Dance, Drama, Theater, Oh My!! We need Performing Arts Specialists. Are you talented, passionate and have experience in the arts? Do you want to help NYC’s kids?
Arts Specialists organize, lead, and promote interest in activities such as theater, chorus, dance, music, chess, arts and crafts. Art Specialists utilize and adapt the New York State Arts Learning Standards in order to create an engaging and awarding activity that encourages participation in SASF programs. Arts Specialists are responsible for creating lessons, projects and objectives that meet the individual students’ needs. He/she fosters an atmosphere of fun and learning and serves as a role model to youth, always conducting him/herself in the utmost professional manner and maintaining appropriate boundaries.
Essential Job Functions:
- Organize, lead, and promote interest in Art activities such as theater, chorus, dance, and hobbies, performance groups, and direct their rehearsals
- Lead progressive development of the students skills, leading to a final project
- Provide support during academic/homework hour
- Promotes positive character development in all youth
Visual Arts Activity Specialists facilitate learning, organize arts based field trips, and may partner with the community on service based projects. He/she fosters an atmosphere of fun and learning and serves as a role model to youth always conducting him/herself in the utmost professional manner and maintaining appropriate boundaries. They are also responsible for maintaining target number of participants in each class (10-15). They are responsible for creating lessons, activities, and objectives that meet the individual students’ needs and support the SASF Visual Arts Curriculum.
The activity specialists attend monthly Professional Development workshops during the school year. These workshops provide quality arts education development: to ensure age-appropriate standards-based arts are offered at each of the Champion sites; to guide specialists in fulfilling curriculum requirements; provide opportunities for growth through instructional strategies and classroom management skills.
Visual Arts Specialists must demonstrate knowledge and experience in a wide variety of art materials and techniques, as well as demonstrate the ability to teach youth through developmentally appropriate art making. Activity specialists are responsible for sequential lesson planning based on the SASF Curriculum, classroom preparation for art activities, teaching and holding students to established standards, and adapting the New York State Arts Learning Standards in order to create an engaging and rewarding activity that encourages participation in SASF programs.
- Prepare and teach sequential skill-building lesson plans based on SASF Visual Arts Curriculum and Units
- Define objectives for all lessons and clearly communicate objectives to students
- Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet the students’ varying needs, interests, and developmental levels
- Prepare art materials and classrooms for art making activities
- Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among the students for whom they are responsible
- Explain principles, techniques, and safety procedures to students, and demonstrate proper handling of art materials, tools, and equipment, including cleanup
- Assist with coordinating and facilitating student trips to Museums
- Help students observe, discuss, and write about their art
- Promote positive character development in all youth
- Organize and promote interest in the Visual Arts at the school site level
- Attend Visual Arts Workshop training sessions, participate, and take notes
- Help plan and set-up all aspects of art shows (as applicable)
- Contribute content for website for the arts
- SASF Specialists are expected to provide homework support during Academic hour
- Site Director, Students
- High school diploma
- Must be knowledgeable and skilled in Academics and Arts programs and have prior experience successfully teaching and instructing youth in Academics and Arts
- Minimum of two years of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required
- Must have passion for SASF’s mission and demonstrated interest in the field of education and youth development
- During the school year After-School hours can span from 2:30pm-6:50pm, with most programs running from 3pm-6pm the candidate should be able to work late afternoons and/or evenings during the school year
- Certifications and credentials in respective skill-based activity highly preferred
- Candidates who are qualified to lead instruction in more than one activity preferred as well
- Must pass pre-employment background investigation including but not limited to employment history and criminal background check
SASF is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer
Disclaimer: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.
MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED
HOW TO APPLY
Go to the following link and apply for the specific position you are interested in:
- Performing Arts Specialist
- Visual Arts Specialist