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).

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.

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.

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.

Instructional Coaches

The Summer Arts for Learning Academy (SALA) Instructional Coach is 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 be paired (one Artist/one Teacher) to support two SALA sites. The pairs will create a schedule of visiting their two sites together and supporting staff in planning, co-teaching, and reflecting on their work.

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.

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.

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.)

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.