Summer Arts for Learning Academy Jobs

2022 Job Opportunities

Teaching Artists

The Summer Arts for Learning Academy (SALA) Teaching Artist is the heart and soul of the Academy. Teaching Artists are paired with a grade level Classroom Teacher for the entire six weeks of the program (Monday–Thursday). These pairs are responsible for delivering engaging, meaningful, and joyful arts-integrated instruction both in and through the arts daily. Teacher/Artist pairs will co-plan and co-teach one class of arts-integrated math and one class of arts-integrated literacy to the same students each day. In addition, all Teaching Artists are expected to lead a SQUAD session each morning in partnership with their Teacher. On program days, Teaching Artists have the option of teaching a partial day (8:30 am–1:45 pm, Monday–Thursday) or a full day (8:30 am–3:30 pm, Monday–Thursday).

All Teaching Artist positions have been filled for SALA 2022.

Classroom Teachers

The Summer Arts for Learning Academy (SALA) grade level Classroom Teacher is key to ensuring rigorous and meaningful learning in both literacy and math at SALA sites. Classroom Teachers will be paired with a highly skilled Teaching Artist for the entire six-week program (Monday–Thursday) to provide arts-integrated instruction daily. Together, they will co-plan and co-teach one class of arts-integrated math and one class of arts-integrated literacy to the same students each day. All Teachers are expected to lead a daily morning SQUAD session in partnership with their Artist. On program days, Teachers have the option of teaching a partial day (8:30 am–1:45 pm, Monday–Thursday) or a full day (8:30 am–3:30 pm, Monday–Thursday). Full-day Teachers will help support afternoon Arts Explorations/Majors and Thursday SALAbrations.

All Classroom Teacher positions have been filled for SALA 2022.

ESOL Teachers

The Summer Arts for Learning Academy (SALA) ESOL Teacher is key to ensuring all ELL students receive a meaningful learning experience in a unique and creative learning environment. ESOL Teachers work hand in hand with SALA staff at their site to support ELL students within the Summer Arts for Learning Academy program. ESOL Teachers are expected to provide support both through one on one interactions with students and through full classroom support. ESOL Teachers are responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to students and will support educators in meeting goals for specific students. ESOL Teachers should have knowledge of and a sensitivity to the developmental stages and well-being of ELL students. In addition to serving specific students, ESOL Teachers are expected to support all ELL students regardless of whether or not they receive ESOL services during the school year.

All ESOL Teacher positions have been filled for SALA 2022.

Artist Apprentices

The Summer Arts for Learning Academy (SALA) Artist Apprentice role is a key component of the success of the Academy. Apprentices will have the opportunity to work alongside some of our state’s most experienced and accomplished professional Teaching Artists. Apprentices will be paired with a Teaching Artist and Teacher pair for a portion of the program day and will work closely with them to plan and implement lessons. Apprentices are expected to assist with class set-up and breakdown, assist students in learning through the art form, support with attendance, record keeping, and the coordination of student showcases and performances/exhibitions. Apprentices will also work with the Site Admin Team on SALAbrations throughout the program.

Please note: Arts for Learning Maryland is willing to work with students’ college career centers to help them earn college credit for their participation in SALA.

All Artist Apprentice positions have been filled for SALA 2022.

Instructional Coaches

The Summer Arts for Learning Academy (SALA) Instructional Coach is the key to ensuring rigorous and meaningful learning in both literacy and math at SALA sites. They are considered the “experts” in the building and are the first point of contact for content, collaborative planning, co-teaching, arts integration, lesson plans (how to write them, how to submit them, what we are looking for), classroom management, observations (in partnership with site leadership), and accommodations for students with special needs—with or without IEPs and/or 504’s. Instructional Coaches will support one SALA site each to support staff in planning, co-teaching, and reflecting on their work.

All Instructional Coach positions have been filled for SALA 2022.

Office Managers

The Summer Arts for Learning Academy (SALA) Office Manager is an essential member of the SALA staff and is responsible for ensuring the smooth operation of all administrative aspects of the site. The Office Manager is often the first person staff, parents, students, or visitors to the Academy will meet or see during the day, making a welcoming and friendly demeanor vital to the role. Office Managers are required to ensure that the site office is staffed at all times, site data is organized and entered into the appropriate databases, and site supplies are inventoried and accessible to Teachers and Teaching Artists throughout the program. Prior to the beginning of the program, Office Managers will spend 30 hours making phone calls to SALA Student Families to accept and confirm students for the program.

All Office Manager positions have been filled for SALA 2022.

Physical Education Coaches

The Summer Arts for Learning Academy (SALA) Physical Education Coach is a key component of the success of the Academy. P.E. Coaches are required to supervise and lead a series of structured recesses each day of the program. P.E. Coaches may be required to organize additional sports and physical education events on-site within and throughout the program.

Physical Education Assistant Coaches

The Summer Arts for Learning Academy (SALA) Physical Education Assistant Coach is a key component of the success of the Academy. Assistant P.E. Coaches will have the opportunity to work in a highly innovative and successful Summer program alongside some of our state’s most experienced and accomplished professional Teaching Artists and Teachers. Assistant Coaches are required to work closely with a City Schools Physical Education Teacher to design and implement a structured recess time promoting social-emotional learning, team-building, and creating community.

