Teaching Assistant

We accept applications on a rolling basis and qualified applicants are contacted once opportunities become available.

Marquis Studios is currently seeking teaching assistants to provide additional support in our After-school programs throughout all 5 boroughs of New York City. The teaching assistant program aims to match applicants with arts disciplines of their interest while providing meaningful teaching experiences. The ideal candidate will have a passion for arts education and experience working with students to enhance their knowledge of the arts. We work with schools in all five boroughs so candidates from all over the New York City Metropolitan Area are encouraged to apply!


What we Teach:

Visual Arts


Circus Arts







Responsibilities Include:

-Availability for a minimum of two afternoons, to assist in after-school programs conducted during 1.5 – 2-hour blocks, between 2:00pm – 6:00pm; Monday through Friday.

-Commitment to scheduled residencies for the duration of the program cycle.

-Aiding the lead teaching artist in a class of up to 25 children in grades Pre-K to 12.

-Work with the teaching artist to establish a healthy, safe, and fun learning environment and serve as a positive role model.

-Assisting with classroom management while monitoring students when they are working in separate groups or outside of the designated residency space.

-Arrive at the site 15 minutes before class begins to help the lead artist prepare. Including but not limited to: unlocking classroom doors, gathering necessary materials, setting up equipment, and/or organizing the space.

-Assist in cleaning up after residency.

-Complete daily record-keeping duties as requested.

-Take a leadership role during emergency/crisis situations if needed.


-Minimum of two years of college education, currently enrolled in a 4-year program or have already received a degree in an educational or arts-related field.

-Experience working with youth of various ages in any capacity.

-Interest in arts education, be a practicing artist, art educator, or art student.

-Must be interested and dedicated to improving communities through arts education and exploration.

-Excellent interpersonal skills in order to interact with youth, teachers, and school administrators.

-Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team, follow directions and communicate effectively.

-Willingness to work outside of your main artistic discipline.

-Flexibility to travel to schools that are often neglected due to their location (having a car is a major plus)!


-Excellent training working in collaboration with a lead teaching artist who has been in the field for a minimum of 5 years.

-Free access to Marquis Studios Professional Development workshops and other PD opportunities.

-Paid Travel and a bonus for teaching at distance schools, located within the five boroughs.

-Advancement Opportunities.

Compensation – $60 per 2hr session

Marquis Studios is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to seeking a diverse staff with respect to gender, age, race, ethnicity, national origin, class, educational background, religion, sexual orientation, and physical ability. All applicants are welcome.