Activity Specialist- Yoga, Art

Job Type

Part Time




420 East 12th Street
New York
New York
United States


University Settlement has been providing a variety of effective and strengths-based community based programs for children grades 6-12. The Activity Specialist will be responsible for facilitating workshops while ensuring the safety and engagement of children. The program will provide academic support; artistic, athletic, cultural, and athletic enrichment; therapeutic services; and opportunities for family involvement. 


  • Activity Specialist will work with groups of 20-25 middle school students
  • Teach students a wide range of skills necessary for ensemble singing and reading musical notation
  • Provide opportunities for growth in understanding of musical elements such as rhythm, melody, harmony, form, etc
  • Create an environment of active and genuine learning by employing a range of teaching strategies that meet the needs of all students
  • Integrate young people’s life experiences with thematic curriculum
  • Write and revise lesson plans using DYCD framework for approval by director
  • Monitor and report on students’ progress throughout the term of the activity
  • Projects should incorporate career awareness activities including field trips and guest speakers as well as community outreach and involvement


  • Previous experience teaching/facilitating workshops in instrumental music 
  • High School Diploma or HSE required 
  • Ability to work as a member of an interdisciplinary team
  • Attend planning, supervision, and evaluation sessions
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to commit for the entire school year
  • Must be over 18 years old
  • Highly energetic, dynamic, and positive

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

High School