Site Directors

The Summer Arts for Learning Academy (SALA) Site Director works in partnership with other Site Directors to promote and support the overall vision and mission of the Summer Arts for Learning Academy. There are two Site Directors per site. Together, Summer Arts for Learning Academy Site Directors are responsible for all aspects of the program and its operations and provide leadership and oversight of the Summer school site which includes, but is not limited to, overseeing student achievement, daily attendance, climate and culture, scheduling, building and staff supervision, and emergency procedures.

All Site Director positions have been filled for SALA 2022.

Student Support Specialists

The Summer Arts for Learning Academy (SALA) Student Support Specialist works side by side with the Summer Arts for Learning Academy Site Directors to create and foster a positive, safe and productive learning environment for all students and staff at the 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 Summer. The position requires the staff member to facilitate one on one, and group conflict resolution sessions and provide in-classroom support when needed. The student support specialist is also required to provide supervision to students while not in classroom settings (during meal times etc.)

All Student Support Specialist positions have been filled for SALA 2022.

Lead Special Educator

The Summer Arts for Learning Academy (SALA) Lead Special Educator is key to ensuring rigorous and meaningful learning in both literacy and math at SALA sites. Lead Special Educators will provide push in and pull out support and services to students with IEPs and are responsible for both providing reasonable accommodations and carrying out IEP goals for specific students. In addition to serving specific students with IEPs, Lead Special Educators are expected to support all students with special needs regardless of IEP status and are required to provide coaching, support, and strategies to Teachers, Teaching Artists, Paraeducators, and Tutors in meeting the needs of all students. Additionally, Lead Special Educators will manage the team of Paraeducators at their site to ensure that they are in the best position to meet the needs of our students. Lead Special Educators will also manage their site’s tutoring program. Each student in the building receives two thirty-minute small group tutoring sessions per program week. The Lead Special Educator will work closely with the Tutors at their site to ensure the tutoring needs and sessions are being met.

All Lead Special Educator positions have been filled for SALA 2022.

Paraeducator

The Summer Arts for Learning Academy (SALA) Paraeducator is key to ensuring all students receive the support necessary to thrive in a unique and creative learning environment. Paras are required to work hand in hand with SALA staff to support students with IEPs within the Summer Arts for Learning Academy program. Paras are expected to provide support both through one on one interactions with students and through full classroom support. Paras are responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to students and will support Special Educators in meeting IEP goals for specific students. In addition to serving specific students, Paras are expected to support all students with special needs regardless of IEP status.

All Paraeducator positions have been filled for SALA 2022.

Tutor

The Summer Arts for Learning Academy (SALA) Tutor is key to ensuring all students receive the support necessary to thrive in a unique and creative learning environment. Tutors are required to work hand in hand with SALA staff to support students in their Literacy skills within the Summer Arts for Learning Academy program. Tutors are expected to provide daily 30 minute Literacy Tutoring Sessions to small groups of students. Tutors will work with the same small groups of students for the entire six-week program (Monday - Thursday) and will regularly communicate with Teachers, Teaching Artists, and Special Educators so that students' needs are being met through a cohesive team strategy. Tutors are responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to students and will support Special Educators in meeting IEP goals for specific students. In addition to serving specific students, Tutors are expected to support all students with special needs regardless of IEP status.

IEP Chair

The Summer Arts for Learning Academy (SALA) IEP Chair is key to ensuring that students in the SALA program are receiving the accommodations required per their Individualized Education Programs by working closely with the program’s Lead Special Educators. The IEP Chair ensures that SALA receives IEPs for all students that currently have them as well as 504 plans, if applicable. The IEP Chair works to ensure that a plan is in place for each student and that the school staff are aware of the accommodations each student requires. This position may require the IEP Chair to meet with students and their families prior to and during the SALA program to fully understand the needs of students and develop with families a partnership in education.

All IEP Chair positions have been filled for SALA 2022.

Data & Systems Intern

The Summer Arts for Learning Academy (SALA) Data & Systems Intern is an integral player in ensuring SALA is designed and implemented to the highest standards. This Intern will work to ensure that data is collected timely and utilized to its fullest capacity and that clear and transparent systems and processes are in place to ensure program fidelity. This Intern will serve on the Program Management Team alongside the Arts for Learning Maryland Data & Systems Manager and other key staff managing specific elements of the program, including pre-program communication with SALA students and families, database management and organization, and tracking and analyzing data. The Data & Systems Intern opportunity will extend from March 2022 through June 2022. Interns are expected to work 10-15 hours per week. Hours are flexible, though it is preferred that hours worked fall within 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday. There may also be an opportunity to extend the Internship through July and August 2022 for an additional stipend.

The Data & Systems Intern position has been filled for SALA 2022.

Arts for Learning Maryland (formerly Young Audiences of Maryland) is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to cultivating a diverse workforce and equitable workplace. We encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, veteran status, and disability. All qualified applications will be given equal opportunity.