Teacher Curriculum Writer and Teaching Artist – Civics and Grassroots Leadership
Reporting to the Director of the Center for Arts Learning & Leadership, 92Y Teaching Artists are practicing professional artists and educators in a range of arts and humanities disciplines who are committed to helping students discover and nurture their intellectual and artistic passions. 92Y is one of New York City’s largest community arts education providers, creating dynamic programs, performances and talks for thousands of K-12 students and their teachers each year across the boroughs—and now nationwide through our digital-track offerings.
We are currently seeking educators with experience developing curriculum on and teaching social studies, history, and/or civics to join our team of Teaching Artists for 92Y’s Fall 2021 Young Leaders Series Season. In coordination with 92Y’s education staff, Teaching Artists will develop a middle school curriculum on grassroots activism that introduces students to models and outlets for their own activism and enables them to begin developing their own activist plans. The residencies will have as an anchor students’ study of – and a live meeting with – Urban Planner and Los Angeles City Council Member Nithya Raman.
We are recruiting Teaching Artists who are available to (1) develop curriculum on grassroots activism and (2) teach the curriculum to 92Y’s partnering schools in-person in NYC or virtually for classrooms nationwide enrolled in our digital-track program. Curriculum development will begin in August 2021. Weekly classes will take place between October and December 2021. 92Y produces a flexible curriculum for our Teaching Artists to use and make their own in bringing the material to life for students. Most residencies are six-weeks in length, with Teaching Artists meeting with each classroom once per week.
Please note that, in addition to your resume, a personalized cover letter is required for consideration.
- In coordination with 92Y staff, develop a middle school curriculum on grassroots activism that introduces students to models and outlets for their own activism and enables them to begin developing their own activist plans.
- Conduct a curriculum workshop at the start of the fall 2021 season for all social studies-track Teaching Artists in our fall 2021 cohort.
- Teach weekly classes for participating middle school classrooms—in-person at 92Y’s partnering NYC public schools and/or online for classrooms enrolled in our digital-track program.
- Attend in-person and/or virtual professional development workshops with 92Y.
- Collaborate with partnering classroom social studies teachers.
- Carry out administrative tasks, such as submission of written lesson plans, teaching schedules, payment forms, surveys, and questionnaires.
Education, Skills and Experience
- Required minimum: Bachelor’s Degree plus three years of curriculum development and teaching experience at the middle or high school level with a focus on social studies, history, or civics.
- Preferred educational requirements: Master of Science in Education in Middle Childhood Education and five years of curriculum development and teaching experience at the middle school level with a focus on social studies, history, or civics.
- Passionate about teaching and creating warm, nurturing, and inclusive learning environments.
- Strong oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills; ability to facilitate group decision-making; meticulous attention to detail; flexible.
- Experience developing curriculum.
- Applicants should be available to work on curriculum development from August-September 2021 and available to teach during regular school hours (8am-2:30pm ET) or after school (2:30pm-5pm ET) from October-December 2021.
- For individuals who will be teaching in-person in NYC schools, current proof of fingerprinting clearance through the NYC and NY State Department of Education is required for employment.
- Spanish language skills are a plus.
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