Arts for Learning After School Jobs
Arts for Learning Maryland (formerly Young Audiences of Maryland) is using its highly successful Summer Arts for Learning Academy model to transform after school programming. Using a co-teaching model, the Arts for Learning After School program pairs a classroom teacher and a professional teaching artist to deliver arts-integrated math and literacy lessons to elementary and middle-grade students in select schools throughout Baltimore City.
This 68 day in-person program will be operated across 6 Baltimore City Public Schools sites and is scheduled to run for 3 hours per day, Monday through Thursday. The program's Start date is January 10, 2022 and will end on June 2, 2022.
The Arts for Learning After School grade level Classroom Teacher is key to ensuring rigorous and meaningful learning in both literacy and math at program sites. Grade level teachers will be paired with a highly skilled teaching artist to provide arts-integrated instruction daily. Artist/teacher pairs are required to co-plan lessons together. All teachers, regardless of their assigned grade level are expected to begin each day leading a SQUAD session that focuses on Social and Emotional Learning and Community Building.
The Arts for Learning After School Teaching Artist is the heart and soul of the program. Teaching artists are paired with a grade level classroom teacher for the entire program. These pairs are responsible for delivering engaging, meaningful, and joyful instruction both in and through the arts. Teaching artists are also required to lead a small group of students daily for SQUADS, and may be needed to assist with recess. Teaching artists will also teach a class in their art form each program day.
The Arts for Learning After School Site Director promotes and supports the overall vision and mission of the program. The Site Director is expected to be responsible for all aspects of the program and its operations and to provide leadership and oversight of the site which includes, but is not limited to, overseeing student engagement and achievement, daily attendance, climate and culture, scheduling, building and staff supervision, all COVID protocols and emergency procedures.
Student Support Specialist
The Arts for Learning After School Student Support Specialist works side by side with Site and Program Directors to create and foster a positive, safe, and productive learning environment for all students and staff at their site. The Student Support Specialist is a key member in developing the student support plan for the site, and will effectively oversee this plan throughout the program. The specialist is required to facilitate one-on-one and group conflict resolution sessions and provide in-classroom support when needed.
The Arts for Learning After School Site Support position is pivotal to the success of the program. Site Support will be assigned a site and will be responsible for all subbing needs at that site. On days that a sub is not needed, the site support will look for other ways to ensure that the site runs smoothly. This could include supporting staff, working with the directors, planning family involvement events, etc. Site Support must be flexible as this position requires them to sub for both teachers and artists, as well as jump into new roles. Linked below is an overview of the classroom teacher role and teaching artist role for reference of what may be required of this position when subbing.