Young Audiences is using its highly successful Summer Arts & Learning Academy model to transform after school programming. Using a co-teaching model, the After School Arts & Learning Academy (ASALA) 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 94-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, from November 8, 2021 – May 19, 2022.

Job Opportunities

Site Directors

The After School Arts & Learning Academy (ASALA) Site Director promotes and supports the overall vision and mission of ASALA. 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.

Classroom Teachers

The After School Arts & Learning Academy (ASALA) grade level Classroom Teacher is key to ensuring rigorous and meaningful learning in both literacy and math at ASALA 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.

Teaching Artists

The After School Arts & Learning Academy (ASALA) Teaching Artist is the heart and soul of the academies. 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.

Student Support Specialist

The After School Arts & Learning Academy (ASALA) Student Support Specialist works side by side with ASALA Site and Program 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 program. The specialist is required to facilitate one on one, and group conflict resolution sessions and provide in-classroom support when needed.

Site Support

The After School Arts & Learning Academy (ASALA) 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.