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STEAM Educator

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Urban Arts Partnership
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New York, NY
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Published 11 days ago

POSITION SUMMARY

The STEAM Educator is a highly skilled educator who wants to explore how creativity and coding can engage students and help them unleash their potential as both artists and engineers. This imaginative and collaborative individual will design and lead programs that integrate STEAM based arts and technology into school-day curriculum at an appointed UAP Community School site - think building video games, creating visual art through code, designing websites, or whatever your imagination leads you to! The STEAM Educator will work closely with teachers and support staff throughout the year. This person will also participate in the coordination of special events and culture building workshops as well as fulfill other duties required by their supervisor, UAP’s Community School Director. 

As UAP continues to focus on the intersection of creativity and technology, we're looking for a bold and imaginative educator who is excited about trying new things, upskilling their own toolbox, and working collaboratively to dream up new ways of growing student outcomes. The ideal candidate will have experience in education and youth development, excellent communication and project coordination skills, and most importantly, be willing to learn new things!

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

● Estimated breakdown of work will consist of (subject to change based upon need):

  • 55% Teaching - 22 hrs/week
  • 25% Curriculum development, research and administrative upkeep - 10 hrs/week
  • 10% School TA/Teacher support (meetings, observations, etc) - 4 hrs/week
  • 10% UAP + School community cultivation (Coordination and attendance of school based events/initiatives , staff meetings etc) - 4 hrs/week 

●      Teach within in-school, after school, and summer school settings; demonstrate mastery over integrating arts and technology into school-day curriculum 

●      Explore new and innovative ways to introduce Urban Arts Programming into classroom that aligns to school vision and goals 

●      Write original curriculum in the field of interactive media and the arts

●      Maintain an up-to-date knowledge base by learning and using emergent technologies. 

●      Create end-of-semester/year student work presentations, involving parents as needed.

●      Complete administrative duties such as attendance collection/entry, documentation of student work, program reports and additional administrative tasks as needed. 

●      Attend all necessary meetings with UAP staff, teachers, and/or school leaders. 

●      Submit reports and lesson plans as requested by the Supervisor.

●      Cultivate and strengthen relationships with school administration and school community 

●      Follow and respect the school culture, protocol, and policies.

Other duties as assigned by the supervisor. 

REQUIREMENTS:

●      Strong background in education.

●      Computer science/programming background or a willingness to upskill in these areas.

●      Experience teaching elementary and middle school students. 

●      Experience in developing, adapting, and implementing curriculum. 

●      Strong communicator; a capable multi-tasker and proven troubleshooter.

●      A dedicated team player who is able to take initiative and work independently.

●      Ability to cultivate strong relationships with school communities.

●      Ability to receive and process deliveries of materials weighing up to 25 lbs. 

●      Bachelor’s Degree and/or Bootcamp certification required.

●      Must be able to complete and pass an NYC DOE background check.

●      Bilingual in English/Spanish is a plus.

The STEAM Educator will be expected to work in-person within a UAP partner school site starting September 2021. As a contractor of the New York City Department of Education, all school-based UAP employees will be expected to follow the City’s evolving guidelines and requirements regarding COVID-19 vaccinations.

POSITION SUMMARY

The STEAM Educator is a highly skilled educator who wants to explore how creativity and coding can engage students and help them unleash their potential as both artists and engineers. This imaginative and collaborative…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
    October 15, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Benefits

  • Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance
  • Generous PTO benefits, including Summer Fridays in August
  • Flex Spending Account (FSA) or Health Saving Account (HSA) + Pre-Tax Commuter Benefit
  • 401k Retirement Plan + Company Match
  • Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance
  • Generous PTO benefits, including Summer Fridays in August
  • Flex Spending Account (FSA) or Health Saving Account (HSA) + Pre-Tax Commuter…

Location

On-site
39 W 19th St, New York, NY 10011, USA

How to Apply

TO APPLY:

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and salary expectations to jobs@urbanarts.org with “STEAM Educator” in the subject line.

TO APPLY:

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and salary expectations to jobs@urbanarts.org with “STEAM Educator” in the subject line.

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