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After School Program Instructor - Elementary at Gabriella Charter Schools

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About the Employer

Since 2005, Gabriella Charter School has gained recognition for uniquely providing students from some of Los Angeles’s most underserved neighborhoods with high-level daily dance instruction and rigorous academics. Our school community includes approximately 85% of students from low-income households, 70% speaking a language other than English at home, and 18% receiving special education services. Gabriella Charter School was born out of the success of an after-school dance program provided by The Gabriella Foundation. The Gabriella Foundation was founded in 1999 in memory of Gabriella Axelrad, a thirteen year old who loved to dance. The Foundation’s initial program, everybody dance!, began by providing free or low-cost dance classes to Los Angeles children in the underserved communities just west of downtown. Thanks to an instructionally rigorous approach supported by an acclaimed faculty, the dance program grew rapidly and now provides over 200 weekly classes to nearly 2,000 children at six inner-city sites. Inspired by repeated parental requests for an academic program with similar high expectations, the Foundation opened Gabriella Charter School (GCS) in 2005. Said Jed Wallace, former president and CEO of the California Charter School Association, in presenting the Hart Vision Award: “Gabriella is a charter school that embodies the best of the charter school movement. They are not only innovative in their approach, but they have shown tremendous success, opening up educational opportunities to students.”

Job Information

Date Posted: 7/5/2016 Application Deadline: Until Filled
Employment Type: Part Time Length of Work Year: August 11th, 2016- June 12th, 2017
Salary: $12-$14/hr Number Openings: (At time of posting) 1
Contact: Laura Fitzpatrick Email:
Job Description / Essential Elements: Print   

Gabriella Charter School, a high-performing, art-themed K-8 charter school located in the Echo Park community of Los Angeles, is hiring for elementary and middle school After-School Instructors. This is an excellent opportunity for candidates who are energetic, organized, and love working with children.

 Qualification and Experience

  • Minimum of 60 semester college units or 90 quarter college units 
  • Two years experience working with children (grades 1-8) 
  • Out-going and congenial personality
  • Strong classroom management skills
  • The ability to speak Spanish is desirable, but not required
  • The knowledge and background to lead one or more of the following clubs: Sports, Drill Team, Cheer, Drama, Arts & Crafts, Computer Technology, Gardening, etc. 


  • Supervise and ensure the safety of all students in the program at all times.
  • Create lesson plans for fun, skill-based learning activities.
  • Lead fun outdoor and indoor structured activities that provide physical education.
  • Oversee and support students with homework assistance.
  • Provide academic and enrichment/recreational activities to groups of 16-20 children.
  • Establish and maintain a positive learning environment.
  • Use positive behavior and classroom management techniques with children.
  • Communicate and work effectively with students, staff and parents.
  • Ensure that classroom and program spaces are clean, organized and safe.
  • Record and maintain daily attendance and other documentation as required in a timely manner. 


Requirements / Qualifications

Requirements / Qualifications

Official transcripts will be required within 2 weeks upon being hired.

  • Resume

Official transcripts will be required within 2 weeks upon being hired.

  • Resume

    Comments and Other Information

    Applicants MUST have a minimum of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units to apply, plus at least 2 years of professional or volunteer experience working with children.


    Application Deadline

    Until Filled

    Date Posted



    Number of Openings




    Length of Work Year

    August 11th, 2016- June 12th, 2017

    Employment Type

    Part Time