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Preschool Instructor

Job Id: 
Parks & Recreation Department
Job Description: 

EMPLOYMENT STATUS:  Temporary, Part-Time                                                            

SALARY RANGE: $15.50-$17.00/hour    

OPENS: June 28, 2019                                                             

CLOSES:  When Filled                                                  

Note: This is a temporary, part-time position with no benefits. Classes are held Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. This position will follow along with the Federal Way Public School District calendar.



Under the direction of the Community Recreation Coordinator, the preschool instructor is responsible for planning, teaching, and evaluating classes at the Federal Way Community Center. The preschool instructor will plan, implement and evaluate classes for up to 10 children between the ages of 2 to 5 years of age.



  • Plan and teach educational preschool classes including songs, crafts, games and projects.
  • Instruct in a group setting where abilities will vary.
  • Communicate clearly with children and adults.
  • Develop written plans and supply lists for classes.
  • Evaluate classes for effectiveness and make changes as needed or requested.
  • Maintain supplies and equipment required for class.
  • Ensure a safe, constructive teaching environment.
  • Remain current in training and education required to effectively teach class in area of expertise.
  • Interact with the public in a polite, understanding and tactful manner.
  • Play an active role in the future growth of the preschool education program.
  • Maintain an environment of teamwork with other teachers.
  • Attend required staff training and other meetings.
  • Ability to take initiative, make sound decisions, and trouble shoot problematic situations in an independent manner.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



Any combination equivalent to two (2) years of college level course work in education or comparable experience working with children. Minimum one (1) year experience teaching preschool classes.



  • Must be at least 19 years of age.
  • Valid Washington State driver’s license.
  • Current First Aid, Child CPR and Adult CPR cards required.
  • Responsible for own transportation to and from various job sites.
  • Ability to successfully pass a background check.


TO APPLY:  Please complete a required City of Federal Way application form and attach resume and cover letter.  Applications are available at City Hall, 33325 8th Avenue South, Federal Way, WA 98003, on our website at www.cityoffederalway.com, or by calling 253-835-2530. Successful candidates for the position will be subject to a background check pursuant to RCW 43.43.832.


The City of Federal way is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workplace. Applicants may request a copy of the City’s EEOP Utilization Report by contacting Human Resources at 253-835-2531. Any person requiring ADA accommodation should advise the City of the need. For telecommunications relay service for voice and text telephones call 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388/TTY or 1-800-833-6384/voice.