CHECK OUT THE FOLLOWING OPEN POSITIONS AT TAPA!
TAPA parents/siblings/alumni will be given priority to be hired for these positions.
Padres/hermanos/ex-alumnos de TAPA tendrán prioridad para ser contratados para estas posiciones.

We are seeking a Teacher’s Assistant to provide in-class and pull-out support and assistance for both individual students and small groups. The TA will know the goals for specific students, and will ensure progress is being made towards these goals. Additionally, they will help provide space for alternate testing locations, and supervise students utilizing extended time.

TAPA’s anti-oppression creative community is enriched by the cultural, religious, racial, ethnic, and linguistic diversity of our neurodiverse families, students, and employees. Demographically, nearly all members of the TAPA student body are people of color, predominantly Latinx, with many students speaking both English and Spanish in their homes. A significant portion of TAPA’s student body identifies as members of the LGBTQ+ community. It is an organizational priority for TAPA to hire staff members who have cultural commonalities with our students and families. 

Job Requirements
  • Experience working with students with unique needs.
  • Proven interest and/or involvement in the Arts 
  • Evidence of cultural competence and inclusiveness
  • Knowledge of utilizing a student-centered approach to teaching and learning 
  • Sensitivity to and understanding of diverse perspectives that students and staff bring to their work, including those of academic, socioeconomic, culture, race and ethnicity, ability, gender, sexuality, and intersectional identities
  • A commitment to, and understanding of, Urban Education 

Preferred Qualifications
  • Proficiency in conversational Spanish.
  • At least one year's experience working in an urban school environment and/or a lived experience of being educated through an urban schooling environment.
  • Experience in or demonstrated understanding of social justice education and/or initiatives, and/or inclusion, diversity, and/or intercultural training.
  • Understanding of Culturally Responsive Teaching and Restorative Justice approaches to school and classroom teaching and learning 
  • Knowledge of using Chromebooks in a 1:1 educational setting
  • Participation in the Rhode Island Arts community.

To apply, visit SchoolSpring or send your application (cover letter, resume, and references) to Ms.R-H@TAPAprovidence.org
We are seeking a bilingual (English/Spanish) Front Desk Receptionist, to work from 8:00am - 4:00pm, Monday through Friday. The Receptionist performs a variety of clerical and support work and is responsible for all individuals who enter the school building. The Receptionist works with staff, students, and parents, and must be fluent in both Spanish and English.

TAPA’s anti-oppression creative community is enriched by the cultural, religious, racial, ethnic, and linguistic diversity of our neurodiverse families, students, and employees. Nearly all members of the TAPA student body are people of color, and a significant portion of TAPA’s student body identifies as LGBTQ+. It is an organizational priority for TAPA to hire staff members who have cultural commonalities with our students and families.

Core Job Functions
  • Encourage feelings of ease and confidence in students and parents and be positive and welcoming when dealing with students, teachers, and parents.
  • Buzz in all legitimate visitors to the school, or refuse visitors who are not there on school business. As needed, direct guests to the appropriate party in the school, provide information and/or call students for meetings or pick-up by parents.
  • Answer phones, screen incoming calls, provide information to callers, route calls to the correct party, take messages, and retrieve messages from voicemail.
  • Sort, classify, and distribute incoming mail.
  • Handle confidential information with complete security.
  • Assisting with verbal and written English/Spanish translation as needed.
  • Perform a variety of daily office tasks: supervising students in the main lobby who may be awaiting pickup; accepting and signing for deliveries; acting as liaison for building volunteers.
  • Track all donations to TAPA, and send out timely and personalized Thank You letters.
  • Assisting other office personnel when needed for special assignments, and assisting teachers in preparing instructional materials as appropriate.
  • NOTE: Only candidates who are bilingual (English/Spanish) will be considered for this position. Please note bilingualism in your submitted cover letter or resume.

Preferred Qualifications
  • At least one year's experience working in an urban school environment and/or a lived experience of being educated through an urban schooling environment.
  • A Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Experience in or demonstrated understanding of social justice education and/or initiatives, and/or inclusion, diversity, and/or intercultural training.
  • Sensitivity to and understanding of diverse perspectives that students and staff bring to their work, including those of academic, socioeconomic, culture, race and ethnicity, ability, gender, sexuality, and intersectional identities.
  • Participation in, or knowledge of the local and/or national Arts community.

To apply, visit SchoolSpring or send your application (cover letter, resume, and references) to Ms.R-H@TAPAprovidence.org