Assistant Teacher, Pre-K-8th Grade

Assistant Teacher, Pre-K-8th Grade

Status: Full-Time, Seasonal
Reports To: Executive Director of Horizons at The Ethel Walker School
Salary: Compensation based on experience

The mission of Horizons at The Ethel Walker School

Horizons at The Ethel Walker School is the nation’s first all-girls Horizons program and serves low-income students
who attend Hartford public schools. Horizons creates the conditions, connections, and community that enable every girl who attends to gain the skills, confidence, and motivation to overcome the opportunity gap and realize her potential.

Position Summary

Horizons at The Ethel Walker School is looking for flexible, dedicated, and enthusiastic individuals for the
Assistant Teacher position. Candidates should be able to help create and nurture a lifelong love of knowledge
children. Horizons seeks a professional, caring individual with the ability to help implement strategies to engage
students in active learning through non-traditional ways. Candidate must work as a team player to help fulfill the
Horizons mission.


  • Assistant to Lead Teacher(s), pre-K-8th grade levels. Placement for specific grade levels will be on an “as needed” basis. Please note that upper grades will have subject-based content. If selected for an interview, you may state your subject preference.
  • Aid Lead Teacher in the classroom duties of teaching and caring for approximately 15 students during a six-week summer enrichment program.
  • Responsible for assisting Lead Teacher with daily classroom schedule and assisting in instruction.
  • Work in partnership with up to three volunteers in the classroom each day.
  • Attend daily swim instruction lessons with students and provide encouragement to students.
  • Participate with students in physical education classes providing help and support to the Lead Teacher and his/her volunteers.
  • Assistant Teachers are required to attend all field trips, participate in daily meals with the students, attend Family Night and staff meetings as well as all other duties that their supervisor may require.


  • Some college required, preferably pursuing a degree in Education.
  • A strong passion for girls’ education.

Program Dates

Staff Orientation: Dates TBA; attendance is required.
Program in Session: Monday, June 26-Friday, August 4, 2023 (six-week program)

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. The Ethel Walker School is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status.

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and contact list of three (3) professional references in one (1) document to