Job Title: African Folklore Stories & Song – Lead Teacher
Classification: Part-Time, Non-Exempt
Reports to: Site Director
Location: 600 N Patterson Park Ave, Baltimore, MD 21205
Dates: OCT 15 2018-JUNE 19 2019
Schedule: Mondays-Thursdays 3:10-5:10pm
Creative Alliance provide African Folklore Stories & Song enrichment to students in K-1st grade at Tench Tilghman Elementary/Middle School as part of our Creative Alliance After School Program. Students learn African folkloric stories and values through repetition of words and pages from reading and singing words together from books including Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears: A West African Tale; Who’s in Rabbit’s House?; Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky; Head, Body, Legs: A Story from Liberia; and Why The Sky Is Far Away: A Nigerian Folktale. Students are encouraged to think about the similarities and differences between these stories and other stories they may know Students will also learn the importance of being honest, fair, cooperating and of determination. Song and stories will support student’s understanding of rhythm and construction of language.
Lead teacher plans daily activities that lead to a culminating performance. They lead instruction during enrichment hour (4:10-5:10PM) for up to 20 students in K-1st grade. Instructor’s supervisor is Education Director and monitored by Site Director. Program is Mondays thru Thursdays from October 15, 2018 to June 19 2019 which includes 2 semesters with K-1st grade groups and two public showcases at Creative Alliance. Enrichment instructor is hired at 2 hours a day at $30/hr to arrive on site by 3:10 for set up, planning, instruction, journal and clean up. Additional hours may include: Program Orientation, Professional Development, Youth rehearsals and Finales and quarterly evaluations.
- All staff are expected to be actively engaged with students during program and represent Creative Alliance
- Supervise and conduct enrichment classes that are age-appropriate and lead up to public performance during Winter Finale on Dec 19 and Spring Finale in mid-June 2019.
- Submit interdisciplinary and youth development lesson plans
- Teach hands-on projects based on instructor's expertise and experiences
- Conduct student assessments for enrichment quarterly with support of supervisor
- Submit daily Teacher Journals
- Attend Family League professional development trainings
- Follow school’s behavior & safety protocols
- Supervise and delegate tasks to program assistants
- Report all concerns regarding youth performance and write student incident reports
- Follow Positive Behavior Incentive System (PBIS)
- Request supplies to Site Coordinator
- Return and re-organize supplies
- Maintain a welcoming, orderly and sanitary classroom
- Submit timesheets online payroll system
- Other duties as needed by CA Education Department
- Passion for youth, arts and education
- Ability to develop and maintain healthy relationships with students, teachers and partners
- Two years+ experience working with K-1st grade school students
- Enthusiasm for Creative Alliance’s mission and programs
NOTE: This job description is not intended to be comprehensive. Employee may perform other related functions to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.
To apply: Email resume, letter of interest with grade level(s), and two references by September 8 by 6PM to Education Director, Maria Gabriela Aldana at [email protected]
Please note: Hire notifications are determined via email by October 5 2018. Mandatory Teacher Orientation October 8.