine arts classes offering music lessons in piano, guitar, ukulele, voice, performance, dance and fine arts. We also run a half-day preschool with an arts immersion and academic focus, as well as Summer Camps and School Year Camps for K-5th grades. For more about our programs visit

We are specialized instructors and teaching assistants who work collaboratively to create and deliver sensational cultural, performing and fine arts-focused lessons. Students in our programs gain valuable exposure to Music, Drama, Fine-Arts, Movement/Dance and Voice activities after school and on evenings and weekends. We work hard to provide an inclusive atmosphere where students thrive in a stimulating learning environment with ongoing projects, games and structured activities. Our staff are university educated early childhood instructors and teachers who are passionate about the arts.

Position Summary and Responsibilities
  • Assist in running successful morning classes
  • Lead & participate in activities with students
  • Maintain safety of students in and out of studio
  • Help facilitate daily diaper changes and potty breaks
  • Maintain organization and cleanliness of studios
  • Encourage the learning and proper behavior of students

Education and Skills Required
  • Have a passion for early childhood education in fine art, drama, dance, music
  • Prior experience in working with children
  • Ability to exercise professional judgment in handling student/ parent relations
  • Ability to engage, encourage, and further educate students
  • Be self-motivated, organized and open-minded
  • Ability to work independently or with preschool director and staff
  • Ability to communicate in an effective manner with preschool director and students
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds

  • Experience in childcare or education, and working with groups of 10-20 students

Workplace Environment

90% staff support                                                                                10% parent liaison

  • On-the-job training and advancement opportunities
  • Accrue up to 80-hours of paid vacation after first six months
  • Work with a creative and passionate team of individuals
  • Excellent experience and resume building

All applicants must be able to pass a criminal background screening, must acquire their CPR certification (paid for by the company) and have excellent references. Please send all inquiries and resumes directly to