Young Audiences/Arts for Learning, founded in Baltimore in 1950, is the country’s foremost arts-in-education non-profit organization. The Maryland chapter of Young Audiences (YA) provides more than 9,000 arts education opportunities to nearly 200,000 students, artists, and educators throughout the state each year. The staff, board, and teaching artists of YA are passionate about generating opportunities for all students to imagine, create and realize their full potential through the arts.
The Arts Integration and Professional Development Specialist partners with artists, teachers and community organizations to meet their needs for arts integrated programming and professional development services. This is a full-time position which reports to the Program Director. Pay will be commensurate with experience and we offer a competitive benefits package.
This job is a key role in the organization and to perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
• A passion for the arts in schools, arts integration and the role of teaching artists/community artists in education.
• 5-10 years as a teacher and/or administrator in the public school system, Maryland and current certification preferred.
• Three-five years of experience planning, implementing and evaluating arts integrated lessons as well as helping others plan, pilot and assess their own arts and arts integrated lessons.
• Demonstrated ability in observing teachers and/or artists and providing constructive feedback.
• Knowledge of the College and Career Readiness (Common Core) Standards and MSDE's Teacher Professional Development Standards. Experience in project management, including data and budget tracking.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Powerpoint).
Primary Duties and Responsibilities Include:
Professional Development for Educators
•Manage specific Professional Development programs including program design, ensuring quality and
school relationship management.
•Deliver Professional Development as needed.
•Work with the Education Director and Program Director and the program team to double the number of
Professional Development programs, impact and earned revenue.
•Collaborate with program department to help schedule, contract and invoice Professional Development
•Work with Education Director and teaching artists to develop and coach artists developing newProfessional Development programs when needed.
District Level Arts Integration Partnership
•Serve as an on-site Arts Integration facilitator for select YA partner schools.
•Substitute for other Arts Integration facilitators or teaching artists as needed.
•Assist Education Director to insuring quality for the arts integrated lesson planning process, and implementation.
•Design and deliver Professional Development for partner schools when needed.
•Develop and manage a procedure for addressing artist/program quality issues and provide Teaching Artist’s the support they need.
Teaching Artist Institute
•Serve as curriculum specialist, coach for Teaching Artist Institute seminar.
•Support Education Director with Teaching Artist Institute seminar project management.
•Manage Teaching Artist approval for Maryland State Arts Council and Young Audiences roster.
Arts Integrations Resource for Program Department
• Serve as an Arts Integration resource for program staff and their school partners
• Technical assistance in planning arts integrated residencies
• Attend orientation and planning meetings with program staff to facilitate arts integrated planning
To Apply:Email cover letter, resume, and answers to below 3 questions to Office and Volunteer Manager, Katie Keddell at [email protected] on or before August 21, 2014.
1. Please describe a time you needed to give constructive feedback to a teacher and how you accomplished this?
2. What was the most effective arts integrated lesson you have ever taught?
3. Leading professional development in schools can be a challenging task with the demands on teacher’s time and energy, given the pressures placed on them each day. In your opinion, how do you structure professional development to maximize its effectiveness while engaging the participants?