Outdoor, Play Based Preschool Seeking 3.5 to 5’s Teacher

Children's Discovery Center
June 19, 2020
Austin, Texas
Job Type


Creative/Outdoorsy preschool teachers!

We are a central Austin, well established preschool seeking to hire the right teacher for our 3.5-5 year old class. This class is located on 6 acres on a preserve in Northwest Austin. The shift begins at our Hyde Park location, and buses out to our school in the woods and back each day. The shift hours are 8:30 to 5:30, with a lunch break.

We are a fun loving, play based school that values creativity, compassionate discipline and lots of unstructured play time outside. We offer more paid time off than many schools, approx 5 weeks total, not including PTO time accrued. One week at Thanksgiving, two weeks winter break, one week spring break, 3 of AISD floating holidays, Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day!

In order to be considered for hire you must have:

  • A Cover Letter
  • experience in child care
  • some credit hours in early childhood (or willing to enroll as soon as possible)
  • ability to spend a majority of teaching time outdoors
  • friendly, easy going attitude and ability to work in a team of teachers
  • cpr/first aid (will provide if necessary)
  • reliable/ professional/ self initiator
  • ability to receive feedback and be a lifelong learner
  • knowledge of age appropriate behaviors and discipline.

We provide:

  • a fun, creative work environment
  • competitive pay based on experience and education (from $12 to $16 an hour)
  • Retirement account with matching contributions after 3 years.
  • Health Insurance (school pays half of basic, monthly premium)
  • paid time off after probation period (one week at Thanksgiving, 2 weeks at holidays/ one week at Spring Break/ accrued PTO/sick time, approx totaling 4 weeks paid time off per year)
  • access to full early childhood scholarships/grants/income supplements

If you are interested, please email a resume with a cover letter specific to this job. Applicants will not be contacted without cover letter. We will begin interviews and in-person applications next week and the position begins one week after hire/training.

Salary: $15.00 to $17.00 /hour

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