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A part-time position starting August 2023 (10-month annual appointment) 

Hours are 8:00am until noon with attendance at a one hour staff meeting per week required (other occasional additional hours may be available) 

CNS is seeking a highly motivated Preschool Assistant Teacher to collaborate with teachers and families to provide  a developmentally appropriate learning environment and curriculum that promotes the philosophy of the school.   The assistant teacher inspires, supports, and sustains children’s learning through active observation, investigation,  and reflection. Candidates must provide proof of COVID vaccination or legal exemption. Pay is expected to be $15-18/hour for the first year. 



  • Must possess initiative, energy, and creativity. 

  • Must be dependable, nurturing, self-directed, and flexible. 

  • Be a team player, able to contribute constructively in collaboration with colleagues and parents.

  • Have excellent social and communication skills. 

  • Must demonstrate dedication and commitment to equity and social justice. 

  • The capacity to understand, appreciate, and reflect the diversity of CNS’ families. 

  • Possess a strong work ethic and a positive attitude. 

  • Degree, certification, and/or 2 years of experience in an early childhood education setting preferred. 



The Cooperative Nursery School at the Unitarian Society of Germantown is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity among its applicants. We strongly encourage people who identify as Black, Indigenous, a person of color, trans/nonbinary, and/or LGBTQIIA+ to apply. 

Please send the following:

     1. Resume 

     2. A brief response to the following questions:  

          a. Why are you interested in this position?  

          b. What do you enjoy about this age group (3-5)?  

          c. What talents or experiences will you add to the community? 

          *References will be requested before final hiring decision is made 

Send materials to: 

     Andrew Piccone, CNS Board Chair 

     The Cooperative Nursery School 

     6509 Lincoln Drive 

     Philadelphia, PA 19119 

     (215) 844-5770 

Review of applications will begin immediately and be accepted until the position is filled. 


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