Summer Arts for Learning Academy | Job Opportunities
2023 Job Opportunities
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 may 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).
The 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.
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.
The 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 2023.
Arts for Learning Maryland (formerly Young Audiences of Maryland) is seeking enthusiastic, hardworking Artists/Teachers to serve as Artist Apprentices for its Summer Arts for Learning Academy, operated in partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools. This 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.
Arts Integration Coach
The SALA Arts Integration Coach is the key to ensuring rigorous and meaningful learning in both literacy and math at SALA sites. They are considered the “arts integration specialists” 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), building classroom community, and conducting observations (in partnership with the rest of the Site Admin Team). Arts Integration Coaches will be placed at one SALA site each to support staff in planning, co-teaching, and reflecting on their work.
All Arts Integration Coach positions have been filled for SALA 2023.
Physical Education Teacher
The Physical Education Teacher is a key component of the success of the Academy. P.E. Teachers are required to supervise and lead a series of structured recesses each day of the program. P.E. Teachers may be required to organize additional sports and physical education events on-site within and throughout the program.
Physical Education Assistant Teacher
The Physical Education Assistant Teacher job is a key component of the success of the Academy. Assistant P.E. Teachers 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 Teachers 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 and engage 3rd-6th grade students in an afternoon enrichment block focused on a specific sport.
The Summer Arts for Learning Academy 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 2023.
Student Support Specialists
The Summer Arts for Learning Academy 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 2023.
One to One Support
The SALA One-to-One Support is a specially trained paraprofessional which assists in meeting a student’s needs which result from the student’s different abilities, and in order to enable the student to be involved in and thrive in the entirety of our program. A one-to-one aide can provide support to a student in many ways. Schools typically assign a one-to-one aide for purposes such as community building, instructional support, assisting with activities of daily living, and/or fostering and developing a student’s social skills. For example, an aide might help a student with using the bathroom, mobility issues, specialized communication, or staying on task. We believe educators are able to build stronger relationships with students when they are able to give them the personalized attention they need. Plus, one-on-one learning allows students time to process away from the class; for example, students can take their time and ask questions without being interrupted by classmates.
The 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.
Lead Special Educator
The SALA Lead Special Educator is key to ensuring rigorous and meaningful learning in both literacy and math at SALA sites to all students. 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 2023.
The SALA Site Support position is pivotal to the success of the program. Site Support will be assigned to a school 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 in the afternoon, working with the directors, planning SALABrations, and more. Site Support must be flexible as this position requires them to sub for both Teachers and Teaching Artists, as well as jump into new roles.
All Site Support positions have been filled for SALA 2023.
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.