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Atelierista / Studio Teacher


Red Hook Playgroup, Brooklyn, NY, 11231

Start Date: August 30, 2021

Description, Responsibilities, & Duties

We are seeking a creative, reflective, experienced atelierista to join our dynamic staff. Candidates should be knowledgeable about early childhood development and passionate about building deep relationships with children and meaningful partnerships with their families. The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable about early childhood development and have experience designing emergent curriculum based around the interests of children.

Description of the role:

This is a full-time teacher working with our three classes of children, ages 2.5-6. The atelierista is a master teacher with a visual art background and experience using art and materials to drive emergent curriculum. This is a curriculum leadership role, and we’re seeking a teacher who will be able to support all three classroom teaching teams, help design and drive curriculum, and use materials in stimulating, creative, beautiful ways.


Guide children in their learning through developmentally appropriate, creative and thoughtful practices. Maintain familiarity with Montessori, Reggio Emilia, and other progressive teaching approaches.

Use a strong background in various art media and styles to curate material offerings that challenge and stimulate children’s thinking.

Notice and document learning – both individual and collective – through thoughtful observation, note-taking, use of photo and video, and other methods as appropriate.

Communicate regularly with families through email, displays, etc. Cultivate a spirit of family partnership through attendance at school events, both during and after school hours.

Plan collaboratively with a staff of classroom teachers and specialists to develop learning experiences and support children’s growth and development.

Minimum Qualifications/Requirements


Master’s Degree and/or New York State teaching certification preferred, but not required
Experience in early childhood arts/materials education

Salary & Benefits


Salary commensurate with education and experience.
RHP offers a comprehensive benefits plan including medical insurance.

Application Procedures

If interested, please visit our website at

To apply, please send a detailed cover letter and resume to RHP’s Executive Director, Anna Siegal, at

Program Description

Red Hook Playgroup provides a rich, progressive, community-based early education for children between the ages of 2.6 and 5. We believe that all children have the desire, ability, and motivation to learn, and we seek to nurture these natural impulses by providing a beautiful, supportive, and stimulating environment to encourage all the young minds in our care.

RHP believes preschool education is an investment in the community, and we hope to encourage that sensibility in each of our students. To this end, RHP fosters an environment of collaborative exploration, investigation, and discovery where children are encouraged to think critically and creatively, to respect and support their peers, and to empathize with and learn from each member of their community.

Contact Info

Anna Siegal, Executive Director

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