Summer Arts & Learning Academy
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Classroom Teachers

The 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. Teachers teaching in Grades 3-5 will team teach with their teaching artist partner either two 90-minute blocks of arts-integrated literacy or two 90-minute classes of arts-integrated math each day. Artist/teacher pairs co-plan and co-teach each lesson together. Teachers teaching in Grades K-2 will team teach one 90-minute class of arts-integrated math and one 90-minute class of arts-integrated literacy to the same students each day. All teachers, regardless of grade, will lead a morning meeting or CREW session each morning. Teachers have the option of teaching a half day (8:30 am-1:30 pm daily), or a full day (8:30 am-3:30 pm daily).

Teaching Artists

The SALA Teaching Artist is the heart and soul of the Academy. Teaching Artists are paired with a Grade Level teacher for the entire five weeks of the program. These pairs are responsible for delivering engaging, meaningful, and joyful instruction both in and through the arts. Artists teaching in Grades 3-5 will team-teach with their teacher partner either two 90-minute blocks of arts-integrated literacy or two 90-minute classes of arts-integrated math each day. Artist/teacher pairs co-plan and co-teach each lesson together. Teaching Artists teaching in Grades K-2 will team-teach one 90-minute class of arts-integrated math and one 90-minute class of arts-integrated literacy to the same students each day. Teaching artists will also lead a small group of students daily for a morning meeting period and may be needed to assist when required with recess periods. In the afternoon, the teaching artist will teach a class in their art form with the assistance of a teaching artist apprentice.

Artist Apprentice Interns

Young Audiences is seeking enthusiastic, hardworking artists/teachers to serve as artist apprentice interns for its Summer Arts & Learning Academy, operated in partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools. This role is a key component of the success of the Academy, and 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 for the entirety of the program and will work closely with them to plan and implement lessons. While full-day apprentices will support with both math- and literacy-based, arts-integrated lessons in the morning AND arts classes in the afternoon, half-day apprentices will only support during the afternoon arts classes. Apprentices will assist with class set-up and breakdown, assist students in learning through the art form, and support with attendance, record keeping, and the coordination of student showcases and performances/exhibitions throughout the city. Apprentices will also accompany students, teaching artists, and staff on field trips throughout the program.

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

Physical Education Interns

Young Audiences is seeking enthusiastic, hardworking teachers to serve as paid, physical education interns 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 interns 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. Interns will 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. In the afternoon interns will, under the supervision of a certified physical education teacher, lead 80-minute classes teaching a variety of sports and physical activities. In the morning, interns will be placed in an academic classroom with a teacher/teaching artist team and will support arts-integrated literacy and/or math instruction by working with the teaching team to incorporate movement and physical activity into the lessons where appropriate. Interns will also accompany students, teaching artists, and staff on field trips throughout the program.

Site Director

The Summer Arts Academy site director works side-by-side with the Summer Arts & Learning Academy director of operations and promotes and supports the overall vision and mission of the Summer Arts & Learning Academy. The Summer Arts Academy site director is ultimately responsible for all aspects of the program and its operations and provides 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.

Director of Operations

The Summer Arts & Learning Academy director of operations is one-half of the site leadership team and works side-by-side with the Summer Arts Academy site director to promote and support the overall vision and mission of the Summer Arts & Learning Academy.  Young Audiences believes in establishing a co-director relationship between the site director and the director of operations at each site, believing that shared responsibility for leadership allows the directors to focus on their personal strengths in making decisions for the program. The director of operations is primarily responsible for the day-to-day operations of the site, specifically overseeing student achievement, daily attendance, data collection and reporting, climate and culture, scheduling, building and staff supervision, and emergency procedures.

Office Manager

The Summer Arts & 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 that 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. Their primary responsibility is 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.

Student Support Specialist

The Summer Arts & Learning Academy student support coordinator works side-by-side with the Summer Arts & Learning Academy 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 coordinator is a key member in developing the student support plan for the site and will effectively oversee this plan throughout the summer. The coordinator will facilitate one-on-one and group conflict resolution sessions and provide in-classroom support when needed. The student support coordinator will also provide supervision to students while not in classroom settings (during meal times, etc.)

PE Teacher

Young Audiences is seeking enthusiastic, hardworking teachers to serve as part-time P.E teachers for its Summer Arts & Learning Academy operated in partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools. P.E teachers will supervise and lead a series of structured recesses and one 90-minute class teaching a variety of sports and physical activities each day of the program. Athletics teachers may also organize additional sports and physical education events on-site within the program.

Community Engagement Intern

The Community Engagement Intern is crucial to helping YA achieve its goals around family/community engagement and student attendance. The intern will gain knowledge in daily procedures within a summer learning setting and support student achievement, daily attendance, climate and culture, and class scheduling. Interns will have the opportunity to lead various aspects of engaging and partnering with families, including planning family workshop nights and the culminating event. The intern will collaborate with all site-based staff, including teachers, teaching artists, teaching artist assistants, and all contract staff. This intern will gain experience working with different stakeholders, including district-level administration over the Office of Extended Learning, Office of Fine Arts, food and nutrition, transportation, student support and safety, and communications. This position might be combined with the On-site Administrative Intern position depending on staff needs.

On-site Administrative Intern

YA is seeking enthusiastic applicants to work closely with the site directors as they support the operations of a Summer Arts & Learning Academy site. This intern will gain knowledge in school administration and daily procedures within a summer learning setting and support student achievement, daily attendance, climate and culture, and class scheduling. The intern will collaborate with all site-based staff, including teachers, teaching artists, teaching artist assistants, and all contract staff. This intern will gain experience working with different stakeholders, including district-level administration over the Office of Extended Learning, Office of Fine Arts, food and nutrition, transportation, student support and safety, and communications. Interns will also accompany students, teaching artists, and staff on field trips throughout the program. This position might be combined with the Community Engagement Intern position depending on staff needs.

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.