Summer LIT!

(Formerly SummerREADS)

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Application Deadline Extended to Wednesday, May 12th!

Site-Based Staff
Teachers

The Summer LIT! Teacher is key to ensuring meaningful learning and engagement in literacy at the Summer LIT! sites. Teachers lead their own classroom of 20 students in either grades K-2 OR 3-5 each day in collaboration with a paraprofessional, creating a positive culture and learning environment for their students. Responsibilities and expectations include leading daily morning meetings, teaching arts integrated book lessons, co-teaching arts-integrated literacy workshops with Young Audiences teaching artists (dancers, actors, and musicians!) and assisting weekly guest workshops with several partners (National Aquarium, MD SPCA, etc.). Teachers will also be asked to support with monitoring daily breakfast and lunch during the program.

We are planning for Summer LIT! 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.

Paraprofessionals

The Summer LIT! paraprofessional is key to ensuring all students receive the support necessary to thrive in a unique and creative learning environment. Para educators will each be paired with a classroom teacher to support either a grades K-2 OR 3-5 classroom. Working hand in hand with their Summer LIT! classroom teacher, paras will 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 classroom teachers 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 Summer LIT! 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.

Site Directors

The Summer LIT! Site Director works side by side with the Summer LIT! Program Manager to promote and support the overall vision and mission of Summer LIT!. The Summer LIT! Site Director is responsible for providing leadership and oversight of one of the program’s school sites, including all aspects of the program and its operations. These aspects include overseeing student achievement, daily attendance, climate and culture, scheduling, building and staff supervision, and emergency procedures.

We are planning for Summer LIT! 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.

Athletics Teachers

The Summer LIT! Athletics Teacher works with students, teachers, librarians, and program managers to promote and support a safe, fun environment during times of recess. The Summer LIT! Athletics Teacher is responsible for creating an organized recess that fosters a safe environment focusing on activities that engage students and adults in team-building exercises, active play, and inclusivity. Athletics Teachers will also assist program staff during transitions to and from other Summer LIT! activities immediately before and after the recess block.

We are planning for Summer LIT! 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 Staff
Program Manager

The Summer LIT! Program Manager is an integral player in ensuring Summer LIT! is designed and implemented to the highest standards ensuring as many students as possible can benefit from the program. The manager will serve on the program management team alongside the Education Director of Statewide Initiatives, Program Director, and other key Young Audiences staff managing specific elements of the program. This is a temporary full-time position beginning after April 1, 2021, and ending no later than August 31, 2021. This will be a hybrid remote position.

We are planning for Summer LIT! 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.

Associate

The Summer LIT! Associate will assist the Summer LIT! Program Manager with daily operations and implementation of the Summer LIT! program to ensure that all children have access to unique, relevant, challenging, and fun learning experiences.

We are planning for Summer LIT! 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.