Mill Valley

Recreation - Preschool Instructor (20150639)

Child Care Services
Northern California Inland
Until filled
$30.00-$0.00 Hourly

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


180 Camino Alto Mill Valley, 94941


Are you looking for a great opportunity to connect with your community while investing in your future? Do you want to see first-hand what it’s like to engage in active, multi-generational work that directly contributes to the well-being of our greater Mill Valley community?  If you answered yes, then you belong with Mill Valley Recreation!  With our team, you will create memorable experiences while cultivating new and lasting connections within our greater Southern Marin Community. You will have the opportunity to grow and learn through consistent, quality training and, apply your learning through direct hands-on experience.

DEFINITION: Under general supervision the aide assists in planning, organizing, and implementing preschool programming for children ages 3-5 years old. Program hours are M-F PM 8:30am – 1:00pm and/or MWF 8:30am - 1:00pm. Approximately 15 – 30 hours a week. Substitute and floating positions also available 8:30am - 1:00pm. 


The following duties are essential to the success of this position:

  • Ability to develop, coordinate, plan, implement and supervise the day-to-day activities, themes, and special events for an ongoing summer day preschool classroom.
  • Create and maintain a safe, challenging, and creative classroom environment.
  • Demonstrate excellent customer service and communicate effectively with co-workers, parents, and preschoolers.
  • Supervise, direct, and motivate preschoolers as well as colleagues with a positive attitude.
  • Maintain registration, attendance, and activity records; ensure the proper pick-up/drop-off of preschoolers. 
  • Encourage good behavior, appropriate manners, and active play by both staff and preschoolers. 
  • Possess strong leadership skills in one or more of the following areas: arts, crafts, sports, playground games, drama, songs/music, nature, or special events.
  • Ability to lead groups of preschoolers in various activities.
  • Motivate staff and preschoolers through example.
  • Must be a team player and have the ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Create and maintain a positive environment.
  • Practice proper hygiene, with self and children, to deter the spread of disease (colds, flu, etc).
  • Enthusiasm and motivation.
  • Respond professionally to emergencies, provide care according to the level of training.
  • Ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing.
  • The ability to speak English clearly and understandably.
  • Perform related duties as required.

TRAINING & EXPERIENCE: Any combination of education, training, and experience, which likely provides the required knowledge and abilities.

PRE-EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS: Candidates receiving a conditional job offer must pass a pre-placement fingerprint review. Candidate must provide a TB negative test result document. Candidates must possess a current CPR/AED and First Aid certificate and be comfortable calling 911 in an emergency.

Ideal Candidate

  1. ECE courses desired, but not required.
  2. Certifications - Has certifications or is willing to obtain certifications within 2 weeks of obtaining the job.
  3. Availability to work flexible hours outside of a typical workday (weeknights and weekends)
  4. Customer Service oriented (patient and responsive)
  5. Attention to Detail
  6. Prompt, timely
  7. Enjoys the opportunity to get moving and away from the desk while they work


  1. Opportunity to work in a wonderful facility with supportive colleagues.
  2. Receive a membership to our Aquatic and Fitness Center with employment.
  3. Receive discounts to programs, please ask hiring staff more about how to qualify for this opportunity.

Special Instructions

The City of Mill Valley utilizes to accept and process employment applications.
Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the City's official application form but should accompany the application. All applications and resumes will be reviewed to select those applicants whose qualifications appear to most closely match the requirements of the position. A limited number of qualified applicants may be invited to participate in the subsequent phase(s) of the recruitment process, which may include one or more of the following: written examination, performance examination, assessment exercises, oral interviews, and complete background checks. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee advancement in the selection process. Paper applications may be obtained from the City of Mill Valley at City Hall, 26 Corte Madera Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941 or by calling (415) 388-4033x4835.

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