Instructor – P.S. 343Q (Part-Time) 

The Instructor is primarily responsible for delivering activities, including tailoring the curriculum for different levels of instruction and developing lesson plans. This position reports directly to the Program Director and Assistant Director and is a part of our Youth and Family Services offered at Sunnyside Community Services. 


  • Develop age-appropriate curriculum maps and lesson plans using project-based learning to be submitted in a timely manner for assigned grade and/or activity. 
  • Tailor the curriculum for each level of instruction to match current student needs. 
  • Develop end-of-semester projects that will be displayed in the Showcase/Expo that highlights participants’ progress and mastery. 
  • Prepare materials and examples in advance for participants’ understanding during activities. 
  • Provide program support during high-risk times like arrivals, snack times, and especially dismissals. 
  • Work with assigned team members to collectively create a safe, brave learning space for all assigned participants. 
  • Maintain room, activity areas, and program space, keeping them clean and organized. 
  • Motivate and maintain active involvement of program participants in all activities. 
  • Meet regularly with supervisor and other staff members to share best practices and address challenges. 
  • Provide supervision and mentorship for Group Leaders and Interns as assigned. 
  • Facilitate open and positive communication with families about their participant’s progress. 
  • Input data in an accurate and timely manner. 
  • Document all medical and behavioral incidents. 
  • Attend all required meetings and training courses. 
  • All other duties as assigned. 


  • Must be 18 years old or older. 
  • High school diploma required; some college of relevant degree preferred. 
  • Teaching experience with a minimum of two years’ experience in an after-school environment. 
  • Teaching experience within grades K–12 preferred. 
  • Minimum one year of experience in lesson planning and execution. 
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills, with the ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines. 
  • Ability to work in person – remote options are not available. 
  • This position begins after clearances are complete. 
  • Extensive knowledge in STEM, arts, sports and fitness, dance, social emotional learning, leadership, college/career advising, or community activism preferred. 

Compensation: Starting at $19/hour 

Hours: Up to 25 hours per week; evening and weekend hours may be available. 

Location: Sunnyside Beacon at P.S. 343Q – The Children’s Lab School – in Sunnyside, Queens 

How to Apply 
Email your resume and cover letter to Please include “Your Name – Instructor” in the email subject line. 

All positions at Sunnyside Community Services are filled without regard to race, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law. All are encouraged to apply. 

Sunnyside Community Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.