Manhattan Youth is looking for several part-time After-school Teachers/Activities Specialists to join our dedicated team for the 2021-2022 school year. We are seeking dynamic and energetic individuals as Musical Theatre Director and Accompanists in our Middle School Musical Theatre programs. Ideal candidates will be able to teach students to sing their parts as well as play along.
After-school teachers are expected to guide students in their social, emotional, and academic development across a range of areas including sports, arts, academic enrichment, and leadership. We are looking for creative, energetic, curious, and enthusiastic teachers with a commitment to positive behavioral approaches and teamwork.
Qualified applicants are proactive, caring and results-oriented teachers devoted to evidence-based practices that promote student achievement and well-being. The ability to maintain a positive, caring, and fun attitude; to learn and grow from mistakes; and to set an example as a continuous, open-minded learner is critical. After-school teachers will exhibit creativity, innovation and passion in teaching and are expected to help create an environment that encourages in children creative thinking, verbal communication, independent exploration, self-confidence, self-awareness, and a problem-solving approach to conflict.
We are looking to fill multiple roles in order to return our after-school programs to in-person learning. These are part-time, hourly positions available during the school year from September through June, following the NYC DOE schedule. After-school programs operate Monday – Friday from 2:30 – 6:00pm and clubs are 1.25 to 2.5 hours long. Individual schedules will vary by school. Opportunities exist to teach multiple clubs at different schools.
- Direct and or play accompaniment for Musical Theatre;
- Work with Education Directors to design program curriculum when necessary;
- Create lesson plans and curriculum based on Manhattan Youth’s class descriptions and goals;
- Structure classroom instruction to promote student-centered, project-based learning;
- Plan, organize and prepare activities and materials for daily schedule and lead children in classroom activities;
- Promote and model Manhattan Youth’s core values and behaviors for staff and students;
- Collaborate with other staff to create a positive community and showcase of student work;
- Actively update Program Director regarding classroom progress and challenges;
- Participate in MY staff meetings, development sessions and comply with training requirements;
- Ensure safety of groups of children during classroom activities, recreation and field trips, and address emergency situations;
- Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
Skills Knowledge and Expertise
- 2+ years teaching experience with middle or elementary school children, after-school setting preferred;
- Bachelor’s degree preferred;
- Demonstrative knowledge of and passion for content area, professional experience a plus;
- Experience with educational technology instruction and practice;
- Ability to build and maintain positive and respectful relationships with families, students and coworkers of diverse backgrounds and identities;
- Proactive problem-solver, able to anticipate issues and thoughtfully handle unanticipated events;
- Willingness to hear feedback, self-reflect, learn and work to improve performance and outcomes;
- Excellent communication skills, ability to articulate ideas and knowledge clearly;
- Multi-site flexibility (may be asked to work at different sites depending on need);
- Ability to love, understand, listen to, nurture, support, and accept all children;
- Proficiency or coaching in some of Manhattan Youth’s program areas (sports, arts, academic enrichment, leadership, etc…), past participation in varsity or college sports and/or theatre a plus.