Work and Play Job Openings

 

Teaching Positions

 

Teacher: T/Th, 8:45am - 3:00pm

 

Work and Play is seeking an experienced caregiver or teacher with a true love for children to work with infants (0-12 months), toddlers and preschoolers in our early childhood program on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:45am - 3:00pm. Additional (and future) hours also available through substitute and floater opportunities. Must have a love for young children, but a teacher’s certificate or background is not required.

 

At our licensed childcare center in South Orange, New Jersey, we believe in child-led play, using natural materials and setting out carefully chosen items to pique each child’s interests and spark their imaginations daily.

 

Responsibilities include:

 

- Manage and further develop the infant program at our licensed childcare center.

- Provide a nurturing, caring, warm environment for the infants in our care, including diapering, feeding, and comforting the children, as well as sanitizing and organizing the infant room.

- Maintain open, daily communication with parents.

- Work with the Director and other teachers to continually improve and bring new ideas to our center.

- Work and Play is a growing start up. Growth opportunities and additional hours could be available in the future.

 

Requirements include:

 

- Past experience with children 

- Strong communication and time management skills

- Patience, flexibility, and a love for children

- CPR and First Aid certified preferred

- Prior experience with a Reggio-based curriculum a plus

- Must meet all applicable licensing requirements including a background check and fingerprinting.

 

Please send your resume and a cover letter to beth (at) workandplaynj.com to be considered for this position. No phone calls please.

 


Part-Time Teacher’s Assistant (Maternity Leave Coverage) 

 

Work and Play is hiring a part-time teacher’s assistant to work at our flagship South Orange location from July - November, covering a maternity leave. 

 

Position will work alongside our teachers with children, ages 0-5, in our licensed childcare center on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 - 3:00. Additional (and future) hours also available through substitute and floater opportunities. Must have a love for young children, but a teacher’s certificate or background is not required.

 

At Work and Play, we believe in child-led play, using natural materials and setting out carefully chosen items to pique each child's interests and spark their imaginations daily.

 

Responsibilities

- Provide basic care and caregiving activities (diapering, sanitization, organization)

- Maintain open, daily communication with parents

- Ensure that our childcare room, studio and bathrooms are safe and clean each day

 

Requirements

- Past experience with children 

- Strong communication and time management skills

- Patience, flexibility, and a love for children

- CPR and First Aid certified preferred

- Prior experience with a Reggio-based curriculum a plus

- Must meet all applicable licensing requirements including a background check

 

Please send resumes and cover letters to beth (at) workandplaynj.com. No phone calls please. 

 

Infant Lead Teacher


Work and Play is seeking an experienced, teacher with a true love for children to work with infants (0-12 months) in our early childhood program. In this new position, you’ll have the opportunity to expand a growing program, and make it your own.

 

At our licensed childcare center in South Orange, New Jersey, we believe in child-led play, using natural materials and setting out carefully chosen items to pique each child’s interests and spark their imaginations daily.

 

Responsibilities include:

 

- Create and develop an infant program at our licensed childcare center.

- Provide a nurturing, caring, warm environment for the infants in our care, including diapering, feeding, and comforting the children, as well as sanitizing and organizing the infant room.

- Maintain open, daily communication with parents.

- Work with the Director and other teachers to continually improve and bring new ideas to our center.

- Work and Play is a growing start up. Growth opportunities and additional hours could be available in the future.

 

Requirements include:

 

- Past professional childcare experience (teacher, day care/caregiver).

- Degree relating to education or child development or credits towards either, or CDA.

- Strong communication and time management skills.

- Patience, flexibility, and a love for children.

- Candidates with a CPR and First Aid certification preferred.

- Prior experience with a Reggio-based curriculum a plus.

- Must meet all applicable licensing requirements including a background check and fingerprinting.

 

Please send your resume and a cover letter to beth (at) workandplaynj.com to be considered for this position. No phone calls please.

 

Birthday Parties 

 

Manager, Birthday Parties


Work and Play is hiring a part-time Manager, Birthday Parties, to oversee and grow Work and Play’s robust weekend birthday party business. Tasks include, but are not limited, to:

- Handling all internal logistics and planning to ensure a fantastic party for our clients

- Managing weekend calendar and hiring and managing party staff 

- Drafting party agreements and managing invoicing

- Creating custom party packages for clients 

- Responding to incoming calls and emails 

- Running some (but not all) of our weekend parties and events 

- Promoting birthday parties at street fairs, community events, and other marketing opportunities 

- Developing and coordinating marketing assets (fliers, social media graphics, photo albums, etc.) 

 

Ideal candidate has strong organization, communication, and networking skills, and has experience with young children. A background in the Reggio Emilia approach a plus, but not mandatory.  


This is a contract position at a growing start-up in South Orange, and is perfect for someone interested in re-entering the workforce. However, candidates must be able to work some weekends. 


Additional hours are possible for candidates who would like to combine this position with a teaching position in our childcare program or other part-time reception openings that may become available. 


Please send cover letter and resume to Deborah (at) workandplaynj.com No phone calls please. 

 

 

Party Lead 

 

Work and Play is hiring Birthday Party Leads to help run our weekend parties and events at our South Orange location! We offer a variety of parties for young children that are hands on and creative. Some of our current offerings include Play Dough Factory, Science Experiments, Superhero Training, Play Inside/Outside (featuring sensory activity stations) and more!

 

Ideal candidates are reliable, motivated and comfortable communicating with parents and able to turn up the energy and keep the children engaged! 

 

Responsibilities include:

- Ensuring party set up and materials are correct and visually inviting

- Welcoming party hosts, birthday party children and their guests, pulling them into our activities immediately, and making the birthday child feel extra special throughout the event

- Engaging and interacting with children throughout the party

- Cleaning up and resetting the studio between parties 

- Communicating with the Birthday Party manager to ensure all details are properly addressed for each individual event 

- Managing birthday party assistants during the events 

 

Please send cover letters and resumes to beth (at) workandplaynj.com, and be sure to highlight your experience with young children. No phone calls please.  

 

 

Party Assistant

 

Work and Play is hiring Birthday Party Assistants to help with weekend parties and events at our South Orange location! This position is perfect for a High School student looking for a part-time, weekend job. 

 

We offer a variety of parties for young children that are hands on and creative. Some of our current offerings include Play Dough Factory, Science Experiments, Superhero Training, Play Inside/Outside (featuring sensory activity stations) and more!

 

Responsibilities include:

- Working with party lead to ensure party set up and materials are visually inviting

- Engaging and interacting with children throughout the party. 

- Accepting food deliveries and serving food to party guests

- Cleaning materials used at the party

- Assisting party lead in cleaning and resetting for next party or for Monday’s childcare program 

- Ensuring all facilities are clean and inviting (including bathrooms)

 

To apply, please email beth (at) workandplaynj.com highlighting your experience with young children. No phone calls please.