Ensures that CEI mission, values, guidelines, policies and procedures are implemented and maintained when working with peers, partner schoolteachers and students.Â
Develops original curriculum, including unit plans, as well as weekly lesson planning in support of prescribed learning objectives.Â
Supports students in learning and engaging in activities specific to the content area, exposing teens to a wide range of activities and concepts to meet measurable programmatic outcomes.
Expresses a concerted interest and enthusiasm in teaching, offering mentorship or guidance to teens and will also work with the program coordinator to support operational pieces such as team planning meetings and the residency schedule for the sites at which they teach.
Attends all planning and team meetings including weekly all-staff meetings, professional development workshops, regular planning meetings with partner teachers and other meetings required by the organization.
Additional paid hours are allotted for all the items listed above. Program meeting days/times are flexible, with some restrictions, so long as instructional hours are met.
Manages and tracks program activities such as class attendance, lesson plan and teaching efficacy and outcomes, student assessment surveys, and pertinent student demographics in collaboration with the program coordinator.
Maintains knowledge of current industry trends, technology and concepts.
Assists teachers with aspects of the academic program. Instructs and provides counseling to students.
Prepares lesson plans, course outlines, and assignments.
Performs other related work as needed.
Undergraduate degree at a four-year accredited university. BA or BFA in arts education, arts administration or a related field.
Prior experience in teaching within the arts education field for programs at the high school and/or middle school level as an educator with extensive experience working directly with students and teachers.
Familiarity with Chicagoâ™s South Side neighborhoods is highly desirable.
Technical Skills or Knowledge:
Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Suite.
Knowledge of student and teacher assessment tools
Considerable competence in the ability to understand, create and develop curriculum and associated lesson plans for arts teaching and learning.
Considerable interest in working with youth and supporting their interest in the arts as well as their overall development.
Work well both independently and as part of a team.
Demonstrated ability to develop and animate curriculum through the creation of unit and lesson plans.
Manage multiple projects and navigate shifting and competing priorities with patience and diplomacy both within and outside of the classroom.
Enthusiasm for working in a collaborative artistic environment with artists, educators, and youth.
Gainful communication skills, including the ability to effectively communicate with a variety of stakeholders (teen participants, parents, teachers and peers, etc.)
Cultural competence; celebrate diversity and inclusion.
Instruct for prolonged periods of time for programs that take place in a traditional classroom space.
Instruct for prolonged periods of time for programs that take place outside of a conventional classroom space.
Cover Letter (required)
One-page sample of a curriculum or lesson plan used in a previous teaching role (required)
Three References Contact Information (preferred)
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