The Discovery Center of the Southern Tier

Extended Play (Afterschool) Teaching Assistant

Position Description/Responsibilities

The Discovery Center of the Southern Tier seeks an Extended Play Teaching Assistant to assist in the implementation of educational programs in an afterschool setting for 3- to 5-year old children. In this role, you will assist the lead teacher of the program with lessons and provide oversight for the safety of the children.

The ideal candidate will be creative, have an ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment, and an understanding of issues that may arise with young children and an ability to form relationships with children and their families.

Required Skills/Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent


  • One year experience working with children less than 13 years of age

Desired Skills/Experience

  • Associate’s Degree or higher in an Education field
  • 2+ years of experience in working with children


  • $14.20/ hour


  • Monday-Friday, 2:15-6:15PM during the school year (with opportunities for more hours as needed)
  • This position is nonexempt and reports to the Director of Education.

Please send an updated resume, cover letter, and three (3) professional references to Director of Education, Kristy Wales at Call 607 773-8661 x 209 with any questions.


The Discovery Center of the Southern Tier provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.


The Discovery Center of the Southern Tier


Monday – Friday: 10AM – 3PM
Saturday: 10AM – 5PM
Sunday: 1:30PM – 5PM
1st & 3rd Fridays: 4PM – 7PM

The Story Garden is open everyday from dawn to dusk.


60 Morgan Road
Binghamton, NY 13903

Phone: 607-773-8661
Fax: 607-773-8019

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