Progressive Culturally Jewish Sunday school seeks Part-Time Teacher
- Job posted by Sholem Educational Institute
Details: Salary position that averages out to $25/hr for 4-5 hours/week
5401 Beethoven Street
**NOTE: Please read the entire posting before applying. Applications without cover letters will not be considered.**
The Sholem Community & Educational Institute is seeking candidates to fill Sunday school teaching positions for the 2018-19 school year:
Classes are mixed grade levels (two consecutive years) for students 4 to 13 years old.
An ideal candidate would possess a progressive mindset (student-centered, critical thinking-oriented, experiential, creative) and have significant traditional or non-traditional teaching experience, a great rapport with students, and familiarity with (or a desire to self-study) Jewish history and culture.
Also, a candidate that might not have as much teaching experience, but is committed to building those skills, might be a good fit for our intern position.
Responsibilities and Duties
• Preparing weekly lessons based on our general curriculum that include themes of historical and mythical origins of humans and early Jewish culture, as well as personal/cultural identity
• Engaging in productive interpersonal problem-solving and community building at an age appropriate level
• Ability/willingness to interact with parents, as well as work with and guide teenage teacher's aids
• Submitting to principal, via email, a brief summary of the week's activity following each week's class
• Attending monthly staff meetings
Qualifications and Skills
An ideal teacher will create lesson plans that deliver the content and engage their students in kinetic and creative ways including: music, movement, storytelling, drama, art/crafts, puppet play, and educational games.
Above all, candidate should possess a love of working with children and bring both patience and curiosity into the classroom.
General information about the Sholem Sunday School:
• Our classes meet for approximately 30 weeks each school year on the Westside of Los Angeles. Sundays from 10AM-12:30PM. Classes begin September 9 and end the week before Memorial Day
• In addition, we ask that any candidate be available for our summer training retreat, which will be held sometime in mid-to-late August.
• Our vacation periods roughly mirror those of LAUSD.
• We hope that our teachers will also become part of the community and, as such, a desire to be part of a progressive, culturally Jewish (secular) community is a big plus.
• Students at our Sunday school learn about major Jewish historical events in the context of larger world history, explore why cultural preservation is important, become familiar with the sounds and letters of Yiddish and Hebrew, seek in Jewish history/culture motivation for progressive social action, become critically aware of important issues around diversity, learn tools and modes of self-expression, and study/engage in/reflect on social action projects.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
*BEFORE you respond, please check out our website, http://www.sholem.org/, as well as peruse an overview of our two-year revolving curriculum at http://sholem.org/sholem-school-curriculum/
This will give you a great sense both of what we are about and what you are being asked to teach.
When you respond, please include the following:
(2) Cover letter that describes, at minimum:
• Relevant experience
• Which position(s) you are interested in: Substitute Teacher for the current school year; Intern position beginning in mid-March; Teacher to join our 2018-19 staff
• Your interest in a non-religious, culturally Jewish, progressive Sunday school (can be based on what you read on the website, and can even be a new interest sparked by reading this post!)
• What draws you to this position
• What age/grade(s) you prefer to work with and why
Resumes without cover letters will not be read.