Now Hiring: Teaching Assistant

November 03, 2021

Job Description: Teaching Assistant

The Company:

Illumination Learning Studio presents 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.

The Position:

We are looking for creative and reliable individuals to fill immediate openings in our afternoon cultural, performing and fine arts programs as an Assistant with a team of 4-5 others. This role will assist our Creative Arts Instructors and Site Supervisors to ensure the implementation of our K-5 curriculum each day. If you enjoy working with talented students and being a mentor and good role model, this is a great opportunity.

Our specialized instructors and assistants work as a collaborative team to create and deliver sensational cultural, performing and fine arts focused lesson plans. Students in our programs gain exposure to interactive learning technologies, music, drama, dance, voice, fine arts, and yoga.

Job Type: Part-time afternoons, 21-hours per week, M-F
The hours for this position are M, T, Th, F 2:30-6pm and W 12:45pm-6pm

Start Date: Immediate

Pay Range: $16.69-17.50/hour

Reports To

Site Supervisor with an indirect line to Program Director

Position Summary and Responsibilities

  • Assist in running successful afternoon classes
  • Lead & participate in activities with students
  • Maintain saftey of students in and out of studio
  • Assist in walking group from nearby schools
  • Greet parents and students to and from classes
  • Maintain organization and cleanliness of studios
  • Encourage the learning and proper behavior of students

Education and Skills Required

  • Prior experience in education and care of elementary aged students
  • Have passion for high-quality early childhood education and culture
  • Ability to exercise professional judgment in handling student/ parent relations
  • Ability to engage and further educate students
  • Ability to contribute in a positive manner
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds


  • Experience in childcare or education
  • Be self-motivated, organized and open-minded
  • Ability to work independently or with supervisors and staff
  • Ability to communicate in an effective manner with supervisors and 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
  • Earn above average, competitive hourly wages

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.

How to Apply – Send your resume and letter of interest At least two professional references will be needed prior to hire. All employment offers are contingent upon applicant successfully completing a criminal background screen and acquiring their CPR training certificate paid for by the company.