After School Certified Instructor

The After School Certified Instructor is responsible for the general supervision and management of a class of students.  The After School Instructor is responsible for the planning and execution of all activities set forth in the schedule and as per curriculum specifications when applicable. Oversees the implementation of the reading component.


1)     Responsible for the safety and well being of the children assigned in your care.

2)     Develops and Implements daily lesson plans that correspond to the curriculum at hand and/or for other activities in the schedule. Lesson plans are due weekly.

3)     Plans activities that are developmentally appropriate to each age and child there by fostering exploration, investigation and creativity using a variety of materials

        and equipment as well as the galleries in the Miami Children’s Museum that develop self-expression and an interest in learning. Encourages children to question and          explore the world in which they live. Prepares materials a head of time.

4)     Protects company assets as well as those of the classroom teachers.  Responsible for maintaining all after school materials neat, organized and in good working         conditions.

5)     Records the daily attendance of students and obtains both the child and parent sign in/out signatures and times. Responsible for the accuracy of attendance         records and sign in/out sheets. Responsible for tracking attendance and knowing the class room count at all times.

6)     Monitors, Observes and Documents any behavioral challenges a child may exhibit. Creates and implements an incentive program that will aid in minimizing         behavioral challenges and or provides students with the needed support to increase their success.

7)     Extends appropriate language development and self-confidence through storytelling, drama, music and conversations.

8)     Extends development of science, mathematics and social studies through experiments,problem-solving, exploration, classroom materials and museum gallery         events that encourage children to think, reason and question.

9)     Portrays positive attitudes with children in resolving conflicts, identifying feelings,describing problems, negotiating differences and generating solutions.  The after         school instructor encourages cooperation and redirecting unacceptable behavior as well as using positive approaches to help children deal with anger and         frustration.

10)  Works closely with the child’s school teacher and after school certified instructor to collaboratively support the child’s overall needs.

11)  Communicate with their immediate supervisor issues that need resolution, including those involving individual students or their caregivers, classroom spaces, or        program, Museum/School, or staff.

12)  Committed to the concept of team work, sharing of ideas, materials and services.  Works in a professional manner with peers,supervisors and individuals from other departments and/or school board personnel. Willing to share responsibilities and assume other tasks in emergencies.

13)  Attends and Completes all required trainings (staff meetings, funder trainings and mandated child care course work.)

14)  In-service course work, a minimum of 10 hours yearly that reinforces the proponents of best practices for school age, early care and education.

15)  Supports the goals,objectives and philosophy of the After school program.  Adheres to policies and procedures in the Miami Children’s Museum’s Employee        Handbook.

16)  Communicate with parents in a positive manner.

17)  Maintains confidentiality of any parent/student information gathered during the program.

       Other: complies with other duties as assigned


  1. Bachelor’s Degree or higher in education or related field. MUST have a State of Florida Teaching Certificate or a Temporary Teaching Certificate, preferably in Reading.
  2. At least one-year experience leading groups of children in an educational setting (this time frame may be shorter for applicants with prior teaching experience within the Museum).
  3. Must be able to read, write and speak English fluently.
  4. Strong organization skills.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Include the job position and your name in the subject line.