Teaching Assistant Application Summer 2021
We are delighted that you are interested in joining the Horizons summer staff in 2021 as a Teaching Assistant (TA). This role carries significant responsibility and requires a genuine interest in helping children achieve their fullest potential. TAs work closely with children, in the classroom and as a part of other enrichment experiences, serving as positive role models and caring members of our Horizons community. The majority of our staff returns each summer which means there are limited opportunities to hire new instructors. Once we have confirmed returning staff, we will offer jobs to new hires.
You’ll need to complete sections 1 through 3 and obtain a recommendation from someone outside of your family (teacher, former employer, Horizons staff person, etc.). You may use this as a checklist to keep track of the parts of your file that have been completed.
- GENERAL INFORMATION
- OPEN QUESTIONS
- PARENT/GUARDIAN CONSENT (If you’re under the age of 18)
- RECOMMENDATION FORM
- MOST RECENT SCHOOL REPORT CARD (if applicable)
What is the Horizons Summer Program?
Horizons Summer Program, based at New Canaan Country School, serves close to 300 children in grades K-9 living primarily in Stamford and Norwalk. This six-week Summer Program provides academic classes in reading, writing and math, as well as a wide range of creative and fun enrichment activities like swimming, art, music and field trips. Each class has twelve students, one Lead Teacher and one Teaching Assistant.
When will the Horizons Summer Program start and end?
We are planning to hold an in-person ½-day orientation for new staff on Tuesday, June 22nd, an in-person full day orientation on Wednesday, June 23rd for all staff, and two in-person professional development days on Thursday, June 24th and Friday, June 25th. The Summer Program will begin on Monday, June 28th and end on Friday, July 30th.
Can I still work with Horizons if I can’t work full time or the full six weeks?
Teaching Assistants must commit to the full six weeks of our program which runs daily from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Because we only have 27 days with our children, we need the staff to be a consistent presence in the full program.
What is the role of the Teaching Assistant?
Teaching Assistants support the Lead Teacher in providing educational enrichment activities to a group of twelve children. TAs shepherd students to special programs and classes, assist with snack and lunch set up and supervise field trips, etc. TAs are active participants in the afternoon swim program, helping students, in the pool, with instructional and recreational activities.
When will I know if I have been accepted?
Announcements will be made in March. We have to find out who is returning before we know what positions are available.
Do I qualify for the TA position if I am not yet sixteen years old?
In order to get a full-time, paid position at Horizons, you need to be at least sixteen.
Please call Nehemie Moise at 203-972-7005 if you have further questions.
Please click the above link to download, save and then complete the application. Once completed, click APPLY NOW at the bottom of this page and upload the completed application to the correct attachment field reading "Please Attach Your Application" or return to Horizons via email to Nehemie at email@example.com or mail to 635 Frogtown Rd. New Canaan, CT 06840, or Fax at 203-972-2732.
Please download the Recommendation Form above and have it completed. This form will need to be returned to the Horizons office in a SEALED ENVELOPE ASAP via mail at 635 Frogtown Rd. New Canaan, CT 06840. Please note the application will not be considered complete until this form is received as well as the online application portion detailed above.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.