Careers

At Lumin Education, we “Start Young and Involve Parents.” We believe that we can transform lives through education, but we can’t do it without the help of an incredible, experienced, hands-on team.

Since 1978, we’ve been putting the right people in the right positions and watching lives change in Dallas communities. It’s our mission to inspire children from all sorts of different backgrounds, and you can be a part of that vision! Whether you are a Teacher, Food Specialist, or looking for an Administrative role, you will help create an impact for generations to come.

Lumin Education offers competitive wages, a 403(b) program, Dental, Vision, and Medical insurance, Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability, Paid Time Off, and professional development opportunities.

Elementary Art Teacher Assistant – Lumin Education East Dallas & Lumin Lindsley Park Community Schools

Summary:

The Elementary Art Teacher Assistant will work with the Elementary Art Teachers (1st to 3rd grade) on both the Lumin EDCS and LPCS campuses as an assistant in class management, set-up and clean-up of art room, and assist on projects. The position will also serve as the lead Art Teacher (substitute) when the teacher is unavailable.  

 Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Support and follow directives of lead Art Teacher;
  • Assist in creating art projects;
  • Organize and replenish materials;
  • Prepare and clean classroom before and after class;
  • Maintain and foster a positive relationship with children and other staff;
  • Act as lead Art Teacher when teacher is unavailable.

 Requirements:

  • High School diploma;
  • Experience working with elementary children;
  • Knowledge and practice of classroom management techniques;
  • Ability to lead class when teacher is absent;
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.

Schedule:

Campus Scheduled Days Times Daily  Hours
Lumin LPCS Monday 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm 3
Lumin EDCS Tuesday 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm 3
Lumin LPCS Wednesday 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm 3
Lumin LPCS Thursday 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm 3

Reports To:                Lumin East Dallas and Lindsley Park Community Schools Directors

Primary Work Site:   Lumin East Dallas and Lindsley Park Community Schools

Hours/Status:            Part-Time, 12 hours per week, 215-day year

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Toddler Teacher – Lumin Education East Dallas Community School

Job Title:                    Toddler Teacher

Reports To:               School Director

School/Program:    Lumin East Dallas Community School

Primary Site:            Lumin East Dallas Community School campus

Hours/Status:          Full-Time, Exempt, 40 hours per week, 215-day year

Effective Date:         November 2019

The Toddler Guide reports to the Lumin East Dallas Community School Director and leads a Montessori classroom for children ages 18 months to 3 years.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct high-fidelity Montessori Toddler class for 12 children
  • Observe and coach respectful interactions with children and demonstrate methods of positive discipline, redirection, structured choice, and healthy communication.
  • Collaborate with Primary Teachers to support student development and preparation to move into Lumin’s Primary classrooms.
  • Create and maintain an environment and implement the curriculum so as to:

▪     Develop secure relationships with children and encourage trust and emotional security;

▪     Provide opportunities for sensory and motor exploration;

▪     Encourage self-awareness, autonomy, and self-expression;

▪     Support children’s emerging communication skills;

▪     Encourage the development of gross and fine motor skill and;

  • Maintain close, frequent, and effective communication with parents, and encourage parents’ participation in their children’s education through observation, volunteering, and participation.
  • Supervise indoor and outdoor play areas to monitor children’s safety.
  • Train, direct, and supervise the classroom assistant to provide the best experience for the children.
  • Maintain required records and minimum standards for licensed child care centers.
  • Provide two parent-teacher conferences per year for each child.

Qualifications

  • Must be Montessori certified in Assistants to Infancy (AMI).
  • Knowledge and experience in child development and early childhood education; principles of child health, safety, and nutrition; and adult learning principles.
  • Respect for cultural, ethnic, socio-economic, and linguistic diversity.
  • Ability to build relationships of trust and respect with Lumin staff, children, and parents.
  • Experience working with infants and toddlers.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
  • Must be motivated and able to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Must demonstrate a positive attitude.

 PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

This position requires the ability to perform the following job requirements, with or without reasonable accommodations: kneeling, bending, sitting on the floor, pushing, pulling, running, jumping, mopping, dancing, sweeping, singing, standing, twisting at the waist, raising arms above the head, rising from kneeling/sitting position, and lifting/carrying children up to 5 years.

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Nondiscrimination Policy

Lumin Education is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political or religious affiliation, marital status, disability, age, or any other legally protected characteristic.

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