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Part Time Assistant Teacher

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Bard College, a liberal arts college on the Hudson River, is a private institution working in the public interest.

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Bard College offers staff, faculty and community members a high-quality nature-based after school program at the Montgomery Place Campus. OAC (Outdoor Adventure Club) is for children in grades K-5 and runs from 3:30 - 6 daily. The assistant teacher will support and collaborate with the lead teacher daily, reporting to work from 3-6 pm. This position is hiring for the 2024-25 school year and will begin in September.

  • Assist the lead teacher in all daily activities including hiking, climbing, making forest discoveries, crafting, holding group discussions, creating and delivering community building exercises
  • Account for the physical safety and security of all participants by responding appropriately to students’ requests, being aware of physical surroundings, accounting for the whereabouts and well-being of all participants at all times
  • Account for the emotional well-being of participants by engaging in meaningful discussion, building relationships, assisting with conflict resolution
  • Assist the lead teacher in working toward building community within the group
  • Keep track of, organize and store supplies as requested by the lead teacher
  • Take documentation (photo/video) and record children’s’ observations as requested by the lead teacher
  • Be on time and present, minimizing engagement with screens

  • Candidate should have a demonstrated interest in working with children
  • Candidate should be emotionally tuned in and show curiosity and skill around conflict resolution strategies
  • Candidate should be comfortable working outside in all weather, and be able to meet the physical demands that an outdoor position requires

To Apply
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to our application platform, Interfolio, at .

Compensation: $20/hour
This salary range reflects the College's good faith and reasonable estimate of the compensation for the position at the time of the job posting. Salary decisions are dependent on several factors including but not limited to market and organizational considerations, experience, and qualifications of a selected candidate as well as internal and external equity.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, mental, or physical disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, veteran status, or genetic information.

Bard is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for all individuals in employment practices, services, programs, and activities.



Building on its 159-year history as a competitive and innovative undergraduate institution, Bard has expanded its mission as a private institution acting  in the public interest across the country and around the world to meet broader student needs and increase access to liberal education. The undergraduate program at the main campus in upstate New York has a reputation for scholarly excellence, a focus on the arts, and civic engagement. Bard is committed to enriching culture, public life, and democratic discourse by training tomorrow’s thought leaders. For more information about Bard, visit

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