Summer Arts & Learning Academy
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Teaching Artists

The Summer Arts & Learning Academy (SALA) teaching artist is the heart and soul of the academies. Teaching artists are paired with a grade level teacher for the entire six weeks (Mon–Thurs) of the program. These pairs are responsible for delivering engaging, meaningful, and joyful instruction both in and through the arts. Artists will be paired with a classroom teacher 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. In addition, all teaching artists are expected to lead a SQUAD session each morning, in partnership with their teacher. Teaching Artists have the option of teaching a half day (8:30 am-2:00 pm daily), or a full day (8:30 am-3:30 pm daily).

We are planning for SALA to be fully in person this summer but are taking all necessary steps to ensure it is a safe program in line with CDC guidelines.

Classroom Teachers

The Summer Arts & Learning Academy (SALA) Grade Level teacher is key to ensuring rigorous and meaningful learning in both literacy and math at SALA sites. Grade level teachers will be paired with a highly skilled teaching artist 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. In addition, all teachers are expected to lead a SQUAD session each morning, in partnership with their artist. Teachers have the option of teaching a half day (8:30 am-2:00 pm daily), or a full day (8:30 am-3:30 pm daily).

We are planning for SALA to be fully in person this summer but are taking all necessary steps to ensure it is a safe program in line with CDC guidelines.

Physical Education Coach

Young Audiences is seeking enthusiastic, hardworking teachers to serve as part-time P.E. Coaches for its Summer Arts & Learning Academy operated in partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools. 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.

We are planning for SALA to be fully in person this summer but are taking all necessary steps to ensure it is a safe program in line with CDC guidelines.

Physical Education Assistant Coach

Young Audiences is seeking enthusiastic, hardworking teachers to serve as paid, physical education assistant coaches for its Summer Arts & Learning Academy operated in partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools. This job is a key component of the success of the Academy, and assistant 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.

We are planning for SALA to be fully in person this summer but are taking all necessary steps to ensure it is a safe program in line with CDC guidelines.

Administrative Intern

The Summer Arts & Learning Academy (SALA) Administrative Intern plays a vital role in ensuring SALA is designed and implemented to the highest standards ensuring as many students as possible can benefit from the program, reducing summer slide, and providing life-changing opportunities through the arts! The intern will serve on the program management team alongside the Chief and Assistant Director of Arts & Learning Academies, and other key YA Staff managing specific elements of the program. Protecting the health and safety of YA’s environment, workspaces, employees, partners, and the broader community during the evolving coronavirus pandemic is of utmost importance to Young Audiences. Remote work is standard; however, interns should be comfortable with making occasional trips to the office when needed adhering to Young Audiences COVID guidelines.

We are planning for SALA to be fully in person this summer but are taking all necessary steps to ensure it is a safe program in line with CDC guidelines.

Student Support Specialist

The Summer Arts and Learning Academy Student Support Specialist works side by side with the Summer Arts and 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.)

We are planning for SALA to be fully in person this summer but are taking all necessary steps to ensure it is a safe program in line with CDC guidelines.

Office Manager

The Summer Arts and 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 25 hours making phone calls to SALA Student Families to accept and confirm students for the program.

We are planning for SALA to be fully in person this summer but are taking all necessary steps to ensure it is a safe program in line with CDC guidelines.

Paraprofessional

The SALA para is key to ensuring all students receive the support necessary to thrive in a unique and creative learning environment. Para educators are required to work hand in hand with SALA staff to support students with IEPs within the Summer Arts and 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.

We are planning for SALA to be fully in person this summer but are taking all necessary steps to ensure it is a safe program in line with CDC guidelines.

Young Audiences/Arts for Learning 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.