Early Childhood Research Assistant for The Music and Literacy Promotion Project

Job Type

Part Time


Minimum: $15
Maximum: $15



Start Date


Application Deadline



200 Continental Drive
Suite 401, PMB 646
United States


* 4 research assistants are requested to help with a nonprofit (Padma Sherni Inc.) which

is working on a pilot early childhood research study. (After receiving a small grant from the Pollination Project and The Walmart Foundation: Funding for the organization is raised through private donations.)

* The research assistants are needed for project activities: October, November, December 2018 for

approximately 5 hours a week at $15 hour for approximately 7 weeks, includes 1 week of training

for Human Subjects protection and:

Also: Attend/Review a presentation about Padma Sherni Inc., Research Project Background,

Complete IRB/CITI training as needed., learn about the literacy assessment tool and practice role-play with another hired research assistant that you will be matched with.

Project description,

A pilot music exposure, art, free play, and shared reading program for children ages 3 to 5 years of age

and a baseline literacy assessment (Get Ready to Read assessment):

After sign up and informed consent: the project activities include:

20 minutes of children's music playing on cd player, free play (with toy musical instruments and blocks

and puzzles), crayons + coloring pages,

20 minutes of literacy assessment while free play continues

20 minutes: group story time: Stories from Songbook and then "The Very Hungry Caterpillar".

Program participant eligibility is

1) Parental permission/informed consent of an adult at least 18 years of age or older

2) Child's Age 3 to 5 years old

Participant Compensation

2) music CD with illustrated songbook

 * Research Assistant Qualifications:

  • Age 18 years of age or older
  • Organized
  • Personable and motivated attitude
  • Access to phone and online meeting capabilities (for example: skype)
  • Past work experience with student organizations or non-profits especially for fundraising is a plus
  • Past work experience in education, nursing, behavioral health, or public health is a plus
  • Education: Bachelors degree in the field of child development, early education, public health, public policy, or nursing or related field.

Please email your interest with cover letter, resume, and 2 references to

Pialee Roy at padmasherni@gmail.com by October 12th, 2018.

Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity Policy:

Padma Sherni Inc. is a nonprofit organization committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants.

Padma Sherni Inc. does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, pregnancy, or citizenship status in any of its activities or operations, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

An applicant, employee, or volunteer may request a reasonable accommodation at any time, orally or in writing by emailing padmasherni@gmail.com or by calling Pialee Roy at 302-540-3870.

Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply


Please email your interest with cover letter, resume, and 2 references to Pialee Roy at

padmasherni@gmail.com by October 12, 2018.